Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the Scrubster

I am just realizing i don't have brian, aka the scrubster, on my blog a lot and that isn't right! i do scrap him a lot, i do, really! he actually likes it, i can tell ;) supportive scrubsters are the best. he let's me do my thing with this hobby, work and life and i love that about him. we talked about me going back to school, again, at the end of the year. i mean, i did it when owen was 18 mos. so why not when henry is...so we'll see. i have a lot to do to get ready for that. recommendations, getting touch with my old profs, applications, not sure if i have to take my GRE's again or not...well, it doesn't sound that great now that i think about it....lol!

here is a Maya Road album that i made with the Serendipity Scrapbooks altered kit this month. it was jam packed with Teresa Collins goodies and LYB. it's a pretty simple album but it just felt "done" to me.

don't forget the crop at Serendipity this weekend! lots of girls from prevous DT's will be there and Maya Road gave us some extra goodies to give away. THANK YOU! ;)





I used Tim Holtz Red Distressed Embossing powder {yeah!} and i layerd it over off white crackle paint. I cover my albums with paint first before I do anything else. I that way when I sand them and then stuff, you can see the paint. Plus, owen loves to help me do it :)












I layered the LYB Clearcut over the photo and did some journaling and added some eyelets!









19 comments:

VAWM said...

Ellen, I love how you did your album. I am so glad that you used the distress technique. I just got some powder and wasn't sure how it would look! Your example is super! See you at the crop!

Cin Cin said...

Simply FABULOUS! I love how you added color accents to your transparencies! Fab Project!

Anabelle said...

This is so great, Ellen!! I love the way you did the cover! Super inspiring. :)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Love the album! I'm particularly fond of the products you used and it turn out great! Good luck with your school "quest". Over the past 2 years I have gone back and forth with my decision to go back. I finally decided one degree was enough for now...but I'm lazy that way. LOL!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is so cool, Ellen! I've not seen this fun winged album before. You really did a beautiful job on this.

Chasity Grace said...

love your album! its super cute.

Leigh said...

What a beautiful mini-book, Ellen!
Best of luck with going back to school. I've been thinking a lot about what I'm going to do once dd starts kindergarten in fall.

Andrea Amu said...

Hey there! I just about jumped off my chair when I read your post on my blog... YES, I DO live near Selinsgrove! Where are you? For the longest time I thought you were in the Reading area... if you are close to me, that will just be so cool :)

Way cute album you have here... love the wing desin and how you designed the cover!

Daniela said...

This is awesome. Love the cover and all that red and black.

Pearl said...

what scrumptious finishing you have for this love album , Ellen ! fabulous !

Lucy Edson said...

Gorgeous, Ellen!! Love how you added the transparencies!! And the perfect masculine look, too!

Lacintha said...

Hiya Hun...love love that mini-book about the scrubby ;)...and good luck going back to school...I bet you'll be fabulous!!!

Wendy Kwok said...

I went WOW when I saw the cover. Love the red on black... also lovely technique to use red embossing powders over crackle paint. COOL COOL idea!

Nicole said...

Ellen, that is a stunning minibook!!

Melonie said...

WOW Girl! Love that little album so much.

Staci said...

Your album is gorgeous, ellen!! I think tony likes it when I scrap him too ;-) What would you go back to school for? Very exciting!

Marie Levite said...

This is gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

Ellen this album is beautiful! It rocks! I love how you added special touches of different techniques through out it!
Thanks for the fun game!
mcihelle H.

Pamela said...

What fun ideas!!