Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Wedding Scrapbook: Gina and Ronnell

I will be honest, I was not all together sure that I would be posting here in 2015.  My blogging mojo (did I ever really have blogging mojo???) not only left the building, I am fairly certain it left the country. My deciding factor was could I remember my blogger login...you think I am kidding.   That is when you know you have  neglected your blog for far too long.  Luckily, it all came  back to me and here I am.  I can't  even begin to catch up on all that has been going on, but suffice to say, I am doing well and I truly miss contributing a post here and there.   So, in case there is still anyone out there...I'm back.  I am betting that some of the blanks from the last 5+ months will be filled in to some extent....as weird as that may be.

But for now let's talk about something fairly current.  I finally finished this wedding scrapbook for a former coworker.  I have been working on it on and off (mostly off) since May of last year.  When I told her I would do it, I did preface it by saying  that I had no idea how long it would take me to compete.  I truly never know when I am going to be inspired to scrap - whether it is my own pictures or someone else's.  Without further delay....here it is...



I also made a box for her to put all of her shower and wedding cards.  I enlisted some late night help via  text from a fellow crafty.....she was a life saver and with her wonderful suggestions, I was thrilled with how it turned out!  Thank you, Lisa!  You are the best!


Even though it took me quite awhile to get it finished, Gina was thrilled with it and that is definitely my favorite part!!!


For those of you that haven't forgotten about me, thanks for coming back despite my ridiculously long absence.  I will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later.  Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

snap.scrap.share: Thursdays w/ Katie Stories - September 2014

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by today!  Katie and I took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but we are back in the swing of things this month and I am so excited to have her back!
Katie Stories

I don't know about you, but I am in a bit of a scrapping rut.  I desperately need to finish a  wedding album that I am working on for a former co-worker, and hopefully Katie's post will help to get me moving in the right direction.

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Hi everyone!

We took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but I'm back here at Julie's, and I'm so happy to be here!

I've been working on an engagement scrapbook for a long time, but when I was putting together my chronological "regular" scrapbook albums, I was sad that I didn't have anything engagement related in them. All of those layouts were in my engagement album, and I felt like something major was missing as I flipped through those albums.



So I decided to make new versions of layouts covering the same events to put in those albums.

This was my first layout. I used a divided page protector, and pictures of my rings that I took right after we got them.

For my new layout, I decided to use the same big picture strip of all of the rings that I tried on. This was important for me to use again, because trying on all the rings was a really big part of ring shopping for me.

But I also wanted to add my all time favorite picture of our rings, which I hadn't taken yet when I made this layout! So I was pretty happy to be able to add it into my scrapbook :)


I also borrowed the same journaling that I used in the original layout for my second layout. I was making this new page about 18 months after the fact, and I thought my "old" journaling was better than what I could have written this past June! But I figured it is the same story, I just wanted it in two different places!

It was really fun to re-create this layout. Its not something I usually do, and doing it with my engagement album was the first time I ever re-scrapped something that was already "done".

Have you ever gone back and re-done an event in a new page?


Friday, September 5, 2014

Fitness Friday: 09.05.14

Happy Friday!  For a short week it sure did feel like a long one....bring on the weekend! 

Here I am for the third Friday in a row linking up with Aubrey Leigh for Fitness Friday.  I have had a pretty good week.  My eating was far from perfect, but was quite the improvement from the last few weeks....I will take that as a small victory.

ALG Uninterrupted

I haven't been posting scale stats for two reasons....first and foremost - I am so not brave enough to throw that big number out on the internets and I think that you will more likely see pictures before I post that scary number!  Secondly, I don't weigh that often.  When I don't see the numbers that I think I deserve, it seriously bums me out and I don't want those numbers to derail me - plain and simple.  I do know that changes are taking place.  I can see it in the mirror and I can tell by how my clothes are fitting.  Not to mention the fabulous blood work results that I got a couple of weeks ago from the doctor.  High five for non-scale victories!!!!
My workouts were pretty much just as I scheduled:
Friday - I guess I started out with an OOPS on Friday.  I was supposed to do weights, but I ended up with  a rest day and spent time with my son.  I was really tired.  I made the weights up Saturday morning before boot camp.
Saturday - Boot camp and weights
Sunday - 6 mile walk River Legacy
Monday - Boot camp and weights
Tuesday - Boot camp and weights
I have the VERY BEST boot camp instructor ever.... #sorrynotsorry if I sound like a broken record. Heather offered to follow me to my gym after boot camp on Tuesday to help me with form on my weights.  She is beyond inspirational and such a great positive motivator!  I really believe that I would not have made the progress that I have so far without her.
Heather...I call her Fearless Leader and I
Yes, I know the picture is a little cheesy, but you can actually see a little progress in those arms!


Wednesday - Scheduled rest day

Thursday - Circuit Crazy class and weights at the gym

Looking forward to the next week I hope to stick to my scheduled workouts and make more improvements in my food.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!