Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A Scrapaholic's Confession
Author: K Haynes
(Note: CHAOS = Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
Bless me, Scrap Fairy, for I have sinned, I know that's hard to believe; But it's not my fault, I'm a victim, you see, Of a sickness, a curse, a disease...
They say that confession is good for the soul, But I'm not convinced that that's true. So I'll tell you my faults and shortcomings, And I'll leave the decision to you.
That scrapbooking thing has got me for sure; I start with the best of intentions! Just let me check the CK website-- Oh look! A list of conventions!
Snacking is good to help with my scrappin' Though I tend to overindulge. Cakes and cookies and chocolates galore! My bulges are starting to bulge!
Oh my! How I buy the things I don't need Eyelets and ribbons and vellums. If anyone asks, "I've had it for years!" At least, that's what I tell 'em!
A scrap room? What's that? Stuff's all over the house I suffer from *CHAOS,* you know, No one comes, no one visits, except UPS He's my very best friend, that Joe!
Buy now! It's on sale! They won't have it again! The gadgets, the papers, the glues Look at the money that I can save! How can I possibly lose???
Organization is an area where I am certainly lacking I need help with that, others say But how can I do it? I've got things to do! How can I waste a whole day?
So here I sit amongst all of my clutter Housekeeping's a thing of the past Dusting and vacuuming and tidying up What's the point??? It just doesn't last!
I have too many ideas and not enough time They say that denial is rough I have it...I know it....can't find it.... Oh well....I'll just buy some more stuff.
I know that they pay me to do a good job But this 8 to 5 job gets so stressful I need a vacation...I need to relax... And then I will be more successful!
I spend time at work doing scrapbooking things I search for a phrase or a verse The perfect layout is all that I need My addiction is more like a curse!
I tell my husband that if I should die The best thing for him to do Is to have a garage or a fire sale And be sure to include all of Y-O-U!
I guess I'm a sinner, so give me my penance And hurry! Send me on my way! I've a 40% coupon right here in my purse Oh my gosh....it expires today!
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Until next time
Monday, August 15, 2011
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Today, I first wanted to show you a layout using the August kit from My Creative Scrapbook with a picture I took of an old abandon house. I was inspired by the view of the house and thought the papers in the kit would show it off nicely:
For my base I used a pale piece of script paper and inked the edges with CTMH Blush ink. Then I took another piece of paper from the kit that had the doily design and cut out the doily and then inked the edges with CTMH Blush ink.
In the upper corner of the left side I folded back the gray doily and added a chipboard die cut that I inked with the blush ink and added some flowers that were included in the kit.
There was a piece of lace that came in the kit, using the technique described on their blog, I stitched the lace to create a circle and then added to the center of the lace a broach that came in the kit.
I added two pieces of chipboard die cuts underneath the photo. I inked the photo edges with blush ink and popped it up on foam. I added a cluster of flowers to the lower left edge of the photo. I have never really used die cut flowers because I can never seem to get the look right. However, K & Company had some really beautiful die cuts so I played around and created a really nice bouquet.
Under the photo, I cut a piece of pink paper to offset the black-n-white photo and added a white doily that I inked the edges with Blush ink. In the upper right I again created a bouquet of flowers from the flowers in the kit which really balances the layout and it all most looks like the wild flowers extends from the photo onto the page.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Just a reminder that you still have two days yet to enter for a chance to win the blog candy. Don't forget to check back soon as I will be posting a beautiful layout from my kit from Creative Scrapbook. The kit is beautiful and I have just the right photo of an old abandoned house I disccovered along one of my trips through the country roads. When ever I look at this house I wonder what happened to the people who lived there and what happened that they had to leave.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
I am excited because I am having my very first blog candy giveaway! And, because its my first, it is a whopper of a package!.
Below is a list of everything included in the candy:
*Creative Imaginations Narratives
*Tattered Angels Architectural Trims Clear stamps
*Tattered Angels Tattered Traveler Collection Overlays
*Inkado Chain Reactions
*Tattered Angels Compass Alterable book
*Websters Pages Layered Transparencies
*Prima Clear Stamp flourish
*Stampin’ Up! Hodgepodge Happiness, So Happy For You, Punch Bunch, and Sweet Summer stamps sets
*CTMH Inks in Desert Sand, Juniper, and Cocoa
*Stampin’ Up! Markers in black, pretty in pink, soft suede, and rose red
*Stickles Diamond Glitter
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