Wednesday, July 25, 2012

faux-naïf: adjective

artfully simple

new word alert for me...was looking up the definition for faux and discovered faux-naïf and discovered that it's meaning was a perfect description for my lay out. I love learning a new word! Anyone else ever use this word before? Did I use it correctly?
:)
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My desk is a mess! I am currently working on sooooooooooooo many things at one time. I have my 31 days of ribbon, which I try to use ribbon every single day for the month of July, and am working on some Easter submissions for the Cricut Magazine. What you're seeing on my desk is one of the Easter submissions, to the left, you can see sketches I make, ( really late at night when I am trying to sleep, I have to get out of bed to jot them down or I forget them by morning, kinda like a dream! ) and I think I have every single drawer open! lol What a mess!
I know a lot of us discuss how we go about commenting during WOYWW, and usually I do everyone that is before my name, then go through the list picking out friends, and if I have any energy left over, I start at the bottom of the list and work backwards as I feel this group doesn't get as many comments. Last week for the very first time I visited every single blog!! If I didn't leave a comment it might be blogger wasn't cooperating or worse, you still have word verification on! I'll try once, but if I didn't read those wobbly letters correct and it refuses me then I move on to the next blog.
 Have mercy on my eyes, and please ...
:)

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Since my discovery of neglect with my photo album, I have been trying to correct that issue. This was Jamie's last visit in February when we celebrated our dual birthdays and Christmas.

Cricut - font cartridge - Letter Envy

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge, Pattern Paper only!

I love this embellishment I added to a banner by laying down Scor-Pal tape, and covering it with Really Reasonable Ribbon hemp cord and adding a brad. You can see I don't wrap all the way around as it would leave my banner a little wonky and I want it to be as flat as possible. I try to keep my album embellies on the flat side and not add too much bulk.
American Craft - Marvy markers
 
You can also see that I love to doodle on my pages to provide interest vrs. bulk. So I dotted the edge of the banner, even adding a matching dot to the center of the brad, and added some shadowing to the brad for some faux-naïf dimension. Yes, I love my pens and markers. :)
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47 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations on visiting every blog! That is awesome! I did that once, isn't is such a feeling of accomplishment!!

I love the layout that you made. Its so great that you were able to incorporate so many pictures and such detailed journaling as well!

voodoo vixen said...

I love to see layouts with lots of personal journalling on them, they will be truly treasured for their handwriting alone in years to come.

Redanne said...

Wow, my friend, that is some achievement, I have only done it twice but it is so hard to visit every single person - and word verification (#****#)- enough said. Love the colour of that twine and the way you do it, must give that a try. I like the sound of the definition but never used it before..........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #21 (thanks for your early visit)

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow you did well to do every blog!!! You deserve a prize! I do some from the top, some from the bottom, then hop around..oh and all those that stop by to me....blogger permitting! Have. Great week...enjoy your ribbon! Hugs trace x 9

Victoria said...

Loving the layouts - I'm a newbie scrapper so my eyes ping whenever I see one!! I like all the journalling - that's really what a scrapbook is all about to me. Your desk might be messy but it is one which is full of creativity. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

Helen said...

It's been a long time since I managed every desk... I start at the top of the list and work as far as I can during the Wednesday itself and then more if time allows later in the week..helen, 6

EELS said...

Had to laugh about you jumping out of bed to jot down a sketch, I do that when I'm making up poetry if I cannot get to sleep.
Cheers, Elaine #10

Lynn Holland said...

Word verification is frustrating. What a star you are getting round everyone. I'm away from home this week but have linked up one of our days out
Lynn 47

Neesie said...

I'm so impressed that you managed all those desks Sandee...how did you manage that? Magic!
I don't think I'll ever do it even though I try so hard each week.
Your desk looks very busy but then that's obviously where all the fun happens.
Thanks for visiting me earlier...that's one down (Hehe)
Have lots of fun ~ Neesie #20

Eliza said...

congrats on visiting every single blog that is one mammouth effort, I know coz I have done it a few times. Love your layout and I really like how you have journalled in your own handwriting something people don't do much of anymore. This aspect I do admire.

Thanks for sharing.

Eliza #16

Julia Dunnit said...

Really believe that hand written journalling is the signature in your scrapbook. Loving the banner design, I use them loads. Also loving the state of your desk..makes me feel like I should have a halo for today! Once in a lifetime never hurt..!!

Helen said...

Hi Sandee well done on visiting every blog! What a feat. I tried to do it once and I had to give up half way through! I love your layout with all the fab journalling. I sometimes struggle with it and tend to tuck it away somewhere. This style looks fab though and the journalling with your penmanship has definitely added to the overall look which is fab. Great Job! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

May said...

fabulous layout.. I love all the journalling.. congrats on visiting all blogs I am trying to that this week.. Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#11

Kate said...

Love a busy desk!!

And thanks for visiting everyone last week, it's nice to see a new face dropping by.

** Kate ** @58

VonnyK said...

Wow, you do so many things, how on earth do you get the time? I love the banner you made for your layout and I love the layout itself. I'm hopeless with albums, they sit empty and all the photos are loose in a cupboard, even my wedding photos!!
Have a great week and thanks for all the lovely comments you give me, I really appreciate them.
Von #48

Modern Day Disciple said...

So enjoy your desk peek and those lovely scrapbook/photo pages!

Laura said...

Never managed every blog before... well done!
Have a good week,
Laura
78

Trish Latimer said...

Another busy desk!!! I start at a high number and work backwards too when I'm blog hopping, so all the desks at the end of the list don't get left out!! Trish #55

jan spencer said...

Well you working on easter stuff dowsnt make me look so sad working on a baby card for November.
Jan S 88

Belinda said...

Oh Sandee I love the LO so much. So pretty and designed so well. Love the embellies you made. They somehow are extra special when you make them yourself.

Messy desk means creative goodies have been made so no worries. I shared my desk today and showed the clutter underneath too.

Have a great day!

Belinda (82)

Craftychris said...

Loving your layout and your desk is crammed full of creativeness! I have never managed everyone's desks. One day hopefully! xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, this popped up again in my reader and there is no comment from me.........I did one, honest. I think I said I have not used that expression before - oh dear it must be my age, or can I just blame it on Blogger.........Crafty hugs, Anne x

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Wow! Every single blog last week? I haven't managed that yet, that is an accomplishment. Good luck with the submissions! -Meechelle #112

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That is a major accomplishment!!! I usually visit all the names I recognize, then everyone who has the same ending number as me, and then everyone who comments on my blog. I hope to try and hit everyone some day, but that won't be until the kids are back to school at least :)
Mary Jo #96

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh, and I think my word verification is off, but if not would you let me know please? Thanks!

CraftygasheadZo said...

You're so busy by the looks and sounds of it! Way to go visiting every blog, it's rewarding isn't it seeing all the different variations out there. I don't manage these days but enjoyed it when I did. Take care & enjoy this week's desk hop/nose/snoop. Zo xx 69

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love you layout!!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Wow that is one busy space! Looks like the start of something fun on there.
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn @ #27

Scrappin Thread said...

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Patterned Paper Only Challenge. I love your layout and how you added fun details without bulk! You have really captured the heart of scrapbooking with your journaling and pictures! What a delightful layout! Please play along with us again next time. Beverly

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Every desk?? Wow, that's an achievement!! Congrats :)
I like the sound of your ribbon challenge but don't know if I've got enough to do 31 days, lol! You've obviously got loads!!
Hugs, LLJ #28 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's two of you now that I visited who said that they visited every blog. I tried to do it myself and came really close. I visit the same people every week now, picking and choosing them out of the list. If I have time I go back and visit the folks whose number ends in the same as mine. That is a good way to visit folks you don't usually visit. I try to stop in the next day to visit the folks after me on the list because we're near the end. I also visit folks who commented on my blog. Very scientific!

Love the heaps and pulled out drawers! You've been busy. I couldn't even begin to think of Easter now, so kudos to you for doing so.

fairy thoughts said...

Wow what a busy desk, I love the thought of playing with ribbon everyday. How long did it take you to visit everyone, I have never managed more than about 1/4 it takes too long as I always leave a comment and some posts are very long. Here I am rambling on. . . no wonder!!
janet 18

Glenda said...

I don't think I've visited every blog yet! I keep trying and am so proud you made it! Love your desk this week. Very creative. Glenda 71

Mari K. said...

Way to go on visiting every blog! I'll do it one of these days, lately I'm lucky if I get around to 10 or so! Have a great week, oh and the photo album looks great!-Mari #85

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your desk may be a mess, but your handwriting sure is neat and beautiful!! Good for you for visiting every link last week; it's too much for me and I feel badly about that.

Hope you have a great week! Darnell #116

Shoshi said...

Well Sandee, you and I are twins then - we visited every blog last week lol!! I shall probably never do it again, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing some gems that I'd hate to miss in the future. I've now got a list of "must-visits"!! It's quite long...

Glad you enjoyed my annotated photo! Thought it might vary the mix a bit! My desk was a mess... Still is, today, just a different mess lol!

Love your banner with the twine & doodling, and I love "faux-naif"!! Lol! You are obviously a girl after my own heart who likes words just for the sound they make, e.g. plinth, ironic, obfuscation... He he!!

Love your easter eggs too. What fun.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #51

Ashley Horton said...

Great layout!! And I love that you did a double page layout with all patterned paper!! The twine wrapped around your banner is such a cute idea! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I used to be able ti visit every blog and leave a personal message, unlike some whose message you know is generic. But now, I can't seem to get more than 80 or so and my computer just gives up, quits, and needs downtime.

I like your treatment of the hemp on your banner. I didn't play this week because I'm so busy.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, congratulations for visiting everyone last week! your desk looks really busy today! i love that closeup of your page. that's a lovely detail in your layout. i also enjoyed all the bears in the next post. yes, i think it would be fun to paint one! happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#29
peggy aplSEEDS

Sarah said...

Great take on the challenge! I love the banners! So glad you could join us @ Frosted Designs!

Spyder said...

Me too, try twice and then give up! I can never make out what the picture means that some of them have!! Meanwhile, fabulous busy desk, Happy Crafting Happy WOYWW
(Lyn) #57

Spyder said...

ps.... Jinxy always gets there first!

505whimsygirl said...

Look at all that goodness!! I had a post written up and everything - then life got in the way.

Almost done with another project pinterest post..... stay tuned (probably Saturday).

Hugs,
Kay

scrappymo! said...

Great layout...love your ddodles!
That was quite an undertaking to get to every blog. I have managed that a couple of times but agree about the pesky verification words...:(

Kalea Wavedancer said...

I cannot believe you used pink on a page that has me on it. Dumbfounded.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on visiting every link last week - I never manage that many. I vary my approach each week, sometimes using yours and sometimes starting at the last ... depends on how late I am in joining in as to which method of approach I use :))

Hate word verification because I'm dyslexic ... life is quite complicated enough without making it into an obstacle course!

Your layout is great - and like your method for keeping the bulk down. Very dimensional layouts are quite beautiful but they are harder to store in an album.

Love the term faux-naif. I've often used the term faux to describe my fake bows or when I use a pen to produce false stitching but never faux-naif. Often it is the sound of a word that appeals to me - my all-time favourite is serendipity, but how about lycanthropic, sibilant, souciant - the list goes on, and then there's my native Scots, a language full of interest, e.g. clype (a telltale), dominie (headmaster), dunderheid (idiot) - love them all.

Hope you have a lovely weekend in the hills of NC, Elizabeth x #24

Debs Willis said...

wow! I'm in awe of anyone who can make it around all of the blogs on WOYWW :-) I try to visit everyone who has visited me, plus friends, then if I have time I go to those with a number that ends in same as my entry!

I love your deks - want to pull open all those drawers and look inside :-)

Happy Woyww

Debs #134