Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Scrapping Stuff

I didn't make it to Round 2 of the NKOTB. I looked at most of the 15 who did, at my speed 'most' is the best I can hope for. The one thing they all had in common, that mine lacked, was journaling. I've been thinking i need to do more journaling on my LOs but I'm not good at it. I'm good at journaling in general, but not in relation to scrapbooking. I either have way too much to say, or not enough to say. I can't seem to find a good balance. I'm working on it with my 2001 Ren LO, though with it I have a problem of not knowing how to say it.

I bought a memory stick yesterday for all my SB stuff. I figured a gig would be fine. Nope! I have 1.05g of just kits. I have half a gig of LOs in various sizes & formats (each LO gets saved as PSP, .jpg & a 600x740 .jpg for uploading). Plus nearly a half a gig in embellishments etc. I need an external HD. too wierd

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Ancestors

I did this with Lauren Bavin's Fold Out kit & extras

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Treasure v1.3

This is the final version of my LO for the NKOTB contest

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Just for this Day

This is one of my favorite works. It always makes me cry when I read it. Ihave seen a shorter version of it attributed to Sally Meyer as a work about autism but I am not sure where this longer version came from.
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crochet woes

I have unravalled the scarf 3 times so far. First I realized about 8 rows into it that I added a stitch on the second row, so I unravalled to that, fixed it & got about 8 more rows in when I realized that I had also added a stitch on the begining row & that is where the funky bow in the bottom came from - not changing tension like I thought. So I unravel all 10 rows, readjust & crochet about 20 rows. Last night I looked at it & realized it was too wide for what I wanted. So i unravelled the WHOLE THING.

I started over with the base chain & the first row (sc) done in just the purple yarn & then added the fur to the second row (dc) and will do both together in dc until the end, when I will finish with one row of just purple in sc.

I like the grey fur wiht the purple now that I have gotten used to it.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Brother LO

These are 2 layouts I did with Lauren Bevin's Brothers & Sons kit.  It was part of an extras chat, where if you posted a loyout using the kit, you got some free extras.  Itw as great incentive to try using kits rather than making everything myself

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

bought yarn

WM was having a sale on Fun Fur. So I bought a few skeins & a skein of Plush red heart. I am going to make a scarf. Simple. Just 25 dc across until it reaches 72 inches. The plush is purple & the fur is black/grey. it seems to really overwhelm the purple. I may have to switch to purple fur....

I need to crochet more in teh evenings. Or do XS. I have been on teh computer scrapbooking mostly & it is not helping me sleep at night. Crochet & XS as a form of mindful meditation for me & that relaxes me. Scrapbooking energizes me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pagan Prayer LOs

These are 3 layouts I did with a pagan theme. They are my favorite prayers/invocations.
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Monday, August 15, 2005

A Day at the River LO

We spent Saturday at the river.

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Friday, August 12, 2005

Derek's kilt made

That went faster but I'm still not too sure I've got the elastic right.

I ironed the pleats down in place. the thick hem keeps them from looking too pleaty & I hope the ironing will help.

I'll put them in onsies under them. I made them some belts out of leather strapping.

Drake's kilt made

Pleating it to the right size was a bit of work & then I had to readjust the tension in the elastic but it turned out good. A bit long but oh well.

I need to come up with a kilt pin to hold the fabric in place over his shoulder

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

bought fabric

Bought plaid fabric for the boys kilts. Nice tan/burgandy pattern & only $2 a yard. I'm going to put a good 3-4 inch hem all around the fabric before I make the kilts so there is room to grow. I got 2 yards each. Both boys have 20 inch waists but Drake is 5 inches taller.

I hope I can get the front elastic waistband idea to work

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Baby Boys LO

My sons' first pictures
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Monday, August 08, 2005

Men in Kilts

My guys at the Ren Faire

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Drake LO

My eldest son.

Alphabet marbles adapted from "green marble alphabet" at

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Derek LO

My first layout created by me.

The sun stamps are from 'sundoodles' brush set

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Fall Fun Lo

My first scrapbook layout. I used the 'oak memories' plopper from

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

digital scrapbooking

My friend Steph turned me on to The have tutorials for PSP. I've been wanting to DS for awhile but didn't know where to start & wasn't sure I had the right software. She has recently down a bunch of great pages & told me she was taking lessons at this site. I have to wait until October for a class in PSP but I can do the tutorials until then & see what I come up with