Sunday, June 29, 2014

hello toes layout

I love playing along with the Scrap365 sketches challenges.

This is what the layout looked like last week. Just some little embellishments and misted circles.

And this is the layout now.Printed out two photographs of my toes, one in colour, one in black white, I cut around my feet one the black and white photograph and used foam tape to put in over the colour photograph.

All the little embellishments and arrows are from Simple Stories Summer kit - love playing with them!
I used a new stamp set too.  On the sun burst stamp I inked the inner of the sun in orange and the rest of the stamp in yellow.  Some neon pink and blue circles finish off the background nicely.

To finish I added a acetate banner from Heidi Swapp and some Chic Tags to hide the adhesive.
A date stamp completes that layout so now I can put it away in an album.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Project Life - In Progress

 Mid way through the year, and my first Project Life post for 2014.  I've enjoyed playing around with some new supplies, and using up old supplies too.

For this week I printed out my photographs smaller than I wanted, so I cropped a couple of them smaller and created an arty card for them.  I've already dated all my "week #" cards so I had to go with a yellow theme. 
My pink bathmat matches with the pink patterned paper.  Loved playing with some new alphabet stamps, and adding some more decorations to the Simple Stories papers instead of just slotting them in.

I do my weeks from Monday to Sunday, but do this on the Saturday, so I just have to add some photographs from the Sunday and I can move onto the next week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gone Camping Francais Layout

My Mom found this old photograph of me in France one summer. I know it was taken by my brother Danny but I can't remember the year.
I knew that I wanted to play with some gesso this weekend, so I create a slight patterned background.  Keeping all the elements along one strip of 12 x 4 paper meant that I could add some embellishments and the title stickers while the gesso dried.

I've used some new stamps (from Studio Calico) and some older tags (travel and she said). Some new pink washi tape and older yellow washi tape.  A few heart stamps in grey ink tie in with the red heart on the pink tag sticker.

Journalling was added in a grey pen.  I know I was in France (must have been to that camp site every summer for about ten years) and I know I was with my Dad and Kate, and I know Danny took the photograph. But I'm not sure about the year...

Friday, June 20, 2014


I always meant to post monthly about this project. I'm on track to reading over 50 books this year. My aim is to read 100 books... but I'm not sure I will reach this big number.
This is the third year I'm doing this.  (Past years can be seen HERE).  I like how this makes me aware of which authors I read... A lot of James Patterson (easy to read) and Jeffrey Deaver.

A quick count:
James Patterson - 4
Andrew Cross - 3
Jeffrey Deaver - 3
Matthew Reilly - 2
Diane Chamberlain - 2
Dean Koontz - 2
Lee Child - 1
John Grissam - 1
Stephen W Fry - 1
Alex Connor - 1
Karen Rose - 1
JAck Higgins - 1
Solomon Northup - 1
Micheal Connelly - 1
Hilary Bonner - 1
Seth Harwood - 1

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Together Layout

Last month I went to see my Dad, Layne, Danny (brother) and Mary (sister in law).  After picking me up we went to the Model Yaught Pond to feed the birds and then went for a stroll around.  Layne picks which direction we go in.  We went down the slipway and across these stones to some steps up the bit that leads to the lighthouse. 

I rarely use a full sheet of patterned paper but I didn't want to cut this one up... Most of the 'bits' are contained in one block of dark blue paper.  I cut some vellum into pendant shapes and added some enamel dots to them (hides the adhesive too).

Finsihed with some more enamel dots in yellow, blue and green.  A simple journal card and tag are all that's needed to finish this layout.

I have cut off the barcode strip and put this layout in Laynes album.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

My Favourite Space

 This is the layout I created for the Merly Impressions Challenge for June.

I tried to take photographs of the tidiest parts of the craft room.  I'm in the process of organizing and tidying up... it might take a year or so...
 Used some foam tape to add some dimension.  Misted and stamped on the cardstock.  Added some strips of washi tape and some enamal dots.
 You can just about see the white "love" rub on.  Stamped some pink neon stars over it.
Put the date in the bracket label.  I think it will be nice to have something to look back on, once this room is tidy! to see the comparison.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Snapshots of Me... in a way.

 It's starting to get HOT! I wore all these shoes this week at work. The newest Skechers Go Walk 2. My first pair of authentic black Converse. The mostly waterproof black/purple Merrells.  I was going to wear the red/grey Tevas but I kept thinking of what happened last time I wore them.
I planning on wearing these blue Skechers Go Walk next week. I took these on the Caribbean cruise last year and they were lovely and cool, so I am hoping I will be comfortable!

I am a little obsessed over shoes. I'm looking for the perfect pair that are 100% comfortable all the time... they have to exist somewhere!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Next tattoo...

I am getting some more butterflies and a pair of crossed keys in a couple months so I'm thinking about what design of butterflies... I saw a photograph of a Glasswing Butterfly which is just so beautiful! My OLW is LIGHT so I think I have to include this one in somewhere.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Working On...

This layout about Layne from last Sunday.

We went to the park and he spent about 30mins on the swings, so I used the Continuos mode on my camera to get some shots of Nana pushing him.

He wanted to go HIGHER and was flying like a plane!

As soon as I'd printed these photographs out I numbered them with little white number stickers so I didn't have to worry about getting them mixed up. Just working out where to place then and the filler cards.