Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here it is my writing blog. I am starting this blog for NaNoWriMo. What is that you ask? Well if you can see this here blog odds are you already know, cause you are doing it too. If not it just means you were curious about this other new blog of mine and wanted to check it out... So NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It happens each November and you sign up and try to write a novel, 50,000, in 30 days. Sound hard, it is, I have tried it for 3 years now and have yet to accomplish this.
I am once again going to attempt to accomplish, and start anew with a big goal in mind and a desire to get it done! After this I am going to transfer all my writing onto this blog and cut out my extra writing blog on my former class site...
Wish me luck and if you would like to attempt NaNoWriMo Click on this here link and sign up, and add me as a buddy!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
There is this great scrapbook store that started this great kit club, where you get all the things you need to create a great two page layout each month. I found it was even more of a challenge, because you could not add and extras to it. I was struggling at first, but then had fun with it. I usually struggle with my own writing for titles, but decided I liked that personal touch. I made lots of the water distressed flowers to make it have that "garden" feel (see previous post for link to a tutorial on these flowers). I am very pleased with how it turned out, and I can't wait for the next one. Let me know what you think, and then check out Heartfelt creations
So I heard of a good way to use up scraps right a way, and cut down storage of usable pieces, too. After making a layout or two with the matching papers from the line you are using, make a few cards with the rest. Then you can toss the scraps with out the guilt... I still need to be better about it, I have a couple of bags of scraps I plan on using to make cards... I just haven't gotten to it yet. But here I tried out a technique I saw on the Bo Bunny blog for making flowers... I tried it with this big one...