Saturday, 11 June 2011

Bird is the Word - "Amazing" Layout Share & Participation Information (aka "Please Join In!")







Goodness!!!  Finally I am back!!  Internet issues!  Grrrr... I have been online (very) intermittently for 2 days because first my mouse broke, then my keyboard, then my monitor, then I lost the internet connection (& our router KEEPS losing the password/configuration) strange, but true!  So much fiddling & "holding on" (listening to hideous music) from our internet "provider" I am back!!  With my layout to share from Bird is the Word.

These WORD challenges are EVERY MONTH but TWO CHALLENGES run concurrently as a new challenge is launched EVERY FORTNIGHT and the prize EVERY TIME is a complete Tidbitz in Time kit of your choice!  We, the Design Team, judge your layouts on MERIT and all our votes are tallied up for a completely fair & considered outcome - so what's your reason NOT to play along?  Nothing? Right, see you there soon!!  You have ONE WEEK left to get in your "LIVE/LIVE/LIVING" word challenge and THREE WEEKS left to get in your "AMAZING" word layouts.


I've been working on a few layouts using my little Instax camera photos.  That camera is a cutie - like a mini-polaroid camera & readily available in the States & the East.  Lucky for me my hubs travels to Hong Kong every 3 months on business so he gets a shopping list!

I used my Webster's Pages scalloped paper like a crown at the top there so called my layout "My AMAZING family" & journaled with old Basic Grey stickers to read "You are my crowning glory".  The stitched paper is We R Memory Keepers so no I didn't sew it myself!


I used bling from a lovely multi-coloured pack from Little Yellow Bicycle & that gorgeous seam-binding was hand-dyed for me by my dear friend Kirsty in Las Vegas, from Pixie Dust Paperie.  I used up all sorts of bits & pieces by Webster's Pages.  I - LOVE - THEM - SO MUCH.  I have decided that next CHA I'm investing more in them & less in other brands!


That bling is just blingier than any other for some reason - so it's LYB bling for me all the way from now on!


All the various braids are Webster's.


As are the  bloomers.  I could use those on every page.  Seriously.  Webster's just ups their game season upon season...



Supplies:-

Sewn Cardstock - "Family" by We are Memory Keepers 
Printed paper - Webster's Pages "Ladies & Gents" die-cut
Bling - LIttle Yellow Bicycle
Seam Binding - Pixie Dust Paperie
Braids, Cameos & Bloomers - all Webster's Pages Designer Trim
Bling swirls - Prima
Alphas - all older Basic Grey


Now I am going to spend the rest of the day catching up on my scrap-booking.  I had a bad productivity week this week as I was planning a trip away at the beginning of the week (all organised - check) then I didn't feel great during the middle of the week (far too cold here right now for my liking..) then my pc packed in for a couple of days at the end of the week (and I have short-cuts to everything I want & need to do - but they're no good if you have no internet & can't access them!) So I spent the day tidying up my Studio instead yesterday.  Not a bad idea but not a top priority (it's never in too much of a state).  Now I feel like I need to churn out a few pages at least & I have fresh photographs on my desk as we speak...(LOVE the smell of printer ink!!!)

Tonight I will blog-hop on the laptop from the cosiness of my bed so expect a visit from me soon!
HAPPY WEEKEND ALL






17 comments:

Shayne said...

Love the stitched paper. it is gorgeous.

Not often we get to see you in a LO Helen :)

Often difficult to use a lot of pics on one LO but u did a good job here xx

erinaki:) said...

Amazing layout!And your family are wonderful!:)

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! This looks Sensational Helen.....
All your details look Amazing!!!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Absolutely divine LO Helen! Love the stunning border stitching as well as the way you've stitched your title...really amazing. Love the various pieces of ribbon and the variety of trims that you've used...great selection of photos...fabulous design. You go girl!
I hear you on having loads to do and the need to play catch up. Hope you're feeling better and that this weekend has given you the opportunity to lose yourself in your scrapping studio. :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Helen!!! I am so sorry I haven't left you any comments lately...Every May and June, I have "guest-book orders for baptisms" so my schedule is so full!! I've been drooling over your blog for at least 20 mins now and I must say I love everything I saw!!! Awww, your daughter is SO beautiful!!!! And your photos are amazing!!! You are SUPER talented!!!
Love from Greece!!!
xoxo

Jasmine S said...

I love the sewn cardstock and that is an awesome LO with so many pics. Love your design.

Craftylicious said...

wow that cardstock is AMAZING! wat a fabbie find! :) love all he textures on this page at the various pics of ur family! beautiful!! :)

Kerryn said...

This is stunning Helen! I love the multiple photos and your row of bloomers & decorative ribbon. gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOODINESS!! I love love love love love love this! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the photos, the trims, the bling... that STITCHING!! WOW WOW WOW that stitching! Just GORGEOUS! And you know i feel your pain on the whole internet connections... good luck girl :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Stefanie said...

Gorgeous, love the stitched border and family word.

aussiescrapper said...

Wow, this is super stunning, and now you have me on ebay looking to buy one of those cameras, I don't have a printer but the idea of photos whenever you want appeals to me....I love your hand stitching, amazing work, and there is so much going on with blogger at the moment, so glad you are still able to post your gorgeous work. Melxx

Mitralee said...

Computers can be stinky!! Glad it is better!! Love love your page!!!

Lynette said...

Wow...for a moment I thought you did the sewing...it is a gorgeous layout.

yyam said...

Just beautiful! Love how you've managed so many photos without making it feel cluttered! Love the textures...just stunning work Helen!

teacher jessy said...

Totally diggin with all the trims!! This layout rocks!! Love the photos and it's not
Easy to scrap with many. You nailed it ;)

Diana said...

sorry about your computer woes. Sounds frustrating.
Love the LO

Trudi Harrison said...

'Amazing' layout Helen, and gosh all that hand stitching - it looks absolutely fabulous.