Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Reason to Scrap

I never seem to run out of photos I want to scrap.

I seem to scrap in waves: making pages of either one child or the other, making gift pages for other people, making a family album, and so on. I've had scans of *OLD* photos of my own childhood for a couple of years now and I just recently decided to make some scrap pages with them. I may never print out the pages and put them in an album, but I feel the need to scrap them anyway. For me.

It's what I do. I rarely scrap for any reason other than that I just love to do it. I scrap when the mood strikes, I scrap when a photo absolutely screams, "Scrap Me!" I scrap to remember. I scrap to enjoy.

So here's the first one. A page of Easter Memories; photos of my sister and me. Looking at the two of us is fun, but what really takes me back is looking at the background of the photos. Our old house, my father's truck, the neighbor girls, our dog Dino, my Grandma and mom when they were young.

Happy photos. Happy memories. I'd love to see some of your memory pages too!


次から次へ子供のページや、ギフトになるページや、家族の思い出ページなど 。ずいぶん前に母から自分が子供時代の写真をいっぱいもらって、最近少しず つスクラップする事にしました。デジタルページだから印刷してアルバムに入 れないかもしれないですが、スクラップしたいと思います。自分のために。

それは私の趣味です。どうしようもなくて、スクラップが大好きですのでスク ラップします。スクラップしたい時にスクラップします。”スクラップしない とダメな写真”がある時にスクラップします。覚えるためにスクラップします 。楽しいだからスクラップします。

自分が子供時代のページとしてはじめてで、イースターの思い出ページです。 姉と二人の写真を見ると面白いですけれど、もっと懐かしいのは写真のバック です。昔の家と庭、父のトラック、仲良くしてくれた友達、飼ってた犬、若い なお祖母ちゃんと母。


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Class Schedule Updates

Well, I finally decided some scrap class dates for September and October (some are already passed) so here goes:

Sept 16: Open class (any page theme is ok, no lesson)
Sept 30: Advanced scrappers (Lesson: White Space)

Oct 7: Beginner scrappers (Intro class also on this day, Lesson: Patterned Paper)
Oct 14: Open class (any page theme is ok, no lesson)
Oct 28: Advanced scrappers (Lesson: TBA - to be announced)

Just a note:
"Open class" means anyone who has scrapped before, any level, is welcome to come.
"Beginner scrappers" are generally those who have been scrapping for a year or less. First-time scrappers are also welcome.
"Advanced scrappers" are those who have been scrapping for more than one year.

I think its best to limit each crop to 8 scrappers. I wish I had more space. I'd love to open a bigger classroom someday. Just my dream... Please let me know if you would like to join.

I hope to see you in Sept and October. If there are any changes, I'll send an email. As always, I thank you from my heart to all my scrapbooking friends and students for wanting to join me in scrapbooking. Its is my true pleasure to help you create your family memory albums.



9月16日(火):オープンクラス (テーマは何でも大丈夫です。レッスン無し)
9月30日(火):上級者 (テーマは何でも大丈夫です。レッスンは空白スペース White Space)

10月7日(火):初心者 (テーマは何でも大丈夫です。体験者のレッスンはスクラップブッキング イントロダクション。経験者のレッスンはPatterned Paper (絵の用紙)の上手に使い方. それからミニーアルバムを作りたい方はアルバムのサイズと用紙のキットを決めましょう。)
10月14日(火):オープンクラス (テーマは何でも大丈夫です。レッスン無し)
10月28日(火):上級者 (テーマとレッスンは後日に連絡します)

オープンクラス: 経験者のみになります。レベルに関係なくて参加出来ます。
初心者: 一年以下経験の方になります。初めての方でも可能です。
上級者: 一年以上経験の方になります。



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Getting caught up

I've been trying to get caught up on some "old business" of scrapping. I finished this Father's Day Album months ago, but never got it photographed and loaded up to my gallery.

This was such a fun album to make. I've made pages for him before, but never an entire album. I wanted to make something of just him and the kids. Love Corina's CD album so I just downsized it to fit some pulp coasters I found at the local 100 yen store. Also found a little woodend box that the coasters fit into perfectly. Painted it white, added some physical products and Voila!


I made this album using the following:

Digital / ディジタル材料
Corina Nielsen's One Sweet Day CD Album
Janet Phillips' CD Template for the "Made with love by" page on box bottom
Shabby Miss Jen signature alpha for the box title
Lauren Reid's Teachers Pet alpha for the page words
Amy Martin's Notebook paper for page inside the top cover
Glitter paint stroke by Weeds & Wildflowers
Amber Clegg's date stamp

Physical / 小物材料
Art Warehouse rub-ons
Doodlebug flowers

Inside lid

Monday, September 8, 2008

Back into the swing of things...

I've been back in Japan about 2 weeks now. That first week is such a killer -- trying to get over jetlag, dealing with the humidity, getting back into the habit of speaking Japanese, trying to keep the kids entertained that last week before school, and so on. Once school started I was finally able to get some things done.

Summer vacation was good. Busy, but good. Our roadtrip went off without any major glitches and we took over 600 photos. Impossible to scrap them all, but have already made some pages using Janet Phillips Summer 2008 mini album templates and the Lilypad's May 2008 BYOC. I'm planning on making a hybrid album, but for now they are purely digital layouts.

Thought I would try to get back into scrap classes right away, but need a little more time. So will start from the 3rd or 4th week of September. Will let you know the specifics later. This 2nd semester always seems to be the longest and busiest. I just want to take it easy, and yet do as much as I can at the same time. Impossible?!

Hope your summer was great. Hope you took lots of photos. Let's get together and scrap them again soon.


夏休みが良かったです。ばたばたしてたけど楽しかったです。ロードトリップも無事に出来て、そして600枚以上写真を撮りました。全部をスクラップするのが無理ですが、もう Janet Phillips がデザインしましたの Summer 2008 ミニーアルバムテンプレートとLilypad の5月 BYOCを使ってアルバムが出来ました。ハイブリッドアルバムを作ろうと思うけど、印刷してないのでまだデジタルだけのレーアウトです。