October 31, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

Oh my goodness! I had no idea I hadn't updated my blog since September 30th! I knew it had been a while, but not a whole month! Yikes!

But, it's been a bit crazy here the last month or so. I have been working on a couple assignments that I can't share, yet. And when I'm not working on that, I'm trying to get some work done for the the Canal Flats Arts Council Exhibit on November 26th. I was honoured to be invited to show some of my work there so I want to make sure I have everything in tip top shape to be displayed. Oh and in between the scrapping stuff, I have work, kids, laundry, hockey.... you know how it is.

Anyway, here is my completed album for Shimelle Laine's "Learn Something New Every Day" class that I participated in during the month of September. It was a fun course and I actually finished it in early October which is a record for me. (I tend to start these things but don't always finish. That'll just be our little secret.)

I made the album cover out of chipboard that I cut to match Ranger Craft Tags and I distress inked it. Then I used rub-ons and stickers to embellish it. I wanted to keep the album pretty simple since I don't always have time every day to scrap, so I pre-inked the tags (pages) and chose 7 Gypsies journaling blocks for every page. I also printed out the dates on a sheet of cardstock and punched them out with a Martha Stewart punch and used my Dymo labeller to make the titles.

Rub-ons: Prima Marketing Inc, Glitz Design; Alpha Stickers: Crate Paper, Making Memories, Webster's Pages, Pink Paislee; Stamps: Close to My Heart; Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz idea-ology tag, unknown ribbons

Paper: 7Gypsies; Diecuts: Maya Road and Tim Holtz Grungeboard

Paper: Unknown patterned paper & watercolour paper; Stamp: Stampin Up; Ink: Distress Ink by Ranger

Ribbon: Prima Marketing Inc; Paper: Simple Stories; Punch: Martha Stewart; Miscellaneous Rhinestones

Paper: 7 Gypsies, Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, Crate Paper; Flower: Prima Marketing Inc; Punch: Martha Stewart; Miscellaneous Rhinestone 

Those are just some of my favourite pages from the album. I won't bore you with it all. I really enjoyed the process of making something every day. It kept my creativity flowing even if I didn't feel like creating. It got me thinking that maybe I should start an art journal!

If you are in the Canal Flats area, come check out the Arts Council Exhibit on November 26th. There will be lots of local artists showcasing their work.

Thanks for looking!