This is my entry for kerry's colour throwdown #4. The colours were just perfect for the new Kaisercraft Chapter One paper range. I've been loving playing with the Bargallo technique lately, and love the soft, fresh feel of this colour range.
I Just never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand for when my boys ask for a "last minute" card. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of cards in my "stash". They are at that awkward age (turning 15 &17) where it can't be too cute, and definately not "girly" (aka: no ribbons or flowers or bling). This month my social stamping group ladies posed a "teenage" card theme for our swap, so I put this one together. Stamped motorbike is from Sullivans, Numbers are unmounted and unknown brand. Papers are from my stash.
The front flap is folded inside to form a pocket to tuck in cash or a gift voucher.
I usually scrap alone, but yesterday was so much fun. I spent the day with one of my best friends, and a whole bunch of noisy, but inspiring ladies as we all scrapped, chatted, ate, and ate some more! I was happy to get a few layouts finished, all inspired by Let's Scrap sketches.
I've been more into scrapbooking than cards lately. Maybe because it's for me, and I am in a "selfish" stage at the moment?
Recently I came across a great site that has sketches for layouts and cards. It's called Let's Scrap . They have a month of challenges on at the moment for National Scrapbooking day. They also have a weekly sketch challenge, and a whole heap of past sketches in the gallery to inspire you. I actually did a double layout! with multi photos! that's how inspiring it is! I like this community because the ladies have many different styles, and they are accepting of whatever you are into. It's not about being the best, but about sharing the stories and the scrapping process.
After a bit of a break, I'm back creating, just for me. This little creation is a "twinchie"- a 2 inch square tile of chipboard covered in paper and embellished with little bits and pieces. I'm making 9 of these for a swap with a vintage browns and cream colour theme. When I get my swaps back I'll have enough tiles for a 6 x 6 canvas, or if I choose I can make some more with photos on and make it a 12 x 12 mosaic canvas. Haven't decided yet what I'll do, but I really enjoyed working in minature.
Happy New Year Everyone. I have a totally selfish resolution to "simplify" my life. I want to be passionate about my life, and be able to spend more time with people and pastimes that inspire me (and less on those that don't!) I've already done some stamping and scrapping, and had coffee and lunch with my 2 favourite girls (Mum and sis). I've been out boating with my hubby and boys, and I am currently on holiday...life is good.