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


Teresa Jaye said...

Lori, this is amazing and awesome and beautiful - just like you!
I enlarged and drank in each page.
I love how it layers on itself, and yes, it's so much like you!
I miss you my friend.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Robin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! So glad you took some time for yourself. I'm glad that we can still share our craft even though we are so far away. I recognize some of those stickers! They are oldies but goodies! You've used them in a new and awesome way in this project.
BTW- love the new blog design, too.
Miss you!

Juls said...

WOWZER!!!!! This is just GORGEOUS!!! LOve everything about it! Hugs Juls

Gloria Stengel said...

I think I told you at MOSD that I loved this album! I'd love to see it in person! Bring it to TNT in April, k? hugs!