Thursday, April 28, 2011

Work or Play

Is It Work?
Is It Play?

Sometimes it feels like scrapbooking is work. Usually not. But sometimes. I struggle during those times to get something done. Something that I actually like. I'd love to know what everyone else does during those times. Or if they get those times??? 

What do you do to inspire yourself and make yourself better... and different? How do you avoid *the rut*?

Here are a couple of layouts I've done.

The Little Blue Chair

On this layout, I used a sketch at Allyscraps. (Love me a sketch sometimes). I've never used those banners before on a layout. So many are doing it, I usually shy away from that. It's just me. 

Angelic Dreamer

I love chipboard. Can't get enough of it.  I tend to hold onto it though, and PLAN when I'll use it... without using it as much as I'd like. Strange, eh?  LOL 

Go figure.

I'd love recommendations for any online classes or videos etc. that could help me de-rut myself. :D

Have a GREAT Day!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Stuff

I like this layout. Not sure why. I just do. I think it's the picture, and the story behind it.  My hubby is such an avid golfer. PLEASE! And this is the day... nay... the MOMENT... that our son, Dana... his pride and joy... his life... his beacon of absolute joy...
well... this son, pride, joy, life, beacon, and joy... he got a NATURAL PAR!!!!  Wow. What does that mean? Well.. Daddy didn't help him get it. No saying "Oh.. just pick up the ball, and throw it closer"... and no "Just take another shot. It's ok."
Nope. He hit the ball.. hit it... hit it.. and here he is.. ready to sink it on the 4th (at a par 4). Yeah baby. 

Make and Take

This is a make and take that we did at the Scrapfest Crop. The flower is made with a strip of cloth, and the flowers are made by the same. 

of the 4 legged variety...

And to finish off with a bit of *us*... here's the latest addition to the house... Mischa...
 along with my usual Problematic Puggle of Perpetual Need... Beauregard.  
She's having trouble *getting it* (going after the cats). 
And she's driving Beauregard a bit insane. 
But so far, so good. 
Training is an ongoing thing, and whew... some days I question my decision. 
But she's cute. And she's adorable... 
and we do get a kick out of her, when she copies Beauregard 
in ALL that he does.

And sometimes she just can't get close enough to him...
He will usually let her do as she wants. Sometimes he'll get up and go somewhere else.

And when that happens... she'll usually just head over to her bed, lay down... and go to sleep!

Not sure why she decides to hang mostly OUT of the bed.                 

Beau? He'll find a spot with me, or with Daddy (as here, in the family room)
... and go back to sleep.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sarah's Challenge Blog

Come on Over to Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog, and join in on this week's challenge. I've done the challenge this week.  Check out what everyone did, and just what the challenge is. Here is mine below. I've used Sarah's products to create this card.                                                                                                 

Scrapfest Creations

This card/easel is a make and take that I did at Scrapfest. I love the entire easel look to this card. I need the die that cuts the back part (that creates the easel effect).

This is a layout I created at Scrapfest in response to a contest going on at the crop. We were to use a song or lyrics from the 60's. I chose "What's new Pussycat."  It's not showcasing well, but there is a really neat jungle cat beside the "W". 

Here is another Make and Take that I did at Scrapfest. It's a smaller canvas that is covered in yummy paper. It's a picture of my son, standing at Epcot.

I'll talk more about Scrapfest tomorrow.  

I really had a great time at Scrapfest, as usual. There were so many awesome vendors, who were showcasing amazing product. Fancy Pants was there... as was Maya Road and Zion. I did Make and Takes with all of them... Of COURSE!!!! :)

More tomorrow!!!