Sunday, June 10, 2012

Look up in the air

I have been trying to use my new space and get caught up on my 2011 photos. I was very happy to discover that I am working in my June 11 photo's putting me exactly one year behind which is where I am comfortable at. Sure I would like to be working current but that just is never going to be my style. One day I might even go back and do all those photos I took before I started scrapbooking. Did you know that is the big secret? Start current and then try and keep up. Don't get over whelmed because you children are 12, 14, and 16 and you have never started on their baby books just start today and enjoy now. Once you are comfortable or caught up (I know people who are really) then you can go back and do the years you missed.

Ok so on with this page. Over at PersonalScrapper they are having a month long celebration on the Forums. Later this month they will also have a crop but in the mean time there are daily challenges. This one was from June 7th and the challenge was to sand the chipboard letters.

Here is my youngest daughter looking for planes in the sky. She loves to grab the binoculars and have a look around.

I have been wanting to make some of these fun pinwheels that I see all over the place. I am sure you can find a good tutorial on line. I got mine out of a magazine that I found in the move. It said to make a square and then I took an exacto knife and cut down to the middle about 1/4" on each side. After that you add a glue dot to the center and bring each corner to the middle. Add a brad and you are done.

I also did some faux stitching. Originally I was going to do real stitching here but I didn't have any brown waxy flax or embroidery floss so I just used a dark brown pen that I keep on hand.

Here is a close up of my sanded lettering and I also made a fun circle from scraps of paper. 

Just another view of my page I just did a little bit of journalling.

A last look at the pin wheels

I was telling you a few days ago that I found over at Sketch Savvy this is sketch number 83 and I loved all of the little pieces. It is the perfect way to use up scraps or stretch your paper which is what I was trying to do. I stayed pretty close to the sketch changing this and that. 

Cardstock - Olive, Lagoon, Bamboo CTMH
Pattern Paper - Footloose paper pack CTMH
Embelishments - thickers, jumbo bamboo brads CTMH 
Other - ink pen