Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My New Toy

When Tommy asked what I wanted for Christmas this year, I actually had an idea. So, after going back and forth trying to decide whether it would be frugal for me to invest in a die-cutting machine, I gave in and placed my order. Now I've got to prove it was worth it! On the layout below, I cut out not only the lettering but the oval doily embellishment as well. I love my new toy!

I also love this photo of my daughter and the Amandapur vending truck, along the path in WDW's Animal Kingdom. They are both decked out in the same color!

Patterned papers-Basic Grey Lauderdale and American Crafts Margarita. Flowers-Prima Marketing. Fabric brads-Basic Grey Out of Print.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

RE-Finding My Groove

Whew...finally! For the past two months I've been recuperating from knee surgery and scrapbooking has been put on the back burner. But now, with physical therapy down to once a week, life is slowly getting back to normal. And that means I can spend more time engaging in my artistic therapy which I have really missed! Yeah, it's kind of like riding a bike. You don't exactly forget, but those first tries after a long time off are a bit shaky.

Bits and pieces of this page have been sitting on my desk since before my sugergy. I handcut the little hearts intending to arrange them into a bouquet. This is what happened instead. I think I like it!

Patterned paper-Graphic 45 and 7 Gypsies. Foam letters-American Crafts. Other: corrugated cardstock, ribbon, trim, button, and decorative punch.