I've been incredibly slack with layouts this past week or so. Life has been busy. Work got crazy as it always does when you're gearing up to take a couple weeks off (how is it clients seem to know that NOW would be a perfect time to go ahead with that big project seeing as how you wont be around for 2 weeks?!). And then we had the painters in causing chaos with the house again.
But painters have gone. Our house walls/doors are all painted a gorgeous white that makes me smile all the time. Managed to get work under control and now I have 2 weeks holiday! WOHOOOOO! So excited. We pack up tonight and head off for a few days up to Moama. Not much there except NO WORK, which is the most exciting thing ever. Lots of reading by the pool while Zack jumps around like a mad man. Can't wait :)
Finally sat down today and put a layout together; mainly because I was feeling so guilty for not having done anything in the new office. We've gone and made this amazing room (that I love!) and I haven't been using it. Ha. So today I did and this is what I came up with:
Grids are my go-to when I'm stuck. They are timeless, and so easy to work with. My real challenge for this one though was to use the fruit transparency shapes from SC's Far Far Away SB kit. Fruit on a layout, well fruit shapes in general, are not really my thing. They're kinda cute, but on a layout? Kinda weird but I did it anyway. And, shock horror, I actually like it.
The photo's are actually quite recent, as in, taken yesterday morning. Zack always likes to come in and wake me up, then we goof around and tell silly jokes or stories. Usually there are tickle fights and sometimes we take silly selfies. I've got journaling on the back (just printed it onto a 6x4 PL card and stuck it on the back).
Well we're off for a week of relaxing before Zack starts the new school year (I've taken his first week off as well so I can do the dropoff/pickup thing). He's super excited for the "family how-widay" as he calls it.
I hope your week is fantastic one!
I'm up on the Citrus Twist blog today with my very first DT post! So exciting and nerve wracking at the same time, lol
I've loved working with the January kit that I put another just for the blog post so I could also give a little walk through on how it came together. Here's my layout:
I hope you'll pop over and say hi! I should warn you that it's a bit of a novel and there are lots of photo's so make sure you have your coffee/tea (or perhaps something stronger..) with you!
Sorry it's been a little quiet here but I've been busy! Worked on my layouts for On The Grid (signed up yet?! Go onnn, you know you want to!), ended up with 3.... I'm hopeless. Plus I've got an upcoming blog post for CT, eek! My first post there. Kinda excited, kinda scared :)
However I did manage to get a layout done that wasn't class or DT related! Friday night on the way home from work I popped into my local crafty store to pick up more white cotton and I found....GOLD METALLIC! Oh.my.gosh! I never knew it existed lol. You can bet I did a little dance and brought some of it home to play with.
Which is exactly how this layout came about. I wanted to sew gold. I grouped it with some mint. I added a starburst because I think they're fun and voila! Sixty eight candles. My dad will probably frown big time knowing I've just put that number out there but thankfully he's not a frequent visitor so I think I'll be safe ;)
I used the cameo to cut the patterned paper star bursts (created my own in silhouette studio, super easy). The white cardstock layer was actually from a mistake when I sewed on the white backing page the first time....figured I might as well use it! So I just cut it out with scissors, twisted it around so you could actually see them and made it another layer :)
The font for the title is Ondise incase you are curious. Not a free font but oh so worth it. One of my favourites, ever.
All in all I have to stay I love gold thread. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise for any over use of it in future layouts. Ha! Although white. I love white. Alot, alot. Use it all the time. And habits are so hard to break ;)
Hope the start to your week is a fantastic one! My SC kit arrived today while I was at work, so I've been unpacking it since after dinner and its GOOD. Oh so good.
Take care :)
I'm a little bit excited to share that I'm contributing to SC's latest class, On The Grid with Marcy Penner. I'm so looking forward for this class! First up, its Marcy. I have loved every class she's done. Secondly, its grids! Yay! And who doesn't love grids?!
Save your projects from falling flat - learn how to give each one a solid foundation with On the Grid. Marcy Penner shares her secrets for using a grid based design to create perfectly pulled together projects in a flash.
You'll get Marcy's expertise in multiple areas to create the perfect base for your projects by exploring using basic grids, playing with design through the use of tags and other materials, and getting out of the square format by experimenting with other shapes or stamps.
On the Grid offers the blueprint to success - no heavy equipment needed.
BY ENROLLING IN THIS CLASS YOU'LL RECEIVE :
* 24 all new projects (each sharing a different take on the grid) from Marcy and her contributors.
* 4 videos and 4 in depth tutorials sharing Marcy's grid design secrets.
* Step out photos that show how the contributor's projects came together.
* Printable accents, labels and digital die cut files from Hello Forever.
* Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned.
Hope to see you there!! Oh and there is a awesome class kit while stocks last too, so just incase you were going to hold off...I wouldn't ;)
I may or may not have already have done my layout (as in, soon as I got the email I sat down and did it that day, lol) ...but I'm quite certain I'll be doing atleast another one because I LOVE it....scored big time with my assignment ;)
Hope your week is a great one!
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