Monday, 1 October 2012

We all Fall Down

I love the fact that in life we all fall down.. Nothing is perfect.. And the truth of the matter is... that is how we learn.... some may fall harder than others..... have you watched children playing lately????? What do they do when they fall down????? Yep that's right they get right back up again and keep on going... we sure can learn so much from them.... May we all face life's challenges with the youthful outlook... and get right back up again on our feet and keep trying....

These are some great random 'natural' photos I took on the way to the park and at the park one day with my boys and Liz's... My Boys had never roller bladed before.. and it was wonderful to watch them as they learned to (mess up...heheheh) master this new skill... what was so heart warming was the fact that the boys were all willing to lend a hand to each other when needed... and the 2 youngest at one stage shared one blade each.... doesn't it just melt your heart!!! What good boys!!!!

Simply Scored Box Pleated Strip

This page was inspired by one that we saw at this years Stampin' Up! convention... I've used the Top note die and folded the card stock in four so that there is a great photo mat under the photos... The Simply Scored has come in handy also for the fabulous box pleated DSP strip...

Riped adn Laced DSP

My lovely Sister and her Daughter are a couple of my favorite people.. although we do not get to spend a lot of time together they are always in my heart and mind.... and cause I have little boys... well the whole pretty flower thingy needs a little more feminine photos.. and one can only scrap so many of ones self!!! (especially when one is sooooooooooooo fussy about which photo one likes of ones self!!!) I am so glad that I do have some REALLY nice photos of them together from their interstate visits with us.... It may have taken me a couple of years to scrap these ones but I have finally done it!!!!

I took a whole 12 x 12" page of DSP and ripped a section out of it.... then rolled the edges of the ripped section over, glued it down to a full page of Whisper White 12x12 card stock and laced the top of it together with some lovely ribbon....

This STUNNING flower is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITES!!!! It has been made with 3 punches, Card stock, Rhinestone Brad and a spritz bottle of water...
1. Simply punch out two of the Blossom punch (125603), three of the 5 Petal Flower (now retired :(...), and two of the middle sized flower in the Boho Blossoms punch (119858)....
2. Spritz them all with your water spritz... and then go to town scrunching them up like they are rubbish... I even roll them arround in my hands when they are in little balls....
3. Once they are mostly dry you can then layer them and pierce a hole in the middle of them then secure all layers with a brad...Continue to play with the shape and the scrunching of each petal a little to get the right look... Once it is dry you will find your flower will keep it's shape very nicely!!!

Spritz & Scrunched Flower

 Enjoy Crafting!!!!

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