Thursday 25 October 2007

Christmas approacheth

I've been busy creating christmas Cards for my special friends. I'm having fun using up all the red/green/white/silver scraps.Everymoment matters is having a competition to display one a week.
I need to get some more baskets or containers for my new scrap cupboard to help keep it tidy.

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Circle Journal begins its journey.

My Purplescraps retreat journal begins its journey today. It is going to Tasmania, Broken Hill then 3 places in Victoria.Each person will be doing a page about the antics we got up to at mealtimes.I'm looking forward to getting it back again to see what they all said.Here is the cover

Friday 12 October 2007

They have arrived.

The CD with all the photos arrived today as well as a chipboard tag album to use for the circle journal. I have lots to keep me occupied now.i'd better go and get started as the first CJ swap is early November.

Tuesday 9 October 2007

The old recipe

Today I'm scrapping a very old recipe from a great aunt featuring 24lbs of tomatoes. My goodness they certainly cooked in huge amounts in the olden days(1915). I'm trying to achieve the faded look in pinks and lilacs.One item I've used is a fabric flower from a birthday cake long gone. I've also used tags.
It is important to preserve these things so future generations can appreciate the differences.
Apparently, there is to be a circle journal from the purplescraps retreat that I will be working on.

Thursday 4 October 2007

October challenge Aussie scrapjacked

I've just done this layout to put on Aussie scrapjacked. Nathan and the boys were having swings on the clothesline rails and were really enjoying themselves. I thought it was a photo moment. It was hard matching colours but I opted for red and gold.Eyelets appealed to me as the trim and I had fun hammering them into place.

Monday 1 October 2007

Mini albums take time

I've started doing a mini album from the retreat.It is a concertina one that I actually put together there. Now I'm using heaps of purple embellishments and paper scraps that I have accumulated over 5 years. It is fun but very time consuming. I plan to do it in sequential order as things happened over the weekend.
At the same time I have joined a new site everymomentmatters where I have noticed some great layouts and lots of topical discussions.