Thursday, July 14, 2011

playing with tissue

I went to my first scrapbooking class in YEARS yesterday.  I needed some scrapbooking mojo and this class did the trick!  It was held at my local scrap shop Somewhere To Scrap and was a class covering many different uses and techniques using tissue paper.  I had a play with everything in the class and then came home and played some more. 

Here is a layout I did during the class using tissue paper on the layout and to cover some chipboard shapes:

I LOVE this photo of Ellie.  I think it captures her light!

With Helen's latest challenge in mind I used the scraps from the layout to create this card.  Not loving the overall layout of the card but love the glimmermist over the tissue paper on the butterfly!  

Many thanks to Debi at Somewhere To Scrap for such an inspirational class!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Card sketch challenge no 2

Here is my card based on the second sketch challenge from Card and a Half .  A thank you card that will be sent to a very generous soul this week.

If you are after a little cardmaking mojo check out Helen's latest challenge here.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
{ shannon }

Friday, July 1, 2011

Herbs and worms

I have been wanting a herb and vege garden forever!  I'm still trying to convince Dad that a vege garden for the whole family would be perfect in his yard.  Less lawn for him to mow, we could all contibute and in my daughters words "Nana and Ga's are like the centre of the family so it should be at their place".  I totally agree Tahlia, you are so wise child ;)

While we wait ever so patiently for Dad to see what a brilliant idea this is (he he he) I have started a little herb garden.  I found the table at an op shop for $50 and thought it would be great for the herb pots.  When I dragged my husband back in the next day it was 50% off WAHOO!  I was suprised to find terracotta pots at Bunnings were so much cheaper than I thought and picked these ones up for between $2 and $6.

They have been growing for over a month now and I am so suprised that under my care they are still growing and look healthy....go my black thumb!
I now have a worm cafe in my sights.  My herbs will L O V E a little worm tea and of course be great for the vege patch too Dad ;) ....a few extra hours that I did at work this week might just pay for that.  Fingers crossed for no extra bills between now and pay day!

{ shannon }