More Grassroots, but first let me tell you how this project came about. My friend, Lisa asked me to pick up Sizzix's file folder die-cut (designed by my friend Nora Lee Peterson!) at A.C. Moore one day. They didn't have it so that led me to my LSS, Great Scraps where I found a Colluzle file folder template. Now that I've gotten over my Colluzle fear I decided to make a mini album using the file folders that would fit inside the Grassroots platform box.
The theme came about because everytime I'm asked to create a page or a class for a publication or a crop people automatically assume because I'm African-American that I can whip up a Kwanzaa related project. So when DIY asked me to do a Kwanzaa project I got over my anger and decided to think out of the box (or what I could put in the box as it turns out) about how does Kwanzaa affect my life.
I don't celebrate Kwanzaa, but I'm very aware of it and it's history. I've even attended some celebrations. I looked back through a years worth of photographs and picked out photos that were representative of the principles, and there you have it a Kwanzaa mini-album.
SInce I approached Kwanzaa in this manner, I think it's a project that is doable by everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, race, nationality or religion, don't ya think?
Would you sign up for this class that I plan to teach across the nation this Summer? It's a Kwanzaa mini-album and you don't have to celebrate Kwanzaa.
More NEW GRASSROOTS coordinating paper to go with the Indonesia inspired paper.
Ethnic Scrapbboking Tip of the Day: You don't have to have visited a country to scrapbook about it. We all heard the terrifying recounts of that horrific day in December 2004. Scrap your thoughts about what happened, use newpaper articles about the event, or scrap how you, your family, church or employer helped in the relief efforts. It was a natural disaster future generations will study and want to know about, so personalize it for them.
"NEW GRASSROOTS PLATFORM BOX" the box is a three part box, I've only used two of the parts here. This was a super fast and easy project, probably my favorite one so far...check out the use of adinkra stamps on the metal tags. Hopefully this will be on display at CHA next week. Check out retailers of Grassroots products at www.grassrootscreative.com. My favorite on-line spot is www.bestkeptmemories.com.
I've been up past 3 am for the last two nights finishing up projects for CHA! ALl of this mess was worth it, stay tunes for some "Sneak Peeks" tomorrow. All I can say is that my Xyron machines saved the day!
Not such a great photo but conveys what I've been hearing all weekend and feeling. "Leepy Mommy" is my 2 yr olds way of saying "I'm sleepy". He knows that gets him picked up by momma and he sneaks putting his hand down my shirt (mind you, HE stopped nursing a year ago). But truth be told I'm very, very "leepy" myself. My New Years resolution was to get to bed earlier, if I jump off this computer right now...it will be the first time I got to bed before midnight this year!
My very first grandchild arrived Dec. 19, 2005 weighing 5 lbs 15 oz, 18 3/4 inches long at 8:18 pm. Labor was only 3 hours 18 minutes with a completely natural birth with 3 Grandmothers and a Great Aunt in attendance. It was an awesome experience! Even though I've given birth 6 times...this was the first birth I actually saw...it was nice being on the other side and not having to push! His name is Tavien Cyrius.