Participating in Life Book 2013 has been a blessing, and finding a few minutes in-between keeping 'A' amused over the school holidays and running the rest of my family back and forth to various appointments etc has been a godsend. Anyway today I thought I would share a couple of my journal page/experiments that I have been playing with.
This page is for my personal journal I created this week. I was wanting to do something a little Shabby Chic which is so not my style. I am yet to add a photo under the banner and words down the left of both pages. It's kind of fitting as February is the month of Love and also the month Rod and I met some twenty plus years ago.
It was created uses a selection of products from Altered Pages - Vintage Text Pages, Glitz Pretty In Pink Papers, Chipboard Scroll Corners and the Glitz Love Games Clear Stamp Set along with a few other items from my stash.
This page is using a technique by Christy Tomlinson (and part of Life Book) to make flowers from Foil and Tissue Paper. I created this a few weeks ago. The background is a combination of Torn Paper, Washi Tape, and Water Color, Stamping, Doodling, Stickers and Rub Ons. My messy hand written quote reads:-
"You have to take the good with the bad, Smile with the sad, love what you've got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes but never regret."
A bit of a reminder to focus on the good and be kind on myself which we all need from time to time. In focusing on the good, I am looking forward to the month ahead with a short holiday on the horizon for Rod's Birthday. I also start voluntary teaching next week and know I will have a bit more time to create and play with new things. Look out too for the New Design Team which I was asked to join for the New Challenge Site Cards In Envy which kicks off Febraury 4th.