Thursday, July 30, 2009

Follow my Twitter...

...while i'm at CKC PA! So far just relaxing & looking forward to tomorrow! Love the shirts this year...have a pic on my Twitter. :) One says "it's all fun and games until someone loses an eyelet" HA!! I love that! My Twitter name is Scrapronicity...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CKC PA...Here I come!

Working on my submission for CKC. As usual I did something that I didn't like and had to start again. I annoy myself! Below is a small sneak peak...what will it be? I'll never tell. ;) Not sure if I can go "three for three"...we'll see what happens. In the meantime, I must go pack and get ready for the weekend. So much to do and so little time!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

WOW...I won!

I won a CK contest this week which is so exciting! I participated in their "CK Camp" last week and entered one of my projects and won. I think Emily is even more excited than I am since she knows she'll be sharing our winnings. :) I'm so grateful to have a mini-scrapper in this house!

So...I started working on my "9-11" project last week. My journaling is done...on note paper that is, I just have to transcribe and encorporate it into the album. I had a "vision" of what I wanted to do for the cover. This is a photo I found seven years ago, I mounted it on cardstock and then sanded the edges a bit. I'll have a piece of cardstock behind it or patterned paper but I'm having a hard time deciding what to do! The title will be "Reflections of 9-11" so the reflection of the buildings seemed so appropriate. I'll post the final project to my Creative Reflections of 9-11 blog. Part 1 is finished with several parts to go....
So here is something funny...last week I ordered something called a "Munny" doll. I saw it on Martha Stewart months ago (when Rosie O'Donnell was on) and it's cute and crafty. I ordered two white ones for myself, a pink for my daughter and a little Munny in a car to design for my son. (they should get here on Wednesday). Ah, the funny part... I'm following Michael Urie's Twitter, he's from Ugly Betty. He posts a photo today from the set, explaining that they are using "cute, creepy, alien baby statues" in the "tube" on the "Mode" set. I open up his photo and not only do I see my favorite little Munny's...I see in the back left, my husband Frank working away! It is out of focus but after 19 years together, I guess you just know someone's head, even from far away! ;) Munny's and Frank. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Liam's 1st birthday book...DONE!

Just in time for his second birthday. ;) I finished another project and I feel triumphant....such a great feeling! Once I was done, I had a bit of a dilemma. In theory, you hang the album as a banner at the party and then bind it together to make the book. What I didn't take into account were all of the extra pages I added (with embellishments). I just looked at the thing and knew I was in trouble! How does one bind this monster? Ribbon came to mind but I quickly realized that ribbon is too flimsy and it would be difficult to hold the book. I considered a binder but that wouldn't work either. Finally I remembered the GIGANTIC binder rings I had. What exactly does one do with these huge rings? Bind a bulky, triangular birthday book...that's what! ;)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yes...I'm working!

Each day I attempt to do a little something to try to get ahead. Let's face it, that will never happen but it sounds nice doesn't it? ;) As I've mentioned in the past, I have an amazing way of starting a project, not finishing and moving on to something else. I'm not exactly sure why I do this...but I do! I'm guilty once again because I've put other projects aside to work on my son's birthday book. Liam will be two in August and I've yet to finish his first birthday! While at CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) last summer in PA, I purchased a really cool banner album from The Button Farm. Angela put together the basics and I sort of ran with it. Each "page" is chipboard, some have letters on them (spelling "BIRTHDAY"), some have fun chipboard shapes and others have been signed by the party guests. I'm currently adding photos to this project which is proving to be a challenge! Each page is a triangle and although my first "vision" was to have triangular photos, that's not as easy as it seems. Why add a photo if an entire section is cut out? So, I went square and rectangular, working with what I have. Although it may seem odd, it's actually working out nicely, giving me a more fun, angular book! Here's what I have so far...

In addition to this, and the many projects I have on the backburner, I've decided to do work on something new. This is different however and I'm sort of hoping I'll get others to join me! It's my "9/11" project and you can read all about it here...Creative Reflections of 9/11
Are you up for the challenge? :)