Tuesday, November 29, 2011

hello there....

Hi there my Friends.
Just a quick post to let you know that I am alive and kicking!
I have had a hectic 2 weeks,prepping and teaching workshops, forgive me but I have done NO blog hopping! I think that things will be going at a better pace this week so I will have a look at all of your blogs...
Today I want to share a L.O.that I did at the end of October with the  remaining elements from the Prima Romantique Kit from Enjoy Scrapping

My foundation paper was white Bazzill which I masked and misted, the circle is cut out of pattern paper.And I have stuck a little corner scrap under the top corner..I used my sewing machine again...I enjoy sewing, as you may have noticed.
I made this L.O. live on USTREAM on my show Zeffy Scraps the final mounting of this L.O.was recorded HERE take a look for more details.
I wish you all a good week and a wonderful start to the final month of this year....get your journals ready!!
Lots o love.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A sketch in time saves nine!!

Hi Ladies.
Here I am again.... this time I want to share a L.O that I made last Sunday on my USTREAM show
Zeffy Scraps.
I used this sketch. Sketch No 1 from My Creative Sketches I am late with it, but, luckily we are allowed to catch up!!
My L.O.is greatly influenced by Shimelles' weaving post and by her online class Pretty Paper Party
I used gesso to make the circle and the dots and then cut up a selection of my beautiful Crate Paper and went crazy with my sewing machine, whilst chatting to lovely ladies from all over the world!!
What an amzing way to spend a cold Sunday afternoon.....I am truly blessed!
Have a good week-end...and look out for me on Sunday....I might steam again!

Busy Days.

Hi there my Friends
I have not posted for a while as I have been extremely busy getting all sorts of things done, from prepping for my workshops, putting together kits,to sewing baby swaddling blankets....yes God willing in about 4 weeks time I will be a Grand-Mother.
I made this card this morning for my friend Chrystel who is celebrating her Birthday.....
Simon Says Stamp and Show wants us to show them some woman this week...what a perfect excuse to use my favourite stamp set from Blade Rubber Stamps. I love the stamp that says."Be Still Woman, Know who you are....."

The next photo is a sneek peek of a few things from my Christmas project.
I have been planning this Mini/Journal for my Christmas workshop...BecauseI want to journal my Christmas again this year......I have to, what with the amazing new arrival!! I decided to plan something that could be versatile.
This book has 6 chipboard pages,so the girls that do not want to journal their Christmas can use it for a min album,minus the tabs.
I will use the chipboard pages with tabs, to act as page dividers....I will then add some extra pages with plain cardstock, for my Daily Journal ,but the dividers will get decorated now (and at the workshop) at the end of the month. Then the rest of the pages will get done day by day. The book cover is 17.5 cm x16.5, the dividers are slightly smaller. I thought that this is a good in between size...
As you know I am attending Shimelles 'Pretty Paper Party....sadly to say it is almost over, I must admit that enjoyed receiving her prompts and her course was such an inspiration ,and it egged me on to think out of my little box!!
A quick note before I log off....I  have space for one or two more ladies at my flower and at my Christmas workshops, join us if you like, we have fun!
Lots of Love.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Why I Scrap

Hi there Scrapbookers.
It has been a hectic week since I last posted!
On Saturday we had a crop here in Athens and we had a record number of 30 ladies attending. I taught the girls how to make a couple of flowers...which we then added to our L.O.s.
Irini in turn encouraged the girls, and help those that needed her guidance to create a L.O. using the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch The journaling this time around focuses on why we scrap?
I chose this rather malancholic photo of myself and my 2 eldest children, that I found at my FIL house this summer. I know neither where nor when it was taken....I also do not know why we look so fed up!
You see I never scrapped back then ,so I do not remember...this is why I am frantically telling my family's story now.
I used things from the kit that was provided at the crop...The little yellow flower was hand-made by Irini...I just love it!! Thanks Irini...oh yes I also bummed the brad off  Irini...thanks doll!
The bird and the question mark, as well as the alphas were from my stash.
As You can see I Glimmer Misted the page...and I need tips as to how we can get rid of the warping...I have ironed L.Os in the past.
I hope that you all have a great week.