Nice to finally be getting some scrapbooking done. I found this sketch on the Bo Bunny Blog site for the February Sketch challenge. I just happen to have some pictures and of course paper that worked perfectly with this sketch.
Autumn loved this tire swing that Grandpa finally got hung in an old oak tree at the farm. We forget sometime the innocence of youth and it is always is so nice to remember. I think that is why I love the farm. We and our family can go their and forget all the stress of our lives and just enjoy running, playing, fishing, hunting or just doing nothing. We have just the bare necessities at the farm since we only go a few times a year. So we have 3 channels on the TV and no phone service. On a good day if you are standing in just the right place outside you may pick up a cell service and remember I said if you are lucky.
So nice to be a kid and you know what we can be a kid at any age. Have a fabulous weekend and remember to try to be a kid for a few minutes this weekend.
I was off today and got quite a bit of scrapbooking done. Will be posting several new layouts and altered items over the next few days. Decided I would post this one today because it made me happy. Love my grandchildren they always make me laugh even when they aren’t here. This Easter layout made me remember how they just followed each other around looking in the same places for hidden eggs. It was so funny and then I thought I am the same way, there are days that I just wander around looking for something and just keep going back to the same place over and over again. I know that I am not the only one that does this.
I know you will find this hard to believe but I have very little Easter paper, so this layout was my challenge for the day. I came across some Creative Imaginations and looked on their facebook account and seen they had a really cool layout. So here it is. I did though have to use some Making Memories letters. My eggs are just chipboard die cuts that I covered with paper. It was so easy to get it done. Then with all my computer savvy I decided I would put it in the Creative Imaginations gallery and guess what after 2 or so hours I never did figure it out. So I thought I would post it on their fan page and guess what it went into some sidebar album and out to all of my friends and theirs. Computers, go figure. Hope you all enjoy.
If you can believe it I also fussy cut the letters “LOVE” from one of the sheets of paper. I love fussy cutting but remember you need a really good pair of scissors. I like the CutterBee scissors- my favorite. Of course a page isn’t complete without a little bling, so I add some of Valentine Crafts Glitter Heart Brads and some stick pins from Making Memories for add accents.
I hope you enjoy looking at my creation and try doing your own redition of this layout
This morning while having my coffee and looking at the last of the snow on the ground I watched the very fat bluebirds that have come home to build their nest. I sat and thought that spring is just around the corner and it won’t be long before we are out working in our flower beds, looking at our trees budding and checking to see if our perennials made it through the winter.
I always have friends ask if I have a scrap room and I am very fortunate to have one at the moment. I love it. It’s where I can keep all my “special stuff” and I am able to keep everything clean and organized. It is nice because I also have a scrap cabinet that is totally unorganized. I have it in the corner of our living room so I can watch TV with my family in the evening and in the winter it is real cozy to have it next to our fireplace. I find it challenging at times to keep everything in its place with as much room as I have to work in.
I love that I have a nice counter that my Cricuit can be use on and a place to store my sewing machine. If you haven’t started sewing on your paper creations it is time to start; you can created a great look in a little bit of time with a decorative stitch. I got my black table at a flea market this summer. It is really cool; it has sheep, houses and willow trees painted on it. Great place to scrap when you have friends come over. On my desk I got this great cabinet at “Achievers”. Love, Love it!! The cabinet has all kinds of nooks and spots to put more stuff.
The closet is full of finished albums on the shelf and has a place that I still keep my tole painting books and some of my supplies for that. I use my painting books now for paper piecing. Great way to make embellishments for your scrapbook pages and cards. On one wall inside the closet there is peg board and shelves. Comes in handy for tools that you don’t use very often but just knew you had to have when you purchased them. Which I am sure you all have in your closets also. Hate to say it but it also has a lot of shelving in it for books, photos and lots of other goodies.
Today I woke up to sleet making music to our window panes and as the day went on the pangs turned to throbs as the ice became thicker and thicker. It has been nice today to be able to get some scrapbooking done, have coffee and sit next to the fire. I will see what tomorrow will bring.
Always exciting to start something new and I have just got into “blogging”, thanks to my friend Christine. She has also started a blog. We started at Christmas when Tim Holtz was doing his “12 days of Christmas Tags”. They are beautiful and if you haven’t had a chance to see them please check them out at Tim Holtz.com. He does absolutely amazing work. My friend created her own version on each tag which you can preview at http://scrapbookingtechniques.blogspot.com/ If you have a chance pop over and see her creations. She is very, very talented.
I hope my blog site will be inspirational for those of you who love to scrapbook, paper craft, make cards, etc. Come and visit often as I hope to have projects for you to see and directions for you to try.