DD 2012: Dec 2nd

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Day 2!  I just finished Day 3 – I am not in love with it; it may change but it’s in the book so probably not.  I do have pictures printed & in the sleeves thru yesterday – so I am calling that a win!

Day 2…. The left side page had 2 versions – sometimes you just gotta rip it apart and start over.  I didn’t completely rip apart, but I did take off the Lego box picture, reprint & add some more goodies.

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Dec Daily – Dec 12th-14th 2011

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It is December 3rd – and I just finished Day 1 of December Daily 2012!   Here is a sneak peak (also on Instagram).  I am enjoying this again because it is forcing me to be intentional with our time together – especially with Andy in school 2 days a week this year.

Here are another 3 days from last year.  I will start posting 2012 soon.

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Dec Daily – Dec 9th-11th 2011

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It’s nearly December 2012! Time to finish sharing my 2011 December Daily. It has been finished & sitting on my mantle for most of the year. I had fun walking my mother-in-law through it when they were in town recently. She had seen most of the pictures, but seeing them with the stories attached is different. I wish I had more photos & stories from my childhood. I hope Andy enjoys these when he is older. He is still little enough that looking at “old” pictures is great fun!

Day 9

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Dec Daily – Dec 1st-2nd 2011

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I have finished the entire book!  YEA!  Kevin still has to journal a bit in a few spots so they will be bare, but in general – it’s all finished.  I will be uploading & discussing a few days at a time.  First up is the Title Page.

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Happy Saturday morning!

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Well it is Saturday and I was expecting to wake up to a blanket of white covering up my already green grass and blooming daffodils.  The weather forecasters say it’s still coming – they just had the time wrong but we will see!  It is cold however…. brrr!

As I am working on my website and setting up my business offerings one area that I thought I needed to put some effort into was taking one set of pictures and making multiple layouts to show just how different a page can look with the same content & in this case – very similar layouts.  This is scrap-lifting at it’s best for scrappers out there – for potential customers – this is why I am here – to help you take your pictures and make them great and within your personality (and cost because time is a factor & these don’t all take the same amount of effort to make).

Option1 – Simple B&W layout. 

Option 1 - simple B&W

 Option 2 – traditional paper layout (or paper-look)

 Option 2 - paper look

Option 3 – The shabbier the better (embellishments & fun stuff)

 Option 3 - A bit shabby

I also wanted to share a larger size of one of the pages so that you can see the journaling & the actual picutres.  The longer I have been scrapping the more I LOVE journaling and this is one area I hope my clients come to love – I will take your pictures and make a layout that you can see via  a proof gallery on my website… then you send me your thoughts on the event/situation and I will incorporate those into the page.

Left half of Shabby Church page

 I hope you like them – I am still working on taking more of my existing artwork and editing it for my website.  The site developer should have the basics loaded Monday at which point I can start adding my pictures & arranging the site.

Have a great weekend!


Credit goes out to Meryl Bartho from DSP and Natali of Natali Design for the use of some of their images in these layouts.

A few project teasers

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I can’t resist sharing a few recent projects with you. 

First, this is a card that I made for a friend who is in hospice and also a fellow card maker. 

Thinking of you card for MJ


Next are a few recent digital scrapbook pages that I have made for myself – these are the start of my new son Andy’s baby album (well one of his albums anyway).   🙂

 Left half of a 2page ultrasound spread


Right half of a 2page ultrasound spread