Wednesday, April 22, 2009

back to the basics


when i first started scrapbooking (as a kid) i used what i had handy... scraps. scraps from daily life... wrappers, brochures, business cards, dried flowers. in my 20's my roommate, cami, was a dear friend with a degree in art and the sweetest heart in the world. we'd make fun collages out of magazine clippings about life musings and silly things. our prized project was a set of 38 collaged squares for a friend's birthday... entitled 38 ways to forget your age. i wish we'd taken pictures of it. we laughed so much coming up with and making those little collages.

anyway, to make a long story longer, the ever cool emilie ahern, inspired by amazing ali edwards, challenged the scrap review team to make a project out of junk mail. (you can check out the fun pages we made here.) it brought on a rush of all of those 20-something memories of late nights with mountain dew & red vines mixed with the smell of rubber cement. after making the layout for the scrap review, i got the bug again last night to make a few more recycled goodies. so i made a couple of cards and a tag, and generally trashed my room with scraps and clippings. caught the bug, too? head over to tsr and check out how you could win a fun goodie with just your old junk mail. :)
oh! and of course i was going to draw the winner of the tinymeat mini card holder today, too! thanks to random.org, we have a winner....
Blogger Alicia Sharp said...
The name of my book would be " A Hillbilly's Life." I was born and raised in a very small town in N.C and we are all the time getting called "hicks" because of our country slang! That's OK tho caue I would not trade my life for anyone elses. I also know what true Southern Hospitality is!!
April 20, 2009 3:23 PM
congratulations alicia!!! email me your addy, and i'll send you off your little card holder!

lastly, i knocked out the picture of the day first thing this morning. it's hairdo shot of emma before she headed off to school. the hairdo was courtesy of the amazing mindy & her awesome blog! thought the heart do was cute with their heart dresses. :)

9 comments:

Jackie said...

wish I knew where the poster you made me was...can't imagine throwing it out :)
Love the heart hair...and am amazed you got it up so quickly today...

Alicia Sharp said...

OMG! I cannot believe I won! Love your blog and thanks for the giveaway!!

Camilla Blue said...

love the heart hair. didn't catch at first it was even a heart, just looked cute (and impossible to make mercy sit still long enough to accomplish).

i miss the collage days too. and i miss bid euchre. and too much country music. and trying to think of something fun to do since keith and brent never would come up with any ideas. life sure was different a decade ago!

Cindy said...

Noel, I love your blog and check it almost every day. I love the collage idea. My friends and I are turning 40 this year. The collage is the perfect present for one of them. I even have four months to complete it!

Mindy said...

Hi Noel!

Thanks again for the shout out! I love that you like my hairdo's so much. Your girls have great hair! Plus, you have a knack for this hair stuff!

I decided to add a sidebar section for "Photographers Who Use My 'Do's" ... hope you do not mind that I added a link to you!

Mindy
Adopt a 'Do - Cute Girls Hairstyles

gilroy gal said...

Darling 'Do! I used to do cute things with my girls hair too when they were little..that's one of the fun things about having girls!

My ODD made a collage for her coach's baby and it is STILL up in her room 10 yrs later!

Cheryl KVD said...

I love her hair! Those cards are beautiful too!

Amy said...

love her hair....too cute!

Anonymous said...

I recently discovered your blog and have been here two hours so far. What an amazing person you must be, and your family is gorgeous. Wish I had "met" you sooner.
Dianne in suburb of Chicago

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