Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Technology Rocks

So for Christmas I got two new do-dads for scrapbooking and photographing life!

Mom and Dad bought me an awesome little mini-printer. It's a Canon Selphy and it's amazing. It's tiny-two VHS tapes on top of one another- and I love it. It's been named Sylvia! It prints great pics and at $100 it was an awesome gift! The ink and paper come together in a kit and are quite reasonable as well. It's a great buy for home printing without incurring the costs and space of big, fancy, chunky printers.


Matthew gave me a Fugifilm Instax Mini Polaroid camera. I love it! It's fun and you get serious instant gratification! I love the size of the photos and the fact that people get really excited about seeing them! Now I just have to figure out a way to keep them from taking them! ;)


Here's a layout I did using some photos I captured during a New Year's Eve party with our friends. I used an add-on from Studio Calico'a December Metropolitan release. I loved Decembers release. For the first time I bought the main kit and two add-ons as well in addition to some ink, stamps and mists. I went all out!


Last night I also plowed through some more Studio Calico kit product and created these layouts too.

This one is my "December" layout chronicling all the things we did in December. As you can see it was a busy month. There are a number of pattern papers involved in this design but I like the effect of them all put together. The business of the layout mimics the business of our season.


Then there's this one...I got tired at the end of the night so this one was put together with a bit of kraft cardstock and leftovers from the November Studio Calico kit Napa Valley. Our friends are nuts and on New Year's they made a 'taco' out of Erica and a futon mattress. Too funny! Photos are great though!


Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!



  1. I got that same camera for christmas, isnt it awesome.

  2. I LOVE my selphy.. and my instax... only i need to take it out from storage and find batteries and refill for it! :)) I've had it for so long.. 8 years i think!

  3. Fantastic layouts - and awesome gifts!! Lucky girl xxx

  4. Love your gifts! Great layouts!!