Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Extremely GOOD News and a layout!

We are back from our Aussie holiday! The weather was fantastic, except for the first and last days when it rained. I can't complain when we had blue skies, cool weather and bright sunny days which made photo taking such a breeze! We ended up with 2188 photos and even though it was a hassle carrying the camera load around all the time, I had no regrets!

And I have a piece of good news which I had been bursting to share. I am now on the Design Team for my favourite LSS, Made With Love. I had been guesting for them in August and September and when Aida emailed me to be on their design team, I was over the moon! It's like a dream come true, designing for a LSS and my favourite too! So in order to celebrate, I will be doing a giveaway in my next post!

I managed to complete a layout in the midst of unpacking and doing our laundry from our trip. I used Webster Pages, latest Hollywood Vogue papers. They are my favourite line so far, so sweet and soft and yet still very glam and diva-like at the same time!

I cut up the die cut paper into two and layered them together with ribbons. I also misted the top half of the cardstock to create the soft pink tones. I then cut up the paper to create a floral frame around the photo, embellishing with Prima's Say it in Crystals. I also found a piece of felt amongst my craft materials and ran it through the Big Shot with Tim Holtz Alterations, Tattered Florals die to create those beautiful layered flowers! So pretty and versatile!


I am dozing off soon...do check back for more updates! Nites!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Asher's First Drawing

Fresh from the oven, I just completed this layout in the morning! A very simple one done within 1 hour. This is a colored photocopy of Asher's first drawing of our family. I had to reduce it slightly as he drew on an A4 piece of paper. Time flies, I really had no idea when Asher started to learn how to draw these stick figures until he produced it to me!

I used the papers from Pink Paislee's School Days Collection and this dark green piece of paper was perfect for Asher's drawing printed on white paper. And Pink Paislee manufactured co-ordinating rub-ons, canvas border stickers, felt layered stickers, transparencies and lots of other co-ordinating embellishments. I almost went crazy picking out what I wanted! At every CHA event, the manufacturers just seem to outdo their previous products...and it keeps me wanting more and more! Bad for the wallet!

We will be taking a short trip to Gold Coast and Melbourne later in the week. I had big plans to do up a travel album before we leave so that I can come back and print out my favourite pics and attach in those receipts and tickets I love to keep from our trips but nothing done yet...So I guess that albumn has to wait because once we are back, I'll have to organise Adah's birthday party too!

Do check back ya...I'll try to post my layouts if I get any 'quickies' done over the next few days.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Start of a Journey

That was Asher learning how to stand up with support and making weak attempts to walk with help. It is amazing how fast the kids grow from helpless babies to toddlers within a year. I love the stages from 10 months to 24 months. The kids are more expressive and passionate with their feelings, they argue lesser and you are still the center of their adoration!

I had used mainly products from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found collection. So vintagy and 'glamourous' with all that glitter on their papers!I used Prima's new range of masks and randomly blended with distress inks all over to form the background to matt the photos of asher in, then layered the embellishments simply to get the final layout.

I also enjoyed painting and then sponging the Pink Paislee's flourish from Artisan Elements. I also added Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Copper Kettle to it to add some dimension. You can really see the 'glimmer' from an angle! Also used lots of rub-ons from 7 Gypsies here...
I'll be sharing a piece of good news very soon I hope!!! Can't wait to announce it and all I can hint at is, it' s like a dream come true...

Friday, 1 October 2010

My Little Soldier

It's Crate Paper- Restoration goodness again! I love, love, love how versatile the papers from this range are and I finally found a series of vintage papers that are not too girly for using on my boy's layout! Just check out the splashes of red, blue and green on the layout that goes-oh-so-well together! I was even able to sneak in some flowers and doilies and yet the overall look was still acceptable...

I enjoyed layering the lace border stickers for a different look. First, I stuck on the two bottom most borders, allowing the second to overlap the first. Then I stuck on the red cardstock that I had intended to use to mat the photo. I intentionally rolled up the ends for extra dimension, then layered the two other yellow and orange borders on the red cardstock. I also cut out a strip of the red cardstock and inverted the other side over to stick on the top to form another layer.

Yummy...the patterns and colors in this range are just too versatile and pretty that I had a diffcult time choosing my favourites to use...
Some close-ups...