Today was my first day back at work in 7 weeks. Fortunately, I am off the phone today and also tomorrow. My job is very technical so there's a lot of computer systems to remember but after watching several co-workers today, it's all coming back to me and I was even able to help some of the newbies who joined the team after I left.
I have also decided to start another scrapbook. I am not one of those "detailed" scrapbookers who like do an entire scrapbook a week. I prefer to take larger chunks and scrapbook those. I also try not to use a lot of predone stuff and prefer to do a lot of my own lettering and such. I tend to get nice paper (my first scrapbook used a lot of plain cardstock but I've sort of graduated from that now). My scrapbooking tools include a centered ruler, a paper cutter, a glass mat and exacto knife and Zig pens. I have a few scissors and punches but overall, I do most of it on my own.
I have four scrapbooks:
- To Boldly Go Where No Joy Has Gone Before (Birth-High School)
- When Harry Met Joy (College-Present)
- Disney 2005
- My Favorite Things
Here are some pictures from When Harry Met Joy:
This was me at midnight magic for Harry Potter 5. I cheated a bit on the lettering. Found a Harry Potter font online and printed out the text and used it as a stencil for the gold which I cut out with an exacto knife (my fav tool).
I chaperoned this youth rally and made that logo entirely freehand out of cardstock.
A tribute to my father who died in 2006. I photocopy my newspapers at Kinko's so they don't fade or yellow.
I like to do cutouts (especially when the background is boring). This was my college graduation.
We had another Disney trip and they make such great premade stuff that I decided to buy some and use it. Their 3D stickers are amazing.
I made the frame in this one using a photo I had taken.
These are the last two pages that I did, segueing into me getting married. I had a lot of fun designing them. There are a lot of stickers but the lettering is all me and I used mettalic gold and silver pens (I also love Zig pens as well). One more page to go and this scrapbook is FINISHED!