Friday, August 29, 2014

ABC Challenge at SOS

A=  alphabet stickers
B=  buttons by Stampin' Up!; Blossom Soup papers by Jillibean
C=  cotton thread for buttons

Thank you, Shopping Our Stash, for providing inspiration for me to finally finish my daughter's 2005 scrapbook; yes, it only took me seven years!

My scrapbooking story/My Scrapbooking Mission!

  1. Work towards catching up on my scrapbooking.
  2. Use old stash up.
  3. Shrink the pile of partially completed layouts and work them into my scrapbook album.

I am primarily a card maker (more instant gratification), but a few months ago my daughter Kathryn asked me when I was going to make more scrapbook pages.  Kathryn loves looking at my scrapbooks.  In 2003 (when my twins were babies), I set aside every Wednesday for their grandparents to babysit and I spent the day scrapbooking!  I created a full 12x12 baby album for each of them.  I have made small 7x7 albums for each of them for ages two and three, and a small vacation album.  I started a 12x12 Christmas album and 12x12 school albums for each of them, but those have not been updated for 2005 and beyond *sigh*.  (Goal #1 - Work towards catching up!)

I also started one 12x12 scrapbook of both of them starting with my baby showers.  I scrapbooked chronologically and included a 2-page layout for every month plus birthdays and holidays, so by December 2003 it was a full album.  I started scrapbooking 2004 similarly (in a second album), but we moved from NC to VA, so the weekly babysitting/scrapbooking was over.  In August 2007 the girls went between grandparents for a couple of weeks before school started and I finished scrapbooking 2004.  At that point I gave myself permission to scrapbook whatever inspired me and worry about chronological order later on when I could fill in the gaps.  As a result I have a pile in my craft room of incomplete and completed layouts sprinkled over the years for 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 but most of 2005 was complete.  (Goal #3 - Shrink the pile!)

I realized I had every month and/or holiday represented in 2005 except for September 2005.  I searched through my 12x12 collections and scrapbooking kits, but I could not find any coordinating papers.  Then I began perusing my 6x6 you scrap with 6x6?  I usually save these for card making.  I liked how these Jillibean papers worked with the girls' pajamas.  Not my favorite layout, but done is better than perfect.  (Goal #2 - Use old stash!)

Onward to start scrapbooking 2006!  And this time it won't take 7 years :)

Happy Friday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeee this! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!

Donna said...

Super cute layout! I love the colours and the awesome design paper!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the ABCs challenge this week :)

Lisa said...

What adorable layouts!! The pictures are so sweet!! Good luck with catching up on your scrapbooks!! Have a great weekend :)

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Chana said...

Well, you are off to a great start on accomplishing your goals. Love the layout and your subjects are adorable. Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash.
Chana, DT

Leslie Hanna said...

You girls are so cute! And YAY for working on the pile of pages. I think you'll be done in time for them to go to college. :D

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

PS: Miss seeing you! xo

lauren bergold said...

YIKES! how did i miss this in the SOS gallery?! love how organized and ON TRACK you are, even tho i firmly believe there's no "behind" in scrapbooking. but i'm definitely in favor of anything that results in more photos of those two SUPER-models!!! :) :) :)

Alica Ziakova said...

so sweet - you could have also used Cute and Cuddly for letter C :)
great job on your pages!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)