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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Welcome October!

Well, hello there!  Happy October to you!  Have you made any scrappy plans for the month?  I have set myself a goal of completing 20 pages!!  Woooo hooo!  I figure at this steady rate I will be up to date on my scrapbooks approximately May 23rd of 2064! *insert dry chuckle here!*  I am on a mission to get 8 separate albums in order and caught mostly up to date!  That is no small task and when I sit and actually think about it, it makes my left eyebrow twitch just a little bit! I am, however, truly enjoying  the process of getting these in order and every page I scrap brings back some really amazing memories!  That's a big part of my why!  I want to leave these memories for my peeps to be able to relive also!  Pictures and their stories are just so important!!  I mean it is what makes us who we are and what makes our lives so full!

I have a fun FB group that is all about the scrapping!  This month I have thrown down a sketch challenge!  I will post a new sketch every day to get folks motivated, inspired and booking on their albums!  So, that means I have a couple of pages to share with you today.  So far I am 3 for 3...go me, go me!!  Take a look:

This page didn't photograph as well as I think it looks in person.  The colors played really well together and it just feels like a really warm, sweet page to me.  I think some of that got lost in this photo.  This is one of our sweet grand kiddos.  If you frequent here you may already 'know' him!  I turned the photo into a black and white one using a fancy schmancy editing app.  There are lots of layers on this page; which always makes for visual interest!  Gotta love that!

I embossed a few of the things on this page to add some extra texture and I went with some plain paper and some patterned.  Three banners layer nicely against the other larger pieces.  I also sewed a border around the largest layer.

I stamped a sentiment on one circle and embossed the other.  This really helps to make things stand out!

I embossed this 3rd thing to create that 'triangle' shape on the page.  This banner matches one of the other banners too.  I love that match-y match-y feel!

I added a scalloped border along the bottom edge and used my Cricut to make my title.  Once in place I added those fun polka dots to each letter.  It just adds that extra little something.

On to page 2:

This was a page from an original album that I re-did!  The first page just lacked that Easter feel, so I thought I would jazz it up a bit!  I used  pastel-y Easter colors and grouped the photos all together.  Lots going on here!

I used my Cricut to make the title and again added the polka dots.  I sewed a straight seam along the bottom edge of my border piece to make it look more interesting.

I used my Cricut to make that cute bunny and all of his eggs!  This was our first kiddo's second Easter, but the first one he was big enough to enjoy!  I think I was as excited as he was about his first little Easter 'basket'!  Easter baskets were always a big thing in our house!!  It's one of the bittersweet things about your kids growing up!  Those silly little things don't get done as often; although I still try to sneak in surprises here and there for them!

I will share day 3 in another post!  Right now I must run!  My to do list is loooong today and I am already feeling a tad behind!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soon with lots more to share!

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