Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Diggin' Sketches

Every so often I lack any kind of original thought. Okay, maybe my thoughts aren't that original to start with, but hey, I'd like to think that I don't copy everything. Anyway, I've been so crazy busy these last few weeks but really wanted to get some scrapping done. What better way to do exactly that than using sketches. One of my favorite sites for sketches is Pencillines. Really cool sketches and a super fabulous talented DT.

Anyway, here are my versions of Sketch #33 and #34.

Other than that... still terribly busy. I am baking and sewing at record speed. My brother is coming to visit this weekend and would like to have his curtains done so he can take them with him and I have a wedding cake to deliver on Friday. No scrapping for me for a few more days.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's Andrea's birthday today

And if you don't know Andrea yet, she is the creative mind behind the first German scrapbook magazine scrap-art-zine. So join me in wishing her a fabulous birthday.

Oh, Andrea, check THIS's on its way to you as we speak.

Have a good one.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Latest LO

I thougth I should do a LO combining the topics of a few of my recent posts. No, sorry, I am NOT going to show you my legs in Daisy Duke shorts... wouldn't want to scare ya, but how about shoes and the latest and greatest?

A LO I did for a challenge, to scrap an obsession. The scan is a bit dark, sorry.
Materials used: PP RougeDeGarance, Hambly Overlay, CreaMotion and BG chipboard, American Crafts ribbon and alpha.
Journaling: I confess I obsess... about shoes. Pretty shoes, expensive shoes,
highly impractical shoes. But oh, I must have them.

And here are my latest beauties, except mine are a leopard print. My lovely MIL sent them to me. Oh, does she know my taste in shoes.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

PSA.... completely unrelated to scrapping or shoes

I understand that if you are of .... well, how do I put this politely, an age above let's say 40, and you have reasonably nice legs, that you want to show them off as soon as the temps are above 80 degrees. But please, for all that is sacred, if they are as white as can be and your shorts equal those Daisy Duke wore.... please reconsider.

Oh, and I don't want to discriminate.... MEN... wearing shorts with socks and sandals....not good. But on the other hand, maybe you are being considerate and save me from having to look at your nasty feet. When will men realize that they too should get a pedicure once in a while.

okay, PSA over.

Have a good one.

Getting too wrapped up in "the latest and greatest"

All die-hard scrappers know this, the quest for the latest and greatest when it comes to scrapbooking supplies. I mean, why on earth would you use last season's Basic Grey, Scenic Route or whatever they all are? The papers and embellishments we just HAD TO HAVE 6 months ago now languish in the dark corners of our super efficient scrap supply storage system, which we are equally likely to change, maybe not quite as frequently, but yeah, we are going to change it, when something new and more efficient and definitely cuter comes along. So, again all die-hard scrappers can relate, we have this ever growing stash of things we are never going to use, but feel guilty for wanting to throw it out, after all we spent a small fortune on it. Obviously we can hang on to it and if we hang on to it long enough, it might just come back in style, i.e. decorative scissors.... remember how anyyone who dared to use them a couple of years ago was laughed at? Obviously they were not with the times.

Anyway, a couple of days ago I was asked to make a small vacation album as a gift for someone. Colorscheme: Greece, anything blue and white. Okay, clearly that was going to be a problem, because I scrap girly pages, I don't really have any papers that fit that scheme. So I dug through the aforementioned stash and came up with a few different paper options. I was even going to offer my prescious RougeDeGarance, because to me the blue in those papers screamed "Agean See", but out of my 5 different blue options, the customer picked the oldest, plainest, least funky, most... well, boring, PP. Don't get me wrong, it is nice paper. I bought it about 5 years ago. It is a collection of stripes, little flowers, circles, and little squigglies, but.... well, it is just old. I just threw it in the selection because it was blue and white. I wouldn't dream of using it on any of my LOs these days. But someone who is not into scrapping, who doesn't know about the latest and greatest, it was perfect for what she wanted to have.

The same thing happened before. I was teaching a class to 5 young women. We were doing a couple of cards and a little tag album. These women are all in their mid/late twenties, stylish young women. They dress funky, their hair is cute, but... when they got to pick papers for their projects out of my stash, they again picked mostly my older papers and they were tickled pink to have found paper that was perfect for their project.

So... really, there is no point to my post. I KNOW I am going to keep wanting to get my hands on the latest and greatest, just as much as I am going to feel guilty about those supplies that haven't been used yet but are so last season.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

I am in love with my neighbor

Yes. There, I admit it. But before any of you tell me that I should be ashamed..... it is a pure, innocent, completely scrapbooking inspired love. And only scrapbookers would understand, because you know how much we can spend on glue.... tape runners, glue sticks, different kinds of liquid glue, photo tabs, double stick tape.... it costs a fortune. But we cannot go on without.

See, the man works for a large multinational that produces adhesives. The man is in sales. He has samples. Boxes and boxes of samples. 1000 of one particular glue that had to be recalled because of some little design glitch. But who cares about the design, the stuff sticks! And he just came buy with a whole box of glue for me after I had mentioned earlier that working at this particular company would be a dream gig for me. You know... like working right at the source.... kind of dream gig.

I tell you. I am in love.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ever at a loss....

when it comes to matching papers to your pictures?

Go here and link to a picture. Then "Color-Pallette-ify" it. Isn't it cool? Now... go off and create a LO.

I am hoping to get some more scrapping done tonight because starting tomorrow I will be sewing up a storm. Trouble #1 and #2 are getting shipped off to their grandmother's and I am not going to start anything else untill those curtains are done. I am teling you.... 50 yards of red velvet is VERY intimidating.

Have a good one.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Another day another challenge....

I am having a good time scrapping these days, especially if it is for a challenge or such. Seems like I need that little nudge right now.... like: here, use this sketch! or use only xyz manufacturer!

So, this LO came about for a sketch challenge on a this blog. PP all RougeDeGarance, CS Bazzill, Alpha fall offs (name curtesy the genius of Danyela), L'il Davis chipboard border, BG(?) chipboard arrows, and AC ribbon. Enjoy.

Have a good one.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Last one for NSD

This is my final LO for NSD. Enjoy.

Other than that, I took Trouble #1 & #2 to Mai-Fest here in town. We also took our little neighbor girl along. The kids had a lot of fun, got their faces painted, made a mother's day project, went on the mary-go-round, had candy, saw a bunch of their friends from school and Kiga and otherwise had a good afternoon. Needless to say, I was beat. The weather actually cooperated. It had been pouring rain most of last week and also today, but we got lucky and caught about a 2 hour break. Just as we got home it started up again.

Have a good one.

Friday, May 11, 2007

TV sucks

Can I say that on my blog? well, I just want to vent. See.... I love Grey's Anatomy. I love it so much, I even deal with having to watch it on German TV with German dubbing, which bugs me to no end. I bought the DVD of Season One so that I can watch the original. I would buy Season 2, but for some odd reason it comes in two separate DVDs and each cost as much as the whole season in the US and it is missing parts, so I haven't quite tried to scrape up the cash to splurge. Anyway, I love that darn show. And when I was complaining to one of my American scrapping friends, she told me to just watch the reruns on the computer. Now, how cool is that? All of the sudden, my TV viewing world didn't seem quite so gloomy. So, there I am, eagerly clicking through the site to get to the video feed. And what do I get? Not McDreamy or even George being a wimp, but a grey screen and the message "only viewers in the US can watch these full-lenght episodes". Now, don't they know that even viewers outside the US need to get their Grey's fix? Or that viewers outside the US would like to watch the show without aweful dubbing? I mean, if Derek doesn't sound like Derek, or Christina's little comments are translated into German and it just doesn't work or sound right.... what is the point? And how do they even know that I am not in the US? Mmmmmhhhhh, life is so not fair.

Okay, pout over.

Have a good one.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Second batch NSD Layouts

I did get a few more done. I LOVE the Junkitz papers, just wish they were easier to come by. After these LOs I am pretty much out aside a few scraps.

It is late here, so off to bed I go.
Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What does your birthdate mean?

I saw this in a forum I visit and thought I'd play. LOL

I will leave it to you to decide how accurate it is.

Your Birthdate: February 19

You are resilient, and no doubt your resilience has already been tested.
You've had some difficult experiences in your life, but you are wise from them.
Having had to grow up quickly, you tend to discount the advice of others.
You tend to be a loner, having learned that the only person you can depend on is yourself.

Your strength: Well developed stability and confidence

Your weakness: Suspicion of others

Your power color: Eggplant

Your power symbol: Spade

Your power month: October

Have a good one.

Monday, May 07, 2007

First LO for NSD

Well...I worked on a few things on NSD but this is the only thing I finished. It's for the sketch challenge on Christiane's Blog. Fun, fun, fun. I love those Junkitz papers. You can't but be happy when you see those colors, don't you agree?

PP all Junkitz, Li'l Davis chipboard borders, KI alpha stickers, HS journaling sticky... whatever the technical term is, generic ribbon and a little button/pin I received in a kit a long time ago.

Off to finish the other LOs.

Have a good one.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

National Scrapbook Day

Isn't it cool that this hobby has it's own holiday? I suppose I could just declare any other day National Macramee Day or International Day of Knitting, but somehow I just don't think it would have quite the following as NSD has.

So... what are your plans for this fine day? Any big scrapping plans? I have to take Trouble #1 and #2 to their riding lesson later this afternoon, but until then I plan on checking out a few blogs and websites to see what activities they have going on. Hopefully I will have time to get something accomplished.

Have a good one.