Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Happy Scrappy New Year!
Here is how I spent my New Year's Day....scrapping, sketching, and buying a few new products! I was able to take advantage of a great 40% off sale at Scrapper's Boutique on New Year's Day, I could have went HOG WILD, but didn't! lol! They had some awesome new Valentine's lines (my fav is the new Crate Paper Paper Heart line!) but I contained myself to only things I could find an immediate need for (at least that was how I justified it to myself lol) So I came home the proud new owner of the new My Mind's Eye Kraft Fun Day lines! These lines are so versatile that I figured I could easily put them to good use! Well, I had vowed not to spend all day just gathering MORE supplies (eeks!) so I came right home and went to work drafting up a sketch for the January Personalscrapper sketch challenge! And then, with still loads of time on my crafty hands I was able to whip up a layout using the sketch and my new papers and embellies! This is the ONLY picture from my son's birthday party last month with his friends (gasp!) And I had to beg, borrow and steal to even get that. I had kept telling myself that I was OK with the one pic, but really I wanted to jump out from around the corners at the boys while they were playing video games and snap away, but I decided to keep my promise to my son and be a crazed camera momma...besides this ended up being one of his gifts and I figured with Xbox games being $60 a pop it was an easy way to save some $$! So here you have it, my one picture 14h birtday party layout...a bit different from his first birthday where I literally had 100 pics (even if they were all pretty bad...no digital camera back then in the "OLD" days!) and could have created 10+ layouts of just this one event! Don't you just love the kraft paper? I have always liked it and am so glad it is making a showing once again! All papers and embellies are from My Mind's Eye, letter stickers are American Craft Thickers. On another note, I didn't meet my scrappy goal of 100 layouts last year (I know...lame huh?) so I set my goal a little lower at 75 this year and am pretty sure I can achieve that one! One done...74 to go! Hoping to scrap more this weekend, so check back again real soon!