Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Cards for a change

I'm making some cards instead of scrapbooking - good to get the creativity going. I got my inspiration from the CASE Study Challenge #78. I didn't want make a card too similar to the original so I looked at it once and didn't look again before I finished my own card.



I truly intended to use 3 flowers like the original, but mine turned out so big that I couldn't add any other one. I put beads in the centre of the flowers. Lots of scrappy glue, then beads, more glue and then more beads. I made another two but haven't taken a photo yet. It is a fab challenge blog, I'll make a point of checking it every now and then.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

My 2012 Little Word: FOCUS

For the first time, I have my own One Little Word.
I am not doing Ali Edward's class (maybe next year), not am I going to scrap about it - except for this page, but I'll try to remind myself everyday that if I want to so somewhere I have to focus. And yes, that mean less time in google reader, pinterest, scrapbooking and photo forums... :-)



The journaling says it all:

"OLW. One Little Word. Choosing a word to go by for the year. I read about it in Ali Edwards’ blog a few years ago and thought the concept was interesting but I never had a word. Until some days into 2012 when the word I needed hit me: FOCUS. Focus in life. Focus in photography. Focus in the daily boring tasks. Focus on being a better person. Focus on getting things done. Dear me, don’t get sidetracked. FOCUS!"

Monday, 6 February 2012

60 seconds

That's how long it took for him to learn to ride a bike.

1st of January we took my son to the park with the new bike he got from Santa. My son never wanted to try, because he was afraid of falling, never let us remove the training wheels of his older bike. But Santa gave him a brand new bike - only slightly bigger than his old one - without them because he was sure my son was ready. And he was!

* cardstock: Bazzill
* patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
* rubb ons: Chatterbox
* letters stickers: American Crafts 
* font: Courier New
* tools: punch - Woodware (circle under the asterisk), tiny attacher.
* other: textured white paper, foam adhesive, scrappy glue

I love that paper, it is spotty and glittery!
I used one of my homemade kits.  It is great to use old stuff like the rubbons over the photo as well as my newer stuff.

I scrap slow and use little embellishments so two layouts after, the "kit" still looks intact. Yes, I am aware that at this rate, these two kits will last forever. Scary thought!