Mar 5, 2015

Five Photos in February

Here's Five Photos from February:

1.  The "I love tracking creatures in the snow" photo.  When it just started snowing and the tracks were being perfectly preserved I was able to track a few different animals around the neighborhood.  It was especially fun to try and figure out how the deer were getting into a fenced public garden.

2.  The "Silhouette cutting machine came to the rescue" photo.  When dear niece's long awaited birthday was planned there was only one day or so to get things ready.  Needing photo booth props last minute was no problem with the Silhouette and some cool computer skillz.

3.  The "while others ate cordon bleus" photo.  This celery speared meatloaf heart was just my speed for Valentine's Day.

4.  The "after 3 ACL surgeries she better not try climbing in the snow" photo.  With snow even much higher now, this is the girl's normal path where she takes off across the front yard as I walk the street and try to beat her.  She's very confused that our tradition has come to a temporary halt.  Come spring, it will return dear girl.

5.  The "this could only happen to my sister-in-law's child" scrapbook page.  A birthday party that has  turn of events fit for a sitcom, this is one night we will all remember.  And therefor absolutely appropriate to document on a scrapbook page.  And to make the strangeness even stranger, everything happened while a scrapbooking retreat was going on in the the room next door.  Yes, scrapbookers took advantage of the cute girls, hero firemen, and real life comedy to photograph and document themselves.

So there you go - five photos in February.

And a bit of fun going on this month ...  we're playing Calvinball in the Get It Scrapped forum and gallery.

It's the kind of game where you win just by playing and being part of the community.  And I get a point for admitting to NOT preparing AT ALL for the games.  So here goes:  I DID NOT PREP!  And my low score so far is evidence of that!

If you are into papercrafts of any kind and want to join in the fun - check it out!

Feb 27, 2015

A Menagerie of Projects

Looking back at the projects I finished in February I'm amazed at just how different each of them are!

I've already shared my mixed media page and scrapbook layouts.  I've also dabbled into a new papercraft for me: card making ...

These were created for the design team call for The Inspiration Station (fingers crossed!), but I really think I've found another crafty obsession.  Each card can be considered a little piece of art.  So much fun to make!

I also started my 2015 Wood Veneer mini album from the great January Crafted Kit at the JBSMercantile.  The kit originally sold out, but has been restocked - it's such an easy kit to customize and make your own ... a great way to document a year.

The next project I worked on will be revealed fully late Saturday night (midnight CT) as the JBS Mercantile Crafted Kit for March ...

Here it is in progress.  The final project is sweet sweet sweet.   It is adorable and classic all at once.  It's something you'll keep in your family forever.  Check it out in about 24 hours at the JBS Mercantile.

thanks for visiting!  have a creative weekend!

Feb 19, 2015

No Need for Ugly External Hard Drives

Oh those ugly ugly external hard drives!  I like pretty things.  I even want my technology to be pretty.  My husband's screen saver is a photo of my pink roses because I just can't look at something ugly when I walk into the room.  

I took a stab at pretty-ing up my external drives.

I simply put some gorgeous rub-ons on the tops and they now are very very pretty.

You may need to check your rub-ons first to see which will work.  I used Jenni Bowlin Studio rub-ons which went on easily, but tried an old Hambly rub-on and had problems.  I'm sure some may work better than others.

thanks for visiting!  have a creative day!