Friday, September 28, 2007
Well, after a little panic over not being able to find today's sketch anywhere...I found it!! YAY! So this week's sketch is an 8.5x11" layout that is perfect for any page measurement. Adapting this to a 12x12 is really easy, just mount the sketch onto a page of 12x12 and you're good to go!! I have been contemplating starting an album this size. These dimensions lend really well to using only 4x6's and smaller. No massive prints needed. And this week the girls have done a fantastic job of their pages...check them out!!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This is it...this is where the magic is happenin'. It looks a little dodgy, I know, but when we're finished with it, this place will look a whole lot different. The inside looks like this...
Don't you just love the giant beast of a woodstove?? It sure keeps things toasty but it's comin' out once all the drywall is up. As nice as wood heat is, the smell is just too much for all that paper & other scrap stuff that will just soak up the smell.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
And remember the gorgeous yarn I bought when I was in Skagway Alaska?? Well, I literally abandoned my other knitting project and whipped together the scarf it was meant to be made into in about 2 days. I love it but I wish it was double the length. This is how it turned out...
And in other news...renovations have started in what was previously known as the snowmachine shed. I finally was able to go in and empty out the 'studio' of its contents...I'll limit the gruesome details to this one thing - mummified bunny rabbit...blech!-other than that there was beat up furniture and old worn out electronics but now the real progress has begun. Ray's pal Eddie came by to help out with farm-related stuff but was soon put to work with strapping, insulation, drywall and windows. I can't get over how much was accomplished. And I was only planning to empty out the room and sweep the floor!
I'm going to put new batteries in my camera and try to get some photos of the progress posted in the next few days so you can share in my joy. I can't wait to get it done and move my scrap stuff in.
Enjoy your Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Today marks the day where in China, the mid-autumn moon festival celebration takes place. There is much tradition behind this event and some of the stories are bursting with romance. The one I liked the most told about lovers who would sit under the full moon eating moon cakes and drinking wine. For those who could not be together, they would still indulge in the traditions of moon cakes and wine knowing that they were under the same moon. I love this concept in that it brings unity to loved ones even when they are apart. Today, use this idea for an "Under the same moon" layout. Be sure to journal lots with this one. It would be a great opportunity to play around with a little hidden journaling if the contents are on the personal side. Now go forth and scrap!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Today, while you are scrapping, create a page telling about your favorite fall activities or that showcases photographs you've taken as the leaves turn from green to gold, orange and red.
I received in the mail the other day a copy of That's Life by Nic Howard, a book about finding scrapbook inspiration in the everyday. This book is so wonderfully written. The notebook layout with days-of-the-week tabs makes the entire book so much fun to work with. I have already taken photos of seemingly mundane things such as the toilet paper on the holder in the bathroom - posing the question of Over or Under??, puzzle pieces strewn across the livingroom floor - my youngest son's newest obsession, and so many other subjects. I even photographed my coffee mug with cold coffee still in the bottom - something that drives Ray bonkers - in an effort to archive another one of my quirks.
Consider adding this book to your collection. It serves as a valuable tool when you are feeling like you've taken hundreds of photos of your kids at the playground and you maybe need a new direction. Super handy book with really fun journaling.
Oh, one last thing, it snowed today! ACK!!!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Alright, so there's a truckload of photos on this one but that's ok, right? This sketch is a great way to illustrate an event that required taking a series of photos and works well with standard 4x6's - mostly. I think this sketch would work well using old photos from the regular family album (or photo box as it is in my current situation) and just go crazy cropping those old snapshots from way back when and voila - you have a masterpiece!!! Here's The Girls' pages...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I was reading an article about these cool photo journals. They are super easy and totally cute. Even though I have no scrapping supplies, I think I can make one of these. I know that Jessi got her October design team kit yesterday and she was talking about making a mini book. I was a little jealous that I couldn't make one too, but maybe I can!!
Here's a link to a video on how to make this book from your own photographs.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I was very early posting yesterday's DT pages but Margaret's page wasn't included. She was away on holidays so she didn't get her page to me until yesterday afternoon. Here's her page for this week. Maybe we'll see some photos in future pages from her trip!!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Maybe Jessi will play along and make this page just for kicks even though she only just joined and didn't get this month's kit...
Also, if you haven't visited One Little Word recently, the current word is PURE. Why not kill two birds with one stone and incorporate this one into your layout. I think it opens a super opportunity for killer journaling so go do your scrappy magic and create!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Coconut Cream Pie Maple Cream
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)V-Fal (sounds like a frying pan. Not as cool as I had hoped)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple Horse (sounds kinda first-nations)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The")
Green the Cosmopolitan
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
George James (I think it sounds kinda cowboy-ish)
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names )Ellen William (again with the first nations names)
So there you have it, my silly list of names. Now, lets see who else I can inflict this upon... Tania (cuz she's such a great sport), Karen (cuz she tagged me last time) and how 'bout Sallie cuz she's my pal and she's pretty dang funny especially when you put her to the test (now you can update your blog with this one Sal!)
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
I gotta tell ya...in the Yukon the skies are absolutely FULL of magic. I have seen some of the most beautiful things from that rainbow I told you about before to the most mind-boggling hail that forces you to drive no more than 15K/h all the way to the fabled Aurora Borealis. The other day was most definitely no exception to the rule. What wonder and beauty found in these skies. This is a series of photographs that I made while waiting for a storm to roll in. It never did, by the way, it merely rolled on by. The field in the photos is our farm. I was standing on top of the hill behind our house. Pretty amazing if you ask me!!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
See ya tomorrow!!
Monday, September 3, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Friday's sketch will be the official unveiling of my Design Team. They received their kits earlier last month and have been scrapping their hearts out to share their artwork with you. They will be using all the materials that you will receive in your kit to give you endless ideas and inspiration for your own memory albums. Order yours today so that you can get scrapping along with the Design Team!