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!!!

Pretty Little Studio Sketch and CSI #6

One can never dedicate  too many pages to a beloved parent. I saw the journaling inspiration for CSI’s case #6 and it immediately brought to mind my mom. She is probably the most amazing person I have been privileged to know. I remember a lot of times when I felt like I was stuck in a hole and had nowhere to turn to and she would be right there to pull me out to safety. She has such a giving and kind heart and the patience of a saint (which is probably why she never gave up on me!). Anyway, I wrote her a letter for my journaling on this page and since most journaling that sincerely come from the heart can also be very private, I created a vellum envelope to keep it in.

I used a sketch from the Pretty Little Studio and turned it on its side. The palette and theme are from CSI #6.

Punched some flowers out of K and Company PP and curled the flowers to make them more dimensional. The greenery for the flowers are die cuts with my cricut that I painted with acrylic paint. The title is from Pink Paislee made of wood and is part of  my C’est Magnifique February kit.

I did some stitching on the page with my sewing machine and tucked in a piece of pleated tulle.

The Color Room Challenge

Ho humm, tired and a bit uninspired. I spent most of my waking hours puttering around, tried to fix my cricut machine again but still not working so I’m a bit sad. I went trawling through my fave websites to cheer me up and found myself at The Color Room. I realized I haven’t played in a while so I decided to submit a card just to engage myself. I just wanted to play with my new Imaginisce D stress tool so I treated the edges of the black PP and the flower cutout. I got the flower off of a free paper pack I got from a card making magazine. Coincidentally the color was one of those in this week’s color palette at TCR so I decided to do my card around it. All of the materials are actually “stash raids” as I call them which means they are stuff I have had for a while and need to start using up as well as scrap papers (including the flourish stamp).

I think I’m going to turn in early today since I’m not really feeling very “up to it” even after a venti cup of iced coffee. I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully feeling much better and I’m planning to work on my Seattle trip album as well as make some “to go” kits for when we go visit family in Corpus Christi for New Year’s so I can make mini crafts during down time. Thanks for visiting.