Tuesday, June 24, 2008

i did it!

i've actually kind of been scrapping like crazy the past couple of days! first at the store and then again today at trish's with my sassy scrappers! yes, i have made a couple of minis for store samples, but i've also done 3 layouts for the store and a quickie one that i love, but won't be able to photograph 'til tommorow, for myself.

oddly enough, the past 4 i've done have been 12 x 12, which is a size that i've moved away from mostly until now. i guess all those years of strictly 2 page 12 x 12's burnt me out, but sometimes there is just too much fun to be had on a page for it to be a smaller size!

i've been love, love, loving the october afternoon we finally got in, and mixed with love, elsie woodgrain from the forrest collection? perfect! that little journaling spot there is something else i'm totally in love with lately, a little something spotted in a catalog that we ordered on a whim and it's worked out so well; they're these layered sticker and chipboard mini sets from paper bliss and i can't get enough of them. the set i used here is one of my faves, along with the owls and flowers that remind me of dawn's orla keiley bag! sorry, i can't find a good picture of them online. : ( you'll have to either take my word for it that they're awesome or come by to the store! anyway, i'm also loving the new hambly fancy frames rub-ons and super bright colors, it just seems like the right time of year for those!

let's see... i've been getting some nice outside time, laying on my bright polka dot sheet and reading or chatting in the sun, can't beat that. tommorow the plan is more outside time reading the curious incident of the dog in the night-time (probably finishing it) and listening to some of the newest music on mypod like the ting tings, santogold, my morning jacket, the new-ish maria taylor and the always present mates of state! i've been really making an effort to bring my music collection back to life, until lately it's been getting a little stale but man do i think i'm back in the game now! i wouldn't say no to anymore suggestions though, i do have mucho mixes to work on!


staceyfike said...

i just read that book on vacay.
it's very clever the way it's written through his perception.
i really liked it. not at first maybe, but overall it grew on me.
i'm needing some new book inspo. whadda ya got for me?

p.s. did you get the fabric/tape stuffs? just checking.

Gems said...

Ooh that October Afternoon is just *too* cute! Can't wait to play with mine :o)


{Hilary} said...

I love that orla keiley bag and infact my good friend just got that bag as a birthday gift this past week. HOW FUN IS THAT (and how spoiled is my friend)?!

I have heard that the curious incident of the dog in night-time is a great read.

Have a great weekend.
P.S. Are you heading to Chicago next month? If yes, come by the Sassfass booth. I would love to see you again.

amytangerine said...

i have that book but haven't started it yet!
you'll have to let me know what you think!
and yes, I will be at CHA next month! will i see you there?

Natalie said...

Yay you're scrapping! That makes one of us. But at least my stuff finally arrived two days ago. I need to check out that book. Almost done with my current one. Miss you! Hope you're well.
p.s. You owe me an email!! :)

Shelly Brewer said...

yeah for scrapping...and I'm reading that book right now also!!