Memories of another time…

Going back a decade to when I first became really REALLY serious about scrapbooking, one of the things I just loved were all those rub-on words. Honestly I couldn’t get enough of them: boys, girls, good times, bad times – whatever they were I wanted them and I wanted them all, lol!

Consequently, when I began the downsizing of our house in Australia in preparation of our pending move to Canada, I still had loads of these rub-ons, it was embarrassing. So many of my supplies went into the garage sales but not before I created this card. It seemed to come together of its own accord.

Memories of another time

The large eyelets and the felt-flowers are all retired supplies of Stampin’ Up! – talk about memories. It seems much longer than three years since all those items were integral part of one’s stash!

By the way, the reason there was no Mojo Monday last week, this week, nor will there be one next week is that the family is away on leave. Fortunately I’ve finally achieved some creative time, sparing you all the agony of having to look at my scrapbook pages over and over again!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Let’s wish Pixie Pink a Fond Farewell (Colour #12)

Oh my gosh – I can’t believe how quickly this month is going and I haven’t even come close to beginning all the catching up I need to do with all the scrap-booking I have plans for… such is life. well my life at any rate! (Especially now with the cat sitting across both my arms as I attempt to type this… yes, my life!)

This was such a cute box we made at one of my workshops making full use of the wonderful delights of the Big Shot (yes, I’m still very much besotted with my Big Shot). This beautiful Christmas DSP is retiring also in just over a couple of weeks so if you are looking for something a little non-traditional but not completely out of the box, this DSP is for you. Sooooooooooooo

Call me today to place your order!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Time flies when you start creating…

it never fails to amaze me how quickly the time between 9am and 3pm goes! Especially when you are racing the clock with a pending birthday party this week-end. Yes… I thought I was all organised with the Girl Child’s birthday present because I’d bought it weeks ago.

I may have bought it weeks ago but it was by pure chance that Boy Child came down the night before last looking for something very similar which prompted me to think of the one I’d bought for Sunday. Thank goodness, as there is just the one minor detail with it… I HAD TO DECORATE IT... OMG!!!

Needless to say yesterday and today have been operation GET BOOK COVERED. This is what I think could be the end result…

Fortunately I managed to die-cut all my letters on my Big Shot yesterday, then put Crystal Effects onto each one to give them the acrylic look. I also sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them all whilst they were setting just to give them a little more ompf. If I’d had a tad more time I would have made a point of lining up the letters  when I stuck them to the cover a little better but it is what it is now. And I think Miss Six, who will then be Miss Seven, will still enjoy it just as it is.

I’ve even managed a box for it with matching DSP stuck onto card-stock to give it some extra strength then lined it with some of the shredded tissue I had left over from the Easter Basket that was my April’s “Off the Page” class. Today I made my first acetate lid. I’ve never done more then use acetate as paint trays in the past so this was WAY out of my comfort zone. It took three goes until I had something I was happy with and strangely enough, the two “rejects” fitted together neatly to make a clear box… spooky!

But as I look at the clock I see something very familiar to me, any my poor family… I’M LATE… best run!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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