Happy Wednesday, everyone! I so enjoy everyone's visits and try to reciprocate as much as possible, but can never seem to get around to as many as I'd wish! For the home base of WOYWW, the desk of Julia, and the list of participants to click on, go here. [Edited to add: For any blogspot blogs that don't have a separate "pop-up" page for comments, I am still unable to post comments. . . sorry.]
Here is my work table, photographed in the morning before heading off to my "real" work. The stamps in their containers do tend to live there on the left, unless I need more room and then I put them on the floor temporarily. I've got a layout in progress (more on that in a minute), and some stamps to put away on the right. You get just a glimpse of the card table in the corner that holds stickers, adhesive, etc.
I'm working on a no-photos layout here. I wish I had pictures of my husband and I attending a movie, but before I started scrapbooking, it wouldn't have occurred to me, most of the time, to take such a picture. So, I'm using our ticket stubs in lieu of a picture and took some appropriate stickers from a stationery set my sister gave me years ago. Not 100% sure about the black doily. The shape works, but I put too much gold on top of the black paint and now I'm not in love with it.
Here are a couple of cards I made recently. I had a different pink strip to go across the first one, but lavishly applied adhesive to the wrong side of it. Oh, well. The second one is inspired by an example by May Flaum -- I'm in her latest class at BPC -- anyone else taking it, too?
I, too, was bitten by the "Project Life" bug -- it seems like everybody I "follow" in the scrapbooking world is doing it this year. I toyed with picking up the album, inserts, kit, etc., but at the time I was considering it, the page protectors that I found most desirable were sold out. I decided to go my own way (and, candidly, save some money.) I'm using an album I already had, and am reusing some 8.5 x 11 sheet protectors I had kicking around. I'm doing one page per week in a hybrid manner. I find that doing only one page per week means I have to pare down the pictures and journaling much more than if I was doing a two page spread each week, but I have a small family and a pretty routine existence, so I think this works! Honestly, the ease of just printing the page on cardstock each week, with no measuring, trimming, etc. insures that it remains fun and doable for me. I want this to be manageable and fun.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Thanks for visiting me. :) Today we have a very light dusting of snow on the ground and a few small projects on the table (well, and my breakfast yogurt -- ha, ha!)
I made this layout over the weekend and I kind of like to prop them up for a bit to look at before putting them in an album. I had the 8x8 Sidewalks paper pad and decided to pick up some stickers to go with it -- I think this will help me use it up better.
I don't have any stencils at the moment, so decided to try misting through the edge of a (non-valuable) lace handkerchief.
I was just playing here, as you can tell from my high quality doodling. I used the crayon as a resist and used distress stain over it. I think I liked it better before I misted over the top with water, but still an interesting experiment.
I am utterly and completely Valentined out, but Tim Holtz posted his tag of February to the blog and I'm probably going to finish this and post it. I can completely understand his motivation for retiring the 12 Tags of Christmas project and now doing the 12 Tags of 2012, and he's marvelously generous with his time to post these lengthy tutorials, for sure. I'll confess here, among friends, that I felt a pang of sadness at the change.
Despite saying to my husband that I probably wouldn't take as many classes at Big Picture Classes this year, I've already signed up for two and it's only February. For me, as much as it's about learning new things, it's also about continuous motivation and the community that gets built on the message boards. Everyone is super helpful and positive and it's a privilege to share my creations with my classmates. This probably sounds like a missive from the Good Ship Lollipop -- ha, ha -- but I think BPC is a total class act, as are their instructors.
Here are a couple of things I've made since May Flaum's The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide workshop [registration closes 2/15/2012 @ 10 PM PST] started last week:
I used Glimmer Mist with Tim Holtz seasonal masks, then stamped over
it with a Prima script stamp. Then I used Perfect Medium and the dry
Perfect Pearls powder with Girl's Paperie stamps (the key, and
ornaments in the corners.) Finally, I added gold Perfect Pearls Mist
over the top.
I used Spun Sugar Distress Stain on the resist paper from Pink Paislee
to make the background and let the very ornamented design guide
where I placed things on the page.
Today's challenge over at Papertrey Ink is to make something incorporating hearts. I'm about hearted out, having made quite a few Valentines this year, but I persevered. ha, ha
Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 5th anniversary in style! I wish I had more time during the work week to "play along." Today's challenge is to make a project based on something you have seen on Pinterest that inspires you. I just pinned this color combination today because I knew it matched some inks I have on hand and decided to use it on a simple birthday tag.
Here's the inspiration:
And here's the tag:
I used the balloon strings stamp from PTI's Everyday Button Bits and the three Happy Birthday sentiment stamps from the can't-live-without-it Birthday Basics set. (I need to buy more Papertrey Ink stamps -- those are the only two non-Christmas sets I own!)
The usual array of bins of stuff around the periphery (stamps, paper scraps, photos to be scrapped, stamps to be cleaned) and a layout in progress in the foreground.
My sweet husband hung this shelf for me, which I told him makes the room look like a real scrapbooking space. [I'll probably paint it white at some point when we redo this room. It's the only one in the house we haven't done anything to since we bought the house and still features faded mini heart wallpaper and a 90's era border of country-style patchwork hearts.]
Layout in progress. I like to get things out, lay things down without adhering, then sleep on it to see if I like it or if another bright idea comes to me.
A Valentine I made over the weekend
Another Valentine from the weekend. I had to stamp part of the cling stamp, then the other part (due to the width of what I was stamping on and part of it is crooked. But I'm pretending I don't see that. ::fingers in ears, saying la, la, la, la::
Thanks for visiting, everyone! I'll be trying to get round to lots of your spaces -- I usually do it in bits over a few days.