May 10, 2011
i made 2 new ROD style journals (spring2011 and walking)
i started a new visual journal
i snowshoed and hiked at least twice a month
i started running once a week
i tried pilates (but i prefer yoga and continue going to classes twice a week)
i finished a 75km walking event
i am currently trying to do a spring cleaning and to declutter my environment (home, bag, desktop...) and my life in general
November 29, 2010
and i went snowshoeing last weekend
december daily album ready to go:
October 26, 2010
all those greens and oranges and browns and greys (pantone palette is minimal compared with such landscapes) mixed with the blue sky and that wonderful autumn light...inevitably make my soul vibrate! we spend 8 hours walking and the day was gone in a flash
i don´t know if it is the ephemeral nature of this bliss that
compel us to enjoy it so deeply
but i guess that when you think something won´t last forever you strive to squeeze it to the full...
October 17, 2010
one of the things i´ve done to use what i already had is to print directly onto claudine hellmut sticky canvas some digital papers and use them as scraps or embellishmentsi make a collage of some different papers (these are from home tweet home-kimds at oscraps.com) and print them onto the canvas (i have a regular printer HP Photosmart)then i cut pieces that can be used like fabric and stitch over them and i also can use them like tape for instance in this page i left the back paper on so when i want to put a photo or something under it i´ll remove the paper and will stick the photo with the canvas and will be able to flip it over
now, this weekend my main goal is to clean and organize home so the crafting issues and the plans for making "my second" will have to wait for a while...
October 9, 2010
but this weekend i´m envisioning a relaxing crafting one at home... i hope i could go on with my journal project, i´m loving making my ROD journal and hopefully i will finish it tomorrow and will be able to start filling it as soon as posible (my idea was to start it on october 1st and include last weekend trip but i´m afraid i will have to make a "retrospective" ;-) so i´ll reserve the few first pages for it). this has been an amazing discovery and i´m in love with it.
have a great weekend!
September 21, 2010
but these last weeks something has ligthen up inside me and i´ve found myself in a great urge of making stuff. i still love paper and glue and pen and paint...too much!
...and here i am. trying to find time to fill my creative blank. and wishing to be a better blogger to share all of it!
April 21, 2010
April 20, 2010
the weather today is being really nice...
...but sadly i needed one of this at the end of the day
November 23, 2009
The basis will be a "December Daily" because I feel more relaxed and free to reflect what happens every day but JYC is full of inspirations and prompts that really help me when i get stuck, and anyway you can always add extra pages with the prompts you like more.
I´m still looking forward to receive a package with some Christmassy stuff but in the meanwhile i´ve started to gather supplies among what I already have, trying to envision what I want to achieve.
My album size will be 8x8 but I will insert different sizes and shapes. And the color scheme will tend to be black, white, beige, red and lime green, although I won´t avoid any other color spots if it comes up...
The funniest issue is that, I confess, i´m not a big "Christmas time" lover (I used to be in the past, when I was a child or when I was studying at the University far away from home and came back… but not lately).
That said… I ADORE this project that I started doing 2 years ago (i have to say that being mama to a little girl helps too)
Here are some pics of my finished last year journal
And some of my gathered stuff so far for this year…
October 1, 2009
i realize i´ve been a bad, very bad blogger these past three months, but...well, i´ve done things.
i´ve made two summer albums, one of them is kind of a mix between a journal and an art journal with some touches of a scrapbook and the other one is more graphic and simple, inspired by this from molly irving and this one from ali edwards
both are still in progress and i need to add some touches here and there and most of the journaling.
i´ve also made some minialbums to give as presents (but i don´t have pictures to show you...)
so, back to autumn again: i´ve been looking forward for this and now i´m prepared and very excited to start the new class with ali edwards "yesterday and today"
i´ve been devoting a lot of my spare time to hiking and walking and because i have less time for scrapping, lately i tend to simplify my projects and make a lot of them digi or hybrid (although PAPER will always be my great love!) and i think that ali´s class is going to help me with this process very much .
ah! and i´ve prepared a "mini" to fill out during my favorite season "on the go" as i did with the summer one
brown and purple seem to be nice colors for this autumn!
have a nice weekend!
June 21, 2009
and talking about yellow, everything seems to be yellow around me lately, and although actually i´ve always thougth of yellow as a color for sad sentiments, recently i´ve found something brigth and energizing in it as well
...this blooming Hypericum perforatum (St. Johnswort) is saying hello to summer
...i´ve been reading this book again, after more than 15 years that i read it for the first time, and if yellow really means sadness, this book is the saddest i´ve ever read not only in the story but in the language it is written...it´s a beautiful book anyway. just a couple weekends ago i were in the village were the action took place in the book and it´s so perfectly described i could feel the story as if i´ve lived it!
finally i made this digi layout (although i´m not used to) with a neruda´s sonet that i found some days ago, with a free digital kit from 2Peas in a Bucket, more little touches of yellow
definetly my heart is looking like yellow, but i´m not sure which of the two sides is predominating...