Hey all my name is Samantha, I'm 32 from England. Engaged.
I have been handcrafting cards since I can remember from making mothers day cards at nursery to selling them to friends and family now. I love seeing the reactions on peoples faces when you make a unique handcrafted card just for them. I have also been a keen scrapbooker/photographer since I was about 5 when my parents started to foster and I always kept a scrapbook for each child we cared for - which goes with them to their new families so they don’t forget any precious memories of their childhood.
I had a days holiday today and since wind was really bad with the back lash of the Hurricane which is heading for the UK I decided to stay in. Had of a bit of an embarrising morning the wind decided to blow my terracotta pot with my conifer across the front garden so had to run out in dressing gown to try and save my tree. Me and the dogs got blown all over and wind was that bad my dressing gown was nearly blown over my head..hahaha luckily I had undies on underneath!!
Decided to do some scrapbooking today and I have been planning to make my friend Candy (Bonbonscraps) a scrapbook page for ages.
Well Autumn has officially started in the UK weather has turned colder, I've noticed its still dark on a morning when I get up for work and the sun is definitely going to bed earlier - cant say the same for myself!
Hi everyone hope your all well and looking forward to the Fall - I defo am OMG I love it!!
I have made a few Thanks-Giving cards for family in Canada. This year, Canadian Thanksgiving falls on Monday, Oct 10, 2011. My mams birthday and mine is the 11th. Yes my mam was in hospital on her birthday having me and if i wasnt so stubbon we would of had the same birthday but it was 12.01am I was born!
Anyways back to the cards!
Paper and greeting labels for both cards are from DCWV 12''x12'' Doodlin' Around - For all Year Round.
Back ground is Brown and Kraft card stock used for layering. I also used some felt pumpkins which I got from Michaels last October.
The little girl my mam fosters started Nursery (AKA Pre-School in USA) in July and she loves it. So I made her a page for her scrapbook.
Paper are a mixture of DCWV (no sure of stack) and the black and white paper is printed from but I can not find the digital kit I got it from so no idea who its by.
The little girl was a Free back-to-school embroidery pattern from Sarah Jane (doesn't look as if its on her site any more) Sarah Jane Wrightis am amazing illustrator/designer!! no relation to me I don't think! Although we have some artists in our family :-)
The chalk board is from "Schoolin' Freebie from Kate Teague on Two Peas in a bucket" which doesn't seem to be on the site any more so cant provide link - Sorry! I wrote with a white gel pen to look like chalk.
I have joined a Halloween swap on You tube so will post that as soon as I am finished.