Saturday, 28 February 2009

After a beautiful week, it's about time to blog again!

We have had the most beautiful week here, weather-wise! Spring is in the air!! Temperatures went up to 18°, the sky was blue, so nice after what feels like a long winter! Well, today it's raining again, but I'm sure spring will be back soon! :-)

A layout I made earlier this week! Personally, I like it a lot! I love the picture of my little girl! After an article in "Histoires de Pages" about mixing papers from different collections and different manufacturers, leading to mixing colors and textures, I made this:
I used Cherry Arte, Bazzill, Sassafras Lass, Hambly and one more whose manufacturer I forgot... Plus brads, chipboard with stickles, flowers, a felt heart and even some heat embossing, something I rarely do.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

One Little Word - mama is having Fun

I have FINALLY created a layout for the newest challenge on the One Little Word challenge blog. I've been wanting to participate for ages, and finally did it! I have to say, I am totally, utterly intimidated by the incredible talent on that blog, so jumping in with a layout is not necessarily easy, for me, but I did it and I kind of love my creation.

I had these pictures of my son who was willing to do some kind of photoshoot with mom (me!), I have my new camera for about 2 months now and was so happy he wanted me to do the photos! I have to add that normally he says something like "I'm really annoyed with you taking all these photos" :-) Yes, he's 4! So in order to scrap these pictures, I wanted something else but "Alban on a photoshoot" or something similar, I wanted it more to be about ME liking to take photos. So what better word to use than the Word Up "FUN"? Here we go:
I used paper from Love Elsie, Bazzill and Pink Paisley Vintage Moon. And Bubble plastic, ordinary staples, buttons from I-don't-know-who, some rubber like feltish stuff, no idea what it is called, Autumn leaves stamp, American Craft Thickers, Pink Paisley letter stickers, Paint dabbers and a piece of cardboard that I ripped of one of the last moving boxes still around! It is actually a hanging layout, but I had to crop most of the background because the picture is taken against a glass door and I just realised the glass is really dirty! :-O

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A valentine inspired challenge

But not a classic valentine challenge, not necessary to use red :-P I did this layout for the February challenge on Classyscrapper, I rejoined the kit club so felt it was right again to do the monthly challenges! The challenge was to use at least 3 hearts, one of the following words: kiss, hug, sweet and another I forgot, in the title, and to use paper from a past classy kit. I used basic Grey, don't remember which month (and year!) they're from. the title is My Sweetheart. I'm actually not really satisfied with this layout, but after procastrinating for at least a week I didn't even want to look at the papers anymore, so I let it be. :-) TFL

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Crescendo and a Happy Dance!

Wednesday today, a day off work! Today was so cool, the weather was beautiful, blue skies and lots of sun. The thermometer even showed 15°C!!! Wow, and it is only February!!

Two layouts to show you. The first one is one of my personal all-time favorites, I like the photos, the paper, the colors... Hope you like it too! :-) I used Bazzill, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket (the mat), a hambly transparents (love it!), flowers (prima and unknown). that reminds me, this one too (see my last post) was for the use your stash flower challenge on classyscrapper. (and the second one too!)
This other layout is one I love too. It's my little girl doing a happy dance at the playground, love this picture! I used Bazzill, Rouge de Garance and WeRmemory papers and rub-ons, flowers from Prima and Chatterbox, American Craft thickers, and loads of little thingies from unknown sources.
Thanks for looking!