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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Channeling Rachel....

My friend Rachel is
an amazing scrapbooker.  Many of you may remember that she worked
for me a few years back.  Here pages are SO creative...she takes
RISKS...she's ARTISTIC...she just goes with what she wants & it
almost ALWAYS works.  So today, I sat at home scrapbooking (a
miracle in itself) and was channeling Rachel the whole time.  I
just kept thinking, "what would Rachel do?"...just let it flow....get
into her groove....and while I wanted to create pages full of stuff like
she does, I just couldn't do it...mostly because I don't have all my
scrapbook supplies at home...but also because I apparantly hold a tight
reign on my creativity.  Something to work on, for sure. 

Here's
what I did do:  I made flowers from paper scraps...so fun!  I
painted on a page & while not totally random, like Rachel, it
works.  I stamped & sanded & diamond glazed.  I tried
diamond glaze as an adhesive, too...still not sold on it for that but I
had to try (still LOVE my Art Institute Glitter Glue).  I added
hidden tags for journaling.  I used products that I wasn't really
sure what to do with:  the scalloped circle Christmas paper from
Making Memories (LOVE IT)...Strip Tease, journaling blocks & punch
out letters from Scenic Route.  And you know what?  It's FUN
to channel Rachel!  I may not have her style & flair, but just
thinking about her made me a little more creative :)  And you know
what?  My style is not half bad.

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5 comments:

  1. really cool pages, kirsten! i'd guess that you weren't so much
    channeling rachel as you were channeling whatever it is that rachel
    channels! nice work!

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  2. i am glad you tried the diamond glaze as an adhesive. :) i love the
    layers. and the flowers. making flowers from scratch are such a great
    way to use scraps.
    beautiful pages (your pages are always awesome...) and remember...when i
    first started at your store, i didn't really know what i was doing...i
    channeled YOU and my style evolved into what it is today.

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  3. Kathlyn (mom) & TimJanuary 19, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    Hi Kirsten, I've tried to channel Rachel, too, but even when I'm
    scrapbooking side-by-side with her I can't seem to come up with her
    creative style! Thanks for the great comments about my daughter - I
    agree totally!

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  4. Those turned out great! And look how much you got done! I like how you
    included a lot of photos in the layouts.

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  5. Those are some amazing designs, Kirsten! I especially love those
    flowers!

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