Thursday, 9 September 2010

A Layout

It almost feels I've got to put the word layout in capitals, as it's been such a long time since I've made one. I've been intending and even started several layouts, but for some reason none actually came to fruition. I had all these great ideas in my head, but when I started actually creating it took a totally different direction. One I wasn't satisfied with, so I gave up.

To make sure I wasn't stranding on this one again I decided to use a sketch from Pagemaps to give me the groundworks. I intended to use all Echo Park papers, but somehow ended up with none. Enough said, this is how it turned out:

I used a Maya Road envelope to hide the journaling inside. Hopefully you'll be able to read the text below (click on the picture to enlarge it, if you're having trouble reading it):

It felt pretty good to actually finish a layout again. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time!

Supplies 'One Dozen'
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper |Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Amy Butler, KI Memories, Creative Imaginations | Envelope: Maya Road, Doilies: Martha Stewart |Border Punch + Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts | Journaling label: Jillibean Soup + October Afternoon | Felt: Papertrey Ink | Buttons: Basic Grey, SEI | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Embellishments) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Pretty in Pink) | Scallop Circle Punch: Marvy Uchida | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Dies: Papertrey Ink

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Happy Aussie Father's Day!

Today it's Father's Day in Australia. After having had Mother's Day in March (UK for my mother-in-law) and May (Holland for my mum and myself), followed by Father's Day in June (Holland for my dad) this is the last for 2010. Not sure if I can ever get used to having four rather than two occasions a year...

You would think being in the Southern Hemisphere, that we would be having nice weather. In fact the last three months have been extremely wet and cold (extremely only applied for wet, as I can't really call 15 degrees Celsius cold). Last night we also had a bad storm, which kept both David and I up for most of the night.

Despite all that the kids couldn't wait to give David his presents. We bought him new crocs and a casual shirt. I also made him three picture frames with profile images of the children. It's nice to see their how they are and aren't alike.

Of course I made him a card too:

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Belle Blvd (Man of the House) | Die Cuts: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 + Fillable Frames 4) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames 4) | Twine (B*Inspired) | Buttons | Border Punch: EK Success | Ink: Stampin'Up (Chocolate Chip)

Thank you for the lovely comments and emails I've been receiving lately. It's great to see who lurks and visits my blog frequently. Enjoy your Sunday!