Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Little Confession

I have a confession...I haven't made a scrapbook layout in a long time. I think the last one I did was back in January. Okay...the term 'long' here may be a tad dramatic. Ha ha! I have hundreds of layouts in my scrapbooks and to be honest, I was feeling a little burnt out with layouts. After my ankle surgery, I could not sit for long periods of time without significant swelling, so my time was spent making cards and other smaller projects. And I really fell head over heels in love with card making. I've made more cards in the past 3 months than I think I have made in the past 3 years! And I think i've also bought more stamps in the past 3 months but let's just keep that between you and me.

I felt like it was time to jump back into making layouts. The photos are piling up and I need to get them in scrapbooks. I collected some fun Momenta letters and stickers and started pushing paper and embellies around on my scrap desk.


I layered paper from the Kaleidoscope paper pack with this photo I've been saving forever. This is my bunco group and I love all these girls! I wish you could really see my hair. My daughter tied Little Petshop pets into my ponytails and I had them swinging all over the place. I really love the cocktail stickers with the corrugated letter stickers, all by Momenta of course!


Pretty simple, but I feel like now I am ready and primed to get some layouts completed. In 2 weeks i'm going on a weekend scrap retreat and I can't wait to have uninterrupted scrapping time!

What do you usually create? Layouts? Cards? Both? Creating layouts is my first love but I am really loving making cards right now, too. I am also a little bit addicted to Pinterest home decor and DIY sites and I have a few projects in the middle stages right now. I need some more time to finish things up!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

15 comments:

Joyce said...

What a fun time you gals had!

Laurel said...

Love this layout! Love that paper pack!

Samantha Hauzer said...

Love your layout Mara, what a fun photo!

Joni Kix said...

I love the look of white background layouts! They look so fresh. And I really love your layout. The photo is fab, and the colors and embellies are so much FUN! Great first step back into scrapbooking!

Sue said...

Such a cute page! I used to love playing bunco:)

VanessaB said...

i know how it is....... but you jumped back in and rocked this LO like you always do. SO FUN! love all those little details and the bright colors. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Sounds like it was fun and great layout to top it off.

Jodi said...

LOVE your layout Mara! I'm with you, I so want more time lately to make cards... I am loving the whole short project thing.... Nice to see a layout from you again though :)

Kim said...

how fun do those fruit stickers look on the letters !!

Aimee Kidd said...

Love, love, love this layout! All of the layers and colors are awesome! Fun picture and all of the drinks and fruit pieces are a great touch!

The Kaleidoscope is my favorite collection!

Elaine said...

Hi Mara ,
What a fab page and fun photo well done .
I am feeling much better now and am back viewing everyone’s creations. I love what you have been creating lately , fantastic work
well done Hugs Elaine

Michelle H. said...

Pretty LO!! Love all the fun stickers you used!
OMG! Love the crazy hair styles so fun!!
Looks like a fun group of ladies!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love that you switched over to cards from layouts! I have always loved cards more....but recently just started making LOs (which your term "long" is perfect! That is a LONG time from making LOs! I think I went over a year! LOL!).

LOVE this LO--love the papers and those little stickers! FUN photo too!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is awesome!!!!! Love your bright, colourful and fun layout!!!

Rebecca said...

so fun! i love the fruits in the title. glad to hear your ankle is feeling better and you can sit for longer periods!