Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Oh My. . .

Where does the time go? I honestly cannot believe that it is already the end of November. Seriously, it seems like I just started this school year last week and I'm already almost done first semester. Exams start in a week in a half and I am having the hardest time figuring out where the time has gone. Anyways, moving on.

I am seriously loving Elsie's class. I have been so inspired by the projects and the creative energy of all of the other people in the class. You should really take a look at the Flickr group where everyone is posting their work. So so inspiring. What are you waiting for? Check it out. In regards to the flying time I haven't had a lot of opportunities to have a really good craft session and tackle some of these projects, but I did have time to rediscover my love of Perler beads. Seriously these are so much fun to play with and I haven't for a really, really long time. It was so fun to sit down one night and play around with them. This is the little cutie that I came up with that night.
Seriously, how fun is that? I think I over ironed it but meh, I love love love it. I got some supplies to make some of the other projects from the class so far so I'm hoping to find some time to tackle them this week.
Also, I was searching around flickr and found this layout by Katie (whose Flickr page is actually now here) and i was so inspired by it I created my whole How To post over at The Everyday Scrapper about it. Go over and check it out. This is the layout I made for the post.

Even after a week, it is still up on my bulletin board. I don't feel like its finished, it feels like there is something missing, but i'm not sure what. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
This is what I have been up to but I am now going to head off to bed. I have class tomorrow and then I am going out for lunch with some friends from my class.

xoxo Jer

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



So it has been a while but I don't really feel like I have a ton of things to say. School is busy, but good busy. As if I would opt to take an extra class when I already have a full course load, but who could pass this opportunity up? Not me. 5 projects a week for 6 weeks put on by this sweet girl? I had to be a part of it.

I have literally been entranced by her work ever since I first saw her layout in the fresh face section of CK back in October 2005. Everything she does is super inspired and in turn is even more inspiring. I love Elsie the scrapbooker, Elsie the photographer, Elsie the designer, and most recently Elsie the painter. Here is a little ode to this huge influence behind my personal creative journey.

You can see all of these and more on her Flickr page, it is always good for some inspirational eye candy.

The first week of her class was so amazing, I haven't gotten down to making anything from it yet but I can't wait to get started on some of the projects. I can only imagine that it gets better from here on in, which is hard to imagine since the first week was great. This girl's ideas are no short of genious, and she is truly gifted.

I am off to bed. Class tomorrow at 10 with a long day ending at 5.

xoxo Jer