Saturday, 24 May 2008

Nicknames and Tooth Fairy

The children go to a playground once a week in average, so I have hundreds and hundreds of playground photos but how many "playgroundy" layouts can you possibly make? My solution is to use the photos to document something else, in this case my little habit of making up names for Lucy and Luke.

This one is about a long awaited event. Lucy first baby tooth gone...

I copied the design of the circle and butterlies from a clock by Susanne Philipsson. Such a beautiful and clever design, I might get one for me when I finish my home redecoration.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Vintage Chic? Moi?

Recently I got 3 things in the post which I am really in love with:

1) A Hero Arts script stamp (which I had ordered). I am not much into stamps, but this one I LOVE!
2) A couple of gorgeous chipboard birds from Sabrina (thank you, Sabrina)
3) Some ribbons from my mum. There are not many harberdasheries in Dublin, so I asked my mum in Brazil to buy and post some for me. She phoned very apologetically saying that the choice was not big and they weren't that nice so I wasn't expecting much, but I was absolutely thrilled when I got the parcel.

I saw in a blog one of the latests Primas, with printed letters on them, and I thought, maybe I can recycle some of my "old" Primas with my new stamp? My "clever" ideas are usually are a disaster but this one worked! Hurrah!

Prima flower + script stamp + Black stazon =

Together with one of the Ikea frames which I had bought ages ago and never used and a couple of embellies and patterned paper from my Studio Calico kit I had this little framed pic done:

I've left the bird still undecorated but I feel that I should do something with it. Maybe paint it in silver or stamp it or both. What do you think?

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

A baby card (hybrid)

Using this little cute digital kit, I made a baby card. I first printed the two little boys in pyjamas and a cat on white cardstock and cut them out. Then I printed the rest of the design on a light coloured patterned paper and adhered my little guys into it using foam pads in one of them.

I love this one

I know that I layout featuring a piece of wood won't be most people cup of tea, but I am so happy with one. It tells a little moment in my son's life.

Lainey's crop and kits

Last Saturday it was Lainey's class & crop day and I had a wonderful time. Meeting nice people, having a chance to chat, shop and crop, what could be better?

I managed to finish 1.5 layouts in the crop, and then another one later on the day. I am delighted that buying scrapbooking kits helped me to move to new directions in terms of scrapbooking. While I am not happy with all the layouts I make, they seem to come easier nowadays. Having said that the half-finished layout is not complete. I am going to restart on it later.

Finished this layout in the crop:

Sometime ago, I made a round layout using a MM paper and when I put it in page protector, I had a dilemma: what do I put on the other face of the protector? If I had put a square layout, the back of it would show, if I didn't put anything I would see the back of the round layout, not a pretty sight,since I usually scribble on the back of my layouts (supply list and another note). So the solution was to have another round layout! I got hold of a dinner plate as my template and this is the result. It turned out a bit to flowery for my taste but at it served its purpose.

I copied the crumpled paper idea from Davinie.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

A present and two layouts

We met Sabrina this Tuesday and she had this beautiful bag for Lucy.

Thanks Sabrina!

This is my scrapbooking effort for the last week. Clean & simple, I wonder if there is something missing in the first one.

This is of my son, making a new friend in a clothes shop.