Saturday, May 31, 2008
Anyway, onto the layout. This is very bright as I wanted to reflect the colourful nature of both the bowls and food at Yo Sushi. The circle paper complemented the bowls perfectly, while the paisley shapes reminded me of fish! I also used blobs of glossy accents to simulate the domed lids of the bowls.
Posted by Jen at 3:47 pm
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This is a LO I did a while ago but realised I hadn't uploaded! I wanted to keep it simple so I used ribbon, chipboard, cardstock and a tiny bit of patterned paper. I glittered the title myself and then covered the flower with the patterned paper, sanding and then inking the edges.
Posted by Jen at 6:07 pm
Sunday, May 25, 2008
This LO was created using the May kit from Carolinez Craftz. It is full of turquise, pink, yellow and brown goodness by Heidi Swapp. Have wanted to scrap this photo for ages, and the colours and patterns from this kit seemed perfect.
Posted by Jen at 10:03 am
Friday, May 23, 2008
This is a project I made using my leftovers from the NSD kit - it is a spectacles case which I covered with the papers, plus the flral ribbon and some flowers.
I now only have one more outstanding LO to share with you, so I'm hoping to get busy scrapping tomorrow. I also need to get a photo order in, but I'm not sure whether to wait until after we've been to Legoland on Wednesday. I think I'll probably do one before then, as I have a Scrap Attack night at Scrapbook Sisters on Friday and will need something to work with then.
But, again, WOOHOO, it's half term!
Posted by Jen at 9:10 pm
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Oh, and I wanted to say thanks to Debzzzzzzz for her posts (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) - it's lovely to read your comments :-)
Posted by Jen at 6:53 pm
Monday, May 19, 2008
This was the third LO from my NSD kit and I didn't feel it needed a lot on the page as the photo is key. I'm impressed with myself for managing more in depth journalling, though.
Posted by Jen at 5:20 pm
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Not got much else to say today, other than that my grandad is in hospital. He fell outside and his carer found him there this morning - it seems he might have been there all night. Today they've been working to warm him up, but he's broken his thigh bone, amongst other things. Just waiting to see what happens now. He recognised us all at the hospital but couldn't really say very much.
Posted by Jen at 3:36 pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This LO was the first one I did using my NSD kit. It didn't take long to put together but I'm really pleased with how effective it looks. I also love this photo of my mum!
Posted by Jen at 6:54 pm
Saturday, May 10, 2008
This kit was totally out of my comfort zone so I really enjoyed stretching myself and trying some new things - thanks Caroline!
It's been another gorgeous day here. Aside from completing another LO and the spectacles case project I went shopping with mum and dad this morning. I got two gorgeous dresses and a lovely top - my mum is such a bad influence!
Carl went off to the theatre just after 3 so I kept myself busy with the scrapping and then watched La Vie En Rose - which made me cry.
Posted by Jen at 6:51 pm
Friday, May 09, 2008
This was a LO for a challenge during the Cybercrop to use a sketch. I reversed the sketch and subsituted a photo for a home made embellishment, and I'm so pleased with the result.
Posted by Jen at 8:31 pm
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
This LO was completed for a challenge during the UKS Cybercrop which involved using "glamour" or a similar word in the title of the LO. I substituted "Star" for glamour and then inlcuded "glamorous" in my journaling. The top two photos are a little bit blurred as Millie was running around like a mad thing at Heather and Ed's wedding! Have been wanting to scrap these pictures for about 6 months so I'm glad I finally got the impetus to do it.
Posted by Jen at 8:40 pm
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Meanwhile, this LO was the one class I did during the UKScrappers Cybercrop. It was all about using white space, so it automatically appealed to me. I got to use some of my new Maya Road stamps, as well as scrapping a few more parade photos!
Posted by Jen at 8:16 pm
Sunday, May 04, 2008
On the down side, my friend's cat passed away and today I read an article about losing a cat in the paper. I hope this isn't an omen as Sasha's twitching seems worse today and she keeps disappearing to be on her own :-(
But, being upbeat, yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day and I had a lovely time using my NSD kit by Carolinez Craftz and participating in challenges on the forumz. This LO is actually not part of the day, but the result of the first week of step-by-step LOs. Each day, Paula posted part of the instructions and on Friday we had a completed LO. Well, I had a completed LO on Saturday morning when I stuck it all down lol! Really pleased with the result, especially as I finally used one of the gorgeous Rhonna Farrer Christmas papers.
Today Carl spent the whole morning at the theatre for the Dress Rehearsal of Dad's Army but we were out in the sunshine yesterday afternoon, playing football in mum's garden with Amelia. She even shouted out "Go Gills!", completely unprompted, though it didn't help their cause yesterday...
Tomorrow Rob, Row, Carl, me and the kids are going to Riverside for a picnic, so we'll keep our fingers crossed for nice weather again!
Posted by Jen at 5:48 pm