Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Favorites

Hi there! My Friday faves actually have nothing to do with scrapbooking! I decided the other day that I need to expand my reading - enough with the crime dramas and serial killers! I I picked up a couple of non-fictions and they were both REALLY GOOD! So - I'm no good at disecting books more than that - try them for yourself!

Enjoy and have a great weekend! I'm off to the pumpkin auction - our local library fundraiser - for beef on a bun and some shopping!

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!!

It's fun, easy and you get to see lots of inspiring, fantastic projects along the way - just in time to get your creative juices fired up for the weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why I scrap...

So many articles and interviews ask scrappers this question and I agree with all of them - preserving memories, creative outlet, social aspect/shared hobby with friends, etc etc...

But I have always thought there is more to it then that. Half the time I put the layouts away in a scrapbook and rarely do I see anyone going back and looking through the albums. I don't go to many crops due to family and work obligations and because it's just too darn hard to pack everything up! So that means that I scrap solo most of the time...

So it finally came to me...I scrap because when I am really into designing and creating - I am really "in the moment" - I know that sounds cliche but it's true! I am only thinking about color and balance and clustering embellishments and journalling the story - I'm not worried about a client's file or what I am going to make for supper or typing up notes for the next meeting that I have to attend or anything like that! For just a few moments (possibly a couple of delightful hours!)I am only focused on my pictures and my papers. It is a fantastic (and much needed) distration from real life!

What's your 'why'?

Monday, October 17, 2011


Isn't this a CUTE layout?
I found it over at the CK site it is "Kindergarten **Studio Calico Field Guide kit** posted by DavinieFiero".

I thought of the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for all the cute die cuts that she used - especially the doilies in the background!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

September Scrapbooking Club Layouts

Sorry this took me so long to upload!

The first layout I totally 'scraplifted' from the current autumn/winter idea book! Check it out on page 18! It is based on a layout called 'Magicians Choice' from the Magic Book. We used the typeset paper and the cork alphabets as well as some bakers twine (from my own personal stash). We cut some pennants with the new Cricut cartridge and stamped on them with the 'Vintage Type' stamp set found on page 18 as well.

The second layout uses the Mayberry paper pack and the coordinating My Stickease. We based the design on "leading lady" found in the Imagine idea book on page 16.

Thanks for looking! I am already excited for November's Club!!!!