Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I am up and at 'em this Saturday morning finishing up the details for my daughters' 1st birthday party but wanted to stop by quickly and wish you a Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I'm hoping to celebrate tomorrow by working on some projects!

Crate Paper is sponsoring a pretty cool giveaway in honor of today - an iPod Nano! Most of the blog contributors have blinkies hidden somewhere on their blog. Visit the Crate blog for links to all the contributors and directions on how to be in the contest! While you're there, be sure to check out some gorgeous inspiration from the Crate designers!

Here's a hint where to find my blinkie: be sure to check out the links on the side of my blog. Where might you find more of my projects? *wink*

I've shared this layout before on my blog but here it is again using the Brook collection. I also used bits and pieces of the April kit "Sonoma County" from that also features the Brook collection. The little alphabet stickers are Cosmo Cricket and the thickers are American Crafts. I also pulled out a Making Memories notebook sheet from my stash for my journaling...I had a lot to say. 

Handmade flowers are certainly becoming popular these days so I gave it a spin as well. I hand-cut circles from patterned paper and then spiral cut the circles. As I began building my flowers, I used glue dots to adhere the swirls. I placed Crate Paper diecuts in the flower centers.

And the journaling for this layout:

"Lily, at around 7 1/2 months you started frowning at everyone. At first, we thought maybe you just discovered your eyebrows had muscles. As you started becoming more mobile, we had to tell you "No" when you got into things you shouldn't have. It quickly became evident by your facial expressions that you were not having it. Who knew we would have to deal with such an attitude this early?! Frown and all, you sure are cute!!!"

Thanks for visiting my blog today and enjoy National Scrapbooking Day! :)


  1. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Great layout! I'm loving the Crate Paper Brook line -- so much fun to work with.

    I hope the birthday party goes well today

  2. jill i always love your flowers!!! one day i'm going to remeber to try them!!!

  3. that face LOL... GREAT flowers and love the page!

  4. Those photos are soo precious! Great design and title!

  5. great layout and I love the poutty face-


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