As usual I start of meaning to do lots and my blogs just drop off. Well I am here again mainly because I am doing another of Shimelle classes (www.shimelle.com). This one is all about using up your stash. Items that just look at you all the time and you rarely use or they aren't in fashion. At the same time we are making a book - Celebrate Life. I am following along (sadly to the detriment of some of the other classes I am doing but I am sure I will catch up some time!
PS excuse quality of the pictures I really should take them in the daylight!
This is the cover - and was based on using metal. So I dug out those metal edged tags - removed the middle and replaces with bazzill. I used brads in the border paper and then found a metal alphabet that I picked up in Joannes for a dollar. Even going so far as turning a 'a' upside down to make the last e!
This is page 2. Using up scraps of patterned paper. Being as I am not really a patterned paper type of scrapper what I did was go through my stash and find papers that went together that I could use throughout the project. Did well I found a couple of sets that I had picked up from the poundshop with the idea that if I only used one page from them I was still going to be ahead of the game. What a find!
And who could resist this picture when the border on it reads - i'm celebrating.
This page was to use up plain cardstock. Mmm not sure I managed, see the pattern on there LOL. But I am trying to carry through the classes so while there is no metal on there I did manage to add ribbon
This page celebrates good food. A challenge was also set to use photos from different times. You can't get much different - winter in our kitchen in the UK and autumn in the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Florida USA
The challenge here to use ribbon and to pleat ribbon. So thats what I did - making the pleats with my new mini sewing machine the kiddo's bought me for christmas. This page celebrates the special relationship between Alan and Beth.