30 September 2012

Far Away

In a few days Mom and I are going to Ireland!!!!
Mon - Weds will be spent at work :(
Wednesday night at a Photography Night School class.
Thursday means a lie-in and finish packing everything.
Friday afternoon we leave for Dublin for 9/10 fun filled crafting photographing days!!!!

23 September 2012

These Boots.... Layout

 I've found out that I like to see the progress of a layout.  I've had the idea to take this photograph for a while and made myself take it yesterday.  I got a new sunburst template so tried it out on this layout.  Originally I just drew a brown line around the stencil and then I remembered that I had this transparency from Hambly.  But using the whole sheet just looked too busy so I drew the stencil on the transparency and cut out the sunbursts.
 I ripped some strips from some cloud patterned paper that I've had for a while, and added some Tim Holtz Ribbon Ruler with my tiny attacher. (I love my tiny attacher)!

I finished the layout with AC thickers and KaiserCraft stickers to spell out "The boots are made for walkin'".  Wrote some simple journaling along the sunburst lines.  I'm trying to make more of an effort to use the letter stickers and add more to my layouts to make them look really amazing.  Is there anything else I could add?

21 September 2012

Rearranging Space.

My new office area/desk for the laptop. I spent an hour trying to get connected to the wifi internet!!!!! so just ended up moving the laptop over here. I sort of like it.  My 'new' desk is quite high but that's something easy to get used too. It means I won't be slouching as much and I will be sitting here typing properly.  It feels more officie too - if that makes sense.

I just need to get some pens and notepaper over here so I can jot things down, and we need to get the noticeboard up on the wall too.  I've added two craft related posters already. (One from papercoterie and one from scrapbook.com's facebook page.)

I am definately going to like having a whole desk for my craft work and not having to share some of the space with computerly stuff...  Just need to figure out what to do with the printer cable and tidy up a little.

18 September 2012

#2 Butterflies

 I am loving my new butterflies tattoo. I've got three little butterflies fluttering around on my arm. I didn't really think about the healing part though. I have to be really careful with how I can move my arm and being careful not to hit them!
 Mom came with me to take photographs.  We got lots of good shots! I started this layout yesterday. I knew I wanted pink mist and I ended up using some Studio Calico bits and pieces. 
I love how this layout has turned out.  I just need to think of a title and where to put some journaling.

5 September 2012


My Mom has been putting all our baby photographs into separate American Crafts albums.  It been fun to look through these old photographs and see what my Mom was like when she was younger.  I've been photographing some so we can print out extra copies. The little baby in the photo above is my eldest brother Danny, so these photos are from 1977.

I'm trying to decide on a new blog design.... I like the styles of the ones at shabby blogs but I can't decide which one to use... I want something that relates to my blog and is pretty and modern.... and that I can use for a long long time... In the past, I've gotten bored quickly and changed my blog design quite often... Any suggestions?? Please??

3 September 2012

ATCs for Ireland Trip 12

This photograph has the okay from Mom.

We finished the ATCs that we are taking to Ireland to give to all the people coming on this trip.
 We have about 48 that are all ready.
This was a joint effort between me and Mom.... and this is the only look you'll get at them until we get to Ireland!

1 September 2012


 Today was a nice pink painterly day. I'm actually out of pink paint right now.  The black bits in the above photograph are the wooden pages of my Camera Album.  I wanted to have black pages so my colour photographs will really pop out. Journalling will be on strips of white card.... I will show you when it's finished. (hopefully this year).
This photograph of the pink nail polish has been sitting on my desk for a few months and I finally got round to scrapping it today.  I sprayed pink mist over the ampersand mask then used the inner from an empty roll of double sided tape as a circle stamp.  Drew black lines around some of circles and the "&".  Cut out a circle to used doubled up foam dots to cover a blank space in the photograph, and finished it off with simple glittered alphabet letters from American Crafts (which have been sitting around here for a while).  I'm just leaving it to dry completely before putting it in the album.