Sunday, May 25, 2008

Capture the Meaningful Moments

I often get asked how I could conceivably plan to 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.

Stamp Set(s):
-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

Patterned Paper
-Making Memories

-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
-Pink Twill
-White flourish Rub-on by Martha Stewart
-Now and Forever by Making Memories
-Flower by Prima

Have a super Sunday!


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my cute is she?!! Totally adorable! Your page is fantastic Alli! Thanks for the tips because I'd LOVE to scrapbook but just never know what to do. Think this summer I'll dedicate a couple of weeks to just that! Fabulous inspiration!

peanutbee said...

I *LOVE* your scrapbook pages, and this one is absolutely beautiful. Love the layout. It showcases your daughter beautifully. :)

leenda said...

I'd give your page a 10....PERFECT!Your daughter looks like a cutie-pie!

Brooke S said...

Love the chipboard.. So much easier to cover with ink than paper..

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for this great idea about just doing 10 a year per child. I love this....that would be hard, but that would be 10 more than I'm doing right now. thanks for helping motivate me to pull out those photos and put them into a book! Love this layout!

Shelly Kettell said...

SOO cute!!! You do such an awesome job with everything! You use a lot of CHF and I went looking and I find it hard to find what I'm looking for...any suggestions for their site? I love the backgrounders you use and the school set.
You rock with your creativity...when do you find the time to fit it all in with the kids? I have 3 and I'm trying...but.......
Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Such a cute layout (and daughter)! What wonderful advice you give! I approach scrapbooking similarly. I saw a Bazzill product advertised in one of the papercrafting mags that is a page protector. The front pocket houses your 12 x 12 layout and the back is set up to slide in the extra, not-so-wow photos in slots behind it. There is actually journaling cards and places for minimal embellishing if you want. I haven't seen this IFL but I'm definitely interested!