Monday, December 04, 2006

scrapping for me!

As much as Im enjoying the challenge of the EDM album, some days I just feel SO over using just the sponsors product. Even though there are some awesome products included, its just so limiting. Yesterday I just felt like playing with my stash. I need a new cartridge for my printer, so I couldnt actually scrap. I rummaged around and made some little Christmas decorations. It was lots of fun!!! Unfortunately I forgot to take a pick before I played santa and gave them away. There was a little ribbon wreath made with an old MM metal rimmed tag and ribbons and tiny bells (saw a similar idea on a LO...dont remember whos it was though) a little teeny tiny christmas memories accordian album with chipboard shapes and a metal tag decoration made with a K & Co Metal art tag, Karen Foster Metal word and some ribbon. I love Christmas and I love giving little gifts...especially handmade ones.

Today on my way down to Kathies I popped by Scrapbook Station and came out with a wonderful assortment of goodies (thanks Janine!!!) I was inspired by all my new goodies and actually managed to prettty much finish a whole LO at Kathies - between coffee, muffins, kids, lunch, gossiping and drooling over some of Kates most gorgeous work...that girl is so talented, and her work has so much more depth and dimension than you could ever tell from seeing it online or in the mags.

Its very unusual for me to get a LO done in that sort of time. It was so liberating to scrounge through my new stash and use what ever I felt like for a change. I did decided on these yummo papers from font works so the LO can be used to display in the shop, but apart from that I just ripped open packets and had lots of fun!!! Still a little finishing touch I want to add...when I work out exactly what LOL..maybe some little red photo corners on the right of the journalling box???just needs something I think.

Tragedy (well not exactly !!! ) did strike while I was white gel pen ran out. I never thought I would use a white pen much, but I think Ive used it on every LO since I got it. I had just finished saying to the girls that I didnt know how I survived with out it when it did its last stroke! Murphies Law !!! One of the best things about scrapping with a freind...I just borrowed Kathies!

I also bit the bullet and booked into a Creative edge class - one of Zinas. I cant wait!

Thanks for a lovely day once again Kathie & Kate (and Jamie & Georgia).


Roz said...

LOVE the LO Nic!! It's amazing what yo can do when restricted huh!

It's so great that you can get together with those lovely ladies :o)

Mel Diener said...

Hey gorgeous,

So sorry I missed the get together..rotten finances grrrrrr.

Love the layout, totally gorgeous.

lusi said...

hi nic,
love your work!
happy belated 1st birthday to your little one - suc cute photos of him!
its so nice to scrap for ourselves huh!
Lus x

Anonymous said...

You patterened paper brackets look really cool maybe you could do a little one around the journalling box>?
I hated being restricted, (which was about two years ago.) I just don't scrap the same!
I am glad u had scrapping 'freely' maybe you should do that more often! Your layout looks awesome!
Glad you had a nice day, and with all the little bubs :)