Thursday, March 15, 2012
Hi all :o) SP here today, and so happy to be bloggin’ with ya! The purpose of my drop-by?! …it’s time for our project SCRAP 2012 CHECK-IN! So, how are you guys doing with project SCRAP 2012 so far?! I will admit that as your ‘fearless leader’ – I’m not going to be the best example today, lol! I really can’t even explain how incredibly busy the past month has been for us…and as a result – I just could not get my pages finished in time for this post :o( I am so sad about that…it’s the first time since we started this super FUN project – but, ‘it is what it is’, lol! I tried, I really tried :o) However, in a way – I think it is OK…it just let you guys know that it happens every now and then…BUT – it is no reason to stop the project! I will still get my pages done SOON…and will share them with you on the next check-in, PROMISE :o) I won’t let this deter me…and hopefully – I won’t have to postpone pages anymore this year! I think we ALL have certain times of the year that are busier than others…and sometimes – we just have to work around that and do the best we can, right? So…if you get behind (like me, lol) – please do NOT get discouraged…just get back to scrapping when you can and all will be FINE! That’s one thing I LOVE about a year-long scrapping project…you do have a little bit of flexibility :o) But…one word of caution – DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET TOO FAR BEHIND! I would say three months might be the limit? I think any more than might be difficult to overcome? Hey, we’re all different though…so you might be someone who could make up for 10 skipped months (assuming you were still taking plenty of photos during those months). I know I couldn’t, lol…so I have to make sure I pick back up with my scrapping SOON! Alright…so I really do apologize for not having my own pages to share with you this time…
As a result, I really had to rely on the project SCRAP 2012 GALLERY - and our scrappers certainly did NOT disappoint :o) THANKS for the great inspiration, girls – it is much needed this month (for me…and others, too – I’m sure, lol)! I really LOVE what everyone did with these FEBRUARY templates! They were so cool to begin with…and to see them ‘brought to life’ with all of the amazing photos and ‘scrapping stuff’ – just fabulous!
So, we’ll start with these gorgeous layouts by jessg26 ! They just MELTED me :o) Absolutely adore her choice of papers (that color combo is perfection)…and how she split the main photo into two! It’s so important to remember that the templates are just a starting point…and you can ‘customize’ however you need or like! This is a great example of that! All of the photos here are just toooooo cute as well :o) Definitely some new fave pages for me :o) As always, thanks so much for sharing with us, jessg26!
Next, we have Kylie’s HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY pages…you seriously cannot look at that main photo without SMILING :o) Well, at least I know I can’t, lol! So much beautiful color…and gorgeous, bright and cheery photos! Can I just say that Kylie’s ADORABLE nieces are growing up so fast?! I didn’t think it was possible…but seriously, they are just getting cuter by the minute :o) I’m always amazed at how she is able to capture their love and relationship in pictures :o) Great job, as always, Kylie – thanks!
Moving on to Kim’s fabulous February :o) The first thing that grabbed me was the gorgeous color combos here (she did a great job of recoloring items, too!). But, that was quickly followed by smiling at all of the great pics! The family photo is so sweet and special…but just look at those happy kid faces, too?! he he – talk about HAPPY PAGES?! Super cute how she added a journaling paper on the second page…and I think the mix of patterned papers is genius :o) I just keep looking at these layouts…and find something new each time, lol! Thanks bunches, Kim :o)
Another fave set of pages from the gallery – Amber’s amazing February spread! I LOVE all of the green mixed with the heart paper…with the addition of the ‘extra’ colors – fabulous! But, seriously – that main photo of the little guy sleeping…WITH PENNIES on his FACE?! LOL…you just WANT to read on to find the ‘story’ behind it, lol! And…the family photos and baby face pic? PRECIOUS! I also enjoyed the ‘tweaking’ that Amber did with her second page…it totally WORKS here – and was a brilliant idea :o) Thanks for the great inspiration, Amber!
And, finally – we have Rosy’s super cool layouts :o) She also edited the main template by adding two photo spots…and I’m so happy she did! I wouldn’t have wanted to miss either of those pics! Totally ‘cheesin’ over the lollipop photo though….how CUTE is that?! The snowman is awesome, too – and the closeups of cookies, treats and shoes/pants – LOOOOOVE! They really help to illustrate the ‘story’ and journaling (note to self: more closeups, lol)! Looks like a super fun February – thanks for sharing it with us, Rosy :o)
OK, so that is it for our check-in :o) Again – I hope that you are still scrapping right along…I’ll be checking in again before long…and WILL be up-to-date :o) So, stick with me…and HAVE FUN with it! Just remember…even if you are too busy to scrap at the moment…you MUST at least take photos (even if you don’t download them immediately) :o) You can’t scrap without ‘em, lolol!
Oh, don’t forget to post YOUR project SCRAP 2012 pages in our special GALLERY :o) We ALL love to browse the pages to get inspiration for our own layouts! Especially during those times when we are not feeling so creative, lol!
I’m back to work on the new kit…which is coming right along :o) So…you won’t hear from me much as all of my ‘free time’ (ha ha ha) is going towards that right now – YAY :o) Thanks again for the patience! Hope you all have a great day/night…and a very, super BLESSED and HAPPY weekend! XOXO – SP
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hi everyone! :o) It’s Kylie here today and I’m really, really excited to share our new project SCRAP templates for FEBRUARY. Hope you LOVE them as much as I do and enjoy making them your own…by adding your photos, some papers, a little embellishment here and there, your all-important story-telling…and of course lots of love!
Have you been taking your photos every week so that you can fill all those cute little photo spots??…hope so! :o) I started the month off so strong (and have more than enough pics) but am afraid to report that I seem to have run out of puff as not many photo-worthy moments have come my way the last couple of weeks. In my ‘perfect world’ I’d love to have my two photos to represent each week…all nicely organised and balanced. But, for some months I know it’s just not going to work out that way, know what I mean!! ;o) The important thing is to capture and document our week-to-week moments when we can…the special celebrations, the everyday moments…and like Beckie said yesterday ‘who we are in our real life’. A little peek into our world from month to month! Struggling to get your photo quota? – take a photo of the book you’re currently reading, a meal you cooked, a flower that’s blooming in the garden, a project you’re kids made, or a new haircut…anything you want! Remember, this is YOUR book/album…so there are no ‘themes’ to follow, etc. Just try to think BIG PICTURE and what you would want to remember in a couple of years, five years, twenty years. That will be different for each of us.
Now, let’s get to the templates… you can click on the image below…or, CLICK HERE to download the your templates (two separate templates to create a ’spread’)!
New to project SCRAP? …well then, if you are not familiar with our little scrap project (if you ARE familiar with it, skip this paragraph, as always, lol)… THIS POST is a great place to learn more! Also, if you click on the PROJECT SCRAP 2012 category (on the right side of the blog)…you can ALWAYS easily find ALL posts related to the subject! It’s your go-to place if you want to keep up with everything in 2012! But, as a quick little reminder… here is the project in a nutshell:::
So, that’s it for now! Be sure to post your finished February layouts in the new 2012 project scrap GALLERY! We all LOVE to see how you work with our project SCRAP templates and all the sweet Shabby Shoppe products! :o) SP will be doing her February ‘check-in’ in a few weeks time… and will, of course, be sure to include some wonderful gallery inspiration using the latest templates! And can I just add that I was so excited to see the new gallery filling up sooo quickly with all the fabulous January pages…you guys outdid yourselves!! And remember if you haven’t had a chance yet, it’s never too late to upload!!
Thanks for joining us today and be sure to stop by tomorrow! We are all in for a real treat as Kim will be sharing a delicious family recipe for Food Friday…yummo!!! :o)
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Hey Guys :o) it’s SP…thrilled to be here today for our first ‘official’ CHECK-IN for project SCRAP 2012!!!!! I’m kinda shocked that February is already on its way out, lol! Seriously…no idea how it all moves so quickly – I mean, it was like New Year’s…and then the next day – Valentine’s, lolol! At least, that’s kinda how it felt for us – and I can’t be alone, right? he he! Anyhoo – that just means that we should be moving right along with project SCRAP 2012…and that’s why I’m here today! We have to keep motivating and inspiring each other – that’s how this project works! If you haven’t completed your JANUARY pages yet…good news – you’re not TOO far behind at this point, lol! As a matter of fact, it’s probably the BEST month, as there is still plenty of time to catch up with us, he he! If you are just joining us – JUMP RIGHT IN and start scrapping!
I know that for ME, scrapping January was kinda tough! I think we were so tired from the holidays (and from finishing my project SCRAP 2011 album, lol) – that we just relaxed a bit in January – and I hardly ever grabbed my camera! As a result – uhoh, lol – didn’t have many photos to scrap! So, the January layouts were a bit challenging – but I got them done! They will not go down in history as my favorite pages, lol…but they are finished and I’m ready to move on to February! Honestly – I haven’t taken great pics this month either – but there is still time to turn that around, lol – and I intend to :o) So, here are my ‘less-than-stellar’ layouts, lol…
So, I’m more excited than ever to show you additional inspiration (there are SO MANY wonderful layouts in the GALLERY - be sure to check them ALL out!)…since I’m not thrilled with my own layouts this month, lol! Seriously…these girls rocked it and I just know they will inspire you as well!
First, we have layouts by my sweet friend, Lu :o) That family photo is PERFECTION…and I love the second page – it’s like looking through a picture window at her month! GORGEOUS :o) Thanks so much, Lu!
Next, we have Kylie’s HAPPY pages! Seriously – just look at all of that color?! It all just looks so tropical and like PARADISE, lol! LOOOOOVE :o) Thanks, Kylie!
Now for Kim’s pages! And, how CUTE are they? REALLY adore this color combo and it is so perfect with all of the precious photos! Fabulous job, as always Kim – thanks :o)
Finally, sweet Jenelle’s layouts! These just look like PURE FUN! I mean, it looks like her boys had an amazing month, lol! So happy and full of joy :o) Thanks bunches, Jenelle!
So, there you have it! Our first CHECK-IN of project SCRAP 2012 :o) Many more to come, lol! We hope that you guys are motivated and scrapping right along with us! By now, you should have your January pages complete (or hopefully you are very, very close, lol) – and you should be busy taking February photos :o) Don’t forget those ‘every day’ moments, too! I think when you have your hands on your final 2012 album – those will be among your favorite photos and memories (at least they always are for me!) :o) We’ll be sharing February’s templates with you next Thursday!
And, BE SURE to post YOUR project SCRAP 2012 layouts in our special GALLERY! We look forward to seeing your January, too!
Until then…I’m back to work – busy on a new kit that I hope to release this year, LOL! Well, it will definitely be THIS year, he he…just hopefully sooner than later :o) It’s getting there…and shaping up to be a new fave for me! I love it when I get excited about designing…and I certainly am right now! Just wish I had more hours in the day/week to do it, lolol! Thanks for the patience…and hope you love it when it makes its way to the Shoppe :o)
HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A WONDERFUL WEEK…enjoy the rest of it and THANK YOU for stopping by and for SCRAPPING with us! XOXO — SP!
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Friday, January 27, 2012
hey guys :o) SP back again…this time with the ‘real’ PROJECT SCRAP 2012 launch, lol! It’s been a whirlwind…trying to wrap-up project SCRAP 2011…and get 2012 going at the same time, lol…but I am truly excited about it…and hope you guys are, too :o) I soooooo enjoyed project SCRAP 2011…and LOOOOVE my album! I haven’t had much time to visit the gallery to know if many of you have posted album pics…but I really hope you do – we would ALL love to see! Anyhoo…this post is about project SCRAP 2012 - so i’ll move on, lol :o)
project SCRAP 2012 is going to work very much the same as 2011 did! There will be monthly templates…and next January – some cover templates as well :o) We’ll share the ‘new’ templates at the END of the month (for example – the February templates will be shared at the END of February)…and then I’ll do a ‘check-in’ post with layout examples early in the next month! That keeps us all up-to-date and inspired :o) It really is as simple as that! Well, you do have to take your TWO photos per WEEK (easy-peasy, right?)! We supply the monthly templates (two each month – to create a ‘spread’) and try our best to keep everyone motivated and involved! We can only do so much though…you can HELP by posting YOUR layouts in the gallery! We have a new project SCRAP 2012 gallery setup for you…so be sure to post any 2012 layouts there!
So, to start off project SCRAP 2012…we have our new, January templates! LOVE THESE and can’t wait to see your pages :o) here ya go:
CLICK the image above to DOWNLOAD…or CLICK HERE :o)
NOTE: if you are completely NEW to our fun (and practical) SCRAPPING PROJECT – please check out THIS POST…it will fill you in on all of the details and offer some great info, and hopefully help everything to make sense! It was our official project SCRAP launch post last year – and I rambled on forever…and didn’t want to add all of that here again, lol! But, be sure to CHECK IT OUT as it spells everything out (hopefully clearly, lol)!
I’ll be checking in with you guys on your January pages around the middle of February…and hope we have TONS of layouts in the GALLERY! I truly believe this is a WONDERFUL and PRACTICAL way to get our photos scrapped…or I can assure you – I wouldn’t be doing it, lolol! Life is so busy…but this project allows me to stay up-to-date with ease…and best of all – I get to avoid that awful feeling of BEING BEHIND (you guys know how difficult it is to catch up once you fall behind in your scrapping…and while this might not completely solve that…it will keep you from getting even MORE behind, lol)!
Alright…that does it for now…would LOOOOOOVE for you guys to ‘sign-up’ for project SCRAP 2012 with a comment on this post :o) We love having some idea of how many might be joining us…AND, it will help to keep you motivated, too - i promise, lol! there is something about ‘signing up’ that makes it more ‘real’…and you end up feeling accountable (to yourself, if no one else, lol)! Of course you do not have to…but it’s fun to ‘get to know’ all of our project SCRAP buddies!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US! now, let’s SCRAP twenty-twelve together :o)
~*~a FINAL NOTE~*~ I wanted to let you guys know that while we share our project SCRAP templates for FREE…we are soon going to be removing all of our template downloads from project SCRAP 2011! If you missed any, and would like them – grab ‘em quick, as within a couple of weeks – they will no longer be offered for free here at the blog! however, we will be bundling ALL of the 2011 templates together and adding them to the Shabby Shoppe (at a great price!)! We just can’t keep them out there forever…and I think this is the best ‘compromise’! Of course, the 2012 templates will be shared here at the blog, free of charge – until we begin project SCRAP 2013 next year (another great incentive to stay involved, he he)! thanks for understanding :o) –SP–
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