Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Creativity in Sickness

Not feeling so well today. I called in sick to work last night because I think I have some sort of stomach virus that I probably picked up at the hospital while working. There has been a lot of that going around at the hospital. I am feeling a lot better today and actually got a layout done as well!

I decided that I am trying out for the 3 Bugs in a Rug design team. I love their paper and love the layouts I have made so far with it. I think it would be a good match for me. I managed to get this done today after my nap and before picking the kids up from daycare. I used my new Gel-a-tin Weathered Letter stamps for the title and I must say that I love them! I was inspired by Grace's hat in the photo and duplicated the pattern in the border on the bottom. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I love this photo of Grace and I have been waiting for a while to scrap it. I love photos from behind like this. There is something about the mystery around the subject I think. I was reading on a fellow scrappers layout the other day about this exact thing. She came to the realization that she too loves these photos. She continued to say in her journaling how she realizes now that from the moment a child is born they are walking away from us in one form or another. I love reading other people's realizations that they come to through their scrapbooking. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. It's like cheap therapy!

On a lighter note, I made a page with the photos of Simon eating his ice cream. It's made with 3 Bugs in a Rug paper as well. It will also be part of my entry. That boy sure does love his ice cream! I just wish he was a little neater with it! I guess the photos wouldn't be so good though then. It's a catch 22 really.

I want to also add my congratulations to my wonderful friend Vicki Boutin for winning HOF this year. She is so talented and I didn't for one second think she wouldn't win this year. Her entry was amazing. You rock my friend!


Crystal said...

Good luck on the design team entry, Jen!! You would be awesome - you are SO creative and inspiring!! And you take great pictures too!!

Heather said...

Your entries look great. Best wishes with the design team. I love that one of Simon and the ice cream. The overlapped title and the little doodling details on teh paper is fabbulous!!

Tammy said...

Good luck with your entries! I think you would be a super addition to their team and a perfect fit! I'll be cheering you on and keeping fingers crossed.

Hope your feeling better soon!

SmileyCarrie said...

Your layouts are beautiful... great job!!! Good luck on the design team entry!

Marina said...

Jen, I'm so excited I found your blog, even though it is many days later then your last entry. It is too bad that they didn't pick you up, I think your layouts ROCK, and it is their loss!!!!

Can't wait to read more from you!!!

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