Isn't this year flying past?
It's the beginning of the month so my turn for a Dusty Attic post. Its a long one so you might want to grab a cuppa and a minute for yourself.
Here's my ATC for this month, the theme is 'Shabby Vintage' If you'd like to come play visit the Dusty Ning site and you'll be directed from there HERE
I try and stick to the boundaries of an ATC, (64 mm × 89 mm (2 1/2" x 3 1/2")) but in this case I may have broken the rule, ever so slightly. This ATC is made using the frame section from the Dusty French Window
The frame does over hang the card ever so slightly, maybe half a millimetre.
Dusty products used - French Window DA0365, Wings large DA0850, deVine frame set DA0733(just a small amount of this)Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903.
You can find Dusty Attic products HERE
Other products used - Paper - Kaiser, lace, muslin, ribbon, thread, decorative pins, glitter, bling, Stamp Quote - Kaiser. .
There is other challenges on the Ning site including the monthly SKETCH.
Here's this months
I love this one and it's given me the inspiration to create, I hope it does the same for you and you'll share with us what you've created.
For a short time Dusty Attic have an A-Maze-ing GIVE AWAY
YES!!! A GIVE AWAY
The prize is packed with loads of Dusty treats, including the paint caddy, which has drawers underneath to store your paint brushes or sponges for easy access, along with some of the beautiful Dusty in Colour Paints and a heap of chippy goodness.
To enter visit the Dusty Attic Facebook page Here
I mentioned a couple of posts back that I wanted to get back to the business of why I began to scrap in the first place. Memories and keepsakes that my children and now grandchildren will love to see and read about in the future or even now. I've had my older two kids ask about photos recently and to hear them say what album are they in, makes my heart flutter a wee bit and to know that all the hard work, work done with love may not go to waste. I've gone, but not completely back to getting the photos scrapped and getting the story behind those photo told, which I believe will be treasured in years to come. I'm using the WE R Memory Keepers albums and sleeves. The finished pages left in the sleeves are a little tricky to photograph, but hopefully I'll get better at that.
I've been scrapping some photos of a little zoo adventure we had recently. Now I know the main stars of the day should have been the animals but a certain Little Miss, my granddaughter Cadence and her reactions to all the animals and things around her made her my star for the day, she absolutely loved it and was so excited about everything. As usual I took a heap, well maybe a mountain of photos so there'll be a few more pages later on about our Zoo Adventure.
I'm loving all the Project Life pages I'm seeing about and admire all my scrapping buddies who are doing it. Some of my pages are along the PL style so I'm loving using a lot of Dusty chipboard on these layouts, small chippy bits and even the larger chippy bits cut down are working really well for me. I adore the new arrows Jen's come up with, their so new they don't actually have a code for them yet, if you want them just let your LSS know and when they put in their Dusty order Jen will know when they put *New Arrows* what they mean.
Dusty products used - Navajo White DA0903, Fancy Trim 2# DA0446, Wattle Blossom DA0752, Mini ABC set upper DA0861, Mini number set DA0863, Polaroid Frames DA0932, Mini Words #3 DA0477, Mini Hearts 20.pk DA0514, Star #1 DA0933, Arrows TBA.
Other products used - Paper, stickers and card shapes by Kaiser, tags, thread, paper clips, ribbon.
Mixed amongst the get down to business pages in my albums are the more elaborate pages I still like to play with. This one is of Miss Cadence playing in a small water playground at the zoo. She loved it.
See Play Explore
Dusty products used - Navajo White DA0903, Wattle Blossom DA0752, Bookman ABC Set DA0666, Flags DA0484
Other products used Paper - BoBunny & Kaiser, stickers and die cuts by Kaiser
Dusty products used - Navajo White DA0903, Buttons and Arrows
Other products used Paper, stickers and die cuts by Kaiser. String and paper doily.
Think I might need some professional help, I may be getting an addiction to those chevrons and arrows!! ;)
I always intend to get on here mid month to say hi but as usual life often gets in the way. I hope you find some time to yourself to indulge in whatever makes you happy.
Until next time