We shan't talk about it. Suffice it to say, I know and I am hanging my head in total shame. But all that really matters is that I am here now right? I am even more amazed and enamored by those amazing bloggers who have their proverbial "poo" so together that they can do this each and every day with such grace and talent. My hat is off and I am indeed trying to pull myself up from a very deep curtsy.
So in the words of Jack Nicholson in the very very scary movie "The Shining," Immmmmmm baacccccckkkk. No wait, he says "Here's Johnny!" In fact, I have no idea who in the world says "I'mmmmmmmm baaaaaccccckkkkk!" but you are indeed smelling what the Rock is cooking! Yeah I don't know what the heck I rambling about and perhaps should delete this paragraph, except that it might give someone out there a laugh so why not just leave it!
In my absence, I will say I have been very busy in the crafty realm. Between getting ready for retreats and doing some volunteer work in painting scenery for my daughter's school and it's drama performance of Don Quixote, I have been greatly enjoying both some traditional and some Project Life Like scrapping (yeah, Becks is still on her mine, mine, mine kick). I mean I have craved it, wanting to sneak down into the dungeon every chance I get to play. I have shown and told the story many times of how I am addicted to "of the month: clubs and that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I have switched a few of my kits to the traditional scrap kits as opposed to the pocket page kits. While I haven't made that official change yet with Paper Bakery, I probably will next month. This month I took the kit on a test drive and really liked that I have been able to create 5 traditional layouts with product left over to make even more. I think the amount of trendy product you get and the fact that they all coordinate so beautifully makes them such an awesome dealio! If you want to check out Paper Bakery's kits, head over to http://www.paperbakerykits.com/ and tell Sarah I say HI! She offers amazing customer service (so much so that I have started selling some of her products at the retreats) and her design team shows how to use the kits beautifully. Sarah designs so much that you will see...stamps and stencils, OH MY and I love to support smaller companies that show so much talent and love for our craft.
Before I show you the other layouts, I wanted to tell you that Paper Bakery is having a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:
If you would like to participate in the sketch challenge, here is the link: http://www.paperbakerykits.com/blog-3/
I had a bunch of scraps left over and not a lot of "whole" paper that I could use so I had to improvise. I will say that I rather like my improvisation though I wish I had more, more, more of the lovely paper that was included in the October kit. Here is my take on the sketch:
The rest of the layouts you see below all come from October's Paper Bakery kit. Not to mention I SCRAPLIFTED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Let me say that again so that we are clear...I SCRAPLIFTED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE LAYOUTS FROM THE TALENTED DESIGN TEAM AT PAPER BAKERY. Yeah, I will absolutely admit to not being so creative when it comes to layouts. I can alter alllll day long with no problem and never really need to borrow inspiration. Maybe because there aren't as many rules as there seem to be in scrapbooking. At any rate, I completely and totally went to October's Design Team Gallery and scored a few five finger discounts. Ok, ok, I added my own wee little touches here and there, but the praise goes to Paper Bakery's design team for their fabulous creativity and help with these layouts.
|I have an obsession with shadow selfies....me thinks it might be because you actually look somewhat skinnier in these photos. This is a very simple layout but I am totally digging just scrapping one pic per page for some reason.|