Project ME

Finally bouncing back from vacation and jetlag and finished posting my vacation photos on facebook. Ordered some prints from snapfish and started planning for my vacation album. I had so much fun visiting my family back home and finally meeting my nephew who turns out to be one of the most adorable babies I have ever beheld. Jack (as we call him) is such a gem, always laughing and giggling, curious of everything, and VERY active. His older sister, Nicole, is growing up to be quite the tweener. Turns out she knows more about makeup than I do (she only wears makeup for school events, though) from watching youtube videos. She has recently started to become a voracious reader and has gotten on board the Harry Potter bandwagon. She remains as ever, though, the happy little girl I remember from my last visit. She still likes to ride the carousel, and isn’t above acting the role of the overgrown baby every now and then.

I needed to get back on my scrappy li’l feet so I picked up where I left off with my Project Me album. Finished 2 pages in 24 hours, on top of shaking off the tail end of my jetlag, and quite possibly a bug that is now officially making the rounds between me, my husband, and my father-in-law. Thankfully, by now, all three of us have started recovering. Hopefully, I will be back in tip-top shape by next week when I have to get back to the daily grind.

I used mostly papers from my scrap stash and KandCo papers. I’m trying to use up the stacks of them before I go splurge beyond my monthly kit. My mom was kind enough to raid the family albums for me and sent me home with a manila envelope full of photos and some memorabilia. Anyway, gonna go make some more pages. TTFN!!!

CSI case #41

Counting down to vacationtime!!! I thought I would do a post before I go off the grid for a while. I won’t be able to bring all my scrappy goodies with me while I’m on vacation so possibly, I might not get to post anything until I get back. Anyway, I made this page as part of my ME album which is a work in progress. I used the prompts from CSI’s case #41.

I made a tassel to use as a pull tag for my not so hidden journaling using some baker’s twine. The pink ruffle is from washi tape. I combined some patterned papers from Scrapcake, Pion Designs, and K and Co.

Bo Bunny October Card Challenge, Frosted Designs Fab Friday and TCR #131

It’s a bit hard to make a fall project when you come from a country that only has 2 seasons (flooding rains and sweltering heat). It doesn’t help either that I am now transplanted to South Texas where the only time you realize it’s fall is when Starbucks puts out the pumpkin spiced coffee drinks. I do love fall colors, however. I love the different shades of oranges, reds, and yellows. It has a bit of a relaxing feel to it. Hopefully, by this same time next year I’ll be up in the Pacific Northwest where fall is a bit more obvious. Anyway, I made a fall themed card using some Bo Bunny papers from the Forever Fall collection.

The doily technique is the same as the one I used on a Tim Holtz tag project from before. I covered the whole doily with some embossing ink, and liberally sprinkled Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo. It almost looks like a dainty lace doily instead of a paper one.

I used this week’s TCR palette. Coincidentally, the colors are also autumn-ish.

Finally going on a much needed vacation to visit family for a few weeks in November so I will be very busy making preparations and probably won’t get to do any scrapping while on vacay but I WILL be taking plenty of photos. I have been organizing a little takeaway notebook and a smashbook kit to bring with me while traveling. And although I have not been posting as often, I have been keeping busy during nights off working on a ME album. So far, I’ve finished pages from my VERY early years. I’ve also been working on my knitting projects that I’m planning to give as Christmas prezzies.  I’ll be putting up pics of my projects as I finish them. Hopefully I get enough done before vacation. Wish me luck, and see y’all soon.

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday: journaling cards

I have been watching a whole bunch of Glitter Girl videos over at Two Peas in a Bucket and learning so much. I’m also learning to love layers of patterned paper boxes on to a layout to make a more “grounded” look. I’ve also found some ideas for small paper embellishments to make to coordinate with my pages. So far, these endeavors have made a major dent in my scrap paper pile.

I made this layout to practice what I’ve learned so far. I wanted to put those “A” side cut apart journaling sheets to good use so I used them to mat my embellishment clusters.

The papers are from Fancy Pants’ To the Moon collection. A bunch of them have images of monsters, aliens, and space ships and such so I just tucked those areas under the photo.