Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome 2012

The first layout I created in 2012 was for my challenge spot over at Crop N Time. I'll wait until the challenge is live before I reveal it. I've gotten in a lot of scrappy time already this year, however, and I have more layouts to show for it!

Both of these layouts include recent photos with older journaling.  While I was searching for some photos over the weekend, I found a journaling notebook stashed away. I tend to keep these notebooks around. I record ideas for pages, start lists, sometimes even write the journaling - until the notebook gets put away (either because it is full or for other mysterious reasons.) All too often, when the notebook gets put away so do all of the good ideas inside. When I came across this one in my searching, I decided to resurrect some of my ideas and ended up creating these two layouts.

 Firstly, things I didn't know would be Toys:

I have been keeping a list of the journaling on this layout for at least 4 years.  I'm sure I'm missing some, and I definitely don't have pictures of all (or even the most interesting), but at least I've got the memory recorded.

I used some products from my stash in colors that are a bit outside of my normal range, but they felt playful. I really like the way it turned out.

Secondly, who am I?

The journaling here - a list of categories with which I identify - is also from a long ago stashed list. I decided to copy it verbatim rather than updating the list for today. It made finishing the layout quicker and also captured the moment in which I made the list. Although the list is a year or two old, I think this still fits with the current challenge over at Lasting Memories "Getting to Know You."

I used a Sketchy Thursday's sketch, but as usual didn't get the post written in time to submit for the week. I chose to step outside my comfort zone with color here as well. The white color scheme was a bit nerve wracking - the blank canvas seemed all the more blank. To help myself with this challenge, I added my favorite color - blue - as the one pop. Again, I'm happy with the way my stretch paid off. Here's to working outside my box this year!

How is your scrappy year going so far? 


  1. Love your "ME" page! Colors are terrific.

  2. I love how you used that white overlay! Thank you for joining us at LM!
    Michelle LMDT

  3. Love both of your layouts! The blue and white one is so pretty and feminine (love the stick pins) and the toys one is so fun.

  4. Wonderful "About Me Page" love the lace paper and great colors as well. Thanks for playing along at Lasting Memories

  5. I love that overlay!! Wow!! Love your idea with keeping your idea's too. I can just imagine the books all over the place!! Great LO's .. love them both, but I do love your About Me .. the colors and simplicity are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

  6. Wonderful layout Connie! And you can read more of how much I like it over at Lasting Memories today. :-) Check it out when you have a chance.

  7. Michele REALLY liked your LO this week! Be sure to come by and see at Lasting Memories and congrats!

  8. Love both layouts!!! The second one is so simle and elegant...the first one is just adorable!! Thanks so much for taking time out to play along with us at Lasting Memories!!!

  9. fantastic idea to have a journal notebook handy. I just used mine to finish a family vacation from 2009. Was fun to re-read all the fun

  10. I just love the background on your "about me" page.....So pretty!!! Congrats on being the featured layout at Lasting Memories
    ~Stacia - LMDT

  11. Great job on the LM challenge. Love your title, the background white flower paper, the overlay, and the blue. Also like the added journaling. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

  12. This is beautiful. The texture of your embossing and the layering of the vellum is so creative.
    Thanks for joining us at LMCB.


  13. I love both layouts:) Great idea to use old journaling. And I love the CAS approach on the second layout!!! Very beautiful page! Thanks for joining us at LMCB.

    Elizabeth LMDT

  14. beautiful LO - love your background paper or is that embossed! great job and thanks for joining us at LMCB - Kimberly DT