1 July 2008

I'm back

Card using video tut on the hero arts site, a thank you to Paddy's basketball coach, I was rapt that he realised it was handmade and thanked me for making it, not something all males do, most would not even notice. A spinner card for Seamus' friends birthday, very simple but fun to play with, even for big kids,lol.
This layout and the so sweet one were done in a class, not something I often get to do. It was fun because we were given a basic sketch to follow and everything else was up to us, we were allowed to choose our own cardstock, papers and embellishments, much more up my alley than someone telling me what to put and where.
Not sure if I have put this up here before but I did a little finishing off, just added a couple of little bits here and there, I had never felt like it was fully finished.
Just a closer view of some of the elements on the page, all the shapes were stamped on and as I seem to be on a butterfly roll lately I had to add one of those. It was punched form transparency inked with alcohol inks and then ran through a cuttle bug embossing folder.

A card I did for a class, the base was made using instructions form someones blog (I can't remember whose but I think it was one of the pti girls, can try to find it if anyone really wants to know) I then decorated it using pattern papers and a flower from Kaiser and a butterfly cut and embossed with the cuttlebug machine, then again inked using alcohol inks and finished with a tag cut with the cuttlebug (love that little green machine) and stamped using a hero arts sentiment

I've had a bit of a break from blogging over the last few days, Bren is on holidays and so I'm not getting the usual time that I'm used to while he is at work and the boys are at school.

Jackson had his formal last Friday night and I will put a shot up soon even though I am totally disappointed in the few photos I took. I had envisioned gorgeous shots in different setting with a very cooperative son striking model like poses. Did I get that? Nothing even close. for starters by the time we did a few things down the street and arrived home, he showered and dressed and was ready to go it was already dark, wrong time of year to start with when it's dark at around 5.30ish, then we went down to the town hall where it was being held and I thought maybe a few cool pics under some of the store light, kind of a bit of urban grunge type thing, no way was he going to cooperate. All I ended up with was him standing stiff and awkward and me having to use the on board flash, yuk. There was a photographer there going around taking photos of the kids through out the night so hopefully he will have a few shots of him acting more naturally instead of the nervous wreck standing waiting for his date (friend Lucy not girl friend Lucy), who after having to catch a bus all the way from Adelaide and then drive the 70 km into town was a little late. He had a great night though so that was the main thing and he did look rather dashing in his suit.


Donna Maria said...

Love the layouts Susy.....and the cards!!! I miss pinching ideas off of you, your work is always beautiful. Did the header a few days ago..no you are not unobservent (is that a word?), cleaver girl aren't I? NOT! (lol).

Sandie said...

Susy, Susy, Susy - we seem to set ourselves up for failure when we THINK we know how it will go, can SEE how we want it to go, DREAM how we want it to go & then.......
REALITY STRIKES!!! What - why don't you want to pose for me????
I know that when Simon went to the formal, they all got a CD of the photos taken. You'll get some nice ones then I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layouts and cards, smashing photo of you and bubs, you look beautiful (that is you is'nt it?). Don't you hate it when they won't pose? makes me insane as it only seems to happen when you really, really want to get photos, not when you don't particularly care.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that you updated your blog. YAY I love your work and pics of the boys and tidbits about their lives.
www.verve.com is he answer to the "where did you get the groovy sentiment" question.
Hugs and take care,

Little Miss Lucy said...

Hi sue
Love the extra bits you have added to the layouts since you showed me..they look great!
wow that card you made for the class is beautiful, ilove it!

I cant wait to see jackos formal photos.

Have a nice weekend
Love lucy xoxo