Thursday, 31 March 2011

Phuket - part 1

This month - through my husband's work - we had an incredible opportunity: to go to Thailand. So off we went, left on a Sunday, flew back on the next Sunday. 3 planes each way, 7 hours time difference, jet lag that kept us awake when we should be sleeping and sleepy when we should be enjoying ourselves. And it was worth it,  the holiday of a lifetime.

Parties, tours, an amazing hotel, everything was taken care of and we only had to decide what we wanted to do. If we left to the children, we would have spend every minute either in the beach or in the most beautiful swimming pool I'd ever seen. But we managed to squeeze a bit of sightseeing too.

I still have to take a photo of the album I made, but here's a separate scrapbooking page I made, about one of our favourite memories, lighting lanterns on the beach. Hundreds in the air, an amazing sight!

* Cardstock: Bazzill
* Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
* Mist: Studio Calico
* Pen: Uniball Signo
*Punch: Fiskars
*Other: sequins
*Photo by Markus Perkins Photography

The children got souvenirs for their friends, little doll keyrings for the girls, wooden elephant keyrings for the boys. There were a few doll keyrings left and that was I did with them:

Sadly I didn't bring anything written in Thai, the only thing in Thai I had was a litle leaflet I got in the airport, and I used it for the background.
The frame is from IKEA.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Isn't good when...

...when you manage to combine a few good things in one single project?

Like helping to organise her stuff, use old photographs and also contributing a little bit to an appeal? And everything done very quickly?

Well, I was doing my regular tidying-my-children's-bedroom, mumbling why can't they be more tidy, bla bla bla, when it ocurred to me that my daughter usually keeps her bedroom very tidy,that is her bed, the floor and her desk. It is inside the wardrobe that is the problem. So, maybe if I put some labels on where to put what, it would help her to know where things go?

I wanted something pretty - that's when I remembered something I saw in this appeal. I'd bought the quotes kit initially, but now I thought I needed the frames:

And with that, I went to my box of unused photos (test photos, surplus photos that didn't make to the album) and found a few of my daughter's.
I resized the frame to fit the photos, labelled them and printed them out. Then cut around and inside them, put the photos inside, added a bit of cardboard to the back to make it sturdy. And they're done!

I've attached magnetic strips on the back - the ones that were to label tin boxes. And just glued  the one that were to label plastic boxes.

As my son would say, easy peasy lemon squeezy!