Sunday, September 4, 2011
Stop by and take a look.
Here's what's there now:
And here's a sneak look at some that's still to be listed:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I'm not so keen on relying on digital preservation. Sure, my photos are all saved on my computer and a Web site, but think about all of the photos we have from the past. Grandma and Grandpa's wedding photo isn't digitally archived ... and we still have it right? I just am into the tactile stuff. So the hard copies of my photos are important to me.
Back to the problem. Saving them all. I guess I'd been puzzling it over enough that the back of my mind was working on a solution, because this is what I came up with. It's quick, simple and even stylishly fun! A paper bag album!
I made the covers myself by covering chipboard with scrapbooking paper. I then sliced off the closed end of a bunch of lunch bags, aligned everything and punched three holes. Slipped it all into some binder rings and went to town.
See the idea? Storage! All of the photos from this one trip are either featured on the pages or ... tucked inside the little bag-envelopes. Works well, hunh?
Watch for another post coming soon! I've been working on my etsy shop and am hopeful I'll have some new listings up this weekend.
Have a wonderful week!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
My first official submission is due in a couple of weeks -- a single LO about myself, which will remain in the store for the duration of my term, a year. I already have some ideas in mind since I've been meaning to do this subject for so long. But with such cute kids to scrapbook and a mountain of photos of them ... well, you know how it goes.
Anyway, each month the five of us will be given a design challenge, which then will go up on display for customers' votes. Not sure how it works after that:)
Yay! I'm proud of myself:)
Friday, August 5, 2011
In her post, she asks, "If you could describe summer by only using a photo, what would that photo be of?"
Know why I love this so much? Because I don't have to spend time formulating words when the image is the entire point.
Without further ado:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We had to make an item in each of three categories: Card, Altered Art and Scrapbooking. The entry due date is soon or just passed; I forget (and obviously submitted these with plenty of time.) Customers will vote on their favorites and five winners will be chosen Aug. 1. Wish me luck!
My Altered entry. I'm such a messy altered artist:) This was fun, though. The letter in the middle is a real letter from a stash I bought a few years ago at a junk store. There were several to one woman ... from a few different men obviously vying for her attention. A couple of the men were in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the letters were sent from the field. I have a whole life imagined for this woman.
And, of course, Scrapbooking. I so RARELY get any photos of The Boy lately, and have to take advantage of when he lets me.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
It's gorgeous in Seattle right now. Mid-60s, sunshine and the blue skies of legend.
I've been busy as well. Some good things happening in my life right now. (Bank of America is NOT one of them. But that's another story.) I've been making pages and trying (but failing) to get my studio organized. I've put together some things for the etsy shop -- mini inspiration kits being the latest. Eventually, I might even get them photographed and listed!!
The flowers finally are blooming too. See?
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Elephant's science fair project this year was on parasites:
He had three categories: micro, macro and entertaining. What's "entertaining" you ask? Try Mustafar lava fleas (from "Star Wars"), ear worms (from "SpongeBob") and Pokemon (there's a bug type, apparently). Pokemon is banned from his school, so I scored some serious Cool Mom cred by pointing out that he could hardly get in trouble by including them on a SCIENCE FAIR display, now could he?
And here's Butterfly at the beginning of creation:
I love that she DEMANDS to paint. I would never dream of stifling such ambition.
I love these two.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Butterfly and I spent a few hours this morning being alternately snuggly and creative. A couple of days ago, I had cut and punched out various roundish shapes with an idea in mind.
Yesterday, I gathered some brads and flowers, and today we set to work taking the idea of my head and putting it into fruition.
Butterfly designed this one herself. Sweet, isn't it? I think I'm going to have to keep it:)
The rest, I'll be making some cute packaging for and selling on my etsy site.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Stuck at home today. The combination of living 5 minutes from the base of a mountain, living in the unincorporated and thus unplowed part of the county, on a dead-end street with a hill to climb up to the main road, a wussy-in-the-snow car and a terrified-to-drive-in-the-snow driver, makes it easy for this to happen.
Took a few pictures of the pretty flowers I got while I was in the hospital:
But still kind of sad. Took some photos of my altered-book-in-progress, which I haven't shared here before:
and some pictures of a layout and some tags I've done in the past few days, just to show that I'm not totally lacking in creativity:)
But ... I'm still kind of sad. sigh