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24 August 2011

Scrappy scraps and a sweet cat

Hello all!

Well, it's back-to-work time for me -- classes start tomorrow (I teach English at a community college). I can't believe summer's over, but I must say that it was a good one! Eventful enough to be memorable, but not so eventful that I felt busy all the time. Good stuff.

One thing I definitely got was plenty of quality cat time. One day, I was hanging out with Dex, and when I went to take a few self-portraits of the two of us, I ended up with this awesome lens I had to scrap it, of course!

I know you can edit photos to add an "artsy" lens flare, but it makes me happy that this one just occurred all on its own. I used some bits and bobs left over from another project here -- randomly-cut scraps of papers from Pretty Little Studio, a company that's new to Scrappy Chic. Their paper lines are 8x8, which is pretty unique, and they also make lots of cute tags and other paper accents -- like that train ticket on the layout.

To enhance the sunny photo, I used a canvas bloomer from Basic Grey, misted with the same yellow that's on the cardstock background, and enhanced with some little dewdrop/page pebble thingies. The nice long title is Amy Tangerine (, and I stitched a bunch, both across the title stickers and around the photo.

Simple, easy, bright and fun. I sure hope my semester goes that way, too!  Have a lovely day.


Liz Michaud said...

Such a fun layout. Love all the colors. Yellow seems to be my fave right now! How did you get your hands on all that Amy Tan stuff so soon? Did she give you some at CHA?? So envious :)
Good luck with the start of school tomorrow!

Lindsey said...

I love the perfection of that photograph, Ang! And the sunny colours to complement it. That train ticket is way cool.
I hope you have a simple, easy, bright, fun semester too! Every teacher deserves at least one, after all. :P

Jocelyn Olson said...

Whoa! The photo is so cool! The bright summery colors are soooooo gorgeous. Love that canvas flower! This LO is amazing! Have a good start of the semester.

kasia c. said...

Oh this is sooooo much fun! So bright and cheery and just HAPPY!! Love that fabric flower. :)
And that is indeed a fabulous photo!

Hope your first day back was calm!!

Sue Althouse said...

Love that photo and all the cheerful yellow! Thankfully, I don't start until after Labor Day, but that is coming too fast. Hope you have a great start to a wonderful teaching year.

Meg said...

Look at you being all artsy in your photos! You are seriously tempting me with all the Amy Tangerine awesomeness, and now you throw a new paper company into the mix as well? Love all the strips you used to create the frame.

Hope your first few days were easy, bright, and fun!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, so sweet! I love all the bright and happy yellow. The stitched stickers and strips of paper are gorgeous!