I have brought a few things from the RV and my precious momma bought me a couple of things from Tuesday Morning the other day: a pack of "Giggle" Thickers and a Cosmo Cricket "Social Club" paper pack. (She was going to buy me a new bra and I pleaded to exchange that gift for the scrap supplies. I think she only agreed because she was so dumbfounded at the request. Can't believe she still doesn't understand the depths of this addiction!) In celebration of my new goodies (as well as the fact that the last day of school was Thursday so I can actually stay up until 10:30 now), I have thrown together these pages:
Supplies: Cardstock - Cardstock Paper Warehouse; Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Anna Griffin; Stickers - American Crafts (green thickers), Paper Studio (teal glitter letters), Punch - Martha Stewart; Pen - Sharpie; Photos - Instagram via iPhone
One of the things I grabbed from the RV was the tray from my table where I threw all the scraps from the Shimelle weekend (nope, haven't really done anything constructive since then!!). So these pages were definitely made up of the scraps and other items I'd pulled out at that time, as well as the Cosmo Cricket Social Club pack. And my brown Sharpie of course. Oh, and my bird & butterfly punches I adore (hello Cynthia!).
I don't know about you, but I love to read the journaling on layouts - even down to the simplest notes. Am I nosy? Probably... but if you're gonna put it out there, it's gonna be read! So to that end, and especially because my photos are just slightly blurred, I went ahead and reprinted it for you. If it were personal, as the letter I wrote GiGi on a previous layout, I would either hide it on my layout or just not reprint it. But if it is private, I usually always hide it... I don't want anyone going through my books to read it just as much as the general public. I'm one of those people who feels that private is very private.
I do want to say something relevant... I have been a whiner in the past about not being able to buy any new scrappy supplies. But once I finished these and placed them in my album, I went back and looked at the layouts I have produced in the past year or so. And you know what? I am so much prouder of each and every one for using those supplies I had stashed. Moreover, when creating the "mothers day..." and "... dancing cartwheels" layouts, I was as pleased as punch that I still had the Cosmo Cricket packs from 4+ years ago. I often think about just chucking all those saved papers and starting over because it's so exciting to use new lines. But I really love those lines from years ago. (I still haven't found a line I love as much as the Daisy D Winter & Christmas lines! I've saved every scrap of those Daisy D lines!) Don't get me wrong... I have definitely ditched some paper! Paper packs that I bought to use only a few of the papers I really like, you know what I mean. But I read about people whose philosophy is to use it or give it away and never keep anything around for long - that's a great way to be and I've wished at times I were that way. But over the past couple of years, I've been ever thankful that I'm a hoarder! Just one of the little lessons of the hundreds I've learned lately.
Okay, this was really just a drop by so I'm going to say goodnite now. I miss reading my blog-friends posts and seeing their awesome creativity; and, I know it will probably take a month of constant reading to get caught up. But dear blog-friends, don't feel shunned... it will probably take two months to go through my email!
Now if I can squeeze these little ditties in, you can to - so create something awesome. Use up some of your stash or create some new stash!!!
P.S. Please remember me in your prayers, my Disability hearing is Wednesday. I'm so nervous, my entire life will be decided on that day by a man who doesn't know me at all. It's the scariest thing I've ever gone through. Thank you.
"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." - Frank Barron