Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two Lay Outs & Project Life week 7

Well hello, how are you all?
First of all i will start with my PL
Here is the LHS
A bit of a heart theme, it was Valentines Day during this week. Nothing super exciting just your everyday stuff but how good does that tuna look in its heart shape that Joe prepared at work?

Here's the RHS

which includes a not very good photo of a red back spider that we nearly sat on.
Even Caitlin's friends know that i scrapbook and like to have photos, so they are always posing/acting up for Caitlin, a good example is Caitlin's friend Nathan who always says "lets get some snaps for Linda". Here he is hanging of a street sign (i don't think he was 100per cent sober at the time).
The papers this week came from a 6x6 pad from My Minds Eye called "Love Me".

I also completed two lay outs to go with my PL

am super proud of this one. The scrapping is simple but i did a lot of digital work on the photo. Andrew didn't take a photo of the actual horses so i had to source this one, then i fiddled around in photoshop with masks and opacity, i printed the whole lot out on cardstock. I also made a little envelope (using the cricut) out of vellum as i wanted it to be kind of translucent. Love how it turned out

For the next LO i also had some fun in photoshop

i used one of their "create a page" features and it gave me this nice photo collage with vintage frames. I just printed it out on photo paper and cropped it, a bit of studio calico mist, some doily's, stickers and a wee bit of stamping and voila all finished.

Tonight i hope to play around with some cards and stamps and tomorrow after the ironing is done i am going to concentrate on cutting out all of my remaining blocks for the caravan quilt that the "Three of Us" are making.

thanks for stopping by

have a lovely Sunday

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Simple card and PL week 6

Evening/morning everyone. Its evening here and a hot humid sticky one i might add.

First up a card. I had a photo left over from one of my Project Life weeks and i know my mum doesn't have an up to date photo of my kids so i made it into a card.
Very very simple, and i got to use a Ali Edward stamp. The ribbon is from my Cocoa Daisy kit.

OK on to Project Life, and a little bit of playing and fun. I got some new fringe scissors so i had to use them in my title. I also got some October Afternoon goodies in the Sasparilla line so everything i have used this week comes from them.
Sorry about the flash, i left it too late in the day to photograph, but you can still see
here is the LHS
I had fun this week playing around with digitally typing on some of the photos before i printed them. Its a good way to journal if you know you are going to have enough photos for the week and not enough journal space.
and in case you are wondering about the shoe photo, i am 6ft tall or 182cm and i have HUGE feet and it is so hard to find ladies shoes in giant sizes. I have been forced to buy mens shoes that look kinda like ladies shoes, anyway i found a website that is especially for giant ladies feet except they are so so expensive but what can a person with giant feet do, i had to have at least one pair. So, i have my first pair of ladies shoes in about 12 years, yahoo i was excited.
ok enough about me, here is the RHS

i tell ya i was getting a bit desperate that week for photos and even took a pic of Andrew's new watering can! Oh, if you get the chance go and grab an iced coffee frappe from Maccas, or maybe not ,if you are on a diet and be warned they are addictive.
I do like to try and use some of my stamps in my PL pages usually my Ali Edwards club ones but this time i used Stampin Up and papertrey Ink.

One thing i have noticed is that there are a lot of food photos in my PL, i can blame some of it on chef Joe but not all.

All in all i love doing Project Life, i have fun using bits of my stash and playing around. It does take me about three nights to complete, it doesn't have to be that way, i just like to add a lot of bits and pieces.

Andrew is on the countdown for our yearly trip to Penang, we leave in about 6 weeks i think (ok i wasn't actually listening when he told me the countdown)but its not too far away and this time we are flyiong premium/business class oooooooooooo i cant wait.

thanks for visiting, please say hello and come again.

have a great week everyone

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Banana Bread & Project Life

Well what do the above two have in common? Absolutely nothing, but i made some banana bread on Sunday with i recipe i got online (and can you believe i have lost it) and oh boy it was seriously yum. We aren't big cake eaters here and i can make a cake and then four days later i end up throwing half of it out. Not this bread, it was made and eaten all on the same day. The addition of maple syrup flavoured butter might have helped also.
Here is my project Life for week 5. I have had fun making my own journal and header cards using lots of supplies from my stash and lots of October Afternoon papers.
the LHS

The highlight of the week was Joe meeting Buddy Valastro and as Buddy had about twenty minutes to spare he was gracious enough to spend it with Joe asking questions and watching MY boy cook. (proud mama).
I purchased some more washi tape during the week and had fun covering my hearts with it (this tip came from Nichol Mcgouirk ) The four of us went out to lunch and had a fun time. I love my kids we all love our kids, but if possible i think i love them even more at this age 17 and 19, it just great hanging out with them.

and i tried a new technique that i learnt from watching "stamp TV" on You Tube
easy and fun.
Thanks for looking and still following with my erratic posting.
Oh and Happy Valentines too you all. My flowers/card and chocolates seem to have got lost again...that's about three years in a row now.