Monday, November 24, 2008

december daily album and other stuff

gathering of supplies for my "december daily" album inspired by Ali Edwards.



Gearing up for a better span of luck. My car is in the shop. They determined the other guy was liable after some fighting on his part. I got my hair colored last week. Closer to my natural brown but with a shinier, redder kick. A needed change. It has been an adjustment getting used to it for me... and Cary! He has only ever known me as a blonde! It is growing on him though. I stayed home sick Thursday. Run down, cold-like. Just not good. Watched my student's class presentations on Friday and then did the school's Admissions Open House on saturday. That night went to a Close to my Heart party and Girl's Night Out. Bought a distressing tool and a journaling stamp. I don't usually buy stuff at those parties but I had had such a bad week I wanted a treat. Sunday I visited with my old high school art teacher/mentor. She is an unbelievable artist and inspires me greatly. Made me want to do some art. I stopped at the LSS on the way home for a few papers and album covers for my December Daily. Here it is so far...(the pictures are terrible with no natural light!)


The cover...a set of Maya Road clear album covers and tabs.. assortment of sticker letters and a Heidi Swapp scalloped journaling circle...


Example of the layers inside. Used lots of transparencies, various number stickers form my stash and some Christmas inspired papers...





Also included some "pages" that are envelopes and tags. Each day of December 1st - 25th has a two-sided page...then I added a final page for New Year's. Hence the title "The Holidays." I wanted to include the New Year as a final page...




Another view of the layers...I love how Ali plays with textures and layers and interest.


And here is one finished dishcloth and a yummy new taupe yarn color I got to add contrasting stripes to a few of the next dishclothes. I'm making a set for my mom. Thinking of getting her some nice soap from Williams & Sonoma or something. She loves cooking and her kitchen is red with shades of light/bright green. These are so fun to make and quick...I found out about them here.

Hopefully this (short) work week will be un-eventful. Grades lots of papers today...few wierd things to check in with my supervisor about...tomorrow at work we are having a Thanksgiving meal for the clients. Have some paperwork to catch up because I was out sick from that job one day last week...


Then...


my mom's cooking...


baking pies...


and FOUR DAYS OFF! Yeah!

2 comments:

Noelia said...

I think your album looks fabulous! I did a Christmas album last year and I loved the process and the finished product. This year I was debating about doing another one and last night I decided that I was going for it! I don't have Christmas stuff so I purchased some of the supplies Ali used in her album. Can't wait for it to arrive! Even if it's a little after December has started already.
Oh and by the way your knitting is gorgeous! I've been wanting to re-learn knitting lately.

scrapperjen said...

I love your album! I say I'm going to do that every year - haven't yet....someday!
I love the knitting - very pretty!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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