Scrapping Update

At the beginning of the year I printed a whole lot of photos of my son's first year of life convinced that I'd scrapbook them all... I still have about half of them sitting in the box. It's a good thing I don't put a timeframe on my scrap-booking achievements! However, when I took holidays in July I did feel the need to do his first year in review so that I could print out another batch and get going on those. Might I add, now that I have a bit more continual-scrapping experience (as opposed to single event albums), I will be more selective with my photo printing!

Simple yeah? Let me tell you, a lot of photos get culled when you limit yourself to two pages! Some fabulous news, by the way: the Animal Stories set featured in this layout (from the Summer 2009/2010 mini) will now be available again in the new Idea Book and Catalogue which starts tomorrow! I'm so glad!

While I was at it, I scrapped my all-time favourite photo of Felix (bottom one). As a new mum, that funny little waking up face gave me some real joy...

Till next time :)

Purple Lover

I recently made a 'congrats on your engagement' card for my purple-loving friend. It was the perfect opportunity to use up some Pale Plum (retiring soon, get in quick) which I haven't used often but I really enjoyed doing something with a softer look. I wanted it to be clean and simple, which is admittedly my usual take on things, but a little bit special as well. Here I've embossed the background and sponged over it in the corresponding ink colour to make it pop.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Baroque Motifs, Basic Phrases
Colours: Pale Plum, Going Grey, Whisper White
Others: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (died with a Stampin' Spot), White Embossing Powder

Fifth Avenue Floral Gift Set

I'm back in the land of the living! Hope you like the blog's new look. I now that's taken care of I feel ready to post some stuff for your viewing pleasure. Over the next few weeks I hope to share some of the fun projects I had time to do in between unpacking boxes at our new house and on holiday (with my lovely stamping buddy, Olivia).

I've been dwindling down my Designer Series Paper collection in the lead up to the new catalogue release so I can spend my money on new stuff! If you have lots of DSP scraps lying around like I do, this design (adapted from a card by Hannah Plews - fellow team member) is a fantastic way to use them up! Get in quick and email me with your order if you would like to stock up on any of the retiring papers. Also, check out the One Last Chance list link on my Speicals & Promotions page.

Till next time!