When we were at the Craftystash workshop last week , I saw a lovley mini book that (I think) Tracie Hudson had designed and made and fell in love with it.As we are going to see my nephew's first baby today who is a little girl, I decided to have a go at making one so have shamelessly copied the idea . The original was a beautiful green which I think was spritzed with mists. I used distress inks in Tattered Rose and Spiced Marmalade to colour it. Thanks for the fab idea Tracie !
I'm enjoying this project as I am doing 8 x 8 pages and they are nice and easy to complete. As much as I love 12 x 12 layouts, when you are doing a class like this, sometimes you only have small photos or not many photos on a particular subject so this is ideal.I've done three more this evening so am now up to number 10..
So- I am slowly catching up on my Shimelle classes.I managed to print on fabric last night for number 5 with the help of some 'freezer paper' that my good friend Deb sent me. Basically you iron the fabric onto the paper and then run it through the printer. I had a bit of a clamity where the printer got slightly jammed half way through and there was a yukky inky black smudge right on the best part,so I had to cut the journalling piece short.One of the next pages was to print on ribbon, well being a total wuss and not wanting to tempt fate and not being able to find a really flat smooth piece of ribbon, I chickened out and printed on card, but used ribbon on the page..so here are pages 5,6,and7..
Well, what a great day was had on Sunday at the Craftystash Summer Workshop. We did five lovely layouts all designed by Tracie Hudson, and I enjoyed every one. It was a great day spent with good friends and Sue really looked after us with good food and cakes and lots of goodies. I've spent this evening catching up on printing the pages I've missed on Shimelle's class and have done prompt 4 which is 'family' - just about 7 to go to catch up !
and here is my page for prompt 4 on Shimelle's online class,'family' we printed accents on vellum, the tree and the wording on the photo...
Well, here I am,back from sunny Portugal,we had a lovely break just the two of us,leaving boys at home to fend for themselves and feed and walk the dogs. The weather has been non stop sunshine and we managed some really nice meals out and I really enjoyed reading 'Twilight' - a book I had seen lots of peeps writing about on their blogs and a couple of friends had read it too. I am half way through and thoroughly enjoying it. So now today has been spent catching up on washing, shopping and visiting -and tomorrow we are going to do the tour of the Tower of London. Something we have wanted to get round to for ages,we've decided to go the whole hog and do the three hours, just hope my feet hold up !!! I've got a load of classes to catch up on Jenni Bowlin and Shimelle's online classes so am going to be a busy girl- wouldn't have it any other way (I think) :-)
The prompt today was to print the journalling sheet on patterned paper and the heading was That's Entertainment. I decided to use a couple of pics that I took when we went to London to see 'The Jersey Boys'. We really love to go to concerts and shows which are musically orientated and love to have a meal out as well . I think I've managed to change the Blog background and header but have spent all evening trying to work out how to get my photo to fit into the frame on the header and look like it's naturally there. I don't think I've quite got it right - lessons in Photoshop I reckon!
The prompt today for Shimelle's class was 'music 'and to print our image onto stickers. Music is a very important part of our lives as there is always some sort on in our house. We all have very varied tastes, but mainly himself loves heavy stuff and I like boppy and smooth easy stuff ( I do rock it as well now and then!)
I've had a busy weekend, doing the usual shopping, helping dad and then out for a meal Saturday evening with sister in law who I haven't seen for a while, then It was nice to chill a little bit at the Craftystash crop yesterday. I loved the layout as usual and used some silly pics of the boys for once.
It was also the start of Shimelle's latest online class Go To Press today so I have done my title page for that. I've gone for 8 x 8 as I really like that size and it looks like we will be learning some new techniques with our printers.
I'm sitting here thinking about going to go off and do the next challenge on the Jenni Bowlin class but there is crafting on the telly and it is nearly half past twelve so maybe I'll do it tomorrow evening...