Sunday, 31 October 2010

New York Project - The process

K and I have sat and planned a very special album today.... I hope to post more information about the process as i will be completing this album over the next 2 weeks.We spent all morning sorting and reminiscing over K's trip to new york, with a mutual friend and her two boys, 'the trip of a lifetime' it was and we are creating an album to give as a birthday gift mid November.The album is predominantly made up of tickets, programmes and maps with photographs mounted on the ecclectic mix of memories....i don't know New York and already feel as if i'm getting to now my way around!I'm hoping my posting about this project will share with you the process of what goes into one of my bespoke album.

Step 1.We have given each page a theme around a 'moment or place' and cut up and sorted all the memorabilia relating to the moment or place into little bags of 'stuff' labelled for each page.

Step 2. We have sat and browsed all my sentiment stamps choosing heartfelt sentiments that reflect the emotins evoked by the memories.

Step 3 We have chosen geometric shapes and steely blue's greys and some greens to reflect the streets/avenues of new york and the buildings,statues, parks and water.

Step 4. I've sketched out each page layout and given a key to which photo's go on which page alongside where on that map of new york those moments relate to ....its a real who, what and where.

Watch out for more about this project it's going to be such a pleasure sharing this.

Sweet pea toppers

I'm hoping to create a journal and small album from 2 of these lovely embellishments i put together last week ........

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Ching Chou Sweet Pea images

Mmmmmm this stamp is so lovely to colour in I'm mounting the images but am not sure whether to create some notebook covers with them or this space.....

Halloween Treat

Sooooo Cute.. i've 2 more ...i am just binding them See my side bar of slideshows to see all albums.

I am creating some albums to order at the moment but am up to speed so am going to treat myself to creating two little Halloween paper bag albums today with my cute Magnolia Halloween Tilda's! so watch this space, photo's to post later.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Journey Shared Blogspot

I am trying something new...... a sister blogspot
This new blogspot aims to create a space on line for journalling and self development wheras this one will be more focused on sharing my scrapbooking creations.x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

wishcasting wednesday

What do you wish to fly free from?
I love so much of my simple life and am sooooooo grateful for it i like being grounded by those i love and being totally absorbed in anything creative ...........there is never enough time to be as creative as i would like.Recently my plans to work less hours have gone on hold until i know more about how the government cuts on public sector and the nhs will effect my little family... However flying free from fear and indecision is something i would like to do.
I am going to waffle on a little now and indulge myself in a reminiscent ramble of my journey around fear and indecision.
Again i'm conscious there has to be a balance here as i'm no adrenaline junky! I seem to have done a full circle as regards fear! As a young child i was pretty fearful and a lot of my emotion around fear, from what i can remember, originates from there... my decisions were never mine to make everything was decided for me ....however i was completely 'fearless as a teenager....phewww....the risks i took... i cringe with fear sometimes just thinking about them but i remind myself that my guardian angel must have been looking out for me as i'm still here. I was pretty decisive but those decisions were hastly made and the consquences not fully understood! Becoming a mum saw fear rise to the frontline of my life...making the right decisions for someone so precious in those early years, for all sorts of reasons,was sooo difficult and my greatest fear was the fear of losing the most precious of all things to a mother....and of losing my mind! (i've a much earlier entry on my blogspot around the creation of a little album about 'motherhood' this came about as a result of my releasing some of these feelings!) I struggled 'to do the right thing' being so aware and pondering the many 'potential' consequences of my actions and decisions as a mum ...
So here i am a 45 year old woman with all these life experiences to aid me make sound decisions in life i'm in the best place ever to make 'good decisions' so can release any fears i have about it!

I wish to fly free of the feeling of 'fear' and be more decisive about the actions i need to take to have more of what i love in my life.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

wishcasting wednesday

Where do you wish to grow in your confidence? is Jamie Ridlers inspiration for Wishcasting today..............
I would love to have an inner confidence to forgive myself for making mistakes....the confidence that allows me to let go of being hard on myself .Although being passionate and striving for the ideal can be a real motivator and driving force the sided effect is that there is a tendancy to be hard on myself and this can soooo undermine my confidence .... a good balance of inner confidence and self awareness is what i wish for.

Thankyou to all the wishcasters i realy liked this quote found on Keishua's The Curious World Blogspot
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.- Peter McIntyre

Monday, 4 October 2010

Albums to go

Thankyou Linzi and Bailey for your help at the weekend with cards for cherished.....The first 10 albums were posted today and the cards with them.

For the first time ever i've copyrighted the album design as they are a special item for 'Cherished'.
Here is a link to 'Magical Memory Albums' the website where my bespoke albums can be purchased.Another big thankyou to Linzi for her help with this.