Remains of the Day Journal

Altered Dictionary "Life's Blessings"

7.18.2009

49th Birthday Weekend!!


It's been a good birthday. Worked on the 17th, so we went to Columbus today and explored the Polaris side of town. Lot's of neat shops. We got here about 9:30am so not much was open except Barnes & Nobles. It was a huge one. About 10:15 we wandered over to The Great Indoors. We got some bathroom makeover ideas. Neat store. Greg plans on doing on 1st floor bathroom over into a spa type of shower. So it was neat to see ideas. We also went to World Market. Found a nice Reisling wine to take home. Next stop was Joann's. Had my coupons, some for Greg too. So I got a new stamp and paper was 6/96 cents. So I got some neat new ones.

Then we looked at Sizzix Big Kick stuff. I have been wanting to try some embossing, so Greg said I should get one with my 50% off. They were sold out, so I got some embossing templates, since I know someone in our group has one. We then went to Red Lobster for lunch. Delicious!! No room for dessert. We then found Kirkland's, which I fell in love with in NC. I got a little lamp and some picture frames. Started home and stopped at one antique store. Got a few treasures. I scanned one of a box of old cards I got. The back of each card is a clear piece of vellum like material. Really neat. I called the Zanesville Joann's when I got home and they had a Big Kick , so I went and got it. I can't wait to use it. I need to get a special pad for embossing and I'll be set.

Came home and made a fire in the back yard and sat by it while the sun went down, drinking a glass of my wine. Relaxing and peaceful end to a perfect day!

7.11.2009

Working on 50th Anniversary Book

We got back from a small vacation yesterday. I started working again on my parent's 50th anniversary book. It's going to take some time to complete. I hope I can scan the pages for each of my sisters. I am scanning all the pictures before I use them in the book, so I have them for other uses later.
I will try and scan some of the work, but it is 12x12 pages and my scanner isn't that big, so I may have to go to a scrapbook store like Archiver's to scan them.
Hope everyone is still enjoying summer. It seems to be going fast. I don't want it to, but I also want September to get here, so I can go see my son and his new wife up in North Dakota. I miss them both a lot.

7.03.2009

July 3 - NO WORK!! YEA!!!


I love a day off. Slept in until 9am. Caught up on some of my taped shows for a few hours.
Decided to go up and clean stuff up in my art room. Our oldest son, Chris, came home for a few days. He stayed in my art room, so I had to take my stuff off the bed and lay it on the floor.
Once things were straightened up, I had a few swapped ATC's to put away and realized my binder is getting too small. My mom had given me a few binders she had laying around, so I decided to cover one with some of my favorite papers. Used Mod Podge to get it all to stay put. I bought a Scrabble Junior game awhile back and decided to use the tiles in it to make the title on the front of the binder. The binder is too big for the scanner, so the picture came out blurry. I'll take some pictures in a few days to post. It has lots of room for my ATC's now.
I have to start working on my parents 50th anniversary present. I am going to make them a remembrance book, scrapbook type of thing. I have been meaning to do this for sometime, so it's time to get it done.
Hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July!!

7.01.2009

AB Yahoo group birthday book


I have finished my page for the Altered Book Yahoo group birthday book. Over 100 people are submitting pages to Corinne, one of the co-moderators of the group. She is going to out of the very goodness of her heart, copy each page sent and bind them into a book for each of us, who are participating. It's quite an undertaking in my book! I can't wait to see it.

It was a challenge to work on a page only 4 x 6 inches big. I had decided as soon as I signed up for the swap to use a page out of one my favorite books, A Gift from the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindburg. So I picked the page, and started the background effect and then measured. My page was way too big to get the words I wanted to include. So I decided to scan the page with the background effect done and shrink it down to 4 x 6. Mission accomplished, I set to adding all the doodles and stamped images. I'm pretty happy with it. The background doesn't sparkle like the original, but I guess it wouldn't have sparkled in the copies either. Corinne is going to keep all the originals and possibly submit the original book for publication. That would be sooo cool. That was not the original intent of the project. But a nice possible side effect . . .