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November Blog Hop November 27, 2010
Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking’s “INSPIRE US!” blog hop!! Our blog hops take place on the last Saturday of every month. Thanks so much for joining us!
If you just happened by this blog and didn’t realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won’t want to miss all the inspiration from our members……. or the prizes :-)
Our theme for this month is CHRISTMAS!
Christmas tends to be a crazy time around here. We spend a lot of time with family and friends creating great memories. The problem is, I usually have very little time to scrap.
One of my solutions to this is to ‘pre-scrap’ layouts before I have the pictures. I’ll think about some of the memories I want to record (and sometimes about what new products I want to use…) and create a layout with certain pictures in mind. This helps me in two ways. First, it helps me focus my picture-taking to make sure that I get certain shots. Second, it gives me a real sense of accomplishment when I get my photos back from Costco and can plunk them right onto a page and call it done. Awesome!
Below are a few examples of my layouts that are ‘picture ready’. You’ll see on a few of these layouts, I’ve even finished the journaling. Some of these are from last year, and they now have pics and are in albums. Some I just created based on the fabulous challenges going on over at Lovebug right now for the ’12 Days of Christmas’ event. If you need some more inspiration, be sure to check it out. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Leave a comment below to be entered into a draw for a RAK from me!
This blog hop will run from today, November 27th until November 29th.
We will be drawing for winners on November 30th.
Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Rachel!
you’re the coolest November 26, 2010
Supplies used: Basic Grey patterned paper, chipboard and stickers.
Based on a PageMaps sketch.
I’ve had this picture sitting in my ‘to scrap’ pile for three years and have never found the inspiration to actually scrap it. Thanks to a great challenge over at Lovebug Scrapbooking, I finally got to it. And I love the way it turned out! I can always count on the Lovebug ladies to get my creative juices flowing :)
real charming November 24, 2010
Supplies used: Basic Grey patterned paper, Autumn Leaves definition alphas, Cosmo Cricket blackboard, unknown ric rac
I did this layout quite a while ago, but never had a picture to go in it. Finally added one!
Blog Hop! October 23, 2010
Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking’s “INSPIRE US!” blog hop!! Our blog hops NORMALLY take place on the last Saturday of every month. This month we decided to go a week earlier, so you could get some Halloween inspiration before the holiday :-) Thanks so much for joining us!
If you just happened by this blog and didn’t realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won’t want to miss all the ispiration from our members……. or the prizes :-)
Our theme for October is HALLOWEEN!
I’ll be the first to admit that scrapping the ‘annual events’ (birthdays, easter, Christmas etc. ) are always the most difficult for me. When the same thing happens year after year, I find it hard to keep it fresh. My solution for Halloween is to maybe scrap a layout if I have something specific that I want to remember, but otherwise I have a 6×6 album for each of my boys where I plan to do a quick and simple mini layout showing each years costume. And that’s it! No pressure to come up with something exciting to say about carving pumpkins or trick-or-treating year after year, while still preserving the memory of Halloween for them.
Here are a few examples of layouts that I have done about Halloween (one that has yet to find a picture). Enjoy!
This blog hop will run from today, October 23rd until October 25th.
We will be drawing for winners on October 26th.
Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Carla
always adorable October 20, 2010
Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye and Basic Grey patterned paper, My Mind’s Eye die cut, Fancy Pants chipboard, Making Memories sticker, K&Co. chipboard
Based on a PageMaps sketch.
I did this layout for one of the challenges at the Halloween Costume Party at Lovebug. It’s not too late to get on over there and sign up to particiapate. You are sure to be inspired by the great challenges!