It is amazing what you can get done when you are "forced" and have no other distractions. My biggest distraction is the internet. Who wouldn't rather surf the net, say hi to friends and check out eye candy layouts than dig in dirt? Well, my internet has been down, since Friday night. First, let me say that I am not shocked. I jinxed myself. I was commenting on other's blogs and specifically remember leaving a comment in regard to someone's Comcast being down. My comment dissed Comcast and as soon as I hit enter I just knew the gods-to-be at Comcast would read that and decide to mess with me. Going home to no internet hardly surprised me...having to wait until Tuesday to have it repaired did. Boy...I must have irritated them. Yikes. To while away the time I weeded gardens, moved my trampoline, rearranged rocks and scrapbooked. All things I have wanted to do since spring. I don't have photos of the weeding and other labor, but here are some of the layouts:
So I figure, if Stephanie can challenge herself to using the computer to journal on her Harbour Island layout, then maybe I should try to challenge myself. So I used my own writing instead of the computer. My hand shook with nerves as if I was signing a thirty year mortgage while having no job. Yeah...need to practice, but it is a beginning.
On the one below notice no journaling - computer or handwritten? The last layout almost did me in. I pretty much am admitting that using the stamp and Scenic Route - Life is Good - chipboard says it all. Better than I could have written it. Oh and everytime I see that stamp I start singing Jesus Jones' Right Here Right Now...there is no other place I want to be. Makes me happy.
The one below I am not liking 100% at the moment. Something is off. Maybe it will grow on me. Maybe not. BUT I used pink and a previous Studio Calico kit, so life is good. Didn't I just say that?
And the one below needs credit to be given. I scraplifted April's Walk layout. You will find her original at Studio Calico. I was so drawn to her layout that I couldn't even wait for the kit that she used to arrive at my door. Instead, I went through previous kits and there you have it.
One further and closing comment in regard to my lack of internet connection...last night I could take the silence no more. At midnight on my way home I pulled into a strip mall that had a Caribou Coffee. I parked in the lot and attempted to "steal" some of their wireless. It didn't work. They must have teamed up with Comcast to work against me. Figures.