Monday, April 20, 2009

Spies Like Us

I have been on a scrapbooking kick lately. Quite frankly, I am 2 years behind and I *need* to get a move on! Plus, it uses up paper a lot faster than does card making! We all know I not desperate for paper!

I have come to the conclusion that I am a CAS scrapper. I never think to use a ton of embellishments on my pages. I think my inspiration comes mainly from "growing up" on Creative Memories. Additionally my friend Lisa introduced me to Becky Higgins sketches. How in the world did I not know about this hidden treasure??! At any rate, I find Becky Higgins more my style as well.





This set of pages is of my kids after attending a spy themed birthday party. My youngest, who was almost 2 at the time did NOT enjoy any part of the fake mustache. Try as I might, I could not get her to wear it above her lip!

Do you like my magnifying glass? LOL I made it on my Cricut using design studio! Circle plus a rectangle equals a piece for the spy page!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog!

26 comments:

gale said...

How cute! Love the idea of using the fingerprints! And 2 yrs behind? Sorry I have no sympathy, lady. I think I'm a good 13 yrs behind. Yep that's how old my oldest is. lol

Lisa M. said...

Awesome pages! The pictures are too cute...love that they are the focus of the pages....although those fingerprint accents are too cute, as is your magnifying glass! Happy Scrappin'!

Rachel said...

Adorable!!! I am also behind... and now I have another to fall behind on.

Saved By Grace said...

I love the pages, I also love scrapbooking and also far behind...I still am catching up on my 17 year olds book hope to have it done by her high school graduation. I have many other pages and books done since then but find it hard back tracking... Keep scraping so I can be inspired...

JazzyH said...

Great layout!

Holly said...

Very cute theme for your layout! I think I'm a CAS scrapbooker also, but sometimes I try to throw in an embelly or two... Thanks for the Becky Higgins info, I wasn't familiar with her (but I'm adding her to my "list"!)

Gina said...

That looks like a fun party! I need to start scrapping again too, I am so far behind. I think you said the magic phrase--uses paper faster!

Stephanie said...

Great title!!! Love the pages - I've tampered with scrapbooking once and it's definitely a lot harder than it looks. I'm impressed with your talent :)

thescrapmaster said...

Really cute pages! I am way behind too, most people are so don't feel bad.

I look forward to seeing more of your LO's you better get cracking before May 1st!!! :O)

laos348 said...

There is nothing wrong with CAS scrapping - looks great!! And if it makes you feel any better, I'm about 4 years behind on my scrapping now!

Mama Schroeg said...

Hey we are scrapping together again! I LOVE this page! You did an awesome job thinking out of the box... but you always did!! BTW, Your kiddos are adorable!

Karen said...

I am wayyyyyyy further behind!! :> Good for you for knowing your style and embracing it! Really cute kidlets! :>

Louise Forsyth said...

This is one great page! I know what you mean about Becky Higgins, her sketches rock, one of the main reasons I buy CK. LOVE the magnifying glass... clever you!

Naomi said...

Wow, these look great!!! I am realizing that I too am a CAS stamper and perfectly fine with it. Rarely do I go all out on a project, and love it that way, but once in a while, I make a card so heavy that you can't set it upright...LOL!!! A spy-themed party sounds great...my kids love that stuff. Great pages, great pics!

peggysue said...

That's really cute! And I think I have you all beat, I'm 21 years behind, never even started scrapbooking and I think for my third child I never even bought a baby book. Bad mom! Bad mom!

These pages are adorable.

Grace said...

Oh these are super pages! I am so far behind I am embarrased to say how long! Going digital with my photos really hurt my scrapping because I say I'm going to print them off but seldom do. Love your layouts!

Diane said...

Very cute pages. What fun pictures, and you showcased them so well. Love your color combos...perfect with the pics! Oh, my goodness...I can't even think of how far behind I am! Someday... TFS

DaDoodleDiva said...

What a fun layout! I wish I were only 2 yrs behind. Try 25 or more..

katiesniche said...

What a great idea for a party theme! Great layout!

Pickle's Mom said...

Cute layout! Anyone that says they are not behind in scrapping has to be losing it, hello, we all start out behind when the scrapbook monster takes hold of us and lures us in! I would have to say that scrapping would def use paper faster for you, you do multiple copies of each for the different kids books right? I so need to work too!!! Great job!

Traci said...

Adorable! Love the layout! Love the fingerprints and the magnifying glass you made! Too cute

Dawn said...

Great layout! I love the spy theme and the colors... PERFECT!

Rachel Brumley said...

Cute, cute layout. I am a fan of Becky Higgins also.

And I'm more than two years behind!

CathyRose said...

Sooo cute! I love that the focus stays on the photos. That is what the children will enjoy later when they are grown. Great job!

scrappinmominky said...

This is adorable. i love your spy glass and the fingerprints are a great touch. Very cute!

Heather said...

Cute pages! I love that patterned paper you used!