Thursday, February 25, 2010

52 Inspirations - Week 3

So, to continue with the 52 Inspirations ... here's my layout for Week 3:

Week 3's kit is from Vicki Stegall. The only things not from that kit are the photo mask and the notepad (both from Sue Cummings). Remember, that if you sign up for the subscription, you get all the kits for a seriously reduced price!

It's just an everyday photo of everyday life ... which is what I think it's supposed to be :)

I hope you like it!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

52 Inspirations

I tried to do the 365 thing last year. It's a really cool idea where you take a picture every day and all compiled, they tell the story of your life. You can work on your photography and take pictures of things you normally wouldn't ... and it's a great idea.

I would say that I took at least one picture for about 355 days last year and I ended up with thousands upon thousands of photos. I believe my biggest month had over 9,000 ... wow.

However, I did not do a good job beyond that. I did choose some photos for every day. And I did print some of them out. I journaled sporadically and probably less than half the year done. So ... now my goal (and it's almost March) is to finish last year's 365 project. I feel very sad about this ...

I knew right away that I would continue with this project for 2010. Yes, I do want to take pictures of my life and tell the stories of our life for my children ... but I need a break and to catch up with my HUGE to do list.
But, I do need inspiration and I do need the push to get things done. So, I've subscribed to the 52 Inspirations at Oscraps. They have at least one mini-kit a week and I think I can handle that - at least one layout a week :) I've found it challenging because the themes or colors aren't always what I was thinking ... I'm still debating if I should find a picture from last year or earlier in the year for every week or if I should see the new theme and take a new picture for that theme ... we'll see :)
Anyway ...
Here's my first Inspired layout - from the Week 2 kit by Sue Cummings.
I made it simple and then expanded ... here's my second version with extra word art:
I like it because it ties in the pink from Samantha's dress.
The 52 Inspirations is a very cool idea. You sign up once and pay a small price, and get over 52 separate mini-kits with many extras! You just come back every week to see what has been added! You could also buy them individually. If you paid for each one individually, you'd pay well over 20 times the original price. I highly recommend it - you never know what gems you'll find and we all need to be inspired!
I hope you like it!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Woodland Whisper

Danielle Young has a new kit out! This is a collaboration with the fabulous Kitty from Kitty Designs!!! It's beautiful. So beautiful.

I LOVE IT!!! :) And the things people have done with it already ... oh, those girls are genius!

Here's my first layout with it:

Samantha being adorable :) Awww ...

So, head on over to Oscraps and check it out here! It's on sale right now for 20% off! Woohoo!

I hope you like it!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the air!

Lots of new stuff! It's almost Valentine's Day and people are excited!

As you know, Danielle Young just came out with a new kit and know for a fact that a new one is in the works and almost done!!! I'm so excited about it and I know you can't wait, either :)

Sue Cummings is hard at work with the 52 Inspirations and she's just released two new kits and more are on the way!

I am going to be busy with these goodies and I'll show you soon what I come up with. So many ideas, so little time :)

Also ... have you checked out Patina Soul? I just stumbled across this blog today and oh my! The antique goodies! It's inspiration waiting to happen! They're offering a gift certificate, so head on over as quick as you can!

Oh, I'm so excited for the possibilities! I feel so inspired that I can't sit in my seat! I'm jumpy :) So ... let's hope that I can have an hour or two to work it out of my system before duty calls :)

Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Girl Time

This is the companion to the layout I just posted, Tootsies. We all went to get our nails done together in the Fall for birthdays ... and had some girl time :)

Using Danielle Young's Flutter kit now available at Oscraps.

I hope you like it!


Monday, February 1, 2010

News from Danielle Young

After a brief holiday hiatus, Danielle Young has a new page kit coming out - Flutter.
Here's my first layout ... I can't wait to do more because I LOVE butterflies :)

And in other exciting Danielle Young news ... she's hosting a $20 giveaway on her blog!

It's to celebrate her participation in a new online scrapping site: It looks really cool and I can't wait to check it out! Go have a look!


Once again, I hope you like it :)