clean out zoe's room and clear out unwanted furniture
finish watching torchwood season 2
still battling the ants. ugh.
listen to paperclipping podcast while i use up paper.
i placed my shutterfly order this week and am waiting for 2 photobooks.
also have to scrap together cash for my scrapping simply order but want to get to 50 pages before i do that...maybe a deal will come up soon.
and costco's is now doing bound books! cool beans.
i am in a good place right now, as far as scrapping goes.
filling in the empty holes and not really caring about what size or what stuff or what i use.
for example...i am DIGGING this page.
i havent used ribbon in a long time, so i finally used a little more up. it is so awesome to see the supplies dwindle and the pages pile up.
the cardstock is worldwin textured
paper is the absolute last of the MM chloe's closet i had in my stash
the last of my HS circle journaling spots
close to my heart stamp from a million years ago
SU tangering tango ink
american crafts stickers
and some ribbon.
it is so hard for me to paperscrap these days.
pulling out the supplies is a pain, especialy digi is so nice and clean, but i sure did enjoy working with the textures.
another little fact is that the mat with the pictures was a 9x9 page background i scrapped a while back for my pool album but didnt use. i lifted the whole thing up with chipboard leftovers because i have no popdots left.
ps. i was listening to the bestie boys while scrapping this page.
ok. so i decided to go all digital.
i have more than one thousand pictures printed and am going back and forth between scrapping those with the paper supplies i have left or just putting them into albums...but that whole issue is best left for another post.
today i was blog-hopping and came across this gem of a blog:
of course, i quickly downloaded her last templates(cause she does PSD's too!) and am waiting to use it tomorrow when i have a chance to go thru my new digital supplies...the weekend is for picture-taking and supply downloading, you know.
a long time ago, when i paper-scrapped exclusively, i had what i came to know as sketchguilt.at that point i was scrapping for publications and online kit clubs and i felt like every.single.page had to be original.
what was i thinking?
now that my scrapbooking is solely for me (as is this blog), i am enjoying the sheer happiness of getting my pictures scrapped for the FUN. and my jumbled thoughts about scrapping in order:)
yup...i said it. scrapping is FUN again.
no more sketch guilt:) i will admit that i do switch things around and sometimes my finished product looks NOTHING like the original file....but man, is it fun....
check this out:
i was fortunate enough to win a g.c to connie prince's store at gotta pixel.
i really like the colorful nature of her digital kits. they are fun, whimsical and above all USEFUL and versatile.
the items i used on this page are all from her i wuff you kit and the template is from her set called maypalloza templates. of course i modified the template a little bit to simplify the design, but other than that i stayed pretty true to it.
i think my puppies is GORGEOUS and i was finally able to really capture his soul with my new canon rebel dslr.
the Lord has blessed me with wonderful material things that i can use to save the moments:)
i LOVE the idea of finished photobooks. no more page protectors. no more albums to buy. no more clunky books to look at. no more paper and no more mess:)
my new camera is begging to be used. the fear of having more images that i want to print is paralyzing. i have 2 folders full of pictures of my gorgeous new nephew and beautiful pics of my girls.
nevermind all the paperstuff i have left.
feeling the need to document, yet simplify. declutter, but still hold on to the memories.
ONLY FIVE DOLLARS! you get a wonderful sampling of different designers for close to nothing:)
this month's challenge was to use the following items from the files:
After5 – nbeaudreau_heartofnature_pp
Connie Prince – cap_ohappyday-paper9
Cinzia – CinziaL_HelloSpring_Elements_Flower4
Jennifer Fox – jfox-tomorrowsanotherday-solid9
Kitschy Digitals – ButterflySewingPin
Kelley Mickus – kmickus-beautifulyou-frame2
Scrapping with Liz – ZineTemp1 – *OPTIONAL
this is what i came up with. i modified the template a little to accomodate all the pictures and to be able to tell the story, plus i added a few staples from the kelly minkus kit:). the page came out AWESOME! i only wish that there were more challenges like this:)
not sure if i want to continue blogging...but decided to leave the contents up.
life is hectic with so many new things to learn and experience...
maybe i will be back tomorrow or next week...or next year.
until then thanxs for checking in:)))
i am on a massive budget and have been for a while now. while purging my supplies in the last year or so, i fund a lot of stuff i didnt like anymore and other things that i JUST LOVED.
jolees have always been a bit of a love/hate thing for me. there are days when i want to have that cutesy fun look, but i have been a clean scrapper for so long that it is hard for me to incorporate them.
but i LIKE them ...and i have them so they are getting used up...like in this page.
i made a little tab with my trusty sizzix tab, plus a cute little jolee sticker with a word sticker from the worlds oldest sticker sheet:)
the epoxy sticker is old too, and the paper is old kimemories:)
it is possible to scrap on a budget and LOVE it:)
and the paper stash keeps going down and down and down.