Friday, January 6, 2012

First layout of 2012!

I am SO excited because I actually made a layout yesterday!! I didn't realize this before but I haven't actually created a layout since OCTOBER. :( That is so sad to me and totally unacceptable. I started this hobby because I wanted to find a beautiful way to record memories for my family and not doing anything along those lines for 2 months is NOT the way to do it, ugh! That will definitely not be the case this year though because I've joined a year long challenge at my Scrappin-N-Chattin group called the 52 week challenge. It's something we did last year (that I failed at, sigh) and have decided to do again this year (and I will noooooot fail again!). All you have to do is create one new layout each week with a few guidelines. It's as easy as can be, as long as you make it a priority, which I plan to do! So, here is my first layout for the year, and the first for the challenge...




Supplies: Fancy Pants Love Birds Collection - In Love, Bunches Of Love, Strips, Bracket Die Cut Paper; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Rose Coral; Ali Edwards Studio AE Stamp Set - This One; Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch; Fiskars Heart Punch; Martha Stewart Heart Confetti Punch; iRock; iRock Clear Gems; BoBunny Ooh La La Alphabet Stickers; CK Jot Computer Font
*Inspired by the 12/27/11 Sketch (#31) at Frosted Designs

Isn't that just the sweetest?? These pictures were taken when Emily (who is now 12) was only 8 months old! I love scrapping old pictures because they bring back so many memories. :) I'm also excited about this layout because I used a brand new paper collection that was gifted to me by a friend for it. We have a sweet lady in our group named Carol, who we affectionately call the PPP (Pretty Paper Police, lol!), who encourages us to use our newer paper collections and not save them for "one day". I'm loving it! I have waaaaaay too many collections that I haven't used a single sheet of paper from and I want to change that so I'm counting on Carol to keep me on my toes this year. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back soon...

8 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Adorable LO!!! Those photos are so cute!! I too have a goal to scrap/craft more this year. We will see how it goes. :-)

Suzy said...

Super cute pictures and layout April I really like those AE stamps!

missybossy65 said...

Too right, this is totally sweetest! Lovely job, good luck with the challenge :0) Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs, Ali x

Julie Bonner said...

This is adorable April!!! I too sit on my papers - I need to get scrappin'!!!!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Fabulous take on the sketch over at Frosted Designs. Thank you so much for joining us for this challenge.

melshappyscrappyplace said...

What a sweet LO! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!

Gail L said...

Oh my goodness - since October ?! You've broken the drought now LOL! Gorgeous layout too and thanks for the comment on Greatest View blog xx

Lynn Biermann said...

HI April! Well it looks as if we both are back scrapping! I love this! Such cute little pics! I really love the little journaling strips! I agree, it is so fun scrapping older pics..all the memories come flooding back! Thanks for sharing! :)