Friday, September 24, 2010

Finally updating...

my blog. And I will tell why it has taken so long. Well I have been putting up with random monster pains in my stomach for so long. I mean waking up in the middle of the night, crying kind of pain. After we got home from our first trip to Cali. I got a check up and found out that I had Gallstones. But my doctor didn't see any inflammation so he didn't think it was serious. Then I had to go back and to Cali for another last minute trip. All went well while there but when I got home, a couple of days I think I had a monster attack and had to go to the ER for it. Finally they said I had to get operation to get my gallbladder removed. So to make a long story short I have been out due to my surgery and now getting back to my normal self. It took a while for me not to get sick when looking at my computer. So peeps, I had a very real reasons for not blogging not just cuz I was lazy!
Now let's move on and let me show you what I have been up to. I was really itching to scrap so of course what do I always say when I need to scrap? Do challenges of course. So thank goodness there are tons of challenges around to motivate me and just kick my butt in to gear. Wanna see?
You pick flowers for me!
This one is my fave. Using all old pp stash to create this LO. Can you believe that this is Sass Hog Heaven. I mean how old is this? I think it looks fresh and clean. One of the first LO I created right after my surgery. It was great just to scrap. Pic is Isabella's first day of Kindergarten last year.
Supplies: Sass Hog Heaven PP, AC yellow thickers, OA mini alpha, scallop scissor, EK Success flower punch, walnut chalk ink and My Little Shoebox.
This is my second fave. Finally got the nerve to use my Wassail from Basic Grey for this xmas picture. This pic is really old. But I love the grainy look to it. So keeping with my new tradition of using only old pics and old stash I created this LO. I still want to add journaling to it cuz to me it looks empty. So I will add that later. I stayed up one night creating the sheer tulle ribbon thingy. Instead of creating it in every project I just decided to create the ribbon all at once. I just made a long strip of it already sewn and I just cut it up as I use what I need.
Supplies: BG Wassail pp, alpha and stickers, zva pearl, ribbon I think making memories and toole from JoAnn's.
Knott's Berry Farm
Finally got to scrap a page that has lots of pics of our vacation from last year at Knotts. More old stash for this from Little Yellow bicycle travel line. Wow I am doing really good right!
Supplies: Little Yello Bicycle travel pp and stickers, AC red and green thickers and Making Memories blue bling.
ATC Cards
Used My Little Shoebox pp and created my mini shape paper. I just used a small circle punch and punched the edges to create that look. Pretty simple! Then surprise surprise I used scraps to create details. Super simple!
My Kinder Girl
More pics from last years first day of Kinder school here. I use tons of technique to create depth and interest. All old scraps to create this LO. Oh and the best part I used my Cricut which was covered in dust for the first time in many many years. How cool is that? I used my new never used cartridge Storybook. FINALLY!
I am still unsure on this one. I am thinking I will need to redo it or add to it. I feel like it looks unfinished or just lacking in something. I want to add more lace or fabric of some sort of doodads...something. These papers are from K&Co Que Sera Sera. Yeah that old! But I love these papers and really wanted to use it. I have been using it here and there when ever I can but on this one it was the main paper. I added my ready made sewn tulle ribbon. I want to put it on everything right now. The pink flower I made myself using the technique from Rhonna Farrer and Heidi's show I think for mother's day. They use fabric and fire from candle to create the look of a flower. I was addicted to making them and I have tons of them. I really need to start using all these lil things that I create and then not touch. I create tons of handmade doodads but then afraid to use it. Silly really!
Well there you go!
I think I have been good using old stash and scrapping at that. I really need to get stuff done but besides catching up on house chores I am organizing and purging as well. I am currently going through old magazines so I can get rid of them or donate. I also have tons of stash at a scrapbook store sale going on this weekend. Trying to get rid of stuff not worth holding on to and making a dent in house mess. I really want to get the house clean and finally let go of stuff. JUST LET IT GO!
Well, what are you up to? I hope I can encourage you to use up all that old stash and quit buying new stuff. You can create beautiful pages with your old stash as much as new stuff. This has been my mantra for a year now and I am really proud of myself. Slowly making a dent and feeling good about it. Now don't go rolling your eyes at me, I know it's always fun to have new stuff. I'm just saying use some old stuff first to create more room for new stuff late. Yeah? Ok, got's to go people hope you like this post. Sorry for the long post and tons of pics. Trying to catch up on one post. hehehehehe later!


Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful layouts!! Ohhh I had those gallbladder issues a few months after my son was born on 98! It was terrible pain so I feel you! Glad you are getting back on your feet and scrapping!

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erin said...

these are all gorgeous layouts, great great job! especially post surgery. i had to have mine removed in 2008. take it easy.

Nita said...

wow so beautiful! you have done A LOT;)

PinkPug,INK. said...

awesome layouts! (& i have the same header on my blog!) :)