I met both of them online back when I thought of myself as a quilter. I had found them through blogs and even had an online group for awhile. But I never understood how they quilted so much- how they got so much done during the week. It was like quilting was all they could think about. I enjoyed it, but it was more the final product than the process I enjoyed.
I had dabbled in scrapbooking while I was quilting. Scrapbooking was frustrating, though. It didn't have a pattern like quilting and I wasn't happy with the composition of many of my pages. And then I got this, what I thought was a novel, idea, to take the pages I liked in magazines and create pages that looked like them. And it all took off from there. Quilting is still something I do, but more out of necessity and because I feel guilty for all my fabric, but what I really love, what I think about while at work and can't wait to for the kids to go to bed so I can, is sccrapbook.
Club CK is part of the reason I love scrapping, too. The inspiration and support there inspires me to create more.
Here's a few of my recent layouts:
|Annaliese playing in Lake Michigan while vacationing at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The rocks around the pink are rocks I picked up while we were there. Layout was based on a sketch from Scrapbook Generation. Most of the papers and embellishments are Fancy Pants. Created for a challenge to incorporate a unique border.|
|Last year for advent, we did an activity ever day. This layout documents all of them. Can't believe I got 24 pictures to fit in an organized, cohesive manner on a layout. Created for a challenge on traditions.|
|A page for our bike trip around Mackinac Island- an 8.2 miles ride. I scanned the map from one of our brochures and blew it up. Created for a challenge to use a number in your title.|
|Page for Annaliese's first Halloween. Such a cutie pie! Created for a challenge to incorporate vellum (bee's wings and journaling block.|
|I created this one for Thinking*Through*Design, to create a page with dimension. The stitched leaves didn't turn out as I had hoped, but I love the title area with leaves and buttons. Annaliese's first time playing in the leaves.|