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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Make A Wish Album

I am on a mission to get some more pages completed for Harry's Make A Wish album so decided to challenge myself to use a couple of different sketch blogs to get some extra pages completed quickly. Yesterday I had a go at this weeks Pencil Lines Sketch...









I also used up some older supplies, this LO I used some of November 2009 GoGo Create Kit and I am really chuffed with the result. It was lovely to sit and chill whilst using the sketch as I didn't have to 'think' - which meant watching Lost (thank you Janice) was so much more pleasing:D

Life has been a bit weird lately but this week we seemed to have turned a corner on so many levels, work and home are running smoother than ever (mind you that may be down to Zoe and Kirsty being home and helping:lol:) and the work we have input into sorting things for Harry to help understand why he does things and why he 'blows' has really started to show!

Right, now off to find more sketches to get this album filled....

Lx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Monster Sulk!

Just sharing the LO I made using Create & Co July Sketch ( yes I know it is not July quite yet :lol:)...





Harry's face did make me chuckle that day, it really was a monster sulk!

Lx

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Busy Bees

WOW so where did this weekend go? What with our 12 hour crop yesterday and the beach today it has just flown past!

This week is mega busy too starting off with a hospital appointment for Harry at Addenbrooks which will take up basically the whole day tomorrow - hopefully it won't be quite as hot as that would not be so good being stuck indoors all day for Harry:(

But I have found time to scrap of course...





We had a short but fun filled day visiting Epcot in Orlando and having never been before we didn't really know what to expect, we were certainly not disappointed! One of my favourite things about Epcot was the many different floral displays and these Mickey and Minnie topiaries were such fun as they were created with their own gardens full of pumpkins and other vegetables.

Our very own Angie Woolfall took part in the Pencil Lines Sketch Challenge Blog and created a sketch and LO, and to celebrate and support Angie I created my 5th Lo this month following the sketch.

I trimmed the Canvas Corp Bunting slightly so that this could fit just underneath the photos and serve as a mat for the title.


We had a lovely time at the crop yesterday, I am so pleased we decided to move back to a more central location and one that was close to shops etc - mind you the bakers is a bit too nice and far too near:lol:

The ladies all received Crop Kits featuring Elle's Studio products and there were some great creations going on! My take on the kit was to make a 6x12 Document Summer 2010 book ready to just slip in some pictures and journalling over the holidays.



So back to the beach...





We had a lovely day at Walberswick and Harry loves the fact that Grandpa In My Pocket is filmed in this location:lol:

Lx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sign Your Name Belle

Yay, LO number four completed today - love the way the blue and red work so well with these photos from Harry's visit to Disneyworld back in April of this year.



There is something a little 'fairytale' about some of the elements from July's Kit, team some of the smaller print papers with the delicate Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon and add just a couple of the gorgeous Cameo Roses and the mode of the kit can really change.

The striking contrast of blues and reds along with the stark white was a perfect combination to document Harry meeting Belle and to add just that little feminine touch I punched three butterflies from patterned paper and added to the LO at three focal points.

If the Sassafras Journal stickers are not quite the right size or shape why not take a jumbo punch to the centre of them and create your own sticker as I have done here for the 'belle' title. Using July Create & G2P

I so have a LO number five started to, well when I say started it has been started in my head:lol:

Lx

Thursday, 17 June 2010

D, D, D, D, Dora!

Today has been a mixed bag of hectic to-do's but I think I am nearly there now and have cleared the decks for tomorrow's Help! meeting, the session is all about education and what Harry should be receiving - those of you that have a child with special needs will know where I am coming from saying 'should':D

I had an hour out today scrapping with July Kit once more and the third LO is now complete.

So who said pink can't be used for boys! Harry loves Dora The Explorer so what better way to showcase such a colourful character than using the bright pinks, cherry reds and oranges from the kit to match her outfit!




I wanted to create a real visual array of patterns and colours so used five different papers all layered and overlapping, along with elements of punched scalloped circles of papers and Sassafras Journal Stickers to ensure that the flow of the LO carries your eye around the page but focusing on the photo.

The addition of the cut out blossoms and cherries to the Jenni Bowlin Banner Stickers makes for that fun and quirky touch that matches Dora's cartoon feel a treat.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Creative Release...

Life can be a little 'odd' at times, stretched and pulled from all angles and chasing your own tail and in those kinda times I find it really helpful to get totally absorbed in something I love doing; well as it has been one of 'those' months so far I prescribed myself an afternoon of scrapping with July Kit...



This Summer we have decided to have a go at growing our own vegatables and although the veg patch of the garden was made for Harry he had lost interest a little bit but thankfully Simon has taken over the hobby!

I loved the green of the shaped Jenni Bowlin paper but the pink dotted centre really was not 'man enough' for the design I had in mind so I cut the centre piece away leaving a bright green frame and added this to the red cardstock - perfect colours for tomato plant LO's!

The Hybrids were ideal to add a little bit of fun to the design and I soon turned the apple to a tomato by cutting off the leaves and stalk and adding one of the blossom leaves from the Cameo Roses!

The border that runs across the bottom of the LO has been cut from the Cosmo Cricket paper leaving the peas as a shaped feature.



Taking just a couple of hours out from life, tasks and routine is good for the soul especially when creating with photos from a really happy time...



Harry adores his Disney princesses so having a dining experience with so many attending and paying lots of attention to him was a real treat!

I wanted to create a LO which added that regal touch so set about making some special frames for the three photos I selected, these were made using Nestabilites but cutting a simple wavy line will produce the same effect.

The Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot was very much like a tudor castle setting inside so adding some bunting and a scroll from ribbon really added those little extra touches to bring this LO to life.

I already have LO number three in my head and products on my desk but alas tomorrow is filled with more of the 'Help!' program I have been going to twice a week and the area we are learning strategies in tomorrow is behaviour and I must admit after the weekend we have with a few 'challenging' moments I am really looking forward to finding more ways to deal with these times even if it is just to share stories with the others parents and realise it isn't down to my parenting skills!:D

Lx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Now That Is What I call A Cake!

This weekend has been super manic, so many jobs to get done, tasks to complete and errands to run too but we made sure we managed to get together a cake for Simon's birthday still:D

Harry planned the most fantastic construction site idea bless him and so off we had to rush to get some coloured fondant icing, although the shopping trip was THE most stressful as yet I am glad we did go as Harry really did enjoy modelling all the little details by hand. The scene was set off with Playmobil figures - the perfect touch:D







You will note no photos of Daddy at all, that is because he left for work super early and didn't finish until after dinner this evening... infact that was pretty much the pattern of the weekend really which was a shame.

Lx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Such A LONG List!

OK so the class begins tomorrow and I have so NOT done my homework in getting prepared:lol:

Well that was always going to be like that with such a busy week at the same time!

So here is what I need to gather inbetween school runs, work, my Help! course and well life in general really - wish me luck!

cutter - check
scissors - check
double sided tape - um, nope used as police tape by Harry!
black journaling pen - nope, eaten by dog (yes really!)
cardstock - check
papers - check, check and double check (enough for the entire group I think!)
overlays - kind of:D
gesso - nope
glimmer mist - check
alphas - check
embellishments - check (coming out of ears actually!)
versamark ink - check
clear embossing powder - nope
black indian ink - ummm, NO idea what that is!
white pen - check
a needle - check
cardboard - check
watercolor - check (as long as children's art supply ones count:lol:)
brushes - nope
white cardstock - nope all run out anyone know a scrapbook store I can get some from?:D
sand paper - check
acrylic paint - check
a 8,5x11" piece of white FABRIC - nope
masks - nope (unless that means a cow or pig one then yes!)
acetone - nope
stamps - why of course:D

OK so maybe the list is not as bad as it first looked...

Lx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Preparation

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being organised, so when an email dropped into my inbox with what I need to gather photoI was really happy (yes, that is a little sad :lol:).



So tonight I am hoping that there is no thunder and lighting as otherwise I will be joined to Harry's side!

PHOTOS FOR THE LAYOUTS

ELEVEN 4x6" photo (color, black & white, up to you)

ONE5x12" photo (can be replaced by paper if you don't have a printer)

SIX 2x3" photos (free theme)

ONE 3x3" photo (you can definitely cut a 4x6" into a 3x3" one))

PHOTOS FOR THE MINI ALBUM

EIGHT to TEN 2x3" photos, color or b&w

I wonder how many times I will change my mind which photos to use!

Lx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

World Cup Widow?

Today I signed up for what looks to be a super fab class with CĂ©line Navarro, which was actually Nicola's fault (again!) although after I clicked said button I realised that Simon doesn't actually watch football so I will not be a 'world cup widow' in need of some distraction:lol: However I am looking forward to having some 'me time' scrapping inspiration to look forward to in the evenings:D




It will be interesting if I can keep up with four weeks of classes and ideas - but it may just make me take that time out just for me....

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

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Thank you,

Lx

Grab It Day

Well half term is here and thankfully Harry doesn't lie in which meant Grab Its went up nice and early:D

I am really pleased with all the response regarding us bringing back the cardstock packs, but with a twist of course as things never stand still in GoGo Land, so 'Get More Card' has four sheets of coordinating cardstock rather than duplicates of those that are already within the Create Kit and members are loving it!

One of my favourite elements of June's collection was the Stamp, it was ideal for using as a cute frame along with the Zing but I also loved the way Lisa used it as a border for her photos - what a super cool idea! and how Angie used it within the Hybrid Frame to create a decorative mat. Funky ideas and such a unique stamp which features a section of the London area map:D



I have other plans for this little stamp with other products, it seems to go so well with some of the 7 gypsies lines and the new Octbober Afternoon Thift Shop line to name a couple, so more LO's coming soon I feel!

It is really chilly here today and a little dull so we are still thinking of an activity for Harry to do this afternoon that doesn't involve going to look at Playmobil in Diss - which is what he said he would like to do today, if only it just was looking but Harry's 'looking' is more than that:D

Lx