Saturday, January 12, 2008

Half-drawn Picture of a Dream

Okay, the title has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I was just listening to my iPod on random shuffle and right now "Aftermath" by the Alternate Routes is playing and I heard that line as I was trying to think of a title and I said, hey, that's cool, I'll use that...haha.
So, the past few days have been really nice. I've been off from work and I've been able to chill out a little bit and create some stuff. The really nice part is that I was able to create some things just for me. I made 3 layouts, 1 of which is for the next Scrap Mojo challenge and I can't show you yet, and this Vintage Valentine mini banner from Jenni Bowlin Studio. I had felt like I really hadn't scrapped a lo for myself or made anything for myself and only for myself in a while. Probably due in part to Christmas crafting and being busy and whatnot.
The really neat part was making the Valentine banner. I don't have a picture of mine, but it's almost exactly like the one Jenni had created. I thought it was so cute and had bought the kit and in the midst of waiting for it to arrive, I thought of it and thought of some things I could do to make it a little more me and after I got the package yesterday, I realized that I loved it as it was and that I didn't need to try to stress over what else to do to it because it was already perfect enough. So, I created it almost exactly from the picture. The only difference being I added a button to the middle frame. And that was because I messed up and had to cover it was something and the button fit, lol.
As far as the 2 layouts I made for me go, I was really happy with the way they turned out. I especially love the "Snow Punk" one. I love the picture I used of me and my cousin, Tyler, from when we were little and at first it was a bit of a challenge because the colors are a bit different (I drew inspo from our snowsuits) and I thought of changing the pic to black and white, but I decided I liked the pic being in color and I just had to try to work with it. So, I went through my stash and the Love, Elsie Lola and Riley papers worked perfectly! After that it was smooth sailing. I really love Elsie's products. They're so fun and versatile...although, sometimes I have a hard time using them because I love them so much I don't want to tear into them, haha...I think every scrapper/crafter has a product they feel that way about though, don't they?
The "10 Minutes" layout is one I'm really proud of as well, unfortunately for my boyfriend, because that means I have to share it with the world, lol. The story goes Tim literally fell asleep 10 minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve. I was starting to get really tired around 11PM and he kept saying "Come on! You can't fall asleep on New Year's before the ball drops!", so I tried my best to stay awake and it worked. Then, I went into the other room for a minute and I came back to find this, lol. I shared this pic in a previous post and this is the scrapped version.

Before I go try to create some more, I want to share the new goodies in my Etsy shop. I added some vintage inspired Valentine's tags and these 2 little mini tins that I altered for Valentine's day as well (I've got the fever! haha). The 2 mini tins are stuffed with little love-related items from my stash as an added bonus! Here they are...
Hope everyone has a good weekend!! :)



Christina C. said...

oh wow. those are some gorgeous projects my darling!

sigh. you are such a rockstar.

glad you've had some fun just chillin. everyone needs that now and then.

Marie said...

LOVE everything! That layout of ur bf is hillarious! MEN! LOL! Cant wait to see the banner I bought the lil valentine book from her lol! Havent done it yet tho.

*fauve* said...

beautiful girl,luv it all!Especially the layouts about your BF,the colors are gorgeous!