At the moment I am not doing a week by week. I may start that in the new year, for now I just want to get the hundreds of photos I have, scrapped. This first layout is some photos I took of Spencer at 6 months. OMG I love these kids, just in case you didn't know ;)
What I really love about PL is that I can use my scraps and my stash I don't have to have pre-made cards I can make my own and that suits me perfectly.
I have used papers by I don't know who but I seem to think they may be Kaiser Craft but not sure. I love the animals on them and thought they would be perfect for my little boy. I used a little bit of mixed media with the splats and splashes and the stamping. I love these Heidi Swapp stamps and I think I will get a lot of use out of them too. All of the diamonds and triangles and the little animals were fussy cut and stuck onto cards that I cut to size.
My journalling says:
I am so grateful that I get to be such a big part of your life and to be able to create a bond that will last forever. I get to share so many of your FIRSTS with you, like trying new foods, watching your face as I read you a story, watching you sit and roll over. Best of all is watching your face light up when you see me. I would not change a thing <3
The next one is of some photos I took at a Charity Race Day we were invited to.
And it is a double page spread. I was never going to use these photos on a layout but it was such a fun day and I really wanted to record it all. I decided to used some Teresa Collins papers in red, black, white and sand which were perfect for the decor which was Casual French.
For the first card I used the original invitation and printed it out smaller to create the card. The other half I created a piece I used to journal on... it says:
Invited by Hans and Kim to a Charity Race Day at Turffontein
Hans and Kim
John and Nicolette
Joe and Debbie
Cedrick and Sandra
Simon and I
and a good time was had by all of us.
The rest of my journalling says:
Simon doesn't do dress up, but the theme was casual French. He wore chinos, a white shirt and a dark jacket with a white scarf. I wore white linen pants, striped top and a red scarf with lots of pearls. It was fun to see all the other outfits. Perfect for a day at the races.
I have only been to the races twice before and I had forgotten how much fun it can be. We are not gamblers so it was fun to put some money onto a kitty and have a flutter on all of the races. We were right down to the last few rand at the last race and decided to go for broke. What a win! Ten Grand :)
Here are some close ups of some of the cards.
The little stars are Tim Holtz grunge board that I painted red and then diamond glazed. The 'Just because' is a stamp. Maybe now I will get to start using all my stamps :D
What I am really loving about PL is that I can choose when and where and how much mixed media to use on the cards. On this one I used a Tim Holtz stencil with some gesso. The @ is part of the title which is 'A Day @ the Races', across the last three cards on the top row.
This card is a Heidi Swapp stamp that I embossed with black embossing powder and the little Paris is also a stamp. See what I mean about using my stuff ;)
My favourite of all the cards on this layout. That money is going towards an overseas trip for Simon and I. :)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.
Till next time.