Well, I have had to really kick it into high gear. I still haven't done my Christmas cards! But there are just so many things to get done and . . . I of course put one of the most important things on the back burner for so long that now I am frantic. But I am just having the best time! I have once again reassured myself that I love working with paper - scrapbooking etc. I love trying to think of new and original ideas. I love pouring over magazines, finding something interesting and trying out a new technique or two.
BUT! I have an entire room - an ENTIRE ROOM! to work in. So why do I confine myself to a small 12" x 24" space to actually work in? Why do I have to have everything I think I might use out in front of me? There is literally not one square inch of countertop left in here.
Check it out.
A little piece of sanity over here where the finished pages are kept.
Course, nothing is finished until the bow is tied on the package.
I seem to always think of "just one more thing" to add to it.
I couldn't sit if I wanted to. I must stand when I work. I'm all over the place!
This is it. This is the only spot I have to "spread out"
what I am working on. I think this was my favorite page so far.
And I really cranked them out over the past two days!
And believe or not - I know EXACTLY where everything is. LOL! I know - so many of you out there are the exact same way. You just get in a mode and forget about everything else. Yesterday - I missed my hair appt! I felt so bad. I was sooooo wrapped up in what I was doing.
Sigh. I am just having the best time. I love "creating" mode.
I love making my best friend something so special, there is no one other than me that can put my pictures on a piece of paper and make it special to them and only them. I did it last year, and I knew I had to do it again this year. And if we get to go to Montana again in 2010, I'll probably do it again next year. Because what do you buy the people that have everything? You can't! It's impossible.
What's tricky with these books is, I can't make them "crafty". No lace, ribbons, bows or buttons. They need kind of a timeless quality to them. Nothing vintage (ARRGGGHHHH! that's killin' me!) Nothing feminine. I want the pages to be about the pictures, not about the pages. The pages just enhance the photos. I guess classic would describe them. (Although - it is Montana, I did use some burlap and just 6 buttons on one layout.)
I am just having the best time! :) LOL.
BTW - no worries - she doesn't do the "blog" thing. She might - if I tell her to check something out - but not to just sit down and read my blog - NOT! :)
Did I mention we are taking a digital photography class together starting in January? I am so excited! I love taking photos, but really need someone to teach me the whole camera thing and photoshop too. I love my iMac, but I know there is a lot more available than just iPhoto.
Anyway - my craftroom is decorated for Christmas too! That makes me even more happy while I'm in here.
My little snowman from Cindy :)
A cute vintage-like Christmas card I found at an antique store in Colorado.
My cute little Christmas Tree and cards from Theresa.
My Advent calendar. I LOVE Advent calendars.
And four shiny new HUGE pink mercury glass ornaments I hung.
Well, that's my mess. And my happiness. Thanks for letting me share! I hope all of you are having as wonderful a day as I will be - hopefully creating some wonderful pages for my friends!
By the way - TELL people "Merry Christmas". Everyone who waits on you, or holds the door open for you! Spread the good cheer! It's such a happy time of year!
ENJOY! and MERRY CHRISTMAS!