but I've been on anything BUT a break from scrapping
over the past few days,
which is actually kind of perfect.
You don't even want to know what my desk
and the floor beneath it look like.In sum: paper, paper, everywhere!
So far, these have emerged from my messy wonderland of scrappy bliss:
the design team intro post
on the October Afternoon blog,
using the "5 & Dime" collection
and a bunch of the Miscellany items (which I love, love, crazy love).
All this week, the new members are being introduced,
and if you leave a comment, you'll be entered to win some OA "5 & Dime" goodies,
so be sure to visit!
This next layout is featured on the Lily Bee blog,
and celebrates spring, spring, and more spring.
for the past two years, but this will be my last month with Lily Bee.
There is currently a search underway for a new design team,
and the call has been extended until March 31,
so be sure to check out the Lily Bee blog for more details!
In addition to the flowery patterns covering my scrap desk (and floor)
are the remnants of many JBS Be My Guest papers,
which I used to create this mini-album:
in the JBS Mercantile March gallery,
but this one has been resized specifically to accommodate journaling cards.
I've posted a tutorial on the JBS Inspiration blog, if you're interested
in finding out just how EASY this album was to put together.
You can also get a peek of the new JBS acrylic stamps in action there.
Other than reveling in paper,
I've been having a great spring break so far.
I just started reading a new book --
a just-for-me book, a no-strings-attached, no-lesson-plans-needed book --
and it's pretty good so far.
I've also been cooking quite a bit,
and sleeping quite a bit, I admit. :)
Honestly, I feel sort of strange to be without a routine,
but I also think it's good for the soul to be unencumbered every so often.
A little aimlessness -- if only temporary -- can actually be clarifying.
Granted, to look at me now, surrounded by a scrap blizzard,
"clarity" may not be the best word to describe what you see.
I love spring break.