Sunday, July 31, 2011

Journaling Challenge #5

Your challenge for August's Journaling Challenge (#5) @ TheMoments, should you choose to accept it is as follows:

This month, we are capturing "favorites" with journaling. Your faves or the favorites of your loved ones. This could be a favorite TV show, favorite song, favorite movie, favorite person, (for those working on 'me' albums, also very important!)

I chose to journal about my kids' favorite sleepy-time pals -I guess now technically members of the family. Capture some memories that will give "awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I remember that" moments years from now!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lazy day...

Me and the boyfriend just watching the clouds roll on by...
We had some wicked thunderstorms last night.

When they were over, these were up in the sky...

He told me "doesn't that look like Heaven is sneaking a peek?"

Which is odd, because I always tell the kids when you can see sunbeams streaming through and around clouds like this that it's your loved ones in Heaven saying hello...

*love* us together! We are adorable!

The last one - the clouds were actually blue. ULTRA cool.

The BF had such a good artsy eye for things yesterday - I just snapped the pics ;)

Love love love the lazy days!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Celebrating *new*

I am not having babies. None of my friends are having babies. No neighbors with babies. But I have friends who have family members who have had babies!!! What's a girl to do? Snag photos and scrap them of course! don't be silly...of course. And the best thing about it is, I don't have to listen to some little someone waking me up every 2 or so hours "just because"...MUHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

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

Challenge anyone?

More challenges @ The Moments!! The 1st and 15th of the month uploads some great challenges to get your mojo to nag at ya just a bit!

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 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)

My contribution to the Heritage Challenge a-la-Lynn -- use a heritage photo with "modern" papers/design ;) and YESSSSSSSSSS this is the photo I posted last week or so from the grandparent's wedding/honeymoon scrapbook...many more to come from that one ! :)

And this --- which was one from the 1st of the month with *Jess* --- OneLittleWord: Summer. I used a LO that was basically already done - but was without picture or words...that was from another challenge (name escaping me ... because I'm special like that). The Admission tickets are ours from the drive-in that we went to, the ones on the right pull out for journaling.

NOW, I shall be bossy----

Go do something artistic...I swear you'll feel better if you do ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A page taken out of context...

...or taken out of someone else's scrapbook!

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 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.

  • yep.



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.