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November 2009 posts

Apartment Therapy is one of my favorite blogs. Their motto is, "saving the world, one room at a time." I read the New York version. They also have L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., and Boston versions. As you might guess from the title of the blog, they share all things home related. And while I do have dreams of reupholstering antique chairs and refinishing flea market cabinets, mostly I like to look at the pretty pictures for inspiration. Today, I thought I'd share some inspiring photos from recent Apartment Therapy posts: Doilies and Thumbtacks: It's no secret that I'm obsessed... Read more →

I've got two little home themed collages for you today: The top one is built on grungeboard (which I *love* as a surface for collages) and the bottom one is a small 5x5 canvas. They're both samples for my Technique-a-Palooza class. I know, I know, I keep talking about it. But, I'm having too much fun! Okay, I promise to stop. But not before I brag about my students a little bit more! Check out their gorgeous work: Seriously awesome, right? Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

I put together a quick layout that I wanted to share: I pulled it together from the samples I've made for my online class. It's a busy, colorful, wonderful layout and I'm thrilled to pieces with it. (And by the way, notice the horrific typo in the journaling? I just went back and fixed it by overtyping and decided to leave it a bit of a mess. It adds to the charm of the layout, don't you think?) All those homemade embellishments and papers remind me of how I used to scrap in the "old days" when I couldn't get... Read more →

I've got a list for you today. Just 5 things rattling around my brain... 1. Prima has an awesome giveaway. Leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win! Open to all countries. Drawing will close on Friday, November 6th, at 4 pm EST. 2. I recently went to the Museum of Arts and Design to see "Slashed: Paper Under the Knife." I really liked the exhibit. As you might imagine, given the name of the exhibit, it was works of art made from cut paper. This was one of my faves: It's a tunnel book by Andrea... Read more →

Every month, Prima's talented sketch artist Anam Stubbington draws up a beautiful page sketch. The design team is asked to create something based on the sketch and then the challenge is opened to the community. "Let's see what you can do with this fab sketch! You have until November 25th to upload any project to our CONTEST Gallery based on this design. PLEASE remember: all uploads MUST be Prima-based. We cannot showcase other manufacturer's products. The size of the file uploading must be smaller than 150 kb. The winner will be featured right here on the blog after December 1st,... Read more →