marți, februarie 19

Cris scrie de mic la prima lui carte personalizata

Va mai amintiti de minialbumul cu Peter Pan de acum 2 saptamani? Era pentru Cris, un baietel de numai 8 ani, cu mult curaj dar cu si mai multa imaginatie. Poate atunci nu aveati cum sa va faceti o idee de cat de multa imaginatie are Cris, dar acum mami lui, cea care i-a adunat de mic "citatele" intr-un borcanas, ca acelea in care ne punem visurile si sperantele, tocmai ce a terminat de inserat cateva din ele in album, impreuna cu 2 poze. Si fiind foarte incantata, mi-a trimis cateva poze. M-a cuprins si pe mine incantarea, pentru ca un album e frumos cand e gata, dar e incredibil de frumos si pretios cand e umplut cu pozele si amintirile voastre. Un astfel de album evidentiaza si mai mult valoarea acestora, le imbogateste. Am simtit asta pe pielea mea cand am terminat albumul Rome. Si de aceea stiu ce inseamna si ma bucur dublu de fiecare data cand creez un album pentru cineva: odata, pentru ca am ocazia sa creez, aproape mereu un alt design, alte teme etc., si a doua oara cand apar pozele, cand albumul este complet.
 
Cris cu Elida, sora lui, si cateva din citatele lui

Alte cateva citate ale sale

Alte cateva citate ale sale

Sper ca v-am dat idei cu acest album si sa nu ezitati sa creati si voi asa ceva, macar pentru copiii vostri, care vor aprecia enorm peste doar cativa ani. Si nu trebuie sa aiba citate, ci doar amintiri...pentru ca avem atat de multe si, pe masura ce copilul creste, apar alte amintiri, iar cele vechi se sterg, si ne pare rau. Dar cu astfel de albume reusim sa captam aceste amintiri...putin cate putin.
Pana data viitoare, toate cele bune!

sâmbătă, februarie 16

Baietii de la Liceul Auto fac scrapbooking

Cea mai mare provocare a mea din cei 10 ani de cand fac scrapbooking. De ce? Pentru ca ieri mi-am impartasit pasiunea cu 13 baieti si 2 fete de clasa a 9-a si a 12-a de la Liceul Tehnologic Auto. Si stim cu totii cum sunt baietii cand vine vorba de a-si arata sensibilitatea ;). Plus ca varsta lor este una delicata. Asa ca eram oarecum neincrezatoare in sansele mele de reusita. Nu stiu la ce va ganditi voi cand zic "reusita". Dar cel putin pentru mine asta inseamna sa le captez interesul si sa ii vad ca le face placere si nu renunta. Si va spun sincer ca nu a trebuit sa fac nimic special pentru ca ei sa dea tot ce e mai bun din ei si sa creeze o felicitare sevalet-dubla de 8 Martie. In plus, am creat "economic" si "ecologic": tot ce ne-a trebuit pentru a crea o astfel de felicitare - si bicolora - a fost o coala A4, plus lipici solid, 1 creion si 1 rigla. La urmatoarea ora de dirigentie ei vor aduce poze cu ei si prietena/mama lor, pentru a le lipi pe cele 2 panouri frontale ale felicitarii.
Nu mi-a venit sa cred cand i-am auzit intreband "cand mai facem un atelier ca asta?". Ce pot sa imi doresc mai mult, va intreb pe voi. Iata-i  pe toti "la lucru":
 


 

Wow, am deja 10 ani de scrapbooking???!!! Nu pot sa cred. Cand vorbeam de prietena mea, de la care am luat "microbul", si ziceam ca ea facea scrapbooking de 10 ani (la vremea aceea) mi se parea incredibil. Dar nu este: in cazul nostru cel putin, pasiunea este de durata. Iar daca e sa aleg intre scrapbooking si mixedmedia, voi alege oricand, la orice ora si cu ochii inchisi, scrapbooking. Prima mea dragoste, se pare. Cu mixed media am inceput in 2015 si am practicat pana prin 2018, cand muza pur si simplu m-a parasit. In schimb dragostea pentru scrapbooking a crescut si mai mult in tot timpul asta. Anul trecut am simtit pur si simplu nevoia de a creea aproape non-stop, albume peste albume peste albume. Design-uri mereu noi, tot mai interesante si mai pline de provocari.
Cam asta ar fi tot, momentan. Pana data viitoare, va urez tuturor zile frumoase! Si creative ;).

luni, februarie 11

Atelierul Re-Creativ de Valentine's Day

Hello everyone!
Sunt aici in fata calculatorului si nu-mi beau cafeaua cu lapte, nu, ci sucul de legume si fructe: 2 parti legume, 1 de fructe :D Si trag de el, ca e rece, ca am pus ananas de la congelator si nu m-am trezit sa-l scot mai devreme la temperatura camerei. Cica nu e bine sa bei ceva rece pe stomacul gol, it's shocking the system :D. Well, nicio grija. Ca pe la 11 tot beau o cafea cu lapte, calda si buna. Mmmm, abia astept. Dar pana atunci, am poze de la atelierul RE-Creativ de Valentine's Day, care a avut loc ieri la bar 12Doispe. Mai intai am mancat si am baut, ca sa ne incarcam bateriile cu spirit creativ. Si apoi am trecut la treaba. S-a cunoscut ca nu degeaba ne-am hranit inainte (a se citi "spiritual" :))), ca am avut o viteza de Speedy Gonzales. Prea multe nu va pot spune, asa ca va las cu pozele.
Urmatorul atelier e, teoretic, pe 3 Martie, de Ziua Femeii. Dar revin cu noutati. Si acum imaginile:
Rezultat final - superb, nu?

Asa incepe totul: cu materialele in fata

Un alt rezultat superb


si un altul...

sâmbătă, februarie 2

Peter Pan comes to you all the way from Neverland

Hello everyone!

I feel a total lack of inspiration today, writing inspiration. So i guess i will be very short. This is an easel-album that i made for a young boy full of imagination and courage. Who is also very smart and very often says interesting and funny things. And so his mother, noticing his tendency towards that, started writing down his sayings and now that she has a lot she thought she might insert them into a handmade album. We came up together with the theme of the album, she thought he will love it, and so i did this lovely album. I used the papers from one of Echo Parks's newest collections - Lost in Neverland. And this is it.
She is one of those mothers who realises that, in time, this album will be even more precious than it is now. And more so for him, i dare say. Because now he is only 7, but come 18 yo, he will be amazed and very touched by the idea and the gift. So here it is, hope you like it and maybe even try it. It's very easy - here's a tutorial if you want to ;).

And here's a short walk-through:

marți, ianuarie 22

Never too late to be glad you won

Hello everyone!

This is a funny one, the funniest yet anyway :)). Last night while i was browsing Pinterest on my phone - almost always from the phone - i see this very lovely and cool scrapbooking album (not mine, i know, im too funny for my shirt :)))) that makes me open the pin and go to the website. Especially since it was from one i'm following. I don't even remember if i found that specific album in the post i was led to. What i was amazed to see, as i was scrolling down the page, is one of my albums. I scroll back up to the top of the page and see that the post is from 7th of January. Ok, i knew, since i submitted another album to the challenge in December, that they were supposed to announce the winners on the 7th of January. But then, seeing the album, i realized they made a mistake: this album is old, it's from last year. I said to myself "They probably checked out the whole blog, not the specific page, and this album made it to the top, even though it's a bit much of a difference...in time." Anyway, I was hesitating to become too glad, i did not know if i should be glad: on one side i was happy that one of my albums made it, but on the other hand i was a bit sad that it was not the album i actually submitted this time...I know you understand what i mean. And just as i scroll back to the top of the page i see that the post was from the 7th of February!!! Im glad because my album made it to Top 5 most beautiful albums from the 32 that were submitted. Not bad! This is it:                       

That album is now in UK i think, it belongs to an Arts student and it was a gift from her mother. Lovely, eh? That album was made with papers from a Valentine's Day collection, but it made perfect sense to be offered to an 18 years old girl, who loves journals and secret pockets and...secrets, obviously ;). Just to refresh your memory:


Well, that's it then! Until my next post, have a lovely time!