Almost a year ago now, my friends and I started playing D&D 5th edition. I wasn’t sure it was something I’d really be into (no imagination over here), but it sounded like a good excuse to make cute things.
Indeed it was, and as the Dungeon Master, I have made dice bags, stickers, monster miniatures, shirts, full-size maps, and will soon be making pins/buttons (more on that laaaaater!).
An ogre, a beholder, and a giant spider, all hand-painted by lil’ ol’ me.
We have a really great time playing, and everyone seems thoroughly amused by whatever I come up with for each get-together.
Again, the beautiful thing about this class is that it is free. FREEEE. And you do not need anything special to participate! But I know there are those of us who just…like paper. And albums. And vellum hearts. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Go get ’em, ladies!
I was recently lucky enough to take a week-long trip to London. We crammed so much activity into that one week that I feel like I am still processing everything that happened, lol.
We took a day-tour to Windsor Castle, Bath, and Stonehenge; made a visit to the Warner Bros. studios for the Harry Potter experience; visited Hampton Court Palace; and then of course did the “in-town” tourist sites such as Kensington Palace, the British Museum (Rosetta Stone, bitches!), Big Ben and Winchester, etc. Not to mention our day-trip to Paris, France!!
The whole vacation was absolutely breathtaking (and not just because of the miles and miles we walked…11 miles in Paris alone). I love to travel, and have really only recently been in a position to do so regularly.
Obviously, for a trip as long as a week, I just had to make a mini-album. I had over 1,000 pictures! I knew it had to be big enough to hold plenty of pictures (and don’t even get me started on the physical memorabilia), so I went with a 6×8 album. The one I chose was a red faux leather one by Becky Higgins, but a couple different companies make 6×8 albums and page protectors.
I used felt to decorate the front in the design of the British flag. Working with felt is kind of a new thing for me, but I am proud of the way it turned out, and it wasn’t too difficult at all! Felt is pretty forgiving.
I am so super-stoked to announce that I will be both a Project Lesson Contributor and a Guest Instagrammer for rukristin’s Find Your Voice 2.0 class this summer! I am truly flattered, and can’t wait to make some great projects that help my fellow scrapbookers continue finding their “voice.”
This six-week workshop is entirely free, so you should absolutely go check it out. Can’t wait to see you all there!
A clean and simple week. With a lot of green! I’m not really a fan of green, but hey…Central Park is green. What can ya do, lol?
I am still loving my typewriter. It gives layouts such a “clean” look, and I can fit more text on journaling cards than my over-sized and illegible handwriting would allow.
I do truly love this system of scrapbooking. It makes even MY life seem worthy of documenting, when you can just slap four pictures and one journaling card into some sleeves, LOL. And there’s always a little bit of room for creativity…if I’m in the mood, haha!
Yes, I may be one of the worst bloggers ever, lol. But hey, I only do one Project Life layout per week, so I usually only have one real “craft” project to post per week! However, I am working on creating more…it always makes me feel relaxed and productive at the same time, which is a rare combination for me.
I am still running strong on this vellum kick. The “today is” section is some stamped vellum, embossed in white, and I loooove it.
For those who care, the job search is going…oddly, haha. I don’t have much else to say about that, but everyone wish me luck! Hopefully, whatever job I get doesn’t detract too much from my crafting time (which is mostly nights and weekends anyway).
Ugh it’s been so long since I made a layout (other than PL). I’ve been surprisingly busy since quitting my job! And yet somehow surprisingly…UN-creative. Only in the past seven days or so have I felt the least bit inspired.
I took that tiny bit of creative inspiration and made this 6×8 layout of my mom’s dog Mowgli on the beach here in NYC. Gold sure is hard to photograph, eh? I also got to use one of my new stamps (“this was”), and I am just in love with it. So versatile. I might make some more and put them up for sale in the shop, so if anyone has any interest, let me know!