Sunday, May 27, 2007

Swaps and Scrapping Goodness

So - since I can't seem to blog on a daily basis, I have to save everything up each week, photograph it all, and then post it here. But it does make you realize how much you've achieved in one week!
And this week just seemed meant for papercrafting - even if the weather was so beautiful outside. I just had to make more time to cram it in. But I am getting awesome pictures outside now with all the flowers and trees in bloom.
Here's a peek of a layout I did about my Mom - we took these pics on Mother's Day. Of course I have the best Mom and had to do a page about her!

And my sweet sister who is also my neighbor!

Here's part of what I got in a Secret Pal swap I'm doing with one of my kit clubs. Aren't these wonderful? She personalized each one with my kids' names and even made photo mats for their pictures! So adorable!

And speaking of swaps, I participated in this "Bird Tag" swap organized by Speckled Egg. Isn't this the most beautiful thing? Especially if you're into birds - like I am. The picture really doesn't do it justice and my tag was so blah compared to all the others - but now that I know I can bend the rules a bit, I'll do better tags in the future! (I didn't know I could put so much 'junk' on them! Lovin' the junk!)

Here's a layout of my daughter I did this week too - I love this photo of her and her new dollar store umbrella!

And last but not least, I thought I'd show you this really cute wire tree thing I got for five bucks at a consignment store. I have been hanging all my little taggy things on it and it they really look cute. Makes me want to always create more stuff!

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!


stefani said...

Gorgeous pages!

That tree hanger thingy is neat. I love how you have your stuff hanging on it.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think two beautiful girls like that would have a better-looking mother!!! Signed, Mom

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

thanks so much for visiting my Todays Creative Blog.
Love your layouts and what a great idea for that wire tree. I probably would have walked right past that. Now I'll have to look at any of those wirey looking things differently. I totally copy everyone. :)

stefani said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)I appreciate the comment.

I answered your question on my blog. Here is the link.

Mom2fur said...

Wow, you do beautiful work. Your layouts are stunning. I like the one with your daughter and the umbrella best! And the big clips you got in your secret pal box are just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, your layouts are just beautiful. Wonderful work!

The tags are just gorgeous - what a neat idea!