Saturday, October 9, 2010

Behind the times

I've recently started watching Ugly Betty. I know that program is probably ancient history for my American friends. But we get American things quite a bit later here in Japan. (Don't even get me started on how long I still have to wait for Eclipse!) Sometimes I feel like I am just so far out of the American loop.

I can't believe its Friday already. How does one week fly by so quickly. And its not like I even had a crazy busy week. October is usually my least favorite month of the year. I'm not a big fan of Halloween. When I was a little girl, we would go trick-or-treating with the neighbor girls and to a party or two. But even then it was never my favorite holiday. Since coming to Japan and teaching children's English classes, October has become a dreaded month. When most of my students were kindy and elementary school age, I would have to plan, prepare and host up to 5 Halloween parties in one week. I never had the energy left for my own children so they would come along to one of my class parties. Most of my students are too old for costume parties, but I still try to prepare games and activities, and of course sweets. I am usually on pure survival mode during the last week of October. My own kids don't dress up for Halloween either, although I suppose they would if we had a proper party to go to. Just don't ask me to host it! So I had to dig into my photo stash from several years back to find a Halloween picture to use for this week's new release.

papers and elements from Treats by Wendy Page Designs
alphas from Monsters in the Closet alpha pack
page template is from Easy Breezy pt 16 by Busy Bee Designs
font for journaling is MTF Sweetie
action on photo is Nearly Black and White by My 4 Hens Photography
worn overlay by Lynn Marie Favreau

This next page is for this Friday's hidden journaling challenge on The Digichick Blog. That was a true challenge! Paper scrappers have many ways to hide their journaling on a page, but how do you do it on a digital page. Make sure to check out the blog challenge. Some of my journaling is "hidden" on this page. Or should I say hiding in plain sight.

papers and elements from What I Am by Laura Banasiak Designs
page template is from Easy Breezy pt 17 by Busy Bee Designs
sparkles are from You and MeDude by Laura Banasiak Designs
font is DJB gimme space

Last but not least, here is an art journaling page I made for the September Artisan Notebook. This is my darling daughter several months ago. I'm happy to say her sense of style has already greatly improved.
Papers and most elements from Art Stomp by Roben-Marie Designs and Tangie Baxter
some elements from Altered Art Bits by Roben-Marie Designs
Pink glitter alpha is Tuesday Afternoon by Diane Rigdon
Curly alpha is Signature Doodly by Shabby Miss Jenn
Date stamps by Amber Clegg
Font used for journaling is DJB Jenna

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