Friday, July 30, 2010

Who stole July?

I cannot believe that July is all but over! What happened there then?

There have been some domestic issues, that I won’t go into here, that have taken most of my time and energy this month but hopefully I am fighting my way through the haze now.

I have been crafting, although less than usual. I have submitted my ATC’s for the Scrapbook Dreams July Swap so I will post a photo of the full set when they arrive.

The other biggie for me this month was 4 days in Christchurch, rooming with Brenda and Elaine, attending SENZ and spending a day with Natasha.

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I took 5 classes at SENZ!

In this post I will show you what I came home with after the 3 in 1 class tutored by the very talented Trina McClune. What a lovely lady with a lovely smile! It was full on, trying to produce 3 layouts based on 1 sketch in two hours!



I am not happy with the execution of this unfinished layout! To be honest the photo looks way better than the real thing! I love the idea of this technique but I don’t think it’s my thing. I am more than happy to admire Trina’s work in this style.

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See what I mean? It is much more her thing aye?

Layout two was to use 5 small photo’s, all the same.


I love the layering and colours of this one. I’m really happy with it.

The third layout used a single large photo.


With my best girl living so far away now, I don’t get the same chances to scrap photo’s of her very often. This photo is a few years old now but she hasn’t changed at all – a beautiful girl, inside and out!

Brenda took this class as well and has posted some photo’s on her blog that you can visit here.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Mail

As a member of Your Paper Pantry, I signed up for a Lightweight Scrappy Swap in May this year.    I was partnered with Tina from Alabama and this is what arrived on my doorstep today (the first parcel she sent has disappeared and strangely enough, the postal worker that accepted it has since been fired!  1+1= 2) .

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How spoiled am I?   VERY!

Thank You So Much Tina  xoxo