Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Smeared and Smudged Monthly Member Hop

Hello Lovelies,

It's baaaacccccckkkkk!!!!  The S & S monthly member hop is here again!  This month our hop is all about New!!!  That just means that something on your project has to be new to you!  It can be a technique you haven't tried before, or a new stamp that you just haven't had time to use yet. 

So for my project I used 2 new things.  A envelope album that I got from Graphic 45 and a new Digi image from Smeared Ink!  Now not only did I double the newness, I tripled the challenges for this one project!!!  You all know that over on Smeared and smudged we have several challenges every month where you can win some wonderful items from some awesome companies!!  The challenges I made this project for are the S&S scrapbook sketch challenge, the challenge issued by out lovely Guest DT Alex, and for this Hop!!!

front cover

front cover open
now you can see the full scrapbook sketch!!

inside pages

back cover

So my idea for this hop/challenges came from desperation quite honestly.  We started another group over on S & S about Art Journals and I love the idea.  I have wanted to do one for a while so was very happy when it was suggested!!!  Of course as soon as we start this everything goes haywire in my house.  In a good way of course.  My hubby is retiring from the Navy, which we have known for a while, what we didn't know was that he would get a job and have to start so quickly.  So long story short, we got a call on December 28th saying he got the job and you start on January 19th. Now we have been scrambling around, packing, finding a place to live, getting the house ready to sell, getting the kids ready to move(which isn't possible mentally I think) and just a whole lot of hoopla!!!!!  Long story short I wanted to make a book for Alex's challenge and also start an Art Journal.  Sooooo  I did!  I started the art journal then realized that I wouldn't have time to work on it everyday, what I do have time to do everyday is write something down.  Knowing myself though I would write it on whatever I had, like a couple of daily notes are on the backs of receipts!!!, so I needed somewhere to keep those pieces of paper!!!  Therefore the Envelope Album.  The Mad Scientist I think just represents my life perfectly right now!!!  I do know that I will add more pictures to the different pages, but right now I just have the one image!!  HEY all the pages are decorated though!!!!!that's gotta count for something!!!  Where does the scrapbook sketch come in you ask.... I just made it miniature to put it on the cover of my album!!!

Now hop on over and see what all my other lovely S and S hoppers have done!!!

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton
Kelli  That's me!!!

Ingredients used:

Mad Scientist by Smeared Ink
Kraft Envelope Album from Graphic 45
Bo Bunny Mama Razzi paper
TPC studio School Days paper


blackdragon said...

This album Kelli is just ...frickin' awesome.... to borrow your words! Why didnt i think of something as gorgous as this for my journal ramblings?
I hope your packing etc is coming along ok.... and your move isnt to stressful.... yep i know i'm talking rubbish... but lots of love and good luck anyway!
Love lynx

1CardCreator said...

Love this Journal especially how you split the page in three parts. Very cool. ~Diane

Teri said...

brilliant project hun!

Alison said...

What a rad album! I love that you used your scrapbook sketch. The papers you chose to use are fabulous!

Steph said...

What a great idea to make an envelope album! Love how you decorated all the pages and the cover is fab! Good luck on our move.

Jane said...

Love your album a cleaver idea
Luv Jane xxx

Scrap Vamp said...

Such a cool album! I love the front cover image and the papers you used on the inside!

paula akers said...

Love the whole shebang!

DK Spins said...

Love the album you made Kelli. If I were you, I'd be proud that I did this in the midst of moving. I don't envy you that, at all. It turned out great & I love the idea of an envelope book. TFS, Dianne

KC said...

this is great! I'm going to have to check out these albums I really like the way you made this look! very cool!

ldfdesign said...

wow! your album is awesome! i love all the work you put into it! fabolous job!

~Lady B~ said...

brilliant idea! love your album!

Alex said...

I don't think I ever told you how much I absolutely LOVE this creation. You create all kinds of things in all kinds of ways my brain would never think of and I love seeing them ALL!