I haven't scrapbooked since I was a senior in High School. Okay, that was only like 7 years ago. But the world of scrapbooking has definitely changed. Its better now! There are so many cute papers, embellishments, ribbons, etc. that you can use to scrapbook. I never though I would get into it again, because it seems like an overwhelming task to get caught up, but I decided to start with my kids. They are young and if I can just keep up with them, I should be able to have a scrapbook from birth through highschool done before they get married :)
I'm starting with child #2 because child #1's pictures are all in storage in the States. I have been looking at layouts (LO) and sketches that others have done for the past couple of months. There's so many cute ideas out there for LO's. One thing I've noticed is that its very popular to have a lot of empty space or a lot of embellishments (stickers, ribbon, buttons, brads, etc.) and only one or 2 pictures per page. I find that I prefer lots of pictures on my page. Maybe because I don't have a lot of the cutesy stuff yet lol.
I've sure been posting a lot of cards lately and not much of anything else. It seems like I go through phases...sometimes I'm really into cooking, other times its sewing, right now its card making. Soon it will be scrapbooking once I get all the awesome supplies I ordered from Cropchocolate.com. DID YOU KNOW THAT CROP CHOCOLATE NOT ONLY HAS THE LOWEST PRICES FOR ALL YOUR SCRAPBOOKING AND CRAFTING NEEDS, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $60 AND OFFER A 20% YES 20% MILITARY DISCOUNT!!!!???? DID YOU KNOW THAT!? WHY WOULD YOU SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE?
To shop with Crop Chocolate.com you have to create an account. If you don't mind, tell them you heard it through me and give them my email address (clint dot katie at gmail dot com). Then after you place your order, email their customer service (cs at cropchocolate dot com) and ask them for a military discount if you have an APO or FPO address. If you don't have an APO/FPO address, just mention my name (Katie :) ) and they will refund you 20% discount. Not many companies give military discounts anymore, especially a 20% discount! Thats huge! I just got $19 knocked off my most recent order plus free shipping! Not only do they offer several great deals a day, they have the most amazing customer service around!
Having Cropchocolate.com is better than having an LSS (local scrapbooking store)!!!!!
~See below for a shout out to an awesome new blog~
I just wanted to tell all of you about my sister-in-law's new blog! She just started it and already has put up some amazing projects she's completed. She's so talented she puts me to shame! Go check her out at Homemade Pizzazz.
I've had people make fun of me for taking pictures of the cards I make, but I think its great to share ideas. I have a hard time coming up with cute ideas and like to see what other people have done. So I like to share so others can find good ideas as well. Not that there aren't a MILLION other places to look.
Hi, I'm Katie...
When I got married and took on the role as homemaker on top of school and work, I realized how little I knew about the 'job'. I began paying close attention to friends and family members who have amazing talents and abilities. I began asking "how did you do that?", "how did you make that?", "will you teach me how?". I started this blog in hopes of sharing with you the things I learn from fellow homemakers. We can all learn so much from one another. And with help from each other we can do great things in our homes, our families, our communities, our jobs, and our churches.
It seems as though sometimes this world we live in snickers at women who chose to make their family and home responsibilties their first and foremost priority . However I think it is a position of honor that deserves respect. We should wear the title with confidence and dignity, never allowing anyone to make us feel like our role as homemaker in this world is insignificant! I hope this blog can be a resource to others and inspire you to take pride in your position as a homemaker.