Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Forgotten Crafts

Have you ever noticed...

It can be next to impossible to scrapbook, when there are 3 hungry cats on your desk/layout and 1 hungry pug under your feet.

They have no concept of being in the creative ZONE. And I was finally in the ZONE for the first time in a month. They just broke it.

Well, ok, that and the fact that I determined finally that the ONE thing I need to really make this layout work....is a craft knife. And I have one too! No need to go to the store! However, the craft knife is buried deep in the craft drawer that contains the remains of my former fascination with soap making. I haven't made decorative soaps in over 5 years.

Methinks I need to clean out that drawer. I want that knife.

Am I the only one with a drawer full of supplies for a forgotten craft? Am I the only one that still has hungry pets?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Episode #3 - Shopping!

In episode #3, I talk about about what I've been doing lately, my laziness in printing my own pictures to scrapbook, and where I like to shop. A few links to the websites of the places mentioned in the podcast:

Cedar Point



Hobby Lobby



Special shout out to Amy Jane and Beemerboomer, who left me 5 star reviews on iTunes. Thank you SOOOOO much!

Enjoy the podcast!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Episode #2 Give Me a Shove

Well, episode #2 finally made it to the podcast. I talk a bit about the technical difficulties I've had with the podcast, as well as about what's new with me. I also discuss my tendency to scrapbook the way I program. I like to look for a book, magazine, or sketch to give me a shove in the right direction and get me started.

The book I mentioned in the podcast is "The Joy of Scrapbooking" by Kerry Arquette, Andrea Zocchi, and Darlene D'Agostino.

And of course, as promised, here's the cute enormous buttons I picked up at the store. They are manufactured by Blumenthal Lansing Company. I so can't wait to use them!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cadillac Tent

Camping has always been a big thing in my family. We camped alot when I was a kid. Most of it was RV camping, though I did camp a handful of times in a tent. When Hubby and I got married, I knew I wanted to go camping. I also knew an RV was WAY out of the picture for is. It was tenting or nothing. I created a layout to chronicle our first camping trip, with our new tent....our HUGE new tent.

Cadillac Tent is so named, because it's ENORMOUS. Hubby can fully stand up in the center of that thing. It was more like a house than a tent. (Well, except for the canvass walls.)
My color and cardstock choices were practically primary colors. Camping like this just seemed all retro to me. So I went with colors that screamed 70s to me. The buttons were kinda wooden-looking to me, which made me think of trees. We were camping in the woods, after all.
Supplies: I believe the cardstock is all DCWV. The buttons...are buttons. The dragonfly punch was a Whale punch. Circles were punched from a Marvy Giga punch (I love that thing). The alphas are foam Thickers, which I then covered liberally with Stickles. It came out with a neat effect, but took a very long time to dry. I had to hide the layout in a plastic box to protect it from cats bent on making a mess.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Episde #1 Start At the Very Beginning

I've done it! I've started a podcast! (And it really worked this time!)

So this is episode #1. As such, it's really an introduction to the world. I talk about my interests...my pets...and why I love to scrapbook. My goal for this podcast is to produce a new episode every few weeks, and to chat about the ins and outs of scrapbooking, and why we love it so much.

Hope you all come along for the ride! (and hope the technical parts are way less bumpy than they've been so far. Whew!)