Thursday, September 6, 2007

Back to the Real World

So as usual, life is busy with work and all the other stuff that makes the every day a little less normal.

I'm still trying to get my mixed tape layout together - it took me awhile to figure out what I would include on my ultimate mix tape rather than my music of the moment. I listen to anything and everything besides rap, so narrowing it down to a list that might fit on a layout and how to document that list has become a bit daunting. However I hope to finish this one on Saturday morning, so I can catch up on the lay outs I've missed in my late start to the This Is Me challenge.

At least I can still depend on the world around me to inspire my photographic muse. The picture below is a magnetic board I bought at IKEA after seeing people's inspiration boards on flickr. I added some photos, some homemade magnets, and some postcards but am far from finished. The photo of this board sort of loses the depth, as does the white wall it is hanging on, but hopefully you get the idea...

Well I'm off to the real world (work) soon, but I'm hoping to snap some shots before as it's a beautiful sunshiney day!

Until next time :)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Just Another Manic Monday

Well I'm still working on my lay out, busy holiday weekend and all, so I thought I'd post a photo as I want this journal to help inspire my photography since as much as I love scrapping, it's partly because I love finding perfect ways to showcase my photos and memories.

Rarely do I take a photo thinking "how can I scrap this ?" but sometimes I will see a photo that makes me think "wow, that would make a great layout..."

I took this photo on my drive to work a few days ago, made me realize how school is just around the corner, although my niece's senior kindergarten class only begins on the second week of September.

Until next time :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wow... A brand new space

I decided I wanted a place to update my crafty endeavours and photographs instead of placing them all on livejournal or my blog here that unfortunately goes MIA for months, even a year at a time. So instead I decided to inspire myself with creating a new webspace just for creative postings and link to them if needed, well it sounds good to me.

I've always enjoyed taking photos and almost always have a notbook with me to journal, so when I began scrapbooking a few years ago, it really wasn't a large leap for me to fall in love with this hobby.

I don't always remember to take photos of my lay outs because usually they end up being gift books for other people, so I want to document my scrapping journey more and hope to do so with this site. I also wouldn't mind hearing feedback so I can learn more about different scrapbooking techniques I might try as I still feel I am quite a beginner and just go with what I like and enjoy.

I just found this site: This is Me and I am in love with it! Very inspiring! I can't wait to start the challenges!

Until next time :)