A Note from Brit

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ah! Forgot about this- I've been busy lately...

I think I'll have time to upload some latest projects in the next week, but I've been really busy with school, work, and applying for college and scholarships (If anyone knows of any ones for SBers, I'd love to hear about them :-).)

I didn't actually realize that people read this, but now that I see I have comments (thank you so much, by the way), I'll try to update more. I've been getting a a couple things done per week, so I have lots to share.

Here's some of the things I've been working on:
COCOA challenge layouts- most about the trip to Disney/ our cruise
SS albums- which I really need to get sent in now
random cards
compsition notebooks
my favorite and current project- a minibook using my bind-it-all

I hope to update with some photos soon, but life is nuts right now so we'll see. Have a great weekend, everyone! I'm out to enjoy the sunny 60 degree weather now before going to work...


Saturday, August 18, 2007

After a long while, my scrapper's block has finally been defeated!

It's funny, because my acrylic blocks formed an army to attack and defend the rest of the camp from the evil, corrupted block. haha! That's the kind of funny you get when I'm sleep-deprived.

Vacation in Florida was ammmmazing and I want to go back again soon, but before I do that I need to get the pictures scrapped! In fact, I have all my unedited photos uploaded to http://www.scrapbookpictures.com/, which took forever, but I still want to edit some and it seems like such a daunting task. I've ben majorly procrastinating lately.

The last few days have been super productive for me. I think QVC craft fair all day on Tuesday really inspired me to get going. Here are the 4 layouts I've done and completed in the last 4 days:

[I'll put in images later... the picture uploader is being strange.]
1. Inspired from Happy Hour on the CKMB Monday night... a bunch of us decided to scraplift this Ali Edwards page here to show what was around our desks. I think it'll be really fun to look back on it and even make one every so often to see how my surrondings change.

2.This was an Challenge for the COCOA club on the message board. I really enjoy the club because it really compells me to get some layouts done... I love challenges! This layout is using something old (eyelets), something new (acrylic shapes and painting on acrylic shapes- love it btw), something borrowed (crayons to draw the stars- I'm in love with the twistable crayons because I've always loved office supplies, and something blue (lots of things). The picture isn't the greatest... but I give the guys a break since I'd already taken 15 pictures of them and my camera wouldn't cooperate. lol they had no idea what was going on!

3. This is just a layout I finally decided to get done. It's about my high school's (and boyfriend's) hockey season last winter... I just had to do the journaling, but it feels good to have it done! Oh yeah, and I heart hockey a ton! My favorite sport to watch...

4. This was another challenge layout. I don't really like the vellum on top, but oh well- it was something new to try. Also, the arrow flows the wrong way and I didn't want to angle it, so I'm just going to try to pretend that I meant for your eye to jump off the page. Oops. The challenge was to scraplift a layout from a magazine, so I also have the pic of he magazine up there.

And so ends my burst of scrapbooking layouts all in a row. Hopefully I'll get some more done soon... but I really need to get on getting some prints done. I'm pretty much fresh out! I have tons to print out still and a ton of photo ops coming up, too.

Oh, and here's an altered composition notebook that I did for my friend who just mored all the way across America from me. It's only been a week and a half and I miss him a ton. He's honestly the single most caring, big-hearted person I know. I hope he likes the journal when he sees it! He really likes art and writing...

This weekend, I'm working on sunshine albums (my goal is to get three done that I'm super proud of, and I may do more if I can find time). I'll definently post those here when I'm done! Oh, and I have to start thinking about what I want to do for an ATC swap that I'm in. My first ATCs! I'm excited.

I'll post pics in the morning. Goodnight and God Bless.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I've been a busy little scrapper lately...

I didn't have to work today (yay!), so I was able to actually sit down and get some work done. I'm really excited about everything I did so let me share with you...

Project #1: Travel Log for the Disney trip next week (ahh next week!)

The covers are chipboard taken from the back of a notebook (I really wanted these done tonight and sturdy so I used my resources!), and I just decorated the 5 1/4" by 7 1/4" pieces by rounding the "outward" corners, sticking down some flower patterned paper (MME), some green cardstock (Archiver's), striped patterned paper (MME), plastic flowers (American Crafts), silver brads (The Paper Studio), and some letter stickers for the title (American Crafts). The hardest part of the cover was actually punching the holes because I don't have a crop-a-dile [yet], but I did et my Basic Grey files set today from HSN, and I was able to use my paper piercer to make the holes and then the BG files to make the holes big enough and to smooth everything out. Add in the rings and viola! A travel log!

These pages are all 5 by 7 and are meant for keeping track of our daily adventures while on vacation. Chances that I'll actually fill it out every day? Slim. Cute? Yes! The background is from a free download from C.D. on the CK website and then I just added lines and a little text.

These are also 5 by 7 and I made boxes for character signatures and notes about them. I put down the background paper, and then I used digi buttons (both from the "Partypants" kit from PeppermintCreative.com), added a transparent rounded square and some lines, and we have an autograph page!

This is just the back and front... I really like the way it turned out!

Project #2: My first digital layout

I only have Powerpoint right now to do this kind of stuff with, so that's what I did. It worked pretty well, but I can't wait to get PSE5! I had lots of fun... I predict that this is the beginning of something beautiful. : )

Pink Solid Paper- "Shabby Mommy" from shabbyprincess.com~Brads, title letters and little bow (on top of button)- "Sun Porch by Amy Teets" from shabbyprincess.com~Background pp, notebook paper, ribbon, button, and flower- "Express Yourself" from shabbyprincess.com~"miracle"- CK Curly Girl~journaling- Trebuchet MS

Project #3: Finally finishing that scraplift

This week-long process all started when I wanted a quick layout, so I opened up the gallery and decided to scraplift the first LO that jumped out at me. It was by kewl_jive, and it can be found here (http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/gallery/details.ihtml?idx=61854). I didn't mean to scraplift the colors... in fact, I went off of a pen sketch for most of it, but I guess the colors stuck with me because I still used pink and orange as my accent colors. Oh well. I hope I did the original layout justice! Here's mine:

Project #4: A Patterned Paper Covered Chipboard flower with flock

I almost forgot- I played around with some chipboard, too! It's not finished by any stretch of imagination, but flocking (and my glue pad) is new to me, and I wanted to play with the BG chipboard and files that I got, so the result was this:

I think I'll paint the edges black, just because I almost always ink them and this is definitely a piece for some more new techniques.
Until next time...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Something new.

I wanted to try something new and keep track of all my creative accomplishments, so maybe this will be a good resource for me. I've seen some pretty excellent blogs out there, so I hope I can make mine a fraction as good as the best out there. Now off to figure out how this thing works...