However, I have managed to make some more boxes for the teachers which I think were appreciated (but you never know do you?) and with the encouragement of my fellow UKS'ers I have made some copies of the Prima beauty marks to use.
This LO is one using just this item, which is a picture I took of my DD whilst on holiday this year.
We were waiting for the "boys" to finish buying stuff and she was sat on the grass outside Universal Studios, the sun was shining and for once, she was in a happy mood.
So I thought bright colours to go with this and I think it worked out well.
I used various flowers that I have acquired over the past week or so (dont ask, I am just addicted), Bazzil bling, thickers for the title and I used the Bazzil Stitches template for the sewn flower (which as a major non sewer is a huge accomplishment). The edging strips I bought in the US and am really pleased with them with this LO. Even my DH said he liked it!!!
The second LO is of Xmas Day at home about 3 years ago, we had purchased a chocolate fountain and the kids so wanted to use it. It was a lot of fun but very very messy.
Again I used a flower (3 different parts of 3 different prima flowers to co-ordinate with the paper), the flowers down the side are a felt strip in white which I coloured using my chalk ink pads, the paper is one of the QVC papers i recently bought and the journalling circle (never used one of these before either) was inked at the edges to match. Again thickers are used for the title.
The last LO I did this week was more to put my DS1 off the scent than because I needed to do this LO (although I love the photo and the finished product). As you know I am doing an album for DS1's 18th and I think he may have guessed as all the large LO's have been of his siblings, therefore I thought if I did this one of him then he may not be as concerned (and it worked!!)
I used the new K&Co new awning papers, a bazzil edge that I used my acrylic paint dabber on and K&C matching accessories (including "love") on a Bazzil 12x12. Again the thickers came out for the main title.
I am really enjoying my crafting at the moment (although not the tidying up every night) and my credit card has gone into hiding now because having spent and spent and spent, I am on a serious stash diet. I am not allowed to buy anything else until my stock has gone down, so either I craft like mad or I just don't look at what is out there!!!!