Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eh, I guess….

So yesterday didn't quite turn out to be the crafting bonanza I envisioned in my head, although it was fun to be simultaneously be scrapping with my friends Janette and Alicia. Starting was in fits because every time I turned around I realized I didn't have some important item, like my cardstock tote or the bag with all my pens, scissors, chalk and stickles! I finally got everything together and was able to whip out a few pages…and then the girls started in "mommy this" and "mommy that"! Finally I gave them some paper, photos and stickers and let them do their own pages! It actually ended up being an epiphany for me! On occasion I will do 3 LO's of the same photos (usually using the same sketch too, for efficiency) because we have a family book and they each have their own book. Well, while they were doing their pages it hit me; they can take over from here on out (unless of course there are pictures I REALLY want to do) doing the pages for their own books! Brilliant, and actually they did a really nice job! But alas, even with them busy crafting they were still pretty time demanding and then there was lunch to make and the dog to let in and out and in again! So I only got 4 LO's done, however I found a few LO's that I had done at the last crop I went to and had never posted, so, really I have quite a lot to share!

The first 2 are based on a sketch from this new blog I came across called Nuts About Sketches It's actually their DT Call sketch so I MAY send in one of my LO's and see what happens!=)
(the splotches were a bit of a mistake, I'm still not sure how I feel about them)

This next one is based on an Allison Davis two page sketch #17
(Sorry for the poor photo quality, using glimmer mist makes the paper crinkle up, if anyone has any tricks to avoid this I would LOVE to know them!)

This next one is based on the right side of the above sketch with the Add on Sketch #13 included. The snowman has been flocked, but it's impossible to tell. I did use some flocking on his hat to mimic snow.

Here are the LO's my girls did
Caitie 5yrs. old 
(the writing says "I love snow, I love snow ball fights it is fun" of course it's in her 5 yr. old spelling!)

Rylie (7 yrs. old) 

These are the LO's I found from my last crop 

So now that I know where all my stuff is hopefully I can get more done!
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

dry spell...

Well it has been over a month since I last posted, over a month since we moved and even longer than that since I've crafted in any way! I have become obsessed with Pinterest in my crafting dryspell. It is a poor substitute but has certainly given me some great ideas and inspiration! If you are on Pinterest and are so inclined you can follow me and my many pins!

On saturday, back in MO, the tenth Scrap-a-palooza is happening and I won't be there. I'm very sad about this as are my two scrap buddies. The last one of us remaining in Mo, Janette, will be there so this is what we have proposed to do. Each of us will spend the day scrapping, me in New Hampshire, Alicia in Georgia and Janette at palooza, and post our creations in our group on FB. It's a poor substitute (a common theme in my life lately!) but it'll do. The very cool thing is that Scrapbook Generation posted the LO classes being taught at palooza and people went so crazy for them they decided to offer them as kits! So I called immediately and ordered mine! You can see the LO's here, Allison Davis is amazing as are Debbie, Stacey and Karin! I'll certainly miss them on saturday!

Here is my dilemma, I've been so busy with the move and settling the girls into school and us into a new life, as well as looking for a permanent home (we are renting right now) that I have not taken my scrap stuff out of boxes. It is very sad to see the boxes knowing my stuff is just sitting there! I will dig through them tonight though (I may even kiss my cricut!) and get myself as ready as I can be for saturday. I promise to post pictures of my creations from sat., and once my stuff is liberated I promise to create and post more! Here are the sad pictures of the boxed up stuff:

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!