Archive for July, 2008



Sunday Scrappin’ #35: Lyra goes political…

Well, this was definitely a week of paper-craft related ta-das (of course that meant it was a week of not much else, but we’ll consider it a vacation…).

First, I completed this thank you card for my shoe & purse-loving friend who sent me the nicest just-because gift. I actually got my inspiration from a Honda ad, of all things (those of you who read Real Simple will likely know the one I’m talking about).

OUTSIDE OF CARD:

INSIDE:

I also participated in the Creative Therapy Catalyst about my dream home.

Last, but not least, I did this past week’s Sunday Scrappin’ Challenge: something using red, white & blue, or patriotic. I actually thought about this one for awhile and completed it only yesterday. I have a lot of patriotic sentiment right now in that I care deeply about this country and I’m saddened by much of what is happening. So this particular project is an entreaty to those who seem to be unfamiliar with a certain document…

I also discovered that Sakura pigment Micron pens (which I love) do not handle erasures well. Ahem…

TO-DOs: I think next week will be slow on scrapping and heavy on work. I do have an anniversary card to make however. 🙂

MATERIALS for DREAM CLOSET: Paper from Paper Source scrap bag; brads & eyelets (MakingMemories); letters are Anna Griffin #AG604 stickers; shoe stickers from Punch Studio PS #533385; all other shoes cut out from Real Simple magazine; purses handcrafted from paper scraps.

MATERIALS for ReadIt2Day Constitution Postcard: Strathmore Imperial Watercolor postcard; ColorBox pigment brush pads (scarlet and midnight blue); Mat is “flower-burst silver on white” (which I think looks like fireworks!) from now defunct Santa Barbara Scrapbooks; stamped letters are Hero Arts printers type alphabet; gold ribbon; and the drawing was done with Sakura pigma micron archival ink.

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Catalyst #16: Dream Home

Originally I was going to do all the Creative Therapy catalyst projects on postcards (like this one), but this week’s catalyst required a full-on layout. 🙂 I opted for no journaling, but I’ll give you the scoop here. This is for Catalyst #16: Dream Home.

Click on photo to see a closer image.

I’ve already lived in my dream home. 🙂 It was the house in which I grew up. We called it the banana castle because to me, at my young age, it seemed as large as a castle and it was painted the color of the inside of a banana. My mother was the Queen and I was the Princess (of course). I think dad got to be the de facto King.

In the box of snapshots from my grandparents were quite a few pictures of that house. This was a real treasure for me as I had no photographs of that house/that time in my life prior to discovering that box!

In some ways, the house was very much a dream–a dream borne from childhood innocence. I loved to sashay down that staircase, like Anna in the King and I. Even now, decades later, I can still feel the textured wallpaper on the walls, and i can still smell the apricots fresh off the tree in the backyard. I remember the smallest details of that house, down to the decorative shapes on the heating grates.

The house no longer looks like it does in that picture but in my dreams it is always my Banana Castle.

MATERIALS: Chelsea Vine Flowers Flat Glitter Vellum (Brenda Walton for K & C Co., #635395); recto & verso sides of Bo-Bunny Press Summer Sage Vine #12SGV802 (mat for photos); pink stripe vellum #13306 by Susan Branch for Colorbök; Mark Richards pearls; “Meadow Flowers” ribbon from Michaels; Martha Stewart blue tags; and “Printer’s Type Alphabet” stamps by HeroArts.


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