Anyways one of the themes I needed to scrap was "a day in my life" for Sarah (heh hon!!). At the time it was due I was miserable and was much preferring to bury my head in the sand and ignore my life, so the last thing I wanted to do was actually scrap about it LOL!!! Sarah was totally cool about me skipping hers for the time being and coming back to it when I was ready (see how relaxed we are?!). So I took some photos and then set them aside for when I was in the right head space. That was just a couple of days ago.
Then I discovered the size of Sarah's CJ ... the pages were A5 ... tiny!!!!! How was I going to fit all my photos and my journaling on a double A5?? I mulled it over for a long while and eventually came up with the idea of putting together some 'postcards from my life'. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had creating them from scratch. Plus I've fallen in love all over again with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks! I had almost as much fun creating the pages for the postcards to sit in. I just kind of went with the flow. I stitched the panels which hold the postcards into place and then, going with the flow, coloured in between the randomly stitched lines, something I'd ordinarily do when doodling. I don't know what it was about these pages for Sarah, but I really felt like I was having a zen moment when creating them! Anyways, without further ado I give you ...
Postcards from Alz
(note - size = A5 double)
cardstock - SU! Very Vanilla
patterned paper - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Lost and Found paper stack
stamps - SU! French Foliage, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Postcards and Spills & Splatters
inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Antique Linen; Archival Ink Jet Black
alphas - Quickutz Moonlight alpha die
other - Fiskars border punch, Pure Black Zig Writer, SU! Perfect Plum marker, vintage post stamps and sewing machine thread
a few samples of the postcards ...
I hope Sarah enjoys these postcards as much as I enjoyed creating them. If not I may just ask her to mail them back to me LOL. Although maybe I should just get on with re-creating them. Or maybe not!
Whatever you're doing I hope you're all having an awesome Sunday! :)