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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two Studio Calico Layouts.

This first page is from the July Via Airmail Kit. The photos were taken by my friend Louise on her trip to Vegas a few years ago. I only noticed when taking the photos of this page ( and believe me I have had to take a fair few because the camera is not liking the light at all) that her partner Pete appears just in the bottom corner of the Statue of Liberty photo! They stayed in a hotel on the strip & she took lots of fantastic pics so I get to play with more soon! I stamped the background paper with my script stamp & then sat & hand stitched the frame around it. I refuse to use my machine anymore, once it is repaired as sewing page layouts ruined it. Once the frame was done I sat & stitched the small squares, it is very theraupetic & to be recommended. I had to mount them & the photos onto foam pads to allow for the bulk behind. I didn't bother with journalling.


My new August kit, Confections, arrived on Thursday morning & today I made my first page with all the yummy goodies. I have had this photo for a long time & never done anything with it but each time I see it I always smile. I love nature & marvel at how things grow. I used a piece of my flutter white lacy cardstock from the add on kit & felt bold enough to use a cheerful coloured piece of Bazzill from the kit to match the colour of the flower in the photo. Using the butterfly stamp in the kit, I made blue spotty butterflies & attached them to the lace cardstock strip mounting each wing with tiny pieces of foam pad to keep the wings angled as in flight.

I used other stash from my hoard as they matched beautifully with the kit pieces & also stamped a dragon fly onto the gorgeous {note}worthy Delaney Floral paper. I just adore this paper so bought the extra paper add on so I had a second sheet. Here is a close up shot of my journalling & two of the butterflies.

I have enjoyed crafting today. I had got all my study done on Friday night, spent yesterday shopping for the weekly groceries then had a massage. That took care of the afternoon as I slept until beyond tea time!! Today, I unplugged the phone, kept the computer switched off & endulged in a few hours total crafting bliss.

12 comments:

Pearl said...

Oooo well done Paula with your me time & crafting your heart away ! Wonderful layouts with the SC kit ! love the Vegas one & the fact you dont need journaling on it ! lol


I just lost more reasons to continue scrapbooking today & if I do so for
now I'd just be doing it for friends or some other relatives as gifts & just to pass creative time . cos I've already invested thousands of dollars in supplies , duh !!! totally lost meaning for me in terms of memorykeeping & for the so called ones that matter. Nothing much for me to look back on - the first half of my life - & short of a drastic change or a very great miracle can I expect the 2nd half of my life to be terribly different.
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Je@net said...

Hi Paula, you made two beautiful layouts!! Lovely papers, beautiful pics and such a cute butterflies!

Have a nice week!!

Rein said...

I really love your butterflies creation, It's beautiful!

michelle said...

girl! these are so amazing! love those butterflies!

Audrey said...

love the busy bee - so delicate and pretty. The vegas one is cool!!!!!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous layouts Paula, I love those butterflies, they look so delicate.
I'm glad to hear your new job is going well. I hope the training continues to go well, I'm sure it will do. Have a good week.

Micayla said...

I totally love the butterfly layout, sooooo sweet and delicate! Yummo girl!

lizness said...

Awesome layouts -- the Vegas one just takes me right back to a vacation I took there a few years ago (plus it's such a nice design)!

Susan said...

I LOVE those butterflies. I think your softly coloured images are also gorgeous.

Nice to hear you have had some down time for you. Keep it up!

Ronda P. said...

A massage and hours of craft bliss sound heavenly. The layouts are beautiful. I hope the new job is going well!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous layouts.

Jacqueline said...

The butterflies are so pretty!