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Photobooth!!! | Scrapbooking

First, let me apologize - Typepad was down for most of the past week, and it's only now that I'm able to do this post.  Thanks for bearing with me and hopefully there won't be any issues anymore!!!

Last night I (finally) felt like I needed to bond with my craft room and do some scrapping.

I've had these photobooth strips chillin since Ang & Joe's wedding...back in October.

Yeah.  I know.  A solid 8 months ago.

Procrastination is what I do best.  

I decided for this layout (which is a bare-bones take on a Studio Calico sketch) that I'd let the photos tell the story.  


The back is black heavy cardstock, splashed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Bronzer.  I used a Studio Calico gold camera, Teresa Collins "smile" chipboard element, Prima flowers, and heat embossed a Tim Holtz stamp on the journal card.


My friend, Erin, is the creeper from Blair Witch in that bottom photo.  You may remember her photobomb from my sister's wedding.  She's a bit ridiculous, and I love her.


Erin also convinced the guy at our table with the gigantic handlebar moustache to go into the photobooth with us.  It.was.awesome.  

Apparently the more I drink, the more I want to wear fedoras.

I kinda love fedoras.  I wish I could pull that look off on a normal day, not just in the photobooth with Wyatt Earp.

Congrats, again, to Angela & Joe - your wedding was beautiful & we all had a blasty blast at your reception.

"S" is for... | Cross Stitch

I find that even though I want to be outside more now that the weather seems to finally be getting warmer (although Tuesday there was a wind chill of 28 degrees. i cried a little.), I also have had more of a desire to stitch than I did over this horrid winter.  You'd think when we're all hibernating, I'd want nothing more than to just curl up on the couch and stitch. 


I think I was just too miserable to want to do really anything, even stitch.

But, this past week, I picked up my needle and thread, and got definitely some serious progress done on my Rosewood Manor piece.


The snail in the corner just kills me.



And that seahorse is pretty cool, too.

Stay tuned for the next installment.....

Much love ~~~


Backstitching. Oy.

I have quite a few cross stitch WIPs going on right now...and one very important one, which is a baby gift for one of my good friends from high school.

Now that her son is already a year old, I guess I should, you know, finish stitching it.  


I don't want to give away too many peeks of the gift, so I'll just show this...


As you can imagine, that backstitch is KILLER. does look pretty awesome.  The pattern is from Rosewood Manor, and is called ABC Tapestry.  I'm stitching it on 40 ct......something.  I'll have to get back to you on the actual color.  It's a Silkweaver fabric, that I know. 

Getting old sucks.  I can't remember anything.  (sigh)

I'm stitching with DMC 843, which is a dark navy.

I promise to give a few more updates as I go along, and I'll post a pic of the finished product once I'm done!

What are you all stitching this weekend?!  It's supposed to be nice here in Philly, so I know I'm going to try and get out and enjoy the weather, but I will be working on this gift, as well!

Much love ~~~