Friday, December 30, 2011

Trying to catch up before the end of the year!

Think I can do it?  I'm trying really hard, and I have some tricks I'm pulling out of my hat in order to get all my 2010 (just a couple) and 2011 layouts finished up so I can start brand new with 2012 and Project Life next week!  I worked for just an hour or two yesterday and got through October 2010-July 2011 with Landry and started on her back to school pics!

This was the first layout I worked on yesterday:

I woke up at 3 AM yesterday, thinking about scrapbooking of course, and this layout had popped into my head.  I had pictured it in 12x12 but I didn't have any Kraft paper in that size, only 8 1/2 x 11, so I decided that I would add an 8 1/2 x 11 page protector to my album.  I currently use post bound albums but am planning on switching to all 3 ring binders, in the same color.  I really like the look of different size page protectors within an album that some people have done so I figured, why not?

So, if I have one 8 1/2 by 11 I need another, right?  This one will go on the back side and it literally took five minutes.  I grabbed the hearts and embellished doily out of my scrap tray, added some journaling and I was done!  (how about that new pink Sharpie?)

Do you have big weekend/New Years plans?  We will be doing the usual, snacks, movies and games with mom and dad at our house.  On Sunday will have our annual Black Eyed Peas for good luck at mom and dad's house.  You know, she's a stickler for that.  She makes ALL of us eat at least ONE bite for good luck for the whole year.  You have to eat them on New Year's Day though.  It really does work though, and honestly, my mom makes THE BEST Black Eyed Peas ever!  Whatever you do, and wherever you are, I hope you ring in the New Year safely and I sure have enjoyed you all in 2011 and am really looking forward to 2012.  I have a GREAT feeling about this next year, for all of us!  See you next year! 


  1. Nice layouts! I have a few 8.5 x 11 layouts in my albums. A few other sizes too. It makes the album intersting.

    Once you switch to 3 ring you will not know what you ever did before. The three ring albums are great and much less of a hassle.

  2. These are both great! Love those days of the week stamps!

  3. great layouts!

    i switched to 3 ring about 2 years ago and i love them so much--i scrap out of order and it works perfectly for that!

    happy new year!

  4. I love the layouts! I'm switching to 3 rings after I finish up with this last post bound album too! I think mixing in different sizes is really interesting, but way way to hard in a post bound!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  5. You seriously did 9 months of scrapbooking in 2 hours!!! Holy sh1t, you really need to visit me, I need HELP, lol.
    I see you used your new stamp :)
    I hate peas :( I open the front and back door to let the old year out and new year in :) Out with the old and in with the new :)
    Having my SIL and BIL over for dinner tomorrow night.

  6. Well, you quickly used those stamps!! But i grt it, thet look grest, and so does your Lo!! Have a great new year!!!

  7. Well, you quickly used those stamps!! But i grt it, thet look grest, and so does your Lo!! Have a great new year!!!

  8. Cool layouts! I have to go back at least 6 years just to get caught up on the boys albums :0) That's bad I know! I have some recent stuff in mini albums but not sure if I can ever get their books done. Still need to get our wedding album done also :0) Here's to you pumping them out!

  9. Hey, Becky! Happy New Year!! Missed *chatting* with you while I was on my blog break!
    Such cute, sweet layouts :) I have to say I love the 3 ring binders so much better than the post! I will never switch back.
    Can't wait to see what you have in store for project life!

  10. Cute layouts! I love how you used the stamps.

    We have the traditonal black eye peas, also. And Mom makes us eat cabbage for wealth.