Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Let's Capture Our Memories

I wanted to share another kit with you. This is the March kit from Let’s Capture Our Memories. I was really excited to working with the Material Girl papers from Cosmo Cricket.. Oh and this is aqua Coredinations cardstock with the dot print... oh la la.... this was my favourite part of the whole kit. I used my Making Memories sanding block to give the entire sheet of cardstock a good sanding so that the pattern would show up even better. I really need to get my hands on more of this paper. There are still a few kits here if you want to grab one!

Larissa has been wanting to learn how to sew. She had been asking me for some time but we just didn’t seem to have the time. Recently, she had a hole in one of her little shirts so we sat down and I taught her how to sew. I just couldn’t believe what a natural she is. She threaded the needle by herself and after I showed her a basic stitch a few times, away she went. She sewed the hole in her shirt completely by herself! I am so proud of her. Now she is wanting me to find more clothes with holes in them... I was actually a little paranoid that she would be making holes in her clothes just so she could sew them up. She has big aspirations for a 5 year old. She wants to learn to sew on a button and make a blanket too. My sewing skills are pretty elementary. If she keeps this up, she’ll surpass my sewing abilities by the time she reaches 6 years old.

This Crafter's Workshop is one of my most used scrappy tools. I use it on almost every layout. It sure beats running around the house and looking for plates and lids of various size LOL (I just know you have all done that at one point). If you don't have one of these templates, I suggest click on over to and order yourself one. You won't be disappointed. Yes, you have to draw your circle and cut it out but that is easy peasy! The template is see through enough that you can see what you are doing. It's light-weight, flexible and easy to take on the go. I total must have in my books. I used it to draw the circle on this layout before I stitched it.

abc, 123: This is my little miss sitting down at the kitchen table and doing her 'school work'. This is something that we have been doing since she was 3 and she absolutely loves it. We do abc's, 123's, beginner reading, critical thinking and reasoning skills, colours and shapes. It's something I started just to get her used to sitting still and concentrating on her work. We used spend about an hour a day when I was staying home with her. Now that I am back to work, we just squeeze it in when we have time here and there.

I used a new product on this layout. Smooch Spritz is another another misting product. I would compare it best to Maya Mist as the pigment is very strong. It has a lovely shimmer and it is a great quality product but I found the price point to be a wee bit too high. The other small drawback is that the bottle is actually glass and I was warned they are do easily break., although I haven't managed to break mine yet. That is not a mess I would fancy cleaning up after. I think I would buy it again if I found it for a more reasonable price. (I paid $9.00 for my bottle... and now that I see it at for less than $4. I feel like I was jacked!)

Crafty Kid: Well of course I have a craft kid! I know you expected nothing less. This girl has a craft supply to rival most adults and usually dips into her supplies on a daily basis. Some days her Daddy even sits down with her and helps her out. Lucky girl I say :)



TraceyT said...

I think that sewing page is one of my new fav. pages of yours. Thanks for the product review on the smooch. I've been wondering about that one.

Zoe said...

gorgeous smorgeous as always!

Heather said...

I love these pages, especially the turquoise one. This gives me some great inspiration to use my kit.

Metal_Minish said...

Love all these, amazing work!

Darlene Servolini said...

This is all sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! I need to get a circle template. I use circles all the time! :)

What do you use for the thread on the hand stitching?

I have something I wanted you to peek by and see:

scrappingmabel said...

Hi Amanda
stumbled along your blog and what a happy find your layouts are beautilful!!I live in Ireland and love getting different ideas and techniques from other peoples blogs.Will be back again to check out more of your awesome layouts.Sandra X