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Sunday, January 5, 2014

So Long & Farewell to 2013

"WARNING - Long Long Post to follow... get set up & comfy...EnjoY!

Wow I don't understand where the year went - So long & farewell 2013!!!  Woohoo a new year means a new future to write...last time I was here was along time ago!!  I had been meaning to blog many times about the pages that have been created, but I have been so very busy with all the renovations, schooling and everything else that life has thrown at us.

So if you were waiting for me to blog - I apologise for the long wait but here it is!!!!  As you can tell most pages are not fully complete I need to journal yet & some need alot of info but it's cool as that is my next thing to do.

Scrappy Chat Designs  is where these awesome kits come from starting with this kit  "Catch Up"  I love the way the creator of these pages has taught me to use a piece of paper and create my own background especially with these pages.  I added pink to all these pages to give them a girly feel...

The next kit was "Playground Fun"   I stuggled with the colouring of this kit until I remembered change it up to suit me... So I did  First page is pretty much the same as instructed...

This is the one that I added lots of pink - love how it worked out thats for sure.

This kit was perfect for my hubby's photos...I struggle to complete his pics so These kits are all perfect for my hubby when I don't really change them up. "Just Look at You"...
I love this page...

This page using the kit was my creation basically it is just the one page and some added letters... Can't believe I used only the one piece of paper!!!!

After playing with that kit I decided to get messy and just use  Heidi swapp on two of my hubby's baby photos...  Just needs info & heading, awaiting my father in-law to come around and help me with the info & dates.

This next kit really pushed my comfort zone to the extreme "Our Magical Adventure" - couldn't wait to get started but the extra mediums on the background had me wondering how I would handle this - but yet again it worked for Hubby's photos and I love these!!!!

My sewing machine didn't like the thickness of this background... For this page I love my printer, as it blew up the photo from an old sqaure small pic & awful colouring to a 4x6 Black & white!!!! YeaH!!!

I made this card for my step-brothers 21st birthday - kinda had him blushing...She is holding a wrench as that is what we bought him for christmas as he kept taking dads and using it!

I can create my own background with one peice of paper and some washie tape - it worked - it worked - it's bright!!!!

Heidi Swapp is coming DownUnder!!!!!!!  "Squeal!"  Made this page for our FB Heidi Swapp group just for her coming to Australia.  

Woohoo she is here & I got to meet her & thank her,  if it wasn't for her Color Shine & papers I would have thrown all my scrapbooking into the bin!!!  Yes you read that right I would have chucked the lot.  I was getting so bored with it and started to hate having all these photos that I had to scrap and feeling in a rut!!!!  This day she had me in tears as I was going through a rough time and she hit the nail on the head & I will thank her for that day for the rest of my life!!!!

 To make this experience even better Kim Jeffress (one more amazingly talented wonderful woman) added this photo of me (& many other woman) to Heidi's Blog!!!!!!  I felt so privileged & like a celebrity...without the paparazzi thankfully!!!!  You can read all about the day here - DownUnderTour

The next kit was "Be Happy"  this one really got to me...what do I do with crayons - these are for the kids - strict instructions were "they are not for the kids" & I am thinking she has lost her marbles... 
Okay will try this!!!
Can I say I love the outcome!
Another fixed photo blown to a 5x7...
 My printer took this photo & fixed the colours & also I blew it up to a happy with my printer.
The finale product

I was so taken with the crayons I had to use my eldest daughters metallic crayons to create this page - should have seen her look at me like I had gone slightly crazy...

The last kit for this year was a traditional Merry Christmas page ...groan!!!!  Oh no... not traditional pages I just don't do that - go looking for photos and oh wow I have more than I thought I did!!!!
Okay here goes...
This one was our first christmas as a married couple!!!! My dad came to visit for christmas day - so I played with the extra pieces and came up with this I also used my Zing embossing powers on the background.
 Okay I don't mind how they turned out - okay there are pretty cool.
Lastly I made a gift for my brother for christmas - he has been such a wonderful huge help this year & I love him just because I can & there is nothing he can do about it... LOL
Just a small snap shot of the past year with us.  Kaisercraft chipboard album
 Across Australia & one of the few main roads you can lay on for over 30mins without seeing a car!!!!
First ever Skating comp & Birthday presents.
 These girls love their Uncle so Very Very Much!!!
I have been so deep in creating my first ever Daily December album with Heidi Swapp & her creative team via Instagram that life has just flown by... my album is almost finished... I have so many plans & it doesn't include moving my scraproom again for a little while... It has been moved 4 times since being in this house because of renovations.  It is in our bedroom now & will only get taken out when the new carpet comes in.  So I think I will be able to get creative in a big way once again.

Hopefully in the not too distance future I will be back with a few more things to show you that are almost complete!!!!

Welcome to 2014 and I hope you make it the most positive that you can plus spending time with the ones you love as they matter the most!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow Pamela!!! Such an enjoyable read!!! I'm soooo over the moon to see you completing my kits in such an amazing way adding in colour where you wanted or changing up the design but most of all giving the techniques a go even if you think I've lost my marbles!!! You are an amazing scrapper in your own right and I'm not really sure how you've found the time given all you had going on!! Thanks for the amazing share of your work and making me smile about the crayons xxx