Gosh, so much has been going on this past week. DD was at church camp so young DD and I did a lot together include $1 movies, popcorn and DH set up a big pool in the backyard. Lots of fun going on, lots of chigger bites everywhere.
I read 2 books this week, all while working on art projects to complete. Falling Leaves and Memoirs of a Geisha. 'Falling Leaves' was for my afore mentioned book club. It's a good read. Just makes you realize what a NORMAL pretty good life you have (at least for me.) That girl's family was nutso! Seriously! I just wanted to pick her up and take her home with me. 'Memoirs' was great too. I see why it was turned into a movie. The person writing it describes things so you can actually see them in your head. I haven't watched the movie yet, so I'll see if it was translated well or not. Pick them up to read when you have a moment. I did mention I read Time Traveler's Wife the week before right? One of the bloggers that I stalk recommended it. Good read, great love story. I liked Geisha more, but that's just me...
Worked on several projects this week. And I'm posting the Zippered Album I did last month for ScrapAddict Atered DT. It's a zippered Bazzill Album. I just loved this thing once I got an idea. I decided to make it a year in review type book, for 2006. So as we do things, I write them down in there and add some pics.. It's very cool.
Finished up some layouts a couple sets of ATCs and started 2 cabinet cards for swaps I'm in. Made an altered can recently, nothin' fancy, but pretty colors.
--- Layout for Maricar, a friend who is moving out of the area. Several friends got together and made blank layouts so she could pit in pics from this area, to remind her of us.---
--- Swwapped pics with a friend, Sara. She did a gorgeous job on my pics, I'll have to scan her layout. I tried my best with hers. I think its more simple than my normal style, but I liked it okay. ---
For a couple ATC swaps, today I made 4 'RED' ATCs and a 12 'GEMS' ATCs. Let me tell you it is TIME CONSUMING to put all those jewels on (the 12 gem ones have LOTS of jewels!)
I'm loving working on catalog cards. Remember the card catalog at your local library, before they installed computers? I'm in a swap where we're altering some. These are almost finished. They're simple and very similar, but they were a 'first try'. I think they need a word or saying and maybe some fiber? I don't know. Still working on them...
I run a swap on a scrapbooking forums where you get a secret sister each month and you send her a package with all things a certain color. The color changes each month. Last month was pink. I sent my SS this can:
Here is a layout I finally managed to finish up with journaling. Not sure I like it but it's done. I have about 10 more waiting in the wings for journaling...
Went to another forum crop this month. Our last one was in March I think? Anyway, it had a Mardi Gras theme because Maricar is moving to Louisiana next week and this was her last crop with us. We're a silly but dedicated bunch of girls and had a fabulous time. Ate too much of course, but someone told me it was a calorie-free day so I didn't worry. They should make that an actual holiday! ha (I'm on the floor, front left. I hate grey clothing. *eyeroll* But I ADORE my crown! Thanks DanaT!) Thanks to everyone else for a fun, memorable day.