Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tension Breaker

Scrap therapy -- oh, did I need some.
So I treated myself to some. 
The journaling isn't visible -- sorry! It's on the yellow card peeking out from behind the photo. 

The page documents my husband's 40th birthday surprise: a Lego Millennium Falcon. We could have gone with the whole "over the hill" approach, but instead, my daughter and I decided to honor the forever-young boy within.  
I pulled together lots of tidbits on this layout, using pieces from Ali E.'s story kits, past Studio Calico and Elle's Studio kits, some October Afternoon chipboard pieces, and more. The patterned papers are from a variety of sources, including Studio Tekturek (love, love, love that blue paper), JBS, and SC. The background paper (from SC) reminds me of the circles on Lego pieces. 

It felt good to make a "just because" page, especially one that allowed me to let go and be silly. I've been way too serious lately, and needed to loosen up.  Thank goodness for this crafty outlet. :) 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Way Through

This week:
there are no words.

No, that's not right --
There are so many words,
word upon word upon word --
some are swallowed,
some are cried out,
some are chanted,
some are posted,
some are deleted,
some are released in anger,
some are held back in fear,
some are sung in elegy,
some are whispered in prayer,
some thank Jesus,
some ask him for guidance,
some ask, "What's next?"
some challenge the answer,
some say sorry,
some say anything but.

And even though I keep forming all sorts of words with my mouth and my fingers and my mind,
I can't seem to find the right ones. But I'll keep trying.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November at Elle's Studio

It's November 10, which means that it's reveal time at Elle's Studio! There's a new kit, just in time for documenting November's highlights, with some extras in case you're ready to jump into December already.
If that last bit about December piqued your interest, then you will love the Christmas acrylic, stamps, and wood veneer in the shop!

Ooh, and if you're already over 2016 (as so many seem to be at this point), then set your sights on these 2017 goodies:

Count on Elle to know just what our scrappy hearts desire.

The colors in this month's kit coordinate with those in the 'Tis the Season collection, something that I capitalized upon in this holiday layout:

Have a great day!