Friday, July 19, 2013

Caitlin's 21st

Hi there
you can tell i must be on holidays as this is my second post within a week, shocked, yes i know.

Let me talk to you about sketches.,
well I am no good at them, I see the sketch and that is exactly how i must do the page and if the designer has used a star or a flower motif as their example to put embellishments well then I have to use the star or the flower even though that was not the designers intention.
Now if it comes to cooking I am very good at thinking outside the box and rarely get flummoxed maybe its a confidence thing.
Anyway, my favourite scrapbooker in the whole wide world yes Shimelle has a sketch on her blog every month with a video of how she interprets her own sketch. So I thought I would give one a go

ta da here it is
the sketch asked for a BIG embellishment in the middle and the example had a huge star, so I tried very hard not to use a star, I used a polaroid frame. The position of my photos are the same although in Shimelle's own page she used 2 small photos up the top and a business card down the bottom. See what I mean, Shimelle thought outside that square I on the other hand used the exact same sizes of photos as what was on the sketch.
Alas after all that I love my page so whether i take the sketch literally or on a rare occasion think outside the square it doesn't matter I have a completed page and I had fun playing.

The photo is from Caitlin's 21st party and shows the donut ball tower cake that Joe made, believe it or not that tower contains 248 donut balls, I know as I ordered 250 and I ate one on the way home...hello... I had to make sure they tasted ok didn't I, so we had one ball left. I tell you it was panic stations there for a while.
here is a close up at home before we took it to the club.

Joe spoilt Caitlin and got her an iPad. very very spoilt.

we had a photo booth on the night where everyone dressed up with props

my friend Pina made the table arrangements, I ordered 40 big lollipops in Tiffany Blue.

there was a lolly buffet of which we are still eating the left overs
and I made this really cute guest book which I hopefully will show you in the next post.

Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mellow Yellow

Yes,I had a few spare moments so I thought I would actually do a blog post and my post is all about week 28 of my Project Life.
For something different I decided to pick a colour and use that as my theme, the lucky colour was yellow.

I had so much fun doing this page finding all of my yellow bits and pieces

I tried something new and used a 3x4 space for my title card. I had been saving that badge for just the right place and I think this is it.
I also cleaned out my purse and found a lot of receipts which I included in a glassine bag.
I love the little frame stamp from the Studio Calico Inked class that I used to highlight my mum.

And the bottom two photos are food related again. Occasionally I love to make my own pasta actually I would rather have fresh pasta any day it is just so good. I made two different sauces as Andrew does not like good old bolognaise/red meat sauce.
If you follow me on IG you are no doubt aware that we go out to lunch most Saturdays and this week we went to Tony Romas which is an American rib restaurant.. I am not into ribs but they are Andrews favourite, what we both liked was the hot skillet cookie, a must have if you ever go there.

So that was my week 28, a good one.

Thanks for visiting, I know it has been a while.

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