Monday, 28 September 2009

Happy Holidays

It is the school holidays here in Queensland and just before it started I decided to make some little gifts for my friends at school. In Australia, we don’t really use the expression Happy Holidays at Christmas time so I thought that I would use this stamp to wish everyone a happy holiday.

I used Kraft cardstock and lots of different colours for the little birdie from Cheep Talk stamp set (these ones are Old Olive and Riding Hood Red). Then I just put some lollies in a bag and stapled the bag topper on.

It did give everyone a lift to start their holidays!



Friday, 18 September 2009

I’m Still Here

I know it has been ages..but life has been getting in the way of crafting and blogging. I do have something to share with you today.

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to be the entertainment at a 12 year old girl’s birthday party. The 7 girls that attended Maddie’s party were just delightful and very keen scrapbookers.  I decided that we would decorate a paperbag album. To prepare for the party, my friend Sherri (who is a scrapbooking wonder) came over and we designed 8 pages and then I chose 4 of them for the girls to make. I then made up all the pages and made a special album to give to her as a birthday present.

For this album I really stepped out of my comfort zone and only used Bold Brights. We chose lots of different stamp sets and really basic layouts. Each page had a black mat for the photos and on the smaller, middle pages, we used a white mat for journaling.

The girls did a fantastic job on their albums… they even changed my designs a little to suit their personalities. I had a great afternoon with them and look forward to “playing” with them again.