Monday, March 18, 2013

Album Progress update

I was so inspired getting ready for scrapbooking retreat, that later on Saturday I delved right into updating Sugar's School album. I've never been one to sit through an entire movie during family movie night (I mean how many times can one watch Kung Foo Panda? A ton of times -  apparently, for My Hero, it never gets old....Skadoosh!)  I just plopped Sugar's school album, her folder of memorabilia, photos, my trimmer and tape runner onto the family room floor and went to town on her album! 3rd grade and 4th grade, Complete! Check! 
A simple 4-page spread for each school year. Only one more year to go (she's currently in 5th grade...this is her last year of elementary school). Preschool through 5th grade fits perfectly into the Picfolio Album with a few pages to spare in the back for her 5th grade party/'graduation' photos.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Prepping for a Scrap Retreat

Lately I've been putting Post-it Notes on all the projects I want to bring with me to an upcoming Scrapbooking Retreat. It's important when you are invited to an entire weekend devoted to scrapbooking, that you come prepared. If you're not prepared with enough to scrap, you may find yourself huddled in the corner sipping Bailey's and devouring the plentiful bags of chocolates found at these retreats. Come to think of it, that doesn't sound so bad....
This morning I took a few minutes to create a master task list so I'll know what to pack:

Then feeling quite confident that I will finish the above list, I start to add my "Wish List" of projects that I would like to complete next:
Soon I have a huge list and start to feel overwhelmed. So I stop writing and let it go. My family truly enjoys our completed albums and so I know that for me it is worthwhile to write down these stories and get these photos into albums. Plus it's fun to hang out with my friends, eat chocolate and scrap! How about you? What's your 'plan of attack' when it comes to preparing for a Retreat? 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Free digital download Baby

Here are some cute digital freebies from Creative Memories. Baby Boy and Baby Girl Burst, Banner and Title. You can download them for free here. Enjoy!