Friday, November 13, 2009

Before I pack it: My Travel Album

I have really enjoyed putting my Travel Album for our Australian Road trip together. Here is the final product - obviously without the journalling and photos yet.

First Destination: Sydney



First Drive

Second Destination: Hunter Valley


Second Drive

Third Destination Port Macquarie


Third Drive

Fourth Destination: Coffs Harbour


Fourth Drive

Fifth Desination:Casuarina


By the time we leave Casuarina I will be able to stop my Travel Album (even though we are not coming home) and start on my December Daily to document the lead up to Christmas.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shades of Summer !!!

So the European Shades of Summer has come to the end in .... November. We waited and waited for the package to arrive from Finland but it didnt and so had to use the back up glasses for the last person in Switzerland - luckily I know her and she didnt mind at all - thanks Phyllis!

So we have had photos from Austria, Finland, Spain, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands and Switzerland!!!!
Thanks everyone who participated and look forward to doing again next year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

December Daily

I love that I am organized this year for my December Daily. Last year I had hardly any Christmas supplies and therefore ordered Ali's Kit from Cocoa Daisy and had to wait well into December for it. This year the aim of my album was to keep it simple. I will be away from my scrapping supplies for the entire month of December so I do not have a lot of chances to add to it. I also used a lot of page protectors this year for the same reason - i want it to be protected.

So here it is:

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I used mostly Pink Paislee Pattern Paper and American Crafts Cardstock

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Halloween Baby

I am a little late posting this - but hey better late than never right?

Dylan is our little Halloween Baby! He turned 2 and we had a fab day celebrating with him.

Woke up in the morning and I had put out the presents from us. Mostly Thomas stuff as well as that train table top i made (ok painted)

He was so excited to open each and every present and said CHOO CHOO a lot.

Thanks to my Mum we didnt have an entire Thomas birthday. She got him this fantastic airport and airplane that he loves!

But all the rest of the Thomas stuff were still loved - he just got a lot of it.

And a huge surprise was that he did not get one double. Amazing.

In the evening Rolf's family came over for dinner and cake.

And he was one tired kid by the end of it all.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Travel Album - Part 1

Somehow the days have gotten away from me. Sorry for not posting in awhile. Thought I would share my travel album that i have created for our trip to Australia. Today I will show the first part, making of the first pages and the front cover. Hopefully during the rest of the week i will be able to share the finished product, my finished December Daily album and some birthday photos - my little boy turned 2 last week.

Here is the outside of my travel album.

The inspiration from this Album came from Shimelle Laine's Tuesday Tutorial over at Ali Edwards' Blog I used a Making Memories Great Escape 8x8 album At this stage I am probably going to have to switch out the binding rings that came with it to larger ones as I have jammed it full of pages.

The Title Page
using Making Memories and Scenic Route papers with American Crafts rubon and used my Slice for the letters.

The Album came with 4 divider pages with tabs and we have 5 locations where will travel to - so had to rethink how I was going to use them. I ended up deciding to use them to document the actual road travel between each stop.
I printed out the actual Google Map for each of our drives onto Bazill Cardstock.
PhotobucketI watered down white paint and painted it over the maps, which were mounted on brown cardstock
PhotobucketI used distress ink and a square piece of cardboard to mask a shape onto the divided tab page and it gives a nice boarder around the map
I then layered some products onto the map to give it more interest.
I will then document our journey of the page - any funny photos, stories of getting lost (of course there are going to be some of those) etc.

I also made 2 title pages using some KI Memories Lace paper and some modge podge.
I stuck the lace on with the modge podge and then put more modge podge over the top to protect it more. I love the sheen it gives.
I will try and take some photos of the finished product to share tomorrow