Thursday 9 April 2009

Favourite LOs of the year so far...

I know, 2 posts in 2 days, it's a flood after a drought LOL

I thought I would share 2 of my favourite LOs that I have done so far this year. I did them whilst on my scrapping weekend with the girls from Fraserburgh. I was inspired by an article in the March/April issue of Simple Scrapbooks (so sad that this has stopped being published, it is my favourite magazine) all about scrapping babies. I haven't really done any scrapping of the kids as babies. And not any LOs as tiny babies. I thought it was about time that I scrapped their birth stories, and also about how they came about their names. So inspired by the ideas and the LOs in the mag, I came up with these 2 LOs (I did do 4 altogether, a birth story and name story for each child, but these 2 are my favourites!)

This LO tells the story of how Tom got his middle name - he was born on St Patrick's Day, so we gave him Patrick as a middle name. The LO is a lift of a LO by Wendy Smedley in the mag.

This LO tells Jemma's birth story, and is a scraplift of a LO by Stephanie Howell - the little flower on the right hand side is a tab which is attached to an A4 piece of paper on which I typed out the whole of her story.
This is one of the cards I have made over the past few days, and is a cardlift of Tiets' card here.
The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp I bought last year, and I stamped it and coloured it in and then didn't know what to do with it... The papers are all scraps from K&Co, Sassafrass Lass and Dovecraft.
I have always admired the way that some people can put so many different papers onto one card, but I have always thought it could be a bit OTT, and as I used to sell cards, the cost of it was always in the back of my mind. But I don't sell my cards anymore, and it's taken me a few years to get over the burn out caused by making cards on demand, and now I am enjoying the process again and revelling in making cards to send to friends and family. I still find it easier to lift someone else's design though....

The house is full of sounds of children bickering, only a few days left and it's back to school for them on Monday. Tom has an ear infection, so he is a bit grotty but the antibiotics are starting to kick in now, so he should be back to normal in a day or so. We are off to watch Monsters VS Aliens this afternoon at the cinema in Inverness, I am sure I can pop into Borders after to see if they have the last issue of Simple Scrapbooks ;)



1 comment:

Mrsjobee said...

No Simple Scrapbooks in Borders - I got Andy to look the other day - but he got me CK instead. Hope Tom is feeling better soon.