Sunday, 14 August 2016

More fun holiday pages

Hi there Stampers

Still working on my Europe/Italy Holiday Album in between preparing for my first class since going away and my first Coffee, Cake and Card morning at Myrtle's Pantry - my local coffee haunt :)  Also getting ready for the new Holiday Catalogue Launch on September 1!!!  So much excitement for August :) :) I just love it.

I think I doubled up on my previous pages :( so here are the correct pages 5 and 6......

I added a bit of background stamping to this page using my all time favourite - Gorgeous Grunge and also the big Welcome from  "Welcome Words" Stamp Set.  It is retired now from the previous Occasions Catalogue. This is the first day we boarded our APT ship the Amareina and were welcomed by the Bar Staff :)

I print all my own photos using Kodak Matte Photo Paper and choose a few from my vast collection to highlight in my album.  When I can't choose just a couple normal size I print a number of little "Passport" size pics like these ones above.  Here a little background stamping again seeing that I am using plain Whisper White 12" x 12 " cardstock as my base.  This stamping is using the "Playful Backgrounds" Stamp Set in this latest Annual Catty. As we are now sailing on the Amareina the bubbles in this set were very apt :)

And now Pages 7,8 and 9.......

 A little Washi Tape plus a little journalling is all that is needed for this page

 and I may just come back at a later stage and add a little bit more embellishing to this page??  Not sure yet???

A rainy day on Day 6 calls for a bit of brightening up so I added some gold embossing stars to the red on the journalling card.

Happy stamping everyone

Monday, 8 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello Stampers

August is a very special month for a couple of reasons.
  1. A new and fun stamp set and bundle are available to purchase.  It has so many fun stamps and framelits and already on Pinterest are lots of creative ideas to use them. - The Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

I have used it in a couple of different ways.  Firstly, for these generic cards I made for a local gift/clothing store in my area

and then using the negative of one of these trees to make this card - 

2.  Secondly, if you have earned any Bonus Day Coupons in July you can redeem them now to buy this new stamp set even cheaper!!! Just pop on over to my store and shop away :) 

Now up to Pages 5 and 6 of my Holiday Album -

As you can see on Page 5 I have not finished my journalling but I plan to come back to that a little later on and finish it off.  Another great thing you can do with Project Life as I just pop that square card out of its pouch and write some detail and pop it back in.  So, so easy.

Now off to do a couple more pages of my album :)

Happy stamping