Monday, December 31, 2012

Favorite Layouts & Moments of 2012 // A Look At 2013

I haven't been scrapbooking for what I would call a long time (not seriously, anyway). However, around the middle of 2012 I started to become more aware of my own personal 'style' of scrapbooking. Around that time is when I felt my scrapbooking started looking a little more professional as opposed to a few of the amateur layouts I had made in the past.
These are my favorite layouts of the year! They are the layouts that I feel most capture my personal style. I love every single one of them which is not an easy thing to say because I am usually so harsh on myself/my creations.
Being the mommy and daddy of a toddler - 2012 was filled with many "first times" for us. Charlotte's first Easter egg hunt, Charlotte's first steps, Charlotte's first time at the beach, Charlotte's first time seeing fireworks, and Charlotte's first haircut. I'm sure there were more but these are the moments that truly stick out.
Aside from "first times" there are still plenty of memories. Halloween, finally buying a DSLR camera, Christmas, Charlotte's 2nd birthday, and that time when a cow was trying to break into my mom and dad's seafood shop. Yes, you read that right. A cow!
And last but certainly not least - 2012 was when I made my first Design Team! I've enjoyed working with the lovely ladies over at Color Me Scrappy and am curently in my second term with them.
I am very excited for 2013 and plan on making a few changes to further better this blog. I want to make it a more interesting read for the few that do follow it and maybe even pick up a few more followers along the way. While I'm still in the planning faze of things, here is what you can possibly expect...:

Sketch Saturday: Technically I've already started this. We're 2 sketches in and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I really hope you all are enjoying them so far and I look forward to making more for you all. Confused? Sketch Saturday is simply what it sounds to be. I make a sketch and post it every Saturday - free for anyone to use!
Videos: I've wanted to make process/tutorial videos for a while now. These are my favorite types of videos to watch on Youtube so I figure - why not? I'm not sure how 'complicated' it's going to be but I'd say you can expect 1-2 videos a month. Maybe one at the beginning of the month and one at the end of the month? We'll see. ;)
Monthly Guest Bloggers: I enjoyed having Lizzie (from Oh Snap Lizzie) as a Guest Blogger so much that I plan on having monthly guest bloggers! I think guest bloggers give something a little 'different' and are kind of a breath of fresh air when things start to get repetitive. If you are interested in joining in- please feel free to email me! c.inezcollins(at)
Friday Favorites: I've done something similar to this before but never stuck with it. This year - I will follow through! There are several blogs out there that list their favorites of the week and I really enjoy seeing what goodies they've found on the internet. I'd love to share my finds with all of you so ever Friday I'll be posting my favorites.

Watcha' think? I hope everyone is just excited as I am! Are these ideas something you'd like to see this year? Anything I didn't mention that you would like to see? I'd love input.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! Have fun, celebrate, and stay safe!


  1. Love all your layouts !
    Your goals are huge! They all sound great! Remember to always have fun with your hobby!!!

  2. Fabulous layouts and photos! Sounds like you have great plans for 2013. :)

  3. A beautiful collection of layouts. Love your goals for 2013. You can do it! :)

  4. Lovely layouts, beautiful photos and some ambitious goals for 2013! Don't you just love this hobby? BTW, you have a new follower! Happy New Year!

  5. awesome lo's! can't wait! i followed you as well.

  6. Beautiful layouts! I love all the layering and dimension you achieved.Good luck to you on your 2013 goals! I'm off to look at your sketches!

  7. Great layouts, look forward to continuing to read your blog in 2013. Happy New Year

  8. FAB layouts!!!! Love all your plans for the coming year :)

  9. Christina! What a wonderful 2012! And I am looking forward to 2013, too! Happy New Year - I hope it is filled with lots of blessings and scrapping!!!!!

  10. HOW CUTE!!!!!!!
    I love your kiddo... I wish you lived closer man! Maybe you and backwoods can make a double vacation and bring the hubs and kiddos and come see me this summer!!!!!!

  11. What fantastic pages and beautiful memories, Christina! So much inspiration! And I'm just lovin' all your goals for 2013. Good luck to you!