We love to go 10 pin bowling in the school holidays. It's great that it caters for all ages so we can all have a go. So, more photos and of course I had to SMASH this!
These pages are in my Orange folio (my version of Project Life for 2012). This folio has plainer pages so I love to splatter or spray paint on them (splatter in this case)!!
For these pages I've some Angie Delarie strawberry
embellishments amd old vintage camera & roller skates digis, Amy Tangerine
alphas, rosettes, & washi, Simple Stories bingo card paper, Studio Calico wood veneer bird and girl, SMASH envelope, and crocheted butterfly,
flat backed button, tag & doilies from my stash!
A new range of Halloween 2012 Character digis have just been released over at Angie Delarie. As soon as Angie sent them to me I immediately printed them out and started SMASH*ing (I had to get into it when I had the opportunity!!)
I've used my Blue Retro SMASH* folio and I printed the coloured AD images out on photo paper. I splattered white watercolour paint on the pages first then started adding - making sure I didnt cover up the funny rooster!
These photos were taken when we went out for an evening meal recently. I take photos all the time and my family quicky tire of having to pose - so they started with this hilarious "Smile to scare" - just perfect for these halloween digis.
For these pages I've also used some of the Amy Tangerine "Ready Set Go" puffy stickers, stickers, die cuts & alphas, October Afternoon washi and alphas, Studio Calico butterfly stickers & wood veneer word bubble & typewriter, and
a doilie and spiders from my stash!
I've got another fun SMASH* page to show you today but first things first:
the winner of the "Manlie Moustache" digi's from Angie Delarie, for the "Stache SMASH* Blog Hop"
Congratulations to Christy!! Christy if you could please email me and I'll get this organised for you.
On to my SMASH pages. As you will have seen in some of my more recent posts I have been enjoying making and using my own paint/ink sprays and using them on my SMASH pages. I do find I need to be more organised when I do this though because I tend to start to plan my pages, then I spray them, then I let them dry for a few hours or overnight then finish them off. The orange SMASH book is perfect for sprays because the pages are plainer.
These photos are of our farm at the end of winter when everything is lovely and green, and the spring flowers are just starting. My youngest daughter loves to pick flowers, mainly just the flower head with maybe 1-2cm of stalk lol.
For these pages I've some Dear Lizzie stickers and die cuts, Amy Tangerine alphas and date stamp, Studio Calico wood veneer bird, butterfly and word, and washi, bow and paperclip from my stash!
Welcome to our "Moustache" (or "Mustache" of you prefer) themed SMASH* Blog Hop. Why dont you make yourself a coffee/cuppa or pour yourself a drink and sit back and enjoy!
If you've come from the amazingly creative Angie then you are right on track! If not then you might like to go to the start with the beautiful Lizzie.
I have never used Moustaches in my SMASH* books before so of course this meant I had to go online shopping ... a number of times. I ended up with quite a bit of stuff (as you do hehe) so I've made a few pages for this hop!
My first pages, called "All about the mo", use the super cool "Manlie Moustache" images from Angie Delarie. My family reluctantly went along with my crazy idea for the photos - I thought it was funny!
Lately I've been having fun experimenting with using paints and mists on my pages. On this page I've used a bright pink Chalkboard spray and I love the effect of the random blotches as well as the fine mist!
I've also used a heap of October Afternoon "Midway" products (washi, stickers, alphas, papers), Amy Tangerine camera embellishment and alphas, SMASH* date stamp, Martha Stewart doilie, Typo heart, Studio Calico wood veneer star & word bubble, Greatest View flat backed button, and a doilie, button & tag from my stash!
All of these pages are in my blue Retro SMASH* book. I just love this book - many of the pages are too funny to cover up, including this one with the horse! I have 2 horses myself (I have always been horse mad - but of a childhood romance thing I think!). As soon as I saw this page I knew I had to use my horses photos - in disguise of course! My family just looked at me and laughed (again) when they saw these pages - soo my sense of humor! These pages are titled "In Disguise".
I've splattered white paint on this page. I just loaded up a paintbrush with water and watercolour paint (those solid paint blocks in a set that kids love to use, see below) and then tapped it (with my fingers or a pair of scissors) to splatter across the page.
This is one of my favourite paint effects to use - and cheap too!
On these pages I've also used The Beary Scrap Mustachio stamps, WOW Chipboard mini mo's, October Afternoon Midway chipboard shapes & alphas, Amy Tangerine stamps, alphas & stickers, Typo measuring tape ribbon, Studio Calico wood veneer apple, Stampin' Up! lace trim, Greatest View flat backed button, and a doilie, fabric yo-yo, washi, word bubble sticker, chevron bag & tag from my stash!
After finishing these pages I still had lots of "mo" stuff left so I wanted to make a page all about famous "Mo's". Funnily enough these pages are in a row in my SMASH* book - can you believe it! These are titled "Motel Moustache".
I've used a variety of sprays on this page, I've even tried making my own. I have a heap of ink refills already (Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz) so I just add 5 or so drops to half a small spray bottle - very easy and cheap too!
Here is a photo straight after spraying.
For these pages I've used Angie Delarie "Manlie Moustache" images, The Beary Scrap Mustachio stamps, KaiserCraft wooden moustaches, October Afternoon Midway stickers, papers & alphas, Martha Stewart doilie, Typo tag, and washi, flat backed button & chevron bag from my stash!
Phew, you've nearly made it to the end of my post ... but wait there is more ...
I have some fun digi's to giveaway thanks to the generous Angie Delarie. One lucky person will win one of these sets of images (either coloured or b/w). Arent they fabulous!
To be in the running to win this candy you need to
- be a follower of this
- leave a comment on
Too easy!! I'll draw
a winner on 17th October.
Now you can continue
this fun blog hop with the gorgeous and talented Cathy and see some more mo-mazing inspiration!
Before I show you some of my latest SMASH*ing creations I just want to let you know that on 10th October (only 2 sleeps away!) the Smashing Sisters and I are having another fun Blog Hop! Can you guess the theme? Come back on Thursday (approx 12am US PST, 6:30pm Aust CDST) for all the fun and a chance to win some fabby prizes!
My Orange SMASH* journal is dedicated to 2012. I include a calendar of what happens, a top 10 of things I've achieved and some photos. I'm hoping it will be fun to look back on and reflect our achievements. These pages are for July and include a fun baking day - what kid doesnt like to lick the cake mixing spoon! I've used a bright pink Chalkboard mist on these pages - I just love mists at the moment and have been doing lots of experimenting. Here I've just sprayed on the page and I particularly love the random blotches of colour!
I've used a heap of
my favourite products here including Amy Tangerine stickers, washi &
diecuts, Studio Calico wood veneer word and bird, SMASH* pads, Simple Stories bingo card
paper, The Beary Scrap green washi and orange heart washi, Greatest View flat backed buttons, and a doilie & washi from my
Aren't family special! Earlier this year we had family visit from USA. We only get to see them every 1-2 years due to the long travel distances but we love seeing them at any and every opportunity (isnt skype fabulous!!). Us adults can always pick up where we left off and we dont seem to change much but children grow and change so quick. My youngest daughter is a very loving girl and she just loved seeing her Aunt and Uncle (and all the wonderful presents they always bring hehe). Eskimo kisses seemed to be popular this visit!! These pages are in my Blue Retro SMASH* book.
I've used a heap of my favourite products here including Dear Lizzie papers, stickers and cardboard diecuts, Studio Calico wood veneers, SMASH* pads, Simple Stories bingo card paper, and a doilie, fabric yo-yo, butterfly, stamps & buttons from my stash.
Both my daughters love to do craft. Our dining table is crammed with crafty stuff and throughout the day (and night) you will often see at least one of us there. This page in my Blue SMASH* book is all about all the "Bright and Sparkly" ideas of my youngest daughter. We love to see all her crafty ideas!!
I've used a heap of
my favourite products here including Dear Lizzie papers, stickers and cardboard diecuts, Studio
Calico wood veneers, a Typo tag, October Afternoon alphas, Give A Girl A...
girl stamp, Simple Stories bingo card paper, and a doilie, bows, buttons, butterflies and twine from my
Yes, you guessed, more SMASH* pages from the July 30 day SMASH* challenge
a double SMASH* page done in my mini - Day 16 Where You Live. We are very lucky to be living on a lovely farm with lots of animals and a big vegie garden and orchard! Got to be happy with that!
Next is Day 22 Fabric (LHS) and Day 28 Funny Faces (RHS). Funny faces seem to be a theme in most photos with the girls - so I have to join in of course, lol!