Sunday, January 11, 2009

lots of layouts

Here are the layouts I started/completed last night at the crop I had at my apartment. Mostly they just need finishing touches and journaling. We scrapped for about 6 hours! I really had fun and it was nice to have company. So often I do my stuff alone and this was fun. I will definately be having the girls over to scrap again...

Girl's Night Out {and Cary at his station}: This layout was the last one I worked on and I think it shows. It is unfinished but there is something about it I'm not liking and I can't decide what. I will have to give it some time and figure out what I want to change later. I used Basic Grey paper, a little journaling card, black souffle pen and a mix of letter stickers and embellishments.

Boston: I love how this turned out. I used a new paper I bought and played with tilting my pictures. I usually like straight, clean lines...but find it made the layout more interesting to tilt them.

31 and 8 to Grow on: Another fun layout. I have had this paper for awhile with the intention of using it for this layout. A funny story of the cake Cary made for my birthday this year with 39 candles!


The Beginning: This is a paper I have held onto for awhile and it made for a simple layout. I chalked the Robin and flowers (it is very light and hard to see in this photo). Stamped the title. It is a picture of my childhood home. I cut out a circle for a journaling spot and distressed the edges. I want to ask my parent's a few questions for the journaling. So it is a work in progress.



Boat Ride: This was the first spread I worked on. It is of a boat ride Cary and I took one day during my "stay-cation" this summer. I need to do the journaling. I love how it turned out. This was another layout where I tried tilting photos a little and not have everything perfectly lined up. The photos of the layouts aren't the best so it is hard to see some details. I have rub-ons, acetate accents, cardstock letters, patterned paper, etc.



I had so much fun working on these. They aren't all finished but I am almost done with my album I did this year. Still need to finish my Year in Review album...need to order the photos and do the layouts for November and December.

My day today has been both relaxed and productive. I slept in...spent a few hours working on prepping for the new semester and got some chili started in the crockpot. Now I am not sure what I'll do next. Maybe watch some more of Season 1 of Heroes. I'm liking it so far!

Also last night I finished reading Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer. I'm going to take a break and read something else before I continue the series. I have a few books around here that I had purchased and never read. Also borrowed Into the Wild from my brother awhile back to read. Cary also has a book he just finished that I'm going to read - Fixing Hell-. It is about Abu Gharib prison after all the controversy. Cary was a prison guard there after all that awful stuff happened. There were some things he liked about the book and some things he found very inaccurate...so I'd like to read it.

Now I just need to decide what kind of reading mood I'm in...

Happy Sunday!

3 comments:

sherrisundlie said...

Hi Emily!!

I got here from you leaving a comment on my blog. Thank you for visiting!

WOW, have you been productive! WHOO HOO for you.

I am in the reading mode myself. I like to do that in the winter. I have a wide array of books to choose from as I like to collect books! But that way I can be selective on my "reading mood".

I am looking forward to week #2 challenge as well - I will watch for yours!

Be good.
Sherri

Noelia said...

WOW! That's a lot of layouts and they're beautiful! I'm trying to make one of my goals for 2009 to scrapbook more.

Sarah C. said...

Awesome layouts! I bet your crop was a blast. :)

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