Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just a Layout

Not much for writing tonight but wanted to post a photo of a layout I did recently using some Webster's pages paper, embellishments and trim I won at a May Flaum BPC class.
Added some Bazzill flowers and had fun doing this!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Yes, scrapbooking when I should be...

Taking a class and using the experience to finally get some travel pictures scrapped. Have much to do around the house but hobbies vs housework and bills. Now, really, what is going to win?
Actually I spent time this afternoon writing a comment for the Paperclipping Roundtable episode "I Fought Sorting by Color" that you can read here http://www.paperclipping.com/2010/10/13/i-fought-sorting-by-color-prt041/#disqus_thread
I really like the discussions almost as much as the podcasts themselves!
I do have an excuse for my indolent life today though. My jaw is sore - new wire in my braces. Uncomfortable - Nice looking teeth.
Not that I've done a lot with scrapbooking, lately, a few pages. Mostly, wasting time on the web and listening to classes. I'm a well educated scrapbooker! I'm also enjoying the pictures Chris and Laurel are sending on Facebook. Looks like a fun honeymoon! Since they are visiting alot of the spots Cal and I went to last year it's been great to revisit through their eyes.
Must get some of the photos I took of the wedding edited and printed. reminds me that I need to do that for my friend Bennye, too.
Well, must get some stuff done at home. Plans for some short but fun, domestic trips in the not too distant future. Will tell you more later dear readers.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tags are IT!

Have enrolled in Nic Howard's class at BigPictureClasses. While this pre-class assignment took me a while to get done, I'm pretty happy with the results. Got to play around with my Tattered Angels stuff - Glimmer mist, chalk, glaze and glam. Then there was ink - Tim Holtz's Distress, Quick Quotes chalk and Staz ON! Copic colored metal, lots of techniques like rolled edges, fussy cutting, hand made roses. I'm looking forward to this class.
I've found a lot of fun classes lately that allow me to explore messy cool stuff!
Oh, I think paper and glue and pre-made embellishments are fun too. The more tactile stuff is the more fun it is for me. The mess clean up is the hard part!
Other than scrapbooking I've been looking forward to Chris and Laurel's wedding. The groom's parents do get lucky re: that; and,  he has a couple of sets of those, so spreads out the minimal demands, LOL!
Have also been shopping for a second house. Real estate is a crazy business! I mean, I've bought a few houses in the past and while those were a bit anxiety provoking the experience was OK. Now, no anxiety. After all, I already have a nice home. However, with short sales and creative listing prices and other real estate ploys it all seems more of a game than a real experience. Very entertaining. Who knows if I'll get a house despite all my offers. It's supposed to be a buyers market but it sure doesn't feel that way. Very Alice in Wonderland!!!
Nothing creative planned this weekend. Well, maybe some good photographs. Looking forward to some family time the next couple of days!

Montreal - A Girdled Porcupine (reflections on a reunion in 2013)

Forty years, unbelievable and yet, a reality; that it's been that long since I graduated from McGill with my M.D.;C.M. and a l...