Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Project Life Weeks 17, 18 & 19

I've got three pages today with different insert orientations....
First up is Week 17
The page was the reverse side of Week16 which has 11 pockets and because of there are many, I try to stick to plain cardstock as backgrounds - (the grey cards in  Project Life Jade 3x4's )
You can find the  page  insert HERE
(this isn't my travel album, its my weekly one - so there will be some overcrossing between the two)
Week 18
One of the things I love to do before starting a page is to pick the page insert that would fit that weeks pics and I've built up a collection of clear plastic refills with all sorts of pocket orientations.
I REALLY love this one which can be found HERE
I've used one 12x12 (Teresa Collins Far & Away Pennants Paper) cut into pieces to fit all the pockets, backed with black cardstock to give it definition.
See in the above picture, the little black outlined pennants hanging below the main photo... weeell, those little tails got hidden under the photo once it was placed down, so I cut them out and backed them with black cardstock and placed them lower then the photos edge
Week 19
I really wanted to use another 6x12 pocket for Week 19 for Paige's mid-year dinner so a feature could be made of her in her outfit  and shoes we bought in Rome at Zara's.  (She was soooo excited and LOL....so were we as it turned out very inexpensive!! YAY for us!!)
Teresa Collins Memories Enamel Dots

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #49 and 'Our Beautiful World' #9


Challenge #9 'Strong'

Our wood stack....
My dh cuts the big pieces and stacks it... and I cut it smaller... as I need it...
Yep, I know how to use an axe.  Does help that the wood is easy to split.

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #49

We have a FABULOUS challenge for you this month....
Its about SEASONS!
You need to do 2 things...
1.  Pick ONE season from the four-part picture below and scrap it
Yes.....only one! (told you it was fabby!)
2. Tell us how/what inspired you.
How special is SPRING!
The  fairy/ballerina....and the fairytale-ness about it

 Don't forget to check out the design team's choices and projects...

Monday, 19 August 2013

Taking a Card Class, and Travel Album Pages 6&7, Plus 'Our Beautiful World #8

My friend Tania's Card Class..
 I'm no cardie (weeeell, not to this talented extent)
And always being a sucker for Christmas anything....
fell in love when Tania showed me her samples for the class...
Soooo here's my result of her fabby teachings...

Isnt this card just gorgeous!!!
Arent they wonderful!
Guess what!.... there's a KitKat in here!!!
heehee - YUM!
Little Card...

And little gift wallet

Our Beautiful World #8

Here's Hannah's 18th....

the joy of unwrapping a present!


Project Life - Travel Album
Page 6

Some more of our trip in China -
Hannah and Paige's room... they loved it!
Authentique  Lively Alpha

adding stamps to a Simple Stories patterned card gives added interest.... 


Prima Stamp 

as does layering with some chipboard stickers and buttons too! (Teresa Collins Far& Away decorative buttons)
Page 7
Full of anticipation.....
It's nice to have an have uncluttered pages too.
Cards like these from the Project Life 'Jade'  afford this...
And the girls played up to their camera!
Other products:
Prima Lifetime Brads

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Our Beautiful World Challenge and Scrap Therapy Project Life Weeks 15 & 16

This is a lovely photography challenge blog.
I only found it for their #6 challenge - had my photo ready to go, and went away to a place where there was no reception for my computer and couldnt upload it before the deadline... nevermind.
But the GREAT thing about this site is that it will keep  me taking photos each week - and that could be good for my subjects for  my PL weekly too!
So with that said....this challenge's subject is
On Friday just past, we had the arrival of a French Exchange Student come stay with us.
So we took her to our local Wildlife Farm, for the weekend and she met all sorts of Australian animals for the first time.  She was so amazed and became completely at home with them...
Here is a kangaroo who very gently played with her, with ulterior motive -he wanted her paper bag! 
It did have wheat in it!!!!  She couldn't believe it!

Found this wonderful photo sharing blog too.. how fabulous!
So, once the kangaroo was successful in grabbing the paper bag of wheat.. he munched away!
 Tuesday Muse
Another fabby photo blog.....
A little kangaroo with her joey peeking out of her pouch...

Some of my Project Life Weeklys and Travel Album are going to overcross a little bit as the weekly instalments will have some of the travel pics in them.... but 'oh well' lol!
Project Life
Week 15
I just love the orange in this and it suited all the pics

( I love having many different page inserts to choose from!!)
And by picking out the 'orange-y' cards from
and setting them out on top of the page insert to see how they would look, and to see which ones I'd use for  the titles etc...  yep some I used sideways :)
I think what I try to do, is find a solution to keep unity, colour or balance somehow... not on purpose, it just kinda happens.....

And because of this... when placing the photos they somehow seem to fit 

When looking at the balance of the cards- changed the dotty card with the 'details' card and it worked well.
The  bigger black title is Tim Holtz Word Play die
and the smaller one is Tim Holtz Alphabetical die

Teresa Collins World Traveller Stamps
Week 16
This week SO much happened... We had flown to London, and the many, many things we did - I needed A LOT of photo spaces!
THIS Page Insert was PERFECT!
And because there were SO many pics to fit in here
(just imagine.... arriving, Hogwarts, Downton Abbey tour, going up the east coast to Meaghan's house... way too many.....in that week....
and thinking all the photos/journaling/patterns/titles would get lost and overwhelmed...
 decided to go with one colour in cardstock as the background and let the photos and titles do the main work....


So now.. not so overcrowded (weeeeell, maybe a little bit)
The sewing 'look' is just by black pen around the outside of each card and also the top and bottom line of each title. 
Echo Park Photo Freedom Alphabet
Teresa Collins Far&Away Diecut Accessory (Black Plane)
Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Stickers (Red Alpha)
I think when I do my next page(the reverse to this page)when I turn it over,  that I'll stick to plain cardstock again
(big smile)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ColourCombosGalore.....#249 Flashback 2013

I'm thought I was a bit late doing this challenge and loved the colours, only to find that the very same day Colour Combos uploaded a challenge called flashback.... where we could pick any challenge from the first part of this year!
SO... luckily then could put this in as one of the previous challenges - lol - the last challenge that I nearly didn't get to do !   

The due date is well over.... but here it is anyway
You can find it HERE, it is a Ning site so will need to register.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Scrap Therapy's August Sketch.....

Here is Scrap Therapy's August Sketch....

Use the elements wherever you like so long as they are there and/or flip it to make it your own ...

I've changed around a couple of the elements from the bottom to the top...
White Cardstock
Echo Park Beautiful Life Collection Element Stickers
Becky Higgin's Project Life Honey Edition Kit cards
AC Thickers Flakey Red Alpha
Authentique Peaceful Elements Stickers
Teresa Collins Far & Away Washi Tape
Spray mists found here and here and a hint of colour with pearl-esque feel here
 Go take a look at the rest of the DT's interpretations...
and hope you can join in