This weeks release by Scotty Girl Design – the Eire Mini Kit – features a St Patrick’s Day/Ireland theme. I think that this is by far the most “themed” product I’ve ever used on a page. I’m not used to sticking primarily to one kit so being on the team has been a great creative challenge for me. It actually helps to get pages done when I stick to a kit rather than foraging through my supplies and trying out lots of options for paper and embellishing.
Peace Corps Anniversary by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Eire Mini Kit (New this week!) by Scotty Girl Designs; Cut It Out Clipping Masks by Robyn Meierotto; Elemental Snippy Alphas by Gennifer Bursett
The layout was inspired by the Criss Cross Scrapbook Coach class at Masterful Scrapbook Design. As it says in the journaling, St Patrick’s Day always reminds me of Peace Corps because we arrived in Joburg on our way to Gaborone on March 17, 2005. I was flipping through old Peace Corps pics recently so when the kit came out I remembered that I had this picture from our mid-service training that was held exactly a year later – March 17, 2006 – and we celebrated with a St Patrick’s Day themed party.
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Three of the four women in my family are scrapbookers, the fourth works as a graphic designer. Recently the three scrapbookers – my mom, my sister Allison and I – decided to create a separate blog where we issue two challenges a month and then share our results. We’re calling it “Scrapping Two by Two” to represent the 2 generations of women and 2 styles of scrapbooking we use (digital and paper). Today is our first post – where we share the overall idea behind the blog and issue our two challenges for March. Check it out and join in the fun! I’m super excited to be working on a scrapbooking project with my family
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It’s the first of the month (hello March!) and that means it’s the Company Stash release at Pixels & Co. Today I’m sharing a page I made for the Scotty Girl Design Creative Team using the Belle Alina papers and guilded elements that are part of the Company Stash:
Happiness Is … by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Belle Alina Papers, Belle Aline Guilded Elements, Noteworthy Papers and Masks by Scotty Girl Designs; Loosely Labeled, Jingle Element Pack, by Katie Pertiet; At the Moment and Identity by One Little Bird
I went through my photos with this kit in mind and found this one of me and my mom from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival last year that I thought complemented the purples in the kit. I also used one of the phrases from the Belle Alina word art but typed it onto the journaling card as my journaling/title. Ironically I love purple in real life, but have a very difficult time using it in scrapbooking! I used Radlab to burn the edges and process the photo a bit. I think the guilded elements are my favorite part of the release this week.
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The assignment: Make a page with a BRACKET foundation. Take the ideas from the Scrapbook Coach Bracket class but implement them in a page that doesn’t look a lot like any of the pages in the class. You know how much I love Scrapbook Coach classes so this was a fun one for me to push me to design something similar but without actually using the classes as guides. Here’s my page:
Hello 2014 by Heather Awsumb | Candid by One Little Bird Designs; Sentiment Spots No 4, Pinned Tabs No 2, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Curled Journal Spots No 6, Flagged Dates No 5 by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee; Up to Date by Jen Allyson; I Heart Stories by Ali Edwards; L’Amour Sparklies by Flerg
These are photos from New Years Eve in Madagascar; one of my favorite parts of the trip. I used the pink, navy blue and green from our clothes as inspiration for the color scheme and stamped out “2014″ using them. Then, as I was looking through my supplies I saw that the color scheme of the “Candid” kit by One Little Bird was very close. Through the power of digi (aka an Adjustment mask) and a little tweaking of the green in the striped paper I had the perfect match!
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It is still February, right? Yes? Okay. Here we go:
Watching: Season 3 of the BBC series “Sherlock”
Anticipating: My trip to Cape Town next week.
Listening/Reading: Two fluffy YA coming of age stories. It’s just what I need right now.
Eating: Lots of microwave popcorn – my default meal when I’m stressed.
Working On: A proposal for our largest donor that is due on Friday. (See “Eating” above.)
Wanting: Summer to last forever. (Did I say that before?)
Playing: Nothing these days. Any game recommendations out there?
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I am super excited to announce that I was asked to be on the creative team for Scotty Girl Designs. Yippee! Yes, this is the exciting scrapbooking related news I hinted at a couple weeks ago. I love Shannon’s patterned papers and am thrilled to be part of the team. I am also excited to be sharing my first layout using this week’s release - Recipe Maven. When I saw that the kit has a cooking theme I immediately thought, “Ugh, I don’t cook!” and then knew that would be the perfect subject for a page:
I Do Not Cook by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Recipe Maven Kit, Date Stamps 2, Stamped Alpha, Walts Park Alpha, This Year 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Designs; Little Layette Element Pack, Cooked Element Pack by Katie Pertiet
I am capable of cooking/following a recipe but usually I am
uninspired too lazy to cook for myself. Plus I don’t like leftovers that much. For the layout I looked through my photos for photos of food and found these three that I think tell a pretty good story: there’s microwave popcorn, my favorite treat/meal substitution; beer can chicken, one of the few specialties I have and crudités that represents my ability to chop of vegetables for salad and also another “specialty” that I like to bring to fancy meals. Ha!
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A view from today’s Hash – it’s summer and my favorite time of year here.
There are lots of big things coming my way over the next month that have me both excited and overwhelmed right now so apologies in advance if things are kind of quiet. I find that I don’t have much to say here especially when I’m overwhelmed at work so it may be just creative team assignments for the next little while. What’s keeping me so busy?
- Preparing an important presentation to senior program people in my organization for later this week. I’m pitching our country strategy in order to get their ideas/support for diversifying funding to our office.
- Leading my team to develop a proposal to our largest funder that will reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths in Lesotho. You don’t want to get me started on this but I’ll summarize by saying the problem is big and action is needed.
- Dealing with an HR crisis at work
- Some exciting scrapbooking related news to share hopefully soon
- My third beer fest in Clarens.
- The departure of one of my dearest friends in Lesotho *sob* with a preceding trip to Cape Town/Cape Winelands.
- A need to significantly improve my training regimen for the Two Oceans 10k Trail Run over Easter Weekend in April. (Oh, jeeze, did I just write “significantly improve” in a blog post? Clearly I’m having a hard time separating work and pleasure.) Let’s just say I’ve been off my game the last few weeks.
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