Monday, February 10, 2014

Finally back at it!!

I love scrapbooking. I mean I love, love, love it.  But I haven't had the chance to really sit down and crank out some layouts in a long time.  After moving in with the hubs parents for six months I found I had no space to work and all of my scrap stuff stayed locked in the trunk of my car.  For SIX WHOLE MONTHS.  *SOB* Add in my Smeeky bestie moving away and I really fell into funk.  

I'm two years behind on Peanut's baby album.  I have all the pictures uploaded and ready for printing but I have the first 3 months already printed out.  I keep telling myself to do what I have and then print more but the problem is - I'm not doing what I have.  My past focus was on finishing our honeymoon book before starting a new one.  Then I began to focus on making the decorations for Peanut's 2nd birthday which meant the scrapbooking stayed on the back burner. But this past weekend I finally got back into the groove that I so badly missed.  

I started Peanut's scrapbook and really began organizing and creating layouts.  I purchased a new Making Memories Circle cutter which I LOVE.  It makes cutting circles so easy and much more precise than tracing a jar or bottle and hand cutting it out. After a quick YouTube tutorial I was on my way!

This is the first layout I created.  I organized my photos by timeline and our maternity photos were first on the list.  I used my circle cutter to make the circles and distressed them so they really pop off the page. 
I continued working on the maternity photos after I finished the first page.  I wanted them to have something to tie together so I included the little silver butterflies on each layout. 

Here is the second page of the layout.  I think this is my favorite from the group that I worked on this weekend. 

Here are the two layouts side by side.  I really like how nice they look next to each other.  

From the maternity pictures I then moved on to Peanut's nursery. I realized I had so many pictures of this that I had to narrow down my choices. 

Cutting out circles with my new circle cutter!

From there I was ready to move on to the real meat and potatoes of the book - Peanut being born!  I only got one layout completed but there will be plenty more to come!

Once I finished all the decorations for her birthday party I'll again focus on my scrappin. Sneak peeks of the decorations will come in the next blog post!

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