Wednesday 21 May 2008

Some scrapping

Sometimes when I have nothing to do, I have no ideas or no imagination to do anything, yet when I a am busy with loads of works, I have this urge to do other stuff like scrapping.

Now I am immerse into the process of making my third book (the second one it's already finish!). Next week the photographer will come and do the firsts step by steps which means that between now and then I have to have everything set for that purpose, but it should be all right.

One of the past days, missing my better half I was inspired to do this really simple layout using Basic Grey's Arcaic collection. I was going for a title, then I thought: all the layouts of Omar have OMAR written over them, it is just silly! That is to show that there aren't really any rules in scrapbooking and if something works for you, what should you care if anybody else likes it or thinks that it needs something?

By the way, on the back I have written all the info, even some emotional stuff. Some may wonder why I have put it somewhere hidden. For me, when I was making this layout I was just happy designing it, which meant that the visual aspect was more important than the emotional one. As I, for one, do not like how the words sound when I journal, never feel confident on displaying my journaling and hence my hidden journaling specialty. If the writing is hidden, I feel more free to enjoy the process and after all that is what scrapbook as a hobby is all about.

Monday 19 May 2008

New lens

Omar has been in a business trip to Taiwan and Hong Kong last week. I just suggested to him to check the prices of cameras and lenses and gave him some indication of the prices on eBay.
Luckily, he found a very good deal on my first -only- choice for the D80: 85mm 1.8, which is fantastic!!!!!!
Just minutes after Omar got home, he posed for the new lens. Doesn't he look gorgeous?

Tuesday 13 May 2008

I love messages in circles...

Bright colours courtesy of K & Co with a lovely glittery finish and the Birthday In circles. I am loving the cards off the edge, because it means that make new any old sketch -although I rarely use sketches- and by tilting and putting some corners off edge.

Thursday 8 May 2008

Father's day card

Very simple cards folding paper to reveal the other side of the patterned paper is something I like to do. It helps obviously to have double sided paper like this one by SEI. The fold, on the right hand side card, allows to attach the sentiment so it is floating.

Monday 5 May 2008

Acetate cards

If you like acetate cards, you should get this months Quick Cards Made Easy, in which I have the article explaining how to make the cards above.

Friday 2 May 2008

Travel memorabilia

We do our fair bit of traveling, and me being me, that is a magpie that keeps absolutely everything, I end up with masses of memorabilia. I really like to kep my non acid free stuff away from my precious pages and photos, so I created this tag-a-long mini album.

Alternating I put in some journaling spaces in plain pages or even in chipboard arrows that I painted or covered. Also I attached a spare photo of the place so I can easily identy what it is inside without having to read it!

Each main page is actually an envelope made with the cricut expressions, which allows me to make a decent sized envelope with 12 x 12" patterned paper (Basic Grey in this case). This envelopes contain the memorabilia.

Of course, the whole thing is hold together with the Bind-it-all.
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