Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A layout a Day!

So I have decided I just didn't have the time to commit to a design team right now with the holidays and still finishing up this remodel project just was a bit much for me. I am still wanting to go ahead with my original idea I had about month or so ago. Creating a layout a day from sketches. I have so many ideas floating around in my head I get overwhelmed or take on way too much! Does that sound like you? Well if it does maybe you should come on my journey of a layout a day using sketches too...hoping this will take the stress out a little. Maybe in fact I am creating more but will see and will take a day at a time a sketch at a time :) I have asked to use the beautiful sketches over at ScrapbookChallenges and they have been gracious to accept my request. Their new site is launching very soon and I just can't wait to see what they have come up with. I have been with them since they were at myspace years ago. Love watching them grow even if I just have normally been a lurker LOL. I hoping I will be more then just a lurker and be contributing my layouts to their gallery in 2012! I am very excited about this and have started to think of ways to prepare now so I am ready to go....Leave a comment on what you think or have and ideas on how to prepare I would love to hear them! Amy

Monday, November 14, 2011

What a Pumpkin

So I am currently working on a new mini album for the design team at Creativity Heals and was hoping to have it done to post tomorrow. However, instead of rushing through it I decided to show a older one I did. I still remember this all to well and the hours it took to complete. Seems crazy that it was years ago! I still love how it turned out and sure hope the lady who bought it from me is also enjoying it for years to come.I did start with a premade chipboard pumpkin album along with a little mini pumpkin chipboard added to just the front. This album included lots of different papers, ribbons tags, prima flowers leaves and more. Looking at it now makes me want to create another to keep for myself ! I hope this can inspire you to get your creative juices a flowin...Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

All About Me

"All About Me" was our first theme in the altered arts design team at Creative Cafe. I at first was trying to alter a picture frame and it just was not going the way I had hoped.I went into the jungle (aka my scrapbook room) to find something to help and low and behold I saw my composition book I bought to add sketches, notes, ideas or little sayings my kids say that I want to remember. It needed a face lift I decided to make it POP make it all about ME. Thus was the start of my journey into creating my altered composition book.
I don't know about you but I tend to put myself last on my list and have been quite stressed out lately feeling well overwhelmed trying to figure out just what do I need to do to feel better. Now don't get me wrong I am happily married and feel truly blessed to have a 2 children to fill my life with such joy. However, I needed to find time to do something for me again. Scrapbooking, crafting is that something and Creative Cafe accepting Me onto the Design Team was just the right Key! So onto to my journey of creating again!
This journal has a few elements I must point out....things that I have slowly been trying my hand at here there when I made the time for me in the past. The First is the Flower I made this with a few Prima flowers but as you look you may see the blue one is not yes that is a blue jean flower created by me. I love taking what might be trash and make something a new with it. With that same concept as you can see the with love that metal is actually made with my favorite type of soda Mt.Dew yes I could be hooked to an iv with that stuff LOL but I am getting into flavor coffee and creamers a mom has to have her caffeine right! LOL The arrow was chipboard that I used purple (my favorite color) embossing powder to make it pop to the words ME which was also embossing powder heated up. So there you have it an all About Me book on my new journey back into my creative side. I hope this might inspire you to do take time to smell the flowers and do something for you too! Hugs Amy

Monday, November 7, 2011

Creative Cafe Design Team

So I have some awesome news I have been selected to be on the New Design Team for Creative Cafe. This is a great bunch of ladies that have a lot of talent and ideas to offer and give inspiration. The site is a welcome breath of fresh air for those who want to share their passion of being creative, whether that be in the form of card making,jewelry, scrapbooking to mixed media....their will be beads to paper....glue and metal you name it will be making its appearance. I will be concentrating on the altered arts and may pop up in mini albums but either way there will be new ideas, contests, giveaways and classes galore and you need to check it out at http://www.alwaysforever.ning.com/
Oh don't forget to tell them that Amy or Paperkeepsakes sent you!