Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Laundry 0, Creativity 1


Well, I finally got to play last night. I decided that the laundry could wait another day or two. Here is the what I did last night. It is not my favourite layout that I have done, but I like it. I continue to work out of my comfort zone, and I am loving it!

The thing that I am struggling with now is scrapbooking my regular photos. I have all of these great pictures of us (engagement pictures, wedding pictures, Heather’s pictures) and I only want to create with them. I started working on my Disney album at CSCFK and have had little motivation to finish it. It could just be that I am sick of looking at the extra 15lbs I am carrying around in those pictures, but I think it is because my “style” is very different with those pictures. I have a very eclectic style and right now I am not in a Disney style kind of mood. So my new goal is to finish that book!! Before I can do a page using any of my “professional” pictures I have to do two Disney layouts. Once I start doing it again I know I will get back into it, I just have to start.

A girlfriend of mine is coming over on Thursday night to make Christmas cards, so hopefully I will have lots of those to share soon!

I doubt I will have time to play in my scrapbook room tonight. I will be busy handing out goodies to all the little ghouls and goblins that come to my door. I hope everyone has a very Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dust Bunnies 1, Creativity 0

I had such big plans this weekend to play in my scrapbook room. Unfortunately, I heard the call of the dust bunnies and spent most of the weekend cleaning the house. It’s funny how dust becomes so visible when company is coming over. I have so many ideas floating around in my head right now, I just want to lock myself in my scrapbook room and create!! I better find some time to play soon, I have to lift the fabulous Heather who is this week’s “famer” at Unpubbed!!

And since a blog post with no pictures is super boring her
e is a silly one of me from last weekend’s shoot with Heather.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Mojo

Buzzcut asked what mojo was? I was pretty sure that this was a real word, though I do use a lot of made up words in everyday conversation. So, I decided to look up the real definition, and it is:

n. pl. mo·jos or
A magic charm or spell.
2. An amulet, often a small flannel bag containing one or more magic items, worn by adherents of hoodoo or voodoo.
3. Personal magnetism; charm.

Sadly I didn’t find an amulet at the crop, but I did find my desire and ambition to create. I guess I was hit by a magical spell, because for the first time in a long time I feel creative! Speaking of creativity, I finished another page last night! There was a challenge on SIS to create a layout with a title with 5 or more words. For some reason this title came to me right away (I am thinking it was the mojo!).

All of the pictures on the page were taken by the amazing Heather!! I love these pictures of my hot hubby, though hot hubby does look smokin’ in almost every picture he is in. I am also, in love with this picture too (okay really I am in love with them all, and I am sure after awhile you will all get sick of seeing them). It looks like I am saying “Back of, this hottie is mine!!”.

I hope to play in the scrapbook room a fair bit this weekend, but I think housework might get in the way.
Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Because All the Cool Kids are Doing it!

Okay, I know I am little slow jumping on the blogging bandwagon, but after almost a year of debating I decided to just go for it. To tell you the truth I registered for this blog months ago. Why now you ask??? I am not too sure. I have loved reading other peoples’ blogs for so long now I think it is time for me join in all the fun. That and I love to talk about myself ;)

So, while attending Canada’s Scrapbooking Crop for Kids in Edmonton I found my scrapbooking mojo. I am not to sure where it has been hiding all this time, but I am so glad it is back. My desk at work is full of post-its with ideas for new pages and projects. I am so pumped, I love feeling creative. Now if I only had more time to play in my scrapbook room.

Recently I have started looking at challenge blogs and found a few last week that I really liked. I did two pages for a couple of these challenges on Sunday (which is a big deal for someone who has been averaging one page every month or two) and I finally feel like my style is evolving. I worked outside of my comfort zone and I love it. I came across a new site, Scrap In Style, and posted the layouts on there. I was mega surprised (okay I almost jumped up and down and did a little dance beside my desk at work) to find that one of my layouts had been chosen for their weekly catwalk!! I have never been chosen for anything like that before, and let me tell you, it feels great.

Here are the two layouts that I am talking about. The first is the one that was chosen for SIS’ Catwalk that I did it for the OLW Challenge. The second one I did for the Unpubbed Challenge.

I just hope that my mojo sticks around for awhile, I love feeling creative!! Hopefully I have new layouts to share very, very soon!

Oh Heather, I did notice that you tagged me, but I am working on something for that ;) I hope to have it done on the weekend.