The first of many snow play pages to finish off 2005. Yes I am that far behind. And, no it does not bother me in the least. I enjoy scrapbooking and I refuse to let “staying caught up” even factor into my process. I have many other priorities that are higher up on the list, I get sidetracked extremely easy with other projects, and sometimes my health doesn’t cooperate with this love. Nevertheless, I will always love scrapbooking. So, on to today’s project…
For starters, I always have to have a two page layout. There is just something more pleasing to my eye to have consistency from one page to the next. I love to look over my Pinterest boards for inspiration or scraplifting. I also have many blogs and challenge sites I love to use. I will always try to give credit, where credit is due and we all love inspiration from many places. Today’s layout was inspired from Pinterest, the layout is from www.danakessler.com. Be sure to check out her beautiful work. Here is the inspiration for my scraplifting.
I started with background paper from My Minds Eye, O Christmas Tree stack. Next it is off to raiding the scrap stash. I took a 12×12 plain white card stock and cut it in half. Then I found cream plain, aqua textured, brown distressed, and sea foam (greenish blue) glitter cardstock scraps. I am not sure what brands these are, I have so much in my crafting hoard it can be hard to keep track at times.
On my on my white card stock, I used a brown Sharpie and my Paper Pizazz Easy Stitches from Hot Off the Press to make stitch pattern. I prefer the look of actual stitching, but am far to lazy to set up my sewing machine to get this look at this point in life. I cut out the banner pieces, cut the pictures down to size, cut the boarders a forth in bigger and glued it all down, I love my Glue Glide Pro for this. I made the pattern for the journaling spot on the right and cut it out. Finally, I added the title from my many letter scraps, I believe these were hand me downs from the sis-in-law. The final touches were the mirror and silver snowflakes from Hobby lobby Christmas Crafts line.
The start of this blog has been slow going. With a holiday weekend, my not so little girl turning 17, a new nephew being born, and getting hit with the flu and the stomach flu at our house all in last week, there has been little down time. In brief moments of free time I have been working on busting through my fabric stash to make a stash of itty bitty flowers to craft with and to put in my Etsy shop. Here is a sampling of some of the fall flowers I am playing around with.
I also enjoyed making my Itty Bitty flowers with the last of this fabric.
I also was able to put together some custom flowers for a dear friend of mine. Here are some of the Dahlia flowers I put together.
Next on the agenda is finishing up some scrapbooking page, I am hoping to finish out my 2005 scrapbooks. Yes, I am that far behind and I am ok with that. Stay tuned to see the finished products.
I’d like to welcome you to Scary Cute. I will be exploring my journey to rekindle my love for things crafty. I began scrapbooking over 20 years ago. Back in High School, I discovered a love for scrapbooking. It was quite different then. for supplies I had the old school peel and stick pages, magazines, construction paper, and lots of imagination. Needless to say scrapbooking has come a LONG way.
Through my love of scrapbooking I have discovered loves of card making, making home decor, making the embellishments I have dreamed up in my mind and just can’t seem to find, and much more. I also have discovered a love of quilting, in a way it is scrapbooking with fabric for me. There is beauty and joy in putting pieces of paper, or fabric together to create something new. In the past few years, I been obsessed with making fabric flowers for hair clips, headbands, bobby pins, and even scrapbooking embellishments.
Being a wife and mother are my top priorities. I have always tried to carve out a little time for my “Me” time, but let’s face it, life gets crazy. Between taking care of my family and myself, there wasn’t the time I would like to have spent on my hobbies like I would have liked. I suffer from an autoimmune disease that took over my life for many years. After many life changes I have begun to get my old self back. I also have rekindled my love/hate relationship with running, in which good company and race swag motivate me. I only have a few years left with my children at home. Therefor, I hope to continue to find more time for my “Me” time, while soaking up every minute I have left with them.