Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Year book

Towards the end of last year, Idecided I wanted to keep what I've decided to call a "Year Book".  I've loved looking at the numerous Project Life's going on around blogland - but, I know that's just not for me.  So, I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to do and cherry picked ideas suited to me.
I love tinkering around with my inks and sprays and paints, and was drawn to Kate Crane's calendar pages (go and have a look, but be sure to come back!). So that has to fit in somewhere with my plan.

And a quick and easy scrapbooking style loosely based on Smash Books - ok, I think I'm just about there with the plan . 

How am I going to pull all of this together?  Found the perfect thing - the Fancy Pants Brag Book, and if you follow that link - it goes to the shop where I bought the book on their opening day.  And if you look closely at the pictures of the shop, the eagle eyed amongst you may just spot little old me browsing the shelves! Claim to fame, or what?
 This book is already divided into twelve sections, at the end of each there are some photo protector pages and also a handy pocket for storing the bits and bobs destined for the book.

So, that's the little intro to my Year Book 2013.  Be sure to come back for the thrills and spills in Sarah's world! And don't be put off by the mention of auditors on my February Calendar page, they should only make a fleeting appearance!  Be more interested in the tantalising mention of crochet blankets.  Then ooh and aah over the pictures of some of the resident animals playing in the snow.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

A card with a touch of glitz

A birthday card made with papers and embellishments from Glitz Cashmere Dame.  And a stamp I bought second hand - I think it's Magnolia, coloured in with my NeocolorII wax pastels.

And sent to my daughter, who's a long way from home at Uni.