I often get asked how I could conceivably plan to scrapbook...like there are WAY too many events to capture on a detailed page. Considering we took over 12000 photos last year (can you tell we live in the digital world?) I might be finished in 2010 and be about 20 years behind. So what's a girl to do? To coin Nichole Heady's blog "Capture the meaningful moments.
Last year my daughter had her very first ballet performance. It was absolutely the most ADORABLE performance. She lived in the moment and I knew I had to create a layout for THAT moment. The key is knowing which moments to pick. If you are feeling overwhelmed then set goals. For instance, create 10 layouts per child per year (if you do more GREAT if you don't...don't worry). You could also list the MUST haves for each year (birthdays, Christmas, summer vacation etc).
I stamped this chipboard using Espresso ink and Geometrics 2 Backgrounder and then softened the edges with brown and pink ink chalk ink.
I "painted" the chipboard with an acrylic paint dabber and then stamped it with the large polka dot backgrounder. I also softened the edges with chalk ink and then used a pen to create fine dots.
-Large Polka Dot Backgrounder by CHF
-Geometric 2 Backgrounder by CHF
-Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF
-Pink and Brown chalk ink by Clearsnap
-Espresso by Ranger
-Pink Light by Prism Paper
-Live Chipboard by Fancy Pants
-Flourish Chipboard by Maya Roads
-Buttons (In a Stitch Buttons) by Sassafras
-Button Flowers (In a Stich Blossoms) by Sassafras
-Gingham Ribbon by May Arts
-White flourish Rub-on by Martha Stewart
-Now and Forever by Making Memories
-Flower by Prima
Have a super Sunday!