Sunday, April 8, 2007

Slowest Scrapper in the Universe!!


How long does it take you to design a page? This one took me FOREVER!! Well, not really, but it was an all day adventure!! I knew that I wanted to do something with a circle. That was the easy part. The hard part was deciding what to do *with* the circle. I started by putting Prima Flowers all the way around. Didn't like it. Then I thought I'd try ribbon. Liked that even less than the flowers. Then I thought, I'll put the title around the circle...ok what is my title going to be? {insert Jeopardy music here} Two hours later I had a title. Now to stamp it...which alphabet do I use? Do you see where this is going? Aha!! Mom's Cricut is still here, just waiting to be used. (Subliminal message to my mom...You really don't want to take the Cricut to Florida with you!! Leave it for Jennifer!!) Finally 10 hours later...yes I said 10...the page is done!! Michelle Wooderson told me a few days ago that she got 30 pages done on a weekend scrapbook trip....HOW!!! LOL!!
I love taking close up shots of the kids. These pictures were taken at the play ground this past fall. It was a beautiful, crisp sunny day. The morning was spent picking apples, and then off to the play ground for some fun. Lauren always gets this look on her face as if she is wishing for or dreaming of something. She is a sweet little girl, with such a gentleness about her.

9 comments:

Valerie said...

Super cute page, Otter, even if it took so long - not many of can be MW, now can we?!

PJBstamper said...

Great page, Otter! I sent your mom some leave the cricut thoughts on your behalf!

Debbi said...

Your page is adorable! But the story cracked me up - thanks for a Monday Smile on BOTH counts!!

lilstamperalex said...

Very cute - who cares how long it took! She is adorable!

Prinny said...

Otter ~ this is a beautiful page! I love it!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Otter, it's awesome! You know that I am just speedy quick! And I copy tons of other layouts and just add my flair...whatever that is! Keep on truckin', you're doing awesome.

Jenn said...

Lauren is just gorgeous, and I love this cute page!

beate said...

Your page is amazing, Otter! It was worth spending that much time. My scrapbooking is always painfully slow.

StampingontheLakefront said...

It was time well spent. The layout is gorgeous. Some pages take longer than others - it gets better as you keep going. Don't stop .... (oh, oh now I have Journey's song playing in my head) Don't Stop Believin'....

Have a great one.

grace