Wednesday, December 23, 2009

She Scraps!

I told you that I scrapbook! I've been taking a bit of a break from it this year, but I hope you will see more layouts and mini albums in the coming year.

I wanted to show you this is a 6x12 album that I made about a year ago, then never added photos, journaling, or the finishing touches to it! I am FAMOUS for making layouts and mini albums and then never adding photos! I have a plan for my scrapbook retreat in February: Take all the "empty" albums and layouts, a stack of photos, and some adhesive to the retreat and get those photos scrapped!

I finally finished this album to be a Christmas gift for my mother. It's in the mail heading for Pennsylvania as I type! Don't worry. Mom does not have Internet so her surprise won't be ruined!

I used papers and pre-printed images from a Story Tellers Club kit I received as part of a design team. I, naturally, added some lumpy bits and some stamping to "jazz it all up." Here is the cover. (For a larger view, click on each photo.)

It is a challenge sometimes to find photos in the right sizes when you make the album first. But, with Photoshop and an Epson's not so bad!

I tried to use photos from the past few years, so that my mom would have a current snap-shot of the kids. She only sees them about once every two years, so they grow fast!

I included a few photos of just dh and me!

And some of our last few vacations.

Check out all those yummy Prima and Petaloo flowers!
This shot is of my three older brothers, my oldest son, and my husband (from the left: brother Lawrence, son Nathan, husband Matt, brothers Richard and Don). By sheer accident they all put on red shirts one morning. They had planned to go to the Gun Club and I guess felt they needed to wear look like targets? Who knows! This was the first time my son had a chance to hang out with his uncles since he was a little boy! They had a blast doing manly stuff.

This page shows Laura's Confirmation ceremony from June. She worked so hard and has such a heart for Christ and a servant attitude for our church! Below is a photo shoot from summer 2008.

And from the San Diego State Fair.

This next page was "fun" to try to do. Why did I think tiny photos would be a good idea?!

And the end. The photo of Nathan is his from his graduation photo shoot that I did when we were in Hawaii in May '09. He did not want to smile because of his braces!

I hope you enjoyed this scrappy day on my blog. If you have time to come back on the weekend, you will see ANOTHER scrappy project!


  1. well done my friend :) your mom will treasure it!! what a great looking family :) think i will send you my pics to scrap! lol

  2. OH, Gloria!
    You're such a talented woman!
    this album is so beautiful. You rocked with that page full of flowers (well, you know my weakness for flowers...).
    and you have such a lovely family.

    go ahead and bring us more of your scraping. I hope to be inspired so I come over my fears to make lo.

    well done!
    Marry christmas!

  3. Great job on this adorable album! I especially love the page with all those great flowers - totally going to borrow that. Thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a wonderful gift for your mom! I'm sure she will cherish it. tfs!!

  5. I'm feeling inspired to have a go at this - it's gorgeousI