Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mission Beach

Mission BeachThis layout was inspired again by this weeks sketch on the Sketches! by Tamara blog.

The photos were some of my attempts at being artistic on holiday!

Papers etc are all from this months Scrapagogo kit.

There is some glitter on the cardstock that doesn't show up well on the photo! 

Monday, September 29, 2008

1st Open Water

First Open WaterThis is my layout for this weeks UKS challenge.  Photos are as the title says all from Katherine's first open water 3K swim in London last year.


Resting  I did this layout yesterday for last weeks UKS challenge.  The challenge was to use a photo of someone sleeping - Katherine using the trampoline as a bed!  Also needed to use scraps so I used up bits left over from some old kits.  Stamping was required so I stamped the journalling block and the final requirement was a heart so I added the pin a the top.  There is fake stitching round the edge but it doesn't really show on the picture.

Papers are crate paper - love them!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mission Bay Condo

Condo This layout was inspired by this weeks sketch on the Sketches! {by Tamara} blog.  Yet more pictures from our recent California holiday.  The journalling tells the story of how the condo we had booked wasn't available so we had to find another one at the last minute.  Papers are from office lingo and fancy pants(dream) and the journalling sticker is from American Crafts with some bazzill as the base.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finishing LO's

Gogo Getaway I have a few layouts half done - don't we all!  So I decided to try and finish a few off.  Here are 3 of them.

These photos are from Gogo Getaway earlier in the year.Yr6 Les Landes

This layout is from Katherines primary school leaving party.  The names of all the kids are on the tag behind the photo.

Race for Life   This is an old photo from 2004!

Still a few more to finish off!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Becky at Tenaya Lake

Becky Tenaya LakeI did this layout for this weeks UKS challenge.  Part of the challenge was to use 3 different patterned papers from 3 different manufacturers which was harder than I thought!  Photo is another one from our holiday.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Who is taller?

Who is tallerAnother California LO and again I used a sketch from the Sketches! {by Tamara} blog.

Paper is BG euphoria bless with some bazzill and doodlebug letters. Plus the gorgeous Queen & Co felt.

The journalling tells the story of a summer of Becky standing on her toes in photos so she is taller than her sister. They were measured a couple of days ago and Becky is now officially taller!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Productive Crop

Kayaking  Today was our local monthly crop.  Normally I am lucky to complete 2 layouts but today I managed 4 -must be a record for me.

All the photos are from the recent California trip and used various elements of the last couple of studio calico kits.

The first one was based on a sketch on a blog I have only just found called Sketches! by Tamara (see link on left.)  Unusually for me the layout ended up looking very similar to the sketch - no rotating even!

Cable Cars 

This one is also using a sketch from the Sketches! by Tamara blog.


For this one I used a page maps sketch but changed the size to A4.

  Watching the boats go by

The final layout is very very basic but it is 2 more pictures scrapped.  It may need a little more journalling to explain the title.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Sausilito Some more holiday photos.  Papers are from August Studio Calico kit.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Union Square

Union Square  So I am on a roll now!  This layout was done for this weeks UKS challenge using a sketch, black and white, 9 embellishments (there are 9 gems honest!) but I did forget the stampng. 

Pictures were taken on holiday - the bottom left and the right hand one were taken from the cheesecake factory at the top of Macys (top left).

Used basic grey - black tie -black with KI memories lace cardstock.  Some doodlebug pink letter stickers and doodlebug rub-ons.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

California 2008 layouts begin..

KatherineDue to holidays it has been a while since I have done any layouts but here are my first 2 layouts from this years holiday in California.

This photo of Katherine was taken at Seaworld whilst sat in a cafe.  I think it is a really nice picture.

I used August's Studio Calico kit.

Sunset over Pacific   

The second layout is some mediocre photos of the sunset taken on Mission Beach San Diego.  Unfortunately we never saw a completely clear sunset but it was still nice down on the beach.

Used July's Studio Calico kit.