I had originally had some patterned paper but I decided to use the negative with whtie font (which I love). It was nice to have my picture perfect photo and actually put some realy journaling down.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Many moons ago (now it seems) we celebrated my sister and bro-in-law to be's birthday. My camera sucked at the time. I was really excited to buy this Canon point and shoot. The pictures were so awful and kind of repetitive, so I used Pixlr-O-Matic to edit them and make them more interesting. I have been sooo busy that I haven't had much time to upload or post anything. I spent some time colllaging them together. I'm quite excited.
P.S. I don't have access to cool fonts on the computer I'm using, but I realized with my portable GIMP, I can copy the image from a font website and then remove the text and apply as a layer. This has been a huge life saver.
I had seen this picture on Etsy of a tie on a onesie. I knew this was something I had to try. I drew a tie on paper and placed it accordingly. It had been some time since I embroidered anything, I figured this was a good time to whip something up again. Luckily I had this piece of scrap fabric and matching floss. It took about an episode of Korra (Avatar, must see show) to complete using a backstitch. I then placed on onesie, topstitched then zigzag stitched. I was really happy at how quickly the onesie came together.
I had made booties before. I believe they were kimono; being girl shoes, they were easier to me as fastenings on girls shoes are kind of decorative. I approximated the size (hopefully they'll fit) and used an old pattern I traced off the computer a while back. The fabric is like cargo pants fabric ( I know, I don't know what it's called). I wanted a thicker feel for the shoes. I had doubled the fabric and this made it quick thick. Also, the smaller the project and thicker fabric, it's harder to manage. Buuuut, I did get it done. And I was quite excited about it.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I received this cool email from "The Daily Digi" and it had this free download from Paula Kesselring. It originally had this kiss that I covered with this journaling tag from Promise from Shabby Princess (it's like my favorite kit ever, I think I have like of their kits and nothing else).
I don't know when it was that I "woke up" and not to say that
I was really ever insecure. But one day I just realized that as long
I try to be the person I want to be and try to be good, things fall into place.I have my body issues, sure. But when I try to fill myself with other good things,weight and crooked teeth have less room
and impact on ME. Try to be the best you inside and out. That is beauty.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I haven't scrapbooked in years. I started scrapbooking after I went to a store with my high school French teacher. I remember thinking all the Jolee's Boutique things were so cool. She made these handmade cards for Christmas and one had a Charlie Brown type of tree made out of a real twig and real mini Christmas lights! So cool. Forward a year or so and I had wanted to give it a try. With a baby on the way and nothing but time on my hands, I was able to scrapbook.
I like scrapbooking because I love looking back and seeing what things I thought were important enough to create artwork out of. Forward a year, I have pictures, no supplies. Then supplies, no prints. It became too much catch up and I lost my way with it.
I had seen digital scrapbooks and at the time was all paper. I didn't like it. About a year or so ago, I had seen this thing on a different scrapbooker's blog that said "There is no right or wrong way to preserve your memories"
That stuck so much with me. True, I didn't care for digital and didn't know what to do or where to begin, but I saw that years now had gone by that were unscrapped just because I never seemed to have the time, money, space, or pictures all at once.
I use Photoshop CS3 or GIMP to digiscrap. I'm not that good, and I have the same digi stash from the day I decided to start. I plan to do more.
Anyways, so off topic. I love scrapbooking. I have found that the pages I love to see and to make are the ones that don't necessarily document an event. The ones I like are the "deep" ones. Where you say something from the heart.
Buuuuuuut, I always draw a blank. I'm intimidated by the "important" or "right" words to say. I made these layouts a year ago. To date, of the minimal scrapbooking I do, only few have the completed journaling.
Looking for something cool to do, we headed to Tom's Farms in Corona, CA. It was my first time :)
|Armed with my cuties, we headed to the home store.|
|Bella really wanted to check out what this wizard said.|
|Aren't the men in my life so handsome?|
|My amazing mother-in-law was in town visiting.|
|He was a little under the weather, excuse the snot nose.|
|Vanilla Egg Cream soda. Was pretty good,but creepily creamy.|
|Our 8 year dating anniversary.|
|Pretty cool 50 cents spent.|
|I forgot what we named our friend.|