Friday, 14 October 2011

Forgotten Friday 35- getting ready for another trip!

Hi Folks, it's been a week since my last post, and a lot has happened since then. I went to visit my Daughter last weekend, and we had some much needed time together. I helped her sort some bits and pieces out for her student house, making her room feel a bit more homely. It was lovely to see her.

I also went to the Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight on Saturday. This is my favourite show I think, as I love the atmosphere, and the stands that exhibit at this show. I met up with my two blog friends Jo, and Lesley, sadly missing Elaine, or our quartet would have been complete. We met up with several of our Chocolate Baroque Guild friends, who we rarely see these days, so it was lovely to see them again. Lou, Rebecca and Sarah particularly, it was so great to see you girls.

I love to catch up with Jo (Zart) and Jennie at the show, but I had a terrible headache on Saturday, so I only managed the briefest of hellos girls, sorry. I bought some new rubber from several stands including Stamp Camp and Lost Coast, and am really itching to make some projects with those amazing stamps. It was very busy at the show, and sadly I didn't get to all of the stands, so there were several that I know I missed that I would have liked to have looked at.

I spent quite a bit of time at the IndigoBlu stand with Kay and Alfie. Kay was demoing their new Flitter Glu, a really great new product that you can ink up your stamps with, and apply gold leaf or glitter over the top. It captures really fine detail. I'm going to make some bits and pieces with it soon, so watch this space. I was really proud to see some of my samples on their stand too, including a couple that I dropped off to them on the day.

My favourite purchase of the day had to be a new Vintaj Big Kick, which will be able to emboss Vintaj blanks to use for jewellery or mixed media projects. I will also use it to replace my Big Shot, which I've had for quite a long time. I run a card class from home, so the Big Shot will still get used in the class anyway.

Okay, on to today's project! I have chosen to rake through my very neglected Darkroom Door stamps this week. My Husband has booked up for us to go away on a short holiday to Paris next month, to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We have never been there together oddly enough, I've been a few times, on school trips, etc, but we've never gone as a couple. I've decided to make a small journal to record memories of our trip, and collect ephemera that I bring back. So, I have covered the front and back covers of my journal, and started to prepare the pages. I will add pockets, and make some tags, hopefully by the time we go, the journal will be ready!

I have gone with a soft plum colour scheme as my overall base for the journal, it's my favourite colour. I have chosen the Montmartre stamp as the main focal stamp for the front cover, stamped onto a piece of Kraft card with a Versafine, and added clear embossing powder. I have used a white pencil to highlight the street lamps. I have added the word Paris in a Tim Holtz frame, and metal corners to the cover. I hoard my ideology bits for no reason whatsoever, and decided that I should actually use some on this little book. As I make progress with the album, I will try and show you more photos.

So, if you feel like having a rummage through your crafty stash, and making something with a forgotten or neglected item this week, add a link to my comments, and I'll pop along to take a look. Thanks for stopping by today, xx


Anneke said...

Beautiful combination of stamps! I like the colors! Gorgeous, that Paris frame!

Paula said...

loving the use of the purple - Congrats for your 25th Wedding Anniversary - Hope you have a beautiful time in Paris.

Aquarius said...

This is going to be a really lovely journal to record the wonderful trip for your anniversary. I often wonder what it is that makes us all hoard crafty bits and pieces when we buy them instead of using them but I'm sure we are all guilty of it!!

mamapez5 said...

Lovely stamping and colour Judith. Hope you have a wonderful time in paris and manage to complete the journal to keep alive the happy memories of it. Kate x

Aquarius said...

I'm back again - here is my card
Have a good weekend

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for popping by at Port Sunny, to say 'Hello" but I'm sorry we couldn't chat longer as I was mad busy all day on the stand, especially with Carol being off sick. I would have liked you to have one of the books I was making too!
Love your journal and wonderful that you are going to Paris but I can't believe you've been married 25!!! years. You don't look old enough!
Lv Jo x

craftimamma said...

The covers are wonderful Judith. Love the DD stamps (I looked but resisted at Happy Stampers) and this is going to be perfect for keeping those very special memories.

Hoarding your stash, eh? Well, I'm another one, lol!

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Well Judith, I just know your trip is going to be brilliant and I think it's wonderful that you are planning ahead with your journal. These coveres look gorgeous, your favourite purple colour and those goegeous DD stamps - one of my favourite companies too. Elaine xxx

Judith said...

Hi Judith, glad your back and that you had a good time with your daughter and at the show. I also saw my daughter last week, she neede some washing picked up and we took her out to lunch! This looks very exciting, I love the purple colour you are using, look forward to seeing the completed project. I'm sure you will have a lovely time in Paris.

Anneke said...

Hello Judith,
There is a card om my blog made with some forgotten Hero Arts flower stamps. Made the card after reading your 'forgotten Friday' challenge yesterday.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Love your Journal Judith. I'm sure you'll have lots of great memories to put into it.

I'm later than Friday but here is my project this week.

Sue x

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