Sunday, March 29, 2009

Falling In Love....

I have absolutely fallen in love with page patterns for scrapbooking! Here is a little background for you. Originally, I found a pattern on the Close To My Heart bulletin board for Consultants that compiled 9 different Cherish layouts into one cutting pattern to save paper. The basic pattern used 44 sheets of paper to create 18 pages. This may seem like a lot, but really it isn't if you factor in that 18 of the pages are base pages. However, after creating a set of pages like this, I didn't like how many scraps were left, so I set out to create my own.

So I created a set of patterns from the book Imagine using 11 different layouts. To create this set of pages I used 45 sheets of paper. I am thrilled with the results. From the picture you can see that I have not put pictures or embellishments on the pages yet, but I have a plan for them!! These pages will be Lexi's baby book!! I am under the gun with only 20 weeks to go for baby #3, I need to get baby #2's book at least started. EEK!

Papers: Bo Bunny

So, for those of you that need to make a scrapbook in a weekend, have years and years of pictures to scrap, or just tired of wasting so much paper, you might like this method of scrapping. I've started another set... this time it's 26 pieces of pretty paper plus another 26 bases.. yep, I've done it again :)

If you don't know where to start, you need to get the Imagine, Cherish and Reflections books from Close To My Heart. These books have to be the best scrapbooking investment I have ever made!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Page Pattern Nightmare

A word to the wise, creating 18 scrapbook pages at one time is a little overwhelming. And this from a veteran scapper. And being me, I just can't leave well enough alone, so I am making a 20 page pattern. I didn't like how many usable scraps were left from my 18 page pattern, so I'm changing the pattern and will make 20 pages instead.

I'll post my completed pages sometime.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Something I'd like to do.. how 'bout you?

I have a pattern for making 18 scrapbook pages in a couple of hours. I'd like to do this, but it's way more fun to do this with someone else. If anyone would be interested, let me know! I've been putting together some prices and it looks like we could do this for a cost of $45 (the pattern uses 44 sheets of 12x12 paper)! That's 9 double page layouts. Given that's half the price of a premade layout otherwise, I think that makes an incredible project.

So who knows.. I know that life is so nuts right now, but heck, it would be fun to create so much in so little time!

What do you think?

Pictures of stamps, finally

Okay, so I've been thinking of ways to get rid of some of my excessive scrapbook supplies. I feel like they are taking over my life, so I am trying to make lots and lots of pages using only the supplies I have on hand plus adhesive.

So if any of you want to trade something for premade pages.. let me know :) You know, cooking, cleaning, babysitting, baby supplies... you name it, I might just be needing it!

For those of you who have asked to see pics of the stamps, here they are. Finally! The previous post has prices and names. Let me know if you need further clarification.

Let me know if you are intersted in any of these. Remember they are first pay, first get :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Cleaning.. scrapbook style

I have begun the endless process of spring cleaning. I have got to get my scrapbook stuff and then the rest of my house in order before summer!

Here is a list of my stamps for sale. I will probably add more later and the pictures will be added later today!

All Booking sets are pending..

Booking sets.. Can’t be purchased by customer, consultant cost is $5.
My sale price: New $3 Used $2
Party (1 stamp used)
Hand created just for you (new)
Explore (used)
Wonderful Washers (new)
Sweethearts (new)
On My Mind (with block.. New) With block $4
Celebrate (with butterfly and dragonfly) New
Beauty (new)

Retail Cost $13.95 plus tax and shipping.. Your out of pocket total is $16.25.
My sale price: $8.
B1269 Journaling Jots (used once)
B1244 Solo T (slightly used)
B1234 Solo J (new?)
B1167 Thinking of You (barely used)
B1312 Make A Wish (new)
Retail Cost $18.95 plus tax and shipping.. Your out of pocket total is $22.15
My sale price: $10
C1193 A Little Something (barely used)
C1270 Pure Love (used)
C1293 Wonderful Season (new)
C1311 Lucky Stars (slightly used)
C1308 Be True (used)
C1128 Celebrating Life (used)
C1293 Wonderful Season
Retail Cost $22.95 plus tax and shipping.. Your out of pocket total is $26.79.
My sale price: $12.50
D1242 Doodle Alphabet (used)
D1262 Express Postage (slightly used)
D1181 Autumn Splendor (well used)
D1265 Gracious Greetings (barely used
D1046 Fairytale Alphabet (well used)
D1220 Typewriter Keys (used)
D1267 Rustic Numbers (new?)
D1186 Rustic Flowers (used)
D1257 Make It Count (slightly used)
D1152 Follow Your Dreams (slightly used)
D1286 Today’s Date (slightly used)
D1235 Ticket For All Seasons (slightly used)
D1153 Because of You (slightly used)
D1284 With Love (slightly used)
D1275 Serendipity (slightly used)
D1259 Eastertime (slightly used)
D1156 A Little Bee (slightly used.. Maybe new)
D1097 Road Signs (one stamp used)
D1135/W325 Words to Live By (new)
D1194 All My Love (used)
D1245 In My Heart (slightly used)
W328 Post Marked (missing 4, but still has 32 stamps)
D1261 Simple Beauty (used)
D1260 Endless Love (used)
D1320 Shining Star (used)
D1244 Snow Friends (heavy use)
D1163 Holly Jolly Season (used)

Retail Cost $34.95 plus tax and shipping.. Your out of pocket total is $40.83
My sale price: $20
E1005 Promise of Spring (used)
E1001 Essential Alphabet (used)