Monday, March 24, 2008

Hope you had a Happy Easter!

I finished my ADSR #7 late on Saturday... I thought it couldn't get much harder than that, but #9 is to create an Altered Art LO. Blech! I personally hate this style...

Title: Letter To Me
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Credits:
1-Photo matte:
Paper by Digiscraps by Deb from the Grateful 4 U Kit.

2-Staples:
Rusted staples from the Essentials Kit by Pamela of Digitreats.

3-Photos:
Photos by my dad and best friend.

4-Stitches:
Brown zigzag stitches by Christine Nash from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Brown straight stitches by Christine Nash from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
White X stitches by Natali. (blog freebie)
White zigzag stitches by Natali. (blog freebie)

5-Random Elements of Choice:
Life Sucks Word Art from the Note Express 3 Pack by Princess Lala of Divine Digital.
Doodled wing from the Wings Collection 1 by Princess Lala of Divine Digital. (Set at 38% opacity.)
M & E from the Bead Alpha Commercial Use by One Scrappy Mom.
Soda tab with ribbon from the Spring Fever Kit by One Scrappy Mom.
Cardboard Overlay by Windgefluester.

6-Flowers/stars/cardboard pieces:
Light blue/white flower by Alice Koh Designs from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Red gem flower by Erica Zane from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Paper pieced flower by Creative Confusion from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Green metal flower by Jennifer Schmitt from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Red tattered fabric flower by Merkeley Designs from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Blue and cream flower by Buzy Bee Scrapper Designs from the Grateful 4 U Kit.

7-Papers:
Background by Julie Bullock from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Red checked paper by Amanda Heimann from the Grateful 4 U Kit. (Used as overlay at 20%.) Green/blue/yellow floral distressed paper by Julie Bullock from the Grateful 4 U Kit. Orange/blue/green distressed paper by Kara Jones of K-Joi Studios from the Grateful 4 U Kit. Blue flowered paper by Becki Kress from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Blue polka dotted paper by Debbie McKenzie from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Note paper from the Dirty Note Paper Pack by Heather Manning Designs.

8-Buttons:
Blue button by Mikki Livanos from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Green button by Mikki Livanos from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Dark maroon button from the Autumn's Glow Kit by Julie Kelley Designs.
Wooden button from the Just Because Kit by Julie Kelley Designs.
Melon-colored button from the Splash 'O Melon Kit by Heather Manning Designs.
Brick red button from the Foxy Lady Kit by Miss Mint. (recolored)
Turqoise button from the Party Pants Kit by Miss Mint.
Orange button with red polka dots by Sasha Jane Designs from the Jan 2008 DAD Collab at Divine Digital.

9-Glitter/Gems/Sequins/Bling Pieces:
Bead border by Alice Koh Designs from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Swirly gem cluster by Cherie Sheilds from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Light blue glitter splat by Kellie Puddy from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Silver glitter splat by Kellie Puddy from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Bauble by "ktd" from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Gemstone heart by Becki Kress from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Green gem brad from Buttons Of Bling by Kristine of WenchdGrafix.
Gold gem brad from Buttons Of Bling by Kristine of WenchdGrafix.
Green glitter doodle from the Swirly Doo 2 Freebie by Bunny Cates. (recolored)

10-Journaling:
Dear Me,
I often wonder what I saw when I looked into that mirror all those years ago... Do you, at 16, see the same little girl full of promise that I see at 33, or is there something else there when you see it? I remember that at 16 I saw a slightly chubby, offbeat girl with a lot of determination... And, now realize how silly that was. You aren't chubby - just rounded where a girl should be.

Your creativity is both your blessing and your curse... It will help you relieve stress and work through some tough issues, but it is also what pulls you away from people at times.

Some people close to you will be lost to you inthe next few years - some through personal choices,some through distance, and some through death.Spend time with those you love. Don't be afraid to show in pictures with them because you will treasure those photos in years to come. Experience and enjoy each moment... The choices you make now will affect your life for many years. Not all of your choices are good - not all of them are bad. And, you do end up with some very good results from some bad choices as well.

Fight harder is my best advice... Fight harder for the things you truly want.
Love, Me

Fonts: FG Cheryl; FG David

If you made it all the way through those credits - CONGRATS!! LOL
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I decided yesterday I wanted to do a LO for ME before moving back to CT work... Of course, I had all but the last two elements on the page when PSP crashed without me having saved... I had to recreate it.

Title: Eggstravaganza
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Credits:
Background paper by Creative Confusion from the Grateful 4 U Kit.
Cardboard overlay and flourished frame by Windgefluester.
Hand Stamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman of Little Dreamer Designs. (recolored)
Stamp the Date by Toni Berman. (recolored)
Decorative eggs from the Bunny Eggs 2 Freebie by Lindsay Jane Designs.
Photos by me.
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Jay dropped off my car yesterday. He had to run all over the north country before he got here, but hey - extra test driving right?! (That's what I told him! LOL) He'd had to replace the coil packs, spark plugs, wiring harness, and some of the pins for the wiring. He told me not to hesitate to call if there were any issues.

Not sure what else to say, but I'm sure I'll remember as soon as I log off! LOL Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

2 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Dammit woman! Why do you make layouts that make me cry?! LOL
The Letter To Me did it this morning...

Just a sign of a fabulous scrapper I guess...means the emotions are coming through that you are trying to project....

Great job Cate...off to get some friggin' Kleenex now....

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

I totally LOVE the eggs layout. I was just blown away when I saw it over at SBB. (left ya lovin there too). Good Luck on the altered art. I wouldn't know where to start. But I'm finding that I just don't do well under pressure anyway. Hope you enjoyed your Monday.