Sunday, 30 April 2006

Creating

On a roll again. Created this LO using Scrapbook Obsession May kit featuring Basic Grey Urban Couture. Luv this range of papers as it's so oriental looking. Have made it my mission to come out with at least 5 more LOs using these papers. Anyway, SO is having a competition whereby you create LOs using the kit and on the 10th May, voting is held to pick the best one and that person receive the following month's kit free! As I always said, nothing venture nothing gain!
Picture is of my youngest, Zac. His eyes are so dark, not black but dark brown which is so different from his brother, which are light brown. Funnily that he shares the same colour eyes as his cousin, Grace. Both their eyes look so similar!

As mentioned, I caved in and bought Rhonna Farrer Splendor collection! Caved in further and went for Cathy Z's sequel to Clean and Simple. I'm not a clean and simple scrapper but I might just give it a try. It certainly is a lot faster to create although I like to stay away from using the PC so much in LO. I much prefer using handwritten journal instead. It gives a more personal touch I feel!

I'm in love with Cherry Arte papers. Discovered them when I was subbing to Back Porch Memories kit and since then, have bought their latest sets, Angel and Seasons. They just look so gorgeous and so easy to work with. Here's one that I created using the Burnish range. The colours are so subtle and so easy to layer them. They currently have a Design Team call but doubt if I stand any chance!!!
Created this LO for a contest on the Scraptitude forum whereby each of us had to guess the creator behind each LO. After doing this, kinda thought the photo would give me away but as it was done close to deadline, didn't fancy re-doing. Photo of Mike and the boys on a beach along the Route des Caps in France. It's so lovely to hear the waves and smell the sea!

Urban Lily Collection 3 papers are out. Got my eye on Urban Boy and Urban Gypsy. They look just so cool. I've to stop buying papers though... got so much at the moment! Oh well, it's my birthday so will give myself a treat and then go on a stash diet! I'm also on the lookout for the new book by Autumn Leaves Freestyle. My friend Brenda-Mae is in it and her work is just so cool! The book itself has a blog which is issuing a challenge to scraplift any LO. Have taken a peek at some and it's soooo my style of scrapping. If only it doesn't bloody sell out so quickly in the UK scrapping stores!!!

Finally got down to clearing my craft area. Sorted out the cardmaking magazines and items as I'm not into cardmaking these days. I've got 2 boxes full of stuff to sell off... might offload it on Ebay next week! As soon as that is gone, will start sieving out my scrapping papers that I won't use anymore and somehow get rid of them too. Might make them into a kit using smaller size papers instead. Found out I've got a few mini albums lying around so might just chuck them into the kit. See how it goes. If I'm gonna get new papers, can't be holding on to old ones so might as well get rid of them. I need to organise my unmounted stamps!!! I've got in mind what to do with them but just don't have the time to get it sorted. I guess part of scrapping is organisation too. I'm beginning to reach that stage whereby I'm getting fedup of the messiness. Anyway, have dedicated May and June to a big spring clean so I just have to get it done!

Finally another LO made for Homegrown. Somehow it didn't turn out the way it should. Not so keen on it really so might do another one to compensate! Photo of my boys walking along the wall. As usual, they have to find some unusual area to walk instead of the pavement! I've entitled it 'Walk the Walk'.
The next few LOs will see me attempting minimalist approach.....hopefully!

1 comment:

KimmyS said...

Girl - you are rocking those BG papers...I need to get my hands on them at some stage.

And the Cherry Arte LO - even without the picture I knew it was you. Something about it just made me say "Audrey" straight away