You gotta love it. I enjoyed scrapping these snapshots at this weekend's crop. My husband is not a prolific cook, but when he does venture into the kitchen, he always makes something amazingly delicious! Every time I see these photos I think of how scrumptious the whole house smells when he makes this meal, so I entitled it:
"If Only Photos Were Scratch n' Sniff"
Supplies: Studio Calico January Kit Stamps-SC Ink, green buttons-Jenni Bowlin ribbon, polka dot paper-American Crafts
Question for the day: Do you live with someone who cooks for you?
As I have mentioned before in this post, the calendar papers from ki memories are among my list of my newest favorite things. Now, I wish I could be like Oprah and say, "you get a set!" and "you get a set!" and "you, you, and you get a set!" to all of my lovely blog readers, but alas...
This weekend when I was at my monthly crop, I noticed that Archiver's had restocked the ki memories calendar papers. I snagged one of each of the designs they had to share with one lucky blog reader.
ETA: I took a picture of all the ones I have to giveaway below.
So if you like the look of this:
then do this:
Leave a comment and a link to your favorite scrapbooking page that uses the calendar papers in some way. What makes that page a favorite?
I am ready to start scrapbooking about the odyssey I have been on over the past year. As part of my journey to a healthier lifestyle, I got to a point where I could no longer ignore an old knee injury. So, in February of 2010 I began seeking a diagnosis for the pain I was experiencing in that joint. I ended up needing surgery, and thus physical therapy.
I think it will be therapeutic to scrapbook about this experience.
My first page, "through these doors" is about enduring six months of physical therapy.
Journaling reads: During 2010, I spent six months going to physical therapy 2-3 days/week. It was a slow, tedious, and painful process. The therapists helped take me from being almost completely immobile just days after surgery to walking confidently into 2011. No matter how discouraged or frustrated I became, through these doors I found courage, strength, and hope.
I used Studio Calico's January kit, Who's Who, for this layout. I also added the following: flowers + "journey" charm-Girls' Paperie, yellow alpha-Cosmo Cricket, blue and green alpha-October Afternoon, yellow and red alpha + arrow-Basic Grey, Light Blue alpha + bright yellow alpha +black alpha-American Crafts, ledger alpha-sassafras, rosette ribbon-Webster's Pages
It feels so good to be scrapping again! There was no creativity last week as I was terribly sick. I have almost completed another layout from Metropolitan, too!
I am doing a little experiment on these alpha shelves/drawers:
to see if I can make them work a little better in the room. Lately, I have been neutralizing the decor in here-moving away from the pink/green color scheme to a more natural/white/green color scheme.
As with all experiments, when you're in the middle of it, things can look a little bit uncertain. HA.
Also, I have been slowly adding to and rearranging the blog. Most recently, I added a link/widget/badge thingie to the right for my Flickr ( over there ----> ) and figured out how to make my picture larger.
Any other requests or ideas for changing things up? This whole blogging thing has been a learning curve for sure!
When I hung the new shelves, I also added some embellishment storage underneath them.
They're the same Bygel rails I used for the layout wall (seen in this post). They're inexpensive, easy to hang, and sturdy. What's not to love?
Here's a closer look:
Embellishments are grouped by type and hung on large embroidery floss rings found at the craft store.
(flowers and centers)
On my last trip to the Container Store, I spotted these small plastic bags (99 cents/10 bags). They're perfect for containing items that have difficult original packaging that's not condusive to this type of storage.
This is not the neatest way to store your embellishments, as it's a bit visually cluttered. However, I have to be able to see what I have in order to use it. So far, it's been working out great! I have been using some items that were tucked away for quite some time.
How do you store your embellishments? Have you found one way that works for you, or do you have a variety of solutions?