Well, after months (years?!!!!) of planning, designing, and much nagging of my eldest son, I finally have my official craft website up and running.
It is still very much a work in progress as we have exported all these blog posts to the new website but the photos haven't exported correctly.... I need to sprnd time copying over all the photos which will be quite some chore in view of the fact that there are nearly 200 blog posts, sigh :( !!!
Do please come and join us on the new website and let me know what you think! I'm planning on more regular posts, tutorials, Stampin' Up! news and sales, and a gazillion other things as soon as I can find some spare time!!!
I was given a chance to play with some of Tracie Stroud Designs' kits last week and look what I found in the store:
I love all those papers and the artsy effects ;)
All I did was print out some of the papers then cut them down to 4" by 4". For the colouring pages, I opened a blank A4 file and then added guidelines at 4" and 8" horizontally and vertically to create four 4" by 4" squares. I dragged each colouring jpeg into one of the squares, resizing them to fit into the 4" by 4" space. then all I had to do was print and cut out each square:
I added a binder ring on one corner to hold the pages together. I then just printed some of the mandalas from the kit, adding a doily to one and a punched paper layer to the other as decoration for the front covers.
These were so easy to make and would make a great children's colouring book for when travelling to help keep them occupied. Mind you, this would probably be better with older children due to the more complex patterns!
I have had fun playing with the latest collab from The Digichick Designers, Fun in the Sun:
Well, I can't believe it is so long since I posted here. I really do need to get my act together and post more often......
So what has been happening recently? Well, life has, as per normal, been hectic and I never seem to have a spare minute. Why can't there be more than 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week? I need more time to even begin to scratch the surface of my to do list!!!
Anyhow, yesterday afternoon was spent putting together a set of gift cards and a matching box....or rather six sets of gift cards and boxes! I was finishing off an article for The Hybrid Chick blog and this is what I ended up with:
Aren't those gorgeous cards? I used these items:
Believe you me, these are as gorgeous in real life as they look on the screen ;).
Full details are in The Hybrid Chick blog so why not pop along and see what else we get up to there?!!!!