Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Project Life #18

Time for another look at the PL album I'm doing for my niece. The time is flying by and soon it'll be finished. Boy has the time gone fast!

Here's a spread from the end of month 8 and beginning of month 9. You can see I'm mixing in some 12 x 12 layouts along with the PL pocket pages - just for a bit of variety.

The 'filmstrip' on the left page uses a Photoshop Elements quick frame around each photo and then I just put all 3 pictures on a new canvas. Really pleased with the look.  The right hand page features some pretty blooms from PTI Beautiful Brushstrokes set which was part of Betsy Veldman's Make it Market Kit of the same name.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Great NZ Cookbook - scones

Recently I bought a new cookbook which features recipes from 80 of the country's top chefs and restauranteurs - everything from afghan biscuits to fancy three course dining. 

I turned my hand to scones today - caramelised onion and cheddar - yum. And still lots more recipes to try ;)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sprinkles on top

Yet another shaker card from a couple of weekends ago when I spent several hours in my craft room with Betsy Veldman's cute kit. Watch out everyone who knows me - I think you'll be getting a shaker card this year!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another shaker

I'm on a roll with those shaker cards. Here's another birthday card. They're definitely the card I send most often.  This uses Betsy Veldman's Make it Market kit again:


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy birthday shaker

I've got a few birthdays coming up in the next few months, so today was a good opportunity to make a few cards for my stash. Here's another shaker made with Betsy Veldman's Shakers & Sprinkles kit. I used some vellum as the back of the shaker element - adds a softness to the patterned paper:


Thursday, August 07, 2014

My Project Life #16

I recently ordered another fabulous Make it Market Kit from Papertrey Ink. It's the beautiful Brushstrokes kit with lots of watercolour inspiration.

I made a couple of filler cards for this month's PL. Love the flower stamps included in the kit and the scripty sentiments as well:


My album is a real mixture of page protectors, colours and styles but I love the variety. I really like the PL concept but got bored quite early on just using one kit. Much more fun to mix and match!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My Project Life #15

I've been busy with my niece's PL album. Getting it up to date for when I go to visit later in the year.

Here's a very simple spread from month 7 - lots of white space with Tracy Larsen's Simply White templates, one lot of journaling and a filler card which uses some Heidi Swapp acrylic embellishments: