Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year - and my scrapbook resolutions!

Whew! FINALLY I get back on here. What a hectic end to 2009 with working working and more working...Christmas Lunches and Boxing Day gatherings! But here I am... complete with a new year, a new page and a *couple* of wee scrapbooking resolutions (yeah yeah, I know, NO-ONE keeps their resolutions) that I am going to *try* very hard not to break.
  1. When I make a scrap page, make a card out of the leftovers. When we put together a page of papers and bits and bobs, we LOVE it - right? Why not make a card of the leftovers because all the colour thought has already been done!

And here's my first for the year: this is my daughters holding their little brother when we came home from hospital.

I used my quickutz silhouette electronic cutter to cut the true type font title. The papers are DCWV from the Green Stack set. I used Adorn It lettering , Prima flowers (of course!), a quickutz revolution die to cut the journalling block, and I die cut the bird using the BossKut Paisley Bird die, undercoated it in Making Memories paint then coated it in a white MM paint, then used Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents. I hand stitched the stitching and cheated by using a piercing bug to pre-pierce the holes so the stitches were even.

And here's a close up of the corner detail:

And - TA DAH! here is the card:

I used the left over papers to make the card, and I also made (and decorated) a matching envelope. I used the Quickutz Silhouette (now distributed by Silhouette America,INC. ) to cut the envelope out of a nice co-ordinating paper.

    2. TRY and make a couple of Christmas cards every month -  we all have days when the MOJO goes-o, ah.... the black hole of creativity strikes us all at some point...so why not throw together a Christmas card or two out of those little pieces of Christmas stuff you stuck into your stash ..?

Here is the evidence!!!! LOL.

I used leftover papers from the above two projects and a stray Anita's 3-D sticker (GASP! Yes! I used a sticker!!! LOL) and a piece of a Christmas rub on for the wording. I popped some bling randomly on spots to give it a little lift, et voila! Christmas card No 1 is done.

    3. Last, but not least, resolution is simple (and probably the HARDEST) - try to make more scraptime!!!

Hugs until later C x


  1. I can relate to comment 3! That is DEFINITELY going to be the hardest to stick to!!! We will have to keep each other on track!! Good start though, love the page and cards!! W x

  2. Awww thanx Wendy! And yes! Staying on track will be tricky (as always, real life can be so annoyingly intrusive on scrap time!!) C x


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