Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Back sharing another layout I made last week using stuff I had laying around, mainly my OHDEERME January kit, have I mentioned I love it before, cos I really do. I am also excited to hear my February kit is on its way to me now, I can not wait to get playing with that box of beauties. Have you saw this sneak about the new bags the kits will come in? I am so excited about this, like REALLY excited, I mean look how cute they are.
How AMAZING does this kit look?
Oh yea, I was here to share a layout ha ha, I got carried away with Freckled Fawn as usual. This layout was another lift I worked on, this time it was a lift of this AMAZING layout by Marivi I mean what is not to love?
Here is my take on it, this was a super fast layout to put together, probably ten minutes in total, I love when that happens.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sharing another layout I did using bits from the January kit from OHDEERME. I really loved this little kit so much, it just adds the perfect touches to the papers etc that I already have on hand.
I really love all the cards in the Polka Party line from Dear Lizzy so I started my page using that card then just layered around it.
I have loved these banners from Crate Paper for ages, so I am happy to finally use one on a page, I then layered it with one of the puffy stickers from the kit.
How cute are these paper clips, I then thought I would layer the cute heart puffy sticker on there to just add more layers. On this sneak you can see 3 of my favourite elements from the kit, that is the paper clips, the puffy stickers and of course those cute veneer hears. I also love to pull out things from past kits, I still love those glitter enamel dots from the first ever kit, though I only have a few dots left now :(
One of the things I love from this Maggie Holmes line is all the gold, just look at those gold elements. I finished my layout off with one of those cute hearts.
I have to say is one of the things I am loving about my camera is that I can get really good detailed close ups of my layouts, I have never been able to do that before.Pin It Now!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sharing a layout I showed a sneak peak of yesterday, This one was a lift of this amazing layout from Leah over at Studio Calico.
I love love love how this one turned out, don't you just love that feeling, I just keep looking at it on my desk LOL.
This layout was made using lots of goodies in the January Freckled Fawn kit, I love it and have 2 more layouts to share ASAP :)
Check out my daughter, she is CRAZY she just has to be doing the splits or cart wheels, today it was the splits.
(photo taken with my Iphone)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So I actually took pictures on my camera and can I say i had FUN, no joke I felt like a photographer ha-ha i LOVED it so so much. I just wish I had known what I was doing though LOL, so far it was just set to Automatic, but that is fine as I can learn the rest as I go. Thought I would share a few pictures here that I took, remember these are my first go so probably nothing special but I enjoyed taking them and I love how much I can zoom up on subjects from such a distance.
I have a LOT to learn but it is going to be so much fun doing just that, and any advice would be amazing :)Pin It Now!
So today is the day I finally put the battery in my camera LOL please do not laugh but I honestly have just been scared, like terrified of using it. I am 100% determined to get the best out of it and want to really do my best but yep I am scared. I am just reading through the manual and setting time/date etc but really that is a lot as I rely on Gary for all of that stuff, so pat on the back for me indeed. It is raining today and Lucy has some friends coming over so figured today was the day.
Also today I finally got around to ordering my camera bag, now this was a HUGE decision as there are so so many to choose from. I decided to go for a bag that looks like a purse and not a camera bag, and while i love bright coloured bags I thought I would do neutral so that it goes with everything. I ended up going with an Epiphanie bag, the style is Ginger and colour is caramel, you can check them out HERE honestly I wanted one in every style but this one I kept going back too time and again. I really want it for our trip to Melbourne so I had to get it ASAP. What I love about this bag (and you can see more details on the link i added) is that I can hold my camera, lenses, IPad, kindle, purse etc so will be awesome for plane journeys etc where I do not want to carry heaps of stuff but keep it safe.
Next up I thought I would share a sneak of a layout I worked on the other day, it is a scrap lift of this AMAZING lift by Leah over at Studio Calico and I just had to lift it the second I saw it, I mean her work is amazing. Anyway I will get a full picture once I have my camera actually taking pictures LOL as at the moment my point and shoot is broke and I hate layout pictures with my phone, so it is a sneak for now.
This has also changed since I took this sneak picture as I added stitching, more veneer and also moved the sequins about. Don't you just LOVE the camera paper clip and love heart veneer from the OHDEERME kit this month.
Next up I thought I would share a sneak of the February kit for OHDEERME as I just love the look of those veneer shapes so much and the colour scheme.
I was just saying on FB that one of the things I love about the kits is that they are so different each month but yet you can mix and match with previous kits and they all go so well together.
Just thought to add this awesome mood board that Life.Paper.Scrapbook shared on Facebook, I really love it and plan to work with it ASAP
Anyway back to my camera, wish me luck :)Pin It Now!
Friday, January 17, 2014
A while back over at Studio Calico there was a challenge and we were asked to lift something in our favourite board, I just had to lift this amazing layout by Junojuno I mean what is not to love right!.
If you want to see more of her work then head on over HERE honestly she is amazing.
So I got out my cameo and just cut lots of hearts then backed them all with some scrap paper, I just love how it turned out.
I have zero mojo just now, maybe I should do some lifting and find it again, anyone with me?
Friday, January 10, 2014
I got an email from a lady in the last couple of weeks asking if she could feature this card on her blog, of course I said yes :) I am in no way a card maker but it fit the theme she was having at New Year so it was an absolute thrill to be asked.
If you want to see it featured or see some of the other gold layouts/cards that are shown then please head on over to Paper Crafter's library
Thanks so much for the shout out, you made my day :)Pin It Now!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Well not a real baby but my camera baby LOL, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to finally be the proud owner of an actual DSLR camera WOOT WOOT. I have always had a love of pictures right from a tiny age, I think it had something to do with the fact that my dad turned our bathroom into a dark room while I was growing up, there were always beautiful pictures developing hanging from the shower curtain rail. When I got to high school I took photography for 2 years and learned myself how to develop pictures myself, back when it was cameras with film. I actually think this is why I ended up scrap booking, it just seemed like a natural extension to my love of taking pictures, and a way to document them rather that lying in a cupboard or on the computer.
So this year I asked Santa for a camera and YAY my wish was answered along with 2 tri-pods.
Here she is :)
When choosing my camera Gary was at first going to by me the 60D but after being in a photography store I decided I did not want to go that heavy, so it was back to the drawing boards and after many reviews and much research I decided on a Canon 700D and I am just so excited to get to play with it. Though I have a LOT to learn first.
Thanks goodness for classes I tell you as I would have no clue!
The first class I am taking is this one from Maggie Holmes - Photography 101 the reason I chose this class is because I love everything Maggie does, her style is just amazing so I thought learning how she captured that would be amazing.
The next class I plan on doing is one I bought last year from Studio Calico hoping I would end up with a DSLR, I love that even though this class was a year ago I can still go in there and get some ideas.
Finally the next class I plan on taking is the free one over on the 2peas message board, it is 12 weeks of inspiration and tips etc and I am dying to have a good look through that too. Also their board has a lot of challenges etc to really help you get started.
So anyway that is me, I hope to share some good pictures with you soon :)Pin It Now!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
WOW have you seen the kit that is up for January? it is TO.DIE.FOR. amazing, I love it all but then I kinda always do. I never got mines in time for the DT gallery this month so I was really happy to see it fall through my door this morning, I just had to burst it open (actually I should say we did as Lucy LOVED all things FF so she pointed out all the things she wants to own which I have to order her ASAP) I just thought I would share a picture of the kit and let you know I plan to work with it and will share pictures one I do :)
These have to be my fave in the whole kit, anyone else spend their childhood eating love heart sweets.
These, well these are also amazing.
Funny thing is Lucy and I both love the same stickers so I need to get her a pack too.
And these stars are AMAZING but I love anything with a hint of shine :)
OK I better stop or I will be sharing it all , but I think these are my top 3 from the kit, and I can not wait to get playing. I plan on heading out to work in the garden for a bit as my plants need tidied a little and it is super nice out. I will play later though and will share soon :)