Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Wonder

This is a layout that I created for Scrap Yourself Design Team... Talking about how we feel about Winter.

I Really do enjoy the winter time.
The photos are of a snowman my Son made and the other is of ice crystals that formed on a tree one very cold morning.

Hope you are enjoying your winter.


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Friday, January 13, 2012

Love is in the Air....

Thinking about Valentine's Day.
I am not a pink lover by a long stretch. However, paired with orange and you have me hooked.
There is a small amount of pale acid green to the mix.

My Ribbon Secret....

So I have a ribbon fetish....

I know, right-!
This is the deal, I love it and do not want to spend a lot on it. Yet, I want enough of it to get through a project. I prefer the Plain grosgrain ribbon. I have been shopping around and I have found the best place to get ribbon is at the local Dollar Store. I found these at Dollar Tree today. Each one is 5 - 6 yards and were only $1 each.
I can do 10 cards with one spool.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Corporate Sculpture

Sculpture for Capital Funding Agriculture in St Paul, MN
The total scale is 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

We Miss You Card

Here is a great little flower on this card.... I just cut the flower in two to make the smaller flower.
Have Fun with it.

Scrap Cards..... No REALLY, use your scraps.

For some reason I have a hard time tossing my scraps of paper... Do you have this issue as well?
Not because of the recycle bit, just that I have fallen in love with the bits and pieces. However- we all know how these pile up. So I challenge myself every once and a while to use up all these little beauties.

And it is the New Year! Time to clean out the old..... Here is the latest card idea.

I have cut 1/2" stripes and glued them down onto a larger scrap piece then cut into squares, cut larger back alternating color. Punch a trim, Stamp greeting, string. I do at least 10 cards at a time. These also make great gifts to your girl friends or teachers. I package them in a set of 5.....

I would love to see your creations of bits and pieces. Feel free to share your ideas.

Random Tip: store your solid papers in one container and patterned in another.


Change the World.... Design Challenge

So I will be Brief on this topic.... and obviously this is not real money.....!!!

Scrap Yourself Design Challenge What would you do if you could change the world?

As we all know money makes our world go round. Right? I do believe to ask that our society go back to a place of bartering is naive. So with this I have made a commitment to knowing where the money I spend goes to. Does it help a local farmer keep his/her local farm.... Etc...
Cheers and a warm thank you.