Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Project 365 My Way

Like many of you I tried to get one of Becky Higgins Project 365 Kits. I wasn't even close to getting one. I had already resigned myself to do this project, so I decided that I could do it on my own. I was able to find some 12x12 page protectors (Style E) from I Remember When, I also got a 12x12 D ring binder from We R Memory Keepers. Then I was off to the races.

I used the following supplies as the base of my Project:
1. StazOn ink (black and white)
2. Tim Holtz Distress Ink (milled Lavender)
3. Bo Bunny Circle the Date stamps
4. 4x6 Index Cards
5. a rotary date stamp

For the title page I went to and made a word cloud with synonyms for scrapbook. It is a fabulous site, you should definitely check it out. I also used two handmade cards that I purchased from another fabulous site for supporting the arts. The base of my album are the 4x6 index cards which have been corner rounded and distressed with Tim Holtz milled lavender Distress Ink.

I found the Bo Bunny Circle the Date stamp in a scrapbook store in Nanaimo. There was a Christmas Sale in a snowstorm. I was the only customer. It was a good shopping day. I came up with the design of "the week of " page that I liked and use it throughout the album. I used the rotary date stamp and the StazOn ink to put a date on each picture. I then cut the index cards in half, corner round and distress, and use them to journal. I think it looks just like Becky Higgins' kit. I used the black StazOn ink to label the light coloured photos and the white StazOn to label the dark photos. All the photos are labelled in the bottom right hand corner.
My plan for this album is to use the same base elements for every week page and then do some different treatments and embellishments on the 4x6 index cards.

I also decided to add some spice to the blank photos with some stamping. This week I tried some different treatments. I brushed the index cards with Making Memories Scrapbook Colors manila. I also used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink to shadow stamp some images on the cards.

I haven't totally caught up yet. I am sharing this project with my friends through Facebook. I have an album there with all of the photos. They seem to like it. I like the sharing and the feedback about the pictures.

I am really enjoying this project and hope that others will try it. Remember it doesn't have to be a daily picture you could do a Project 52 and just take weekly photos. I think it's a fabulous idea for people with kids. It would be great to see how much they change over time. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inking Obsessions: I Haven't Done Much!#links

Inking Obsessions: I Haven't Done Much!#links
I Haven't Done Much!
Saw this on Marcia's Blog CiaB's Crafty Times and it looked like fun. There are some things on this list that are on my to-do list, and some things that would never be! :) Feel free to copy and post and link back here!All those things I've done in my life are BOLD
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo NO WAY
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - wooops
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie independent movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Guess I haven't done much only 46! Hopefully I have a few more years.