Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Missing Sassafras

So I officially got a week plus in North Carolina. Hurricane Sandy, now known as Superstorm Sandy, cause my airline to rebook my flight  five times. I still haven't reached my parents. I hope they get in touch with me soon. Since I have had time to sit in Martin's apartment to do whatever I want, I wrote another blog entry.

When Sassafras closed their manufacturing doors, they did an entire box sale. They gave a few pages of pop up flowers. I love using them because it gives so much dimension to a layout. It also helps fill an empty page fairly quickly. These have also been used a few times for the shadow boxes I had created. I think I enjoy this page the most because the color combination. They had awesome products. It is so unfortunate that they are no longer producing, however they are still designing with other companies. I am sure The nice pastels are bright and color, and soothing to the eyes. The dark purple alphas pop out really well against the pastels.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Typical Embellishments

For those that were not in the path of Hurricane Sandy, lucky you. As I sit here waiting to hear replies from friends and family in the area, I anxiously wait for some news. I know that there is no power in my home town. I will have to wait patiently to hear from my parents and friends that they are all right. 

Have you read!? Project life is partnering with American Crafts. Sounds like a very good idea, I would be very interested to see what comes about from this partnership. I have been printing my project life photos, unfortunately I haven't gotten a chance to work on it. Hopefully, I will be able to work on it again before this year ends.

When I scrap, I notice I use the same few types of embellishments over and over: flowers, ribbon, and  gem stickers.  I never thought I had a style, but most of my are consistent with surrounding the photos with flowers, ribbon and gem stickers. I really like the larger die-cut shapes to layer with the 12x12 patterned paper. I really like the pearl swirls; I think they are over priced, so I wouldn't buy them. I received these in a mystery box from other designers. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Hurricane Sandy Post

Hello everyone,

Hope you are staying warm and dry indoors from this crazy storm. Who knew, rain and wind would close down my office. So now I have time to update my blog. Real world has been tiring me out; updating has stayed at bottom of my list of priorities.

Although my blog has taken a back seat, my scrapbooking hasn't stopped. I have been working on a few things thing during my spare time. Below is a layout I made for a birthday album. Photos were supplied and some had details about when it was taken, so I made it a title for this page.

Some of the details I like about the layout are the background and the title. I made the background with die-cut triangles to make a diamond pattern. I was really trying to make a chevron pattern. I will succeed next time. As for the title 'Dec 1992', I had pattern paper that had numbers on it and I was able to spot the 1-9-9-2 in the proper order to color in with a marker and have those numbers pop out.

Hope everyone stays safe the next few days while Sandy passes through our east coast.