Hello blog hoppers!
It's Blog Party time over at Waltzingmouse and, since it's the 17th March and we're all celebrating the luck of the Irish, the theme for the party is 'lucky.'
Did you know that Australia is known as the 'lucky country?' I began to think of all the photos I've taken of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and other iconic views we associate with Australia and decided to do a scrapbook layout. I also wanted to include a couple of photos of my boys enjoying this 'lucky' country of ours so it ended up being a double (very rare for me!):
I kept it very simple - I'm not used to doing double pages and I always struggle to work out how to embellish them. I used a collection of different stamps - the frame around the photos was stamped using the background stamp from the Woodgrain set. I also used the chevron from this set to add a bit of detail to the frame. The journal spot was made using a rectangle Nestability die, together with the dotted frame from Fancy Phrases. I added some stamped leaves to the flower stickers and used the little leaf stamp from the Frame It set. The background paper, behind the photos, is one of the digital papers from the Folk Art 'clean' collection. I printed it on bazzil cardstock and it came out a treat!
I'm off to have a nose around and see how everyone else interpreted 'lucky' this month. Thanks so much for stopping by. And if you have made a comment in the last few weeks, it's very much appreciated as I think I had word verification on my blog for some reason....very annoying. (I switched it off months ago!)