Monday, November 30, 2009
We're lucky enough to have a Brew Pub, with fairly decent food, right here in Las Cruces. We actually took the boys one day for lunch, but it's not the most kid friendly place we've gone, but we managed.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Like the photo collage? I don't have any fancy photo editing software (someday) but as I was uploading my pictures to Walgreens, I saw a collage option. How great is that? I picked the pictures I wanted in the collage and printed it as an 8x10. You can change the size of the borders, the colors of the borders and arrange the pictures how you want them. It was $3.99 but I had a buy one get one coupon. Gotta love that!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
They had this great table that had huge magnets and all sorts of nuts and washers and you could make all sorts of things.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here's your trivia for today, what's the most commonly misspelled city in the US??? I'll give you a hint, it's not Albuquerque. The answer tomorrow!
This is another A Page 4 All Seasons layout that I changed up a bit.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
In the outside area, they had all these "music instruments." They really aren't but I don't know what else to call them.
This is a Pagemaps sketch but I didn't save it to my computer.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Yet another A Page 4 All Seasons layout.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here's a little bit of trivia for you. Santa Fe is the oldest state capital in the country. In 2010, it's celebrating it's 400 years and they've already started the festivities.
This is another A Page 3 All Seasons layout.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Oh, and Leo took the pictures of us on the right page.
This is another A Page 4 All Seasons kit
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is a Pagemaps sketch but I can't find it to show you.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is another A Page 4 All Seasons layout
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is an old A Page 4 All Seasons layout that I hadn't had the right pictures for. These were perfect!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is another take on a layout posted in a magazine.
Monday, November 9, 2009
They have this huge table and all sorts of tools to make giant bubbles. They also have a cut out tractor tire with the bubble solution so you can make a bubble around you. Leo and I tried but our bubbles popped before we could get them over our heads.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This layout was based on one I saw in a magazine. Sorry I don't have a picture of it to post.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
One of the places we went was this GINORMOUS scrapbook store in Roswell. (see the picture of the alien street light?) I gave Martel the whole "I bet they have specific New Mexico things that I won't be able to find anywhere else" speech and he fell for it. Actually, he's really supportive of my scrapbooking. He saw this very bright paper with the colors and symbol of New Mexico and wanted me to buy it. I have to say, that it's perfect for this page.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is another one of my Page 4 All Seasons monthly kit that I hadn't gotten around to using. The colors and the circles of the layout fit perfectly with my pictures.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This one actually wasn't a sketch but inspired by the colors and my scraps.
One more tip. I love the Prima crystals and pearls but they can get a bit pricey so what I do is cut them up and only use a little bit of the swirl on each layout. That way my one swirl can last for at least 2 layouts. That and I stock up when they're on sale.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Note: my band new pack of Thickers only had 3 s's so I'll be needing to get another pack to finish my title which should be S'mores N Snores.
Monday, November 2, 2009
This is my version of Prima's Build-A-Page-November. In my last post I mentioned that I use sketches for my layouts. To go a bit more into my process, I see a sketch I like (like this one) and then print my pictures to fit the sketch, or my adaptation of said sketch. Once I get the pictures and the sketch worked out, I go through my paper and see what papers and embellishments I want to use. (paper/embellishment collections I keep together in a bag) Then I toss the pictures and the sketch into the bag with the paper and I'm ready to go. I usually do this in the evening while chatting with my husband or watching TV. Then, when I feel like scrapping (or go to a crop) I just grab a bag and it comes together in a jiffy. This layout here only took about 10 minutes from start to finish.