Monday, October 17, 2011

Visiting the Family

Had a nice visit with Jeanne, Ron and Vikki in Seattle. Then, in Canada with Mom (Stella) and Betty and Lawrence. Note hockey game on the TV. Yes, visiting the Solars in Canada, LOL!
Happy to be home. Did have a wonderful time. Mom is 85, now! Hope she liked a visit from Karen as a present, LOL. Northwest WA and the Okanogan are lovely in early October. Yes, a good trip.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

One of My last Boot Camp Posts

Connective Journaling discussed 'Aha" moments. Where we could think on something someone said and perhaps connect it to another photo or event. I did have moment like that today. I have at times wondered if my husband really understood my career. I'm happy he knows what makes me'tick'.


Yes, another LO. I've had this paper and a thought for years. The paper made me think of our trip to Australia and the blue Mountains. All I could do was fit these squares on the bottom of the page to keep the essence of the page and then nothing worked for me. This sat around forever. Well, it sat around until I took the Grid class at Ella Publishing Boot Camp. I then had an 'Aha' moment. I could use a lot of little pictures from Australia in two separate grids and the point of the quote and my page design would remain intact.
With joy this page is done. Makes the entire Boot Camp well worth it!

Ella Challenge and WITL/Double Take

Here is an ad

Here is a scrapbook DPLO

At Ella Boot Camp one challenge was to use inspiration. These WITL photos were sitting around and I saw this ad and the page was born. Glad to have those photos scrapped!
I have been looking critically at this LO and realize I have trapped white space and my internal space needs more even borders. I'm going to work on it more and if and when I get it done, I'll post the revision.

Stamping with Ella's Boot Camp

This was fun to do! I used stamps for all but the black cardstock letters and thin black strip. and Tim Holtz film ribbon embellishments. I used my Slice to cut out the letters. My craft knife removed the white portions of the film strip stamp and then I trimmed out the photos I glued behind this feature.
Used my fave color scheme with ColorBox chalk inks in Dark Peony, French Blue and Butterscotch. 
I like how it all turned out. Wonder why I do not use my stamps and Slice more? I like the 8.5 x 11 page size, too. Mostly, I'm a 12 x 12 scrapper but love to change it up a bit.

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...