Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Fluffy Cat... Or What Was The Name?

Quite recently we got some new neighbours. They had a cat with them. A super cute fluffy cat which was very friendly and frequently walks into our kitchen if we have the door open when it's warm...

We didn't know her name in the beginning and, as with all cats in the neighbourhood, we make up little names for them to refer to them by. Due to the long fur one this one we ended up calling her "Fluffy". "Oh Fluffy has come in to the kitchen again" and so on. Later, when speaking to our new neighbours, we found out that the cat's name was Gaga or Lady Gaga (yes, named after... of course!) So a little layout about our new friend was made :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Very Productive Time...

I spent a lot of last week in an empty house (think no furniture, no entertainment etc - nothing) waiting around while various workmen came and went. I packed up a little scrapbooking tool kit and some scrapbooking page kits to bring with me...

Each kit was very simple. A few papers (perhaps a sheet of cardstock in a few cases) some photos, alphabet and a few embellishments. I wasn't sure whether I'd do nothing or loads. I ended up coming home with 13 layouts. 13 new layouts for my 2012 album. It felt very good adding them to my album this morning for sure :) Definitely something I will try again.

Sometimes it's a lot quicker and easier to scrap when you only have a very small amount of supplies on hand.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Crossword Card With Butterflies...

I mentioned a while ago that I wanted to play with the Hero Arts Crossword stamp... and that I was thinking about doing a birthday card. Well here's the result:

I used the Hero Arts stamp. It's called "Crossword Background". And it's a nice big woodmounted stamp. I love these :) I just wish they didn't take up so much space! The butterflies are from an old Hero Arts butterfly stamp set and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, Stickles glitter glue and Glossy Accents on them. Plus 3D foam.

The border punch is by Fiskars, the alphabet stickers by LilyBee Designs and well I guess that's it... Oh no, and I also used a variety of brown-ish Distress Inks to make the crossword background look a bit like a really old newspaper. :)

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Pretty Flowers...

When we planted our outside plants back in mid May they didn't look anything special. Just green and well... small I guess. We were even worried that we'd planted them too close together so they wouldn't be very happy...

Fast forward to yesterday and they now look like this:

I'm so glad we bought a huge mix of colours as I love how it looks almost like a rainbow of flowers. It just makes me so happy. Probably the best looking summer flowers we have had so far in our outside pots I think.

I'm guessing they like the so called "summer" weather. To me it's like ---> where's the summer? We have not had a day of what I would call summer weather since the really nice week and a half which was amazing back in mid May. And it doesn't look like it will be better either... Just checked the prognosis all the way until July the 16th. Depressing!! :(