At the beginning of the year I had set a goal for myself to complete 6 scrapbook pages per month. Well, the results are both good and bad.

On the good side, the little quota I set for myself has increased the amount of scrapbooking I do each month (having a lot of workshops where I demonstrate progressive scrapbooking has helped, too!). Sadly, though I have still not hit the six page requirement yet (that’s the bad side).

I’ve come close. I completed 4 and 1/2 in March. How do you have a half of a scrapbook page, you ask? Well, I laid it out. Continually looked it over day after day for about a week and I just couldn’t commit to it (I hadn’t taped anything down) so I packed it all up and put it in one of those scrapbook page folders and stored it under my table for a new day. I know, I know. I should just pull it out, tape it down and call it done, but now it is just principal.

I will evenutally probably do just that, but for now it remains in limbo.
The 6 X 6 page pictured above was a make-and-take for a recent workshop. It uses the fabulous Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper that is in the current Occasions Mini Catalog (which is only available until April 30). It is so much fun. I also really like using the Circle Circus Stamp set for scrapbooking (which I also used on this page).

At most of my workshops I always demo how you can take a 6 X 6 scrapbook page and turn it into an 8.5 X 11 page and then into a 12 X 12 (also known as progressive scrapbooking).

So the above page as an 8.5 X 11 looks like this:

And finally as a 12 X 12 page it looks like this:

To see any of the photos a bit closer you can click on the image, which will display it larger. These photos were taken last year at our Fourth of July cookout. We always put out a little pool in the backyard for the kids even though most of them are really too old for that kind of pool.

Well, needless to say when you give a bunch of kids access to water on a hot summer day a water fight is generally the outcome. And of course when you have a bunch of “big” kids that are also members of the family this is what generally happens:

And, of course there is retaliation… so this is what happens next:

But that’s a whole different page! :o)
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