Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Drawing is fun! This is attempt #1 of lesson #3, and I am very pleased with it!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Drawing Lesson #2

So this is my first attempt at lesson #2, which introduced shading, very scary for me!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh Scrappy Christmas Tree...

So I'm living in France and the idea is to move back to America, but of course I am really homesick, especially at this time of year. I can't buy a bunch of Christmas stuff, because we will already have to send way too much stuff over there when we move, and it is EXPENSIVE!!! So what to do??? Borrow my mother-in-laws artificial tree and make my own little ornaments/decorations out of what I have on SLICE machine, cardboard from my mom's Christmas package to us, some figgy pudding paper, my crop-a-dile, eyelets, and some ribbon, including the strange metallic ribbon that is part of the Webster's pages hollywood vogue line! Hey, looks like Tinsel to me!!! And yes of course I brought all my scrapbook supplies with me to France!!!! Living without them for this year is really just out of the question. So without further ado, the close-ups:

Keepsake ornament.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chapter 28 and an ATC swap with a new penpal!!!

This is from Angela from America, currently residing in England!

And this is Aurelien and I at the Buttes de Chaumont near our apartment in our early days last year...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chapter 27

These are some more photos from that fun trip! I was really struck in those early days of us getting back together by how amazing Aurelien is with kids. It really touched my heart and made me fall even more in love with him. I knew that if we ever had kids, he would be my dream daddy for them!!!!!