Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Over @ScrappingTheMoments the DT is unleashing a new set of challenges tomorrow!!!
Since my last couple of challenges have been so serious - I'm giving everyone a break of a sort (well, not really a break, it just means that next month will be more thought/anxiety provoking is all...but shhhhhhh if they think it's a "break", it's all good). Anyway -- the challenge this month was to journal about something "awesome". I originally had a thought of a "this is what I did on my summer vacation" type thing...guess that would qualify as "awesome" because don't the kids have to write things like that at school anymore??
MY trip of the summer, which was cut from everyone else's 7 days down to like 3 (sigh-work)...was still friggin awesome. In all honesty - I'm not crazy about the die cuts I used for the title...but I then colored on them with white pen and felt a "little" better about it - but in all truth, I wanted to rip it off and scream in a mad fit while stomping my feet at the injustice of it all. HOWEVER, taking the mature way --- I decided to suck it up and say IT'S OKAY (thanks AliE).
CHALLENGE yourself...or maybe it's not much of a challenge --- scrap something AWESOME and share :)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I love to borrow Lynn's pictures. Her peeps send the bestest stuff !
This is for *JESS*'s Recipe Challenge for September @Moments. GO VISIT! THe recipe itself is amazzzzzzzzzing...and the challenge is cool too :)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Over at ScrappingTheMoments challenges on the 1st and the 15th are always a way to bust out some mojo and let the creativity flow!! Some great talented chickies hang out there! ... oh, and me too *snort*
Lynn and her Heritage challenge was today's conquest for me:
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your hop around DT blogs so far!
My first few challenges have been about favorite items and other "feel good" kinds of things.
Well, my scrapping minions *insert funny maniacal laughter here* my challenge for September should you accept it is based on adversity. Share something that you've overcome, or are working toward overcoming. Using scrapping as therapy (I do, it's cheaper than a therapist and those pesky copays, even with the purchasing of the products).
Get.A.Grip --- link to the gallery @Moments
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
My BFF Lynn has been a busy little someone (I am having a vision of the ant and the grasshopper, only because I'm feeling so lazy today .. how amusing)...ANYWAY --
LYNN'S HUB PAGE --READ IT BECAUSE IT ROCKS
She has some great information -for those who travel. it is EXCELLENT info for those who DO NOT (ahem, me) because you can live vicariously through her descriptions and amazing photos ;)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
TheMoments .... loads of challenges and game nights to inspire and light the scrappin fire under your booty to get your creativity flowin ;)
"perspective" I uploaded without the journaling (because ... I am duh sometimes LOL) that was for a sketch chllenge :)
Monday, August 1, 2011
@TheMoments New challenges are posted the 1st and 15th. This month's challenges are ROCKIN! My mojo apparently likes and appreciate all of them...
The COLOR challenge (a la Pat in charge) is the 2Bs...bren and boomer...the challenge called for Tan/Beige, red and blue...
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We had some wicked thunderstorms last night.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is for two different things over at TheMoments. We rally around and inspire each other a few times during the week - just for a little something to do to get the mojo working a bit. (or is it aggravate? or antagonize? well it is with Me and Lynn @each other on Mondays anyway *shrug*). One was a patterned paper challenge - use 3dots; 1 floral; 1 stripe - by Barb. The other was for the thursday scrap rally - by Diana who actually used one of my LOs (the circle/grid of my sister and I that I posted up on this ol blog last night) and another more square grid.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....this LO was done in the spirit of all of these things. Why do I say in the spirit? basically it's because my "artistic interpretations" are sometimes .... very liberal interpretations *snort*
Here would be one of Lynn's newest additions... baby *A* (totally diggin' the initial. BEST.LETTER.EVER).
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I generally like to do them one at a time --- or better to say one layout at a time --- however, it's a struggle to do this. I want to scrap-multitask and put two or more challenges together and still have it be "mine" Mental issue more than likely (haha)
My contribution for Cindy's die-cut challenge which was for a layered die cut as well as a die-cut not a square or rectangle...AND for the scraplift challenge which was from Pam's grid-like layout...so my artistic interpretation of this was for the die-cuts by JillibeanSoup (love love in love with them) and used them like a grid of a sort...artistic interpretations are done rather by the seat of your pants and I actually think this has a bit of a LO from a magazine involved somewhere along the line (guessing, I'd have to say it was SB etc mag from August2011, I will search and edit this info later if I find it LOL)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I am super excited about quite a few things and I am sooooooo excited that I'm going to put them in bullet format for emphasis of each reason I'm soooooooo excited (deal with me, alright?? it is what it is):
- I have in my possession, an album that is vintage. Vintage album - pictures - subjects in pictures.
- Including snapshots of relatives' lives from so long ago, arranged in the scrapping "style" of that era, written in their hand, documenting the who/what/when/where for most of the photos involved (fellow scrappers are you holding your breath with giddy anticipation???)
- It is proving to me just a little about what "acid free" actually hypes (but that gets me off course a little). Of course, on that same line, it reiterates that LESS REALLY CAN BE MORE...REALLY...as this is a treasure for sure. (try to remind myself of this the next time I freak out about HAVING to have something new blahblahblah). Alright already (soapbox time done)
- SUPER EXCITED BECAUSE: it's my grandparent's (dad's parents) WEDDING/HONEYMOON SCRAPBOOK.
- I KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
Okay. *breathe now*
I have SO MANY project ideas in my head. Most importantly, I am not going to deconstruct this book in any fashion. I like the fact that the book is tattered and red, with plastic "spirals" on the sides which are mostly broken. I like the fact that it has (in "vintage-y" looking writing on the cover) "PHOTOGRAPH album". I like the fact that all of the pages? BLACK paper. Silver photocorners. B&W pics, mostly squares, but different sizes as well. and written in my own relative's handwriting, the who/what/when/where. The stuff that really matters.
My heart is absolutely singing. My mojo is kicking me in the shoulder blades (though that's probably partially due to tendonitis and the most recent flare of the stupidTriggerPoint near my right shoulder blade). I HAVE SUCH AN AWESOME GIFT HERE...I can't wait to celebrate it and make something "my own" from the contents.
Nope, not the ACTUAL contents because that is all staying EXACTLY how it is - broken binding and all, it is absolutely, positively, without a doubt perfect EXACTLY how it is. Promise.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Hanging out with the chicks @ TheMoments ...ALWAYS a good time. There was an all-day-crop this past saturday - prizes and challenges galore!
#1: LYNN scrapjacked my challenge (as I was out of town) and we came up with "our" challenge to scrap 6x12 and use ice cream colors :)
#2: THIS challenge was to use "ice cream colors"....MINT CHOC CHIP! :)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The trip through photo heaven was brought on by the challenge by Lynn @ The Moments. The Heritage challenge to scrap a people-less photo and yakkityyak (aka journal) about the thoughts/memories/feelings it brings. This is my contribution:
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Of course, it can also be an extremely irritating thing.
This episode, however, was pretty cool if I do say so myself!
My fluttery little friend, VERY stalkable. PLayed with me. seriously. Sat still and let me take pics on the back of the chair. Fluttered, landed, fluttered, landed. Multiple times. MIND games I tell you. This fluttery thing...landed on my head multiple times and then decided to land ON MY VIEWFINDER. Hey, THAT would have been an awesome picture - had someone actually been stalking the stalker and caught it. You'll just have to take my word for it. It HAPPENED and it was funny...hilarious in fact. Seriously. No lie. Why would I lie to you??
Oh! Come to think of it, I did a scrap page on friday -- a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants lifts of Diana over on theMoments --- I was a bad player and neglected to play in her scrap game on thursday - then come to find out it was of one of MY layouts (ack!!). I did this as a peace offering of a sort - of one of her layouts, which I believe was to be lifted in May as a challenge. I used plain white CS, Ranger alcohol inks (in mister spray bottles!), watercolor paint, K&Co fabric, machine sewing, Thickers, yarn Recollections flowers (thanks LynniePoo) SO much fun and FABULOUS to have this LO outta my head (room for more hahhaha). My little G-force chicken as a 9 month old practicing her wave (I have to say that I called this the "george washington" picture forever because of the bonnet hahahahaha. sorry.) The 2 pieces were made by my Great Grandmother (thusly her Great-Great Grandmother), and were originally made for chicken-B when he was born. Looked to fru-fru for a boy, so I saved...then used wisely :)
Monday, May 30, 2011
I'm frustrated. My head hurts. I'm now putting myself into a time-out and taking a friggin nap.
When I am finished with this project (hahaha hard work I knoooow)...I want to post some photos here that I took on saturday...and add a hilarious blogger to my list. okay? okay. Plan.
Love you blogger...really. Peace out for naptime. ;)