I think I fell off the face of the Earth! My last post was after our return from Thanksgiving break. Here is what has happened in a nut shell since then;
3 weeks of school, 3 doctors appointments a lot of phone calls and several runs to the pharmacy for Sara, a talking Canvas presentation for 5th graders, a holiday party with 2 crafts for 125 5th graders, Mom and Dad visiting for a week, girls out of school for Christmas, a tree and decorations, Christmas cards off and away, John off for a few days.
Now John has a few more days off, the girls have one more week off, we are headed to a basketball game tonight, the zoo tomorrow and bowling on Monday then new years and John back to work, girls back to school, I have a class starting on-line on January 8th and I get on a plane on January 8th for Anaheim, CA for 5 days of CHA fun, where I will be teaching a Copic class to a very small group of Copic enthusiasts.
Woosh it does sound like a lot. No wonder my house looks this way 🙂 Of course life has continued as well and I have had a few things post at Get It Scrapped. Here is a peak at those;
Breaking the rules:
Summer Haiku by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock, Bazzil Basics, sticker letters; American Crafts, ink; Sharpie, paint; Golden
I have been enjoying the Haiku writing and thought it perfectly suited a smattering of the flower photos I took while in Breckinridge, CO. The challenge was trying to purposefully break rules of design on your scrapbook page. Click HERE to read more about the rules I broke and the others that tackled the challenge as well.
I also had a tutorial posted on using gold foil and leafing:
Click HERE to get all the details and the how too. I was particularly inspired by the 3 other ladies that posted with me this month. They each used the gold techniques so completely differently! I l over seeing their work and I am so glad they joined me for the challenge!
Lastly there is a fun article about using circles on your layouts. I LOVE to use circles so this one is right up my ally.
Wet and Wild Ride by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock and chipboard letters; American Crafts, patterned paper; Basic Grey, small sticker letters; October Afternoon, ink; Sharpie and Copic, journaling tag; Maya Road, dots; Mark Richards, trim; unknown
Another layout that I really love I think I like this one because of the great family photos, I know the are blurry but boy those faces, they just melt me. The other scrappers that contributed to this article took circles to a whole new level. It is definitely worth a peak, check it out HERE
OK I better close there. I will attempt to stay on top of it again even for quick check ins 🙂 Thank you so much for tuning in and checking out the latest doings in Des Moines!
Merry Christmas a few days late and have a Happy New Year!