Monday, January 18, 2010

Where has that week just gone!!! I can't believe that in only 9 days time I will be sending my little man off to school. I can't believe that it is time for my influence in his life to slowly start to decrease........his Prep teacher will very quickly take my place.......

Last week, much to Jason's disgust, I attended the Q3 Kaiser Blog Party. It was lots of fun chatting to all of the lovely ladies on the live chat. I lost connection but still enjoyed looking at the blog and entering all of the competitions. Not to mention checking out the Q3 collections and the beautiful work all of the very talented ladies had done.
I was very excited today to receive in the mail a prize pack from Kaiser. I won a small collection of embellishments and the new mag for answering one of the questions. I was so is not often that you get something for nothing. So a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful team at Kaiser ~ you made my day!!!

I have FINALLY completed my Star Album. I am not even going to mention how long it has been in UFO pile......I have altered it a little to my original plans (probably because I couldn't really remember them..hehehehe).
In my scrapbooking time I have rarely created a piece about my two best friends and most
extraordinary sisters who I love dearly. Finally I have completed something and it brought back so many beautiful memories and has created so much conversation in our household.

About 6 months ago, my hubby renovated his offices. As beautiful as he is and as supportive as he is of my love for scrapbooking he requested that I make some canvas' to hang in his office. So we rushed out to buy some 12x12 canvas' and in my normal form..........they sat in my UFO pile. Does that surprise you?????
Anyway, a gorgeous friend of mine, Liz popped in for a day of scrapping last Friday. We had a fantastic day. Whilst Liz was here I got one canvas completed.........this did inspire me to complete the other two THAT NIGHT!!!!!
The first layout I created was very simple. The papers I used were trying to capture the Asian culture.......seeing the clothes we were wearing were made in Thailand. I used the 'Ballad of Mulan Collection' of papers by PiggyTales.
The second layout I created was also using the same papers to try and keep the same theme on one wall in the office. This photo was taken at our hotel - Karon Beach, Phuket. It is one of Jason's favourite photos from our trip.
The last layout I have created is of our 'little man.' Again I have used the same range of papers to try and keep the theme running on the one wall. At the bottom of the layout I have identified the date of the photos using cardstock and my own handwriting......I love making my own very simple embellishments....I think it just adds that personal touch!
When Jason took the canvas' to work today he decided to hang them.....when I asked him how he put them on the wall......he replied with "Oh there is one on each of the three walls!" Hmmmmm, glad I used the same papers so that they sat well together on one wall! He now claims that I will have to do more for the other walls..........that is something I won't disagree with!!!

Anyway, I have had a busy, creative week this week!! Please feel free to let me know what you think of these canvas - I value any comments at all.
Have a great week,


Nikki xx said...

Oh Mel, those canvases are simply stunning...hehehe I love Jason's hanging arangement like a male!
Was soooooo nice to have lunch yesterday

Sarah Lou said...

Wow you have been busy ! and with such stunningly creative things! beautiful eye candy here!

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