And a smashing time was had

I have mentioned before about my families (the girls) love of scrapbooking.  I have had a smash journal for a while but have only really started using it this year.  When I say I have a smash journal I actually mean I have 3, I cant help myself, they are so pretty.

The thing that I love about smash journals are the pretty background papers that are already picked for you.  Each journal is a different style, I have the pink one which is a pretty style, the blue one which is a baby style (I am a proud Auntie) and the orange simple style one.  You can add as much or as little to each page.  You can use them to get really creative or you can simply stick a photo in, the pagers are already that pretty that you can get away with not doing anything other than stick a photo in if you wanted.

Here are a few of my completed pages.

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We don’t have any local shops that sell scrapbooking and smash journals so most things I get from online or when we are on holiday in America.

If there are any other scrapbookers out there I would love to hear of some new places to try for products.

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Photographs are smiles that last forever

My Mum has always been very creative, when both myself and my Sister were in dance shows she would always help out with making the costumes……I seem to remember lots of sequins!  I also remember my Mum misplacing a needle and it being found by my Dad when he stood on it!

Anyway, for the past eight or so years my Mum has been scrapbooking.  For those who do not know what scrapbooking is, its kind of a photo album/journal that has had a creative makeover.  One day I would like to do a step by step guide of how to complete a scrapbook page but for now I will show you some examples of pages that my Mum has done.

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This Tinkerbell page is made from a green glitter 12 x 12 page with a spread the magic die cut from Just A Memory.  This page is such a simple but effective design.

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This page is another simple design.  The Dreams do come true embellishment was purchased from America and the diamantes that frame the picture are from Cratz Boutique.

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This page shows a picture of my Neice Honey’s gorgeous glittery pumps.  This page has alot more going on than the other two, the great thing is that you can put as much or as little on each page as you want.

My Mum has passed her scrapbooking addiction on to myself, my Sister, my Sister In Law and my Neice.

If anyone who reads this enjoys scrapbooking please let me know, its always good to hear about new places to get scrapbooking supplies from.

 

Cold hands warm heart

So this blog post is thanks to my Mum and her idea for making some Valentines gloves.

Here is what you will need

Gloves (You can pick these up from the pound shop)

Felt

Silk thread

Heart template

Scissors

Needle

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Use your heart template to cut out a felt heart.  The felt heart then needs to be cut in half.

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Take the left hand side of your felt heart and stitch it on to your left glove.  And yes you guessed it, take the right hand side of your felt heart and stitch it to your right glove. Simples 🙂

glovesWe also made a children’s pair of these for my Neice.  She now has very cute Valentine hands x