Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Hey everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  It was pretty much gloomy and rainy here, so getting DH out on the motorcycle just didn't happen.  We had a very lazy day around our house, which I am sure I will regret in a couple days.  I did do some scrap booking.  I am working on my 2009 album.  I am anxious to get it done.  I get closer and closer to being fairly caught up.  I keep thinking, if I am caught up I can take more time and be more creative with my pages and paper.  Maybe get some more card making done.  Of course, if I didn't sit around and watch movies on weekends I could probably do that too!  ha ha

Any way, this weekend I spent a lot of time thinking about our veterans and so many people who have lost their lives for our country.  I wonder, have you scrapped September 11, 2001 yet?  I have not.  I have clippings and articles, I have deeply personal journaling, but I can't make myself do it yet.  I try, I get everything out, and I look at it all and I touch it all, and it all goes right back in the box.  And I didn't lose anyone personally. Someday I will be able to do these pages, but for now, they are put away.

 I just want to take a moment to remember the people who have given their lives, the wives who have sacrificed their peace of mind and lost their family members.  Without them, I could not do what I do.  I could not dither away my weekends and blog what ever I may be thinking.  I thank God and you every day for the freedoms I have.  Thank you , thank you, thank you, And God bless and protect the men and women who are out there now fighting for the life that I am blessed enough to enjoy.  connie

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My NSD project

So, for National Scrap booking Day, I always host a full 16 hour event.  8AM to 12 midnight. And, I set goals.  When I first started to do this event, I tried teaching a class or a technique, but everyone really just wanted to work on their own thing, so it became a great crop where we all get something (or a lot of things) done. I had 2 mini albums I was determined to finish.  One of them did get finished.  This is the mini album that CTMH put a video out on in March.  I challenged everyone to have one done by April.  I said I would have mine done.  Well, you know, life has a way of getting in the way of plans.  So, I made mine in May.
Some of the embellishments are Recollections from Micheals, but, if you look close, all of the paper is from the Dotty paper pack from last National Scrap booking month. The pin behind the clock is from 2009 CTMH, and the numbers came out when the ....shoot, I can't remember the name of the paper. Something like Animal crackers.  Anyway, I have a bunch of the numbers left, so I thought I would use them up.

I cut about 11 shapes on the CRICUT with my Art Philosophy cartridge. When the gal in the video says 7 shapes, that is plenty!  I have a bunch of pages in the back I won't be using at all.
So, my DH threw me a SURPRISE birthday party for my 50th, about a week after my birthday.  I spent my birthday with my scrapping friends.
I loved adding flowers and rub-ons to this album. They added some fun texture and journaling thoughts.
I won this GREAT margarita sticker at a retreat the week before!  It was perfect to tell about the drinks we had at my birthday party!
DH managed to get almost 100 people there.  Can you imagine, all to see me and wish me Happy Birthday. I was floored.
Binding this album was the worst part.  Another reason to only have about 7 pages.  I jammed a needle underneath my nail before I got it all figured out.  Blood, sweat, and tears literally went into this little book. But, I love it and I am so glad I made one.
The clock from Recollections and the pin from the CTMH Dreamin' paper kit a few years ago.
The numbers from the CTMH (?) animal crackers kit. Oh, and the banners from our dimensional elements.  I love these things!  Can't wait to use more.  

So, now you have seen mine, I challenge you to make one of your own!  Let me know how it turns out!  maybe even share it online with me.  but most of all - HAVE FUN SCRAPPIN'     -  C