Tuesday, 21 August 2012


This weeks Paper Secrets SYAO entry. 

For my list items I used: Chipboard(letters - altered), Ribbon(brown satin), Pattern papers(MME-3,misc-1),  Staples and buttons(MME).  For my technique I used Distressing.

The pictures are of my little nephew Albert at a family gathering. He was so darn cute going in the box after the ball then trying to carry it out.

This is for SYAO week # 29.

On a side note, I just realized the date and realized I did not pull the winner for my August Blog candy. So very Sorry. Now without further ado the winner of the Prima pack is:

Alison,   Please email me your mailing address and I will get your package out to you. 

A big thanks for all the wonderful comments and hello to all my new followers. I look forward to getting over to all your blogs shortly. Sorry summer has just gotten the better of me with the kiddies off of school and so much to get done. I will be by shortly though I promise. 

Have a wonderful  day . Angela

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Another Layout

Last Friday my friends and I got together to scrap a bit so I managed to catch up on a few layouts. This is one I did For Paper Secrets "August Song Lyrics" Challenge. I have always wanted to use this song for a layout but just never sat down and got it started. This challenge made me do so.  Another added bit to the challenge was to use Echo park items if possible so I used Echo Park "Paradise" papers.  Here is my layout:

I used inspiration from the song "In My Daughters Eyes" by Martina McBride.   Here are the lyrics...

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe 
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daugter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

It is one of my favorite songs and really hits home with the lyrics since my daughter was a miracle to begin with and within the first 6 month of her little life helped me to get through one of the toughest tragedies of mine. I remember spending the hours just staring into her little brown eyes and all the sadness of the day would melt away.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Angela

SYAO #28

I really loved working with this weeks sketch for the Paper Secrets SYAO challenge # 28. I cannot believe that we are over half way through the year already.  There are still quite a few of us in the challenge. I cannot believe I have hung in this long. Here is the sketch for the week:

and my take on the sketch is below.

For my items on the list I used :  Butterflies(stamped), Buttons(MME), Flags/banner/pennant(MME), Pattern papers(MME - 4) and staples. I also used Rub-ons(Reminisce), Film Strip(Tim Holtz).
For my technique I used both Paint and Punches.

Thanks for popping in and have a splendid day!

Friday, 10 August 2012

New Stamp Man Challenge

Its time for another Challenge at The Stamp Man and this fortnights theme is "Precious Metals" to tie in with the Olympics. 

 Here is my project. I did the cover of one of my journal books.

I forgot to take a picture of the cover before starting so here it is being covered with Gesso.

The flower is cut using TH die and napkins then embossed with Frantage aged copper.

  and this is the inside page I did awhile ago just to show you which book I was using. 

I really love this one. 

So now if you head on over to The Stamp Man challenge blog you will find some fab inspiration from my teamies and we are also welcoming 2 new members to the Design team so be sure to check it out. 

thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela