Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Scrapbooking Challenges

Well this is a busy week for me, between my birthday celebrations, giving my notice at work, new job interviews, and packing for my big move, there isn't much crafty time left over. I've been doing some scrapbooking lately, playing along with some of the challenges at http://www.scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/




















This one has a little sticker instead of a title that says "a baby is always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful"


This is one of my favorite auntie's drinking SourPuss at our last New Years Gala Party.


the journaling on this one says "this was one of our favorite spots in Rome. It was overcrowded and hot, but once you fought your way in for some prime real estate in front of the fountains, it was an impressive spot. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. We each threw our coins in over our shoulders. I missed the fountain with my first throw, so I caught my coin and tried again. Rome, May 30th 2010"
Anywho...I'm off to do some interview prep, wish me luck tomorrow! Hopefully I'll get home in time for some crafty fun!

Monday, June 28, 2010

22nd Birthday















Happy 22nd birthday to me. Its my birthday tomorrow, and I was inspired by Kelly Purkey to make a list of 22 things to do this year. Most of the things are specific things I want to do, to live my life better, but some are simple easy things. I printed this out at 5 X 7 and wrapped it around a piece of chipboard. Right now its just the front and back of a little album, but I am going to fill it with photos and journaling over the next year. The finished size is just over 4 X 6, so its quick and easy to add some journaling to photos and put them in my little book.























Tomorrow I will hopefully be finishing a few scrapbook pages and I will post them when I'm done. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

celebrate this life

well I had a wonderful Thursday off work. My only chore all day was to do the dishes, and other than that I got to create and play all day. This morning I scrapbooked, I will post my page tomorrow.

In the afternoon I started playing with a journal, and I ended up finishing it. I NEVER finish something (except cards) the same time I start it, so this was quite satisfying for me! I'm really happy with how it came out. It is full of 36 crinkly brown paper pages, and for the cover I used one of my big sheets of paper from Paperchase in London. I used one of my stamps from my favorite ali edwards set, and I'm really happy with it.













Today was a very happy day. Creative and happy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Color Cue

Happy Wednesday (happy because that means I dont have to work tomorrow and I get to create ALL day!).

I wanted to play along with a color challenge and I needed a masculine birthday card, so this is what I came up with. My circles look almost black, but they really are a dark brown.




























On an unrelated note, I found the most gorgeous bags for DSLR cameras...I am in love. Maybe if I get a really good paying job I can splurge...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

European treasures

Good Morning! Well I am back and slowly settle-ing back into creativity. I've had tons of ideas floating around in my head while I've been away and I am excited to start creating. I visited a few amazing papershops while I was in Europe and brought home some treasures.















I also found some beautiful envelopes and little notebooks...so many treasures! Tomorrow is my day off so I cant wait to have some time to play.

Also, a quick thank you card I made up for fathers day.

Thanks for visiting, happy hump day!