About Me (Part 2)

So this month, I thought I'd post something a little different...a scrapbook page! This scrapbook page was actually created for a class project; we were instructed to write a Bio Poem. Of course I couldn't resist turning it into a scrapbooking project. :)

The little squares surrounding the poem each represent a different facet of my life and personality, and the background of the poem itself is an old picture of me when I was just six years old...

Obviously my Bio Poem wouldn't have been complete without adding in a thing or two about scrapbooking and cardmaking!

Dance As If No One's Watching

My summer's been busy! I spent most of my vacation working as a teaching assistant at a local academy, but at the beginning of August my family and I took a road trip all the way up to Vancouver, visiting places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Victoria along the way.

As summer vacation is winding down and school is starting up again (I can't believe I'm going to be a senior), I can't help but get excited by what another year of dance class will bring. I've been a part of my school's dance program since my freshman year of high school, but just last year I decided to audition for the school Dance Company and I made it! 

I love to dance as much as I love scrapbooking and cardmaking, so this card is the best of both worlds.

I will admit, I'm not quite as flexible as that silhouette on the card...

Geometry 101

In my cards, I love to explore different proportions to see what works and what doesn't. This card, which I made for my friend's recent birthday, is a more successful example of my experimentation. I tried to see what would balance the banner coming off the right side of the card, and the patterned hexagon/honeycomb design ended up working very well. Also, my friend loved the card!

I suppose I have a thing for butterflies.

Do You Believe in Magic?

I probably do, given that I have such an overly imaginative mind to begin with. I love fairy tales and fantasy, so I knew one day I'd create a card based on those themes. This is it!

The unicorn sticker is special to me because I received it as part of a sticker set that my older sister had given to me as a gift. It was perfect for the theme of the card, and of course it definitely helped that it was so shiny and eye-catching.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...

It's the Little Things

My English teacher's birthday passed a few days ago. My friends and I decided to collectively get her something special, since she's such a great teacher, so we each made a little something and combined them into one gift. Of course, I volunteered to make the birthday card. :)

I really like the fact that the simplicity of the card draws the eye toward the card's focal point, which is the hand-colored flower in the foreground. After we gave her the gift on her birthday, she called my friends and I over to personally thank us for our handmade gifts!

Flowers are beautiful.