Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Been Busy

I have been so busy lately with - life, I guess - that I haven't had as much time for creating. And after a while, I really start to feel bottled up and frustrated, so it's good when I can do any little thing with color and pattern, and then I feel better. :)

I've also been trying to finish up this summer book I made so that I can start working on a fall mini-book. I used my Zutter binder to create this and I love the way you can punch holes in a lot of different things and then bind it all together. Fun stuff.

I've also been trying to do more scrapbooking lately - this summer I made so many cards but not so many layouts. I'm trying to be better about journaling and documenting things in words instead of just pictures!

I tried my hand again at one of these metal cookie-sheet calendars. I did one last year after I was inspired by Teresa McFayden's version, but mine never gets as good as hers. Still, I enjoyed making all the little Halloweeny dates and trying to come up with more clever ideas. My kids love to play endlessly with all the little magnets.

Oh! And I added a few little pincushions to my Trinkets shop if you're interested! Too much fun to make! Have a great week!


deb said...

Love your little book Laurie! That's so funny.. I was just thinking today that I wanted to try my hand at one of those cookie sheet countdown calendars but for Christmas. Love the Halloween one though too. Glad you're enjoying yourself.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the Flickr slide show of your creations, Laurie. And Chloe is so photogenic! I have two beautiful granddaughters! We aren't doing anything special for Halloween here. The large pumpkin we got turned rotten several days ago. Now it needs to go in the compost.

KSmith said...

those pin cushions are ao adorable.

Kimmarie said...

Your book looks so colorful! I love your layout and calendar! Those pincushions are adorable. Have fun creating - I need to get back in the swing of things as well.

michelle said...

Love your small book! And your pin cushions! I'm excited to be in the ornament swap with you. I'm sure you're going to come up with something fabulous from the look of your beautiful blog. : )