Your challenge this week is to backup all those photos that you now have organized.  I can tell you from experience that one if the worst feelings is the one you have when you think you have lost all your photos.  There are many options here – online storage, CDs, external harddrive, etc.  Whatever you chose, make a point to do it this week.  It will give you peace of mind and there may come a time when you will be very glad you did this.

Although I do not use them very often because of their cost, overlays can add a lot to a layout.  On the page below I added pictures underneath the overlay and on the top I added the title and chipboard flower.  I then stitched the overlay to the background paper to hold everything in place.

Remember making these as a kid?  Using a cutting system like sizzix and shrinky dink you can make some cute and inexpensive embellishments.  That’s exactly what I did for the flowers on this card.  I added the color with chalk before baking.

This was a very simple page.  Every year the girls go to my mom’s and help her collect the harvest of pumpkins and squash that they planted in her garden.
Supplies: Close to My Heart paper and Home Accent rub-ons.

Because it can be time consuming to organize all your digital photos, your challenge this week is to continue with this project from last week.  As you are going through your pictures don’t be afraid to delete some of the unnecessary ones – duplicates, many of the same shot, poor lighting, eyes closed, and just plain bad pictures.  When we switch to digital we often end up taking way more pictures than we need in hopes of getting the perfect shot – just keep the good one (or a couple) and delete the rest.