Confession time: My brain is still on vacation mode. Yup, I said it. I still can’t remember what I’m supposed to do when, where, how or why. And blog? Really, that’s one of it? (Although, I’m blaming this on my husband who stole the computer yesterday. What? I can blog from my phone you say? Yeah, haven’t figured that one out yet. Hey, did you know the smart phones have a phone in them? Really, I was just as shocked. I thought it was just the internet, texting and a camera!)
Well, yesterday in the sans-computer time I decided to redo our school room. Yup, I’m crazy, in my post-vacation blur. But it had to be done. I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of finished albums and the room just really needed reorganized. So I made a trip to Home Depot to pick up some new shelving to build a desk out of and set to work! I purged a lot of scrappy “extra” stuff that filled the shelves and a lot of kids craft stuff. We’re not finished yet, but I think I’ll have pictures tomorrow because the desk turned out really awesome!! (Thanks to the help of my awesomely helpful husband – it was my idea, but he executed it).
But really, this is a scrapbooking blog right? So you want me to get to a page? Yeah, I thought so.
I’ve always been afraid of pastel colors. Or colors light in saturation. I’m not sure why, but lately I’ve been very attracted to them in other peoples work, especially photography. So I decided to give it a whirl for myself. And what is better to use than Dear Lizzy’s Neapolitan. I decided to use the light colors because the top picture on the left here I took with my phone (well, I took them all with my iPhone), but it was the facetime camera and it came out very white. I thought I’d run with that since the bottom one was a little overexposed in the light area as well.
And want to know something super cool…..the “RIDE” is wood veneer I cut with my Papertrey Ink dies (I seriously love those, great dies, even better price!). I used veneer sold to woodworkers because it was a lot less expensive (and we have scrap laying around from the cabinet shop).
Supplies: American Crafts Dear Lizzy (paper, 6x6)& Studio Calico (veneer chips), Kaiser Craft (small alpha), Papertrey Ink (all dies), The Twinery (twine), Prima (bling), Tim Holtz (ink), Misc (paper & veneer)
Design Tip: Use overexposed photos with a light-feeling page I’m the first to admit I’m a photo snob! Yup, I am. But sometimes phone pictures are all we have. These ones that are overexposed would make me bonkers on a darker page, but using them on a page that is very light, airy and open makes it appear thought out and appropriate, it fits rather than competes.
Price Per Page: $ (under $2 MSRP)