Monday, January 31, 2011

Once upon a time....(PART ONE)

once a upon a time I was a better blogger……..


Today I wanted to share an album I created a couple of months ago for my scrapbook creations design diva entry - titled once upon a time.. Casey from scrapbook creations gave me the go ahead to put it up and after photographing it myself I can understand was a nightmare to do.

it is a collection of pictures and tributes to me daughters Cordelia and Dominique, hopefully one day when they get over their love/hate relationship they while recognise that although they are as different as night and day they are part of the strongest bonds there is possible - SISTERS

If any one saw the little tutorial I did on scrapware on how to make your own mini album this is the same techniques applied just on a bigger scale……and it took on a life of its own.

The front and back covers...

This album was also made to show off some of Scrapwares amazing designs in chipboard... love this castle.

I loved the Basic Grey 'Koshi' range of papers so girlie and so pretty and so perfect for a fairytale story

There is alot of sewing and intricate detail on the covers. I am one of those people that unfortunately judge a book by its cover, so it was all out for me.

Inside covers......

SO this is what you look at when you undo the ribbons and pull open the crystal door knob.

I wanted it to truly be a fairytale story for my girls, so I looked at some theatre programs I have collected over the years and mashed them together to come up with the casting pages....

complete with royal titles for everyone in the family. Mumma got an extended roll in this play.

And now the front page of the book.

this book is essentially held together by two zutter binding strips. One at the top hand left corner and the other in the bottom right hand corner. So often the pagess open up to a four page spread....double the amount of fun to fill with photos and stories....

The actual first page is an acetate page announcing the starring 'Divas'. as mentioned before the main reason for this album was for Scrapbooking creations Design Divas competition.

The rest of the pages are a combination of bazzille and chipboard pages Angela cut for my specific measurements...thank you lovely..xx

that opens to this.....

and then it starts to get a little hairy, with lots of pull out and flip ups
(just to make life interesting)

Under each photo of the girls is a story of the other sister, and how they are like


and black/white.

But for all there differences they are very similar in the core of their beings, both beautiful on the inside and on the outside...

And together they bond together to overcome a common enemy...
that of their brother Fletcher.

so that is where I leave this story today..... I'll be back tomorrow after I finish editing some photos of this little photographers nightmare..

See you back here for Part two..
love Naomi xx

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy new year....

as many of you know my new year starts in february.. January is a write off, we live life in a little vaccum that is purely family with no rush to be anywhere or do anything. It is beaching and swimming and this year we added a new past time into the equation 'Sailing'

lots of fun for all

but somewhere in the vaccum I forgot to celebrate some BIG NEWS

I am on the scraptivate design team..
oh my nobody is as shocked as me about this, cause those girls truly do rock.. please go check out what is happening over there....Natalie runs a beautiful shop and online service that is always stocked with all the latest and greatest must have items...

so here is my first design team project just in time for valentines day....

so please pop over to the ning site and say hello to Natalie and the girls we would love to see what you are up too and Nat will put you into the draw to win a shopping voucher- how cool is that!!!!!