Friday, 22 February 2013
Some of you in the stamping world might know Germaine. She's been actively involved in Stampin' Up! since living in Houston more than a decade ago. We have followed each other around the world, it seems; we first 'met' on a stamping e-group back in 2003. This is the first time she and I have lived in the same country at the same time, with us both in England. However, she is preparing to leave on another expat adventure next month, and I will return to the US in a few months. Expat life is like that. We are ships passing quietly through the night. Sometimes, we have the privilege of disembarking to meet other travelers and partake of those special moments that become richer because of our shared experiences, obstacles and challenges. Thank goodness for the internet, that imaginary spider's web that keeps us tightly spun together, even when we are physically miles apart.
Wishing Germaine the happiest of birthdays and greatest of adventures on her family's new assignment. I will miss her.
The paper pad is already pre-cut to the size of the mini edgy album. I don't think I'd have the wherewithal to cut the paper so precisely, so thank goodness the process was done for me!
The paper pad had extra sheets of designer paper so that I could create photo backings and journal tags. I rummaged around for beads, buttons, ribbons, twine, die-cut flowers, and anything else I could find to make the pages interesting and layered.
As always with paper crafting, there is no one right way to make the album. Let your creativity soar!
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
As part of Mojo Monday's sketch challenge 280, here are some cards featuring Stampin' Up's new Pinwheel Sizzlits Die. The cards also feature SU's Pedal Presents hostess stamp set and Big Top Birthday designer series paper. This "Pedaling Love Your Way' made a perfect Valentine's Day card for hubby.
If you would like to play along, click the sketch below to see this week's challenge: