Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scrapbook Remix #3?...

My days are all mixed up... about Wednesday it started.  I had to take mom to the Dr and get more adhesive in Pensacola so that took up all day.  Then when we finally got home, I had to take GiGi to the ER (she's been complaining of a backache that has become progressively worse over the past few weeks... just doesn't seem normal for a 13-year old!... but nothing came back critical so they gave her a muscle relaxant and sent her home). 
Anyway, woke up Thursday and worked on the Prompt 3 layouts of which I only got one finished and worked on one other.  These involve a quilting kind of look... and even though I have quilted in the past, I'm just not in love with this type of scrapbooking.  So I'm gonna discuss these two little layouts one at a time:

Cardstock:  The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Journaling Spots:  Colorbok; Stickers:  American Crafts; Pen: Sharpie; Twine: Doodlebug; Other: Buttons.
So I am totally not in love with this page!  I worked inordinately hard on that 'quilting' piece... cutting triangles, inking triangles, placing triangles on strips of cardstock, re-placing triangles on a block of cardstock; re-placing triangles on a large block of cardstock, moving around triangles on that piece of cardstock; trimming edges of triangles.  Once I got through with those triangles, I definitely did not want to cover them up!  I didn't know what embellishments to use, finally deciding on buttons to go with the homemade look of the 'quilting', but what else?  And where to put them?!  I just don't know.  I keep looking at it and have decided that it definitely just needs put in the book and call it done.  I am finished with looking at those triangles and definitely finished with this page.

As part of the Extended Play on this Prompt, we did a page on quadrants:

Photo:  Sears; Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper:  Crafte Paper, Echo Park, Studio Calico; Journaling Spots: Colorbok; Stickers:  American Crafts, Mrs Grossmans; Flowers:  Prima, The Paper Sudio; Brads:  Making Memories; Rubons:  Autumn Leaves

While this page isn't one of my favorites, I do like it better.  If I had it to do over, I may have used the floral on opposing corners; but I don't know, I kind of like like this as a second focal point.  I really like the papers that I used and am excited to use them again in different ways.  My sewing machine is still in my RV, I had to make do with rubon stitches, and that became a fine choice in the end.  And so happy to use that Mrs Grossman lace sticker that I've had in my stash for 10+ years.  Also, I was glad that I had some crocheted flowers to use to maintain that homemade feel.  And as proven in the past, I do like to use quadrants on my pages in differing amounts, but this may be the first time I've used them as a background - I think I like it, but just not positive.  We'll see.

Okay, so I may have been over ambitious at the start of the week because by Friday I was totally laid up for most of the day.  But I had promised GiGi to take her to the High School football game last night and, if there is anyway I can sit up for more than an hour, I don't break promises.  So we did that last night and today I hurt even more than yesterday.  I hate it when my mind says scrapbook and my body says No... but even worse I hate it when I want to feel like scrapbooking but just can't - body nor mind will get get in the groove.  That's today...   It's 3:15 pm here, and I haven't even gotten out of my pjs (a sign that it probably won't  happen to day if I can get out of going to GiGi's game tonight) so I guess we'll just see what happens from now until I go to bed.

Hope everyone else has a Scrap Happy Day!


"Creativity isn’t about wild talent as much as it’s about productivity. To find new ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t. It’s a pure numbers game."  - Robert Sutton


  1. I love LOVE that quilted background!! And I think the buttons were a good choice too! The rub-on stitching is just the coolest thing--I thought it was REAL! Well done!!!

    1. You are the COOLEST!!! I had just gotten that banner punch on Wednesday so it came in handy right away. I love love love the rub-on stitching too... I picked up about 6 packs several years ago at BigLots and now wish I had bought every single pack they had - so much easier than sewing really. Thanks so much for making me feel better about this layout, I was hating that I'd used up that particular subject on a page I wasn't all that crazy about... I love it a little more now.