Saturday, June 14, 2008

Week 16 Time minibook

This week's fabulous prompt from Ronda is Summer. I loved how she made her page & as it is a favourite technique of mine I copied & used it for this page too. I wanted a warm sunshine background to go with this excellent gel sticker I had in my stash. Then I ran into trouble as I didn't want to cut up any of my photos & my printer is almost out of ink. So I used a bit of creative genius & cut out a fab photo in one of my Home interest magazines. You see, I knew I bought it for a good reason. I just love the zingy colour of the BBQ. MY flowers have frosted lace stickles for the centre. This mini is great because it goes beyond the boundaries. I feel quite happy to use alternative images to convey my feelings & it still reamins very personal. The picture works far better than any shot I have as it sums up the word summer for me perfectly. Sunshine, beach, long bright days & eating al fresco.

I have done quite well this month with my finances & other things & decided to break the 4 month stash diet & treat myself to things for the future. I have planned out items to put together for mini kits for those inspiration moments & a few more raw materials to use in the way of paints & blooms. 3 boxes arrived this morning & this is what was in them all. Looks so much better all in the one box.
Gave me a huge smile & a fluttery feeling all morning & I shall enjoy stroking a few before they find new homes in my newly re-organised stash!


Je@net said...

Great pages and a beautiful box!! Love the idea of spoiling yourself!!

michelle said...

love your pages! that orange just makes me happy for summer!

Gillian :O) said...

ooohhh love your summery pages :)
and look at that stash! well done on your stash diet, your a better woman than me, i'd never last that long! enjoy your new delights!

Marjolein said...

Love your pages Paula, and that box with goodies.....oh boy... that sure looks so nice!!!! Good thing to spoil yourself girl!!

Ronda P. said...

ohh I love your page! So warm & fresh. I love the picture too! What an awesome page!