Thursday, July 8, 2010

hip hop and write it down.



when it comes to scrapbooking, i am all about the journaling.  i can pop photos in a sleeve of an album and call it a day.  anyone can.  so i look at it like.... i am going to scrapbook, i need to tell a story.  it works well for me b/c i have a horrible memory.  seriously.  when i scrapbook like this, the story is told and i don't have to rely on my no good, very bad memory. 

i will be hosting a journaling crop at scrap-a-latte (see right for link)sometime in the next couple of months. so if you are in need of fresh ideas, you should check it out.  when we settle on a date, i will post it here. :)

do you like this stamp set???

yeah, i know you do~ :)  i will be picking a winner from my blog comments and that chick will get those stamps.  stay tuned!

after my blog, go see wendy!

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stamps used
now that i am 6
numbers:  http://unitystampco.com/stamps?search=numbers%2C+etc.
heart/circle: http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2205-UK409A_CONFESSION_i_luv_unity
letters:  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2850-KOMMAY10_A_Little_Happy
flowers:  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2773-KOMAPRIL10_Together_we_Bloom
patterned paper:  GRAPHIC 45
taller over night
numbers in boxes:  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2340-US1022W_Game_of_Chance_Bingo
vertical numbers, "amazing":  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2442-SBC102_Capture_Life_November_09_Collection
"she said":  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2700-SBC105_Favorite_Things
kid face: http://unitystampco.com/stamps?search=middle+school+madness
"for the record":  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2370-SBC100_LeChic_Vintage_sept_09
tiny letters:  http://unitystampco.com/stamps/2850-KOMMAY10_A_Little_Happy 

54 comments:

Nicole Maki said...

I really like your outlook on scrapbooking. I have a terrible memory too and if it wasn't for my LOs all those memories would be lost (or at least foggy and misrepresented).

Love the cute stamp set too :-)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful pages! Your little one is so sweet!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

such cute layouts! thanks for sharing :)! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

KmoRakefet said...

Great and amazing. I was just going over my kid's albums. Amazing how the grow and we can't believe they are the same persons in the picture it so strange.

lovly child !!!!

jennifer mitten said...

I love your layoyts - your journaling is always so fabulous!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww, your little girl is a cutie pie! Love your journalling, so entertaining!

StampinCathy said...

Your pages are just amazing and so inspiring. I just love how you do your journaling. I just love all the Unity you used on the pages too! I make so many birthday cards and this kit would come in really handy. Thanks for a chance.

FibreJunky said...

I love your pages. They're just about my favourite part of the hop because I know, no matter how rotten I feel, or how bad things are, if your pages don't make me smile, it's because they're making me laugh my {beeep} off.
Thank you for continuing to make my world a little brighter.

Lesley Langdon said...

Very lovely layouts - so much journaling - LOVE it!

Very cute stamps...would love to win them!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful page. My dd always wanted thick soled shoes so she could be taller.

Brooke said...

your layouts are so stinkin cute!! you have the BEST journaling {as always} that little Abby.. she is pretty darn cute...

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

I luv your scrapbook pages... they are so full of journaling which is lovely to see.

Kathy H said...

Sweet page!!!

Stephanie Niavez said...

These are just sooo sweet. And, too cute!

Eryn Hagen said...

LOVE these Jen!!

Lacey said...

Wow amazing layouts! Very inspiring!

chickadee3357 said...

Journaling crop sounds awesome. I like the idea of focusing on my journaling more.

Bogner's said...

I think my favorite part of your absolutely fabulous LO's is your journaling. It is so fun. I love how you take almost the whole page to put the wondeful words around the pictures!

My Angel said...

Love your layouts! Love all the detail & the many stamp sets you always incorporate into your pages!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol said...

I agree! A scrapbook without the stories is just a collection of photos that years from now no one will know who is in them or what they are!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

JenMarie said...

Always LOVE your pages!!

Karen said...

Super sweet layouts Jen! Love-em!!

stampjourney said...

I love your philosophy of scrapbooking--that's probably why your layouts absolutely ROCK! Thanks for providing us with such great inspiration week after week with awesome Unity stamps!

Erika M. said...

I love the fact that you use stamps in your layouts!

jzscrappin said...

Great layouts!!! I feel a scrap-lift coming on!! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Your creations are really unique and I love watching your blog for inspiration! And this Unity stamp set is SO versatile! My one and only grandchild is having his 2 year birthday and what I wouldn't give to have this sweet set to create his special card with. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us!

Jenn said...

such a sweet girl, love the layouts

Joni Kix said...

I'm a stamping scrapper and LOVE to see layouts using rubber stamps! Your layouts are WONDERFUL! TFS!!!

Toni K said...

You always have the best layouts! You have some very blessed kids to have those to look back on years from now.

Carisa said...

omgosh, jen, i totally agree with you - scrapbooking should be all about journaling and remembering all those special moments. i love how you make it all come together so seamelssly together. your kids will treasure these priceless memories & works of art when they get older.

Tiff said...

SUPER cute layout!

Lorraine said...

aww this is stunning i love it xx

Monica said...

I love your layouts & they always inspire me to focus on telling the story and not to forget the little things....
Awesome job & thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa said...

This is so incredibly cute! LOOOOOVE your LO's!

Donna said...

Beautiful layouts! Love how you framed the first one. I love how you journal your stories. That's my weakness and you inspire me to want to work on that...so thanks!

Noreen said...

Cute layout idea. She'll have some fun memories.

Laura Isham said...

Love your pages! I totally agree that story is what makes scrapbooking worth while.

Mary Friederichsen said...

These pages are aodrable Jenn!
And your little girl is adorable and smart as well!!

Thank you for sharing!
Have a great weekend!

Tanya said...

Love your pages!! Hip Hop!!!

Carolina said...

Such adorable layouts ~ love how you incorporated the journaling.

Suz said...

super pages... I love all the journaling you put on your pages

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful pages!!

pattywagan said...

I am crazy about journaling too! I figure I am telling a story and the photos are just the illustrations! Thanks for inspiring me with you layouts! Patty

JessicaK said...

OMG, you have the best journaled LO's I've ever seen. the pics and everything just go together perfectly.

Linda said...

That is great layout! You Amzme with all you different layouts, and thing you come up with. I don't know how you do it?

Suzi said...

Lovely layouts. LOVE your style!

Regina said...

Love your words about making a scrapbook page your story -- especially to help our horrible, no good, very bad memories.

Cute pages and great snaps!

Lindsey said...

Love your pages... and the stamp set is awesome! So many possibilities...

symbelly said...

i like your layouts.
i love where you put your journaling, its so cool.
i'll have to try it too. i'm journaling challenged but you are so right , i have got to tell the story coz i too dont have the best of memories. hehehhe
thank you for sharing.

Rona said...

adorable!

Carmen said...

Kids just say the cutest things sometimes! I think it's so cool that you got it down onto a layout. Both the pages are nice, but I really like the first one a lot. I do mostly cards because it takes me so much time to decide on a page...so I appreciate the work and the thought you've put into this!

{jennie} said...

I love that you scrapbook the story, and even better that it's in your own handwriting. The words are part of the story, the writing style is the rest of the story!

ruth said...

Great layouts!! I love a great story with the pics too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Super cute birthday cake.