Sunday, August 29, 2010

Waiting for the right layout to use the stuff

August 29, 2010

Last Summer I decided I wanted to go into one of those little photo booths in the mall, you know, the one where you sit down, close the little curtain, and hope that NO ONE saw you going in on your own. C'mon, you know exactly which ones I am referring to. Either because you did what I did, or you saw some lonely person going in there alone, to smile at there reflection. Well those little pics were my intention for a layout last summer....guess what?
They sat in my wallet for a whole year.....just waiting, hanging out and waiting.

Well little did I know, but those photobooth pictures were actually waiting to meet American Crafts chipboard frames. FYI, those frames were also just waiting to get the lucky position on a layout. My point.....we, as scrapbookers have so much STUFF, which of course we justify, and have every intention of using......AND WE DO......even if it's a year later.
So, this week pull out something that you really could NOT wait to use and enjoy.
Have a wonderful week filled with something creative.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just a little journaling (and don't it feel GOOD)

August 22, 2010

Well, it certainly has been a while since I posted a journal page, so here it is!
And my inspiration for this page.....a quote that I ripped out of a magazine. However, let me NOT forget to mention that LOTS of journal pages are sprouted out of quotes. I have to say that quotes found in books, magazines or overheard are definately some of the best journal prompts. They make us think and write about things that we may not have thought to write about on our own.

Some people have asked me if I ever worry about what I journal, is being read by others....well, my take on that is, sometimes WHAT or HOW we may write is interpreted different ways by different people, who have NO idea what was running through my mind, or what I was thinking whilst journaling. I also feel that there is so much on an art journal page, that others are fairly distracted by the colours and images.....It is also okay to do a page that remains 100% private, that others need not see.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of something creative.....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a DOODLEBUG kinda day

August 11, 2010


How could one NOT love all the colours, patterns, stickers and die cuts from this line. It also just so happens that blue and green is definately one of my very favorite colour combinations.
For those of you who may have received the last issue of "Scrapbook and Cards Today", look on the back cover. Look familiar? Yep! There advertisement was definately the inspiration for this layout. How many times do you find yourself taking a particular picture, just so that you can use the papers you have just bought to match a layout you have just found to lift? Well, sometimes, our little kidlets don't always co-operate to strike a pose to please the paper.
No worries....coz' I know that you also have boxes and albums of older pictures. This is where I found this picture of my now 14.5 year old.....tucked away with the pics from before I started this crazy, insane addiction.
Remember....never be stressed about something that you are supposed to enjoy doing!
Find the time....a little bit of it each day, to put towards your creativity.
Well...can't wait! Just two more sleeps and then MEXICO here I come.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Who says it needs to be in order.....and some exciting news

August 4, 2010

So if any of you have ever found yourself thinking...."better scrapbook in order", "can't do this layout, before I do that layout"....THINK AGAIN, MY FRIENDS.
Look carefully at my layout....picture taken the day the kids went back to school last fall, scrapbooked and journalled August 2011. Yep, almost a full year later. AND GUESS WHAT???There are NO scrapbook police (contrary to what you may believe). I am not a firm believer in too much should always have the freedom to pick and choose what makes one happy. Who said, that as as scrapbookers, we have to do layouts in chronological order. We don' is just the pressure that we put upon ourselves. So, around sometime last fall, I put this picture, along with the papers and embellishments in my favourite zip a file pockets, knowing that the time would come, that I would work on the layout. Here it is....I like it, and I hope that you do to.
I am so super excited....I mean REALLY excited.....very, very excited. Like, I can't believe it excited. STUDIO CALICO PAPER IS ON THE WAY TO STAMPING BELLA.
You got to be excited about this too. It is definately one of my very favourite papers in the world. Never looked forward to a Monday as much as I am looking forward to this coming Monday.
Enjoy the rest of the week.....