Friday, March 19, 2010

Scrapbook: Me

I've been busy (trying) to write on my dissertation this week. It's been horrible. For the last two years I have written - literally - hundreds of papers, thousands of pages. And I sit in front of the computer all day and eek out one page? Where is the justice in that?

I haven't been downstairs to create in quite a while and I've run out of pre-scheduled posts. I started looking through my old pictures at some projects I never blogged. This is one. I like it for several reasons - the colors and style are different than I normally do, the pictures are ones I love, and it was a project that I worked hard on and incorporated some time-consuming techniques I don't often have the luxury of completing. Most of all, I love it because it is scrapbooking.

I got into this whole crafting thing for scrapbooking (read the "More About Me" on my sidebar). I adore scrapbooking. Try as I might, I can't get any of my customer to develop a love for it and the only classes I have are card classes. I like cards and they are fun to make, but my heart is in scrapbooking. If I ever finish this dissertation (I'm not holding my breath today), I can't wait to spend time scrapping and teaching my daughters to make their own memory books. Sigh. Until then - keep typing ... keep typing .... (Remember Nemo).

I made this a couple of years ago and several of the materials had been retired even then!
Chocolate chip cardstock
Cranberry crisp stampin' pad (retired)
Afternoon Tea DSP (retired and STILL one of my favorites!)
Silver brads
Non-SU metal clip
Very vanilla cardstock
Pretties kit
Chipboard
Big Shot die cutting machine
Top note die
Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon
Curly label punch
Cutter kit
Sanding blocks
Tab punch
Crop-a-dile
Eyelets

Techniques: sewing, sponging, distressing, sanding

3 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous pages. The layout is great (love that it has so many pictures) and the stitching adds such a nice visual "layer". TFS!

Candace Lawlor said...

Love these pages... wonderful layout and it's awesome that you found that many photos of yourself that you love :-) I think I would be hard pressed to find one! Great job - thanks for sharing!

Heidi Baks said...

Great layout! Love the stitching!