November 16, 2012

Halloween 2010

I'm officially more than two years behind on my scrapbooks. Oh well... Nobody is perfect.
Simple Stories Year-o-graphy from the September '12 Apron Strings STBB kit. Other: Scenic Route Salem stickers, American Crafts cardstock, Bic marker, unknown chipboard alphas and buttons.

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November 14, 2012

Party Dress

Catching up on my scrapbook pages.

I used Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder papers, die-cuts and stickers from The Card Kitchen December 2011 kit. I Added Glossy Accents to the alphabet stickers and I really like how they turned out. May arts ribbon was also from the kit. Other: SU! cardstock; Thickers; pearl brad from Eyelet Outlet and Brads; key and tassel from the wedding we attended.

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November 7, 2012

Outside fun

Here is the layout I made with the Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard papers, stickers, note cards, journaling tags and felt blossom from The Card Kitchen November 2011 kit:
I used the note cards in the kit as my photo mats--they worked great even for these cropped photos. The Jillibean pins are from my stash. Other: WRMK Sew Easy and floss; Ranger Glossy Accents; Bic Marker.

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November 6, 2012

Back to the galaxy far, far away

We're going to see the Star Wars exhibit at the Orlando Science Center this weekend. As I'm 2 years behind on my scrapbooking, the pictures won't show up here for a while. So I figured I'd post the books I read these last several months as they all fit with the theme.

I chose the Han Solo trilogy by A.C. Crispin for my summer reading, even though it kind of broke the chronology I was aiming for when I started to read the Star Wars prequels. I really enjoyed all three books: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn. I liked that the story filled in the blank between the demise of the Jedi and the rebellion's full fledged attack, with a focus on the outer worlds that were running on their own despite the Empire. And all of this through the eyes of my favorite scoundrel...

Now I'm reading Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno. If  I had known this was a third-person dual point-of-view novel, I would have read it months ago as part of the research I was doing for the novel I wrote.

I've read a lot of first chapters of sci-fi books to get a sense of how much--or how little--world-building needs to come in at the beginning. I read some classics and some modern ones to note the differences. Of these, the only one I finished was The Stars My Destination by Alfred Beste. It really hooked me.

But I sure have a big pile of books on my to-read list...

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November 2, 2012

Baby cards

This must be baby season, my mom asked me for 4 cards and I only had 1 in my stash. So I got to make these:
Jillibean Soup Southern Chicken Dumpling papers, card base, and alphabet from The Card Kitchen March 2012 kit. May Arts ribbon from the September '12 kit. Other Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.
Jillibean Southern Chicken Dumpling papers (March '12 kit), Bella Blvd tape (May '12 kit), twine (July '12 kit). From my stash: WRMK Hippity Hoppity paper, Jillibean button and journaling sticker. Rounded corners with WRMK corner chomper.
Doodlebug designs note card, Jolie dimentional sticker, October afternoon chipboard alphas. Clean, simple and quick :)

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