The CHERISHED Life of Heather Leigh

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Scrapping Resolution

So, my only resolution this year was to scrapbook more.

My friend, Tina is going to start some sort of scrapbooking group / challenge blog type thing where everyone has to create and post one lay out per week. That might not sound like a lot to you non-scrappers, but to my Scrappin Sistas, you know how challenging that can be.

So far this year I've created two layouts. And I created two layouts after Christmas (before the end of 2008).
So, in the last 9 days, I've created FOUR layouts.
All of them are for my kids' birthday albums. I am WELL on my way to keeping my one and only New Year's resolution. (Pardon the poor photo quality, it's after 1 am and I'm just a wee bit tired)...

13...

Sweet Thirteen...


Jedi Liam...

Private Party...now, this one I made with Liam. He picked the color card stock papers, he had the idea to use those "wave" scissors (but I tore the paper instead and he agreed it still looked like a wave), and it was his idea to cut out rocks to use as a border around the campfire photos at the bottom (to mimic our stone fire pit on the beach). Honestly, I'm not thrilled with this layout and I should probably do something to take it to the next level. But the important thing is that I've captured the memory. And that's what it's all about for me.

For some reason, my boys always want to scrapbook with me (or, "crapbook" as Owen calls it). I understand now why Kevin hesitates to let the boys go fishing with him. These are our own little hobbies that we each want to enjoy...in peace. I don't want to help you find your scissors or fix every rock that you just cut out or answer a bazillion questions. You're boys. Go wrestle, or something, and let me scrap in peace!

And here's the best part about 'crapbooking, imo...
Good thing I didn't have "get more sleep" as one of my new year's resolutions. Because "scrapbook more" and "get more sleep" can not co-exist in my world. It's nearly 2am and I have to be up at 5am tomorrow (so I can work out before going to work...the only reason "exercise more" and "get more healthy" aren't resolutions this year is because, supposedly, they are both already part of my lifestyle change that I embarked on this past August). Oy.
Good Night.

6 comments:

~Amy said...

Cute pages!! I love the title page on the Jedi one !

Mindy said...

All those pages would already be "at the next level" for me. It looks like you are able to print your pictures in different sizes, to good effect. Do you do that at home with your own printer? I am inspired. All my pages seem to look the same.

Tina said...

FANTABULOUS! Love them all... ESPECIALLY the one Owen helped with! Pring your blog post and glue it to the back,so THAT memory of creating the page together is captured, too! You go girl! Scrapbooking... here WE come! :)

Tina said...

Okay, so I meant LIAM... brain is a little dusty after the long break! LOL!

Kim said...

Great Resolution!
Love the pages!!!

Heather Leigh said...

Yes Mindy, I'm really BAD at getting my pictures printed in advance. They're all on my computer. So, when I go to do a page, I look at the 30,000 photos from that event...pick the ones I'm going to use; crop them, adjust the brightness, and do a red eye removal on them so it looks like I actually took a good picture, then I decide what size pics I want to print...usually 4x6, sometimes 8x10 or wallets or 5x7. I have 8.5x11 photo paper...so if I'm doing wallets, and I may only want 4 wallets on the page, I plan another page's pictures and figure out which ones of those I want to be wallets, because you can print 9 wallets on 1 page, so I want to make sure I select 9 pics to print (for more than one page topic) so I don't waste my precious photo paper. It's a slightly lengthy process, but I really love the look of various size photos on a page.