Sunday, October 31, 2010

my little monster

happy halloween, everyone!!!!!

*jacked up* on sugar tonight {from the farm},

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Go check out the Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker blog today ..................... some of the DT members are being featured today. And "guess who?" is one of them.

There is tons of inspiration from some extremely talented women.

happy halloween {from the farm},

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A work-in-progress........ *december daily*

thought I'd share a few ideas about my dec. daily..........{for those resting on the couch this morning, browsing the web}.

the album is a 'homemade job' that i created using cardboard, transparencies, plain cardstock, 3 rings, pattern paper & a few extra embellishments. i'm trying to keep it 'simple stupid', but (i'm telling you) that's really hard.

this is my cover. i love the paper (october afternoon) -- you got a sneak peek yesterday, but i added a few buttons, some felt embellies and, of course, my title. i still want to add a little something to it with the date/year on it. still thinking on that one.

here's the first page when you open the cover. i REALLY wanted to use Kraft Cardstock for all the photo pages, so you would get this cool effect of seeing it when you look through the transparencies. but i didn't have enough kraft, so i went with it only on the 1st & 25th pages. love the simpleness of each transparency page.

here's the 2nd transparency page -- simple design, with the biggest impact being the actual transparency print.

these are the photo pages. i'm using the same design that ali edwards is using for her's {although i didn't download her digital ones -- i designed mine myself on word}. my pages go 'horizontal', not vertical like ali's. and they are about 6x8 inches in size. a 4x6 inch photo will fit perfectly on the larger space, with a bit of white showing on each side. the smaller rectangle space on the bottom will be for journaling, pattern paper, ribbon or some extra embellies.

this is my vision for each photo page. very clean & simple. i NOT me. it's good to create out-of-the-box sometimes.

i'm planning on using 'portrait' style photos as well. you may have to turn the album on it's side, but really........not hard to do, right??!?! this way i am not limitted to just taking landscape photos every day. this is a photo from last year that 1. isn't scrapped yet (yikes) and 2. is just for showing you my vision.

here's the dec. 25th page. again it's Kraft Cardstock. love the look it gives when it peeks from behind the transparency.

here's the back cover. some GREAT pattern paper by Crate Paper. love it and ALL their paper. i may add a little tag or sticker here with a 'created by:' piece.
still a huge work-in-progress.

can't wait to show you the finished product.
enjoying the sunshine today {from the farm},

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

it's snowing // *project*

and i couldn't ask for a better day to start working on my "december daily" project -- [totally inspired by the lovely ali edwards].

i started thinking about it last night.

and i'm {almost} done today.

makes me smile...................on a very cold, slushy, wet, snowy day!!!!!!

happy creating {from the farm},

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm a designer

Pop on over to this blog to see who I'm designer for right now...........she's an incredible friend and she's hosting yet another FANTASTIC event!!!!!!

And I used product from three of my favourite companies to design the kit!!!!!!

I'll give you a peek at the kit / project once the event starts in November.

working inside on this rainy day {from the farm},


Monday, October 18, 2010

have a seat

So incredibly sorry for going m.i.a. for the past few weeks. It's been a busy time {here on the farm} and I think it's safe to say that we are almost done with the least my part of it.

I will share more photos of the past few weeks later, but I did want to share an updated photo of my dining room. Why? Well.........b/c my chairs are finally covered again -- they were sitting on the floor, un-upolstered for about 4 weeks!!!!!! Got them done just in time for the accountant to show up and use one of them {lol}.

Also moved up the side console from the basement that I purchased for about $30 at a second-hand store and painted bright orange. I just needed something to put the milk on when we have company over. I really love the finally look -- when the tables not covered with homework or Asha's drawing papers. I think it just needs an area rug (but that's up for debate in this family). "Rugs do not belong in the dining room"!!!!!! Who does the decorating anyway?!?!?!


come back soon to see some other fun photos from October.

{from the farm},


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

inspiration // home decor

go check out my latest post over on the myStampBOX blog today.

Hopefully you'll be inspired.

{from the farm},