Thursday, April 9, 2009

A burst of creativity!

Well all 34 pages of the scrapbook is finally finished. No, I didn't have it all done by the 6th, but they were all done by the 8th (at 6:00am on the 8th!!) I basically did almost all of it in 3 days. That's crazy I know and I don't recommend that anyone do that. I should have spaced it out a bit...but it was fun all the same and thank goodness I had three days off in a row so that I could do that. I'm not going to post all of the pictures at once. I'll kind of spread it out, maybe base it on what I want to talk about or show you (show off LOL.) I'm also going to pick a photo sharing site and put them all there and post the link here so you can actually see all of them at once. You just won't get all the crafty tid-bits there that you will here.
The reason I put "a burst of creativity" as my title of this specific blog entry is because of how making all those scrapbook pages made me feel. Yes, I got tired, but I felt so energized at the same time. I look back at the pictures of the pages and I love the way I feel looking at them. Some of the are just PRETTY!! It makes me feel good that I made something pretty. Okay, that may sound funny, but it works for me!!

This is the left hand side of a two page layout...okay, yes they are all two page layouts LOL!! Anyway, these are pictures of the girls in Santa Fe NM. I loved the paper's bright and cheerful feel and guess's Dollar Tree (Miss Elizabeth) paper!! The title was done with just orange paper sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Terra Cotta. I cut the letters out with my Cricut (numbers for 2004 as well) in the Storybook font. The hat was cut out with my Cricut as well, I think it's the cowboy hat from the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge.

This is the right hand page. The plain black square is for my friend to put her journaling in. I can't give you a "great" reason for the buttons, except that I wanted some color and something to put a little division on the page. Some fun and funky I guess!!

These close ups of the title are just to show you how beautiful the Glimmer Mist is. It's not a cheap way to embellish paper for sure, but it is beautiful. It really gave the title some pop.
I tried to use things like this through out this album. I decorated and embellished with Glimmer Mist, chalk, and little things here and there. I wanted it to be special. I know that I was getting paid to do this album, but it was about four women who travelled together every year and basically their "journey" over all these years. It meant a lot to me to be entrusted to make this scrapbook. I hope the girl who is getting it enjoys reliving all the memories that pictures bring back and that Becky's journalling reminds her of!!
That's all for this entry...just think...only 32 pages to go!! Oh some entries will be mostly pictures. Some will be more wordy. Some days will have multiple postings. Please feel free to comment and give constructive criticism. I'm always looking for ways to improve!!
God bless and go be creative!!

1 comment:

Dalon said...

this is wonderful!!!! I can so relate to how hours and hours of scrapping makes you feel real good even when you're real tired ;-) congrats to you!! looking forward to seeing the rest!