Thursday, October 30, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you - Nadya
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Random things about me:
1. I am wearing a purple t shirt right now
2. I have one brother and one sister
3. I grew up just outside Buffalo, NY (Go BILLS!)
4. I'd rather be cold than hot
5. I love to read
6. One of my goals within the next year is to take a photography class
I am tagging Colleen, Melissa, Jessica, Karen, Candace (hoping she will actually post to her blog! LOL), and Rene.
Now I have to remember to tell them I tagged them!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Last year, our wedding photographer called us and asked us if we wanted all our wedding proofs - apparently he was cleaning out his files and 9 years was long enough for him to keep them. Even though we have a traditional professional wedding album and I did some layouts in our family album, I have been wanting to take a bunch of the proofs and put them into a little album - so that is my topic!
Almost everything (papers, chipboard, die cuts, most rub ons) are from Crate paper's Blue Hill collection. I also used some Bazzill cardstock with an edge, a bunch of miscellaneous ribbons and rub ons, and I created the clear pages from regular ink jet transparencies, and embellished those with MORE rub ons. I love the way we were encouraged to use papers of different shapes and sizes.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Papers from the "Night and Day" kit by Beth Rimmer
Canvas photo mask by Amanda Sok
Doodle pad paper and elements by Amanda McGee
Pen/ink quote and mat by Cherise Oleson
"Worn threads" and "grungelle" brush sets by Brandie Valenzuela
Paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Swirl and tag elements from the Vintage Fall kit by Mari Koegelenberg
Papers and other elements from the Moments Like These kit by Kelley Mickus
Atomic Cupcake felt and crumpled actions
Stitching and holes by Mandy Steward, including layer styles
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The journaling is from an old blog challenge (I think by Stacey) and was originally posted on my now-defunct first blog.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
- The album is small and awkward - not much room for anything other than photos
- My photos span 10 years and the earlier ones are not digital - and not terribly high quality (in composition and print quality)
- I am doing most of my scrapping digitally these days and have very little in the way of "soft" supplies
Although I didn't have any felt or fabric to use, I did stick to the guidelines around patterned paper (number of patterns and manufacturers) and I also punched the corners of my photos and used other punches in a couple places. I tried to use plenty of "soft" ribbon!
I'm still working on my album from the first week (On the Edge) because it has many more pages than this one!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
You are a Squiggle
Squiggles are creative, witty, and impulsive. Squiggles are eccentric. Squiggles dont do well in a routine. The squiggle is the only pure right-brained thinker. Brain research states that only 12-15% of people are right brained thinkers, so fewer people are true squiggles than what is claimed. Squiggles get bored easily. The need challenges and freedom. Squiggles love to meet challenges because they enjoy peak experiences. Squiggles are random holistic. They not like to bother with details. Squiggles are the ones who ask why. They need to know the reason for things. They are a strong shape along with the triangle. Lots of squares are want to be squiggles. At work, you can recognize the squiggle as the person with the messy office. The squiggle lives in the future. A pure squiggle is as spontaneous as they are fickle. Squiggles are bright and having big ideas and big dreams to match. The squiggles motto is "To dream the impossible dream." Squiggles dont sweat things. Squiggles are the most likely shape to be in a supermarket at midnight. Squiggles are great to have as friends because they are so interesting. However dont count on a squiggle. Squiggles are dramatic, flamboyant, and the most likely to think of themselves as sexy! Meryl Streep and Mikhail Baryshnikov are squiggles.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Please leave a comment if you like it!
Also, please email me or leave a comment if you want any of the previously posted freebies - I've taken them down from 4shared.
Credit for the background paper to Valerie Randall; layout completed for the October ad challenge at RAK Scraps.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
If you could live on another continent for 1 year, which one would you choose?
Africa. There is so much to see there that it could easily take a year!
Which browser do you use to surf the Internet? Firefox
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you know about the history of your country? I'm ashamed to say 6. Maybe 7. I am one of those future-focused people and the past really holds no interest for me.
Finish this sentence: Love is…a dog's devotion.
Have you ever been in or near a tornado? Nope!