Saturday, March 5, 2011

5 Weeks of Illness!

That'll set ANYONE back.  Just a bit.  It's been a struggle trying to keep up with school work, work work, housework, homework, and whatever other kind of work I've had to contend with.  I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel: my breathing is getting better day-by-day, I am getting lots of rest, and I am starting to resume "normal" activitites (on a limited basis, of course.)  Things like vacuuming the rugs, doing laundry and cleaning the bathroom tire me out quickly, so I try to do them in limited intervals.  I am on Spring Break from school this week and am hoping to get back to my regularly-scheduled-life soon!

In the midst of all my suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia, I have some fun creating new projects with the February and March "Company Kits" from NESC.  Here were a couple of my layouts from the February kit:
Just before I became sick I had purchased a new leather journal and had begun drawing sketches for new layout designs.  I was feeling a little stuck when I went to create my 1st sample, until I remembered my sketches.  I love how it turned out!
Bo Bunny's line was amazing to work with.  I especially liked the dimensional stickers included with this kit.

The Thickers alphabet allowed me to create my own title.

I am just starting to get comfortable making single-page layouts.  I take so many pictures that it makes it hard for me to focus on only one.  But, sometimes that perfect photo comes along, and you want to showcase it.

I used one of the mini album pages as the base for my embellishment focus, creating this multi-layered accent.

I don't like my pages to be flat...I can always been seen with a good supply of foam pop dots!

For the March "Company Kit" I was again compelled to create a single-page layout because of this photo of me & my son.  The photo (from 2006) captures our relationship to this day!

That boy tugs at my heart strings like no one else can!  He is my reason to get up in the morning; he puts the smiles on my face.  I loved showcasing this photo with the beautiful pastels of the March kit.

I had fun playing with the ribbon, gathering and ruffling as I went,

I used my Fiskars punch to add flair to my layering.  "Do You Remember" is the PERFECT title for my page!

I plan to spend some more time this weekend playing with my fabulous kits from NESC.  I imagine many of the ladies who buy the kit will be just as inspired as I am.  I'm also going to play with the new Berryliscious line from Imaginisce and catch up on some of the Designer Series kits I have purchased.  Leave me a message...I would love to know what you are working on!