EEEK: This is a bit of a fuzzy start but I promised Carrie over at Barely Controlled Chaos that I would definitely post for Crafty Tuesday today and as this is the front page of the Baby Angel's album, you get it in all its blurriness. No I cannot be bothered taking another shot. Besides, it is my least favourite page...
Now let me explain a bit about my scrapbooking.
When I arrived in Aus 5 years ago I was adopted by the most wonderful bunch of people at my local church. They took me (and the BA) under their wings, plied me with champagne at the Rectory on Friday nights and danced the Time Warp with me whilst wearing VERY silly pants. Me, not them. Which reminds me, I must get a copy of that shot. The fact of the matter is, Anglicans are party animals.
Anyway. Time went by and they moved to another church and I moved to another church but we kept in contact and then the lovely Jenpa (not her real name) started running scrap booking evenings. On these evenings she usually teaches us a technique and then you get time to play and scrap at your own pace. So that blurry cover page is my first project from scrapbooking nights. Here's my next couple.
Since then I have continued to love attending scrap booking nights with my bottle of champagne and occasional bag of Dorritos in hand. We do our 'set piece' or variations upon it and then retire to the nearby home of friends to solve the problems of life the universe and everything. Here are some of my more recent projects. Now are we spotting a similarity, nay an anomaly here? Yes! It is the complete lack of photos!!! Which, when last I checked, are an integral part of scrap booking!!!!! Here is one where I let my inner rebel go wild. The exemplar we were emulating was more seemingly attired... And my most recent effort for those with young children will be instantly recognisable...But alas! Still no photos!!!
What does this mean? Could it mean that I am enjoying the champagne and company much more than the scrapping? Perhaps. But I do like to sit and fiddle with the cutters and create something. Could it be that I am too lazy/stingy to get a decent cartridge for my printer and print out all the requisite photos? Perhaps. Maybe I just don't have the time to sit down and finish anything.
Whatever the reason, you can be sure I will be back at scrapbooking whenever I can get a night off ! There is something very therapeutic about creating someone else's design and then fiddling with it. (see puppy in lower RH corner of puppy spread and nude sunbather!!)
So that's my crafty contribution Carrie. I cheated a bit as it is a cumulative but you can giggle away with me on Tuesdays as as I fail to put anything more onto the pages and yet continue to make more pages. Avec champagne. And who knows, maybe one day I will have a completed page to share.
Perhaps I should make greeting cards.
If you pop over to Carrie's you'll usually see some lovely craftiness on a Tuesday.