Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Scrappy Faves of 2008

Last Year I did a post of my top 10 favorite layouts for the year. You can see that post here.

I scrapped a lot more in 2008 than in 2007, so I was trying to think of a way to pick some favorites, because it would be very hard to pick a top 10. So I decided to pick 1 from each month of 2008. Here goes:

January:Still my Baby - I was just entering the second trimester with Abigail when I did this layout. Most of the time my journaling reads as if I'm writing to the kids. This was a sentiment I wanted to get down on paper for Natalie.

February: Happiness in a Kiss. Love these pics of John and Natalie. Also not my usual style of scrapbooking, so this one stood out for me.

March:Snow - We actually has our one and only snow of the winter in March. And even at that it was melted by lunchtime. I got Natalie outside just in time to take a few pics before it was gone.

April:Tickled Silly - This was the layout that I broke into the publishing market with. It appeared in the September Issue of Scrapbook Trends. I think my dad really enjoyed showcasing the magazine at work. :)

May:Taking Care of Pooh - My sweet girl was something with that life size Pooh doll.

June:My Cup Runneth Over - This one speaks for itself. After bringing Abigail home from the hospital it was the first Layout I made.

July:You in the Pool - Natalie's first swim of the Summer in her little Pool. Ironically enough it was her only swim in that pool. With a newborn last summer we just didn't make it outside much.

August:Summer Gift - Another one of my favorite pictures. LOVE Natalie's expression and all the pink I used here.

September:Love Birds - The pictures were just shortly after Papa and MeMe got engaged. They were so giddy they were like 2 teenagers. :) And I love the little bird stamp I used here.
October:Look Who's Two - This owl seemed perfect for this layout and I just had to do a play on words here. Also so hard to believe that "baby" from January's layout was turning two!
November:Keep Hangin' On - Another one where the journaling is talking to Abigail. Just another one of those "momisms" I wanted to get down .
December:Christmas 2008 - To be quite honest, I'm not real thrilled with our family Christmas picture. Natalie looks mad and we all look a little washed out. But even so, I love this layout. The pics of the kiddos save it. ha.

So there you have it. Some of my favorites from 2008. Wanna know how many Layouts I did? It's somewhere around 250 give or take a few. Yes, I really love scrapbooking. ;)


Mike and Brianna said...

Wow 250 layouts! That's great! I haven't counted mine up, but I'm sure it's not that much! Love all your layouts, of course!

Joy said...

Those are all so wonderful! I really like the snow page, because really when do we ever get to do a snow page around here? I LOVE the "summer gifts". Natalie has the sweetest little inquisitive look on her face. Too sweet!

Joyce said...

Leah, you chose wisely...these are just so sweet!! Enjoyed the visit today! Love, Aunt Joycee

Cheryl Wray said...

You are amazing with the number of pages you get done!! I'd love to see how you organize all of them.

Great choices. I loved seeing all of these layouts again!

Leah said...

Cheryl - I'd love to see how I organize them too LOL! I don't have any of my '08 pages organized in books yet. They are mostly just in the 12x12 protective sleeves. Getting them in albums is top priority!

Leah said...

One other thing.. my gallery at SIS keeps track of them by month. That made it simple to choose a fave for each month and see how many I did for the year.

Jude said...

Wow, these are all so cute! I have been a bad blog reader /commenter lately and have missed all your wonderful LOs, and seeing your pretty girls! :)

Jill Deiling said...

what a great idea for a blog post! I loved looking at your top fav pages and why you love them! :)

Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, I remember (most) of those LO's :-). And today, they are still pretty amazing. You do great work. Thanks for sharing...again :-).

yoderworld said...

Those are some great layouts - and 250 for the year, wow, I think I've done maybe 50! You amaze me with your scrapbooking every time I get on your blog! Keep it up! I need the inspiration! Also, your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing.

Heather M. said...

250?!?! Wow! That's awesome! I love the ones you picked! So awesome!

~Telah said...

Cool! I may have to do this too. Neat to look back and pick your favs each month. And so will you be shooting for 500 for the year 2009?!

paper said...

LOVE your work and the ones you picked are stunning!!!