Hello, here I am again ! Yesterday, I had a wonderful day, a whole day to myself !
Jan went to Germany, so I could do cardmaking, scrapping, etc.. all day !
Of course I went "walkies" with Flupke, and also had a bite to eat, but otherwise I was busy, busy, making a layout for the challenge of the In2hobby-forum, about old and new traditions.
Now I had several layouts that I could use, but I decided to make a new one.
I also made a card for a (male) friend, who's Birthday is next week.
And I sorted my cardstock by colour .
O yes, and I wrote a very long letter to a friend in Great Britain.
We write to each other for over 10 years now, which gave me another idea :
I bought a photo-album (yes, yes, I know, a real scrapper should make one herself, but I have so little time...) . In that album are pages with 3 horizontal and 2 vertical photo compartments, and also journalling cards. I'll copy my letters, which I have on the computer, and put them in the album, together with her letters, and the many photos she sent. So it will be some kind of diary.
Another simple idea : in a map, I put a selfmade Birthday calendar (from WORD). Behind each month, I'll put the cards which I made, and when it's a specific Birthday, I just have to take the card and send it. You can also include an address-list, and f.i. their preferences.
Now some simple stamp ideas, not originally from me, but I refined some a bit :
Nowadays, people use a lot of recycling materials, like, for instance, bubbly plastic : you take a piece, put paint or ink on it, and press it on your paper, to have an original background.
Now I wanted a more "specific" shape, so I taped a piece of that plastic around an acrylic block (from the clear stamps), and stamped it on my paper. So you have square or rectangle shapes. You can also use a round pot, to make round shapes.
I even used an old bath-sponge, on the "massage" side, put paint on it and stamped with that.
You can use toilet rolls or kitchenpaper rolls, to stamp circles, or completely cover them with paint and roll over your paper.
To make cheap mini-albums, you can use beermats (the cardboard ones), paint them or cover with paper, put on photos, text and embies, and connect with rings or ribbon.
If you want cheap acrylic paint in many colours, you can use the tester pots from DIY shops.
Sorry for the dark photos, with this grey weather it's difficult to get good pictures.
See you next time !