I see that the new Scrapbooking Memories magazine is out, or just about to hit the shops. Congratulations to the girls who have been named Scrapbooking Memories Masters! And to all those people who have achieved honourable mentions in the competition. A great achievement.
The issue of Scrpabooking Memories prior to the Masters issues contains my final Masters project. I made an advent calendar that I just adore (and it got a fab workout during December!), but I'm not at liberty to share it here just yet. Instead, I will show you the projects that I had in issue 11(10) a couple of months ago.
The first is our Masters challenge page - we were given the entire range of Kaisercraft Playtime and invited to create a layout. This is the result:
Journaling: Your grandma knitted a plump pink elephant. You were enchanged. When you visited her, the elephant would always come out of play. So sweet!
I used glimmer mist to create the background. I cut out some clouds from cardstock and used them to mask the background - where the clouds were lying on my background appeared whiter than the background that I misted. I added some muslin or some patterned paper to some of the clouds and left some of them bare.
And more hessian! :)
And the other projects are part of the article I wrote about making double page layouts. I confess that I don't find double pages easy to create, although I invariably rate them amongst my favourite pages when I go to the effort. So, my article was from a self-confessed "I am no expert" standpoint and then gave some tips for making it a little bit simpler if, like me, you have troubles.
Journaling: Jak is your little playmate. When you go outside to play, you love it when Jak comes too. You chase him 'round the backyard, arms outstretched, trying to catch him. Jak yaps and backs away, bottom in the air, tail wagging. Encouraging the game. I hear your laughter peal across the garden as you run after him. Ah, happy times!
Journaling: At the end of a hot summer day, as the sun's going down, daddy brings out your wading pool, your slippery dip and the hose. What fun! What a perfect end to a hot day.
Journaling: Aah, I love this time of year... The days are warm and there's a feeling of festivity in the air - a promise of Christmas celebrations and summer vacations by the sea. The jacaranda trees that line our street are in bloom and the entire suburb is tinged with purple. Friends are starting to arrive for their annual Christmas visits - they arrive from overseas and interstate. Today Shelley and I caught up with Kay, who we used to work with 20 years ago. Such fun. Just like old times :). We've put up our Christmas tree now. Jamie helped for the first time. I love evenings - we turn off the lights and sit in the glow of the tree's fairy lights. And I feel the giddy excitement of a child - Christmas is on its way! I have decided to take advantage of the warm weather and am toilet-training Jamie. So far, so good - he plays happily with his trucks outside on the paving stones dressed in a top and his much prized "big boy jocks". He's obsessed with the movie "Cars" at the moment and has his eyes firmly on the prize - a pack of "Cars" jocks that he saw at the shops the other day. Sweet motivation :). Yep, December is my favourite time of the year. Sun, vacations, Christmas festivities, parties, family and friends. Life's good.
Journaling: Like a pimple on a pumpkin, you perch on the huge tractor - little farmer James!
Wow, that's a lot of sharing :)