Friday, January 31, 2014

Aha! A new post. On friday! About scrapbooking.

This post comes to you via the HTML screen because the "compose" function doesn't work on PCs. ????
Fun times. 
The wonders of modern blogging. 
As you know I've dissapeared from this space for a while. 

Mostly because the sound of my pathetic whining was getting on my own nerves. 
Also writing on a ipod SUCKS. Prolonged suckage. 

So I'm testing this method out to see if it's gonna work.
So far no- I'm back on the ipod editing the huge block of text the html became.

Perhaps you missed me?
 (aha ha, just kidding!) 
Perhaps you find blogs terribly passé?
How rude!
But you can also find me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. 

What I do:
Pinterest- pin salads, quilts and inspiration for pages I'll never make 
IG- post photos of Lola at home as I still lack a driver's license (laaaame)
Facebook- be reliably puzzled by my lefty political posts (and the occasional non controversial scrapbook page) 

But you're here so let's just hang.

This week I managed to finish a couple of pages. 

I forgot to mention I'm the guest designer for January over at Jennifer Bowlin Mercantile. Doh!! It's a great kit. Feb's kit is already up. So buy both. Lol.

I didn't think I would like this year's fancy name for purple "Radiant Orchid". But anything looks awesome with black and white. Sorry for uncropped pix- workng off my ipod here.

And I finally scrapped this photo of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in full cherry blossom glory. Never thought I would use up those felt flowers but they look great here. Thanks for busting thd orejudice Jenny B. Lol.

This weekend I will be going to my first crop EVER. Crossing my fingers I don't annoy anyone by singing out loud or focusing too much and not listening.
I'm not the chat and scrap type- my brain isn't big enough to do both. 

I'm bringing my paper, washi tape, glitter, some punches and lots of paint. 
Fingers crossed! 
I'll update you on how it went Monday. 

Sneak peek of my next Inspiration Elevator challenge.

Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator Challenge: 10 years from today

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, "

 Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Jodi Wilton . Here's what she had to say in her very own words: 

"My challenge for January. The New Year is always about bettering 
ourselves; looking into the future, and making goals (some attainable, 
some not so much). Scrapbooking is about recording the story and most of
 these stories are in the past, so we don't forget the memories we 
created. For this challenge I would like you to scrapbook yourself, your
 family, or a particular family member 
and where you (or them) would like to be in ten years time. The focus 
for this challenge is on the journaling. Your layout or art journal may 
be in the form of a letter to your future self. Your layout may or may 
not have any photo at all and be all about the journaling. Dip deep! 
Really think about what you can (or they can) accomplish! What are your 
dreams? What are your goals? Good luck ladies!"

This was a great challenge. I often thimk about the future but don't get very specific. I visualize a future where I own a home and plant a garden. Where my daughter wants to hang with her parents even if they are super embarrasing. Where my husband has the job he wants and the telescope he's been dreaming about for years now. 

Im so sorry if this photo looks fussy- it's taken with my ipod and I can't figure out how to fix it- it looks clear when I check it out close up. A mystery.

An experiment in minimalism and restraint. Perhaps not my best page
but it's exciting to try a new thing.

Thanks for stopping by!