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 tucked myself away in my little craft room last night and made some layouts. Adam said he is going to put some paint on the walls and put me some shelves up at the weekend. Cant wait for it to be all finished. He is also building me a PC to go where my laptop is so I don't have to keep carrying laptop about.
First layout is for Darcy's album and is 8.5 x 11. She loves to play dress up and getting her photo taken. I think I annoyed her this day as I kept trying to get the right photo and she kept moving about. She then announced with a sigh "No more my Samantha!" She calls me my Samantha. She keeps calling me Auntie Sam and trying to tell a almost 3 year old I am not her Auntie is confusing so mam has told her I am Amelia's Auntie Sam but I am her Samantha.
Plain white paper for back ground and sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer in Meadow Lush and Plum Twist. I used a Disney Tinker bell embellishment. The Purple paper is a free sheet I got with a magazine years ago and has just been sitting there. The letters are Colorbok Sweet Alpha Stax but I didn't have any green ones so these are a light pattern but I coloured with a dark Christmas Green ink pad.
I used the Fiskars Bubbles-1 stencil for the journalling block which I printed in word. I used a StudioG stamp for the little sentiment in the bottom corner. And some other little embellishments I had lying about. I also made up some teal paint to splatter the background paper.
I must say I love this page. The paper is gorgeous!!