Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Sketch Challenge

It has been several months since I have been able to work with the sketches on Shannon's Blog.  Life has just been way to busy and complicated this year.  Never realized that a child's senior year would be so busy.  So excited to be able to work with the sketches again as I really like her designs.  They are easy enough to follow and yet leave room for creativity.

I choose to use a few pictures of Sarah dancing at WestWing Nursing home this summer.  She has been a member of the Tap team Design for the past 3 years.  This team spends the summer traveling on Thursdays and Saturdays to different nursing homes in the area.  Of course the favorite place to dance at is WestWing in DeWitt because Grandpa is a resident there.  This year their leader sent the rest of the members back to change but kept out 2 to interview.  Sarah was one of the ones that he interviewed.  The first question he asked her was where her favorite place to dance at is, of course she answered WestWing and then when he asked her why she told all of the residents that it was because her Grandpa was a resident there.  Everyone enjoyed that story.   The bottom picture of the layout shows both girls with Grandpa.  I think he really enjoyed the attention also.
While the sketch was easy enough to follow I had a hard time with the papers and colors.  I don't normally use pink to scrap with. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scrapbook*Life*Journal 2012

A couple of weeks ago I saw an interesting article on a blog that I frequent.  This post was about a new class for 2012.  It would be a 12 month class, with different assignments for each week.  It was to also include some doodling that I could color and a calendar for each month, plus instead of a word for the year, there is one word for the month.  I jumped on this class so quick.  I was really surprised because I have only done one other online class and that was a few years ago.  This one just seemed different and drew me in.  I already have most of the prep work done.  I still have to complete my title pages for each month, but I might do that as each month comes up.  I also still have most of the cover to do, I have picked a background paper that I like and will work on building the cover as the year goes on.  Yesterday I was able to get the January Doodle page done and also the January Calendar page. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

December Daily

This year I decided to try the December Daily album that many are talking about.  I was hoping that with the digital scrapbooking program I would be able to keep it up better. While I didn't finish the album (I have a way too boring life) I did manage to get many pages done.

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