P.S. Einstein on the Beach, 1939 is from Retronaut.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I mentioned to my friend and fellow Joss fan Angi that the only one I was missing was Captain America. I found him waiting as a surprise in our mailbox a few days later! So nice.DC Superheroes scrapbook paper book. You can tell I've had it for a really long time because the papers are 8.5"x11". I always scrap 12"x12" so I would never buy a book of paper in that size now. I made it work anyway and cut out Batman and Catwoman from there to make them work on my 12x12 layout. Actually I kind of enjoy cutting out those intricate things.
I wanted my journaling in a comic book font so I got out The Watchmen for reference and started practicing. If I could sum up the tricks to writing in comic book font I would say use all capitals, and pick up your pen after each line you draw to make a letter. Also line the edges of the journaling square with black ink or put a mat underneath.
The alphabet stickers are made by Stickopotamus and I'm sorry to report that the adhesive wasn't holding them on the page so I had to glue them. That's the 2nd time that's happened in the last few weeks. I'm starting to worry I'm going to open my scrapbooks in 20 years and everything will be at the bottom of the page protector.
This may be the fastest I've ever gotten my pictures scrapped!
Did you go see The Dark Knight Rises? Did you like it too?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Our fur niece (actually this label might help because when people see this picture they say, What is that?!):Bag of Bones?!
Mike spends the rest of the story entangled in small town drama while trying to decipher what the ghosts in his lake house are trying to communicate to him. It's really creepy!
I remember reading lots of scary stories during the summer as a kid. I could not get enough. Reading Bag of Bones brought back some of that nostalgia for me while fulfilling my Thriller requirement for the Eclectic Reader Challenge.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I started looking through my stash for some rainbow inspired supplies and found this embossed rainbow paper by love, elsie. I doodled over the embossing to make the sun and clouds stand out -- I actually didn't see a rainbow after this storm but whenever it rains it feels like I have a rainbow in my heart.
When I was a kid I thought it was kind of dumb when I heard grown-ups talking about the weather. I may have even vowed to myself never to do it when I became a grown-up, and use infinitely more interesting topics of conversation with others. Here I am now making an entire scrapbook page about weather! Yes, I find weather interesting. How can you not when a 15 minute downpour sends water flooding down your street and creates 2 extra swimming pools in your backyard?
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The pictures from each day go chronologically from left to right. Wednesday I flew there. On our way back from the airport my niece's car hit 200,000 miles so we had to stop for pictures. Thursday was my niece Laura's graduation in Kansas City. After we went to Green Apple, a frozen yogurt place where you make it yourself and then pay by weight. Yum! Friday we went to Laura's for a bbq to celebrate her graduation. I spent a lot of time playing with my fur nephew, Toby.
It was a busy trip but I had such a memorable time with everyone. I can't believe it's already been 2 months since I was there.
P.S. Here is Nerd Nest's colorful Week 19.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I am addicted to journaling but I like how streamlined these pages are. I have a brand-new white pen calling my name too! But I will put all my journaling on my pre-concert page and post-concert page instead.
Florence was awesome by the way. Her voice is as powerful as a tornado siren and she runs around the stage like Stevie Nicks too. Definitely one you want to see live.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I liked the spoon on this paper but I knew the paper was too serious.
I've had Laura's Ice Cream sticker for about 4 years and coincidentally just came across it a few weeks ago. (That's my niece's name.) Serendipity.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I used mostly stickers and rick rack to make this fun page. I think those banner letter stickers are super cute. They are Recollections brand from Michaels. If you want to get them too, be forewarned that the adhesive does not stick. After I put them down they began popping up and I had to put more adhesive on the back. Bummer.
The crown sticker fulfills my rhinestone requirement. The old school dress tag came pre-made. I love trying to work in those old supplies. And I actually spelled QUEEN with a Q, U, 2 Ws, and an M. I can't be stopped!
What are you the queen of?
Monday, July 16, 2012
That's my week in a nutshell.
P.S. Nerd Nest's Week 18 is here.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Here's a closer look at Monday. Strega Nona got a special visit from the pre-schoolers. She is a celebrity at my school!
P.S. Here is Nerd Nest's Week 17.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
That's my week!
P.S. Here is Nerd Nest's week 16.