Monday, October 17, 2016

Right Now

Hello! Today I am sharing a layout that I created with the October "Waverly" Scrapbook Kit from Citrus Twist Kits that documents a knee injury from when I tripped on a baby gate. Yes, I trip on things pretty routinely, but this was the first time I really hurt myself. My husband warned me pretty frequently not to step over the gate, but I obviously did not listen! Ha ha.

This fall actually hurt really bad. I tripped on the gate that goes into the garage from the backyard and the garage floor is cement.  I have fallen once before (slipped on the kitchen counter) and thought I was going to die, but I was able to get up after a few moments and move on with my day. And in full disclosure, I often trip, fall, and run into things-according to my husband I am a walking danger to all those I am around and I can't entirely deny that! This one though, was different. Instead of getting up and walking it off, the tightness/pain just got worse and when I woke up the next morning I couldn't bend my knee or walk. Pretty pathetic. 

Luckily after all was said and done, I only had a badly bruised bone and fluid in my knee. It all healed with time and patience and I am so incredibly thankful that I didn't tear anything. I think the worse wound though was the fact that I did this to myself. It was totally preventable. Do not step over baby gates, they are dangerous ;).

Wishing you a great day!

Michelle a.k.a. "The Klutzy One"

Monday, October 10, 2016

Elle's Studio: October Reveal

Hello!  The 10th of the month always means one thing--Reveal Day at Elle's Studio!  The new exclusive kit and coordinating extras are absolutely perfect for recording your fall memories whether you take a Project Life approach to documenting your memories or you create traditional layouts.  Whatever your approach, I am sure the October Exclusive Kit can work for you.

Here are the two projects I created:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

In The Scrap: October

Happy October! You know, in August right before the kids were getting ready to head back to school, I was so excited to be getting back into a routine and looking forward to life slowing down a bit after a crazy and fun summer. I must have been delusional when I thought that. Life sped up as opposed to slowed down and here we are in October and my brain is a whirlwind (aka mess) of lists, places to be, things to do.....Let's just say I am soooo ready for winter break!  Ha ha.

My blogging has been one of the victims in all this and well, I made a *list* and have plans to get back to a semi-regular posting schedule, and I thought I would start off the month sharing my take on the most recent scrappy challenge at In The Scrap!

October's challenge is to create a handmade background and the beautiful pictures on the inspiration board are just so, well...inspiring :).  I have long been a big fan of handmade backgrounds, especially those created by artists such as Wilna Furstenberg and Missy Whidden, so I found this challenge to be quite fun. This is what I came up with:

To create my background I used the packaging technique with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Coral. It may appear that I went a little heavy with the amount of color I put on, but that is not the case. One of my hangups about applying mixed media is that I can't stand my paper being warped and this technique where I spray the mist onto the packaging and then apply it to my cardstock keeps the warping at a level that I can tolerate. 

I REALLY liked how this layout turned out. From the colors to the papers to all the fun's one of those projects where I keep going back to look at it. 

If you have the time, make sure and head on over to In the Scrap to see what the rest of the design team came up with.  One of the things I really like about "challenges" is that they get you to push your limits or try something new. And it doesn't matter at all whether you go all in or keep it simple like I did. If you do decide to give creating a background a go, tag me on Instagram @michellewedertz. I would LOVE, LOVE to see what you make!


P.S. Don't you love the the colors in Maggie Holme's latest collection??  Man, I can't get over the beautiful coral and blue and all the great embellishments!