I made some cards before I left for my research trip, but I haven’t put photo to paper for a long time. The week after I got back from the USA I did absolutely no crafting at all. I was jet-lagged, had the re-entry blues and was obsessed with reading this trilogy. (Yes, I did read all three books in one week. I’m a fast reader. The lack of a public library in Port Moresby kills me).
I’m lucky that I married into a crafty family. Most birthdays it’s rare to have store-bought cards as most of the females in the family paper-craft to some degree. My step-MIL makes beautiful cards. Look:
She recently acquired a Big Shot and I was lucky enough to recently receive some bits and pieces she ran through the machine for me.
Out came the paper and photos and Gorgeous Girl and I spent a lovely afternoon making stuff.
First a card I shamelessly copied from the one above.
The colour is a bit washed out in the photo. Living far from scrapbooking stores is making me more adventurous with doodling to embellish pieces. The red base was part of the pack of goodies sent by SMIL.
I then moved on to scrapbooking. This is a really old photo of me, but it’s one of the few that I really like.
The flowers up the side were from the goodie pack. The cream paper is actually product packaging that I recycled and the white paper is the inner sheet that comes in scrapbook albums. I don’t waste much 😀
Then an 8″x8″ page using a small photo of Gorgeous Girl.
The flowers were part of my goodie pack as was the photo mat, the colours were perfect, and again, more hand drawn embellishments.
I don’t usually do double page layouts, but this sequence of photos needed one.
Gorgeous Girl made two pages, but since one of them has other people’s children in it I’ll just show you the one with her on her own.
I love the background she has created. The pink paper was embossed spots and she took her cue from that.
Then, as suddenly as it arrived, my mojo fled. I picked up the next photograph and couldn’t think of a thing to do with it, so everything was packed up and stored away to play another day. Hopefully it won’t be too long.