Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Crop to Remember, June 4 & 5

If you have some time and want to go to a fun crop, check out A Crop to Remember. Deb and Cheryl make it a lot of fun for everyone! I'll be there both Friday and Saturday; hope to see you there!

Landscaping and Filmstrips

So, we've been working on our backyard over this holiday weekend; my husband has moved 2 truckloads of dirt into the backyard to re-grade it and eliminate the water problem we have when it rains really hard. I took a few pictures, including one where he's doing a wheelie with the bobcat (yes, that's my husband alright), and will definitely be scrapbooking them.

Last year, we had to dig a trench and lay pipe as well so water was at least draining out to the street properly. I took a series of pictures from that event and found that I really liked using filmstrips to put the series of pictures in motion.

I think this technique could apply to any type of series of pictures where you can't decide which ones to use, but you also want to show progression. Tim Holtz makes a great flimstrip ribbon that I absolutely should try it out sometime!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just Scrappin' Crop, Sturbridge, MA

Hey everyone! Our next Just Scrappin' Crop is May 22! We still have a few seats left, so if you can make it, please let me or Siewleng know. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Day Job

I haven't posted in a while because I've been making some tough decisions about what I want to do when I grow up. After some soul searching and a new day job interview (don't worry, I'm still keeping The Crop Shop, CT business!), I finally decided to leave my current job of almost 10 years. I have mixed feelings about it since I've been there for so long, but I feel that it is the right decision for being able to do work in an area that I love and have passion for. My last day at my current job will be May 7 and I'll be taking a week off before starting my new job on May 17. One of my goals is to invest more time on a regular basis with blogging here and making an effort to get some projects done and posted.

It's definitely an exciting time to be moving on to the next thing!