Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring-ish-ness haps

It's spring. I know it's only February, but today it was sixty degrees out. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and my cherry trees are a-blossoming. Thus, Spring.

The week actually began a little grey and rainy. But this is a normal thing, for us people in Seattle.
Unfortunately, it was a little too rainy and grey, and I started to get a little scritchy in the throat. But I was promptly cured by some pho.
This week, one of my favorite parts of my day was walking out my front door and saying hello to my little cherry tree before I go to work. I know it's weird, but I adore it. It's pretty.
Despite having had my feet destroyed by breaking in my new peep toes, I am totally loving all my new Target shoes. Here is shot of the ones with the little bow. These are just as comfy as slippers. So awesome.
Enough of shoes and flowers! Let's talk of crafty things.

Still working on the Europe book. I'll do another post later this weekend on that, but it's really not as fun to blog about because, let's face it, blogging about the process of digi-scrapping is a little pointless unless you are doing a tutorial. And I'm not. Because I totally gotta crank out a ton more pages by the end of next week.

So let's talk about pretty paper instead, hmmm?

Despite myself, I ended up liking the Dear Lizzy line quite a bit. I thought it would be too girly and wouldn't really go with my style/photos... but when it popped up at the local Ben Franklin I just had to have a little of it. And before I knew it, I found some other coordinating items had just popped themselves into my little basket. And then I went home, and pulled a few other things from my stash and put myself a little minibook kit together (are you really surprised?).

Here is everything together. Well, except the base album. I'm thinking to go with a Maya Road chipboard binder and then using the fabric and some canvas to make a cover for it. I might even have to break out the tulle... or make some ruffled ribbon. Hmmm..

Anyway, here are some detail shots.

I know, right?

I think I'm going to do this book themed all about the loveliness of being a girl. And, hopefully I'll get to this soon. Like, you know, before Spring is over.

Yet, I still have to finish the Europe book, and I've gotten some art journaling started again... and I want to do a few ATCs this month too...

Good thing I'm doing a half-week of stay-cation the first week in March. Totally going to veg out and spend all day making stuff. It's going to be soo good. (The other half of the week will be spent on a little trip to Portland. I decided to get in touch with my inner hipster and booked a room at the Ace Hotel. Very much looking forward to it.)

Anyway, that's pretty much all I got for now.

Hope you are having a happy Friday and that you are getting a little sunshine. ;)


phinner said...

I think for your trip to you'll need this "underground" guide to portland by chuck palahniuk ...

I sure enjoyed my little self-guided tour using his book!

and a visit to voodoo donuts is also a must, heheheh!

Melissa Mann said...

beautiful photos! and the new scrap stuff looks wonderful! i can't wait to get my hands on some of those new jenni bowlin buttons! love them!

Txgrrl said...

Love the cherry blossom pics. Nothing but snow, cold and ice here in Denver. And the cute shoes gives me hope for sunny days.

Oh, and the craft stuff looks lovely too. But I can't stop looking at the cherry blossoms.

Almiraz said...

Nice photos!!!...Really love them....keep it up..

Elisa said...

I look forward to see your Girly Minibook :)

Irini said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to do with those fabulous buttons!!..look forward to a girly mini...maybe you will give tips I am hopeless at them

Nathalie said...

Looked very girly to me too but I am sure that once I see your project, I will like this collection! :P

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