Thursday, January 12, 2012

Head Over Heels

The January kit from My Scrapbook Nook was filled with Lily bee - Head Over Heels goodies.  I had a lot of fun working with this kit.  There were Maya Road chipboard elements that will have to find another home, but everything else was divine.

This first layout is a direct Stacey Michaud lift.  She's one of the DT members over at the Nook and has a wonderfully linear style.  I loved this layout when she posted it in the gallery, and jump started my own creative mojo by lifting it, and adding a little bit of Sherri to it here and there.  (Please note that I received her permission to post this layout online in advance, she's a sweetie like that)

Théa and my father in law on Christmas day
I had these photos sitting around for several months already.  Guess they were just waiting for this paper to come along.  They're a perfect match.
The girls with their buddy Lily on the last day of Summer Camp
Last is a more recent photo of the girls (taken in the back of the vehicle on the way to Grandma & Grandpas for Christmas dinner).  Love that the colours in their jackets match the papers so well too. 
I know doilies are no longer scrappy fashion, but I'm still loving them.  This one is actually from a party supply store package.
I have a few more layouts ready for viewing, but some need to wait for their respective posts over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and some just need to be photographed.
Speaking of Scrapping Everyday Miracles have you had a chance to consider creating something for Challenge #12.  There's still time, and  Monika has a generous RAK up for grabs for one lucky winner.  I'm sure enjoying getting to know the ladies over there.  Nicole and Wendy have very tender hearts, and have been so wonderful about welcoming me and helping my to find my footing.  I'm excited about what the next several months will have in store for us.  I'm especially excited about the new 'faces' we've been seeing around the blog.  It's wonderful to be meeting people from all over the world and to share our faith, and scrappy journeys together.  I feel very blessed to be where I am.

My Moments In Between album, or Project Life as it's more commonly known is causing me grief.  I feel sad about it.  It is just not coming together the way I'd like.  I know it's new so it will take some time.  It's not even the capturing the little things that's the problem.  I've taken some notes, jotted stuff down on scraps and cards, taken the photos.  That's all good.  It's the lack of supplies, and the difficulty printing that I'm having.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to print properly on our printer, it's making me crazy.  I'll specify a print at 3 inches wide by 4 inches high, and it will come out as 4x4.  Because I'm trying to split my 4x6 pocket into two that's causing a problem.  Plus I don't have the right page protectors.  Remember I said I started this late, well now I'm paying for it.  I've got last weeks photos in the page protectors with a bunch of blank space (where the photo is to small for the slot) that needs to be filled.  I had to walk away from it tonight.  Hoping that tomorrow I'll have some new perspective.  I really, really want to run out and buy a new printer, one that's easy enough for a monkey to use, and that can stay in my scrap space so I'm not having to run up and down the stairs all evening (lazy, I know).  Sorry for the rant.  But if this is going to be a place of honesty you had to know that despite my heartfelt, sincere, and hopeful post from Monday, it's a different day today.  Hopefully tomorrow and into the weekend will be better.  I'm hoping I can just get over it, get it done and move on.  I know that in the big picture, fifty some weeks from now these first few pages won't matter.  My Title page was in Top 3 over at 2 peas for a few hours today, and Amy Tangerine, yes you heard me, the lovely inspiration and designer of her own line with American Crafts, even commented on it, saying she loved it - yay me.

Sorry for the rambling.  To make up for it how about I share some cards I made a while back.  I was thinking they'd make good teacher gifts.  I can't decide if they need a sentiment or not.  What do you think?
There are 4 cards semi-staked on top of each other
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Alex said...

Girl, you really rocked the January kit!!! Love the layouts you made! And I agree - those photos are the perfect match! I love the stripes on the 3rd layout! Cool to use so many different patterns on the same layout! ♥

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with Project Life :-( It will get better! Just give it time it needs!

Hugs to you my dear friend!

xoxo... t said...

Aww Sherri - I love that you're so honest with your thoughts and feelings on your blog. Sorry you're struggling with your album. And ahem, there's nothing azy about wanting a printer for your scrap room. It's just more efficient! Good luck and I absolutely love your layouts. As usual!

glorygirl said...

Love the "loving lily" layout! Awesome! And I feel your frustration over PL. Can't get into that one myself. Have seen some I love but it stresses me out. Looking forward to seeing your pages once you get into the groove. I bet they'll be wonderful!

Lisa H said...

I love these layouts Sherri! and I really really love your cards (may I scraplift them? I need to make some card sets for gifts. =) ) I'm sorry you are frustrated with your album project. It's a noble goal though! At least you have taken the notes and photos and the days haven't just slipped by. The mechanics of it will come together. Hang in with it!

Zarah said...

WOW!! All of these projects are FAB! Love the cards, especially (I don't think they need sentiments) and I am in AWE of how productive you arte, while still making such FAB things!!

So sorry your project is being all messy!! Just tell it to behave or you'll abandon it! ;)
Hope it gets better. :)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wonderful projects Sherri! WOw have you been busy! You sure are rockin' the Lily Bee!