Home Sweet Home


“There’s no place like home.”  Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

This is my layout from Tuesdays Time Out about home.  I find it difficult to totally decorate a page, include embellishments and photo mats with absolutely no idea of which photos I’m going to use – which is the only downside about creating layouts/projects in the classroom setting without photos.  Today, we got to select our own two sheets of patterned paper and three sheets of solid cardstock.  I did everything on the layout except cut the photo mats because I wanted to select and print my photos and then cut the mats to match.  Our instructor, Grace, also printed out our street address (which I covered up in Photoshop for obvious reasons — but I indicated where I placed everything).  I had a great time and look forward to the next class which is going to be a 7 Gypsies mini album to include all of those photos from summer vacation.  You can see the sample here

  • There are also plans in the works for me to do a two page spread including the photos I took of the house right after I purchased it in April 2004 (before) and photos of the home this spring (after).  It is amazing how much things change in the course of just a few years!
  • I also use a date stamp from Staples to date all of my layouts — so I know when I completed them — or if there is a specific date in the journaling, I’ll use the date stamp to indicate when I completed the layout.  I REALLY wish I had dated my early layouts as to when I completed them 🙁  I’ve been scrapbooking for a REALLY long time — since the days of MJ Designs (albeit not regularly in the beginning.  Yikes!)


I recently found some really cool embellishments at Staples, which are shown above – just goes to show you can find cool stuff anywhere (although Staples isn’t that much of a stretch).

Today is going to be spent outside for the most part, cutting the grass and cleaning up all of the debris (LOTS of leaves and branches) from the last storm before the rain comes our way again on Thursday – after 6” on Sunday and Monday we certainly don’t need it.  (I could say the same thing about scrapbook paper 😉

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