Thursday, April 19, 2012

C'est la Vie...

God is good and so is my wonderful mom!  She bought ink!!!  Of course, I am the family photo printer and the project printer for the kids.  But still!  I have ink!!  But you wanna know what's so funny - I have almost totally run out of adhesive!  No kidding.  I used to have so much that I didn't think it was actually possible to ever run out... but here I am scraping bottom.  Oh well!  C'est la vie!!

Obviously I am feeling some better - not tip-top, but markedly better.  I have actually been able to wear my glasses for the most part of a few days and I can actually scrapbook for about 30-45 minutes at a time.  In celebration of this fact, I have 2 layouts that I completed yesterday for the Shimelle's Scrapbooking Weekend at Pretty Paper.True Stories.  I have also gone back and put the Challenge number on the previous layouts (I don't know what I was thinking before!).

Challenge #1 - Use Jaime Warren's page as inspiration

Challenge #15 - Use a rubbish (ditchable) photo

Okay - discussion:  In the 1st layout, my embellishments' colors looked much pinker in person last night than in the photo here.  I don't hate it, but I am surprised as they look rather red.  I double-checked, they are just dark pink - and that's okay.   On the 2nd layout, even though it looked good when I made the page,  those hearts on the top are just too big.  But as those Fiskars pop squares really mean it when you stick them down, it was just too late by the time I realized it this morning.  Live and learn!  Overall, I rather like them both - especially considering I could never have fixed that 2nd photo and used it!!!

As you can tell, there is no rhyme or reason to the order I am completing the Challenges - it's basically however and whatever hits me at the moment.  Or if my mind can actually wrap itself around the Challenge - which is always the biggest challenge of all because we all know that my mind doesn't work the way it should (or did).  But one thing is for sure, the ink came in the nick of time as I was quickly running out of photos to scrap.

So todays Challenges are threefold - Shimelle's great inspiration, no adhesive, no brain.  This is gonna be fun!!!!!!!!!!  And who knows, I may be back here later - with more!!

Go on - create something! You never know how you're gonna feel tomorrow!


"The most potent muse of all is our own inner child."  - Stephen Nachmanovitch




  1. More sweet layouts! I love the colors! The embellishments in the first *do* seem a bit more red-pink, but I rather like it. I thought you had done that on purpose! ;-) And the hearts in the second...I think because you have one near the title, it automatically brings the eye down across the page. I think it works! So don't be too hard on yourself--these are really wonderful pages!! =D And PS: So glad you are feeling better!

    1. Cynthia, Can I just say that I luv u!! You say the sweetest things and you will never know how much my day is brightened when I read your comments. Thank you ever so much, truly.