Tuesday, February 28, 2012
layout of my niece using Echo Park Happy Days
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I am sorry to be M.I.A. but it has gotten a little busy, I have to finish a website for a friend of my husband's, twenty five martini glasses to decorate, 100 cupcakes to make, make seafood salad for 50 people, finish two diaper cakes and still do laundry, food shopping, work, etc, etc. And through it all my heart wants to SCRAP! I will figure it all somehow, in the meantime here are the favors I did this past weekend for a red and silver baby shower. Each pillow box contained a package of microwaveable popcorn.
Friday, February 10, 2012
So my husband and i are messing with his siri feature on his iphone tonight so he said good night to her she said good night to you too. So i said do you want to sleep with my husband and she was like i dont understand that question so i said bitch do you want to sleep with my husband, she said i'd blush if i could. Then i told him to tell her he loves her and she said oh, i bet you say that to all of your apple products! What kind of craziness is this!
I don't think I have a particular "style" of scrapbooking. When I look back on my layouts and cards they seem to run a gamut of styles to me and there are other scrappers that I think are like me like Gemiel (I see a lot of my style in her layouts), my bestie Mika (although I believe she definitely thinks more out of the box than I do), My West Coast sister Tricia and many others. I am influenced by other peoples layouts but it may be something simple like a flower they used, am I suppose to give them credit for that?
But on the other hand there are scrappers whose work I would recognize instantly like Thomisia - her layout pages are unmistakably creative, she uses a lot of photos and usually does two pagers and has been doing so for a while (back to the african-american scrappers website - remember that?, lol). Ms Kat Blue is another person who generally uses white space and embellies to make her layouts pop and has developed a certain style. And then there is Miss Essense , a scrapper with a clean artistic style that I think she has developed into her own over the years and I tend to know her work instantly so if I "copied or scraplifted" a layout to the point that I was using their style I would definitely give them credit.
I can't profess to know what is proper ettiquette in scrapbooking but for me it all boils down to this just being paper and glue. Either way it is not that deep. There are so many other ills of the world I would be ashamed to make a big deal out of someone scraplifting my work and if I felt like someone crossed the line into my personal world I would probably just come off of the internet and share my craft only with those close to me. The only thing that would actually make me angry would be if someone copied a picture of my layout, with my family in the photos and claimed them as their own, that is just too much. I really don't do this for the glory, just for the love of crafting, the social part is a perk to me.
Disclaimer: this is just my opinion. I am not taking sides in the above mentioned dispute as it is not for me to say who is wrong or right.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The Blues - I am really ejoying the blue color combinations from this CHA and I have several collections on my list -
Heidi Swapp's new line (always been a fan, I was so excited to see her products!)
Teresa Collins - not always a favorite but I have my sister's wedding photos to scrap that will match this collection perfectly.
And Colorbok - this line is being released through JoAnn's stores. I popped in there last week to pick it up but the papers weren't in stock, just the embellies and you know I have to have it all so I will try again this weekend.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
For an important announcement! But I can't tell you what it is!!!!!!!!!! Well not yet anyway but I have some big news coming. It is something new and exciting and I am super happy to be a part of.....................oh crap, I almost gave it away. Keeping a secret is harder than I thought! Stay tuned and I will keep you updated! But it is going to happen soon, I promise!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
My 510 can handle paper up to five inches in size and comes in handy when I am doing craft fair projects. I have a variety of cartridges for this machine including the two sided lamination and the one side lamination and other side magnet cartridges.
My 250 is great when making cards, again I get all over coverage and this one is big enough to put a couple of cuts through at a time but small enough to not be bulky or in the way when I am creating. One of my favorite tricks with the xyrons is to put an image in right-side down and then cover the sticky part with glitter for a quick and easy sparkly accent.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Friday, February 03, 2012
I have my five year old niece's birthday party to attend and my crafting class to teach this weekend but I do still hope to return with a ton of scrappy goodness.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The bag with the butterfly was my inspiration for this card-
The next card was inspired by the colors but with a twist. I used the backing from one of my clear stamps as a transparency (see below), trimmed the excess and then ran the transparency through my xyron to adhere to the card, The results are fabulous.
So the reality that my baby is no longer a baby is settling in. It was hard to accept and I have had my moments of still trying to hang on to those aprons strings but it is really out of my control. Tuesday we made a 4-hour round trip to Hershey, PA to interview for a college. I sat in on her interview and it was hard not to interject. She did a good job but I wish she would have highlighted more of her accomplishments. As in the quote from Marianne Williamson (or Nelson Mandela depending on who you believe) "Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine". ....................I feel a layout coming on, hmmmmmmmmmmm.