Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School Time

It's school time again! My kids started back last Thursday and so far they both LOVE their teachers... AWESOME! They weren't too sure they were happy to go back, but once they saw their friends again, it was all good. 

And of course, since it's the beginning of school I had to get the annual pictures right? Yeah... it's not as easy as it used to be! For some reason my kids don't like hamming it up for the camera anymore. I did manage to get a couple though. I always like doing nice ones, and then doing a couple with them making funny faces or goofing around. I put them, along with some journaling into our School Days scrapbook page set... perfect for those first day pics!

Have your kids started back yet?

Saturday, August 18, 2012


 What are paper accents? Well, these are the small details you place within your layout or on your embellishments that give them that little extra eye catching “pop”. These range from the sparkly stuff such as small pearls and rhinestones to other items like ribbon, brads, and eyelets that give the page or embellishment a little dimension.
For instance, here is a basic paper pieced flower that has no accents.
The edges are all inked to give the flower some dimension and even in this state it is a pretty embellishment and ready to use on a page. But as we all know in the scrapbooking world, we can’t stop there! So by adding a small pearl or rhinestone in the center of the flower…
…the embellishment now has some added dimension and will only improve the overall look of your layout.

So break out those small accents, get creative, and have some fun!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Scrapbook Humor

"The art of scrapbooking" by

This was just too funny not to share! Happy Friday!!!