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Saturday, October 18, 2014

♥ This...a crafty post - CREATE magazine

Hi Scrappy Friends,  Today I am sharing the pages I made for the October edition of the Scrapbook Generation CREATE magazine.  Remember this magazine is free for download HERE and you can download the free sketches HERE.  I was part of the team that had to work with this month's free sketch.  I was inspired by the circles on the sketch and this is my first layout using it:

Supplies used:  Cardstock:  American Craft; Patterned papers:  My Minds Eye (Market Street); Flair: My Minds Eye (Market Street); Brads and enamel dots:  My Minds Eye (Market Street); Stars: Studio Calico; Title and background die cut: Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:


The awesome background Silhouette cut is by Nicole Nowosad...and can be downloaded for use on her blog.  Thank you Nicole for the opportunity to use this beautiful die cut.

I then decided to follow the sketch more closely and the result was a totally different layout:

Supplies used:  Cardstock:  American Craft; Patterned papers:  My Minds Eye (Market Street); Flair: My Minds Eye (Market Street); Stickers:  My Minds Eye (Market Street);  Brads: Making Memories, Circle chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; Title: Enmarc, Other:  Silhouette Cameo, DMC cotton.

Some close ups:
 I cut the circles with the hearts and backed it with patterned papers.  These cuts are by Ashley Horton and can be found in her Cut Shoppe. The title was first painted black then covered with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with black glitter.

 Whenever these three are together and I try to get a photo of them they give me the cheesiest smiles...so the little sticker says it all.

The circle bits are by Blue Fern Studios.  I painted it with gold acrylic paint.

Thank you for visiting my little blog and for the love you leave...it makes me feel all warm inside.  Be sure to check out the CREATE magazine that is filled with inspiration.

xoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two weeks in Plettenberg Bay

Hi there.  Time to dust off this little blog and put some action into it.  I admit it...when I checked Bloglovin this morning I had more than 600 unread posts.  That is more than just a bit overwhelming...so I marked it read and started editing my vacation photos. I didn't take a single photo during our first week at Plettenberg Bay and I have run out of ideas on how to take "different" photos at the same destination.

The first week we slept a lot...and the hardest decision that we had to take each day was where we would go for brunch/dinner.  I also struggled my way through Donna Tart's book "The Goldfinch".  A great story line that could have been condensed to 350 pages instead of the whopping 864 pages.  Here is a few images of our time away.

In our time there a "Wine and Bubbly Festival"was held with Westlife doing a concert.  You can see the huge marque tent on the photo above.  Needless to say all the wine and bubbles resulted in a very interesting time for me people watching while the rugby match between the Springboks and All Blacks were on.

 Saturday morning and the Saturday Market are synonyms in Plett.  Very interesting stalls and a stunning Bundu Breakfast.

A huge old oak tree provides shadow from the heat.

LOL!  These little girls proceeded to cover the little dog with straw while he slept.

 We walked many kilometers on the beach.  I am a salt water girl...I just breathe better here.

 The golden hour.

 I love this man so very, very much.

 Happy and relaxed.

 During our time here a huge amount of deep water mussels were swept onto the beach and these pirates had a feeding frenzy.

 A Kodak moment

 The light was just so very beautiful.


 The foot bridge linking the Hotel to the main beach.


 My man really went Paparazzi.

 Beautiful Keurbooms Strand

 Another thing I did a lot of...yes...that is "The Goldfinch".

 My lovely little sister and her 4 boys were also in Plett for a couple of days.

Youngest and oldest sister.

Up close and personal at Birds of Eden.

I hope to get back into some crafting this weekend as well as into blog reading...see you around.

xoxo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CREATE magazine - September Edition

Hi Scrappy Friends,  Today I am sharing the pages I made for the September edition of the Scrapbook Generation CREATE magazine.  Remember this magazine is free for download HERE and you can download the free sketches HERE.  Here is the page:

Supply list:  Cardstock:  American Craft; Patterned papers:  Jillibean Soup; Stickers: Stereo Stickers; Title and diecuts; Silhouette Cameo; Other: Texture paste; Ranger Distress Inks, Prima Stamps.


One little close up:

I love working with bright colors when I do pages of my grandchildren.  I usually look for the photo that I want to use before thinking about the design.  I found that beach photos with relative neutral colors work perfectly when you want to use some bright colors.  

This photo was the inspiration for the colour challenge. 

I also used the card sketch that you will find in the magazine as inspiration for this page:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Teresa Collins (Urban Market); Gold foiled paper: Fancy Pants; Gold foiled vellum: My Minds Eye Necessities; Star sequins: Teresa Collins (Something Wonderful); Brads: Teresa Collins (Urban Market); Gold brad and arrow: My Minds Eye Necessities; Other: gems from stash, Prima stars template, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer, Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
 I took this photo at an angle to show you the lovely effect of the gold papers and embellishments.

 I really have an addiction for Teresa Collins papers.  Every single new line is a must have.



Thank you for your visit...I appreciate your comments.

xoxo