Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Paper Adventure '08 #2 and Just Us

Yesterday the new word came up at Elise's Paper Adventure! I just had one of those "I-wanna-do-something-but-I-just-don't-feel-up-to-it" days, so did nothing... Today, I feel a little better so started and am done. It doesn't look like much, but I like to keep this book simple, want to try to use no photos/pictures, just plain journaling and embellishments and I think that is going to be pretty hard!

The 2nd word was SOUVENIR.....
"Your souvenir may not come through any sort of creative work. It may come from conversations that you have with strangers or your best friends. Or from how you raise your children. Or how you interact in the place you work. Life is art. How you act contributes to your self portrait"

So, here's my 2nd page, glued it to the first one, I don't want to make spread, but don't want empty sides on the pages either. (for a larger view click image)

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I've had this photo laying here, got an extra one from Michelle when we had our photoswap, and just had to do something with it. So Monday, kids at school (yeheeeeeeh), me thinking..... couldn't come up with anything, so I cut a 12x6, put some paint on a piece of bubbly wrap and stamped some....

Took one of my Postage stamps by Autumn Leaves, used my Dymo, stapled a ribbon or 2, painted around the photo, added thickers and a flower with button, and last but not least, some BG papers I have for years but still are gorgeous to me! And... a layout was born!! Very happy with the result! Don't know why a 12x6 always takes so much time to make for me, guess I always want the papers and embellishments to match, but... as it is freestyle, it doesn't have to.... when can I get that into my head???

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Another detail, love those close-ups!!

Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Esther said...

Wouw! Love your new LO. Is beautiful. Great job.
Love, es

Mireille said...

Ik ben blij dat ik eindelijk weer gezellig met je mee kan lezen! Hele mooie dingen heb je gemaakt in de tijd dat ik afwezig was!!

Kaisa said...

I found your blog via Paper08 and I just love your work!

butterfly said...

Mooie souvenir woorden! Ziet er weer grandioos uit.

michelle said...

this is such a colorful layout. I love it! This one is gonna be hard for me, I'm thinking. Hope I can plow it out this weekend.

Lis said...

Love the layout its so colourful! Your paper adventure page is great!

Paula said...

Fabulous page. I too am steerign clear of photos if i can. i want it t be a journal with stamped images & papers. I am a bit behind as I have two many things that need completing before I go awy on 1st Feb with the team. Half the stuff is for the team or the stuff I need to take to play with. My page is half done & should be finished tonight.
Em has started somethign else & i just have no time right now to play.

Oh before I forget, gorgeous layout too.

Je@net said...

Wow sis, you made a great page for the Paper Adventure Challenge!!
And another awesome lo!! Great job!!

scrappy Jen D said...

Wohhhh!
Mooie pagina in je challenge-boek!
Supermooie lintjes!!!

Wat toch een geweldige discipline heb je om iedere week een page te maken!
Echt goed, hoor!
Ik wou dat ik dat kon!

Liefs, Jen.

linda loe said...

Oh erg mooi hoor en zo vrolijk van kleur

Marlies said...

Apparently Elise's is the place to be this year! I think I will hop on too! At least for this one I am in time!

I love your LO. Wonderful pic, too!

Elly said...

Dat gaat weer een prachtig naslagwerkje worden! Je begin is al zo super!!! En dat lootje is ook weer zo heerlijk vrolijk! Ik heb gister en vandaag toevallig een spread gemaakt van restjes BG, zal 'em van de week weleens op de groep gooien. Ook dat papier vind ik nog steeds hardstikke mooi. Ben blij dat je weer een beetje uit je dipje begint te klimmen!

Mireille said...

beautiful projects sweetie!!
glad I stopped by!

SCRAP-GEK! said...

wauw...je hebt weer super gave dingen gemaakt Marjolein!! super hoor! fijn weekend! groetjes marije.

happydays525 said...

So cool! I haven't tried the 6 x 12 size yet, will have to venture out and try it now! Have a great weekend!

valerie said...

great work can't wait see what you come up with loved following your em journal last year

Val

eliane said...

een hele mooie foto van jou en Henk en die verdient een mooie LO , goed gelukt !

M@risk@ said...

Wonderful take on the Paper Adventure. Love the clean page. Your layout though is colorful. I think you're a fan of BG papers too.

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awww. great album and pics.

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