Monday, March 21, 2011
Ella blog hop!
Welcome to the Ella Friends Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Monika Wright's blog, and your next stop with be Valerie Mangan's blog.
We are celebrating the everyday, in particular this book recently published by Ella Publishing:
Scrapbooking the Everyday, written by two of my favorite designers Elizabeth Dillow and Tina Cockburn. I love scrapbooking things from my daily life. This book gives me new ideas for incorporating the little stories rather than just the big events. Here's a page I did using the ideas from the book:
I've actually scrapped these photos before, but I have a new story: Art is helping Dominic negotiate the world, so I used these pictures to write about his everyday life as an artist. Like I often do, I added the Pioneer Woman Boost action to the photos. (Side comment: I am amazed at how clean my cabinets and floors look in these photos.) In case you can't read it, the rub-on from Daisy Bucket says, "That's the wonderful thing about crayons - they can take you to more places than a starship." It's from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Perfect in so many ways for this dude.
Design-wise, I thought it would be appropriate to paint a little on this page about art. To scruff up the paint a bit, I also stamped on it with a grid stamp. The blue ribbon was a rub-on I got with my February Studio Calico kit Candy Shoppe. I put it on white paper, cut it out, and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to look like a real ribbon.
Thank you so much for visiting! If you liked the visit, please stop by again; sign up to follow, which makes it even easier. And now for the prize:
If you want to win a copy of Scrapbooking the Everyday, leave a comment on this post, telling about some everyday thing in your life that makes you happy. From the comments left today, I'll draw a winner!
Your next stop will be to visit Valerie Mangan. If you missed any of the other friends, here's the hop in its entirety: