Friday, April 29, 2011

Where does the time go?

Sorry about being so slack in updating my blog. It's not because nothing has happen, in fact to much has happened. Hence the lack of blogging. So I decided to make this a long one and share some layouts I have been doing for my daughters album. So working backwards in the events in my life. Heather rang me today to let me know, that a mini book of hers and an altered art piece of mine are featured projects on the Graphic 45 ning site. This is a first for both of us and we are both tickled pink!
Also excited to be able to say that 5 of my classes at Brisbane are sold out. Still getting over the shock. Another two have room for a few more people. The baby girl layout still has room and I promise it is really nice and you will love it. I am heading up to Brisbane next week and will be catching up with Charee and Diane from Graphic 45 can't wait to see them again.
Over Easter I de-cluttered the house. Wow what a job, hubby and I went through every cupboard and it was a big throw out. We had a hard waste collection the following week, so it was the perfect time. I sent lots of items to a local opp shop, and gave lots of left over craft items to a lady who does after school care. They now should have enough stuff to last them until the end of the year! this means all my cupboards have room in them for more stuff.
I also came into the shop for a day creating, which I can't show yet. What I can share is some of Beth's layouts from her album. Sorry there are no photos, need a long holiday to sort her photos and get them in. This album will be for her teen years. Beth is my eldest and has beautiful red/auburn hair. The range of papers is from K & Company and is called Blossomwood. Perfect for Beth's colouring.

I have used Imaginarium Design chipboard for the window and door and title. The window and Door is from an mini book they do. I sprayed all three pieces black with semi gloss black spray paint. I love layering papers so I go through a few on each layout. For this one I used the poppy papers from the mat pad they had, which matches the 12x12 papers. This means the prints are a bit smaller.

For this single page layout, I used some of the Imaginarium Designs corners and some of their skeleton leaves which I left raw.

I used the cricut to a flower shape with the middle missing, and layered it on die cut flower (Tim Holtz tattered florals). I used some of Graphic 45 metal flowers which I love. Again I layered papers and bazzils, and a transparency from Teresa Collins. I used some crystals for magnolia to finish it off.

Will try to post a bit more, some times life just gets in the way. Any way don't forget to join Imaginariums Blog as they will be drawing the lucky winner next week.

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  1. When you find the answer to that question please pass it along!

  2. That photo is beautiful Jane - nice layout :-)