Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile. We're not quantified; there's no chart of desire. When the roaring flames of your heart have burned down to embers, may you find that you have married your best friend. [Steven Tyler]

Friday, December 14, 2007


The decorating is coming on. Today I have finished the swag above the French windows and the tree in the dining room so I'm quite pleased with myself. We also dressed the stairway with a swag and lights this evening but there is still the tree that goes in the entrance hall to put up and dress.
I will post more photos as the rooms are completed - hopefully, this weekend should see the majority of the decorating finished!
In my last post I mentioned my addiction the the Bind-It-All from Zutter and how useful it has proved to be for making little memory albums. I have photographed one of the albums I made especially for my dog Diesel.

The cover has been painted with Ranger's Paint Dabbers before being triple embossed and stamped into using Elusive Images Funky Doodles Hearts Themeplate. I used Hambley overlays and their screen printed vellum's to add interest to the album pages and kept all the other pages black for maximum impact. The colours haven't come up too well in these photo's, the cover is actually quite a bright pink. All of the stamps used on the pages are from the Funky Doodles collection which are great for scrapbooking and all general stamping projects.

I was really pleased with how the Dotty Swirls worked so well as decorative photo corners. I added page index tabs using two jumbo punches from McGill. Of course, Diesel posed so beautifully every time the camera was pointed in his direction!

The whole thing was finished with a rainbow of coloured ribbons tied to the 'O' ring spine of the book and believe it or not, this was made in a morning and there are quite a few more pages that I haven't shown here.


Lynn W said...

That book is stunning Lynn! Love the colours. I haven't tried scrapbooking yet but I did buy myself a nice green suede covered album the other week and I've got the fcunky doodles swirls stamps, so I'm all set to have a go as soon as time permits! (Santa, please can I have some more time for Chistmas?)!

Your decorations are looking beautiful too - my tree is done in similar colours (or it will be when I've put it up)!

Lynn W. x

acrylik said...

Oh wow, all your decorations look stunning! Looking forward to seeing more pictures as and when. I think I will just have to decorate all our cardboard boxes this year - still dozens left to unpack ;)

Hopefully see you for Secret Santa on Wednesday.


Artylicious Glenda said...

Lynn, the photos don't do that book justice, the colours in it are gorgeous.

Your swag is so impressive, I'm just in awe of your dedication to Christmas - we haven't got a single decoration out of the box yet!

UK MUM IN USA said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, now I know where you are I will be able to see all your creations too. Your decorations are gorgeous. Your BIA projects are fab, I know where to come if I need some advice on using it.


artyfartykat said...

I know its a bit late, but your Christmas decs look (or should I say looked by now!) GORGEOUS!!
And the Diesel Does book is even more stunning in the flesh than it looks on the screen! I like Diesel Does Snow!! See you soon!