Friday, March 14, 2008

My little bowler

So Boo has become quite the bowler up north and when he returns want to join a league and have his own little team... I'm so talking down on this but I am very happy about this.
So I put on my CraftyCrappy Pants and got crafty last night. I watched and went back to the 60s and watched the Land of the Giants.. three episodes in and I think I'm good. They skip a lot of explanation between episodes and there is some big ole crazy ideas back then that in certain ways wouldn't fly now....Grandpa Giant paddling crazy ass Grandaughter Giant was super weird.
I painted an album cover for my mom's Galapagos island trip and some chipboard diecuts for the cover, painted the C and attached the paper base, and made the card...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

No Expectations

With no expectations of scrapping I've cleared off my desk and am getting ready to craft and I'm stoked. I'm working on a altered letter for for Daiva, a bowling card for Boo and I came up with an idea of some neat knitting magnet slides today.
I still need to figure out space better in my enclave but once kara moves i can store crafty stuff in a closet so that will help alot...
I also used my defuzzer for knitting and cleared of fuzz of my crafty chair, it doesn't roll so well but its the right height for my desk.
Time to craft and listen to two and a half men and later have some Boboli. yay!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


There was a time I was an avid scrapper. I felt guilty if I didn’t do it enough and had a collection to the moon of goodies. I also used it as my art outlet and had an air of perfection that I pressured myself into, "must be perfect, must get published, then my art education will not be in vain" Meanwhile I have a job using my skills I learned so I need to shut the f-up about using my education, I use it all the time, I just don't see it and sometimes other don't either.
Then the world of digital scrapping came and I thought, this is like work I do and I shied away. My books got bigger or I just stayed away from the choice of paper or digital. I do love the paper but I hate the pounds of books I have, the issues of lumpy materials and storing it all. So I continue to shy away. I couldn’t stand to see the digital scrapping and the people going to it, it was like graphic design to my eye and I looked upon it with much criticism because its what I do at work and it also my job to find mistakes people do and catch it before it goes to print so I’d see that when I looked at layouts. Heck, I was a scrapbooking snob before so why would it change now that I was looking at the digital world. I also fall into the same world as many people, and try hard to not let myself do it, the world of "its no longer a hobby but an obsession and a massive unreasonable collection". Who’s to say what’s unreasonable? Well, to me, its having a collection of supplies you would never finish up even if you tried. Plus as my tastes change I get stuck with a lot of leftovers that I spent good money on or swapped with people.

I’ve had issues with the digital scrapping. The elements created for it by companies and individuals. Its like a rose, you want it to look like this.

It often times looks like this.

And you know you could plant one and grow it yourself instead of buying it but do you?

Or instead of a rose you could make some other type of flower exactly how you want it, instead of making do with what you have. And since you made it you can remake it as much as you want.

I think I love to scrap, and I love the altered arts and I even want to digital scrap. But I think I want to scrap for others, digital for myself and do altered arts/cards when I do it. Realizing this I wonder if it will make a difference. I still have tons of pics not in albums or made for digital scrapping. But perhaps I will be able to go forward with the digital idea for wedding and beyond. It makes collecting memories seem less daunting. But scrapping for others, well, you have to find others who want it. I’m working on a book for my mom right now but it’s a theme book and limited to palette for me to stay within so its within my mom’s taste also. I have tons of heritage pics but that would be great for digital and I put so much pressure on those to be perfect and to share a story, the story, of someone I never knew and now I do. Heritage alone is a funny little thing because I'm really into learning about mine but falter because it ends with me. My adopted children will be intrigued but it won't go much further and I know that... I've learned a ton so maybe I don't need to document it all. Learning was the key.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just say no....

To bad hair or dresses.
We are in full swing of wedding shtick 2008... In my searches which have just broadened with the 2008 spring releases I found some real gems. Which I just typed Jem and changed it....maybe i am a rocker...
First off, let me say, Princess Ariel called. She wants her dress back. You may not have an oceantastic wedding.

Does my ass look big? Yes, then let me cover it with a huge bow, then you won't notice it.

While you may look and gasp at the horror that is orange, thats not a problem to me. There will however be no wedding party members wearing a bubble skirt. I will slice it open so it lays normal if i see one.

So remember that time you had a big bow on your shoulder that tickled your ear so you had to cock your head to the side.. yeah, that wasn't a good decision on clothing was it...

And last, while the dress isn't horrid, I'm not a big fan of the huge flower in the center, I wonder what is with this hair. The doorway behind it makes it look like she has a "Something About Mary" sticking up hair problem, yeah, cause that is the only thing wrong with her hair.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Such a boring drinker

I see this and think, oh that would be fun for the dogs, easier to break up, maybe put some peanut butter on the bottom...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

if you haven't got anything nice to say...

Then say you are thinking of one of your best buds, Duane..... He had kidney surgery today and is doing great! And is a tad stoned....not my thing but I bet he's enjoying it...