May 30, 2012

My May Pages

It's time to show you the May pages that I scrapped this month. I've been doing okay this month with keeping up with my 2012 goals. I did get all my 2011 May photos scrapped (which is one of my goals for each of the months of 2012 - to scrap the current month's previous year's photos) but I only got one page scrapped of May 2012 (which is another goal - to keep current on my 2012 photos). So as you can see I'm not doing that great with the latter part of my goal. I did scrap the most important photos from 2012 though, Mother's Day!

If you would like to see what I've scrapped for all of 2012 then just click here. Posting my pages each month on the blog is really helping me to stay accountable. So I hope that maybe this will inspire you to keep on top of your scrapping goals too.

Okay, here goes. First I'll show you the pages I scrapped this month from May 2011.

Using Animal Attraction by mle Card and Faith True
Simple and Sweet Album Templates II

Taste of Spring by SuzyQ Scraps
A Life Expressed Mega Alpha Stash by SuzyQ Scraps
Recyclables 7

Splash Zone by Dream Big Designs
Simple and Sweet Album Templates II

My Own Backyard by Allison Pennington
Simple and Sweet Album Templates II

Using Made Anew by Faith True Originals and mle Card
Gasp - I didn't use a template on this one!

Say it with Spunk by Laura Banasiak
Using Simple and Sweet Album Templates

Using Animal Attraction by Faith True Original and mle Card
Simple and Sweet Album Templates II

Sweet Spring by WM Squared Designs
Lots of Pics Temps

And my one lone page of May 2012, from Mother's Day.

Hey Girl by Laura Banasiak
Recyclables 10

One thing I learned from this month's scrapping is that my "go to" templates are my Recyclables and my Sweet and Simple Templates. I know I can always find something in those sets that will work.

So, what did you scrap this month?

May 17, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking - Video

I spend a lot of time explaining to people what digital scrapbooking least what it is in my eyes. I wrote a blog post not too long ago about what it is but I thought for some of you visual people out there I might show you in video form. Actually, this is a good add-on to my What is Digital Scrapbooking post. So if you want to show your friends what it's all about, have them read that blog post and then come back here to watch the video I put together. This video will show you the process I go through to scrap a page, from picking out the photos, picking my template, picking my kit and then finally scrapping it. The first few minutes of the video I'm explaining what I'm doing to get started and then the last part is just a fast-forwarded version of me scrapping a page. I didn't think you would want to watch me scrap for an hour! So here goes.....

This is my finished page made with a Recyclables 10 Template and Laura Bansiak's kit Hey Girl.

See now, wasn't that fun? Don't you want to do it?

Now for a little announcement. The winner of Monday's blog post giveaway.  She is going to win my new Comic Templates. Are you ready? It's Cheryl, Cassie and Mark! She said...

These look great...can't wait to see them!
Don't be fooled by the name, there is only one winner. That's just her blogger profile. Cheryl, make sure you send me a message so I can get you your free templates!

May 9, 2012

SwL Creative Team Projects

I've seen a few of my Creative Team Members making some awesome personal projects with some of my templates. I thought I would take some time to give you a little peek at what they have made and then you can check out their own blogs to see the whole project. Maybe you'll get some inspiration, I know I did!

Dagi made these adorable flashcards using my Preschool Flashcard Templates and some other delicious digital scrapbook products. Read her blog post to find out more. Oh and you might want to check out the design on her blog. I do believe she used my Blogwear Templates. ;)

Jenn just got her first digital scrapbook album printed! It's beautiful. Go on over to her blog The Typative Scrapper and take a look. She's taken lots of photos so you can see what it looks like printed. It's simply beautiful. She used a lot of my templates plus some other digital scrapbooking goodness.

You'll want to take note of a couple other things when you are checking out Jenn's blog. She used my Blogwear Templates to decorate her blog and she is a Radvocate for Totally Rad. It's a great tool for editing your photos. Go on over to her blog and check it out (the info is at the bottom of the post) and then go on over and get the 30 day trial. I did and it's awesome....I might just be buying myself a Mother's Day present! Oh and Jenn has some GREAT tutorials. Be sure to check those out while you are over there.

Tiffany has put together an AMAZING Life 356 album. Instead of taking a photo a day, she decided to take several photos a week and then scrap them in this calendar form. It's such a great way to really remember the day to day stuff. She used my Background Templates with a mix of other digital scrapbooking stuff. Go on over to her blog Dotted with Dots to see more pictures and to read about what other products she used. What I love about Tiffany's blog is that she shows you full albums she is working on. It's a great place to get some inspiration.

I love seeing what people make with my products. If you have something special you've made please link me up here in the comments. I might even do a special blog post about it (if you don't mind!) and if I do you'll get a little prize.


May 2, 2012

My April Pages

It's time to show you what I scrapped this month. In case you don't remember, I'm trying to get all my 2011 pictures scrapped along with keeping up with my 2012 pictures. My goal is to scrap the current months pictures along with the same month from 2011. Four months into the year and I'm keeping up! I can't believe it.

So here are my April 2011 and 2012 pages that I scrapped this month. 7 pages. Not too bad for me, although not as many as last month.Thankfully I did have a lot of pages already scrapped for April 2011. I only had some Easter pics from last year that I really wanted to scrap.

So here's the one page I did from April 2011. I loved scrapping my Easter pics from 2011 and 2012 this month. It was fun to see the changes in the kids.
Using List Templates
Vintage Valentine by Tracie Stroud

This actually happened in March but got mixed up in my April pics. A very special moment for our family.
Using  My Bliss from Tracie Stroud
This template will be available in a Recyclables set this weekend that you'll be able to get for a steal of a deal.
A friend mailed an Easter egg to the girls. I knew it was coming so I grabbed the camera when I sent the girls out to check the mail. I'll have to remember this idea for next year!
Using Hip Hoppity by Faith True Originals.
This template will be given away as a freebie at the challenge I am hosting over at Scrap Orchard on May 5th at 10pm!
Make sure you stop by and grab it!
I had so many Easter pictures that I wanted to scrap. I like pages with lots of photos, it's a great way to scrap all those random photos from the day.
Using Taste of Spring by SuzyQ Scraps
And I'm using a new template set that will be released for iNSD!
You'll be able to grab this set for $1 during the sale.
So keep your eye out for it.

My beautiful girls on Easter Sunday. So thankful to friends who give us hand-me-downs.
And Lavender Blues by Tracie Stroud

Left Side

Right Side
Here's another page with lots of photos. It includes photos from some of our April homeschool co-op activities.
Using Making the Grade by Tracie Stroud
And another new template that will be released with the one above!
I'm so excited about these. They hold lots of photos....or lots of pretty papers, whatever you like.

Well, there you have it. I think it's a good re-cap of what our April looked like. I didn't take a lot of pictures this month, only of the special occasions. I'll try to be better next month. I'm just glad that I'm keeping up with this project.  Are you keeping up with your scrapping?

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