Sunday, September 5, 2010

Getting back to scrapping

Been kind of on the low this last month. Busy with kids and life and such. Had surgery last week, and honestly, yesterday was the first day that I felt much like doing anything. I took the time to be crafty instead of cleaning my house. I cleaned the house today instead and feel like life is much more in control. It is amazing how righting your house, cleaning (really cleaning) up your kitchen puts a person back in the right way.

I am not the best housekeeper, but I like things clean and tidy...I could not help putting up with the way the others in the house do it for the past week. There was a great deal of satisfaction today, when I put things together, cleaned the kitchen, swept, mopped, and washed cabinets/stove, etc. I have a bit of dishwater hands today, but that is ok...now I can craft the night away, and tomorrow, get things ready for the first day of school and feel in control again.

My sister sent me a care package this week. Some pretty YUMMY goodies in there. I have a fabulous sister who loves to send me stuff to inspire me to craft. She recognizes my need to craft and loves to send me things, especially when I am on the low side, or not very inspired, to help boost my creative mojo! She sent me some Crate Paper Restoration and some GCD Ava this time, along with some well together goodies from her stash...kind of like getting a scrappy kit.




I would have to say that Crate Paper was my ultimate want this year from summer CHA...Restoration is SO gorgeous, and I loved the prettiness of the patterns...very much my cup of tea. I was so happy to get this, and eventhough I only have a few sheets of it, I plan to covet every scrap.

Supplies used: Cardstock: Archivers; Patterned Papper: Crate Paper; Journaling spot: making Memories; Letter stickers: American Crafts, Sassafas, Adornit; Stick Pins: Little Yellow Bicycle; Die Cut: Crate Paper; Glitter Glue: Stickles; Ribbon: Craft Supply; Stamp (Get well) Cloud 9



Supplies used: Patterned Paper: GCD; Chipboard Frame: Little Yellow Bicycle; Journaling spot: Creative Imaginations; Rubons: Karen Neuburger/Paper Salon; Letter Stickers: Doodlebug; Ribbon: Basic Grey, Craft supply

I was not ready to LOVE this GCD line, but it is gorgeous!...it is MUCH prettier in real life and I was so impressed. I love the colors and patterns and believe me, the little POP of eggplant (purple) in some of the paper made me SO happy. I love purple and find very little that I can scrap with it...it is a great color but so hard to work with. SO when I can ad little pops of it in my layouts, I do so...because lavender and purple hues are one of my weaknesses.

Well, this was a longer post than I had imagined it would be, so I need to go pop my King Ranch Chicken (wonderful recipe from my sister) in the oven, and then I plan to scrap the night away. Thanks for stopping by! Love and Hugs, Lara

14 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

How nice of your sister ! Happy scrapping

Christa said...

Love the colors you used on your layouts! Beautiful!

Maggie said...

Luv the papers,
Maggie
http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

Amy Coose said...

How nice of your sister! I am glad you are feeling better, and getting some scrapping done. I love your LO's. The colors are gorgeous!

Susan Beth said...

Sweet care package! Hope you are feeling better from the surgery and that you get even more time for scrappy fun!

Jennifer said...

Sisters are awesome!! YAY for her!
your creations are awesome!

Lida said...

Love all your projects, those paper are so pretty!

BabyBokChoy said...

Well, don't GREAT minds think alike? I also used the restoration line today. Your layout with it is fantastic, that card is EVEN BETTER!!! And I now might just need that GCD line!!!

Amy said...

You are blessed to have a sister who sends you such great stuff! I LOVE the Crate Restoration line! I should have bought more as I too plan to use every last scrap! Hope you continue to feel better each day!

Gloria said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! I specially love the second one, such great color combination, very vivid...just perfect.TFS

Tracy said...

Glad you are up and around after your surgery.
So nice of your sister to encourage your creativity.
Beautiful layouts.

rmeyfe said...

You have an awesome sister! Great layouts!

Danielle said...

those are beautiful, and what a nice sister you have!

Jacquie said...

Seriously cute stuff Lara!