Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crafty in NJ

I traveled up to NJ to help with my mom who had major surgery and decided to pack a few crafty items (a few stamps with mini ink pads, inkjoy pens, washi and paper tapes, and a Dymo), just in case:

So GLAD I did.  I've had some downtime at night and it's been awesome.  I put this Amy Tangerine day book to use that I received as a gift from a good friend.  I typed out "ready or not here we go 2013" for my cover:

Bigger letters would have probably been a better fit for the cover, but I kind of wanted to use what I brought.  Inside, I printed out pix with my Polaroid Z2300 and used my Dymo for some more titling as well as some of the stamps I brought:

One note about the Polaroid Z2300:  the quality of it as a camera is a bit low but it's been so super as a portable printer for pix I take with my iPhone.  Unfortunately, it's a bit of a process--download pix from my iPhone to my laptop, then connect the Polaroid to my laptop and copy desired pix to be printed  to the Polaroid's memory card, then print.  But it's worth it when I want to do some late night scrapping and not make a trip to the Target for prints.  Another plus is that the reasonably-priced 2"x3" Zink photo paper is sticker-backed.  Perfect for scrapping.

I will confess, since getting my scrap on, I made a visit to the local Michael's and acquired a few more goodies, which I promised myself to use on this trip.  Bonus: everything I got was on sale-priced!

Holding myself to my word--made a simple card and decorated the envelope with my new inks:

It feels so good to be crafty again!

1 comment:

  1. ahhhhhh i miss our crafty times! and to think, it all started that one crop at oasis where i met my internet stalker. sigh...
    i need some more pigment ink, is that what the memento things are? we should have a good old fashioned crop next time you come out! maybe with jamie ko!