Scrapbooking – my love/hate relationship!

Scrapbooking for me is MY prompter of what has happened in our lives. Be it a holiday or simply the everyday things, for me its a physical memory of what has occurred.

My problem is I want to remember everything and sometimes I think because of this I often think I’m remembering only a little as I’m on memory-overload. Instant recall isn’t my strong suit but with my scrapbooks it’s there instantly. Well, once it’s completed at least, and therein lies my problem.

Last week-end I finally began sifting through one of my MANY bags of keepsakes to begin the arduous task of scrapbooking our 2012 cruise. Unfortunately for me my process is that everything MUST be completed in chronological order and I mean MUST BE. I do so envy those who can scrap what they want when they like. For me, this is not, and will NEVER be the case.

Hence it took an entire week to complete just the front page alone as I wanted to work on other parts of the cruise but no, I HAD to begin at the beginning. Aaahhh… it is SO frustrating but once this was completed my process is now slowly beginning to gain momentum. SLOWLY. Here is my page… 2012 Cruise - Front Page - JIFAnd yes, I have scanned and printed off in minute-form our tickets from the flights over there but no, I didn’t copy our passports. Admittedly I have done so in the past but thankfully Stampin’ Up! have this issued solved now with their Traveler Stamp Set!

So, one front page down, FIFTEEN double pages to go. No guessing what I’m doing this summer, lol 🙂 , but first I need pack for my anniversary week-end away before I resume the torment that is SCRAPBOOKING. Yea me!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Fresh Print Mojo 333!

After absolutely dreading today because of my extraordinarily long “to-do” list, imagine my utter dismay when at 2pm I found myself with the majority of chores completed thus able to begin today’s Mojo Sketch 333… WOW! This is the today Mojo Sketch 333.

Mojo 333 Sketch

For my card I began with a Whisper White Cardstock base, covering the entire front with a piece of DSP from the Spring Catty’s Fresh Print DSP Stack. I then added a strip of Pool Party Core’dinations Cardstock that I’d run through the Big Shot with, you guessed it, the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (I know, I know, I’m addicted!). To this was added a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock  with the corners rounded and the edges sponged.

Lacey Pool Party - Mojo 333 - JIF

A Tea Lace Paper Doily was spritzed with Early Espresso then sponged lightly with Pool Party Classic Ink and Crumb Cake Classic Ink before being glued over the Soft Suede Cardstock with 2-Way Glue Pen. Onto this was added a piece of cardstock which had two pieces of the 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim adhered with Sticky Strip. Onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the Spring Catty’s Perfect Pennants Stamp Set which was then circle punched, sponged and added to the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Sponged Doily, Ribbon Rossette and Round Sentiment- Mojo 333 - JIF

For the rosette I simply punched a 1″ Circle then with the ribbon, which already had the sticky strip attached, then beginning on the outer edge slowly wound the ribbon around into the center then finished it with a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

Coastal Cabana Rosette - Mojo 333 - JIF

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack, Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration)
Framelits: Envelope Liners
Ribbon: 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, 1″ and 1-3/4″ Circles
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Early Espresso Stampin’ Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Envelope,
Sponges, Stampin’ Spritzer (retired but still available on-line)

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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