Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrappy: Top Ten of 2009

As I look back on the past year I think about how far I have come as a scrapper. I started when I was young, keeping birthday cards and documenting every little thing that happened through middle and high school. Then I went to college and scrapped very little. I rediscovered the passion in late 2007, but then found even more- the online world of blogs, forums, challenges, and kit clubs! WOW!

It's all started with this card- a response to a card sketch, using scraps and creating something I was really happy with...

This layout is in my top 10 because of the journaling, it tells where I was at in life last year, which has changed and I want to do a comparison in February. Also- I thought about taking a better picture of it, but left it as is because learning to use natural lighting and stage my layouts was a huge step in my journey.

What a difference lighting makes...

LilyBee Mini Love the Three Little Birds line from Lily Bee and this album created for their mini album competition!

Using less, in order to make my monthly kit last longer...

I had a blast creating for the Scrap-Off at the Nook...can we do it again in 2010?

Loved scrapping pictures from my childhood!

Showing school spirit...Go Apps!

Still keeping it simple...

I think the Advent Calendar that I painted, assembled, and decorated is my over all favorite due to the amount of time I spent on it and the usefulness of it in the future!

I wish you all a fabulous New Year and I'll see you in 2010 with some updates and a bit of a facelift!


CamillaE said...

So so beautiful, all of them!
I love that you're trying different things.
And I love that calendar!

Scoobie said...

TFS, Rach! It's so true: how to take pics of our work is a part of the scrapping process, too. And I am so with you when it comes to scrapping simple to stretch the supplies :-)

The mini is too cute, your layouts beautiful and the countdown calendar a true treasure!

beckyjune said...

You've come a long way in your scrapping, Rachel, and it's fun to learn and try new things along the way. You do beautiful work! Thanks for being such a big support to me, I appreciate so much your kind comments on my blog. Are you still going to Bolivia?

Anonymous said...

Rach-- I totally love your work!! You inspire me not only artistically but personally. You often remind me to be true to myself!! Your friendship is one of my greatest blessings of 2009. I look forward to many years of sharing our lives! May 2010 be filled with much love,joy and many, many blessings!!!
Blessings and Hugs my dear friend!!