Monday, August 29, 2011

After the storm...

Well, we made it through the storm and were very lucky. Houses all around us have not had power since Saturday night. Aside from a few brief outages, we've had power the whole time. We're still pumping water out of our crawl space and are grateful that is the worst of it. My heart goes out to all those who fared much worse.

Spent a little of my hurricane time at the desk - lots of purging and organizing. Yesterday I made a scrapbook page though, just because. It's been a while since I've really gotten to make anything so I wanted to get back in the groove before I start digging into my Pebbles DT work. Also feeling the need to start using up Studio Calico kits...so here's what I made:
Used Studio Calico Boardwalk for this one. I really love that kit. I made that flower with those Pink Paislee mistable trims and a Gluber. I used Heirloom Blue Mister Huey to color the trim after I made the flower. Here's a close up:
materials: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: MME, Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Authentique; journal spot: American Crafts; trim: Pink Paislee; letters: Sassafras Lass; brads: Basic Grey; string: MME; tape: K & Co.; flower base: Cosmo Cricket; spray ink: Studio Calico; transparency: Hambly; die cutter: Big Shot

Has anyone seen this yet :

That's the Close To My Heart Fall catalog. (sorry it's such a teeny photo -that's all I was able to grab off their site) Way back in my early days of scrapbooking I used to sell CTMH.  I really couldn't devote the necessary time to it and honestly, lost interest in the products - so my little biz folded. One of my beefs with them was that their papers were too thin. Well, now they print their papers on cardstock. While I was perusing the catalog I noticed that the patterns & colors are more on trend and many of the products seem to have undergone a design overhaul. New designers must be on board because even the stamps look different. I couldn't help but do a little shopping from that catalog. I'll let you know what I think when the box arrives.

It's a beautiful day here in New Jersey - hurricanes always seem to leave gorgeous weather behind - and I've been given the day off due to lack of electricity in our office. Will head outside with the kiddies today - maybe do a little back to school shopping. That's just around the corner now!

6 comments:

Ursula said...

Beautiful LO Valerie. So glad you all didn't suffer too much damage with that storm.

I'll be interested to see your commments on the CTMH stuff. TFS

curlyqmosaics said...

Hi Valerie! I am so glad to hear that you and your family are alright after the storm.

As for your layout, I so totally love it! That striped paper for the background is so fun!

Thanks for the heads up about CTMH. I used to be part of a monthly group I purchased product from for years. I actually bailed out of it about a year ago myself. I truly felt like they were very behind on the trends. So glad they are making a comeback!

Jessica said...

Oh I adore that layout!!!! TFS!

Sarah Webb said...

Great pic! Wonderful page!

Kelly Noel said...

beautiful page!! i'm so happy to hear that everyone is okay after the storm!

Mitralee said...

Oh yeah!! I love that place and the new ctmh catalog rocks! It caught my eye this time round too!!!