My Layouts

Friday, March 31, 2006

New York City

Here are three layouts I did this week of pictures from our recent trip to New York City. Still lots to go! You can click on the pictures for a bit bigger view.

The first is the Magnolia (currently Magno ia) Bakery. I have to learn to make sure I have all the letters before deciding on lettering!Journalling reads: One of the places that Alix wanted to visit in New York was the Magnolia Bakery. What we had to do, she said, was to buy cupcakes and eat them in the little park across the street. She had seen this on a TV show, "Sex and the City". On our second day on the double-decker bus, we got off in Greenwich Village and walked down Bleeker Street to the bakery, bought our cupcakes, which were indeed delicious, and enjoyed them in the park. The pigeons appreciated our crumbs too!. We liked our time in Greenwich Village. Paper is Bazzill and 3Bugs in a Rug from a ScrapRoom kit, Chipboard letters Heidi Swapp.

The second reads: Monday March 6 We decided to take the free Staten Island Ferry over to the island and back. We got a great view of the statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the bridges, and the Manhatten skymine. It was well worth the hour it took for the return trip. Paper is Wild Asparagus, letter stickers SEI and rub-ons American Crafts.

The third reads: My first thought, when we visited the site formerly filled by the World Trade Center on March 5, 2006, was that there wasn't a lot to see. Other than the ironwork cross (left as a memorial to the hundreds who had died when terrorists flew passenger jets into the two WTC towers on Sept. 11, 2001) the area could have been any construction site. When I looked at the pictures, though, I began to think that this was a good thing...that the bareness of the area was itself a tribute to the many people who had worked so hard to clean it up, to recover the bodies of those who had died, to dig out the debris,to fill the gaping wound in the city. Almost five years after the event, the memory of 9/11 is still sharp, filled with horror and sadness. It was valuable to pay a visit to this site, even though, on the surface, there wasn't a lot to see. Paper, diecut letter and letter stickers all Basic Grey.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Not a whole lot of scrappin'going on!

After doing so much the first part of the year I seem to be in a slump! Last week I just did 2 1-page layouts and this week so far only 2 2-page layouts. I have been doing a lot of picture printing and planning though if that counts! Here is one of my layouts from this week, all about a party my daughter had for her and her two friends , all with 16th birthdays in January. In the picture with the cake, my daughter Alix is the one in the pinky-red dress and beige sweater, Danielle is the other dark-haired girl and Lindsay is the blond girl. All materials Club Scrap. Journalling reads: Saturday, February 4, 2006 What a great group of friends, all gathered to celebratethe 16th birthdays of Alix, Danielle and Lindsay, whose birthdays all fell within about 3 weeks of each other. The girls got together and made invitations and planned the party to be held at our house. Nicole was here for the weekend and, together with Mom, kept the food and punch coming from the kitchen. Guitars and the piano were played, sometimes at the same time as CDs! A noisy, happy, fun time!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

been a while...

I've been scrapping a bit but not posting, during the Olympics. This is what I have done:
Week of Feb. 5-11 (20 pages/11 layouts)
Week of Feb 12-18 (10 pages/5 layouts)
Week of Feb 19-25 (8 pages/5 layouts PLUS an album I made from a 2 photo/page photo album - more on this later)
This week so far only 1 page, but that might just be it as I am off on Friday to New York City, where I will no doubt acquire many more photos to scrap, as if I didn't have enough to begin with!

Total so far for this year (Jan/Feb) 131 pages, making up 72 layouts plus a mini-album as shown here.

As for the photo album: this is based on an idea from Stacy Julian in Simple Scrapbooks magazine. The idea is to take a photo album and insert your 4x6 pictures and then in some of the slots insert 4x6 journalling blocks instead, thus
making a "scrapbook" out of it. Works great and I did this with the multitude of pictures I had from my daughter's highschool musical that were "left over" after I made the "normal" pages for the album. There is still room in the album for anything else she might do drama-wise this year and I liked it so much that I decided to do one for last year's 2 productions and get 2 more albums for her final 2 years of highschool. Of course I now had to print more pictures from last year but I think it will turn out great. Here are a couple of examples of the pages so you can see what I mean. The scans are a bit crooked, but you get the idea anyway. The musical was "Little Shop of Horrors". I used SEI Hippie Chick as well as 3 colors of Bazzill for the inserts. It all went very quickly and was done in one day.

As for the other pages I did, I don't have time to scan them right now, but I'll post some more another time