Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh so you are preggers

Stamped with PTI stamps and a spare pregger lady stamp I had. Old paper stash and it looks it all!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bunting tutorial of sorts

I don't do tutorials because I don't do measurements or have never used a sowing machine until today so am I in no way in the know of how to use it, but I took photos as I made bunting for my sons room today. Here it goes:
 I cut large triangles out of lots of different materia, not equilateral nor straight in any way but I'm sure sowing in a straight line isn't hard....

REMEMBER: good side kiss together, I had to make kissing noises as I made all of them because d'ya know it's hard to rip machine sown them
Sow along the two long sides in a random pattern as you wish, it's homemade it doesn't have to be straight

Cut a piece out of the bottom triangle and put little slits in the side so it will flatten better when you turn it inside out (or so my mother told me... it didn't but I'm not questioning her)

Turn inside out and I used a chop stick to push the bottom point out, don't push too hard or your bunting will begin to resemble swizz cheese. A good iron to material is what cover up is to spots, covers alot of imperfections! So iron the bunting flat....I had to iron mine twice, I don't know if it was a case of the iron wasn't hot enough or I really made a mess of it!

I got some nice red bunting and ironed it in half, then I slowly sowed each piece into the middle of the bunting (who am I kidding, I had no control over my foot and it just flew through it and the machine ran out of red thread after the first one, so I ended up using brown, pink and blue thread...really need to get some machine thread not just the packs you get free in hotels)

Ta-da... I wasn't too impressed when they were finished but once I stuck it up in Eli's room they were perfect

Now... time to put the sowing machine away that took farrrr longer than expected!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 LO in one hour... time management at it's best!

A paper pack from TK MAXX I think, and some of the first embellishments I ever received off Amy (talk about using old stash!) K&Co chipboard sentiment and some homemade glimmer spray

Again some crappy butterflys I got when I first started out scrapbooking and really old paper ( I know how to sell a LO don't I!) The journalling reads Every year I have to ask D what age I am! and Denial is my happy place

I knew when I saw this paper it was just for a photo in the middle (ignore the crookedness of it!) K&co chipboard embellishments 

Saying is from a sticker set I recieved you guessed it...back when  I first started scrapping! It says the only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping baby

Friday, March 18, 2011

Freeze a moment in time

I took part in the challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month, which was Freeze a moment in time and you had to use numbers or a date in it. I scrapped a photo I had been meaning to do for a while and this seemed perfect. I always feel Eli will look back on his birth scrap pages and wonder why I didn't do any typical baby pages. His welcome page was him in his incubator and while I never want to hide it away from him I wanted one that wouldn't be so frightening. 1.02 was the time he was born, not the radio station I was listening to at the time! I used my new PTI stamps for the journalling circles and a lovely gold paint Anne gave me for my birthday as the background. Of course the clouds you shout, but of course, they are adorable!

The journalling tag reads:
Everybody has a story-yours was just a little more eventful to start. I hope it will mould you into a strong person who will never take 1 day for granted- knowing that the first few days of your life every second, minute and hour was a bonus & we were so thankful x

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Lots of Birthdays, an anniversary and a new baby! Busy month March...
For a friend's baby, decoupaged the teddy, all the paper is Papermania I think

A fimo embellishment I used silver goldfinger to highlight and using my new flourish stamps from PTI

Tim Holtz Lost and Found stack again (HOW much have I used this!!) and the steampunk dies UTEE'd with gold (like how they aren't completely covered) but a good card for a man I think

For my parents who are 30 years married..hang on I'm 31 :p (I'm 29 BTW!) It was a card someone commissioned for a wedding and never picked up so I just took off the couple and added the birds, flower and 30, simples!

Fimo angel embellishment with a PTI die and their new sentiment stamps

Phew..... and I still have mother's day yet

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Altered book

First page, the door opens to fimo embellishment. Tim Holtz paper inside the door and sprayed with homemade spray which I love. Everything stuck on with modpodge (be careful with it around distress inks, they aren't water proof as I keep having to remind myself!)

Love mod podge for altered projects, especially the matte as you can be as messy as you want and never see where you glued

This is my favourite page, I got inspired from a quote and decided that each page should have a lovely inspiring quote. Handcut a dragonfly out of grungeboard and embossed it. The Strangest grungeboard ever, it cracked and just wouldn't co-operate :( A mixture of mod podge and gesso and acrylic paint to cover it and then a good mash up with my fingers! 
Tag inside in the bottle cap page, they are little bells inside the bottle cap and they still rattle :)

I used some old family photos for this page, made it more special knowing that, I want to learn some new techniques to try folding the pages. Small steps Louise, small steps

So about 6 hours were put into it today and I'd say alot more to come. I want to do the niche next, have to get something nice to put into it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ab Fab Dahlin

We are memory keepers paper from a stack I got in TK Maxx and my new PTI circle stamp with phrases :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

5 months

This is from last month, started solids this month and he's loving his food  :yaysmiles: 
Mash of paper, some BG, papermania and American Crafts (still trying to work through my stash) and k&co alphabet I think... :naughty: 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

LOVE love love you

For once, it's not about Eli. This photo was taken on our anniversary last year. I was 6 months pregnant and they told us that it was just a case of wait for baby to die. The most DEPRESSING anniversary we have ever spent so I look back on this photo and laugh now :) I made the flowers out of crepe paper, I'll do a tutorial if I ever get a chance!