Thursday, November 24, 2011

October project 12

A fabulous month full of adventures in both Boulder and Columbus.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Perfect concert

I spent 12 glorious days with Mark on a road trip to Colorado and vacationing in and around Boulder, Colorado. During that small window our two current favorite bands play the most beautiful venue very close to Boulder. Gorgeous historic Red Rocks Amphitheater is the backdrop for a beat breaking evening with Ghosts and Thieves! Woo-hoo!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Project 12 September edition

This is quite a horrible photo of a great layout! (I'll retake it tomorrow.) For much of September Mark and I were separate. While he studied at culinary school in Boulder, I taught and did yoga back here. Many other adventures ensued! He even joined me the last week of the month to celebrate his school break, our anniversary, and his birthday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Road Trip

This layout has so many different patterns and methods incorporated. As I review this, I recall how therapeutic it was to complete this layout.
First off, the subject: what a fun three days! The sky was so gorgeous the whole trip. Mark and I really enjoyed our adventure together.
The layout: how happy was I to find these cool papers on clearance? Woo-hoo! I love the old-timey feel of the papers for this road trip. I made a little stamp out of an old map, used a circle punch for two photos, splashed some painting and adhered stickers. I also scissored details, and used a sketch. I tried three different ways to reduce this awesome 12 x 12 to a set of 8 x 8 pages to include in a book.

Acrylic layout

This layout was begun by Stacey and given to me many months ago. Thanks to Lori's acrylic challenge a deadline for my project motivated me to complete it. I love adding feathers to projects and enjoy playing with the colored baker's twine. And, of course, love yoga!

Monday, October 3, 2011

August project 12

August is full on summertime. A grand twelve day vacation three days of which were spent road tripping from Ohio to Colorado. Woot! Then my solo road trip from Ohio to Massachusetts. The new school year begins and by the end of the month I'm sadly bidding adieu to the pool.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A scrapbook for Anna and family

I created this book for Anna Friedrich's second birthday. Anna lives in St Louis, a seven hour drive from us. Luckily Mark and I were on our way to Colorado and could see the Friedrich family. The morning after our arrival was Anna's second birthday brunch. I created this scrapbook of her first two years.

While i was there created this great Elmo cake for her. It has been years since I'd created a cake like this. Some years ago I had plenty of experience with similar cakes bearing the likeness of Cookie Monster, Raggedy Anne, Mickey Mouse, Rainbow Brite and even Ghostbusters.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

July project 12

July was a sunny month filled with visits. So grateful.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

June project 12

June was filled with summertime fun. Mark took a one week long food course in Boulder. We had such a great time there in the mountains.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

May Project 12

During May our monsoon began to subside and school ended at the university. This month's offering has the very same format as the previous ones. Since it is spring, we have a dimenisonal flower and floral patterns.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

April project12

April is busy month punctuated by Yoga Outreach event and a visit from the Millers.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Layout from sketch: First spring Cookout 2011

Here is the sketch challenge

Here is the layout. I used some older bold colored papers, vinyl, and felt trim. This cookout was during Susan, Jeff and Tiesto's spring visit. What a blast!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Layout from a sketch challenge

I don't often begin my process with a pattern or sketch. This time I did. Here is the sketch:

And here is the cool layout featuring some of my favorite people and the sweetest dog alive today! I love the result. It is fun to turn your creative process upside down. I'm thankful for my friends who also "get" this art form.:)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

March Project 12

March is punctuated by a road trip to Kripalu Yoga retreat center with Nancy. I work long hours on Yoga Outreach and we make some large purchases.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Feb Project 12

February was cold and icy, but we escaped to San Diego. Woo-hoo! This month's layout features dimension offering ribbon, wiry ribbon and poms.

January 2011 Project 12

I completed this in late February, but hadn't posted. This year each month I'm using the calender page from Real Simple magazine. Also using some papers and circles that my good friend, Stacie gave to me. Like last year I'll stick to the same sketch each month. This month some hand stitching, brads, felt borders and felt pieces add dimension.

Charity gathering

This video will explain why I haven't made a post in months. I'm organizing the first large yoga charity event in our city. It is the first public event I've organized since an invention covention approximately twenty years ago!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

December Project 12

Twelve installments of Project 12. A whole year of layouts using the same sketch. I really like this series.
December was filled with family gatherings, holiday celebrations, and a trip to New York City! We even got to Baltimore and DC before and after the Big apple trip. Woo-hoo!
Added some sparkly gold stars to brighten this layout--just for fun. Many elements were consisitent each month.