Hiya! Sorry for the brief hiatus. Things went a bit topsy turvy in my life but we're back to our regularly scheduled programming now. Well, we'll transition back there. My Gran passed away and she lives (I still can't put it in the past tense all the time...) in England. It was quick, it was sudden, it was the way she wanted to leave, without prolonged pain and suffering. I didn't have time to pre-post blogs before I left, I apologize! Leaving with an expired passport (thank God for dual citizenship!), making alternate plans for the kids as we no longer use after school care, getting scrappy assignments in on time, and planning to return on the same day that my husband was leaving, etc left me all a tad frazzled, never mind the long flight, wading through pages, piles, drawers and rooms of memories...
But! I'm back! A lot went on in my absence. Or, while I lived an alternate life, perhaps might be the better statement... Let's see!
I have two layouts in Scrapbook Generation's February edition of their Create magazine. I have a layout using a list on pages 186-187 and a double page spread on pages 206-207. You can see the full magazine via the link (just click on Create).
Debbie's article is about lists. I created this layout using my Pebbles roller stamp and a Project Life card. Dead easy! I really need to work on their back to school album...
The color combination of this layout really grabs me. I like it! Red, green yellow and black. Not a combination I recall having used before. I also usually tend to stick with the colors in my pictures as the palate that I create with so this was unusual for me.
I created this layout based upon Allison's 2 page sketch. I flipped it and turned her banners into tags instead. Cos that's the way I roll! My 40th birthday trip to Paris; an opportunity to recapture pictures lost on the first trip and see things I hadn't seen before. What an amazing city! Love Paris! AND, a picture of me!! One my sister took. Using my cell phone. My newly purchased iPhone.
I had a Valentine's layout up on the Pebbles blog. Be sure to stop by and see that in full detail HERE. Lots and lots of polka dots. A Valentine's day layout that is more boyish and less gushy. LOVE that Black Magic Core'dinations with a hint of red behind the black for the title! Here's a Lovely little preview for you;
Oh! And this Valentine's day layout up on the Imaginisce blog! You can see that full blog post HERE! Enjoy Amanda's lovely layout first and you'll find mine on the bottom as you scroll down the page.
Tomorrow! Valentine's day is tomorrow. Not even remotely ready... Sigh... What one gets for being out of the country and out of touch... Not that we make a big deal. If you know me you will know that it's known as St Hallmark's Day in this household. But I do try and do a little something to surprise the kids. Will have to see what my jet lagged brain can conjur up!
It's not perfect but I'm really beginning to get into the customizing one can do with hand coloring images and stamps! Especially now that I have Core'dinations 110lb weight SMOOTH paper to stamp upon! It's just perfect!
I can't think of anything else to share with you! Now that I'm back, there is surely more to come! Be sure to come visit soon!