So, where have …

So, where have I been?

  1. I have been belly dancing with some awesome ladies.
  2. Started and finished watching Lost.
  3. Finally finished Dancing with Dragons by George R R Martin
  4. Getting crafty tonight

Image I was able to complete this task tonight at the crop at Craft Fancy, which was awesome. I got a bit of a late start there due to work, but it was nice to actually be able to finish something that I had planned on doing. I got a bit inspired and wanted to continue, but it was getting a bit late there (yes, it is a bit late now, but I even got inspired to post.)  I decided when putting things away when I got home to finish another task I wanted to work on.

 

I finally picked up a 6×6 scrap album from American Crafts.  I have decorated the cover, although it needs a little something more.  This might actually be a size that I can work with.  The pages have one or maybe two photos that I can add, and then I can work from there.  It is kind of my style, so with that I made some pages.  Of course, what I thought was going quickly actually took a couple of hours, but it is a start.

 

OK, well that’s a post.  Now I need to go to bed to get up and dance in a couple of hours.

Learning to go digital

first digital scrapbook page

I finally decided to take on learning digital scrapbooking.  This might be the only way that I do real scrapbook pages instead of the cards and altered items I do with actual paper.  I may even get into hybrid to include both, but here is the first layout from Jessica Sprague.  I keep seeing what others are doing, and if I am messing around on my computer, I may actually do this.  One window has creativity, the other has instant Netflix.  I might pull this off.  Well,  I hope to anyway.  Print it out on my printer in 8×8 format, and I am all set.

Anyway, I thought I would share, since that is what I am supposed to be doing more regularly than I have been.  I do have an excuse, though.  I have been really busy lately.  Maybe I will eventually scrapbook some of that.

Trying to keep busy

Beyond finishing up the 40 invitations for my brother’s wedding, I am working on a collection of 50 cards for a church outing. What is up with these huge projects, even though they are cool to finish. I need to take some pictures so I can post them.

For fun, I made a card, which I, of course, immediately put in an envelope and sent out to a friend as a RAK. I also made this new LO for my little fluffy face (the “f” in face seems to get a little lost, but it is there). It makes me smile when I think of how she will look when her hair grows back from her summer trim.

I am also including two cards I made a little while ago, one of which uses that cool corner punch, which I may start using more. The cake is Cuttlebug die cut and the sentiment is a rub on.

Oh, and although I don’t have a snapshot of it, since it went into the envelope, can I just say how cool Maya Road rub-ons are. They are smooth and come right onto the paper how you want them to. There isn’t any shifting or difficulty, and what is left looks awesome. I highly recommend them. I was introduced to them at the local store Craft Fancy. Very cool place.

I have been trying to keep busy. I December, I went to a 12 hour crop at Archiver’s (once upon a time, I didn’t think I would have enough to work on in 12 hours – so not true) and I made a cool organizer from a Making Memories Desktop Storage set and Basic Grey paper with embellishments.

Well, when I brought it home and showed Mom, she said that the only thing wrong with it was that there wasn’t another one for her. Okay… so, I got another set up for it and made one for Mom. I have to say, I love American Craft’s Thickers. Of course, the ones that I put on Mom’s got a little washed out, so I am going to take a marker and kind of outline them to bring them out.

I also have started to take part in swaps over at Split Coast Stampers. It is kind of nice to make something and know that it is going somewhere. So I made these cards for a birthday swap. I also am doing a no bumps swap, but I don’t have pictures of those.

Lastly, I am starting up a pretty scrapbook for just pictures and fun (8×8). I like the idea of not always having a theme and sometimes creating just for the sake of creating, so I made this one of Zoey and her new coat. I like to think of her as the caped crusaders, the way it kind of seems to fly on her back. She is so adorable. I am not stopping the Beloit remake of my scrapbook/yearbook (12×12), but this one is more for fun.