Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday Teaser - Long Overdue!!

Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current reading
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) sentences from that page
5. Share the author and title, too, so other TT participants can add it to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

"He stared up the alley at the doorway through which the new visitor had just entered. "I know that man," he said."

Current read: The Bone Garden, by Tess Gerritsen
This is not generally my style of reading. I started it for my book club assignment. I have not been able to put it down!!

from Goodreads:
Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil - human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder.

Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, medical student Norris Marshall has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists” - those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. But when a distinguished doctor is found murdered and mutilated on university grounds, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect.

With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, THE BONE GARDEN deftly traces the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Back To School - Oh Yeah! Blog Hop!!!

I am so excited!!! I get to participate in Scrapping The Moments first ever Blog Hop. It all happens on September 1st!! I can't wait. 
For more details stop by our Facebook page or our forum at
Scrapping The Moments

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scrapping the Moments August Challenge

Good Monday to you all!! I wanted to start off by thanking all the ladies who participated in our "Shag" challenge last month. I really loved the layouts you all completed and hope you had fun exploring the artist and his works.

This month I have found another artist, quite by accident. A friend of mine referred me to look at the quilling work of Jitesh Patel. He is a design and illustration artist living in London who specializes in illustration, advertising, logo design, and art direction to a variety of clientele. When you look at his website, you will see many different types of media in his art. However for this challenge I would like you to focus your layout designs on the advertisements for Alpina Yogurt.

You can also see the images here: along with a cool little video on 3D butterfly animation.
Also, here is another fun website dedicated to Jitesh and his work:

Recently I polled our members as to whether they knew how to quill and if you used quilling in your layouts. The results were a mixed bag. This challenge is by no means a quilling challenge. I want you to take a look at Jitesh's ads and see what you can do with them. Maybe you are inspired by the colors, the images, the manipulation of the paper. It's all up to you.

For my example I went in a totally different way. I do not know how to quill, but loved the images I saw and decided to embroider them onto paper. I have not undergone a sewing project in this detail for my scrapping albums. And boy, my little thumb and fingers are feeling the ache today, LOL!! But I love the end results.

I hope you all get the opportunity to stop by Scrapping the Moments this month and join us to take a look at this artist and feel inspired to create something of you. I would love to see what you come up with. Please send me a link in the comment section so I can peek.

Until next time...