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.