Monday, June 20, 2011

A Layout To Share

I miss posting my Weekend In Photos. But these days, we are unpacking and doing laundry every weekend. And while our unpacking is amazing and exciting, I don't think you want to see a play-by-play of it. Trust me on that. Hopefully, we'll be done with this mess soon. And get back to doing fun things.

Moving onto to scrappy stuff...

The July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes is out, and I have this layout in it:

As seen in the July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher. (Click on layout for a bigger view.)
It's a little review of our trip to Corolla last summer. That is one place I'm going to really miss. The Outer Banks is a bit of a haul from the West Coast. And currently, we are pretty close to Hawaii. Also Baja! Hoping to visit both this summer.

Anyway. Layout. My assignment was to use these cool Maya Road transparencies. I actually broke out some paints to use on this. PAINTS! ME! Amazing! I know!

If you decide to do the same, here are a few tips. Paint with acrylic paint. Let it dry. Or if you are impatient like me, use a heat gun to dry it. Do keep a safe distance, or the transparency might melt. Not that I know from experience... Then punch. Initially I thought it would be better to punch first. But nope. Use a squeeze or thumb punch. Die cutting doesn't work really well.

That is my story for today, and I'm sticking to it.

Oh wait. One more thing: Craft Beach Retreat is now open for registration. There are only 24 spots, so crack-a-lack.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yikes! It's Wednesday. Again.

I seriously need to get a grip on my to do list. And start checking things off it. Here are some things going on in my life.

1. Craft Beach Retreat. Totally excited, and a bit scared. Rachel asked me to teach a class for her retreat, and I'm a little nervous. I was checking the event blog today, and the photos are amazing. I'm in love with the location, hotel, and hello, Urth is catering? Love their bobas. I hope they are bringing bobas. If you watch Entourage, then you know the characters are at Urth all the time. I never see anyone famous when I'm there. But I digress...

2. Me and mine went to visit the La Brea Tar Pits this past weekend. Uhm... Can't say that I needed to see that. Big pools of tar. Gurgling. Uhm... That said, I'm still taking everyone who comes to visit me there. You've been forewarned. And you know who you are.
Don't worry. That is just a re-enactment using a highly trained stunt mastodon.
3. We also went to The Counter for burgers. Uhm... Not the best. But not the worst. On a burger scale, it's better than 5 Guys, less than In-N-Out. But way more expensive than both. However, their sweet potato fries and onion strings were some of the best I've ever had though. So I'd definitely go back for those.
I was going to take a photo of the yummy sweet potato fried and onion strings, but locusts attacked before I had a chance.
Burgers were tall. Very tall.
4.  Here are some layouts I created for Jillibean Soup.
Don't freak out! Yes, I used flowers in a layout. And I made those!
A little layout about my trip to visit KP in NY.
5. What my scrap room looks like right now. Ugh. Not the most productive place.

And I'll leave you with that lovely image burnt in your retina. Sorry. Hopefully, I'll be all organized by next week. And I'll share another photo of the space. Next week. Hopefully.

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