Thursday, August 25, 2011

Struck Gold....or....Look at all the Loot!!

Good Morning World........

I wanted to show off all the wonderful scraps that came in an envelope swap that I joined over at LaWendula...  a few weeks ago. The most WONDERFUL paper and ephemera was sent to me and just made me giddy....yes people, giddy....I just LOVE paper.
                                         Just LOOK at all the loot!! whooo-hooo!

Monopoly money, tickets, B&W photos, a lotto, wallpaper, a red Chinese money envelope, stamps from all over the world, scraps of paper, tags, an 1915 receipt...from Jayne in Oklahoma. Thanks SOOOO VERY much Jayne.........

Hope your heart went pitter-patter like mine did!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Own "Remains of the Day" Journal

Good Morning World!

In my previous post I showed a "Remains of the Day" journal that I made for my friend Doris. Does everyone know who coined the name, "Remains of the Day?" Besides being one of the most boring movies I ever watched.....this is a Journal class taught by MaryAnn Moss that is incorporates sewing, using recycled paper, and really anything you want to use, making it a fasinating hodgepodge journal.....which is why I fell for it and paid for a class. Even though my craft money it tight, taking classes expands my creativity and I find that I start combinging ideas that eventually gives me my own style.

So here is my own "Remains of the Day" journal...hope you like it!

I used Mary Engelbreight fabric, old uphostry fabric, and a crochet flower (pattern from Attic 24)....using my favorite and yellow..

and here are just a few of the pages. After I figure out how to add Flicker to my blog the rest of the pages will be there.

This pic is showing that there are two signatures....(Learned about that in the class)

old envelopes

paper sewed together to create the page size

isn't paper grand!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remains of the Day Journal for Doris

Hello World!...

It's time to show you what I have been working on for the last two weekends. A journal for my friend Doris..........who loves green and pink and everything feminine....

The journal cover has a lace doily sewn on it.........a heart made from vintage fabric, and the other heart is from the fabric of her bed set. Vintage button and fabric for the closure.


I am pleased with the way the journal turned out, but more than that.....Doris REALLY liked it...and that made me REALLY happy!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Now What?

Now that the Summer of Color Challenge is over, I see the need to belong to groups.....keeps the momentum rolling. So with that.... I am joining some of my friends in a Calendar of the Year ATC swap. Every other week we will make an ATC for the designated month and by the end of the year we will have 12 ATC's times 6......WOW.....72 ATC's. That should be fun and then we can display the cards of the month all thru 2012.

Here is my first ATC for January.....I decided to have a theme of Gemstone and Flower of the month and go digital again. (got to keep at it and moving forward)

(think I will start some fall's ALMOST here!!!!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Show and Tell for the AWESOME Summer of Color Challenge

Thanks, thanks, Kristen for running this challenge. It was so motivating to work in the different colors and then put the layouts on the web each week ......waiting to see if people liked it....and as this was the first challenge I had done...showing people besides my family my work...I was VERY happy to see that people liked my layouts...meaning to me...keep it up...don't give up...I'm finally getting somewhere with Digital Scrapping!

                                                                     Week #1...BLUE

Week #2...GREEN

                                                              Week #3...Yellow

                                                                    Week #3...Pink

                                                               Week #4....Brown

                                                                     Week #5....Red

                                                                   Week #6....Purple

Week #8....Orange

And to everyone who participated....I enjoyed looking at your pics..... found some new blogs to follow....and was truely inspired by all. It's amazing what talent there is in this world!!!! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Last Color of the "Summer of Color" Challenge

The "Summer of Color" Challenge has been so much fun. I think it has actually helped me to make the summer go by faster....cause I'm EAGERLY waiting for fall...(I'm so not a summer/heat person).The color challenges HAVE been challenging as some colors have been more difficult to work with...and I can proudly say....that I have done a layout each week....and not given up...which is my usual style...but one that I need to ditch...forever!!

It's orange for this week...........and my layout features the sheep barn (there was also another barn for the horses and cows) on my mom's family sheep ranch. Her father loved the ranch and his sheep...and was successful...until...the fire...that burned the barn to the ground...and many sheep were lost. Mom remembers her father being devastated by this. He wasn't able to ever recoup his losses from this and it wasn't long until the depression started and he ran out of money....eventually he sold the ranch and moved into town.

The hill behind the barn is named Middle Butte and on the other side of it is Canada. Mom and her siblings could only climb the butte by going to the back side of it. She is still proud of the ranch and what her family had.... but it is tainted by the sad memories of her early years.