Wednesday 23 March 2011

Daddy & Me

Lately, I have been stuck in a bit of a patterned paper rut. In fact I can't remember the last page I created that wasn't completely COVERED in patterned paper. For this page I wanted to return to my orginal scrappy love of more graphic pages and 'white space'.

I used Bo Bunny Double Dot, Animal Stackers by 3 Bugs in a Rug, the small circle journalling spot is October Afternoon, Papermania buttons, Thickers and the felt stars are Making Memories.

The photo was taken at Edinburgh Zoo in September 2009. My brother and sister in law and my in laws were all there. It was an absolutely brillant day. We lucked out with the weather with a rare sunny day. It was so warm we took the little man's socks and shoes off to let his little tootsies breathe. Check out his chubby little legs. Oh how I am going to miss those little baby legs. Thanks for stopping by. Kxx

Monday 14 March 2011

Snuggle Buggle

Just a quick post from me today to share this page. I can't believe Jack was ever this small! He is only two weeks old in this photo. He's all wrapped up like a snuggle buggle in a towel after having a bath. I can't believe the size of his little face compared to his Daddy's hand.

I used the Best Creation Baby Safari collection that I won on the Best Creations Blog last month. Cute isn't it? It's perfect for baby pages and I am going to do loads more but I am going to use it to scrap some photos taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom in WDW as well as I think it will go well with our safari-esk photos. Love Kirsteen x

Friday 11 March 2011

Baby it's Cold Outside

I was about to put all my Echo Park Wintertime papers away but I thought as I had them out might as well have another bash at the page that I had started but got nowhere with. And I am soooo glad I did. I think this page is one of my all time favourites, of the moment (obvs.) :p

I layered lots of stickers, there are so many in this collection. I can't imagine running out. And added a punched scalloped circle, rikrak and some Kaisercraft Pearls to create a cluster of embellies at the bottom on the photo.

I just love this with the little hat and the pompoms. As always, I still need to add my journalling. Jack had been playing outside in the garden for ages and was his face when I suggested that it was perhaps time to come inside. Look how cold his little face looks. Happy Friday!! I hope you have a fab weekend planned :o) Kxx

Monday 7 March 2011

Calamity Jane does Scrapbooking

I had a huge case of Calamity Jane does Scrapbooking when I created this page. Firstly, I under estimated just how wet the Tim Holtz Distress Ink was going to be. After inking the large square of patterned paper I placed it on top of the cardstock and shuffled it about a little, spreading ink everywhere.

Undeterred I carried on, adding double sided sticky tape to my large piece of inky paper, and when shuffling it into place for the second time I noticed it was squint. I'd somehow managed to cut the paper jaunty and with a 12x12 guillotine (who knew that was even possible...).

Prior to figuring this out though I popped the cardstock into the guillotine just to make sure that the cardstock was absolutely square you see and I somehow managed to pull down the handle ever so slightly making a cut into the cardstock (seriously, what are the chances?).

I also added a mis-match of uneven foam pads to the Wintertime sticker making it bumpy (this was not the look I was aiming for). The upshot is that this page is slightly smaller than 12x12 and purposely bulky to make up for that :p I kinda like that it has a funny little story to go with it though :o)

I used Bazzill, Echo Park Wintertime and Kaisercraft Pearls. The photo was taken in our back garden in December last year. I'm not really sure what it is that my little man is trying to do but I like to think he's checking the depth of the snow with his head, as you do obviously! :p

I made this little embellishment using a scalloped circle punch of Wintertime patterned paper and some of the co-ordinating stickers with a little twine and some Kaisercraft pearls. I added a flurry of snowflakes to the bottom of the photo using an old Xcut snowflake punch and some more Kaisercraft bling.