Scrapbooking

I finally got around to scrapbooking last week – not for any specific assignments but just for fun! I absolutely love the opportunity I have to create projects for publication but it is also fun to just play around sometimes with no guidelines, requirements, etc.

I have been better lately at printing out photos as I take them instead of just leaving them all on my computer until I am ready to scrapbook. It was always such a process to sit down at the computer and look through thousands (literally) of photographs trying to decide what to scrapbook. Then I would have to spend the time editing, cropping and printing and sometimes I would run out of time (and energy) before I even got scrapbooking! So, I decided to start printing out my favorites as I take them. Now, when I am ready to scrapbook I can just grab some photos and get started right away! It works much better for me!

I have quite a few monthly scrapbooking kits from Poppy Ink that I haven’t used so I was excited to dig into one of those finally! Kits really are a fun way to go because you get a sampling of products that are already put together for you. Then you don’t have to spend a bunch of time trying to decide which products you want to use. (These are especially great for people that don’t scrapbook a lot or that get overwhelmed when they go to a scrapbook store!) Each kit has everything you need to create a bunch of pages! I added a few other products that I have in my stash, but mostly used what was in the kit.

The first layout is about Tyler and how he loves sports and then the other 2 are about their first days of school this year! I love these boys!! They are growing up way too quickly!!

Tyler_kindergarten

Matthew_1st_day

Thanks for stopping by!!

18 Comments

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    Wendy Sue
    September 25, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    These are super fun layouts – it’s always great to see Maggie-pages!!! I need to follow your lead and start printing as I go – I’m so bad at not editing and printing until I NEED to.

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    laura vegas
    September 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    i love these layouts maggie! i think i was just playing with the same poppy ink kit a few weeks ago … i just loved the bright colors and all the stars! i should start printing more often too … all that editing, sizing, etc takes so long sometimes. sometimes i just want to pull a picture out without thinking so hard!

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    Heather Prins
    September 26, 2007 at 11:39 am

    great layouts. I think i have to go do some scraplifting, lol!!!

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    Jen K
    September 26, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Wow, I love them all! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    Jessi
    September 27, 2007 at 8:08 am

    I’ve been printing as I go as well, and it does make it SO MUCH EASIER! πŸ™‚ Love the pages!

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    christie wilson
    September 28, 2007 at 6:58 am

    Hey Maggie! Just thought I would let you know I stopped by. I do all the time just to see what you are up to. I love all the pictures of your kiddies.

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    Stacie
    September 28, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Man I love your stuff! I am such an admirer of your photos. Can I ask you what lens you use for your camera? Your pictures always have such amazing color and clarity. I’m learning that it’s the lens that makes the photo….am I right?
    staciemurdock@gmail.com

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    Jen Roper
    September 28, 2007 at 9:15 am

    I love your pages. You are so talented, I wish I could scrapook as well as you do :)!!
    Your kids look so cute in the pictures, too!

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    Heather Ruwe
    September 29, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Love your layouts. So cute. Hope all is well with you!

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    stephanie
    September 29, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Darling pictures and pages. I love your work. You are such a star! I don’t know how you do it, my friend!

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    Christina
    September 30, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Yeah – you scrapped!!!!!
    These are fabulous –

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    Melissa Stadler
    October 1, 2007 at 8:35 am

    You are amazing Maggie! What in the world CAN’T you do? πŸ™‚

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    Karen Lopez
    October 1, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Fun layouts!! I’ll have to check out Poppy Ink. Thanks for sharing. Your work is so inspiring! πŸ™‚

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    Robyn W.
    October 2, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Love them all Maggie – so so cute! πŸ™‚

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    Amy Yetter
    October 2, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Always love your work.

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    margie
    October 4, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Mags…
    these are so dang cute! LOVE…
    love…
    i want to scrap now!!
    kiss kiss
    m

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    Keisha
    October 5, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    awesome projects maggie!!!

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    kelly
    October 8, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    love the layouts, maggie! your work is always so fun and fresh!

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