Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GoGo Retreat 2014

Last month Mom and I went on our third UK bases Mother Daughter craft retreat. These are just some of the layouts I created in class and at home.
 This was a great class to get into a crafty weekend. There is a hidden journalling pocket. I have never used a doily on a layout about me before... Sometimes I love using the Manufacturing strip on my layouts!!!
 This was one class I just had to do! Drew the Mickey head shape with mists and added a bunch of Simple Stories Say Cheese bits.  Peter took the photograph of us after we went on Kali River Rapids three times in a row! (We had to buy some dry clothes...)
 The sketch for this layout only had one photograph but I had these five of Layne jumping which I wanted to use.  I think it looks good with five photographs. I proud that I was able to fit all five jumping photographs on one layout.
I got this kit for a PL style page and used photographs taken on my phone of our weekend away.  Lots of shoes pictures in various places around the grounds of the hotel we were crafting at and various places around the airport.

I think I have finished most of the classes... still lots of new ideas running around my head though!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scrap365 Sketch Challenge

I always intend to enter layout challenges. A lot of the time I create a layout and then forget to enter it before the challenge closes!

I found this photograph from about 2009/10 of when we (Mom, I and Peter) went to our first ever craft retreat. We went to Pounawea, South Island in New Zealand (we were living in Wellington at the time so wasn't far to travel).

 We went for a walk around when we got there and found this 'secret' beach which was a great opportunity for some photographs.

The most memorable part of this retreat wasn't even the retreat! This was the year that Chile has an earthquake! A tsumani warning was issued for the part of the South Island we were in and we evacuated away from the coast and eventually got a lift to the airport - where we had a five hour wait for our flight home.

I added some red brads and full stops from the Dear Lizzy Thickers 'Treasure' onto the drops of mist.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Eye Eye Layout

Could I just point that if you could blog psychically there would always be something up here! I can't believe this is my first post since November??

I have an eye infection so haven't been able to do much. Sore eyes just making me feel tired... when they are closed they don't hurt as much... It's been ages since I created a layout for a challenge so I decided to try a Merly Challenge.

You had to use stamps and stamping for this challenge. I got some Distress Stains a few weeks ago and really want to figure out how to use them so I'm using them any chance I get.


If you can see the background I stamped a background in a velveteen stamping technique - still figuring this out too. But velveteen stamping is so amazing!

I added some distressed ripped paper - which I stained with the Distress Stains. This isn't my usual scrapbooking style but it's fun to rip and stain now and then.
Stamped and cut out a few "e"s and "y"s for the title, and added a distressed journalling block.
Hopefully my next blog post won't be very far away...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

smile layout

I just finished this easy and simple layout of Layne from a few weeks ago.  I drew some circles in the Silhouette program to go down the left side of the page and stamped a pattern onto cream cardstock to go behind.  A few doodled circles too... and I cut out the 'smile' title from the Silhouette too.

Loving using this new tool! The 'love you' speech bubble is a Silhouette cut too.

For about the last six months, layouts don't feel right if there isn't any journalling so I created a flap so I can put the journalling behind the photograph.

Love Layne! When you ask him for a big smile you get this big wonderful grin and he squints his eyes shut!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What I'm Working On Today.

Time to start printing out photographs and getting some memories scrapped for the big album.We went on a family holiday with ScrapMap and Paper and Scrap Cruise.
On the beach in Fort Lauderdale
Sail away on Oasis of the Seas.
In Jamiaca climbing a waterfall.
On an eco beach in Mexico.
Back in Fort Lauderdale.  I love dry land! I found out that I don't really like cruising.  I like the idea of traveling and seeing different places without having to drag any luggage around but I need calm seas!