check what the other girls have done! it's totally worth a looksee!
p.s. woe is me. ironically, i have to go back to school tomorrow. big BIG sigh.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
get it scrapped! it's "crop combinations that get both detail and context on your scrapbook pages." it's a really good one; i thoroughly enjoyed reading it. did i mention how much i'm loving stripes for journaling these days? i'm also enjoying doing a few pages from new toys. it's fun actually using the new stuff so i can allow myself to buy a bit more. the supply list and my thoughts about this page are in the article, so i won't repeat them here, but i did want to mintion that i tinted all the wooden elements with my jbs ink pads. love that look.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
shocker! she blogs again! i made this layout back in may right as i apparently fell off the blogging train. i super love it (the layout, not the lack of blogging). it's one of those rare ones that got made for no particular reason. well, except that i had new goodies that needed justification. shall i tell you about them?
anatomy of the layout - the base is a piece of studio calico patterned paper. those clouds are amy tan (i will confess to collecting cloud paper). I did quite a bit of layering under the photos with a large sheet of dear lizzy yellow dots, a studio calico chevron (punched with a fiskars border punch down the side), a sliver of amy tan hearts, and another sliver of heidi swapp map paper. to the left is my journaling on a piece of canvas corp striped patterned paper. i'm very much into striped patterned paper for journaling these days. the bottom is a piece cut from fancy pants subway art paper. i adore this paper and bought two sheets, something i rarely do. and then the tiny bit of green dot bottom right, well, forgive me but i don't remember that one. so then we embellish. the thought bubbles are from marcy penner (hello forever). i thought her packaging was so cute i used it too to make the little tab on the left. i also cut an amy tan cloud out and pop dotted it for balance. the gems are from queen & co. a little sparkle is always good. of course the chipboard alphas are american crafts thickers. of course. and the plastic are tim holtz. i was stoked to find those. anyone remember back in the day when heidi swapp did the plastic letters? i bought them all (there were only three that i knew about) and am hoarding them to this day. i'm sure seven years from now i'll be hoarding tim's letters too.
and the journaling because my sister likes to read the journaling - i try not to get frustrated with myself. i've gotten a little better at that through the years. the thing i have not gotten better at is finding my way. literally. i have the worst sense of direction in the world. i lose my car in the grocery store parking lot quite often. at least i have you (gabriel) around to ask where i parked these days. your sense of direction is so much better than mine. you knew how to get to your little friends' houses by the time you were three. i went to college in tallahassee for four years and after graduation i still could barely find my way around. you have had to learn to be patient with your directionally impaired mom. i am forever turning around. you are realizing it's better to just not even ask as i get so frustrated and tense in those moments. this week was worse than most. i got lost two days in a row. friday in downtown nashville trying to buy you a new cub scout uniform and then again saturday on the way to the memorial day flag planting. and yes, i had directions both times. oy.
the photos are of g looking at a zoo map several years ago. i like finding non-related photos that fit my thoughts. it's kinda fun. and effective i think. :)
Thursday, July 19, 2012
the zombies ate my brains, but don't worry. there will be no blood in this post. only ketchup. seriously. i don't even play video games. well, i did play angry birds for two weeks back in october when i got my first ever smartphone. and i did get hooked on marble lines back in the day when i first discovered facebook, but that was only at sherri's house as i didn't have a mouse. but this. plants vs. zombies. oh my. i stayed up till 5am playing it one night. what else is there to say? i need a 12 step program.
and does anyone else wonder why . . . no matter how much you think you're going to get done on vacation . . . no matter how much you pack in the trunk of your vehicle . . . you never get anything done while visiting the 'rents. i fondly refer to it as the black hole. i get sucked into the lazy void and no productivity comes out.
jbs mercantile july gallery went up. i have four layouts there if you want to take a gander.
Monday, July 16, 2012
hello hoppers! here is my version of the new Hotel Keyholder! i made the beginnigns of a fourth of july display with mine. i say beginnings because i would love to add lots more tags with fourth of july photos from various years. i'd like it to eventually have a more layered look so viewers would feel the urge to come up and move tags around to see what's underneath. interactive art! i'm also tempted to make it a seasonal piece. you know . . . a different set of tags for christmas, valentine's day, birthdays, easter, the beach, the four seasons. so fun!
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i was lucky to be able to work with some of the new jbs cha summer 2012 release this week. you can see the new flag tags, quilted star chipboard, and printed perforated label. other supplies include - pearl charms in red and cream, cream doily flower, rhinestone brad, kraft diecut stencil paper, patterned papers from the wren line, red pearl button, and chipboard stars. the rest is either vintage or from joann's.