With a full time job, family & house renovations, I have had little time to scrap and less time to share. I don't know if you have been there, but frankly, I was spending a lot of time on my computer and pushing papers around without achieving anything.
I did manage to scrap a few layouts since my last post, which appears to be almost a year ago! Where did that time go?
Anyway, I'm sure you would rather look a some piccies than waffle, so I thought I would share a couple of my latest layouts.
I had a new haircut recently and was really thrilled as to how it turned out. I still hate having my photo taken but thought it was worth cringing to document my new hair do.
I had been experimenting with inks in various ways to create backgrounds. It was a great excuse to dig out old inks that hadn't seen the light of day for a while too. I love the feathers (cut on a silhouette and inked).
Scraps of paper are still so precious and using them as small flags means that my favourite go a very long way!
I have recently returned from a trip to the Big Apple to celebrate the 50th birthdays of 2 good friends; Jackie & Julie (find these talented ladies at Hey Little Magpie). What a blast, obviously. So James (Jackie's son), asks, what are you most looking forward to doing/seeing when we go to New York? Everything would be the easy answer, but we had to narrow it down to something shorter.
My answer came in the form of a layout featuring Manhattan Island. I created this cut out on my Silhouette - firstly tracing around a map of Manhattan and painstakingly creating the shapes to form the different districts inside).
I thankfully got to do everything on my list and much more.It all exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to go back!
FYI, I think my favourite things are;
#1 Evening Cruise to see the Manhattan skyline (it was magical)
#2 Helicopter tour - incredible sights and exhilarating!
#3 Empire State Building
#4 High Line/Chelsea Market
#5 Brooklyn Bridge
Think I need another layout!
Well thanks for popping in and if you landed here by mistake, I hope it was a happy one.
I have another 900+ photos of New York so I am going to need a big scrapbook album! I