10 February 2010

Layout A Day for February 2010

I'm giving it another shot; Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day Challenge (LOAD). The goal is to create one layout everyday for the month of February. All the pages are posted to a group on Flickr, along with lots of discussion, challenges, and prizes. Fun! I'm working on a few different angles this time around. I've got some Project 365 layouts, some digital pages, and I'll probably get back to the never-ending Disney album as well. Here's to Day 1!

07 May 2009

Continuing to LOAD

The computer hasn't been cooperating in the last couple of days. I struggle with hard drive space constantly, and digi scrapping takes up a lot of room. I was putting the finishing touches on a layout and the computer froze. I hadn't saved my file in a while, so I lost an hour's worth of work. Love it when that happens! Here's the page, finally finished. I used the Chit Chat kit from Shabby Miss Jenn. (It's on sale right now for just $2.50!)

Two more pages done for the Disney album as well. Finally finished the pages for MGM Studios, and I've moved on to Animal Kingdom. I used sketches from the great book Page Maps by Becky Fleck for this spread. Paper is from Rusty Pickle, and stamps, ink and cardstock from Stampin’ Up!

04 May 2009

What's a LOAD?

I've got my May LOAD blinkie goin' over on the left. You may be wondering "a LOAD of what?" (Be nice, now.) LOAD stands for Layout A Day. I've taken the LOAD Challenge for the month of May to try and jump-start my scrapbooking. In case you haven't noticed, it's been awhile since I posted any pages. Thanks to the great Lain Ehmann for getting this going again. If you don't know Lain, you should get to know her! She does a great scrapbooking podcast called ScrapHappy that you can find over at iTunes (for free, of course).

So here are my first two layouts for the challenge. Still working on the album from our Disney trip back in 2007. I WILL finish this scrapbook if it's the last thing I do! These two pages feature Cosmo Cricket papers, and the photo strips are from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.

24 October 2008

A Little Bit ’o Scrappin’

Here's a two-page spread that works as an overview of our summer. The calendar pages came from AdornIt (sorry, I can't find the link) and was provided for Big Picture's Big Wig Bash, a celebration of scrapbooking that featured projects from several of their workshops and classes. The blue cardstock is from Stampin' Up! (one of last year's In Colors) and the patterned paper and embellishments are from the Sassafras Lass "Life is Beautiful" line.

Check Her Out!

I know, I know, nothing new on the creative front in a while. I have been creating a bit in my spare time, but I also have been catching up on a lot of reading and TV. Now that the new season has started, I'm addicted to the box. Unfortunately, I have been falling asleep most nights around 10:30 on the couch, only to wake up during the late night shows. I think that's a really interesting time for TV; you can see just about anybody doing about anything at that time of night. I made a really interesting discovery watching Letterman the other night, the author and humorist Sarah Vowell. I had never heard of her before, although I must have heard her, since she is a frequent contributor to my favorite NPR radio show This American Life and also played the part of daughter Violet in The Incredibles. If you like David Sedaris' brand of humor, I think you'll like Sarah as well.

Sarah on Letterman

Short Interview in New York Magazine

05 September 2008

Starving Artistamps Giveaway

The uber-talented folks over at Starving Artistamps are having a Halloween giveaway of their new releases. Head on over and enter to win! I am crazy about their Doodle Factory stamps.