Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Girls Day Out!

This week has been really busy, so I'm just now getting a chance to update about the weekend. On Saturday some of us gals took a road trip to the Nashville area for an all day crop with area SISters. I have been a member of this scrapbooking website since it's debut last May, and it was really cool to get to meet some people in real life that I've only known through the online scrapping community. We had so much fun and I'm already looking forward to the next one! The only downside was that we were there for 12 hours and I only got 5 pages done. How does that happen?? Anyway here's the rundown on my pages:

First two pager I've done in a LONG time. I'm gonna try to do more of these because I can get so many more pictures on them.

Found a new challenge blog called Scrappin' the Music. Every week they post a song as inspiration, and you use some or part of the lyrics to create a page. This one was based off of Bucky Covington's song, It's Good to be Us.

One of my favorite recent pictures of Natalie. The journaling reads: In 5 more months you will become the BIG SISTER, but you will always be my baby. love, Mom.

Another one of my favorite recent pics. While at the crop, we played a couple of games. One of them was a Round Robin. What this means is that you sit at a table with other people and pass your layouts around. You start out with your own layout for the first 5 minutes. Then when time is up, you pass it. Your layout spends 5 minutes in each persons possession to work on. So when you get it back, everybody at the table has contributed to the final result. Hopefully that made sense. Anyway, the girls in my group did a great job with this one!
I have one other layout I did in another game where someone else picked out 3-5 supplies from our own stash and then we got to choose ONE more thing and that was it. We had to create a layout using those few things. I like how it turned out, but it's still just so plain looking to me, so I'm gonna add a final touch and then post it later.

A couple more pics from the crop: My cutesy nametag for our table, and a group shot of us Alabama girls.


With a room full of scrappers, you know tons of pics were taken. If you'd like to see more, one of the other gals from TN posted a bunch here.

Tons of stuff going on at my house this week..new furniture arrived, and as soon as I get the final touches done in our room I'll share before and after pics. I can't believe how different everything looks but I am loving our new bed!

15 comments:

April said...

That was a fun day! I'm glad you invited us to go. I can't wait to do the round robin at our next crop! Even if we only have a few people, it will be fun!

Cheryl Wray said...

This sounds like such a FUN time!!!!!!!

I love all of these layouts, especially the two-page one!! And I love how you stamped on the background page on that one of Natalie ("still my baby").

Alissa said...

Saturday was da bomb to quote Amy C. Thanks for inviting us! I can't wait for the next one!

Jude said...

wow, I love that idea for the group LO!! How cool!! Glad you had fun! :)

Dawn Bibbs said...

Hey there! Your LO's are great. Don't you just love little girls? 2page LO's are my fav...but I need to try and do mor 1 pagers.

I'm glad you had fun at your crop. Don't feel bad about how many pages you did...or didn't do. I meet EVERY week with my friends to scrapbook and I'm hardpressed to get 5 pages done in 4 weeks! LOL

I LOVE the LO games ya'll played. I may have to try those at our weekly girls nights. That may kick start us back into scrapping more often (we've all be slackers lately)

Thanks for sharing.

Mike & Brianna said...

Your pictures turned out great! I had such a good time! Yeah, I didn't get that much done either. How long did it take us to get our first page done??

Anonymous said...

Leah, I am so thankful for your many friends. Your trip to do a crop day sounds like so much fun. I like them all and I like the round robin idea. I would give them 10 minutes each. However ir it was me, I would need an hour to think. LOL but then I am old. The group pictures is good even though I don't know anyone but you, You can see in each ones eyes they are so enjoying time together. We all need lots of friends and you have many. keep on scraping girls.
love you, Mom

Jamie said...

It looks like you girls had a great time on Saturday. I love that group shot of you girls. So fun!

Glad to hear that you love your new bed. Can't wait to see photos.

Charin said...

Aww, how fun! :) Love your pages!

Jolene George said...

I miss crops. I use to go to a 3 day retreat to Tucson. I got so much done and it was a blast! So glad you had fun...and any completed pages and a bonus. You did great.

Sharon Caudle said...

Love your layouts!! I really like all the different pics featured in "a view from here". Awesome! And what a little cutie patootie! :) Thanks for the info on the games too! Sounds like so much fun!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this LO....it's the cutest!!! You are so Amazing with what you Create!!!!

Mississippi Songbird said...

What a neat glog, and what a neat trip that must have been. One of these days, I would like to start scrapbooking..
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back to read yours again.. Have a terrific week.

My Paper World said...

Wow! Lots of great things to look at, Your layouts are fab!

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous layouts you are one very talented lady ,you so make me want to scrapbook ,Dawnx