Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just because! (Finally!)

It seems my DT responsibilities and life in general have taken over lately, with so many deadlines and projects for both me and my children. I haven't really had the time to craft "just for me" and it's been strange. I always seem to forget that once winter "hibernation" ends, life revs up to a dizzying speed, making it near impossible to devote countless hours to my papercrafting. I also can't forget I took on a "real" job a couple of months ago, and although my writing responsibilities are pretty easy, I'm still trying to find my "groove" so I can get it all done without fearing I've forgotten something. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off!

Well, yesterday it rained. It was only supposed to be day full of spot showers, but it decided to rain all day. No spot showers, just one giant day-long shower. I welcomed it.... 1) Didn't have to water the veggie/flower gardens 2) I locked myself away in the craft room all afternoon. Yes, I did a lot of organizing (because I desperately needed to...imagine during the past couple of busy months the amount of mess I'd was awful. Paper scraps, ribbon scraps, tools, embellies everywhere!) I even organized all of my paper by manufacturer and line yesterday!!!!! This will, I hope, streamline the whole process, making it easier than ever to get some pages in my albums as everything that coordinates is all hangin' out together in the box :) Hubby says it's just my OCD. Whatever.

I finished up **finally** a layout I was working on for the Get Sketchy challenge over at sketches4all. I have only had the time to post my own challenges lately, so it felt good to enter someone else's challenge!

Here's the sketch:

..and my take on said sketch.
Basic Grey Oliver seemed like a good fit for this one (and I had recently received it in a Scenic Route grab bag deal, just dying to use them.) This is little Patryk, passed out cold, two years ago on our summer vacation in the White Mountains (which we do just about every year. I love it up there, and we don't have to travel far or spend a ton.)
That little journal card was received ages ago in an RAK, I believe it's a My Mind's Eye card. I inked it to better coordinate with the papers. Thickers Rocketeer, also inked, for the title. Random ric rac held on with Recollections silver brads.

The tickets and "lucky me" elements are random loose in my stash. Received these in an RAK as well. The arrow is Scenic Route. All of them are inked. (The ticket with the date on it is hiding some ink that got on my precious little man's head during the whole page making process.)

So there you have it :) I hope to play more today, it's another overcast yucky day. Patryk has soccer and I have to go to the grocery store, but I'm hoping that I can spend some quality time with my glue and paper :)

Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!


Melly said...

This is stunning honey!! I love your papers, arent basic grey so lovely!!

I love it when you find time just to make something for "you"!!
Hugs M xxx

WillieburgScrapper said...

Love those papers! Great combo. I know exactly how it feels to have the scrappy stuff be a complete mess- when I get it together I will feel much better- right now I'm just trying to keep it out Lola's way. Congrats on the organization- that is a huge feat!

Jennie said...

Oh this is just the cutest thing! I love the journalling pad and the gorgeous tickets! Not to mention the star of the layout ;)

I know what you mean about this weather ,life just picks up come summer and crafting sometimes takes its toll! Hope you enjoyed your craft time yesterday :D


melsanford said...

Awwww, gorgeous layout! Love those papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Stacy H-W said...

Lovely layout Khristen! I totally am with you are running around like a chicken with my head cut off! I haven't really been scrapping for "fun" lately either. Between real life stuff (which is more important)and DT responsibilities, I haven't been getting much done. Glad you could get in your scrap space and do some "fun" for you scrapping. Hugs, Stacy

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a fab LO! That's such a sweet pic of your little'un!
Glad to hear you had a nice rainy day and got loads of crafty stuff done .... you should move to Northern Ireland, sometimes it feels like its ALWAYS raining here, but at least you'd have the tidiest room in the country LOL!

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh, this layout is so super sweet!! Lovin' it, Khristen!

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