Saturday, April 26, 2014

A3C 16-18

Day 16::::::: Lots of colors here.  I have no idea what was going on --- other than a lot ;)
DAY 17:::::::::::::::::::::::  I used the leftovers of some alpha cut-outs that Lynn sent me waaaay back, used them as STENCILS to be exact - with a simple permanent marker and then outlined with sharpie.  I felt brilliant...except when the whole word had to get jammed in because I didn't judge well.   Ah well - goes with the rest of "me"  *snort*
 and I TOTALLY did not do this on purpose, the photos printed in B&W totally by accident because I didn't pay attention to the grayscale that I had switched on.  So this had a "different" look with all of the splashes of colors I have flying around.
DAY 18:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::   Boom.  Traffic again.  Not like the last time, but bad enough to eek out a tear or two if necessary!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A3C 12-15!!!

Hey Hey Hey, whaddayaknow???  A3C Journal 12-15 ;)

DAY 12:::::::::::::::::::::  the most horrific, hideous, heinous drive.  Ugh. 
 DAY 13::::::::::::::::::::::: annnnnnnnnd return trippin' ... the boy with the license *gasp/faint/thud*
DAY 14::::::::::::::::: Loving these cute little "mini" day pages, AND these marvelous pens!!! Sakura jelly roll 0.8 mm --who'd a thunk it? I thought my days with an ultra-awesome writing white pen were done, but then I found these babies and BAM....back in business!

DAY 15:::::::::::::::::::::: ANNNNNNNNND layering tags leftover from my LO that I did last night (which I shall post tomorrow).  Loving the tags and the washi washi everwhere!

CAN I EVEN BELIEVE THIS???  Almost not!   This is a crazy ride, 1/2 done now - keeping it going!!!

Layouts posted tomorrow because *gasp* I've also been scrapping regular pages and enjoying the heck out of some sketches.   It appears sketches are my old/new "thing" to do.   I'm not messing with the mojo however it wants to appear!  I'll entertain it any way it comes :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

More *stuff*??? Seriously?


I've been blessed with ADD/OCD scrap-affliction at times.   ADD because I'm all over the place, but OCD because when my brain locks onto something - I have to make it work for me some way, some how.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...PageMaps Sketch strikes again (Thanks Pinterest for keeping me on my toes).
 Thus, this LO was born...
THEN....... Lynn sent me a screenshot of a magazine (from 2013, though I didn't make note of the magazine, perhaps Lynn can comment with that information for the purpose of being thorough?)   The Layout was "Becoming You" by Julie Koets.  The thing I LOVED about her LO? She used drywall tape/gutter guard/staples...LOVE THAT.   Reminds me of my use of wall patch stuff from a while ago...hmmm.  ANYWAY - while I did not use anything nearly as cool as drywall tape and gutter guard *sigh*, I was inspired by the overall look -- so THIS layout was born....
  The use of a "be original" kind of quote...massacred of course..."be original, one-of-a-kind, like everyone else".   It made me laugh, even in its disjointed state.   and the kids are friggin perfect for it, no matter if it's the right quote or not, as they are "oh-so-very original".  

What will the next scrapstravaganza bring???

Friday, April 11, 2014

A3C Days 8-11

Can I believe it??? Almost not.   BUT here I am, updating again with completed A3C Journal pages!

I still have to gush about loving the paint....LOVE LOVE LOVE the chipboard and paint.  Next year I'll probably get off on another tangent, but this? This I am really excited about.

 DAY 8::::::::::::::: With a fabulous find mentioned!
 DAYS 9 and 10:::::::::::::::::::: a little list and a big TEN (lol)
 DAY 11::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Three different subjects alllll mashed together (of course)
Take note that under the TEN is a sneak peek of the "12" ---- I did 12 and 13 in advance (except for the journaling part) because those are traveling-to-get-the-boy-at-the-beach days ;)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Brilliant scraptastic ideas where to find them (a la PageMaps blog via Pintrest detour) and inspiration found with Scrapbook Soup! TV show that I found quite accidentally today (OMG OMG OMG)

So ... I had today off and had to play around with things, especially after watching that show and then subsequently the website (where I got to watch an episode with *gasp* Ali E *faint*thud*).   I got to produce the following two layouts:

 The first was inspired by the Scrapook Soup! TV show (episode SS-301).  I tried to do a resist like the video...however, I realized that I have no idea where my oil pastels are.   Therefore, I decided that I didn't have any.  SOOOOO...I thought that I might try some regular crayons?   Nah.  Not so good.   I used watercolors, then I used watercolor crayons for the circle after the watercolors were mostly dried on the page.   The title, written and then hand-cut because .... April has no awesome Brother/Silhouette/Cricut scan/cut machines.   *ahem* I digress...

The second was inspired by Page Maps sketch which I randomly found on Pintrest.  (Link above).  Can't EVER go wrong with a PageMaps sketch. siiiiigh.

Now, with me returning to a regular work-day tomorrow *sigh*  I'll be lucky to update the A3C journal.   Soldiering on!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

A3C Days 4 - 7

Love it when a project feels good.   This one certainly feels that way! The only thing I'm hoping for is some more "fun" to speak of.  Work days are tending to suck the verbosity away *gasp* say it isn't so??

DAY 4:::::::::::::::::;;  
 DAY 5:::::::::::::::::::::
 DAY 6::::::::::::::::::
DAY 7::::::::::::::::

And the beat goes on...

Friday, April 4, 2014

A3C the intro and Days 1-3

Ooooookay!!!   I'm having SO SO SO much fun with this for 2014!!   I must say, the acrylic paint on chipboard?? AWESOME IDEA!!  *bowing humbly and graciously*


Let's get to it!

I have decided that I was brilliant, yet again, with the "let's not do the covers yet" plan.   I've cooked up a zillion (or maybe less) ideas already and, therefore, am glad that I didn't make anything permanent yet.


 DAY 1:::::: (kinda "boring", but I literally did ... not much that day)

DAY 2:::::: (a list because work was involved ha)

 DAY 3:::::  with an added "pocket" page made with transparency (Hambly Prints of old):: 

I really and sincerely hope it looks like I'm having a blast with this - - because I reallllly am :)   I need to kick life up a notch though because I  am realizing that I tend to lead a mundane existence if I allow it. ;)

Until next update ~ Muah

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WHAT TIME IS IT?? Challenge time??? A3C you say???


I try to keep up with things.  My Mojo has gone AWOL since....about May? of last year maybe??

I've been trying to scrap things.  I've done some pages (YES I HAVE).  and of course Lynn likes to keep me updated on scrappy things, sometimes daily in fact, so that I don't feel out of the loop.  I have appreciated that more and more as time without scrapping or crafting has drudged on.    But then, suddenly, about a week and a half ago ---- BAM.  We had a ManicMonday of scrapping at Scrap N Chat and it felt GOOD.

SO, with that goodness, I've been able to complete about six layouts!   ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND...that brings me to the purpose of this post!   A3C aka April's Artistic April Challenge circa 2014!   My FOURTH YEAR of an artistic journal approach to the whole month of April.   2012 was kind of frightening (in that I bombed it, pretty much completely).   Last year was awesome with a SmashBook *contented sigh*

THIS YEAR:     Chipboard and Paint!!!

I had MULTIPLE versions of chipboard mini album kits.  I think there were about five of them that I ripped out of their packaging to smash together for this book.   and it felt GOOD.   The "A" mini chipboard is Studio-G.    The others are Colorbok albums (square, scalloped square and large circle).  

The painting part made me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy.  (enough "O"s?? I think not).   Some of it was a blast from the past going into that box, for sure. 

::::::::::Some SNEAKY PREVIEWS:::::::::

THIS IS CRAZY!!!!    Truthfully, the front cover and back cover aren't decorated yet.   I've done enough "pages" for the inside, including cover page.  However, I'm saving the front/back cover for later (taking after 2011 and 2013 respectively.  Though come to think of it, there is no photo for 2013's completed covers. Brilliant blogging as usual April, brilliant)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...until my next update with the A3C 2014 edtition *muah*