The people I scrap with are mad. Totally mad. But extremely good and hilarious company - we had a total blast at Gibside this weekend! Cannot believe how quickly the time went, and productivity was especially good all round - no knitting to distract us this time!
As proof of the madness, the required crop-Croc-shot, after all, Crocs still rule for every scrapping occasion don't they?:
Even at 1 in the morning... The only thing is, what was happening on the other end of those Crocs?? Hm...
Alas the photo was too blurred, and the culprits will remain unnamed... for now... hehe
Scrapping/gossipping until 3:30 a.m. can be worth it, especially when day 2 has come to an end and you have finally "finished" wrangling with the "straightforward" project you set yourself on day 1 (that project that was supposed to be done by the end of day 1 as it was just a matter of adding a bit of paint, paper and photos - how very naive)....
Note to self, Maya Road calendar albums... not the easiest item to work with!
They look cute, but believe me, their design practicality leaves a lot to be desired... however, I do almost like the finished look (that's when it's not face down on a flat surface).
If only the damn thing would stay upright!
There are 26 entries in this little album for my Auntie in Poland. I spent much of Friday afternoon painting the base support (note Adirondack paint dabbers - not a quick solution for this style of application, simply tip out paint onto baby wipe and apply copious layers to book and yourself!).
Once that was done, I started painting the edges of each insert (again baby wipe method and very laborious job) - and then covering each insert in lovely BG Gypsy background paper, only to find when assembling the entire thing that the added weight of papers and photos tips the whole thing over. Hm, interesting look until you get to page 6 when it counterbalances itself again! I will have to think up some clever solution - Solvite maybe:
Here are some pics of the inside (bit difficult to photograph when trying to hold upright with one hand, and photograph with the other), granted I went a bit mad with the BG rub-ons and Hambly rub-ons, but you know, there's no point this all gathering dust... but I do want more of the Hambly rub-ons in those leafy designs I used on the cover... wish they'd do them separate to the mod flowers as I tend to want to use them on EVERYTHING!
I've still got to do the journaling for this one and maybe add a few ribbons to the rings... but then again! God, it doesn't look like much, but by 1 a.m. this morning Gillie and I had decided that we were definitely taking a break from mini albums.... for the next 20 years perhaps!
After that little album I was definitely in no mood to start on my Maya Road 8x8 book (straightforward project number 2)! Ha no more painting for me, actually no more double sided tape left! So started a new LO and ran out of time to finish it today, so at some point will need to come back to it and remember what I was going to do with it... let us hope I manage that this coming week!
But for the time-being I must away to bed, as I am running on 3.5 hours of sleep! Not good... but then again maybe I have time for a cup of tea (I've drunk more tea this past weekend than I have in the last 2 years - truly odd).
Really can't wait for my next crop now on the 13th, not much point unpacking is there? hehe