I have done it!! I have managed to create a layout with NO butterflies, NO distressing and I didn't place the photo on the left hand side on a angle!! I am actually really impressed with myself and I didn't break out into too many cold sweats doing it.
I bought these fab Cosmo material girl papers from Sarahs Cards a few weeks ago when they landed in the shop with this photo in mind. Rebecca really wanted a sewing machine for Christmas in 2008 so my parents bought her one, she was determined to have a go at making her own clothes. Mum gave her a lesson using a pattern that Rebecca had bought but it was really a bit too complicated for her and she got fed up. I did manage to get a few photos of the lesson though!
I love utilising the paper that I am using to create added interest on my pages rather than using bought embellishments. I just love the paper with all the tape measurers on so decided to make a bit of a feature of it by pleating it around the circle and stapling it on, so easy to do and yet I think it looks quite effective.
I can see that ribbling is going to be my new craze, I think I must lead a very sheltered scapping life as I had never heard of ribbling before the retreat last weekend. Lou's class kit came with a ribbler and I just love it, it adds a really great effect to the page. I think another favourite is going to be these little thickers, they are called delight and come in some gorgeous colours and being a bit smaller are much easier to use.
A bit of non scrapping stuff, I don't think our eldery cat is very photogenic, I have tried for years to get a good photo of him and just never seem to succeed......until this week! He was asleep at the top of the stairs so I quickly grabbed my camera and atttached my zoom lens and managed to snap this which I was really pleased with.
Rebecca has been trying to decide for weeks now wether she should have a fringe cut into her hair or not, she finally took the plunge on Wednesday night and although I wasn't too keen I actually think it looks lovely and she made the right choice....what do us Mums know eh!
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