Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A Touch of Bohemia....
During the past year, I have been so involved with my card making..I find that scrapbooking has taken a back seat...most times..(which is kind of funny..because YEARS ago...I was ONLY in to scrapping...**Notice that I don't mention HOW MANY" YEARS AGO"!...but suffice it to say...it's more than 20...but less than 25....which means that I must have been a toddler when i started scrapping...*lol*)
Well...anyway...this is the sample page for this weekend's Workshop/Crop...(we do a mini card making workshop in the morning for cards or a papercraft..and we do a mini workshop for a SB page in the afternoon...the remainder of the 5 hour Workshop/Crop is independent work time....and lots of fun and chatter)
I am TRYING to work my way thru my enormous "stash" of things...and have made an effort to use things that I have put aside..forgotten about..etc...
This page used a paper pad that I picked up last year at Target...like most pads..I liked some of the paper..but also knew I'd never use some of it.
What I did enjoy and like when making this page was that all of the paper in the pad mixed and matched very well..and were from a common color pallette...which allowed me to dip in to the Bohemian look a bit..(a look that I LOVE)
It was fun to make a CAS page (my preferred style of scrapping)....and then create and add a few simple embellishments myself..from paper in the pad...
And so I say...Who needs a scrapbook kit!(?)
Just get out a pad or slab.....pick out some cooordinates...use your punches...glue dots..bling...embroidery thread...etc..and create your own embellishments and scrap page kit!
PS..the border punch is one of the new flat folding EK Success Border punches....what a clever idea!..Flat folding is definitely the way to go for big bulky border punches....I can fit oodles of them (ie approx 16)in the same drawer that I can fit about 8 traditional full sized style border punches! Hopefully, Martha Fiskars and SU will catch on and make their own versions of these easy to use and store punches!