Monday, July 9, 2012

Magazine Monday.... sort of.

Okay, no picture today. Just a note to let you know I'm back.The work table has been cleared and I have a challenge list a mile long to play with so cards will be flowing soon. I'm hoping to start with a TeaPot Tuesday card tomorrow and get things rolling again.

But in the mean time, I wanted to let you in on what's coming up over the next few weeks on the blog so you can plan now to not miss a beat.

Although I had very little computer time while Adrian was here, I did have 'book' time in the evenings. Quietly tucked under my covers with creative books to keep the juices flowing until I could play for real.

If you'd like to do some book shopping, I've included the titles as links to make it easy for you to have the reference material and follow along.

One of the books is Creative Foundations - 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox By Vicki Boutin. I was first struck by the artistic look of the cover. The picture showcases a lot of things I like to play with when I'm in my studio. 

For now, those posts will run on Thursdays as part of my Mixed Media postings. At the bottom of each post I'll run the supply list for the following week so you can see if there's anything you might want to pick up over the weekend and have on hand when the new tutorial posts. They are all EASY to do, have very few steps but create quite a punch to your project.

The other book is by Creating Keepsakes titled: The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker  by Wendy Smedly and Aby Garvey.  Neither of these ladies are strangers to the scrapbooking community and have tried and true advice to help make your scrapbooking life easier, no matter where you're creative space may be.

Many of you know I've been creating my 'perfect studio' for months. I still don't have an actual room or building, but my current space allows me to 'test run' ideas I come across. By the time I have the Studio, I'll know exactly what I need and how it needs to go together. Knowing some things ahead of time is a HUGE help to the guy running your electricity. :-)

So in September, be prepared to learn the difference between 'organized' and 'storage'. They really are two very different aspects that will make your creative life easier.

So check back tomorrow to see what I've finally had the opportunity to create and let's have some FUN!

Creative Blessings!


  1. welcome back to the land of the grand toddler free . cant wait for your tutorials.

  2. Kellllyyyyy.....I've missed you! So happy we are both getting back into the swing of things. I'm loving the sound of that mixed media book. So looking forward to seeing your creations!

  3. Thanks ladies!
    I really need to set up the reply to comments on here. hehe.