Thursday, July 3, 2008

What I Am Doing On My Day Off

I ended up getting today off, long story, and I decided I will give myself one more scrappy day before I have to start packing. I have had this challenge in my starred posts on Google Reader since Memorial Day. Needless to say, I finally got around to doing it. I thought, "hey, I can do this, I have tons of patriotic stuff....well I ended up not having as much as I thought. This challenge was titled All American Challenge and is over at Life Is A Scrapbook. I picked up this printed paper a couple years ago at JoAnnes, it is made by Colorbok. I used Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts ric rac ribbon, red/blue ribbon is Target Dollar Spot, star brads are unknown, the paper clips you might notice as stuff I got from an AMR RAK, glitter letters and asterisks are American Craft Thickers, once again I used a Sakura Stardust Pen to trace my journaling, and don't forget the stickles I used on one of the flags on the printed paper. I love how it turned out!

This is a close up of the flag I stickled. I used Xmas Red, Dark Blue and Stardust. It is still wet, even after an hour!
This is a teaser of my summer themed ATC over at AMR. I know it doesn't look like much, but I have great plans for it!


I am going to spend the rest of the day playing, so tomorrow I can start organizing my parents' garage so we can store our stuff. After that, I am going with Laura and the kids to Tigard HS to watch the fireworks. Usually we go to Fort Vancouver to watch their huge display, but we don't feel like sitting in the sun from 8 in the morning till it gets dark. I have great expectations of Tigard's show! I will have pics to share I am sure! Starting the day after that, we will begin packing for our move in 2 weeks. I have decided I can't get rid of any of my scrap stuff, but I am going to pack down the stuff I don't use anymore...ugly paper, foam shapes, letter/shape templates, old mags, full scrapbooks, etc. I will have VERY limited space in my room, with the bed, dresser, TV, etc. I am sure it will work out.


Remember I mentioned the 6x6 page swap I am doing on AMR? It isn't turning out so well as far as turnout and I am very disappointed. I was wondering if my blog buddies would want to do it with me?? We could either exchange our pages, you and me, or do it as a group? Here is my page and Laura's page from CKC Seattle last year for examples. Leave me a comment if you are interested, heck, leave me a comment anyway, I love them! lol


One of my favorite online scrap supply stores is embellish IT! She has all my favorite paper lines and she coordinates all her paper with Bazzill cardstock. The reason I am mentioning it, is she just picked up another paper line, Black Market Paper Society! They are sort of debuting at CHA in a couple weeks and I really love it! They currently have 4 lines available...Lucky'n Love, Ebony & Alabaster, Let It Bloom, and When The Weather Is Fine. I can't find that they have a website or blog, but you can at least buy it at embellish IT!! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Note to Christina, you will LOVE the Lucky'n Love line!!


tigardlilly said...

Wow, I love how that stickled flag turned out! Great layout.

Scrappy Girl said...

That stickled flag is cool. Love how it stands out on the page. Kinda makes it look 3D.

Good luck moving. I hate moving. I also hate having my scrap stuff all packed up. I am waiting on my FIL to build a counter with 2 shelves under it. If he doesn't get to it I think I am going to FIRE him. LOL!

Have a Happy 4th. It is raining here so the fireworks will probably be postponed or canceled.