Seven Months of Scrapbooking

5 08 2011

052. Scrapbook six months [more info]

77 scrapbooking layouts

As it turns out, I’ve been busier than I thought this year when it comes to digital scrapbooking… and I’ve been having a ball. It all started last year when planning my P365, and this year it’s become my favourite hobby (running a close second to photography!).

I think I can consider this goal done… now onto 12 months. 😉


The Beginnings of a Scrapping Project

29 11 2010

055. Buy a digital scrapbooking kit instead of downloading a ‘freebie’ [more info]

I have a fairly big digital scrapbooking collection, with all of it being free kits and resources I have found online during the past year or so. I decided to treat myself this month to a paid kit (which was 40% off at the time), in preparation for an upcoming project – pregnancy scrapbook – I’m planning on starting after I finish teaching for the year.

Here’s what I got (all items from

I’ll post with a few of my layouts once I start on them (the borders and frames will be particularly useful for my project!)

Birthday Card

11 11 2010

059. Make five homemade birthday cards (1/5) [more info]

A card I made for my husband’s 29th birthday in Photoshop (using this image as a starting point), based on an in-joke that we share.

Printed on photo-paper and glued onto a silver card (I should have trimmed the photo down first for the size of the card, but oh well :P)

50 in 50mm Project Completed

2 09 2010

005. Complete the ‘50 in 50mm’ challenge [more info]

After six weeks of work and inspiration, the 50 in 50mm project is finally complete! The idea is to take 50 pictures over 50 days using a 50mm lens. I was able to take photos most days, but adcmittedly there were a few missed times along the way. Never mind, I just extended the project for a couple of extra days to make up for that time.

Here are two montages of images I took over the last 50 55 days:

059. Make five homemade birthday cards

23 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? Create and take pictures of five completed cards for a birthday card box.

Why did I choose this goal? Homemade cards are beautiful to receive and I hope to have a small supply on-hand of homecard cards to mail to others for their birthdays.

058. Make homemade Christmas cards

23 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have finished creating and mailed out Christmas cards to my family and friends.

Why did I choose this goal? I made Christmas cards in 2008 and enjoyed mailing them out to friends and family. Hopefully I can be motivated enough to do this again in the next two years.

057. Order any other completed photo book/project online

23 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have ordered and printed out a photobook of my choice, and have photographed its cover. 

Why did I choose this goal? This goal may coincide with another scrapbooking/photography goal, and it is to give me the motivation to print out a completed project (instead of it lurking on the computer forever).