Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Happy Place

Hi ho, Hi ho...it's off to Archiver's I go. My work is done, I'm off for scrappin' fun! Hi ho! Hi ho! That little song just echos in my head every time I get the chance to scrapbook at my favorite cropping place...Archiver's in Omaha. It is so worth the 46 mile drive to the best scrappin' location in the world. I've cropped at several places, but this one takes the cake in the comfortable seats, good lighting, great food and fabulous door prizes! I was able to crop last Friday night from 5-11pm all by myself. It's the first time I flew solo, but it was still fun. I made some new friends and I got six (2 page) layouts completed. Here are three of them....
These are from last fall when Madison tried volleyball. Very simple, but now completed! I love the volleyball brads and the orange and blue colors!
This paper I just purchased while in South Dakota. It's from the new Fancy Pants line called Kraft Kuts that I haven't seen around here. Love the kraft colored background instead of white. Many scrappers would say "yummy". Not so much me...but other scrap bloggers tend to use that terminology. Maybe I should start using that lingo and become "scrap blogger trendy"?!
I tried out the We R Memory Makers foil lace and it was extremely difficult to adhere to the paper, especially straight. I'd give that product a 1/2 star on a 5 star rating! Ugh! However, I think the pictures make up for the ugly foil. Not my best work!

Anyway, maybe I'll post more later. I can't figure out how to post my layouts well on the blog with my scanner not fitting 12 x 12 sizes, so this will just have to do!

6 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

A trick I learned at a computer class: Take a picture of your scapbook pages for downloading instead of scanning. You can set your camera for close up for the smaller pictures and I can use the auto setting for the bigger pictures. I thought this was funny coming from a computer nerd, but it is so true. All the pictures I used for Scott's video where pictures of a picture :o)

missy said...

the pages look great! glad you got to go to your happy place. was there food there? my happy face always has to include food.

Amy said...

Mamma- Good information! Thanks!

Missy-Yes, they always feed you and this time it was Calzone's from Hy-Vee, which were pretty good. I loved it when they had Panera Bread's sandwiches. It's always something different. If I go to their 12 hour crop...it's lunch, snack, dinner and snack. I think could actually move in!

Tracey said...

Really cute layouts!
I saw an Archivers in the Mall of America and thought of you. :)

Amy said...

Tracey- Yeah, I did know that the biggest Archiver's is at the Mall of America! That would be my favorite store, while Madison would pick American Girl!
What was your favorite store?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to show me all your pages when I'm there on Sunday. I haven't seen your books in a long time! -Jill