Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Where does the time go???  I'm coming along slowly with my Halloween pennants for my swap... here are two that feature a Paper Whimsy image (the girl, along with a hat from Lisa's Altered Images), and stamps from Red Lead (the small ravens with Poe quotes) Oxford Impressions (large raven and ouija board), and Tim Holtz (Halloween ticket).

Lately I've pretty much had time to scrap only on the go, and even then, I haven't done much.  I mentioned in my last post that I was feeling mojo-less and wasn't even happy with my gluebook pages.  So I will share... the good, the bad, and the ugly.....

First up, the good.... those little cuties are my dad and his twin brother, and the sentiment is from a piece of vellum patterned paper that I've had in my stash for centuries....


Next up.... a Poe page that I am basically happy with.... it's just that I cannot for the life of me seem to complete the page next to it.  There are some scraps in the foreground that I'm trying to use... I think I just might have to actually stamp or go gather something "real" from my stash that will work.....


Okay, as promised, the ugly.... this is waaaay too busy.  It seemed a good idea as I was putting it together.  I closed it up, ran off to some school event or other... came back and opened it up again and really had to say "What was I thinking?!"  But that's what's so great about a gluebook - you can try things, experiment, and if it doesn't work out, it's no big deal.  All you've done is use up some scraps that weren't making it into anything else anyway!!  Totally forgiving, and really, a learning tool.... a record of what does and does not work.  (I'm trying really hard not to rip this out, LOL!!!)

Still hoping to find more time to visit all of your lovely blogs.  Unfortunately, today I have to go out and spend way to much money on a dishwasher... ours totally gave up the ghost (I had been making do with certain features not working, but now it's finally dead and not worth fixing).  I've been spending all of my time online trying to figure out which models are best, etc.  But I'm tired of doing dishes, so I'm buying today no matter what, LOL!  Have a happy Wednesday. 

15 comments:

Ana Márquez said...

Beautiful!! :-) Happy Halloween!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love them all and that picture is so adorable. Very creative. Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creative again, love the Halloween pennants and all the pages.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful work. You have been busy.
I just got back from vacation and have to catch up.....have a great Wednesday too........

Laura said...

Good luck with the dishwasher. We had to do the same recently I love all the pages, even the two you don't. As for the blank Poe page why not start with covering the page with paper that sings with the other page first, so you are not looking at blank white!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jean
The photograph of your Dad and his twin is simply adorable. It would make a lovely stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

Linda R. said...

I think they all look great.. That is the only thing besides crocheting that I brought with me on our trip.. You don't need a whole lot for a glue book.. But I am really having a tough time. My composition just doesn't look right.. But I am going to keep trying. And taking peeks at yours for inspiration..

Hugs, Linda

Tracey said...

Hi Jean, I found your gluebook pages such an inspiration I have started my own version, I just wanted to ask if that was ok, I have shared my pages on my blog with a link back to yourself and of course full credit to you also, thankyou for the inspiration xxx

Susan King said...

I absolutely love your glue book pages. All of them.

Kim Dellow said...

Wow wonderful! I love your pages, so full of interest. Kim

Ali Manning said...

All the pages look amazing to me, Jean - don't rip any out! I particularly love the photo of your dad and your uncle - that's awesome!

susanne said...

It all looks beautiful to me Jean! I just love your blog! I'm enjoying Mary Green's wonderful Gluebook tutorial ... and hoping to join along on the weekend!

Cath Wilson said...

Excellent stuff. Can't believe you think any of it is sub-standard - it's all stunning! Love the pages but the ATCs are wonderful, too.

Shar said...

You've been busy!! These are awesome!!

Trishia said...

Red is my favorite color and you should know how crazy I am about Paris and anything French -- so that last glue book page REALLY caught my eye:) LUV IT!