Friday, February 27, 2009

The life of John Zrodlowski

My mother-in-law asked me to make a scrapbook for her about my father-in-law. This past weekend I was able to get away and scrapbook with some friends so I decided this would be a good time to start. Most of the layouts are not all the way finished I need Joan to help give some insight on the pictures so journaling and dates can be added. I especially have a page which is not shown here which I need as much information on his time in the Army as she know or maybe a call to his last living sibling Aunt Irene maybe able to help, so we have this for generations to come. Joan has not seen this yet I will be showing it to her tomorrow, Jeff said she will cry, it was hard for me to do this, I wish I had asked more questions about when he was alive to share with his grandchildren.


Here are some of the valentines I made for family and friends. The first two were made using Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. To get the look of chocolate I used chocolate cardstock from Close to my Heart and inked it up with my Versa Pad then covered it with the embossing powder, heated and as soon as it had a glassy look I then put more powder on and heated again, repeating this over for at least four times. I then stamped my image in as soon as I was done heating then removed stamp, (this will not harm your stamp). For the one card I then cut out the heart, and for both of them I then used my sponge dauber and applied timber brown Stazon ink to give it a more chocolaty look. Papers i used were from That's Amore and the stamp set was Soul Mates Word Puzzle. The last card I used Struck by Love with the Write 'n' Rub pen to apply the Prisma Glitter and the scalloped boarder was made from Easter Eggs stamp set and yes those are eggs, just not all of it shown. The ink used was Blush and Chocolate along with More to Adore paper, one of my favorites.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Who Am I?

I am reading Katie Brazelton's book Pathway to Purpose for Women, in her book she asks the reader to write creative titles you may have. Here are a few I liked Family Financial Manager, Television Cop, Chief Cook, and Keeper of Family Heritage and Traditions. The last one is the role I really enjoy as a scrapbooker. I do feel a family without traditions is a family who will not survive, most of my fond memories are around the traditions my family had, some of those have now become my families traditions along with new ones and blended ones from Jeff's family. Of course I enjoy capturing these in pictures and movies. Other titles for me would be as I am laughing here I have to put this one Sex Kitten (no this is not a nickname it just popped into my head), Shepard, Professional Ear Rubber, Dr Boo boo Kisser, Grounder of the Wii, Homework Cop, Laundry Engineer, Home Economist, Savvy Shopper, and lastly I admit to Scrapbookaholic.