Saturday, September 5, 2009

Last Weekend's Retreat

Getting the hang of Stacy Julian's Big Picture Scrapbooking.

Here is my last layout before I closed up shop.

Photos of Jeff and Gary in the Gulf at Anna Maria Island. Not the greatest photo of my page, but I am getting better at this.

I only wanted these two pictures on the page and tried to stay away from too much clutter.

And I so have to get the date stamp off my photos. I keep setting my camera and it keeps putting it back on.

This one of Jeff horseback riding has light bouncing off of it, but you can see the layout. This one I waned as many pictures as I could get on one page. I had a stack to choose from, but I followed the Big Picture Scrapbooking rule of storing the rest of the pictures in a photo box behind the label "Jeff's Activities" or in cold storage, meaning I wouldn't be scrapping these.

Even if I ended up using some of the rest of these photos some time down the line I can still find them in my cold storage box, for which I'm using my big Power Sort from CM.

I'm using, for right now, the Mini Power Sorts for the boxes labeled All About Us, Places We Go, People We Love, and Thins We Do

I actually came home from the retreat and organized my scrap area, and I can't believe what a difference it makes, with my new goals in mind. If you have not read Stacy's books, she's got a whole different perspective on scrapbooking. Of course, she's all into telling the stories, and that's what I like about her the most.

To the right is Cyndi, our fearless retreat sister, holding up the little pink sweater with the diva penguin on the front which I knitted for the baby shower. Yes, I knit too. And write. Oh, and read several books a week. And that's it. I hardly have time for anything else.

Our other preggo ss sister is Marcy, and I knitted her a blue (for boy) blanket, which she is not holding up.

News ~~

September 10th, I will be on the Women's Memoirs site with a story about My Mother's One-Egg Cake. Then I will be a guest blogger twice a month on the site, writing about using scrapbooking and writing to create memories and stories like Kitchen Scraps.

I've made several cookbooks using the techniques, and these are wonderful gifts for loved ones, especially our children and grandchildren. So keep check on the site to find out more.

Be sure to look in this Thursday, the 10th, to read an interesting story about my famiy in the 1940s.

Women's Memoirs

Women's Memoirs
Women's Memoirs