Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Converse Chucks...Documented Life Challenge

The challenge last week was to incorporate your favorite shoes. I was thrilled with that challenge, because I'd just taken some pics of my feet up by a Smoky Mountain stream in my well loved Chucks (all my Chucks are well loved).
 Then I finished out the pages by adding maps from brochures, and pictures I took that week. The round stamps that look like postmarks are national park stamps. They have them at the information desks of all the national parks, and you can stamp your books or drawings for free. I also found that some of the bags they pack your souvenirs in are plain and some are printed with the map of the park, so I started asking for the ones that were printed. The drawing with the orange background is an old journal page featuring my converse sneakers, so I reduced it and taped it in.
The backs of the taped in pieces have other photos and parts of postcards glued to them so that they are interesting when flipped open. This is a small book, but I'm managing to squeeze a lot of memories in there.
My planner is starting to get pretty thick! I'm thinking before they year is over, I'll have to rebind it...that will be another new thing to learn!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Documented Life Project...

The challenge on that week was to incorporate packaging from a food box. I was on vacation, so I didn't have food boxes around, but I had a bag from a distillery we visited, and decided to use that. It made a nice frame for a picture I took of Cumberland Falls in Kentucky.
There are a couple of flaps made from pictures and part of a post card. When you flip them out, this is what you see. I used as many photos from the week as I's a small planner, so I have to edit..that's hard!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Harbin Girls

This week's prompt for The Documented Life Project was to make a monochromatic page. I happen to be at the office and had a package of happy mail and a magazine...all of which had quite a bit of green. The tip-in for that week was also a green it is! When I saw the little girl, she reminded me of my sisters and me when we were little. There are three of us, born in a 3 year period. Everywhere we went we were referred to as a group: "The Harbin Girls." It's a happy memory, and I like being a Harbin girl!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tangle Stack...

The Documented Life Project prompt this week was to write your name. I was inspired by another DLP member to try a Tangle Stack...doodling/zentangling. I am at work and have just a few supplies..old books, a black pen, and highlighters, so that's what I used. I also used Gesso to knock the pages back a bit...yes, I keep gesso at work..very important stuff!

Edited to add:
I've added some pics from the week. I am terrible about keeping scrapbooks, so I'm trying to add little photos to my planner.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Creating during Cleanup

Yesterday, I had to clean up the dining room table, since family is coming to visit, and we will need a place to eat! I've enjoyed having the art supplies out, and close to the running water. Before I put it all away, I figured I'd make one more background, so I'd have something to doodle on.
Hmmm. Wonder what this will be?