Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Too many ideas and too little time...
( I have no idea in what order Blogger has elected to load my pictures so you may have to play match up. Sorry for stupid blogger).
When Catherine and I were having breakfast Sunday, one of the things we talked about was how one of our scrapping problems was not that we couldn't think of things to create but rather that we had too many ideas flowing. I have found this to be particularly true this week.
When I created the little notebook for Catherine, I knew I had to make one for myself and then one for several friends...or at least get them into altering these darling little moleskin books too. I am almost afraid to go back to Barnes and Noble for fear 1)the notebooks will be gone 2) they won't be gone and I'll want to buy them in all shapes and sizes! And, because I love the way the alcohol inked glass square looked on Catherine's book cover, I got out the inks and made several more.
Then, on my way home from breakfast that day, I had to force myself not to stop at the craft store where I had found these way too cute little birdies made out of pressed wood. My fingers are twitching to cover every one of them and make fun birdies. I am thinking my papers from PDQ (bisous.biz) will be just perfect to make these birdies spring to life (sorry about the pun...can you tell I am done with our brisk weather here).
So, moving right along. I was at Ruban Rouge yesterday using the Accu Cut machine that Lisa makes available to her customers, and found this great little mini album...5 chipboard pages and each one is a different shape by Little Yellow Bicycle, one of my favorite companies. I picked up some of their papers and some others and, before I knew it, my scissors were snipping and glue was flying and I covered all the pages. Now to go back and turn this into a Valentine's for Chris and Kristen. (don't worry...my dd never reads my blog...I'm not sure she even knows I have one let alone two!lol)
And then, two days ago, by phone, Gerri-anne and Sonia (aka Sophia) of Kit N Kaboodle (www.knkclub.com)from Ft. Myers are helping me locate some papers I need for the class I am teaching on the upcoming Hilltop Memories cruise (www.hilltopmemories.com). Linda, the beloved owner of Hilltop, found the cool word book for me and you can order one from her! Now, G-a and Sonia are in Ft. Myers in a store describing papers to me over the phone and giving me sites on line so I can see what they are describing. And, that is how I ordered some of my papers for the Cruise class...lol. Again, LYB for a bunch of them. I wanted to go nautical this year as opposed to the tropical I've been doing for the cruises.
And, finally, my "Birds of a Feather" class for Linda's Winter Retreat...this is a tiny sneak peek only. I am done with the album which celebrates women's friendships and now am doing all the 'fun' stuff like running off templates and pictures and gathering supplies.
See what I mean...too many ideas and too little time...and wait til you see the butterfly album I did for KnK...it was far too much fun. I'll put it up tomorrow!
Love to all