Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grid it up

Well, I'm still working, but I finished this page that I started last night during some document uploads. The challenge from Shimelle on this one was to make a page with a grid element. I bounced a few ideas around in my head, but this one won out. I love Jenni Bowlin's mini papers, especially this set. I cut them down to 3" x 3" pieces and glued them on my page. At first I was going to try to make a perfect grid, but that is just not me. So, I made a messy grid, and that really dictated the way the rest of my page.

Oh, darn. You can't read that last word very well - the phrase on the bottom says "...hold such PROMISE"

I wanted to add a couple of quotes I've seen on pinterest lately - I ♥ pinterest!

Here are a few detail photos.

I'm not sure if I'll be back with more yet today or not. I've got a decent amount of work left, plus most of the family is here for a big meal on Sunday nights (all 9 of us - or 11 if our oldest's girlfriend and her daughter show up!) Oh, and we veg out in front of the TV late Sunday nights - there is a 2 hour block of Soap reruns, and most of us never saw it (as it was before our time), and we are really hooked!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crop Your Paper

I'm back! Here is my second page for Shimelle's crop - it's for her Chop Your Paper Challenge. The challenge was to embellish your page using just one piece of paper that you cut into pieces. She had used a beautiful paper from Pink Paislee and House of 3's Soiree line, so I opted not to use that paper, and instead go with the beautiful Junque paper from their Daily Junque line. Again, it's a very simple page, but that's just what I'm having to go with today. And I'm okay with that. Because even simple looks absolutely beautiful when I slide it into my album!

Again, the lighting is terrible, and no matter how I play with it, I can't get it any better. The banner on the bottom says THINK POSITIVE, and I thought that was perfect to go with this photo where my little girl seems a little down.

A Stickery Challenge from Shimelle

I have really been looking forward to the weekend crop with Shimelle! But, my life had other plans. I had to work all day yesterday, and deal with a really cranky property tech, more or less making me sound like either a liar or just dumb to her superiors, which made me really upset. When I pointed out that I had proof that things were as I said, she quit making my day miserable. But, that wasn't until much of the day was done.

This morning I had quite a bit of work to do, but I woke up early and got it started. I was happily finished a few hours ago! There's still laundry and some (well, a lot of) cleaning to do, but I had to start a page! I couldn't take it any longer! I started working on Shimelle's A Stickery Challenge, and though my page is really simple, it took me a couple of hours! My husband recently asked me to move all my scrapping stuff to the basement (as it was taking over our office), so I had to run up and down the stairs getting things I need. Now everything is back up here again, and all over the place! sigh... But! But! But! I did get this page finished!

The challenge was to combine stickers from at least 2 different lines. So, though I don't have a lot of stickers on here, they do come from October Afternoon's Rocket Age line and Echo Park's Country Drive line (both are really great!!) Here are a couple of detail photos:

I hate the lighting of these, but it's way too overcast outside right now, and I just can't get it right. Plus, after working on this page for so long, I had to just give up my expectations of perfection and get it done. So, I figured that applied to the photos as well...

I hope to be back with more later. I know tomorrow I will have to work very much of the day, so I am going to get as much done as I can today. And I'm happy I can!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Webster's Pages Groupon Deal!

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From the groupon website:

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