Monday, May 30, 2011

Back to reality

Good morning!

Well, we are back to reality.  After spending 5 nights in Florida, experiencing the magic of Disney and the hot Florida weather, we are back to our normal routine and already planing our next Disney vacation.  Disney World is really a magical place.  It was not my first time there, but it was our first time with the kids and the experience was so magical, it was like going for the first time.  Seeing Disney through the eyes of kids is really the best way to experience Disney World, especially Magic Kingdom.  The girls loved meeting their favorites characters, going on the may rides, and just being surrounded by everything Disney.  Even though we only had 4 days to see the 4 parks, we got to see and do everything on our list.  I got to sit down yesterday and do a couple layout from the many many pictures I got developed over the weekend (thank God for Costco's 10cents a picture sale!!) 

Disney - Simple Story Explore kit - sketch by Kristine Davidson

Pret pour le décolage - Simple Story Explore kit - sketch by Kristine Davidson

These 2 layouts were done using Simple Stories products I had purchased from the Explore kit at the LCOM crop last month.   I can't wait to sit down and do more layouts!

the next 3 layouts are layouts I completed using CTMH Sophia  and Sweetheart kits.  They are the layouts we did at the May 15th workshops.  Hope you like them

Dehors- Sophia kit and Sophia WOTG layout
Ma Princesse- Sweetheart kit and Sweetheart WOTG layout
Des Fleurs pour Mémére Jeanne- Sophia kit and Miracle WOTG layout

So that's it for now, I'll post more Disney layouts as I complete them.  So who's coming with us to Disney in 2013??

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Where do I find inspiration for my scrapbooking layout?  That question is somewhat easy to answer: my children.  They are so photogenic and I tend to take lots of pictures when I take my camera out, so I usually have lots of material to work with.  I like to look at magazines, the close to my Heart Idea books and I love Jeanette Lynton's how to books (Magic, Imagine and Cherish).  I also look to the internet to find layouts and sketches, like on the pagemaps site.
I also like to look at other Scapbooker's layouts.  I love how at some of my workshops, some take my kits and make something that looks completely different.  I get inspired by other people's work.  I like to take other people's ideas and make it my own.  Here is a layout that  I "scraplifted" from the Close to my Heart Idea book

I also worked on layouts for the May 15th afternoon layout using workshops on the go.  Here are the ones I completed

So what inspires you??

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring cleaning and an Easter story

Good evening!

I'm Back!  again!  hihi.  I took a little break from scrapbooking and concentrated on my spring cleaning.  My Scrapbooking corner is now in a different corner of the basement and now new and improved!  More shelves, more room, more practical.  All it needs now is a little decor- pictures on the wall and that should be it.  The girls were glad that I did a little purging too since their scrap bin is now full of new paper.

Before I show  you some scrapbooking layout, let me tell you a story about Easter.  Marianne was learning about Easter and death and was asking a lot of questions lately.  When going to my Mom's house for Easter, we passed by the cemetery and I told her that is where her great grandmother Jeanne was buried and Marianne asked to go see.  We located the tombstone but the flower arrangement was in poor shape having spent the winter outdoors.  The girls asked if we could fix it and here is the final results.  The best arrangement in all the cemetary!!
Back in the car, Zoé (who just turned 4 this week!!) looks at her sister and says " When mémére Jeanne's not dead anymore, she's going to really love those flowers!!"  her sister then replies that mémére will stay dead and be in heaven with Jesus and God.  Zoé then asks who God is.  Marianne replies "God is Jesus' dad, A long long time ago, Mary and Joseph really wanted a baby and they tried for a very long time and when it didn't work, God gave them his son"  How cute is that!  I really wished I had a recording!  But it will sure make a nice journaling block for my scrapbooking!

So now I'm back in scrapbook mode just in time for national scrapbook month!  Here are a couple layout I did with the new CTMH You and Me kit available only for the month of May.

I love the colors, the kits come with everything you see in the layout! 

I went to a crop this past weekend and I got a lot accomplished so I should have a couple blogs worth of material to work with.  After two full days of scrapbooking for a total of 18 hours, is it normal to want to come home and do more scrapbooking???  See you soon!!