Thursday, September 27, 2012

Basic Grey sketch :)

It's fun going through my stash and discovering some of my favorites again.

I used my latest fave from Basic Grey - Plumeria to play along with their latest sketch challenge.

Here is the original sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I used a bit of jute to make my circle....

and added some pearly bling to the flowers and butterflies.

Have a great night!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Slowly joining the Real World again..

Wow.  When life throws you a curve ball and you miss it...things sure get crazy.  Our family struck out quite a few times, one right after the other.  Things got really rough, and just when we thought we were handling it, we suffered another swing and a miss.

I really miss my hobby.  It was my escape from the real world.  But when family needs you, you need to step back and take care of what's important.

I know I messed a few things up, let a few people down, but it certainly was not intentional.   I hope there are no hard feelings and we can all get back to enjoying what we love to do...preserve our families memories.

I have to admit, pulling out my stash again sure felt strange.  I was overwhelmed, lost, uninspired, overwhelmed,..oh wait, I said that already.

I figured I would start out slow and I have to say, it took me a long time to do a page.  I've worked on a few that I was not happy with and will probably do them over at some time.

Here is what I have been up I crawl out of the cave and reentered the Real World.

I stayed on as a Design Team member at Scrap Our Stash and we had a challenge for Back To School. We had to put together a page using things representing the letters B-T-S.

I used Buttons, Twine and Stickers.

While we were on the subject of Back To School, I finally put some of my daughter's achievements onto a page to preserve them.

Over at the If It's Groovy blog, we were celebrating International World Peace Day.

I drew and cut my piece sign shape by hand.  All of the fun stickers were from the Party Store.  And I just couldn't leave out the buttons!

And lastly, I thought I would give this sketch from MOB (Mother's of Boys) a shot.  Here is the sketch:

And using a collection from Colorbok, here is my page:

It feels really good to be back!  Now if I can just keep the mojo moving....

I sure miss my scrapbook friends!