Saturday, November 6, 2010


This is an album I did for photos I took this year (not many!).  It was Chloe's first Halloween.  She really doesn't care for dressing up--she runs hot all the time so "clothes" just tend to irritate her!  For me it's kind of like playing with dolls again.  Second childhood maybe?  Anyway, she had a spider costume and a really cool witch's hat with long purple hair. 
The paper line I used is good ole Graphic 45--Halloween in Wonderland.  It is an awesome line.  The idea for the album came from Pinecone Press--one of their Options kits.  They are really great.  You get just the paper and a booklet showing some ideas for cards, altered art, layouts and albums.  You can pick and choose as you want.  You add bling and embellishments from your stash.  The thing I like best about this album is that all the pages are different in size.  The front cover was 8.5 x 8.5 and the back cover was 9 x 9.  All the other pages varied in size and weren't showing until you opened the front cover.  This is the first time I have done an album like this and it was really fun and easy.  Another thing I tried was printing on a transparency with my inkjet.  I did the Mad Hatter and he turned out quite well (photo 8).  I really enjoyed doing this album.  I wish the photos I'm posting were a little better.  Hope you enjoy Chloe's album as much I did doing it!


Boy, it has been a long time since I posted.  I don't know what I have been doing--it doesn't seem to be scrapping!  I did clean up and try to organize my scrap room but that is an unending job!  We have gone on a couple trips--one to Orange Beach, AL and one to Chicago and Wisconsin.  Did get some good photos but haven't scrapped them as yet. 
I was lucky enough to get to take Wendy's October class at Treasured Memories.  Erin did too.  It was so much fun and I finished it that same day!  That doesn't happen often I tell you!  I love autumn and this layout really does it for me!  So happy and festive!  Thanks again, Wendy--you are such a good teacher!
I mentioned Treasured Memories--have  you been to the new store?  Oh it is so great!  Bright and so welcoming!  Love it, Janet!  You did good!  I had to "shop" some after my class of course!  The grand opening is next weekend and I for one am looking forward to it!  I will start the weekend on Friday with Beatriz's class and then after will crop 'til midnight.  Our friend, Thuy, is coming in from Dallas for the class and crop so that will add to the fun!  Then on Saturday I am taking both Donna Downey classes and will also take her class on Sunday.  Can you guess that I love Donna?  I am so excited that Janet is selling her memberships at half price starting on Saturday.  Erin and I always buy each other's memberships for Christmas gifts so it looks like we will have a start on our Christmas shopping.
Our family is going to Disney World in December.  It will be my first time (Ed's too) so I am really excited!  It will be so nice to spend time with Erin, Perry, Madeline, Nicholas, Sam and Fred all together.  That doesn't happen as often as I would like.  I am already thinking about all the great photos we'll get and the album I want to do.
Well that is it for now.  I will post again in the next few days.  I did a small album for Chloe's Halloween.  Yes, even Yorkies' do Halloween!  It is really cute!  Have I peaked your interest?  I hope so!  See you soon!  Bye for now!