Saturday, June 11, 2011

A little scrapbook therapy

Work finally came around and turned out okay by week's end, but it was a rough, rough week. I think my bosses are afraid I'm going to look for another job. I think about it some times, but I really do love where I am even if sometimes I question the sanity of that.

My father-in-law is still in the hospital from his chest pains. We'll be heading down there shortly. But in the meantime, my friend's dad died this morning. He was in the hospital the week before last with kidney failure and fluid in his lungs. They thought he was on the mend and he went home to finish his recovery, but things took a turn for the worse and this morning, she and her daughter were called over there to find the police and fire truck. Her dad was gone. So I guess, all in all, my horrible week isn't so bad in comparison.

So last night I played in my scrapbook room for a little while. Mostly I watched You Tube videos on techniques and played Dr. Mario, but I did a little moving of paper too. But hubby was tired so I knocked off early to watch a movie with him (Duplicity - it was okay, a little slow but I liked the story). Then this morning I couldn't sleep so I got up and played some more in between loads of laundry and Chewie demanding attention. I finally finished this page based upon the Sketchy Thursday's sketch from last week.

It's funny how sometimes a page just all falls together quickly. Then there are others that seem such a struggle to put together and somehow never still look right. Lately, I'm having a lot of the latter.

But I did have fun with the flowers on this one. It's actually an EK Success border punch but I did a little snipping of my own to make separate flowers. In fact, there wasn't a lot to this one, considering how long it took to make. The background is Karen Foster Design paper called Zoo Life Collage. The polka dotted paper and orange papers are some I had left over other projects. I'm guessing it's probably DCWV, but am not sure. The little strip of green shimmer paper (left over from last year's Christmas card project) was distressed with some Tea Dye Distress Ink. The blue card stock I'm pretty sure is from Paperbilities and it's been hit with some Color Box white ink. I actually just realized that it's missing the border strip I made with the scalloped EK Success border punch that goes along the right side of the picture. There are some Irock gems for the center of the flowers and a Darice gem to dot the i in the title.

1 comment:

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Sorry to hear about your Father-in-law I hope he is doing well.

Your LO is awesome! I love all the details that you put in to and with just the one pic in the center. I may have to give that a try. TFS.