Monday, August 23, 2010

I Am, I Am Not


A few weeks ago, I was feeling down on myself for the design teams I haven't made and the pages I haven't gotten published. So I reminded myself that I am NOT the number of pages I publish or cool little sidebars on my blog (which I have none of at the moment, as the redesign goes on, but in any case....).

So, in case I forgot this important fact again, I made this page to remind me:

This page mostly uses the Footpath add-on from Studio Calico's August kit, Summer Camp + some fabric I ordered from Hawthorne Threads. Since I'm new to experimenting with fabric, I ended up making a huge bubble, requiring 3D adhesive for the photo, but it all worked out in the end! It's also good to know that the random photos I take of myself when bored can end up being useful because they match add-on colors EXACTLY.

The next one is basically an attempt to use all my mists at once. I love Maya Mists, but I just don't use them often enough, so I went to town one day!

I used a sheet of Girl's Paperie chipboard letters as a mask and misted with Seafoam, Sunflower, and Pink (the pink grapefruit was in an uncooperative mood--unclear why). The title, which pretty much sums up what I wanted to say here, reads: Everything I Know, I Learned from a Book.

I'm about to head off to the Big City (ie, Manhattan) for (1) a doctor's appointment (stinker), and (2) various birthday fun with my guy.

Hope you have a wonderful day! What are your plans?

24 comments:

  1. Great new LOs! Saw your card on the Ella blog yesterday. ;)

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  2. these are simply beautiful... and the kind of layouts that are my favorite. happy birthday :)

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  3. I fall into the same scrapbooking-related funk every now and then. And then I go through the reminder process, of why it is I really do this. I love that you made a layout about it! I think your approach is brilliant and envy your use of photos of you. I need to start showing up on my projects.

    I saw you on Ella yesterday :) and I love how you are using your current kit. I'm having a hard time with this one...

    Is it your birthday?! If so, Happy Birthday!!

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  4. A-mazing. Love them. You know, I always try to remind myself that in 20 years my girls aren't going to care about design teams, and pubs. They're going to care that I documented our lives. It's easy to get caught up in the scrap world, but it's not real. :)

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  5. Great layouts. I especially love what you did with the mist!

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  6. love the layouts. Happy Birthday!
    enjoy your day : )

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  7. Awesome pages as always. And you're totally right! It's not about the published pages or the design teams. It's about telling your story & preserving them for years to come. You ROCK @ what you do, so don't forget that! :0)

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  8. All your layouts are amazing. I really need to try out the misting craze, I guess I'm a little late! Adore the way you reversed out the alpha's!

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  9. Adorable layouts! Have a fantastic birthday!

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  10. I love these layouts! I need to mist like that more often.

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  11. These are great! I especially LOVE that second layout. I SO know what it's like to be down about not making design teams...it's rough sometimes...you just gotta hang in there and keep trying. :)

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  12. Loving the misting here :) And you are SO very right---doesn't matter at all the pages pubbed or dt's made (although it stinks when you don't make them!! Believe me I KNOW!!) I just had 2 dt's end over the past 6 months and I thought.."what am I going to do now?!" Just gotta remember to do what you love..the documenting, the recording, the creating!! And I am thinking a happy birthday is on order to you ;D
    Have a beautiful day!!

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  13. Fantastic layouts....I think those design teams don't know what they're missing. ;)

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  14. Great pages! Love your hardcore play with mists!

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  15. Well, if you ever wanna talk about design teams not made, lol, I bet I have you beat by a LONG LONG list, lol.
    Very nice layouts and I'm loving loving the misted one in particular.

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  16. Fantastic LO's! I love the misted page!!

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  17. i think a lot of us have felt this way and we just need to remind ourselves what we are really doing here, just like you did! these are awesome, i love your style and they don't know what they are missing ;)

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  18. love this page - you are so right so doesn't really matter if you get published or not (although would be quite the thrill!)have a great day xoxo

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  19. your pages are awesome! Love the design on the first one most of all.

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  20. I love the am/not layout... fun!

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