Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Still Leaping!

Hi again.
Luckily this day only comes every 4 years....My third post for today. My second L.O.
This time I used Elina's L.O. on Get Creative.
I scrapped another photo from our August holiday. One with Faye and Panagioti, they spent 5 days with us in Lesvos....please note the tummy!

The little flower arrangement was already cut out ....something I was going to use on another L.O. and did not...I used a plain blue bazzil with french dots embossing.
I used my favourite Cobalt Archival ink and my favourite stamps from Pink Paislee " Nantucket"
The floral paper and the label are from the Times and Seasons papers from Echo Park.
I also used 3 stickers from Websters Pages..
Ok now I need to go and clear the holy mess on my desk and floor, before I kill myself leaping over everything and unbury my that I can stream on USTREAM tonight.
I will be making a L.O. using a lot of Idea-ology products.....yea man I need to use them, I have been admiring them for far too long!!
Chat tonight on ZEFFY SCRAPS at 21H30.
ps. It is blowing like crazy here again and it is freezing cold!! And I am hungry again!

Leaps and Bounds...

Hi again ...
After I posted this morning I decided to do a L.O. for Once Upon A Time, Nadia's sketch is awesome, and this is a photo that I have wanted to scrap since the summer.
It was taken as I was saying bye bye to my son Michael, after he had paid us a surprise visit while we were in Lesvos for the summer. Michael works in Cypus and I have not seen him since Christmas.
Girls cherish the moments with you children,they grow up too fast and  then need to live a life of their own. And then when you can have a little bit of  a vacation with them it is such a blessing!!
Chat with you all tonight on ZEFFY SCRAPS
papers used are Websters, Winter Fairy Tales  and Ladies and Gents.


Hi there Girls.
Some ideas are good and others make no logic....
Scrapbooking is good and very very logical to me...
Even though hoarding all of these Idea-ology products is not logical.
So making a lay-out and using lots of these products is logical.....but using a lot (too many) not logical....You get the picture...I Love Tim Holtz......and Idea-ology.....and Alterations......!!!
These are  some of the products that I will be using on my L.O. tonight on my show Zeffy Scraps I will be scrapping a picture of my new love....
Join me at 21h30.
Have a good day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Some Good News.

Hi there my Scrapbooking Friends.
As you all know I have been on a huge Spring Cleaning binge in the  heart of winter..ok us scrappy ladies are slightly crazy admit it!!
I have also been on a mission to scrap photos that have already been printed and to tell their story, quickly without too much fiddle farting!!
These L.Os may not be award winning but, oh boy the fact that the story in down on paper makes me feel wonderful.
I did this L.O. on Sunday evening on Zeffy Scraps, I used a photo that has been lying between the pages of my daughters album for almost 25 years!! I also used a piece of Kaiser Craft paper that I bought 3 years ago, the flower was an image I had stamped at a crop from someones stamp I don't remember whose it was..I coloured the flower to match the papers....the only thing that was new is the journalling spot that I cut and stamped on the show from a scrap paper!!
Oh yes and the bingo card with the word love on it is from my friend Elina at the Cherry Nest
Today is my son, Michaels' birthday that is the little poppet in the photo in his sisters arms...amazing how fast children grow!!!
I also want to brag a little and tell you all that I was chosen by the DT on Simon Says and Show as one of the Top 3 for this week...that makes me happy! I will show them this L.O. too.
I also want to tell you that my new re-cycled Art Journal is ready...including a canvas cover that I will be teaching....more about that later...
Love Zeffy.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Life must go on....

Hi there Bloggers.
Life in Athens at the moment is very strange, this unrest and uncertainty is getting under everybodys' skin...The question is, what can we, plain citizens of this country do to change things? All we have is one vote, one vote, can that change the system? Can one vote change the way Greek politicians think?...We have far to go my friends...
All we can do is, try and remain positive through all this, I know its scrap some of the anger and fear away!!
I have a L.O. here of me and my darling all know he is away working and I miss him so much!
I used Nadias' sketch from Once Upon A Sketch and some Bo Bunny Paper...Welcome Home I think it was...Ironic,yes!
Nadia do forgive me,I just had to use a heart instead of a circle,,,I also changed the perspective of the papers a little...I love my misted panel at the bottom of the  heart.....I misted and then stamped and then journalled!!
Talking of journalling I am dabbling a little in art journalling...I have far to go and I am  going to risk a little and show the gals at the  Craft Barn  my page...a bit naive but anyway!!
By the way this is in my up-cycled home-made journal....the whiter page,the one on the left is  a craft shopping bag!
That is all for today ...maybe I will do some streaming tonight...
Chins up!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dress Form

Hi there Friends.
This is what, was on my desk this almost completed dress-form, I worked on it last night on USTREAM .I needed to vacuum my area after the show, is was covered in gold embossing powder!!
Anyway you all now me by now I always like to sleep on a project and add the finishing touches the next day.

This morning I decided on a button, I chose a silver one with a diamante`, the feathers and the scraps of corrugated board...I had actually cut those off a L.O. and had hoarded those scraps!! I mean how bad can I get???You know I keep those shreds for packaging...and I had just posted off my Valentines box,so one or two were still lying on my desk.

                                                       The back view of her wings.

As I told you last night on Zeffy Scraps this project was inspired by the Ranger Designer Challenge for CHS 2012  and I will be entering it to the Simon Says Stamp and Show they challenged  us to show some torn edges, some inking,  a button and some wings this week...
Just Love it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From This To ???

Hi there my creative  Co-Scrappers.
After seeing all of the super dress-forms that the "famous" Designers made for CHA 2012 I am very inspired and I am planning to alter this bodice I bought in the summer.
Sorry I had already undressed her, before I decided to take pictures and do the whole project tonight on
       USTREAM on my show Zeffy Scraps.

These are some of the things I am planning to use......get out your things and come and join me while I create "live"  tonight at 20H00 on Zeffy Scraps I know it is somewhat early, but I am recovering from flu and as a result I am out of action late at night.
Talk some more tonight...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Precious Dolly

Hi there.
I am sure that you are all well into the new year and settling down to the good old routine once again...
As you all know towards the end of last year I started scrapping old photos,photos taken long before I started scrapping.
This photo of Raphaella has been on my kitchen door for ages,,,and it was starting to perish...I have scanned it and made a copy...but I used the original for this L.O. The photo was taken at her 2nd Birthday Party. She was my baby dolly!! So cute....
I used the sketch from  My Creative Sketches, which I flipped  around as you can well see...I interpreted the diagonal paper or element as a stream of butterflies.....
I used the Websters Pages die cut it is from the Winter Fairy Tales line "Once Upon a Time"  there is also a scrap of Crate paper behind the photo...I stitched around the doilie for added detail as well as a line of stitching in the centre of the L.O. I also added some swirls with Stickels .
Tomorrow morning I will photograph my Valentines project so stay tuned!
Lots of Love.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My "Clip it Up"

Hi there my Friends.
I wish you all a very good month...
I have a video I want  to share is my new embellishment centre...

Here it is in Greek too...especially for my darling Greek friends...
Have a good month.