Thursday, 19 July 2012

the orange bus

hello - hope your week is going great.  still school holidays here, so we have been busy going out and having a good time.  But I've still been managing to find some time to create - mostly at night when it's all quiet ☺
So I have another LO to share using my DT kit of Crate Paper - Story Teller collection from Handmade by Suzanne!!
I've really enjoyed working with this collection - love the colours and different patterns in the paper ... oh and all the tags - I think I've used every last one ....
Here's my LO:
 My boys travel by bus to school every day - about 40 mins each way.  I've always wanted to record the morning routines ... etc ... and thoughts about it all.  So this picture is of them hopping onto the bus one morning.
My background has some texture paste with a CW template and also some misting - this mist is 'Custard' from Studio Calico.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... making good use of strips of pattern papers, buttons, stickers from the alphabet sticker sheet and some washi tape from my own stash ...
 ... an array of tags - each embellished with buttons, twine, tape and stickers ...
 ... my journalling is hidden behind this bottom tag (you can just see the tab peeking out) - I've documented the morning routine and some thoughts about going to school on the bus - something for my boys to read when they are older and looking back thru their albums ...

I've also created this easel card (inspiration from fellow DT member Belinda Spencer)  These cards are so cute and easy to make - the front of my card measures 4 x 4 inches square!!  Of course, I've added in a tag and also some very cute hearts made by my 'retro' Carl punch!!
The word 'celebrate' used stickers from Sassafrass!

This Crate Paper collection is available at Handmade by Suzanne - plus plenty more gorgeous products too, which can be at your doorstep before you know it - amazing service!!  Don't forget about the monthly sketch challenge - a random winner is chosen for a $40.00 voucher for the shop ♥

I have one more LO to share with you all, showcasing this fun and fabulous collection - so I will be back another day with that one ☺☺
Thanks for all your comments - I LOVE reading them!!  We are off camping tomorrow for the weekend - so excited about this little family get-away - making the most of school holidays because it's all back to normal routines again next week!
Til next time - hope you are crafting wherever you are ☺


Linda Eggleton said...

I just love your template work with the texture paste, Chantelle! Such a great everyday moment to scrap & your LO is fabulous :)

Marcia said...

Growing up on a farm, I was a bus kid too ... they were the best times, putting crickets in other kids bags and spit balls! Love your layout. And your card is awesome. I love easel cards and yours is perfect.

xx M

Jasmine S said...

You have created a fabulous memory and the tags are awesome. The design is really eye catching too. Fab page.

Marelize said...

Love your layout and the texture you've created on the background Chantelle. Your card is beautiful too!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx