Friday, January 30, 2009


My title for this comes simply from this picture which I love of my dd's wedding, it inspired me to put extra effort into this LO to make it as pretty as possible.

I used my Cricut cartridges mainly for this. The title 'Inspire' was cut using 'Home Accents', the scallop circle using 'Storybook with shadow function', and the circle from 'Graphically Speaking with blackout function'. Around the circle I used dimensional magic and sprinkled micro beads over it. The white flourish is from Nicole Lombardo thanks Nicole for the beautiful finely cut flourishes you create.
I have used 'Stickles' Frosted Ice and Diamond also 'Kindy Glitz' all over the page, including down the lines at regular intervals and on all the little buds, not sure if that will show out but is very obvious IRL. Outlined the swirl on title with 'Stickles Frosted Lace' just to separate it from the lettering a bit. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Favourite Layouts

Blog actually happening

January 2009 I actually found the patience to put the time in to creating my blog.
Will remember this month also for being sent a copy of my daughters first scan showing our first grandchild.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I wanted to capture the outdoor feel to this picture, with them walking on twigs and pebbles.

Have followed the theme of their wedding album which is predominantly scalloped circles. Edges have been inked and a Fiskars Fancy Circular Edge punch used intermittently around the inner circle. Have stamped the leaves and birds with the birds then having Kindy Glitz applied. Sea Beads have also been used randomly to create a delicate effect.

The leaves and flowers are predominantly glass and the twigs are coated wire. Have finished it off with the 'stone' butterfly embellishment and some sequined nylon flowers.

This was never intended to go in an album and is displayed on a small artists easel.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Dogs Life

On our daily walks Murphy our golden retriever loves to have a swim or just a play in the water, regardless of how warm it is, and the water is rarely warm here.

I have used Basic Grey paper and elements to design this layout, simply by cutting around the shapes on paper for the shell effect, and the font and scrolls were done using the Cricut Expression.

A slow process

Well its been a slow process trying to nut out how to put this blog together and have a long way to go, but not being very good on computers since I retired means I make a lot of mistakes before getting it right....but we'll keep on going and hopefully I will be able to organise it and add more layouts and scrapping ideas .