24 August 2010

New baby scrapbooking layouts

This has been a really simple album to make so far, except for one or two pages I spent some more time on! Mainly I'm choosing a shade of Bazzill cardstock that suits the colours in the photo, then using white Kaisercraft paint to soften the look, stamps and ink, some stitching, and lots of handwritten journalling and even titles. I only have two photos left to go, then after that it's just one page per week until she turns one. How simple is that! Next I'm concentrating on Tassie's baby pages. Why am I so nervous? I guess it's just about revisiting that difficult time. Which is exactly why I need to scrap those pages.

When Tas turned 3

I'm not sure I'm all that happy with this layout but it's a simple design I wanted to try for a while. The colours are great though, and I love the journalling.

23 August 2010

butterfly card

I had a bit of fun playing with my paints and inks on Friday, as you do, and made a couple of cards I was very happy with. This one was created by going swoosh over the white card with my stenciling ink pad. Love the effect of that. I embossed the white flowers with my heat gun - yes, it's addictive I know - and wrote the message with watercolours. Fun fun.

22 August 2010

Baby layouts

It's taken me several days of trying to get a good enough photos of these two latest layouts. I think it's a bit of a hint that I need to learn more about my camera, ahem! It's so hard getting good light in our old, dark house. I love this house, but if you want light, you have to almost stick your head out the window.

Tassie came over to help me take photos.

I used a little vintage stamp here of Bo Beep that I found in an op shop when we were on holidays recently in Port Elliott.

I love the look of hand cut scallops and the pretty pink ribbon.

More ribbon, stapled on.

This is a little hidden journalling card with the story on the back, and the photos underneath.

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, index cards, paper: office, album packaging, manila folder, stamps: Imaginisce, date stamp, ribbon, staples, ink: Versacolor, StazOn.

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, K&C company, paper: Kaisercraft, scallop punch, mesh, punch: Fiskars, stamples, metallic ribbon, ric-rac, office paper scraps, computer journalling, ink: Staz On, date stamp.
When Delilah was still in the hospital, four days old, her Dad celebrated his birthday, so I had to include this in a layout for her album!

A new Angus scrapbooking layout

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, paper: 7 Gypsises, ink: VersaMagic, StazOn, product packaging, stamps: Fancy Pants designs, date stamp, pens: Copic and Signo, paint: Kaisercolour, Journalling prompt: Ali Edwards.

Journalling reads: When I gave you your first lolly, you looked at it suspiciously; tried to chuck it; I caught it; yo put it back in your mouth; waited; then did a shuddering action with your jaw; decided you liked it and chewed! I love you today because: you come straight over to me when I enter the room; you grab the quoit rings on their base and jump like mad, making them bounce; you love being affectionate and sitting on my lap, facing me, sometimes you bend backwards, then up again, holding my hands.

I so enjoyed doing a page about Angus. The photo was taken on Tassie's birthday and it was, at the time, a rare occassion that he looked at me for the photo - a bit reluctantly as you can see! Since then I've taken quite a few more pics, and many with him even smiling, but there was something about the photo that I loved. The layout is a scraplift from an Ali Edwards page I saw (from her book: Life Artist) and wanted to try. I sandpapered the red cardstock to mess it up a bit, and added staples, hearts, the little 'a' and some paint splatters to add some texture. I love trying to keep the design simple without being boring or two dimensional.

I have two more layouts I'm waiting to upload but having a lot of trouble getting a good photo. The winter sun has appeared today, so I'll try again. I have all this afternoon in the study for creating, woo hoo! I have some more photos of my little niece Delilah waiting to be scrapped.

Happy creating!

21 August 2010

I had a good excuse to get out the heat tool and embossing powder again - to make a birthday card for my friend Kate. I've always wanted to do this as a gift, give a handmade card with earrings on the front.

20 August 2010

new scrapbook layout - first cuddle

This started out as a pink page but it just looked too much. So trimming the pink and adding it to the white is perfect. I think! This is the first time I've used Bazzill white swiss dots paper and I luurrrve it! I'll have to get more. I also spotted some Sassafrass Lass paper in my scrap shop when I was there last so I grabbed it. It's the pretty blue paper with the retro lettering on it. Cute! And this is the first layout to use my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch. More more more of that please.

Materials: Bazzill cardstock, alphabet stamps, Autumn Leaves flourish stamp, StazOn ink, Versacolor ink, Cre8tive paper, Sassafrass Lass paper, ribbon, Zig writer, ribbon.

10 August 2010

Art journal scrapbook page

This lovely page came about after a very frustrating day yesterday. I've never actually done this before - thought of a page and then just sat down and done it straight away. I was only able to do it because it was Tassie's nap time. It perfectly sums up how I was feeling, particularly with Tassie constantly testing us. She's at play school today so ahhhh.... breathe the fresh air.

New baby scrapbooking page layouts

So... the first seven layouts are finished for baby Delilah's album. The first page is waiting for an ankle tag to be added, so I'll post that one later in the week. So far so good. I'm feeling very ready to start Tassie's baby album from day one after doing this - I think I'm finally settling into a simple style that I like very much. I'm soooo enjoying being creative again, but yes, that does mean having ahem, rather late nights!!

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