Saturday, November 7, 2015

Santa's Helper by Di Garling

Goodmorning Everyone,

Well it is heating up here in tropical North Queensland Australia. Getting close to using our airconditioners again after a beautiful mild winter. I love Di Garlings work and today I thought I would post one of her You Tube videos called Santa's Little Helper. Although we don't have snow up here I really love this page, for  the people who live in hot climates at xmas we could use maybe a star stensil instead of snow flakes.  In this video she uses glitter with texture paste to get a sparkly background. I really like this idea. I hope you take the time to watch this video and enjoy.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Playtime Fun/Baby Boy

Hi Everyone,

Today I am featuring a double page layout I have done of my grandson. In my grand children's photo albums my main aim is the photo. When you look at the pages I want the photos to be the focal point, therefore I do fairly simple pages, that I think are pleasing to the eye, but the photos are the most important part of the page. I like to do a 5x7" photo on the first page and then fit as many corresponding photos on the second page. On each page I always journal and tell the story of those particular photos. I don't like to have my handwriting on every page as I do not like my handwriting, but in saying that I do think it is nice to have handwritten journaling in the scrapbooks for future generations of my family to see, so I do a lot of Hidden Journaling. You can use anything for journaling boxes. You can use tags and slip them under your photos. You can decorate your tags. Make small envelopes and pop your story in there.  Make small journaling boxes out of the paper you are using on your layout and then pop a tag in the box.  If you look at the second page today, you will see I have made a tag and slipped it under the first photo. I cut out two small hearts from the Ezy Press Heart Die and attached the two together, so you can pull the tag out. The ideas are limitless. I hope you enjoy my pages for my grandsons albums.