8/01/2008

STM, hot tub & paper...

this week's assignment at Scrappin' The Music...the song is 'Stay Beautiful' by Taylor Swift. never heard it until i went to complete this challenge. if you haven't visited STM yet, be sure and check it out...amazing talent over there and great inspiration! love it! anyway, speaking of inspiration...this little number is also going to fulfill my challenge for next week's SYC post...use up your beads!


the book spine is a wonderful thing i've turned on to...using old childrens' books (specifically $.25 and $.50 finds at Goodwill) and making notebooks (see bottom of post) and using the up the pages. i know, i'm tearing up books, but my son has enough! i did keep the inside cover with the dedication, however, from 1974 and Grandma Amick whoever that is.




ok, so maybe there's a bit too much going on here, but these colors were just screaming at me to use every ounce of any product i had in red, blue, and yellow. i didn't use every ounce and certainly didn't make a dent in my beads...but...i would love to see this very time consuming technique of doodling then sewing the beads along the lines used on a wedding layout. wouldn't that be lovely?

anywho, i had to combine the two challenges b/c in a bit i have to pack up my scrappin' goodies and get ready to head to a friend's house for a scrappin' weekend! YES!!! hot tub, pool, and scrappin'!!! me, Aimee, and Jana Dawn (i'm going to start calling her that ;))were invited to the vet lady's house, Eva G.--she doesn't have a blog :( ). her hubby is Gomey's veterinarian and i met Eva a while back when working at the lss. her hubby is away this weekend so...partay!!! last time we did this sort of thing Eva invited us to her friend's mostly untouched lake house.

anywho, certain to be good times! see you when i return. have a great weekend!

oh, here's said notebook...froggy went a courtin'....

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15 paper addicts say...:

aimee said...

gosh karen you are so talented!
can't wait the weekend to start! i gotta get to packing oh yeah, maybe taking a shower would be a good idea too.

ahardy said...

your use of vintage books is GENIUS.
that page is full of whimsy ... love it!

ahardy said...

eta:
have a BLAST on your scrappy vacay!

Kimber-Leigh said...

love the old book idea! can i join you this weekend? it sounds fabulous!

Lisa Dickinson said...

love that you are re-purposing these cool old books! looks fab! :)

Denise said...

Liz, awesome layout! I LOVE IT! Love that you added the book spine. I hope you have an amazing time at your scrapping weekend! FUN!

Nicole said...

how stinkin' awesome is your 'new' book?!!

love it !!

Tara said...

Another gorgeous project! So glad I'm checking in every day. Although, you ARE setting the bar very high for yourself!

Rita said...

Liz,
Love your STM layout! Your colors are great and the vintage book spine is genius! Love your repurposed notebook too. I'm jealous you have a scrapping retreat coming up!

Nat said...

What a stunning layout- love this so much. Thank you for playing along iwth us!

Julie said...

Wow just love the use of the old book and beads. Thanks for playong along.

Michelle said...

Your designs are awesome! I am so happy you have been sharing them with us over at Color Me Daisy.

Have a great scrapcation! I am jealous!

Laura Fiore said...

Karen...those beads are so gorgeous on your layout! Love it all, actually! Thanks for taking the challenge at STM!

Hope you enjoy your getaway!

dawn said...

I am always AMAZED at what you create! I wish we lived closer together. We could have a lot of fun...or get in alot of trouble! Hahaha... :-)

Jenny said...

Loving your blog & I'm hoping you'll post directions on that cute book. I never think to look for those...