Thursday, June 29, 2006
Update: cards published in Ready Set Creat oct/nov 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
How often do you scrap? - Every day usually. Most afternoons I'm usually in my scraproom, I try to create "something" every day even if its just a tag, or I'm organising supplies/planning future creations :)
When do you prefer to scrap? - nights just cos its cooler. Currently its 95 degrees outside! and its only lunchtime! Thank goodness for A/C
How long do you typically scrap for? - totally depends on the mojo
How many layouts do you complete in a month? - hmm again tough cos it varies. I do all kinds of work: layouts, mini books, altered stuff, cards, tags. I think in June I did about 12 layouts plus some altered stuff and cards. I should keep track more!
Prefer to scrap alone, with a friend or at a crop? - at home, just cos all my stuff is here. I prefer to computer journal (though been using handjournalling more lately!). But I just couldn't bear the hassle of shifting all my stuff! It was bad enough scrapping in the lounge when we have overnight guests!
Favorite scrappin munchie? - I don't tend to eat and scrap, I browse scrappy message boards and blogs and eat though ;)
Favorite beverage? (obviously, in a sippy glass... placed away from pictures and layouts) - coke, or water. Usually on my computer table whilst I'm surfing scrapblogs and message boards
How do you organize your sessions for scrapping? - organise? lol! I have a planner (posted pics Monday) and I plan what I want to submit to, deadlines for DT projects, challenges I want to do etc.
Do you build page kits? - nope I don't really plan as such, I go with the flow :)
Do you make power layouts? - not really, layouts can take anywhere from 30 mins to 3 days depending on how I'm feeling creatively.
How often do you use sketch challenges? - I use sketches once or twice a month as challenges. I like sketches!
How often do you scrap lift? - not often, I should do this more though.
Do you watch tv, movies, or listen to the music? - music!!!
Do you crop sitting ot standing? - sitting
What albums or themes are you currently working on?
Any tips or tricks to share? - As soon as I finish a layout I make cards/tags with the scraps. Love to use ALL of a kit, no waste in this scraproom!!!
Anything else you want to tell share about your scrapping habits? - I collect chipboard embellishments. I have enough pp to circle the globe! I save every scrap!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
What scrapbooking item are you?
You are PAPER! You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.
Take this quiz!
Got this off Carrie's blog Thanks for the fun quiz Carrie!
Monday, June 26, 2006
This is a small simple notebook. Its hanging above my computer monitor right now. I use it for noting down digital elements I use when doing digi pages. Or supply lists, or just simple to-do lists. Its approx 5x3". Used 3 bugs in a rug papers, DCWV rub-ons, and some penwork.
This is my submissions/publications Planner. Its one of those bright orange/red binders from the target dollar spot. Initially I painted it with acrylics in dark brown but the paint wouldn't take, had to go get some krylon fusion :) Its 3 bugs stuff, with a MM bookplate.
Simple tag for Trish (Happy Birthday!), 3 bugs, chatterbox, and MM.
Yay a dog page! I know you were missing them! Well this one is of River in 2002 when she got attacked by the black lab that used to live up the street . With her stitches and lampshade ;) isn't she cute! Just a quick page with junkitz and around the block products. Going in the dog folder, for the vets tab - which is getting thicker by the week!
This 4th July layout was in the Crafty Keepsakes newsletter :) along with the sketch to go with it. Love simple clean layouts. Used junkitz papers, dug out the sizzix for the title, and used some star brads I'd been hoarding forever!
Ok how's that for an update? lol! I'll update more often - promise!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
So today I sat in my scraproom and tackled the paper problem! Yes I'll admit it I hoard paper! Yep Mum I know you knew this! Anyhow I am meeting the problem head on. I have sorted through 2 drawers of stuff so far. Wow what delights! SEI, paperworks, scenic route, basic grey, A2Z all in my stash and I totally forgot I had! Not to mention the chipboard alpha's, flowers, rub-ons, etc... Yes I am tidying/organising... well trying!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Yep toot toot! A layout I did of Sky is gonna be in Scrapstreets July E-zine. I didn't even submit for it, got solicited through their gallery! I only uploaded the layout yesterday too!
First layout is for the SS inspirations call:
I also worked on the Rhonna Farrer 21 day challenge (round 4). Doing small 6x6 pages. Probably update when I have a few pages to upload.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Who? What? Why? Where? When? How? huh?
For me the biggest mystery is LIFE.
Why are we here? What's life all about?
The human brain is so complex what DOES happen to it? Its the essence of US that makes it tick. Does that simply cease to be? Does it "go" - "somewhere"?
Its this that really makes me wonder about the validity of reincarnation. It does make total sense in lots of ways. Talk to me about seeing the light at the end of a tunnel? yeah maybe its a birth canal? and the shadowy figures you percieve as relatives? yeah maybe they are! just NEW relatives! or maybe old relatives renewed? hmmmm?
The whole human brain is so complex and still large parts of it are a complete mystery to us, so what's to say what IS and ISN'T possible for it? (I started off on a psychology tanget here but went back and deleted it - totally went off topic!) I mean we all go about our lives, childhood, teens, adults, old age and then ......? Is that it?
So for me LIFE is the biggest mystery. Why? because no-one can answer with absolute 100% proof as to what the heck the point is! And why we're here. Or even where we came from! Sorry I don't beleive in the Adam and Eve fairytale. But then there are so many missing evolution links! Maybe its the aliens? Yes I said it! Aliens! Maybe the aliens know?
Because lets face it - to quote another Monty Python song
"pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!"
scrapping with grace this month. Here are my two layouts so far using the chatterbox papers etc.
Blue Eyed Babe:
I've also added a link to the altered blog. Challenges posted every 10th of the month. Hopefully I'll remember ;)
Friday, June 9, 2006
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Other smashing news: Got my GDT kit from scrappingwithgrace. Lots of chatterbox papers! Yum! So I'll be playing with these goodies this week:
I have to do 2 layouts as my GDT responsibilities and host a challenge later in the month. Looking forward to working with these papers!
More smashing news! I got my competition DCWV goodies from createmykeepsakes! Remember last week I won the fathers day card contest? Well my goodie pack arrived this morning! Awesome stuff!
I've been organising all my digital files on my pc, hopefully things will be easier to find now! Been doing a fair bit of digi scrapping recently. The design team position at TreasuresToScrap has been good cos I've started doing more digi and I got to use some awesome sponsor kits! This one I did for fun! I'll upload more digital layouts on the 7th.
Layout credits: Shabby princess: Background paper - teaparty kit; ribbon - teaparty kit; stitching - spring breeze; brown overlay - shabby smiles; This one was done as the Monthly digi sketch challenge at Treasurestoscrap. All elements are shabby princess. I've been using lots of older photo's lately. Ones I've scanned in from my Mums photo collection. This layouts main photo is 4 generations of women. Me (the baby!), my mum (left), my gran(top right), and my great gran (holding me - bottom right).
This one is with the same kit by Mirranda Reinhardt with: quote - Digital Scrapbooking Place; stitching - Digital design essentials. I'm liking how its turned out. Fun kit! And I have another layout saved for the 21st for the 2nd upload.
Update: both layouts published in Scrapstreet ezine August 2006
Saturday, June 3, 2006
"If you're life were a movie, who would play you?"
I couldn't think of anybody, so off I went to find my DH to ask him his opinion. He thought about it for about 10 seconds and said "Dory!". Yes his answer was Dory from "Finding Nemo"!
Friday, June 2, 2006
A quick post to inform everyone on the online crop weekend at treasurestoscrap! I'll be doing a little competition for the photography buffs and also a photography challenge! Lots of fun things happening that weekend :) come and join us!
Waiting on goodies from competitions and the GDT stuff from scrappingwithgrace. Can't wait to see what I get, plus I ordered some 3 bugs ;)
On the homefront we got new windows today! I can't beleive how different the house looks! Its amazing! I just hope it keeps the house cooler! Also we've been going rollerskating! Went tuesday and again tonight. Its been MANY years since we skated but we're thoroughly enjoying it! I may even scrap about it ;)