Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrapbook Dreams – June 2011

The theme for the first of the June challenges over at Scrapbook Dreams was “Then and Now”

This threw me into a right tis, I can tell you.  However, after I calmed down a bit I came up with this layout.

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The journaling reads “You sent Nana a request for a “Steve” Jersey so that you could play the character of Steve, the original presenter of the TV show Blues Clues.  She asked a friend to knit it for you and 5 years later you are still wearing it.”

“Steve” is often Liam’s Saturday persona. LOL.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Off The Page

Some time back, the lovely Shell, gave me a 7 Gypsies tray, bless her!  I had wanted one for absolutely ages but it has taken me this long to do something with it.

As you may know, I simply love using my Silhouette digital cutter!  I have also fallen in love with Keri Bradford’s This and That kits, made to measure for the 7 Gypsies tray.  She has several to choose from and with the buoyant exchange rate at the moment, I am now the proud owner of her Family and Lucky kits.

I chose to use the Family Kit for my tray.


Madly wishing I had a second tray, I altered a multi-photo picture frame, adding divisions with ice-block sticks and bits of another frame that I butchered.  I was so impatient (what a surprise, lol) that I didn’t measure a damn thing.  Even so, It turned out OK.  I used Mariposa Card Stack pages for the various backgrounds. I used the cut files from Kerri Bradford’s Lucky Kit for this one.

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Surely, I must have been doing something creative!

I have done few layouts that I would love to share.

Scrapbook Dreams have 2 challenges each month.  The 1st on a theme or subject and the second using a sketch.  These were my efforts for May 2011.

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The first challenge for May was to do a layout using “Action Shots”.  Haha – was this some sort of joke?  Action shots, my house, my family members?  I don’t think so!!  The issue was solved, however, when I had my gorgeous God-Daughter for a few hours one afternoon.  She can move pretty fast for a 10-month old, lol.

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She came to the rescue, yet again, for the sketch challenge.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a decent sort of photo, of yourself and a baby, while said said baby is squirming and you have only one hand left to hold her with? I don’t plan on trying that trick again in a hurry, lol.

This was the sketch from Page Maps that inspired Shell for the 2nd Challenge.


Challenge Me Happy

There is a new challenge blog that looks pretty interesting.  Why not check it out, help spread the word and you just might win some goodies too.

Challenge Me Happy



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