Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pretty Paper Party

One of my goals while I am on sabbatical (besides the "real" work that I need to do!) is to catch up on many of the online scrapbooking classes I have signed up for over the years and never finished. First on my list is Shimelle's "Pretty Paper Party."

When it first ran, all I managed to do was look at the prompts....never made an actual layout! Luckily for me, a group of Shimelle diehards organized a "re-do" of this class. One of the first tasks was to take a photo of our paper stash.
Three of these cropper hoppers hold my patterned paper sorted by manufacturer, another holds patterned paper sorted by theme, and two hold cardstock sorted by color. The final two hold specialty paper (like stick back canvas) and page kits from various scrapbook expos.

This old photo box holds my collection of 6x6 pads.
Not pictured is my small collection of 8 1/2 x 11 papers and my container of scraps.

For our first layout, Shimelle challenged us to make a page using strips of patterned paper. Here's what I came up with (a scraplift of one of Shimelle's layouts).
All of the flower and letter stickers and most of the patterned paper here is from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads line, although the orange print is from deep in my stash of scraps...anyone remember Romani? All of the paper came from scraps I had saved.  
Overall I am happy with how this turned out. Now on  to Prompt 2! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello, Monday!

Hello, Monday!

Hello, poor neglected blog. I hope to give you a reboot and post a bit more often.

Hello, spring semester sabbatical! Ahhh...no teaching until September!

Hello, free time! Hello, commute-free days!

Hello, scrapbooking! I've missed you!

Hello, my sweet Golden Retriever with a torn ACL. :( I hope it heals quickly without surgery.

Hello, exercise. I've "moved more" 10 out of the last 12 days. Hope I can keep it up.

Hello, scanned heritage photos. Love these two of my mom. I wish I knew who the little boy is that she's kissing!