Monday, May 14, 2012

Card - So Grateful

I was looking at the Shabby Tearoom Challenge today.  I don't send my cards in  but I often like to do the challenges. They don't usually get on the blog as I am so sporadic at blogging.  Anyway this is one I did with Stampin Up Apothercary Labels, Label Framelits, Bashful Blue Cardstock, acetate, white organza ribbon and the subtles colour palette with a touch of daffodil yellow for the flower centres.  The stamp was embossed with black and then painted using an aqua brush. 

Irish Photos with Prima Fairybelle Paper

The next 4 scrapbook pages are ones I have done using Prima Fairybelle.  I think it works really well with these photos taken while on Holiday in Ireland in 2000.

The castle ruins were fabulous.... I had already scrapped them about 8 years ago, but talk about embarrassing.... now I am proud to show them off!

Tree Tops

Once a month I go to my friend Narelle's to scrap and she comes up with a sketch.  This is a pretty basic page but I think it works really well with the photos of Ben with his friends on his 11th Birthday.

Wash Day with Dad

I like to scrapbook photos of the 'everyday', even if the photos aren't great.  This one taken when Ben was really little in the wicker basket is one of those photos.  Kaiser paper makes the photo come alive.

Steph Devlin Designs Rock

My absolute favourite Scrapbook designer is Steph Devlin.  I love the way she is so versatile with her designs and that no two pages ever look the same.  She is so talented.  One day I would love to meet her. 

The two pictures, first one done with Kaiser and the second with Prima, are pretty much cased from her designs.  obviously I don't have all the embellishments she does, so there is a variation or two.  Sunday Best is of me (wasn't I cute!) in 1968 and the other is of Ben at a miniature village we visited in the UK when he was 3!  The village was so realistic you wouldn't actually realise it was a miniature unless you were told.

Sorry my photography isn;t that great!

School - year 2

October Afternoon would have to be one of my most favourite ranges of paper.  This is a photo of Ben taken in England at Bourton Meadow School.  He was just 7 and in year 2.  I've recently got up to date with all the school album, so am pleased I came across this photo in the garage whilst doing a massive de-clutter recently!  Now I have a heap more photos to get into albums!  Love it!

Dare to Dream

This photo of Ben was taken early in 2011.  Ben had had a rough year, having been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a school and social phobia as well as having just got over Glandular Fever.  He was at a very low ebb and this was taken on a day that he managed to smile.  He has such a gorgeous smile.  I love his smile....I thought this paper was appropriate for the photo!