Sunday, February 23, 2014

Room for Two

I am really excited!  No, REALLY EXCITED!  One of my new years resolutions was to get back to the scrapping that I love.  You know, actually working on album pages about My Sweet Girl and our little family.  The whole reason I started this scrapping stuff was so that I could preserve every last photo I've taken (and will take) of this child . . . who, at it seems, may be the only one for us.  I want her to know just how much she is loved and I never want to forget the emotion and physical feelings of watching her grow.  My Sweet Girl is 11.  I have 1 album for her complete (year 1).  I have two more albums that aren't complete but are full.  But, she's 11 . . . I am no where near 'caught up.'  And that's okay because while I'm dealing with 11 year old 'tudes and issues I get to go back to chubby little legs and gooey kisses through my scrapping.  I'm really, really excited!  So I have another layout today.  This one is inspired by a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  I'm also using the February mood board from Two Peas as inspiration to use up the paper I have since the  budget doesn't allow me to get new goodies very often . . . well, like ever really.  Anyway, here it is.  A sweet picture of My Sweet Girl and the kitty sitting in My Sweet Girl's car seat.  She loved that darn thing!

 Let's Get Sketchy! February Week 3 Sketch
Two Peas February Mood Board

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

What's Cooking?

Today I actually have a REAL LIFE, WITH PICTURES, LAYOUT to share!  Ha!  It has been a while since I've completed a layout for myself and my albums!  I've been really busy creating cards, and "naked" layouts to sell that I've gotten away from my true love...sharing memories with scrapbooking!
I have a whole stash of photos (like 5 years worth!!! LOL!) already organized for scrapping.  I just needed some inspiration.  So I went blog hopping, of course!  It didn't take long to find just the inspiration I needed.  In fact, I found quite a bit.  I decided to go with these two challenges to get my mojo going.

First, I chose the SWAK challenge from Scrap Our Stash to use S-stitching W-washi A-arrows K-kraft.  Then I chose this awesome sketch from Stuck?! I think the resulting layout turned out great.  I know it felt wonderful to create a layout from start to finish....with pictures AND journaling!  Thanks to SOS and Stuck?! for inspiring me this weekend!

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Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

As I stated in a previous post, I have some issues with mixed media being used for scrapbooking layouts.  However, I have no issues with mixed media itself and have begun to play around with it a bit.  I've created a couple of pieces for my art journal before deciding that, yes, I do enjoy playing around with this stuff!  So, I decided to alter a binder to be the home of my art journal I suppose.  I'm quite happy with the way it turned out and just love the color combo (my faves).  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mixed Media?

I LOVE the look of mixed media!  I love the endless possibilities with mixed media.  I love to watch other people create mixed media pieces.  I, myself, have played a touch with mixed media.  However, my scrapbooking style is nothing like mixed media!  When I look at layouts that are created mixed media style, I am not so in love.  Do not misunderstand, they are BEAUTIFUL pieces of art!  What I find unpleasing, I suppose, is the quarrel between the ART and the PHOTOS!  I've only seen a couple of artist who are trully able to scrap mixed media style and still keep the focus on the photos.  Isn't that what scrapbooking is about after all?
As I begin my journey into the world of mixed media art, I can not, at this point see myself as a mixed media scrapper.  More likely I will be a mixed media journal-er (hmmm, is that a word?).  I've already designated a neat little book to work on my mixed media techniques.....separate from my photo albums.
Am I the only one who feels this way?