Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Using my *NEW* camera!!!

My Project Life pages are from last week and are actually only cover ing 4 days.  I worked last weekend so that would be one reason why there were not as many pictures.  Depending on what my husband and son are doing when I am away at work I will send the smaller Kodak camera with them.  I think my husband is a bit intimidated by my new camera!

I'm documenting the arrival of my new camera!!!  I'm loving it!!!  Since I am the one to take about 96% of the pictures for our Project Life album I thought I would take a few self portraits!  I'm sure my husband would have laughed at me if I asked him to take a few pictures of myself!  This is the day I got my new camera...I also got my hair trimmed on this day and thought it would be good to document that as well.  I don't know about you but I am quite particular about my hair!  I have found the greatest hair stylist!!!!!!  She's been doing my hair for about seven or eight years now and I can honestly say that I always walk out of her salon 110% happy with my hair!  I am trying to grow out my hair a bit and she is getting me through this process. Thanks Ashlie!!!! 

Enough about my hair... :)

Lovin' the design G pages...once again used in this layout.  I am running low so I think I will need to place and Amazon order soon!  I also used some of those great tags from Elle's Studio.  The journaling cards on this page are from a free printable I found on Pinterest from Miss Tiina.  I'm glad I can print more of those and that I can find white paper cheap!  I'm not always happy with my hand writing so I sometimes go through a few journaling cards before I am satisfied with the final card. 

Here's the backside of that page.  That's our kitty...her name is Emma.  I think that was the first picture I took with my new camera.  She was playing with the lens cap!  She's 10 years old and such a lovable cat!  I got her a few days before my husband and I got married!  I was coming home from work one morning and had to stop at someones house to pick up something.  They had kittens and of course I fell in love.  Even though we lived in an apartment at the time I thought I shouldn't be bringing one home but I did anyway!  Our landlord was fine with it...yeah!  She was our only 'kid' for five years until our son came along and I think it has taken nearly five years for her to warm up to Ben!  She will sometimes sleep by him when he goes to bed, but it doesn't last long.  There he is all snuggled up in his bed with all the extra blankets on him and his stuffed animals!  He likes the blankets up to his chin just like his father!

And the last page of my layout.  Another tag from Elle's Studio used here.  I love to see my son & husband looking at our scrapbooks...this one happens to be last years Project Life!  And I love that picture of the plant.  I took a picture of it with my little Kodak camera and compared it to the one taken with my new Canon dslr...wow, what a difference!  I love it!  I think later today I will get the extra lens out that came with my camera and play around with it taking some outdoor pictures.

So my pages are pretty simple, nothing too spectacular.  I love to see what other people's pages are looking like to get some new ideas.  One blog I love to follow to get some great inspiration is Mish Mash.  I love how she uses the instagram photos and the journaling pockets for pictures as well.  I'm not an iphone user but I have considered purchasing one for the instagram app alone!  I will stick with my Android X2.  I'm considering an Instax Mini camera.  I've seen many using this on some of the great blogs I've been following.
Last night after I completed these pages I was working on my son's PL album.  I am pretty much caught up on that as far as picture placement goes.  I just have to go back and do all of the journaling but that won't take long to do.  It will be fun to add all the little extras to it and I hope to start sharing those pages in the near future.  I want to get the design F pages to use for all the little Valentine's my son got at school...I think they would fit in those pockets perfectly.  I love the idea of putting lots of pictures in those pockets as well.  Becky Higgin's blog post was great yesterday.  I love the Feedback Friday (& Monday) posts!  One of the questions addressed how many albums the creative team is doing.  I am beginning to think doing two albums is a bit much!  Last year both our family album and my son's were divided into two albums each so imagine how many albums I will have over the years!  I am thinking about only doing one album next year.  Wondering what others do???

Going to a scrapbooking retreat in April with a group of ladies, (a biannual even!!) so I will be able to get lots done there.  I actually have to finish up a traditional 12x12 album that's from a few years back...the one I was working on for my son when I started using Project Life.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the great pages this week that are linking up over at The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama!

Have a great week :)


  1. I'd be curious to hear what others are doing too. I am only doing one album this year. I am getting my bug to do more creative layouts out by simultaneously going back and doing layouts for previous years (since I'm not caught up).

  2. Great job! I LOVE using instagram and I got an Instax mini7s for Christmas & I have loved using different types of photos on my layouts.



  3. Love the pages! Thanks for linking up on my blog and congrats on the new camera!! :) Hugs!