Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A new baby set

I have had lots of opportunities lately to come up with new ideas for baby cards. And they keep on coming. I picked up the kaiser stamp set 'baby' on sale. I love circular sentiments as you can build them together in different ways. I am definitely rusty as I kept changing my mind with what I wanted to do.

Colours: rose red, pink pirouette, white
Stamps: patchpals giraffe (CDS), retro backgrounds and tiny tags (PTI)
Finishing touches: spellbinder label 2 die (nestibilities), argyle embossing folder (cuttlebug), tag punch, pink sorbet bakers twine (the twinery), button, stitching


When I haven't been posting it usually means I haven't had a chance to share what I have been creating. But at the moment it is more that I haven't even had the chance to create. I have had a change of focus for a bit and been organising a few different things around the place so I can do more scrapping. And I have been writing more for my life blog sortedlife for a mum's group study.

So itching to get back to it I was feeling a little rusty so I pulled out photos that have a bit of a story to tell. I found this picture and initially was going to pass it by as it didn't have much of a story to tell. Then I realised that it actually is a symbol of the story that I am telling at the moment. A little reminder that I can do what I was created for. One thing at a time

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And a birthday card

Having spent some time scrapbooking I decided to use the tags to make a birthday card for a party that one of my boys was going to. The colours went so well with my new bakers twine. A few little extras and it was done.

Colours: not quite navy, tangerine tango, baja breeze
Stamps:n/a {I think this is a first}
Finishing touches: tokens tags (bella), paper (unknown), stitching, button, denim bakers twine, photo corners and spiral punch (SU), paint chip, danny o rub ons

Love how this one turned out

This picture was an odd one out of the photos at the park in this post. But I didn't want to ditch it. The inspiration came from looking at some sketches. It was actually from a digital design. I put together the different backgrounds using embossing powder and added the details using rub ons. I have been thinking more about how I want to put together my pages to capture my stories. I have been looking at my photos in a whole different way. Rather than just the facts I want my voice to come through. Looking back at these photos {from just a few years ago} I realise just how much my boys are growing. And I don't want to miss a single minute.

Ahhh some pages at last

I have been itching to get back to doing some scrapping pages for some time and finally I made it. I have several things on the go that I am wanting to do but opted for doing some pages using a recent purchase. A page of tickets, labels and tagsfor boys by Bella! called Tokens. Where I usually plan my pages around my photos, this time I chose photos that went with these elements. Loving my journalling stamps from Papertrey Ink - Mini Scrapbook Series - Library Ledger. You can do a little or a lot depending on how much you have to write.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time to catch up

Finally I have had a chance to catch up with all the projects I have been working on over the last month. With some big projects I just haven't had a chance to get on line. It's been all good though as I had the fabulous surprise of a visit from my little brother all the way from Canada. There has been lots to catch up on and with the addition of a new cabinet to my space I have had a sort and am looking forward to more time playing with my new supplies {including my bakers twine which I finally got onto purchasing}.

Time for some layouts again I think.

Yes another baby card

It all started with a paper from My Minds Eye. The colours came together from here. I wanted to use my baby tees stampin around wheel and teamed it up with a new cuttlebug alpha die. I was going to go for glitter but stumbled on my felt collection and decided it was a better look. Will have to go back to the glitter though as I think it will work well with the alpha die.

Colours: very vanilla, taken with teal, early espresso, certainly celery, wild wasabi
Stamps: baby tees and all in the stars (SU)
Finishing touches: felt, red tag sale alpha die (cuttlebug), stitching, buttons, copper embossing powder, island indigo ruffled ribbon

A birthday card

I am glad that I have been up to date with my birthday cards as I haven't had loads of time in my scrapping space. I did come up with this special one for a friend. I wanted to try and recreate the flower from the set on page 93 of the IB&C from Stampin Up and ended up using the whole design. Love the new crochet trim ribbon teamed with the antique brads.

Colours: very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Stamps: backgrounds: text style and retro (PTI), impressions (bella), whimsical words and vintage labels (SU)
Finishing touches: crochet trim: victoria, antique brad and 5 petal punch (SU), apron lace punch (fiskars), clear embossing powder, label stencil

Scrapping Day

After having a turn with some of my supplies the suggestion was made that I put together a class for our kids during the school holidays. It was a lot of fun seeing what I could come up with. It was a fabulous day. The kids did really well with the different things and we had a lot of fun.

A gift for keeps

I have been busy making baby cards and I added to that a photo frame for two special babies born on the same day. I love giving practical gifts but wanted to give them something that they could keep as well.

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