I have been looking through some old photos and found a few from a road trip my parents went on in 1970. I got my idea for this LO from Pinterest. I used a Cherry Lyn die to make the mini blossoms (so much fun) and a Unity Chicken mesh stamp – love stamping on my LOs. The little wooden butterfly is from Studio Calico. All the papers are from Lily Bee Memorandum Collection pack – I am really enjoying this pack and Bronwyn and I have completed six pages already with it. Last night at Craft Havens Midnight Madness I finished a companion page to this, with another photo taken on the same road trip – I will post that one soon. The stickers I have used for the title are included in the pack.
I had been so busy getting our shop Craft Haven up and running that I hadn’t had much time for scrapbooking – but now things are getting into a routine I have gott’n back into it – Yay!!! This LO is one of my latest – I used the Echo Park – Little Girl Collection Kit, a LYB Doily (love these), my favorite stamps, Stamper Anonymous – Tim Holtz, Spring Sprung and the EK Success Triple Butterfly punch (all of which are in store at the moment). I love a clean and simple LO and this is perfect.
Bubble blowing at the Foreshore.
I have been going through a few of my old photos – found this one of my youngest son Dwight – he turned 17 last week, now has size 13 feet and is taller than his father – but he is still ‘My Sweet Boy’. Isn’t’ he cute? Pennants/flags are one of new favorite things and I especially like how they use up scraps and can come in all shapes and sizes. I got the idea for this LO from a friends magazine cutting.
I know it has been ages since I blogged – I have been scrapping but just haven’t taken many photos of my latest LO – it is on my to do list. Anyhow – this is my favorite LO at the moment, I love pennants or flags depending on what you call them. I saw this LO as a sketch somewhere – Pinterest I think. This photo is of Bronwyn my wonderful SIL, she shows such dedication for the perfect shot, her favorite color is blue so the DSP Beau Chateau is perfect for this LO.
This is one of the easiest and fastest LO I have done lately. 15 minute page, done in a flash. The interesting thing is I have done a summery page – with a male subject using the girly Flirtatious Specialty DSP – but the reverse side. The Color Spritzer Tool adds the fun splatter to the background. I have embossed the Big Shot Simple Letters Alphabet with the Square Lattice embossing folder, isolated a swimmer from the Sunny Fun stamp set and colored him in – this make a cute embellishment and popped on a button. Easy Peasy.
I love this LO of my beautiful niece Felicity. She is growing up so fast. The DSP Berry Blossoms has lovely vibrant colors which complement this photo. I stamped with the Creative Element stamp set in White Craft Ink on the Wisteria Wonder card stock for the background. The Broadsheet Alphabet fits perfectly in the new stamp punch. Once again I don’t think the photograph does justice to the true life colors.
This LO is quite different from what a usually do. My inspiration came from a magazine cutting. I had two prints of the one picture so I punched out some pieces to make three small pics. I did some doodling, added some strips of paper, ribbon and some titles. The Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks are so fun to use, I love the coordinating colors and patterns.
This LO is of my Dad when he was on his trip around the South Island – the trip was on his ‘bucket list”. I really like the Spice Cake DSP and have used it on lots of LOs both masculine and feminine. The Cupcake Punch is fantastic for clouds, I have used these lots too. I stamped the background card stock with the Spiced Paisley stamp set, used my Cutter Kit to scruffy the edges of my DSP, inked some cupcake “clouds”, added some Seam Binding ribbon in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake (sounds yummy .. lol), an antique brad and a sentiment.
It is very special to be part of a family that enjoys spending time together. My boys and my nieces, even though they are many years apart hang out together and spend quality time with each other. This photo was taken at one of our family birthday events. I have used the ‘direct to paper ‘ technique for this LO – applying the Craft White Ink straight from the pad, directly to the black paper. There is no need to mat the photo as the ink provides a mat effect. The Big Top Birthday DSP has been a favorite of mine, the vibrant colors are super for kids LOs. The Simple Letters Alphabet is jazzed up a bit with some faux stitching (pen lines).
Taking a photo when the subject has no idea you are snapping is something I really like to do. The expressions you capture in that candid moment are so different from a posed shot. I love this photo of Dwight taken many years ago at one of his hockey games. I used the Big Top Birthday DSP – the bright colors are perfect for creating a dramatic LO. Add some inking, doodling, the Pennant Builder punch, 2.5″ circle punch, a hand drawn title, a bright button and the page is finished.