Thursday, February 11, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

I have a bad habit of starting layouts and never finishing them.  They are usually "almost done", but missing some finishing touch like journaling or a title.  This weekend, I took advantage of some free time and completed several unfinished pages. This first one I started last spring, and got everything done, but the title didn't stand out against the patterned paper background. It sat on my scrapdesk for months, until I finally decided just to coat the title letters with lime green stickles and call it good enough! The pictures on this LO are almost 20 years old, from my college days. 

The photos on this next LO are more recent, from a friend's baby shower last spring.  This one was completely done except for the journaling, which I finally added over the weekend.  Not sure why it took me so long!

This final LO is the most recent (photos are from September) and is for a Newcomers Club I belong too (I'm the historian...perfect job for me!). Once again, I got everything finished except for the journaling.  Maybe I should force myself to do the journaling first from now on? We'll see.

One thing that sure stands out, seeing these three LOs togeher, is my love of linear designs! Can you say, "Grid, please!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Two weeks ago I introduced some friends from my local Newcomers Club to the art of scrapbooking.  I have lots of "virtual" scrapbooking friends that I connect with online, but very few local women that I can crop with on a regular basis, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I set up a Scrapbooking 101 class at my local scrapbook store (the fabulous Scrapbook Clubhouse in Westbrook, CT) and invited any interested crafters from the Newcomers Club to join me.  We had a nice turnout of seven women.  Some had lots of scrapbooking supplies, but had never made a page before, others were more "seasoned" scrapbookers. The store's manager Tracie led us through a basic one page LO, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  A few of the newbies even bought some tools so they could continue at home, and a few others signed up for an upcoming crop. Victory is mine!

Here's the crew!

Billie shows of her finished product:

Bettie and Linda proudly display their creations: