Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Toy

My latest photo obsessed purchase. Landscape Polaroid camera. Film is outrageously expensive, but the results are cool as ice!!!

Funny story... When I picked up the camera from my local store, the sales girl processed the sale and then said with a smile as she handed me my seemingly innocent package... "yeah these cameras are great for people who don't want to have their film processed at a lab, you know" she shrugged.
Slack-jawed I walked from the store with a whole new reputation!
This stuff only happens to me I'm sure lol
Anyway bye for now
Lib x

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

day one - photo a day - may

peace...

Once 4.30 rolls around and the mass exodus has left the building, I get to spend an hour working on policies. Not glamorous but I find it peaceful and productive. Weird where you find it?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - February




Wheeee it's March already! I hope you have been inspired to scrap some cards or try a mini album this year. Here are my samples for my February DT work. I made two layouts, quite simple ones really. I much prefer 8.5 x 11 inch pages. I find that when I scrap 12 x 12 pages I just don't know where to stop. I love love love my Making Memories Slice and so I cut the little tricycle and the ladybug on the layouts with this fantastic easy to use machine.


The next thing I was inspired to make was this little heart keeper box. That tag says 'be strong'. I have had the box for ages so I covered it in patterned paper and stamped around the edges with embossing ink and sprinkled red powder and heat embossed the stamped hearts. 




This is the box from the front. I used those fantastic Melissa Francis jars of German Glass Glitter around the door frame for a bit of sparkly pop.


When you open the doors they reveal my heart.... ready 1..2..3.. ohhhhh lol
I made the heart from wool felt. I just cut out two heart shapes and hand sewed around the edges. Then I stuffed (I mean really stuffed the heart full off stuffing) the heart and glued it to the back of the shadow box. I do love this little box.

Next I took inspiration from a class I really enjoyed with the very talented mixed media artist,  Linda Baldock. All you need to do is to trot off to Bunnings or Mitre 10 and pick up a $10 roll of annealed wire. It's blackish wire which wont rust and is really quite easy to make into beautiful shapes to make yourself a necklace. It's really forgiving too. It doesn't look too rough like some shiny wire does after you've had a good chop at it. Especially while trying to make a nice round jump ring hee hee. 
If you have the chance my advice is to take as many classes as possible. I love learning new techniques and sometimes branching out into a bit of jewellery making can be very good for the old Mojo. Anyway, here is another dinky little book I made with contact prints and left over patterned paper. I have to say the papers from the My Minds Eye range are gorgeous. I went back and bought up big after I finished my DT projects.


How cute are the Crafty Secrets Vintage valentines?



Graphic 45 metal charm, Tim Holz metal number and Tim's clear crackle.













Thanks for all the support of the Pages 2 Girls... couldn't ask for a nicer bunch of ladies. I hope you get to pop into the shop really soon to see the inspirational wall. It's so full of amazing scrapping.

Lib x
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My March DT work...

My hilarious March DT work is up at the Pages 2 Scrap Blog. Here is a sneak peek.

I say hilarious because I might have made a paper mache hot air ballon and stuck some poor crazy test pilot chickens in the balloon basket.

 

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Friday, March 23, 2012

March 22 - kitchen sink

I'm in Sydney this week so this is my kitchen sink.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sneaky peek!


Here is a little peek of my latest Design Team creations for Pages 2 Scrap. Click the link below to go straight to the blog.




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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Libby



Hi there! Allow me to proudly present... my creations made with the inspiring We Are Memory Keepers range - Vintage T.


 I used photos of my daughter Claire taken during a recent park visit. I think they went well with the WRMK papers. I know a lot of scrappers prefer to use black and white photos because they tend to go with any paper colour scheme. I love to use colour photos where I can, I just think it looks a bit more alive.

I deckled the edges of the kraft card stock with a good old fashioned pair of $2 shop fancy edge scissors. I am so retro lol. I mostly scrap in 8.5 x 11 inch so I decided on some Tim Holz Rosette dies to make the Admiral Bazzill flowers. I do have a thing for crepe paper and I added some along the edge. The foil paper strip stands out quite a bit in real life so I thought I would soften it with the blue crepe.



Delicious newish Prima buttons flower from my stash.



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Now for an extra bit of fun... the bitty book.

Some families share a tradition of camping for their holidays. Hmmm we went camping recently but found one of us really didn't like being quite so close to nature. If we could go "GLAMPING", the new glamorous version of camping then both my girls would be happy. My twins are very different... one tom-boy one diva. That's where the idea of this project came from. It's called 'Chalk and Cheese Go Camping'. Most of my scrapping has a bit of wry humour thrown in... oh and the green and yellow plaid paper is called Golf Pants lol. I love that paper companies put some thought into naming their products. The camouflage paper goes really well with camping photos don't you think?


There is a terrific You Tube video on how to make a little mini book out of one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. Then it's simply a matter of decorating the mini inside.

Create a Mini Scrapbook

I use YouTube, Google and now Pinterest to find all sorts of scrappy ideas.



I made the pocket from glassine paper. Honestly I end up with some of my ideas going straight into the rubbish bin. Sometimes when I scrap I have to know when to quit on something that isn't working. I used the die, 'Tattered Banners' for this page.








This was one of my favourite parts of the bitty book. On the right hand corner I used the Tim Holz long die "Tattered Gatherings" with glassine paper and Kaisercraft bling.





The back of the bitty book.


The binding of this book has been reinforced with paper, just to stop the folded edges from tearing. Then I popped a ribbon around the book. Now these itty bitty books have been around for ages but they are so much fun to make and quick too. They also help to use up all you left over scraps of paper.


Made from the Tim Holz paper and the rosette die with one of his buttons. I love Tim Holz products, can you tell? Anyway that's it for me, I really hope you are able to pop into the shop to see the Design Team projects in real life. They are all so gorgeous and different. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for letting me in to your home to show you these. I'll let myself out, cheers!

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