Thursday, June 24, 2010

Honeymoon Pages

My big project right now is working on a honeymoon album. It is a monumental effort! There were so many amazing pictures so it looks like I will end up with almost 30 pages! Considering we took ~300 photos, I'm pretty proud of how I pared it down. And I am trying to make more simple pages not only because I like the look better, but to help move the process along. Here are 2 of my favorite pages so far. I just realized that journaling is missing from both of these. Oops! There are great stories too. I've been trying to be better about including journaling.

Baby Cards

Here is a whole selection of baby cards I have created. Seems like lots more baby girls than boys this year!

Anniversary Cards

One thing I am trying to get better at is the art of producing multiple cards at once. I seem to spend lots of time creating a single card. This month I needed 2 anniversary cards so I attempted to tackle them both together. I had these little scraps of ribbon and my friend Nicole helped me figure out the perfect spot to use them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Wedding Trio

Wedding Card
Cricut Carts: Sweethearts, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Engagement Card
Cricut Carts: From My Kitchen

Bridal Shower Towel Cake
Cricut Carts: Life's a Beach, Paper Doll Dress Up

A close family member of mine recently got married and I had a blast designing different things for all of the major milestones on her journey. My absolute favorite creation was the Cheeseburger in Paradise themed towel cake for her bridal shower. I am really bummed I forgot to get a picture of the card that went with it. I've also included her engagement and wedding cards in this post.

My First Official Blog Post!

Hi! I have been trying to find a place to capture my scrapping life for a while now, but I just could not settle on a blog name that I was happy with. I think I went through 50 names and tonight I decided the only thing worse than having a silly blog name was not having a blog at all. That was the path I was headed down - until I came up with "A Place for My Scraps".

I am relatively new to the paper craft world, but growing everyday and loving every moment. I consider myself a scrapping enthusiast. My mom gifted me a Cricut in December 08 and from the first moment I used it, I was hooked. I love the creative doors it opens for me. I got my Gypsy in April 10 and again, find that it makes designing even more fun and I'm discovering new amazing things about it each time I turn it on. I love making cards and scrapbook pages. And ever since CKC, I've gotten into mini albums.

The 3 main reasons I scrap: 1. To document memories & traditions I don't want to forget 2. To release stress 3. I love pretty paper -- Ok..I'm addicted to paper.