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Photo share: All dressed up and goin’ nowhere

In art, crafts, Fitty, Madebyfitty, photo, Photography, scrapbooking on April 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Some of you have little girls.  And some of you have little GIRLS!  I never in a million years thought I would have such a little girly girliest of the girls girl.  There is nothing TOM or BOY about it.  It’s a dress everyday no matter what we’re doing.  Like today for instance…

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My mom bought this Barbie Jeep from a yard sale last summer, but it didn’t have a battery. She kept it at her house but now that she’s moving, we inherited it. It doesn’t seem to bother Eleanor in the least that it doesn’t go anywhere, she still decided to get dressed and go for a “ride”.

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And a bonus feature is the car phone. Not sure how I feel about this… Are we just training our kids to use the phone while they drive? Oh who am I kidding… they’ll have it hard wired to their hands free brains by the time she gets her license.

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And I’m afraid Norma gets to ride shotgun and listen to the “pretend” music that Eleanor is singing at the top of her lungs with whether she likes it or not.

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I’m pretty lucky that this kid can entertain herself anywhere, anytime, with anything… As long as she has access to her dress collection, she’s good. I could really learn from her. Every time I’m stressed about life… I could probably just put on my party dress and dance away the blues.

I do plan on getting a battery for that car before summer… we’ll see.

There’s so many Groovy things to do…

In altered art, art, books, collage, crafts, Fitty, handmade, love, Madebyfitty, photo, Photography, scrapbooking on April 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

fitty-madebyfitty-oldbook-scrapbooking-studiocalico-americancrafts-coupleOne of my favorite things to do is to use old books as Scrapbooks. I’ve actually given them as gifts more than I’ve made for myself… but I have a few works in progress that I add to as I get just the right photo. I’m quite picky when it comes to what photos I use for my old book books… Old book book scrap book books. sheesh…
But with today’s apps and programs, you can pretty much make any photo look like it was taken when the book was written. And lately, I think God is trying to tell me that I was born too late. Well not lately, my whole life actually… Things of old just seem to gravitate toward me… People just give me furniture that looks like it was George Washington’s cousin’s wife’s mother-in-law’s. They leave me nik naks that look like they’ve been run over by trains. And they know that I will like them. And now I’ve moved to a house that was built in 1802… kinda by chance… so it’s all good because now my stuff matches my house! And my old book scrapbooks fit right in!

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This is just more proof that anything works as a scrapbook. I used some paint and confetti to embellish. Not much involved here. It’s just about what you think looks good.  I know I always talk about doodling.  But seriously, it’s my favorite embellishment.  You don’t have to be a master artist.  That’s why it’s called doodling.  It’s mindless scribbling!  And it just looks good no matter what you do.  And if you don’t like the way it looks, cover it up with a sticker.

Seriously folks…  I’ve kinda be re-inspired to scrap some older photos..  Moving always forces you to look through old boxes… and I found the motherload of pics and old albums.  So many have good scrap potential.  I’m always torn about how to organize my scrapbooks. Like, should this one be just for this year?  Should this one be just of the dog?  Should I start a new one every year for just me and Daryl?  AHHHHH, it’s brain wracking…  So I decided that my old book scrapbooks are going to follow no rule.  They will just be.  Any photo I come across that I think would make a good arty entry to my old book will just be rendered admittance.  No questions asked.

 

Stay Groovy.

XO Fitty

Scrappy Service!

In altered art, art, books, cards, collage, crafts, Fitty, grandparents, handmade, love, Madebyfitty, photo, Photography, scrapbooking, Sewing on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

It’s unfortunate, but most of the time, I’m sure we all get crappy service.  And I really really wanna change that.  So I just stuck an S in front of crappy and decided to provide scrappy service!  So I threw together this short vid…

I just want you to know that I’m here for you! I’m here to make you an artful chunk of treasure made up of all your favorite pics. I’ve been doing for friends and family… I’ve been peddling my wares on etsy… and it’s time I expand my service circle to include ya’ll who really don’t have an interest in scrapbooking yourself, but really like a good scrapbook. Because I know you don’t have time for that! Either that or you can’t miss an episode of Game of Thrones. ( I still have to check out that show… I’ve heard good things…)
But back to you and your piles of jpegs stored on your phone… Why not give facebook a break from investigating the innermost secrets of your universe through your shared photos, and lock em into an elaborate book of real life so that when Grammy and the aunties comes over, you can all sit down with a cup of tea and flip away the pages until you tear up with the joy of knowing how beautiful life can really be.

 

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So here’s a scenario of how this will go down:

It’s May 1st, it’s a beautiful day.  You decide to take your 5 kids out to the backyard to help you start planting that garden.  You start taking pics of 2 year old Molly torturing worms in the dirt…  then you take some more pics of 13 year old Marvin making a bike ramp out of the pieces of wood you were going to use as your garden borders…. then you click of few of Nancy, the 5 year old pointing to the exact spot in the dirt that Norah needs to put that seed…  etc.  By the end of the day you have a slew of great pics on your phone and you think… “hey, these would be great for this month’s pages!”  So you select the photos and attach them to an email to Fittypants@live.com with the subject line:  May’s photos … and add in the body to please edit and print for my four page spread!   And then I take over until you receive some happy mail on your front porch! ( I will supply the page protectors.) Easy peasy, and it took less time than uploading to shutterfly.

And if you need an album, I can take care of that for you as well.  I’m also in the mini album business, so if you have a pile of pics from a weekend trip, or a holiday party…  a mini album is the best option.

So check out the new page on my site dedicated to Scrapbook Service (scrappy service)  and I will be happy to get you started on the road to “This is so much better than a photo album-ness”

Fitty’s Scrapbook Service

 

Happy Monday and I hope you all have a blessed week!

 

xo

you just sit there and keep lookin’ pretty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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