Monday, October 24, 2005

Baaaad Blogger!

This whole month is going to end up being one big blur. Things have been crazy around here. Then once October is over the holidays will be coming soon. Arrrgghh.

I have got to get back into a scrapping mode, though. I miss it when I can't squeeze it in. I did want to share my latest LO. Hopefully it will be seen again.

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I squeaked it out for a call that ended yesterday. I'm not sure the style really fit the mag it was for, but I couldn't not submit to this one. I had hoped to get several more done, but time just ran out.

Can I just say how happy I am that I don't feel the pressure to computer journal anymore? I hated feeling like I was tied to the computer when I was scrapping. I'm loving my pens again!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Wooooo hoooo!

I finally got rid of that pesky title. It took a lot of guessing and changing things around. I now feel free somehow! I'll quit avoiding my blog now--promise!

Just a few pics from our recent beach trip. It was cloudy, and I haven't played with any of them.

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I'm totally prepared for upcoming summer/water/beach calls! Those pics are always my favorites!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Place to Play

Sometimes I have ideas that I want to experiment and play with, but I don't want to risk jumping in and putting them on a page. I'm definitely feeling like I need to get out of the box lately, and I've seen so much about art journals. I thought it would be a great place to mess around. Besides I had one of those spiral bound books from the Target dollar section lying around. I think it's going to be just right. I had fun playing with my new Christina Cole slab to decorate the outside. I hope I have this much fun creating on the inside.

Here is a peek at the outside cover.

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It's a little funky for me, but that's what this experiment is all about! I'm hoping I'll stumble across some creativity that I didn't know was there.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 I messed it up.

I had a nice new banner all made up, and then I couldn't figure out how to get the original title off. I destroyed all the formatting, but it never went away. Anyway, I just put the old background back up and it will have to do for a while--until I can learn more and be able to fix it all pretty. Ugh!

I finally did it...

I can be the Queen of procrastination at times! I have had a frame that I picked up to make a project for J's Grandpa since well before Father's Day. Well that came and went, and their visit in September came and went. I have just now found the inspiration or even the motivation to get it done.

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The frame is a matted 8x10 shadow box. I like these because they give you freedom to put dimensional stuff on the project. Even though I'm not usually a really bumpy scrapper, it's hard to make projects flat enough to fit in a traditional frame. I had to take the glass out of the one I made for Grandma, and I'm liking this much better.

The papers are Chatterbox rec room. The journaling says A Grandpa is an important person in the life of a boy! The pic was taken when they were here in September. MIL actually took the pic. I never got any good ones because my camera stinks at indoor shooting. (another plug to get a new camera!) That was one of the reasons for procrastinating for so long. Now I'm free to move on to other things.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Going Vertical

It seems like vertical is good lately. I know vertical paper storage has transformed the way I store paper, and it has given me tons of extra space. With a 2-year-old, I need a way to keep photos, embellishments, and tools out of the reach of little hands. I have seen so many pics of cute rooms with tons of shelves and stuff. I have 2 issues though:
1. My budget is tight.
2. We rent our house, so I can't exactly do a shelving makeover.

I think I have found a solution!!

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I already had this huge printer cart in my room for storage and counter space. I found these neat stacking bookshelves at Wally World on clearance, so we stacked them on top of the cabinet to make vertical shelves. Yay!! It may not be chic, but it serves the purpose. It's going to give me lots of extra room. Now I just have to dig in and clean out he closet in here. I may get organized after all!