Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hey Sexy Ladies!

 Here's another layout, I just finished it this afternoon. It's been sitting out on my table top for quite a while, and I had initially thought of it as being done, but today I needed to add that hexagon shape just above the journaling and the eyelets to the left of the speech bubble, and then some bling scattered around the page.
 I didn't have any original photos to put on the layout, but I did find some ( thank you Google Images!) and I also found some funny memes that I couldn't resist shrinking down and spraying with Pinstripe Mister Hueys.
 The chevron die cut is my recent addition.  I used Kelly Purkeys This is how I roll stamp on it, and then added some bling.  I think it's exactly what my layout needed!
 I feel like I stepped back in time to about 5 years ago when I added these eyelets.  I'm actually glad that I dug them out.  I was looking for something to bring a little of the gold hexagon color to the other side.  I also used green arrow washi tape beneath the cut out title.

 That's it for today.  I'm going to tackle the Studio Calico Sunday Sketch.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Silhouette Love!

I've been so busy with busy-ness this year.  It seems like I didn't force myself to have any down time to really do things that I enjoy. 

I did get to do some scrapping again, and I'll be posting photos of those pages over the next few days.

Today's post is a page that I made about my roommates dog, Billy.  He is a crazy dog, I tell my roommate that when you look into his eyes, you see love, and the back of his head.  There is NOTHING else in there.

 This photo was one that she took late at night with her cell phone.  She got up to use the bathroom, and when she came back to bed, he had moved from the foot of the bed to where she was laying and he had worked hard to get himself under the covers just so.   The look on his face is just *so* Billy. 

 Anyway, here you go!

This page came together so quickly! I was particularly blessed to have a cut file from Rosalie. I've been paying attention to her files for a while.  I am a member of Studio Calico, and they have a designated die cutting board that is a priceless resource if you own a Silhouette Cameo ( Or any cutters of that nature). I found the title "Silly Billy" on her blog, and cut it out 3 times in black and then once in the patterned paper.  I cut off the "Billy" part and pasted the three black titles together and then pasted the "Silly" on the very top.

 The papers are all part of a Studio Calico kit that I got last month.  I loved that kit and used it until there were just shreds of papers left over.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yes, she breathes, and she is scrapbooking!

 I have been very quiet for a while, but not for bad things, there are lots of good stuff happening!

I've been taking a class online and I'm going to post my pages here, and also post some other pages that I'm doing that aren't specific to the class, but pages that I am happy to share here also.

The class? I am so thrilled that I am able to take this class, the group of people taking it are very supportive, and Shimelle is an excellent teacher. I'm finding that already two days in I'm willing to try new things as a scrapbooker.

This page was kind of hard for me to do.  I first saw the new towers as we were leaving NYC on a summer cruise to Bermuda. I took the photos with my iPhone, and they aren't the best photos ever, but it didn't matter to me, I just wanted to document what I was seeing.

There is some hidden journaling that discusses what it felt like seeing the towers for the first time  from this angle since 9/11 happened. You can see a little bit of the tag poking out above the picture on the left. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and have a gander!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's been a LONG time since updating.

  I've moved out of my crackhouse apartment, and into a nice apartment, thanks to a friend that I am rooming with.  It's a 3 bedroom place. I have room for EVERYTHING!

It's hard to adjust to a roommate though.  I didn't realize how much I had gotten into my own routine, and then to have another person who interrupts it and lives according to her own standards... it's difficult.  I wouldn't change a thing though.  I love having someone that I can talk to and to help take care of my dog.

 That's right.  I have a dog!  His name is Fenway, and he's just about perfect.  I can't believe that I went so long without a dog, knowing that I love dogs!  He has probably quadrupled my happy factor!

 I'm still off work.  I still have a job. I'm in tons of pain, and I take the good stuff for it.  I would love to feel good again.

 I'm also going to come back and update this more often. I think it's going to be cathartic.