Monday, December 8, 2008

Remember Scrapbooking?

It's been a while!

I don't know if you are like this too, but my scrapbooking mojo seems to ebb and flow. Lately I've been making a lot of cards but not too many layouts. Other times cards are like pulling hen's teeth and scrapbooking flows effortlessly. What I have noticed though is that I have a hard time moving from one to the to the other which is unexpected as they both are goofing around with paper, scissors and glue. It's kind of like writing prose and poetry. Each year after NaNoWriMo I have a horrible time trying to write poems again.

One of my goals has been to incorporate more stamping in my LOs. Stamping is awesome because after the initial cost of the stamps and ink you can use them forever - unlike that package of alphas with all the e's missing. And stamps like signs and banners make great spots for journaling and titles.

Here's a LO I made with some of the images from the upcoming release at Odd Bird Planet:


Close-ups:




Sorry the pics aren't great, we are having a huge snow storm and it's very dark out.

On the home front, we still don't have our tree up. The weather has been so mild we haven't been feeling it. But we are playing carols, have cinnamon, cloves and fruit peels simmering on the stove and Elvis crooning through our speakers. Maybe tonight we'll get the tree up. We'll see.

14 comments:

Marnie said...

Great page! Love that picture perfect for these stamps!

Laura said...

It is a gorgeous layout!!! For me it goes exactly the same.. sometimes I make cards a lot and then I just don't seem to be able to scrap at all and vice versa. Nice to hear that I am not the only one suffering from this :).

amberhelga said...

i love all the detail on this page ! you are such a great scrap/ card maker no matter what you make i love to look at it!

Beth Norman said...

Now isn't that the most clever thing I've seen!!

Angela said...

Such a fun layout. I just love it.

CathyR said...

Great layout. I love the torn paper snow.

Tiff said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! I thought of doing the same thing! I just love your work :)

Karrie Baker said...

This is too stinkin' cute!! :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is fabulous!

you are working these new images like nobody's business, and I know what you mean about the scrappy mojo ebbing and flowing

Claudette said...

Oh My!!!!....your layout is gorgeous, love all the detail, especially the use of stamps in your work and that ribbon just added that perfect touch.

Sparkle said...

This is darling! I love that ribbon.

maxine said...

Fantastic page

Kim said...

Nicole, this page is just darling!! I don't think I've ever seen a scrapbook page made with OBP images...love it!! Be sure to share with Johanna!

lauren said...

holy moly--i think this is the best xmas page i've ever seen! clearly it's the elves...well yeah...and the kids are cute too!!! (& certainly a bag full of graphic design talent did not hurt AT ALL!) :)