scrapbooking

>A day in pictures

>Tonight I picked up my photos from the 25th and decided to do the layout right away instead of letting things stew and gather dust. I’m not 100% happy with the result but it’ll do. Besides, it’s only the first time I was doing this and I have 11 other months to make up for it! Out of the 30-odd pictures I took, I used 14 and followed the album prompt almost to the letter.


What I liked about this project:
-having the paper already picked and glued down makes things so much easier;
-having to take certain pictures and use those in the layout also makes things easier;
-using a lot of pictures and cropping them in different sizes was interesting;
-as was layering some of the pictures.

This project definitely forced me to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to scrapbooking. Before this, I had mostly worked in 12″x12″ or 8″x8″ (with the exeption of one or two projects for other people) so working in 6″x12″ for myself was definitely different. A fun project which kept my hands busy long enough to stop thinking about food.

(And I just spent the last 15 minutes typing up a storm about food and weight and personal issues and with one click, deleted the whole thing because really, I don’t need to air my dirty laundry in public. And my blog is titled Good things and Good thoughts! So there.)

PS I changed my counter so I can now see where my visitors are from. Cool, huh?

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>CeeCee’s Colour Challenge

>My friend Catherine (also known as CeeCee) has issued a colour challenge on her blog. This is her third one and I decided to participate in this one.

I don’t have the Stampin’ Up! colours so I improvised with what I had on hand. I did use a stamp and a rub-on from SU! though! The stamp says: Always on my mind – forever in my heart. Pretty, no?

The card is pretty simple but I like it.

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>Making art for others

>I’ve been doing a lot of art lately. Mostly for swaps. Or friends. Or challenges. Not a lot of “just for me” art. That’s ok. As long as I’m creating and having fun. Which I am.

What I love about working with the ATC format is that it is big enough that I can make elaborate drawings or detailed collages if I want to but it is also small enough that I have to limit myself to not over-do it.

This card is for the Fun and Funky Cats swap. She is made of collaged papers, drawn and coloured cat and embellished with a dry embossed basket (made of cardstock), some yarn and metal wire for the knitting needles! Such fun!

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art journal

>Alive

>Since the return of the beautiful weather, I’ve been feeling very happy and alive. There are still some little things bugging me but nothing major. Mostly, I feel good.

A couple of days ago, without my even expecting it, I hit over 5000 visitors on my blog! I had more than 300 in just one day! And only 3 comments that same day… Hmmm lurking much? 🙂 That’s ok. I’m thankful for all those visits and for all the comments I get.

So anyway, on the 25th, I took pictures to chronicle a day in the life of me. I ordered my photo online and should be able to get them tomorrow or tuesday. I will then cut them and adhere them to my Scrap Your Day album. I didn’t do anything special that day, just the regular day to day stuff. Maybe next month I’ll get more creative…

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog and my Flickr gallery.

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>New project

>So last night I had a craving for sweets. I had nothing in the house that would do. I put my shoes on twice and removed them twice. I decided not to indulge and instead, kept my hands busy while starting a new project. I saw on Shimelle‘s blog a new project that appealed to me. It’s called “Scrap Your Day” and consists of taking photographs all through the day on the 25th of each month and then making a scrapbook layout out of it, following a few guidelines. You can see a few pictures of my book here, pages all ready to receive the photographs and journaling. The format is 6″ x 12″ and I made it out of cardstock and paper I was keeping for just the right project. This seemed as good a time as any to use them. The quote you see here is a sticker from 7gypsies. I love the results so far and am looking forward to taking pictures on Friday to put them in this new little scrapbook of mine.

Have you started anything new lately?

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>Chunky Pages

>For a long time, I’ve been curious about Chunky Books also known as Fat Books. For those who don’t know, they get their name from having lots of embellishments or fibers and beads hanging from the side, making the book so thick that it doesn’t stay closed.

I got the opportunity to sign up for the Monochromatic Chunky Swap on ATCSforALL.com and only had to do 4 of these pages but I ended up doing 2 extras. I started by cutting the bases out of thick cardboard and then painting gesso over all 6 bases. After that came paint, both acrylic and watercolour, collaging of dictionary pages, stamping with StazOn ink. After that, I worked on each page individually, immersing myself in each colour, one at a time. I have to say that my favourite is the green one but I haven’t decided yet which one I’ll keep. What do you think?

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>Stash it Forward Winner!!!

>And the winner of my Stash it Forward is…..

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tobina said… Hi! I’m an Italian teacher, I teach italian and use scrapbooking to let my students love poetry… but they haven’t any material to scrap… so all you want to share would be great for them!!! Here their Los! http://lnx.scrapbookiando.com/PhotoPost/showgallery.php?mcats=all&si=&what=allfields&name=la%20pro

Congratulations Tobina and her students! Email me your postal address to sophietousignant[at]gmail[dot]com as soon as possible and I will mail your goodies before next weekend.

There will be another giveaway in the near future so stay tuned!

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