I have been getting a lot of scrapping done and I am loving it!!! Got some new Crate Paper goodness today that I can't wait to dive into!
I worked with some more MME papers from my LSS.
This is the Good Day Sunshine line, the boy collection. So of course I had to do a page of hubby.
He is going to kill me.
I took this photo last summer on my camera phone, and I guess you had to be there, but he was being such a goof. This sign is so funny.
I tried something that I heard/read about, which was using an embossing plate on a whole sheet of 12x12 paper. I misted the paper a bit with water and then put the edges in the plate where I wanted it and wrapped the whole sheet around the try that you slide into the machine. I worked pretty good, except there were a few ugly creases, which I had to cover up with paper.
Speaking of paper, I didn't use a paper trimmer at all on this page! It was for a challenge at the JBS forum
to use 4 papers and no trimmer! So I whipped out some of my old decorative edge scissors and cut. I tried to pick some paper patterns that would help guide a straight line.
Oh, and when I showed my hubby this page tonight, he laughed, and then gave me the finger and said "Here's YOUR sign"! :)
This next page I did for the color combo challenge at the Crate Paper blog
! Love the grey, kraft and yellow combo.
I used grey paper from the North Pole collection, a "kraft" color from Lemongrass, and yellows from Restoration and School Spirit. Other items include tags by Maya Road and Elle's Studio, tapes and flowers by Tim Holtz, and a grey felt heart by Jenni Bowlin.
The theme of this page was also based on a challenge at JBS
where you had to do a "me" page. I haven't done one in a while, so I just jotted down 5 things I'm into right now.
Last but not least, I got my Cocoa Daisy march kit
yesterday (which is sold out!), and it was just so awesome that I ripped it open and did a page. When I saw some sneaks of this kit, I knew that i wanted to use it to do a page about this particular topic.
I finished my Master's Degree when I was 22 and got a teaching job right away. I went so school part time working on classes for my Ph. D. in Science Education. I have 117 credit hours beyond my Bachelor's degree! When we moved to Houston, my program took a back seat for a bit because I was starting a new job and we were moving half way across the country. Now, a wedding, a few jobs, and almost 2 kids later, I haven't done a thing for it. I am A.B.D...All But Dissertation, which means I JUST have to do that! otherwise, I'm done!!!
But life take's its turns, and I just have no motivation to finish anymore. I am so happy where I am at, and this was an extrememly tough decision, but I decided to withdraw from the program. I feel a little bit of sadness, but I am satisfied with my decision.
In similar news, my brother Brian just defended his Ph. D. dissertation last Tuesday, and it now officially a Dr.!
OK, that was a rant, but had to get it out! I'm off to work with some Crate Paper!!