Monday, October 31, 2011

Mytsery Scrap Week 33 (Monday)

Happy Halloween! We had a great weekend - I hope you all had a fabulous one, too.
I think you are really going to like this week's page. It's based off a sketch and you'll need 2 4x6 landscape photos & 3 2x2 photos
See you Wednesday to gather up the supplies needed!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 32 (Friday)

So you guys are going to laugh at me this week.  I picked out this week's inspiration before the crop last weekend. I brought it with me as one of my page kits to work on, but didn't get to it that day.  I thought to myself this is going to be an easy one! it should come together in no time at all!  NOT SO MUCH!  I spent my precious few minutes to scrapbook during the week trying desperately to pick out 6 little papers. Check out the inspiration page here. Gscrapbooks on  Looks pretty easy, doesn't it.  I probably spent 45 minutes or more just trying to pick the 6 papers. Finally, this evening (Thursday) I gave up and decided I'd let Evan pick my papers. She came in and started to hem & haw the same way I did - moving things around, pulling out other papers, etc.  Finally I set a time limit and she settled on her 6.  To be honest after she went to bed, I pulled out some other options and switched out one or two of her choices...
Anyway, once the papers were picked the rest came together really quickly.  Sadly, I love the inspiration page, but don't love mine as much.  SO, I will put it in the layouts completed pile & put the inspiration page back in my inspiration file to try to use again another day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 32 (Wednesday)

Time to gather your supplies!
You'll need a 12x12 piece of cardstock
6 strips of paper ranging from 7"-10.5"
border punch/es
title letters (Cricut, chipboard, felt, stickers)
1 small embellishment ~.5"
library style date stamp (if desired)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 32 (Monday)

Well, it was a lovely weekend here. My inlaws were in town looking for a house so they were kind enough to watch the girls Saturday so I could go to a Crop!  Ahhh. So much fun. I totally did not want to leave when it was time to pack up! But, I got some pages done - for me, actually quite a few (5 finished & 2 that were 75% done and I finished Sunday evening).  I've come a long way in the past year.  When I talked to my sister last night, she laughed and said "I remember when we lived in Massachussetts, it took you a year to do one page!" That's a slight exaggeration, but it could take me 4-6 hours to do one page because I'd move stuff around until it felt perfect.  That way would NEVER work for me now, because let's face it. Very few people have time like that on their hands.  I certainly don't have that much time to play anymore!  So, scraplifting is my answer! Anyway - if you're one of the wonderful women I met yesterday - WELCOME to my blog - I hope you'll visit often!
If you are going to follow along with this week's Mystery Scrap, you will want to grab a 4x6 landscape photo & a 4x6 portrait photo. The inspiration layout has a white border, so if you are printing at home, print with borders.  Check back Wednesday for the supplies that you will need to gather for your page.  Try it with us one week - you may find that it is possible to squeeze a little scrapbooking fun into your busy busy lives each week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 31 (Friday)

This week's page inspiration comes from one of my favorite blogs.... Check out Laura Vegas' blog and our page inspiration here.

And, here's my take on it.  This is one that I think I could definitely use over & over!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 31 (Monday)

Did anyone miss me last week?  Last weekend was a crazy one, and I just didn't have the energy for Mystery Scrap.  In addition to Layout A Day (an informal one for October) where I do a page every day for the month of October, Chris came home with the cutest little kitten Friday afternoon. Then Sunday, my sister had her baby unexpectedly 5 weeks early!  Anyway, back to normal this week.
For this week, you will need 4 or 5 portrait oriented pictures. Those on the original layout appear to be 4 that are each 3" wide x 4" tall. The ones I used were 2.25"x3.25".  Either mat one of the pictures that you want to highlight with a white border or print and trim to include a white border. Come on back Wednesday to see what supplies you'll need!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 30 (Friday)

Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a great week!  Here is the inspiration page for this week!

Here is the page I did - came together very quickly. AND, I ended up using rub on letters for my title instead of hand drawing them. Have a treat weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 30 (Wednesday)

Supplies to gather for this week's page...
1 12x12 piece of cardstock
patterned paper 2.5x2.5 use one piece of paper for both or two different, but coordinating papers
(if you are using 3 pics, you'll only need 1, if 4 pics, you don't need any)
marker - light if you used a darker background paper or dark if you used a lighter background color
nothing really necessary for embellishments
title handwritten this week (yikes!)
journaling - about 2.5"w x 2" tall

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 30 (Monday)

This week, grab 2 square pics 2.5x2.5.  (If you need more picture spaces, you can do 3 or 4 pics - all the same size 2.5x2.5!)