Sunday, March 23, 2008

Some creativity to share :)

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter break :) Our household has been really busy... we've started another D.I.Y. project!! This time we're giving Miss Krystal's bedroom a makeover. She's in charge of everything but she's got Dave and me doing specific jobs... Dave is sanding and I'm sewing LOL I'm not allowed to show you any photos yet (Krystal's orders!!!) but so far it's looking pretty good although we've got a busy day ahead of us tomorrow!!!

I have managed to 'sneak' a bit of time in my scraproom though :) I finished a double LO (8x8 size) for Miss Kody's album. I had some awesome photos of her being 'creative' with her Mummy's clean windows and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them... try lots of techniques I haven't tried before... so here's the first side:
I just bought myself a Fiskars 'finger cutter' and I have to say... I LOVE it!!! It's has a seriously good design and makes cutting out shapes and designs super easy!!! I had some Basic Grey paper from the Lily Kate collection and I cut out some of the designs to make this page. I layers the cut-outs on the paper and put the one on the bottom right on foam squares to add a bit of dimension. Then for the photo I printed two exactly the same... one in colour and one in black and white. I left the black and white one full size and then cropped the colour one down so that it's just got Kody and Mum in it and then added foam squares between the two photos for some more dimension. I finished off the layout with some sparkly letter stickers (thanks Neen!) and some kindy glitz. It's my first time using kindy glitz but I'm already a big fan!!!
Here's the second side:
For this page I cut around the design on the patterned paper and layered it on the plainer one. Then I backed all the photos with the same background paper. Next it was time for the journaling and I knew I wanted to put in a bit of humour because Kody had such a great time when it was all happening so just in case you can't read it on the layout here it is:

Let's play Sticky Fingers!!!
How to play:
  • Grab your Grandma and get her to hold you up to Mummy's clean windows
  • Smear 'stuff' all over the windows!
  • Get Auntie to join in from the inside... you can blame her for 'encouraging' you!!!
  • Laugh and shriek as much as possible... grown ups (even Mummy's) fall for it every time!

I gave my sister the layouts today and she is super pleased with them. She really did LOL when she read the journaling :)

Our family had a really lovely gathering today because my other niece celebrated her second birthday today! We had so much fun hanging out together and just being together :) Of course I had to make her a birthday card... so here's the result:

She loves sparkly things so this went down well! The little crown is a piece of Grungeboard... I'm loving using it!!! And then I needed an envelope:The gorgeous felt flower on the front of the envelope was sent to me by Nie... thank you so much for sending it to me!!! Nie makes these lovely embellishments herself and I've been saving it for something special and this was it!!!

You've still got a little bit of time to enter the Fiskars competition... Monday is about YOU! Check out the previous post for all the details :) There's heaps happening on the Fiskars blog at the moment and it's well worth a look!!!

Finally a big thank you to everyone who left comments about Mum's 'Patio Party Cake'!! She really has had a wonderful time reading all your comments and it's made her so proud of her talents... which is a good thing!!! On the down side... she now 'floats' above the ground and has trouble getting her head through doorways - even large ones!!! LOL Sorry Mum (kind of) just couldn't resist that one!!! I know that I'm going to get an email out of THAT comment!!!

On that note... I had better go and find my passport before it's too late to escape!

6 comments:

  1. don't you lot know how to relax??? lol. I imagine though as a teenager getting a room makeover would be awesome. Can't wait to see the photos. Gotta love tools. Oh dear at the windwo washing lol. I say go mum on the big head cos she is clever lol. Doorways are for sissys lol, floating through them is much more fun.

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  2. The room makeover sounds awesome, can't wait for the finished pics! Sounds like you've been busy-busy all weekend, but at least being creative is relaxing for you! Love everything you've shared today.

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  3. and when you have finished that do over - you are welcome to come do over our room - lol!!
    I got myself a fiskars finger cutter doohickey and its awesome!!

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  4. Fabulous Shell; you are very creative

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  5. That's what my windows look like all the time. *Sigh*
    Very creative pages Shell.

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  6. Gorgeous pages, don't have a clue what a Fiskars finger cutter is, but it looks cool on the pages:-))
    Cards are lovely!!!

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