Wednesday, 30 September 2009
This page used more of my Cotillion kit from Studio Calico. The polka dot paper was perfect and the scary Jenni Bowlin large butterfly rub on worked well on here too. I made a paper bead for the butterfly body and added two Maya Road pins as the antennae. This month's frame stamp that came with the kit is a god send! I love it. I have used it here to frame journaling and part of the rub on that was left over. The making memories die cut paper is also fab! You can use it as a mask for Maya mists too! ANother layout due tomorrow, I am on a roll now! TFLx
P.S. have just found out there is a Hobbycraft opening this next week in Hull!! Wow! Will definately need to visit. I wonder if they need any new staff????? LOL!
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
I have been building up a bit of a backlog with my Studio Calico kits as I have been doing mini albums and not layouts so much, so after my super clean up of the craft room yesterday, I decided to crack open my most recent kit "Cotillion" and aid the mojo with a couple of page maps and voila, after one done with a page map I was off!
A few details to notice - as I said before I am not a butterfly girl but this exclusive patterned paper was crying out to be used with my Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch. I threaded them on my new fave item "Bakers twine" and they add movement to the layout.
The little frame stamp that came in the main kit this time, I just love it to highlight little details. More bakers twine tied through the clear buttons on top of the middles from some of my basic grey alphas from the title. I loved this alpha set and can see me buying this again!! Polka dots and me are a definite match made in heaven! Stitching as usual to complete the layout.
I must add that the white Bazzill was a bit out of my comfort zone to, but I ran with it and like the result! Watch out for the other three layouts I did , yes, that is correct, three more! I told you my mojo returned!! Lol! Check back tomorrow! TFLx
Sunday, 27 September 2009
What I have to be grateful for; apparently he is the only one who can still see the carpet in his bedroom. He is determined not to go overdrawn even if it means not eating!! Oh the joys of University life, and they haven't started working yet!!
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
I have been making mini albums and using unusual postcards in them for a while now, but this time I had bought a panoramic card that was super long! So the half pint size of the album was perfect, although I did have an overhang, that I cleverly disguised with some stamp edged card stock from my recent travel kit, creating a tab. The alphas also came from recent kits. Journaling completed, I have just realised this is the 54th mini album I have written about on this blog! Wow! I am turning into a mini album queen!! Fortunately they are not always for me to keep! Lol! TFLx
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
When I got these Cosmo Cricket Early bird papers in my Studio Calico kit a few months ago I knew I would have a go at this! I had a Bo Bunny naked 6x6 chipboard album and extra pages waiting in the cupboard and I thought the D ring album was the best, so he can remove individual recipe cards to take along to the kitchen. I covered each page with the patterned papers, then typed up the recipes on computer, printed out on copy paper and inked the edges using a toning Tim Holtz distress ink in 'shabby shutters.' I knew they would get splashed so I decided to cold laminate them with the normal school book backing plastic as the chipboard was too thick to go through my laminator.
P.S. This was also a bit inspired by Jane Deans album in a recent issue of Scrapbook Inspirations, also one here on the Maya Road blog check it out too!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
I used a Paperchase blank album with an elastic closure, as a base and then cut some patterned paper pages from my Studio Calico kit to alternate with the black pages of the original book.