Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend started with a quick trip down to Chicago.
I went with the high school to go see Billy Elliot.
I saw the show on Broadway in 2009,
but I like Chicago,
and I liked Billy Elliot,
so I went again.
We hit up a lot of the same spot we did the last time I went down with the school
so I didn't take a lot of pictures.
But this was in the Art Institute, on the stairs at the main entrance.
Can't really tell from the picture, but all the colored blobs are words.
After the excitement of Chicago I had a great feast with my family.
Then I got down to the business of SCRAPBOOKING!
Here are a few pages for your consideration.
Some go Waaaaaaaaaaaaay back,
but still fun to remember.
On to December!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Intrigued With Purple

I said before that I sat down and worked out some cards this weekend,
while now I can't get it out of my head.
I just want to make, make, make!
All of my supplies are at home though,
so to make up for it I'm examining
color combination ideas,
and stamps.
The color that right now I'm pondering is purple.
I always associate this color with my younger years, when it was my favorite.
I'm figuring out that it's a color to be reckoned with.
It's more complicated than I originally figured.
There are so many different shades,
different feelings.
However, no matter what the shade it pops out.
Purple will not be put in a corner,
will not follow simple directions.
It follows its own drum, and I guess that could be frustrating.
I think that's why I've never really used it.
But today I challenged myself.
I told myself to sit down and talk it out with this special color and make it work.
It's fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Still Got It!

I went home this weekend to see my sister in The Pajama Game.
(Great job by the way! It was awesome and made me smile big smiles.)
While at home I found some time to make a few cards.
This is the first one.
Whipped it up in about five minutes,
without a real plan to start with.
So . . .
I think it's safe to say:
I can make cards!