Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Scrapbook Layouts

It was last October when I flew to San Francisco (via Portland) to experience the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. It was defiantly hardly strictly bluegrass music, too. We danced, we sang, we ate, we clapped, we roared with the crowds and we had a great time. Here's the first of the HSBF layouts I've made to capture the memory and put them in the books until I go again this October.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Introducing Brand & Bloom

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happiness is.......

Another scrapbook challenge from Jessica Sprague's site.
This is a double page layout 11" x 17".
Just having some fun.
How would you finish the phrase: Happiness Is......

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


While watching the series Damages
(Emmy winner Glenn Close is riveting as lawyer extraordinaire Patty Hewes, whose intellect is as boundless as her morals are skimpy. With her devoted colleague, Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan), and conflicted protégé, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), Patty rules the New York legal scene. Patty needs all her skills to best crooked businessman Art Frobisher (Ted Danson) and the corrupt Tobin family: Lou (Len Cariou), Joe (Campbell Scott) and Marilyn (Lily Tomlin).
 (although not the best photo example - but, that's what you get with a screen shot)

I noticed a really cool art piece on the dining room wall. (of course the rest of Patty's Pad is pretty awesome, too). The art piece was a black and white photograph - blown up (way up). Then cut to wrap around canvas frames. The image continued on all sides of the frame. This piece has 16 frames.

If you break it down - it wouldn't be hard to make.
Using Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements or another graphic program of your choice).
Find a great photo - convert to black and white (if it's color)
Crop a section (or use the entire photo) to the size of the finished wall size
Using the size of your frames (plus extra to wrap on all 4 sides) Crop each piece separately
Print the section -- continue until the entire piece is printed.
Adhere to the canvas
and hang it
If I had any wall space
(they're already filled with windows, doors, closets, fireplaces, etc. etc. etc.)
I'd be printing as you read --- 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Don't Ya Just Love Color!

This was a post on a Pinterest list of favorites.
I Love the Colors
I Love the Patterns
I Love that it's Crochet
I may have to grab the yarn box left overs and get started....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playing Gordon Cooper

I grabbed some pics of my son, Scooter, from Sagebrush Coast (wifey's blog site) and ran with them.
Playing Gordon Cooper at Chabot Observatory.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


This layout started out as this week's challenge on the Jessica Sprague site
(must use circles with the posted colors given) -- 
and has become one of my favorites. Thanks, darling daughter for the pics!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Project 12 continues

MARCH - It's another month to scrap and get into the albums.
My Project 12 continues, doing a scrapbook page for a month in review.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fresh journal - New pen

I've joined a new journaling group that meets on Monday nights. I'm excited - it's been a while since I was in a group of journal writers. We use different prompts to get the thoughts going and the pen flowing. I've got my new journal and pen ready to start writing.
How about you?
What have you written lately?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh, honey.......

When I asked for a new salad bowl I was expecting something to fit on the table.  
(I found this photo on the web and had to laugh)

My hubby has been banging away in the workshop since January. (and I've got the dusty house to prove it.) He goes exploring in our hundred acre woods looking for interesting, usable wood to turn into -- well, things.  He's discovered some unusual and beautiful pieces to work with and work with he has.  And as my daughter says, "we know what we're getting in our Christmas stockings this year".  Dad has found a new hobby that has kept him busy creating - well, things.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

That's creative!

What a clever coat rack - I've got those hangers - I may have to pull out the saw and glue and get busy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Words for thought......

and a scrappy page I made from this inspiration.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Site To Behold

Scott Mansfield of Scott Mansfield Photography has launched a new blog site  Mountain Over Water and photography web site, Scott Mansfield Photography.  These are both A Site(s) To Behold! For Scott, art is the search for truth, about life, about nature and yourself. And it is with the self that the artist must start their journey. Art can only come from grace and grace can only come from truth and truth can only come from honest. View this nature artist's work, revel in his honest look at the world through his photography and you'll be glad you did.