Friday, January 2, 2009

Scrappin' in '08

Since it seems like evryone is reflecting on the past year now that '09 has started, I thought it would be fun to look back on what I created in '08. A trip down paper memory lane...

I would have to say that the biggest thing that happened to me creatively in 08 was: I stopped caring. Not in the bad way, just that in I finally stopped stressing about how my layouts came out, I stopped thinking they had be a certain way or look a certain way, I stopped trying to be so neat and perfect, I let go. And I'm really glad I did. I still have the bad habit of looking back and thinking 'oh that's crooked' or 'I didn't journal that properly', but overall I would have to say that I'm just going with the flow when it comes to scrapping. I still plan and obsess over the layouts a little bit, but I'm trying to take more risks with the materials I use (paint, ripping, whatever), the formats I try (mini, hand made books, etc) and what I choose to scrap (swearing, depression, infertility, all of it.) At the same time I'm just realizing that I should take a little more care in my layouts, put a little more detail work into them, but to me that's just a new direction I want to take things, it's not going back to how it used to be. I'm still totally in love with his hobby/art.

So, in '08 I...

Made "Goals for XX" pages:



Discovered my love of minis (I had never made any until '08, but I made about 6 or 7 this year):





Made 2 hand-bound books (both dedicated to Seasons, so fun!!):



Scrapped on catalogue pages (inspired by this lovely chick):



Got personal:



And got silly:

Reflected on the little things:


Scrapped old pictures that were waiting to be scrapped:


Discoverd so many awesome and talented scrappers/artists:

Mandi
Kara
Amber
KC
Jen
Christina
Dani
Debee
Lindsay
and so many more...


Played in lots of fun Challenges:

One Little Word
Mojo
Scrapjack
The Art is Found

Learned to use (and love):

Masking Tape
Dymo Labeller
Staples
Bright colours
Love, Elsie
Woodgrain Contact Paper
Thickers
Mini prints
Paint and Ink

Still used (and loved):

K&Co
Primas
Patterned Paper
4X6 photos

Am most thankful for:

The Internet (my main source of inspiration)
My Rebel
My Scrapspace and Inspo wire

Made this and won't forget it:


Happy, Creative Weekend to you all :)
G.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

i love your scrapping style!! thanks for stopping by my blog anf givin your 2 cents on the dress picking! it's so hard! i think i'm totally going to make a wall hanging with the artsy chick quote on it. right on!

Mandi said...

I too have grown my style and quit "caring" this year! And eek that made me happy to see my *name* on this post! :)

marit said...

I just put a goal I set for myself on my own blog, and today I read on yours that you actually DID what I WANT.... Wohw!!! Love all your layouts, and will remember the "artsy chick" one to put on the wall someday (when I have my own scraproom)

Nelly said...

Love your scrapping style. I couldn't help notice the rolodex cards. I've done some and don't see many people working on those. I'm enjoying the links to decorating site and the artist at Etsy that you got your print from. Amazing prints!!
Nelly