Creating what though?
Not drama! LOL,
I just dont have the energy for that!
I've been kidless for the last few days with the girls staying at the family farm.
So definitely moments of catching up and playing to do here!
has its first scraplift challenge up for the year
Here's mine.. (click to enlarge)
is next ....
Colour - Silver
Last year I created a wonderful 2011 Planner with
and I've completed my 2012 too.
Here's the links to my 2011 planner
where I show the pages here
and here all finished
I've cheated this year, and reused the pages I didnt use last year along with the monthly tags,
(because of being time poor)
So here's my re-worked Planner ( it was soo easy to do!)
I've printed out new monthly pages and quite a few weekly spreads too
The cover was reworked too with some old sticky back canvas I've had for years! (with the little houses on it) I popped a tag with ribbon in the Planner as a book mark so I can find my page easily.
And I have a little white bag to put it in too.
There are lots of options with this little Planner...
It can be printed on front and back of paper making it half the thickness seen here.
I like to print on just the front because that leaves the back of the paper for me to scribble excess notes onto.
There's also an 11 1/2 x 8inch size (mine above is 6x4)
I think I might do the bigger size next year.
You can use up excess paper (and thats a good thing!)
ANd it makes a fabulous gift! (using up more forgotten paper!)
Avital gives clear concise instructions along with a video.
My little planner is very different to one Avital makes which has clean lines.
Mines more to my style... Shabby and ecclectic (big smile), so you can easily put your own stamp on it!
Another exciting thing I've done this week is to play along with
coordinated by Nathalie Kalbach
(not sure if you can see these sites, you might need to register??)
JumpStart#1 was with Dina Wakley and it was about warming up to get started on sitting down to scrap especially if there's a mental block. So she showed us some misting and painting techniques, and some cutting out and random sticking down just to get the juices in the brain flowing into creativeness... and this is what I did:
A tag which Ive used utee on the stamped heart (which was a technique from JumpStart#2)
This is the tag I've used as a bookmark for my Planner above.
All the tags together that I'll pop away in my stash for a time when they might be needed for a project.
was with Carmen Sanchez
Boy I loved this technique!!
It was using toilet paper wetting it and putting it through the Big Shot!
What messy fun! It was dried off, misted, dried again and then covered with utee.
Here's what I did:
Folded the toilet paper.
(I've used this technique before but with stamps) -
like this clock here in 2009
Then put the wet paper through the bigshot...
what a fabby effect!!
Misted them (and Carmen cut her one down to ATC size, but I want to keep mine like this until I know what I want to do with them - grin)
Here's a close up of the utee... love the final polish it gives!
Here they are (hard to see the shine of the utee in the photo)
All ready for a project to come along!
I've watched through Jumpstart #3's video with Catherine Matthews-Scanlon , just got to have a go at it yet (wink)