Wednesday, September 30, 2009

20 things about me 20 things about me

1. One thing I'd grab if my house were on fire : after my kids and kitties, my scrapbooks
2. One thing I wish I could throw away : cheap plastic toys
3. One thing I'll never ever throw away : (almost) anything handmade
4. Something I lost and still miss : that earing I bought in Mexico in high school (and my keys that hopefully are being returned to me)
5. Something I've kept since childhood : the quilt my grandmother made and my other grandmother's paper dolls
6. A food item I never run out of : peanut butter
7. A household brand I'm very loyal to : Good Earth Lavender & Mint Dish Soap (right now anyway)
8. Something I sleep with every night : my children (hopefully they'll outgrow this soon)
9. One thing that's on my wishlist : tickets to see New Moon Nov. 20
10. Something I take with me wherever I go : my wallet
11. Something that makes me smile when I see it : my kids being goofy and trying on different costumes
12. Something my children fight over : TOYS, the kitty, attention from the moms
13. Something I hate to clean : the kitty litter box
14. Something I show off when people visit : my mini-albums
15. Something I hide when people visit : our ability to be horribly messy (I don't think we hide it very well)
16. Something I collect : red, orange hand-blown glass
17. Something I avoid at all costs : conflict, violence, anger
18. Something that reminds me of my mother : the pottery bowls, cups, containers, tea set that she made from her own hands

19. Something that reminds me of my father:  Cary Grant- always a gentleman  & the way Elliot folds his legs (his legs in general) and a million other ways Elliot acts like Grampie
20. The best gift I've ever received : 10 meals put in my freezer from my scrapbooking group after my daughter was born 5 weeks early

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My mother never let me wear white LO

I created this layout from my class Scrapbooking with Fabric where a lesson focused on painting fabric.  The layout was completely white focused on the beach.  I found this picture of Elliot playing in the mud-puddles in our yard and it just all came together.  Because I love color so much (it's quite obvious, right) it was a challenge to only use one color.  Instead of color, this exercise made me focus on texture- felt, fabric, buttons, shine.  It was a nice reminder that I use more than one sense when I am scrapbooking.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer Pops Layout

This layout is WAY MORE LUSCIOUS in person- it kinda faded under the lights tonight.  I only ate 2 popsicles during the making of this page.  I'm plugging away at my on-line class trying to keep up and actually FINISH this one (rather than dropping off at the end).  It's been a super great class (Scrapboking with Fabric) and I've learned so many things!  I would recommend it if you are looking to try out using fabric in scrapbooking- the marrying of two beautiful hobbies.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Phoebe Layout

Another Friday night scrapbooking.  This time only Bill Nye the Science Kitty is keeping me company and he is currently sitting on my fabric that I am trying to cut.  Naughty kitty.  Can I put him in time out?  The fabric flower I learned how to do in my Scrapbooking with Fabric class which I am just loving!  It's a really great class.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wet at Storyland

So here's the layout that I agonized over and had Scrapbooker's block over.  Yup.. Well, the cool green background stuff is stabilized fabric that I learned to make in my Scrapbooking with Fabric class over at Get it Scrapped.  Pretty, cool huh?  I created the cloud out of the same dryer sheet stuff as in my Dreams book with the rainbow and hand drew the raindrops on felt and cut them out.  Overall, I think I like it...  I'm going to stop agonizing now, right now.... no, now.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scrapbooking Block

For the first time last night I had scrapbooking block.  I had everything set out and sitting in front of my- my fabric "paper" was there, card stock, pictures, even some handmade elements that I made and it just wouldn't gel into anything.  SO FRUSTRATING!  It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that it was 12:00 at night after a full day of teaching sophomores (and sitting for 2 hours at a club fair).  So now I have a pile of supplies waiting for me to do something with them.  Any advice to un-block myself?  Ahhhhhh!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's not easy being the family stylist- lay out

This is the layout that I just finished last night for my latest on-line scrapbooking class called "Scrapbooking with Fabric".  The challenge was to either make and use this fabric wrapped frame or use scraps of fabric on a layout.  I'm lovin' this frame thing and using some of the hundreds of pieces of fabric I have hanging around.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Perfect Weekend Mini-Book

After taking the Capture Your Dreams workshop (which I still haven't completely finished), I had put aside a lot of pictures to scrapbook.  I just haven't had the time to chronicle a number of events that have happened because of working on practicing lots of new skills.  So, last night I decided to bang out one mini-book in one night.  This was a collection of pictures from May where we had what I would consider the "perfect weekend".  We didn't do anything monumental but it was just a really great time.

I made the book with a chipboard album from Chatterbox and then another chipboard set of journaling pages from My Big Ideas.  I also added a few pages like the ones of tie dye felt and card stock.  It's amazing how many skills like sewing and doodling that I used after this summer of classes.  I mostly used Basic Grey's Lime Rickey line which is SO COLORFUL and FUN that I just LOVE IT!