Sunday, November 21, 2010

Some wedding pics...

For this week's Mojo (#18) I chose to use wedding pictures. My husband was bugging me not too long ago asking when I was going to get our pictures done (I have made several wedding scrapbooks for friends' weddings we have attended), so I am slowly trying to get things done (we've only been married 3 years - I'm not THAT far behind). Anyways, back to the layout at hand...

The left page is the one based on this week's Mojo, but I wanted to do 2 pages. Kind of a Girls vs Boys thing. I like the way it turned out. It took a while to really get going, but once I finally got started, it all fell into place. Only a million pics to go!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giving Gifts

I did these 2 layouts for people who are dear to me: my brother and a friend. The one for my friend was of him and his boys. I decided to print the pics in B&W so that there would be no clashing colors and that would give the layout a more uniform look. The other layout was for my brother and his girlfriend and I wanted one picture to be the centerpiece. They both turned out quite well. I think they pictures are well showcased with just the right amount of design and/or color. Both parties were happy to receive their gifts :)

Mom's 60th Birthday

Just like most scrapbookers, my mom is always doing layouts of pictures of other people (me and my little brother, my little girl - her granddaughter, etc...). So for this week's Midweek Mojo for Scrapbook Steals, I did a layout using pics from my mom's surprise party for her 60th birthday. I was visiting her and my dad this past Friday and thought I would do that while I was in town. I am really happy with how it turned out, considering I was using all my mom's tools, papers and embellishments (not always easy when you don't really know what you have at your fingertips). She was thrilled, so no matter what, it was worth it :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy After Napping

This is my interpretation of this week's Midweek Mojo from Scrapbook Steals. These are pictures of my little girl from July 2009. They portray just how happy she always was (and still is) after her naps. It's like every time my husband or I enter the room, she is overjoyed that someone decided to get her. Now that she is approaching 2, she gives us lots of hugs and kisses when we go get her.

Anyways, back to the layout...I experimented with some different patterned papers. I wasn't sure at first if I would like the end result, but I am pretty pleased with it. Once I chose the background paper, I decided I should use some cardstock that took on one of the colors to kind of temper the busyness of the rest. I have to admit that these days I tend to be using a lot of's a great neutral that goes with everything, but is softer than using black. We'll see how long I keep using it...