you never really forget!  Scrapbooking, I mean!  While scrapbooking is my passion, I just haven't had time to pursue the dream lately.  Yes, I have my scrapbooking club that I host on a regular basis but while the girls are happily cropping and chatting, I'm either trying to find my stamp-desk under a mass of clutter or cranking out cards that are probably late for a swap.  So I was OVERJOYED on last Saturday when my desk was already clean, all pressing projects could be check off the list or swept under the rug and I could scrapbook with the rest of the club.  I remember why I love this craft.

Here's my favorite layout from the evening.



I really need to take a photoshop class so I can figure out how to merge photos!  But I've used the same colors and stamp set from a card earlier this week.  I ran one of my Quickutz alphabet dies through my BigShot and used vellum in my printer to add the journaling box. 

Now, you ALL know that I love layout ideas.  Two of my favorite being Becky Higgins Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking and then Volume 2.  Now I'm very excited to share with you my NEW & fresh favorite.  It's an E-book written by a good Stampin' Up! friend of mine, Jen Peel.  It's called Scrapbookers' Shortcuts and I LOVE it.  You simply download it to your computer and you have the book at your fingertips forever! 

I used the layout on page 94 to design my layout.  Can you believe it's over 208 pages of layout sketches!  Order yourself one today because I tell you, you will love it too!  It's only $21.95 and tell Jen I said "hi".  Go.  Now.  Order it!