Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Whew, a project just for me again...Whoo Hoo!

Hello bloggers:)

I just can't remember the last time I sat down to papercraft JUST FOR ME, lol! Going to school full time, working part time, and teaching Frugal Scrappin' classes has really kept me away from the reason I began crafting to begin with...I LOVE to CREATE:)

With that in mind, I've decided to make myself a little "journal" to remind myself why I love this craft...I've called this little "journal" I CREATE THEREFORE I I know it's not really an original title, but since I made this album doing what I do best...use ALL different types of "scraps" to make things...I was very happy to dig into my sticker drawer and randomly add stickers (yes, I said stickers, lol) to each page as I created inspirational messages on each page, using the MOSD Clearly Designed Easel.

I love the way I will be able to stand this easel up on my scrappin' table and can easily flip through the pages to give myself the inspiration I sometimes need to get my creativity kicked into high gear.
Since using stickers is DEFINITELY NOT something I do, it was kind of fun to take myself back to simpler times in my paper crafting past when stickers were an exciting medium to use in my crafting. It was kind of nostalgic in a weird, frugal scrappin' sort of way:)
Another thing I did was leave each page clear for the most part (other than the stickers, of course)...and oh yes, a bit of paint...a girl's gotta use a bit of "grunge" doesn't she?
Anyway, I love the fact that I can see every page behind what is shown adds dimension (and also displays how my mind works)...always going in a million different directions in a collage kind of way...layers on top of layers of ideas swirling around in my head...kind of makes my dizzy sometimes, lol...
Ok, ok, onto pics of the project...

This first Page says: I CREATE THEREFORE I AM

This page has a quote I love:
Go confidently in the direction of your DREAMS...Live the live you have imagined.
Here I got creative and added the word enthusiasm horizontally..the rest is easy to read:)

This one, I have to admit is harder to read on-line, but it says:

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
This page has "imagine" down the side and begins my line:
Imagine this is life without rules...ART!

This back page is interesting, too...since this is an easel, the first page shows through the last page, so all I actually have on this page is "HAPPY MEMORIES and DREAM looks like it reads with the front cover showing the I CREATE therefore...again, though...

Cool, huh?
Your friendly (and very happy) Frugal Scrapper...aka Lori

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blog updates....again, lol:) (And a new camera purchase)...

Hello fellow bloggers:)

I'm at it again, lol...changing up my blog so I don't get bored, hee hee...I've been feelin' kinda romantic lately so I thought I'd go for a romantic look for a while...I'm gonna have to work on the blog title font, though...the boring blogspot choices are just not cutting it for me, so I'll have to use Photoshop to add the title and then import it...hopefully I'll have time for that tomorrow.

I also hope to have time to do some scrappin' tomorrow.  It seems like FOREVER since I've scrapped "just for me"...most of my scrappin' time has been spent preparing for classes.  Otherwise I've been working on school projects.  I'm excited to be taking Digital Photography as one of my classes and can't wait until I can share some awesome photos based on what I've learned....initially, I thought I could get through the class using my digital "point and shoot", but have quickly discovered I really need and SLR camera to get the most out of the class.

For those of you who know me well, you know I am TOTALLY FRUGAL in every aspect of my I'm sure you're not surprised to know I've been "hyper-ventillating" at the thought of buying an SLR ya think I could get a manufacturer to let me be an SLR camera tester (you know one of those fun jobs where I get to use an SLR camera for free...)  HEY, I guess a girl can dream, right?

Well, if any of you amazing bloggers out there have any advice for me as I dive into my research stage, please feel free to share it...the early favorites are:

Canon Rebel XS or Nikon D3000

Please feel free to give me any advice you can.  Since most of my photos are of my grandkids or other random things I find (I LOVE to take pictures of nature and interesting architecture) please let me know.  I do want a camera that takes AWESOME pictures in low light WITHOUT a flash.  Recently, I have also been partial to black and white photos...and I do use a self timer ALOT!....oh, and I do have an old Minolta 35 ml film camera that has two lenses...I'd LOVE to be able to use those lenses on my new camera...not sure if that is possible, though...

Oh well, that's enough for now:)


Lori M.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Frugal Scrappin' February Class

The February Frugal Scrappin' class will be held on 2/25/10 from 6:30-8:30. 

In this class we will use techniques that add the illusion of dimension and movement to your projects.  We will complete the 4 tags shown above in class.  Please call Ever After at 760-630-2767 if you want to sign up for this class.  Space is limited, so sign up today:)

My quote for this month is:  "Take only memories, leave only footprints"...and CREATE ART every day!

Have a blessed day!

Lori M., Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Exciting News:)

Just a short post today:)  I just wanted to share some exciting news:)  One of my "frugal" projects is included in the February issue of magazine this month:)  Whoo hoo!!!!

Here is a link to the project.  The article is part of the goin' green section of the e-zine (a VERY appropriate place for one of my projects of course).

Go check it out.  Then take a look at all of the other awesome articles/paper crafting ideas inside.

Have a VERY frugal and BLESSED day:)

Lori M.