Friday, April 30, 2010

A Week In My Life

I have heard of the WITL project for the past couple of years. I even put one together (sort of) a couple of years ago. I learned about it from Ali Edwards, a scrapbook/blogger who I love. For those of you who don't scrap it's nice because really it's about the photos and stuff you collect during the week. The purpose is to capture and remember a week in the life of you and you family. It could just be a photo album fill with pictures, receipts, bits, apieces. It could be a journal you keep during the week about what your family does each day. The possibilites are limitless.

I decided that I would take a few pictures each day, print out three or four, add a few pieces, thoughts, and fill up a mini book. I also challenged myself to use some old products I had in my stash. I almost met the challenge ;).I loved playing around with the products, some paints and some new stamps I bought at CKC (technically while they are new, I did not purchase them specifically for the project. That counts, right?)

Is my life really that interesting? I am not sure. Will anyone even care to look at this? Maybe my niece and nephews? Who knows. For the most part I used it as a chance to play with my camera, practicing taking pictures, and playing with my art supplies. Good enought for me. THanks for looking, I will put a link to products I used at the bottom. (The journalling cards were a download from Becky Higgins that I printed out last year and never used. So happy with how they look, glad I kept them. Unfortunately, the file is no longer availible, and I deleted so I can't share. Sorry. But there are so many companies who make stuff like that, I am sue you can find cute ones!)

A regular Monday. Just a few pics of my day. Yes, I love a good shower, and lots of fru fru with it ;). I punched all the butterflies out of xtra journalling cards I wasn't going to use.

A boring Tuesday, so I decided to document websites I check everyday and tv shows I love to watch right now. The day rub ons are a set from Rusty Pickle.

Wednesday things finally perked up at Casa del Bazeley. A trip to Target, a haircut, and out for drinks. I add the receipts to a coaster I, ahem, borrowed from the bar. Just punched holes in it and added it right to the book.

Thursday was a long work day. Caffeine was in order, so the sleeve from my iced coffee went right into the book. I love the texture that these pieces add to the project. I also made sure to document the 'tools' of my job: The internet, cell phone, my Ipod and the view fom my dash. I do a LOT of driving in my job,so this definitely represents my life right now.

Friday was a gossip lunch with my friend Lisa, who can make me laugh like noone else, and a trip to see a new plays festival. Backed the postcard from the show with one of the xtra journal cards, and used that to matte the photo of my favorite Thai lunch.

Saturday was very rainy, so I stayed in. Took a few snaps around the house. Did make a run to pick up a couple of things, I stuck those reciepts in this cute Maya Road envelope.

Sunday. The best day. Same as the other ones, including a pic of me reading the Sunday paper-a must.

At the last minute I decided to add a "Tweets of the Week" page. Twitter is a big part of my day, so I thought it would be cute to put a few of my 143 charcters in there. Gems like "Anyone have a Red Bull, cause I need one. STAT" lol

A list of products:
album: Maya Road chipboard-measured 4x9
stamps: this one from Technique Tuesday and this one from Studio Calico
two butterfly punches from Martha Stewart
kraft envelope from Maya Road
Paint: Making Memories and Marshmallow Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels
Black Letters from Amercian Crafts
Day rub ons from Rusty Pickle

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you decide to put together a project like this for yourself!!

QOTD: Do you have a Derby Hat? I am not much of a hat person, but I do have a lovely flower clip for my hair!

Got In Some Scrappy Time

Howdy! Just sharing a couple of layouts I finished this week. I am saving my money to bet on the Derby, so all week I pretty much stayed in and work on a few projects I wanted to finish. One big project was A Week In The Life, which is lenghty so I am going to put that in another post. Thanks for stopping by?

First LO of my annual ski trip with the OWL kids. Used a kit purchased from Studio Calico. I challenged myself to just use kit contents. Usually I dig thru everything and make a mess, but it was nice to just work with a set of supplies already coordinated for me. I did add a couple of pieces related to the kit: The card on the right with the letters is a promo ad piece set with the kit. The black photo frames are from K&CO, featured in a recent kit. They are glossy, self adhesive, andI love them. Already bought another pack from Michael's. The journalling was printed on the packaging from the aforementioned K&Co frames. The letter stickers are from Basic Grey (seriously, I have waaaay too many letter stickers. Trying to use them as much as I can). Love the way these colors go together!

BTW> I love tubing. Maybe more than skiing. I want to do it everyday! Everything here from the same SC kit. I totally dig they way those circles turned out. Especially love these pictures. Some of my very favoite people in the world.

Finished this one over a week ago. Used a die cut from the Silhouette store. Papers from Cosmo Cricket and a bunch of bits and pieces from my stash. Love this picture.....he is so rotten, but looks really sweet here ;).

Quick post tonight. QOTD: Who's your Derby pick? Looking for a good bet!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

Here in Louisville was BEAUTIFUL (as promised), and I made the most of it.

Easter Sunday I spent with my friend Lisa who was nice enough to invite me to celebrate with her family (who I love). She brought me to her church St. Mark's, which is an Episcopal. I have never been to an Easter service at another denomination, and it was a real treat. True, Episcopal is very similar to Catholic, so it was not too different, but really nice. We even got to see a baby get baptized! This picture is of her son, Sam and his Uncle Kurt. They are very close and I love that I could get this nice for them. Don't they look handsome all dressed up?

I did spend a little time with my family in Cincy, on Friday. My sister's family came in form Springfield and we all hung out for the afternoon. My dad is recovering from some big time back surgery, so it was pretty low key, but that's nice every once in a while. I didn't get a ton of pictures, but I did manage a few very important ones:

This one is my favorite. My sis is so good about taking pictures of all of us and she takes awesome pictures of her kids. However, she would not let me turn the camera on her and get a few with her in them. hehe. I snuck this one and I love it. Not only does it show her love for photography, it shows the great relationship with her kids. They love her so much and she is so great with them. They have the kind of fun, loving relationship I can't wait to have with my kids.

She has a great eye. Look at these she snapped of me with my nieces and nephews:

This is what I am doing today.

I have been waiting and waiting to buy a few stamp sets from Papertry Ink. Love them.Also, call me a sucker for marketing, I have bought a few new Copic Markers. They are alot like the art markers I used for sketching in college. They are easy to blend, have great colors, and a nice clear consistency. They are also....$4 a pop. Therefore, I have limited myself to replacing colors I don't have and buying them on sale when I can. But I love them. I have been playing with my new stuff and putting together some cards. If I like them, I may show them to you ;).

Lastly, I am trying to forget I ever heard about Gigi's Cupcakes. It's a cupcake cafe situated right by my local Michael's (again, good marketing). And they are to Die for. And, if I buy them planning to share them with friends I will not. I will eat them. And not feel too bad about

So, that's all. What are you up to?