Friday, November 19, 2010

October Project 12

Ten months done of Project 12.
It was fun to play with the halloween theme this month. The typewriter and stitching and same sketch do not get old. Love the bright leaves this month much like the bright orange leaf here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


With a date so cool, how could I not document it?
What fun day it was. We had a house guest, I taught an early class for nurses, we hiked, Mark prepared a feast, and we had a fun fall day.
I am having fun finding lots of way to use the ten packs of thicker letter & number stickers that I won a few months ago!

September Project 12

This is my 9th installment of Project 12.


That orange band is my wristband.

I was so excited to experience a Muse concert. My friend, Joe, posted on Facebook that he had an extra ticket on the day of the show. I had been working all day at the university with no Internet access. I posted that I'd love to use the ticket and immediately followed up with a text to Joe. We confirmed the arrangements by 7pm and I was on my way by 8pm. So exciting! The stage show rivals U2 and the band sounds much like a cross between Queen and Radiohead. A sublime evening. The concert was Tuesday, and by Thursday I was sharing the layout with my friend, Stacey. I was motivated!

Cancer survivor day / Browns layout

This layout celebrates a great day that Mark and I shared with Judy last year. I completed it one year after the day it commemorates.

Friday, September 17, 2010

August Project 12

This hot summer month was punctuated by Mark in the sling, then out. Also featured thsi month: our NC road trip, Alissa and Nath's ceremony, Allison's shower and Cristi's visit. How about these cool patterns? I've loved these bright papers for years. I've completed mini books and layouts with these happy papers before and really enjoy it each time I work with them.

Friday, August 20, 2010

July Project 12

It's done! I'm really going to do this all year!
July was much about Mark healing. It ended with me having the time of my life in Lake Tahoe!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scents of Summer

I was thinking how this layout uses so MUCH STUFF. I was inspired to check the "How much is too much?" ( blog to complete the layout using all of their weekly challenges. Every so often I get carried away! I really do love the smells of the season. I used: a breezy pinwheel, ribbon made from patterned paper, metal brads, a pen drawn heart, a laundry line, a banner, sewn on fabric, many matted photos, a stamped flower, some real fruit stickers, and lots of letter stickers.

Friday, July 16, 2010

June Project 12

Completed June Project 12 using a brand new--first available today--preview of Jill's new line.
Incorporated Lori's challenge of using a button. I'm not a huge fan of buttons so used a yellow one to make this butterfly pop on the bottom. Isn't June a time of sunshine yellows and greens? These pinwheels look festive as well. We've seen some beautiful butterflies like the ones here, too. I love summertime!

Here are some of those new cameras:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chicago album is complete

The Chicago album cover features a fave pic.

I'd posted the title page of this book a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing is done. I love the acetate pages. Lori presented the challenge to use a star on a layout. I used the Hotel Allegro star logo on four pages.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Sling Man

Using this Page map to create a layout of our 4th of July. This layout explains part of the reason that this summer has been so unusual.
Which version do you prefer?

I found this flocked star, printed red binder clip, and the fabric pennants at Scrapbook Art's recent garage sale.

Hmm. Do you think I should move the title to the left where the sketch suggests? I tried it both ways. What do you think?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Doo Dah!

Americans, I hope you are enjoying your Independence Day. Here is my layout from last year's fun featuring pinwheels and pictures from my fave parade of all time, the Doo Dah.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chicago mini album

I've been hard at work on our Chicago travel album. I've decided to create an 8x8 book. I found the perfect album, paper and transparencies from Scrapbook Art's garage sale last Saturday. I've made time to work on the project in the evenings and while Mark was in surgery yesterday. Today while I help him as his shoulder heals, I'm completing more pages. Thanks to Stacey for lending me her fastener with micro staples. Perfect tool for working with plastic pages. This cover page features the plastic stir stick shaped like the Hancock building and a tag from the magnificent mile.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Swag from Scrapbook Cards Today & Davinie

It's like Christmas in June! So grateful for all this goodness. I was chosen the recipient from the Project 12 entries for the month of May for my April layout. I'm eager to use some of the Thickers and have already read the magazine once.

Monday, June 14, 2010

May project 12

My project 12 for May. Sory about the poor photos. I hope to redo them but the week is packed.