Monday, June 15, 2009

Back Into The Swing Of Things

Our school girls went back to school today.

So it was just Lucy and I at home again, felt weird lol

We filled the day in around home.

Building computers


She wrote the keys for the keyboard.


We also made a cubby house, pulling out some of the couch and she moved in behind,


and loved it!!

And because I finally had time I thought I would tackle the new Inkurable Stampers Challenge.

The challenge is to stamp using a bleaching technique, Sarah has shared a tutorial on it so please go check it out :)

So I played.

I used the cap of the bleach bottle to bleach some circles onto the Co-ordinations cardstock


I learnt, through playing, that the ‘glossy’ side of the Co-ordinations paper does NOT bleach and that some of the other colours of Co-ordinations cardstock don’t bleach too well either. I used this cardstock, as opposed to Bazzill, in hope that it might bleach through to the other colour core but it didn’t. I also scrunched up some Kraft cardstock and dipped it into the bleach bath and liked the result, you can see it on the page I made.



I also used some Basic Grey Stamps and after spying the way Gina had stitched on some beads I decided to try that too, although I think her stitching looks way cooler than mine lol



and the journaling


Am loving this blogging through Windows Live Writer. It is very easy to use, lovin’ the features, for example the hyperlinks give you the browser history option, so no longer trying to find a link, the picture option allows you to alter size, the photo and you can insert the photo right into the text rather than messing around with dragging the photo into place. I could go on and on but I won’t lol if you blog, check it out! Also hoping that it is the end of me not being able to add photos through my blog because I’m still to find out where Live Writer stores the photos but love that it has made my blogging life a little easier :)

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  1. LOVING those photos of Lucy and her computer!!!! And loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that LO...U just have SUCH AMAZING talent!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the layers...and that fairy is ADORABLE!!!! And noooooooooooooooooooo.....there's nothing wrong with 37....LOL LOL LOL...I just hate saying it out loud!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Another great layout!

  3. The bleach Coordinate paper is great. At first glance, it looked like the reflection of waves at the bottom of the pool. Great effect.

    I remember when Caitlin used to use all of my boxes to make castles and cars. James isn't so interested in the creating, but the climbing in and out of.

  4. i wanted for soooooo long to try the bleach-stamping and when i stumbled on Sarah's blog last week just inspired my to try so... hmmm when i have a chance (i will !!! :) and the result on your page is aweeeesome Sharmaine !! Well done !!!

  5. OMG these are gorgeous!!

    Love your colour!! You do it soooo well!


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