I don't know about you, but I just love crossing things off my "TO DO...." list.
The first was to find a very FUNKY blogger template..and I found it. Aqua Poppy Designs. Just very very amazingly F-A-B. What do you think? I might just change it every couple of months. I adore these designs.
Here's the second...
123 CHALLENGE for October
5 different patterned papers
one colour and one black & white photo
lots of tearing and crumpling
I printed the colour photo onto a transparency (haven't done that in a long time) and the subtle pattern from the Kaisercraft paper gives it extra warmth. The black & white photo has been Photoshopped and is a standard size trimmed down.
There ARE 5 patterned papers - just all scraps. Did not use my trimmer once - well, okay, I had to cut the manufacturer's strip with it ... but that's all!!
I'm experimenting with using my stash in interesting ways. Here is a complete "circle" of Kaisercraft pearls glued onto black vinyl (from Bon's Scraps' August Kit). I stuck that onto a journaling tag then onto a Buzz & Bloom flower from their latest fabric range (thanks Charm!!)
More Buzz & Bloom fabric elements. Perfect for boy pages (big HOORAY!!!!)
Finally, the journalling tag from the most delicious Scraptapestry Kit. Had to brush white paint on the underside so the words stood out. Used Francheville Scrapbooker's Pen -- the most awesome writing pen!
Last week, my GF Kelly had some freebies for this play at The Cremorne.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
If you get a chance you MUST see this. Not a big fan of Robyn Nevin (she just irritates me - no idea why) but for 90 minutes, I was transfixed. Thought-provoking and well-written, I will now be buying the novel.
Have another Ngaire-Day tomorrow at Inkredible. No doubt will pick up more tips and techniques.
Today is officially the end of School Holidays. I am SOOOO excited to be ironing Mackinley's Day Shirts ready for Monday!!!!
And I have oiled my "whip" for Rainer's first day back LOL.....