Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sketch Savvy

Sketch #129


Supplies:  American Crafts "Shimelle"

This LO inspired by Julie Bonner.


Supplies:  American Crafts "Shimelle"


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

American Crafts "Shimelle"

Stuck?! August 1st sketch:






Sketch Savvy #125




Supplies:  American Crafts "Shimelle"


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Creative Scrappers #276

Sketch #276





Supplies:  American Crafts "Shimelle"




Creative Scrappers # 275

Sketch #275





Supplies:  American Crafts "Shimelle"




Sunday, March 23, 2014

One Last Word ~ Sale!

Hey Hey!  Is there anyone out there still seeing this old blog of mine?  If so and you live in the Edmonton area, just wanted to let you know that I am having a scrappy sale.  Here's what I'm purging except for the diecutting machines.








It's priced to sell.  If you are interested in popping over to Sherwood Park for a boo, shoot me an email at shawja417@gmail.com.  I can even put on the teapot.  Enjoy a terrific cup of David's "Midsummer Night's Dream" as you search for treasure.  :)

Jen

Monday, February 24, 2014

When Did the Sizzle Fizzle?

Anyone who has been following my blog in the past year knows that I have been struggling with this scrappy passion of ours.  I started scrapping in 1999 and since discovering the amazing world of sketches in 2009 was scrapping hardcore.  For the past five years scrapping has been the crafty priority.    I felt so passionate about this creative outlet and yes, would sometimes even lose sleep to planning my next LO.  ha ha  However, slowly over the past year my thrill of scrapping has been fading.  Scrapping is leaving me feeling flat.  :(   It is always like this for me regarding my crafty interests.  My interest will shift.  It is no surprise to say that knitting seems to be taking over.

So I have made the decision to give scrapbooking a break.  I have packed up all of my supplies neatly away in the large closet in my studio.  I am not getting rid of anything.  Who knows, maybe down the road I will feel that thrill again.  If not, I am well stocked for crafty time with future grandchildren.  LOL  I fought hard with the idea of whether to continue blogging but in the end have decided that since my blog would have no scrappy content, it was time to stop.

So what will I be doing now?  Well, the studio is slowly turning into a knitting room.  Knitting supplies are front and center!  I am hoping to expand my knitting horizons and knowledge.  I really want to spend some time finishing up some cross-stitch projects.  My eyes aren't getting any younger and so stitching must be done in small time slots before the headache kicks in.  ;(  I plan on continuing making granny square afghans.  They are a fun project to have on the go and easy to just work on a square here and there.  Lastly, I really want to get back into reading.  I have so many books just waiting to be discovered.  In some small corner of my mind there is the thought of watercolour painting.  It has been there for many years.  But considering that I have trouble drawing a stick figure, this may not be a viable future endeavour.  ;)

I am happy to say that I will continue to take photographs.  I love taking pictures and documenting the everyday.  I will just be displaying them in a simpler way.... just a regular photo album with dates and a few lines of journaling what I want to remember.

Thank you to my readers for making this journey such a fun one.  May your scrappy passion burn bright for many years to come!  :)

And.... just because I hate a post without a photo,  I'll leave you with this shot of two of my favourite little people in this world.  They came for a visit this past weekend and we had a candy party!


Bye Bye.

Jen


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

At the Dog Park

When I came upon the awesome sheet of map paper, including a river,  in the BG "Carte Postale" collection,  I knew that I wanted to use it in my LO documenting our trip to the dog park with Jack.  This dog park is so amazing that it has a spot where the dogs can run down to the river for a dip.  Such a great spot for water dogs or any dog on a hot summer day.  We visited in fall right after the leaves had fallen.  Apparently, it was amazing the previous weekend.


I was really happy to get many photos on the one page.  It is something that I am hoping to do more often with my LO's.



It amazes me how little Jack looks.  He has grown somewhat although he is still on the smaller side of Miniature Australian Shepherds.  He has a beautiful long coat that is shiny beyond belief.

Here's the sketch I used created by the talented Julie Bonner.  Love her sketches!


This page is making me look forward to warmer days with lots of opportunities for dog walking.  It has been a cold and icy winter this year.  Boo to that!

Jen
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