Sunday, April 27, 2008

Just some words

Life took over a little bit this last week and I haven't made it to my blog. We had an overnight rain this past Thursday that brought us 4 or 5 inches. This on already saturated ground. We made a wonderful discovery with all this rain. We had an old pipe in our basement that was never capped off and the water was running in like a faucet! It was not a good situation. We had a lot of water in the back room of the basement and some got on the carpet of the living room. So we have a little clean up to do. Denny had the plumbing guys come out and fix our "leak". It was their mess up to begin with. They left that pipe uncapped when they put in our new septic tank, 4 years ago! Well, the situation is under control now and it certainly could be worse.

Continuing on with lots of projects. Still going with my acrylic album. I did take a couple of photos that I will post soon. Also working on my March page for my year album. My year album consists of a two page layout for each month of the year. Just some highlight photos and quick journaling. It's a good way for me to keep up with the memories each month even if I don't get the pages done I want to. Lastly, I have Dylan's card box to decorate. This box is for his graduation party next weekend. I was at a loss on what to do with it, but inspiration hit while in Hobby Lobby! I think I have come up with a couple of good ideas, now just to get the project done for the party! It's been pretty busy around here! But, my creative juices are flowing and I'm loving all these opportunities to express myself!

Monday, April 21, 2008

The latest project

I may have scared myself out of scrapping! I have taken on what will probably be the hardest project I will ever do. An Acrylic Album! I knew it would be different, thought provoking, maybe even hard. But, this has surpassed that already and I've barely begun! LOL! I had some ideas before I started. I got more ideas as I started. But, now, I feel like I'm getting in over my head! There is a lot of thought in this. I have to think about how things are placed, how much shows through, or doesn't, and where my adhesive goes. Wow, it's crazy! I plan to take some pictures as I progress with it. I will post them occasionally so you all can follow along with me. Wish me luck, keep me in your thoughts! LOL!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Newest layout

This is the latest layout I have finished. It is about our trip to Scrapfest in Minneapolis this past September. I had lots of fun seeing the vendor booths, taking a scrapping class, and shopping for the first time ever at Archivers. We are already planning on going again this year! I used CK Ali font for the journaling. I love Ali Edwards and her handwriting is fun and unique. I think this is a font I will be using often. I used Queen and Co. felt fusion as a page border/embellie. I thought this added a really great touch to the page. Love the SEI Winnies Walls paper I used. Picked this up on clearance one day, not sure that I would even use it. But, it seemed to fit this page perfectly. Very simple LO. Please leave comments, good or bad. I am always looking for pointers and help, and of course, who can pass up a compliment?!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My first post

Well, I have finally decided to jump on the blog bandwagon! I realize that I am about two or three, or maybe five years behind! But, some of us are slow to embrace new things. Or something like that.
This blog will be a mix of things. First and foremost it will be about scrapbooking. Scrapbooking that I do, that others do, ideas, techniques, etc. Whatever tickles my fancy really. It will also give my family and friends an opportunity to see my work and what interests me. Secondly this blog will be a place for random blabberings. I tend to do this in life out loud, so I may as well do it on the web too! I will talk about family, work, hobbies and interests, world events. Probably not world events, but I was trying to sound cultural. Hopefully I will be good for a laugh occasionally, and good for inspiration and ideas always. I hope to make some friends through this blog, keep in touch with friends I already have, and maybe get some of myself out there in the world. Especially the scrapbooking world.
This is just the start. I want to customize the blog to represent me a little more. I also plan to upload some pictures and layouts soon. It may take a while, but I'll have this place looking like home!