Some of My Scrap Works

Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School for Me!

This summer sure went quickly. I feel like I just finished up last semester and I am ready to start a new one again. Classes start Monday and another bunch of Freshman will be starting - it's fun though watching these tentative teenagers come in as freshman and in a quick four years, leave as mature adults and it's humbling to be part of the process. I guess that's one of the things that fueled the scrapbooking frenzy of the last few days. I think I was afraid I would not get back into my room for a while. I have plans to make a mini album of the photos from CHA, but I could not resist doing a little layout of myself and T!m and him teaching the Make & Take, which I photographed and cut out.......My friend Gail took the photo and it's all blurry - I am not sure whether she shook the camera or was all a-twitter being around T!m :) This is layout was done with the Pink Paislee Captivating Line - just love the toasty browns and blue. I added a Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card and used Puffed Thickers for the title, which I outlined with a brown Sharpie and inked up a bit with Staz-On to make them stand out more - they are white with tiny blue polka dots and look really good in real life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Belonging to the LI 3-H Club

HAZY, HOT and HUMID!!! I has been almost 10 days of the most oppressive weather - so hot and humid. Up until now, this summer has been pretty cool - lots of rain in June, but a cool July and beginning of August...and then BANG! No time even to acclimate to this. I don't do well in this weather and have been whining for a week. I also went back to work, so I am cool during the day which I think, makes this weather even less tolerable when I get home. Need to make some cards for this weekend - a Sweet 16, a Graduation and a Wedding - will post when they are done - it is torture sitting in my hot little room under the OTT light. Here's a layout I did before the 3Hs hit - it is done with the ACBailey August Goodies Kit of the Month. I used Core'dinations Cardstock as a base and sanded over an acrylic frame to have the blue core show through the brown paper. I also
carried the swirled dots on the journaling tag off the tag and onto the page using Dimensional Pearls. Thickers, as usual for the title. I absolutely love those things.
Just a reminder - today is the last day of the awesome sale over at ACBailey - making some room for all the new stuff we picked out at CHA. Some of the Thickers are half price!!! Check it out!

Sunday, August 02, 2009


What an exhausting but fun time - seeing all those new releases had my head spinning - lucky for me I wasn't doing all the ordering or I would have broken the bank!! Really got me into the mood to get some scrapping done and use some of the products that I hate to touch because it is so pretty. The Freaky Friday Challenge over at ACBailey was alot of fun! We had to use 4 different patterned papers, 7 buttons, more than one photo, at least 2 different fonts and some older techniques, like photo turns, paper clips or eyelets. I used Chatterbox "Fabulous" paper and it is rightly named - the texture and colors were wonderful. Thickers are also 10% off this week !You can buy them Here