Sunday, July 16, 2017

School holiday scrapping.

It's the end of our two week mid year school holidays around here, and the time in the craft room over the holidays is always a bit erratic, and the time on the computer to blog about it even more so!
But I've grabbed my turn on the computer tonight to finally show you what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks, with pages using my last month's Counterfeit Kit and my Cocoa Vanilla "expand a collection" kit (with not much Cocoa Vanilla left!)

Let's start with a challenge, shall we?

I do like a good sketch challenge, and Stuck?! sketches is one of my regulars:

Dolphins and whales are always wonderful to watch, but ridiculously difficult to photograph!  On this dolphin cruise page I put a frame around the other dolphin watching boat and the little speck in the water that is a dolphin fin!

I also completed my July Stash It Monday video for the Crafty Mavens Getaway channel, which went live a week and a half ago:

And some more pages:

A warning: the last page I am going to show you is about my son's infected toenail that he had a couple of years ago.  Scrapping doesn't always have to  be about the good stuff all the time, does it?  But if you have a delicate stomach for such things, you might not want to scroll down to the end!

But exciting news!!  The pages I'm showing you bring me to 99 pages out of my 100 page spending freeze!  As you can imagine there is much rejoicing in my craft room as I come to the end of this phase, (and much thinking about what I might buy in my first purchase). I think page 100 deserves a process video, don't you?  Hopefully I'll be back with that in a couple of days.

Oh yeah, and here's the gross toe page . . . 



  1. Yes, I agree, those creatures of the deep are difficult to capture on film, but your page is a wonderful memory of a special day. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Beautiful photos and a very summery page. Love the text background. So happy you played with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  3. Lots of great getaway pictures on those layouts, well done you!

  4. Looks like the dolphin watching was fun, even when you can't get them to co-operate for the photo, lol. Great idea using the frame. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  5. Great pages, love your take on the sketch, fun page and great way to draw attention to the focal point of the second photo! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. Great selection of pages and yes, I skimmed quickly past the rather gruesome shot of that toenail! But I agree on scrapping the less than stellar moments too.