Before we start on a new month, I want to show what I've been up to over the past few days. In South Africa we have a long weekend at the end of April - if you take a day or two off from work, it is more like a mini holiday!! Wynand and I decided to stay at home to get some home and office admin done and of course, I had a bit more time at my craft desk.
I totally love making mini books packed with memorabilia and info about our trips and travels. More than that - I always collect souvenirs and add it to my book's binder rings or I keep them on our kitchen "key board". Let me first show you a close-up of the mini book binder ring.
I added broken shells and a silver dolphin collected while on holiday as well as the "Lazy Days" trinket, a few pieces of ribbon from my stash and of course, a key chain with a picture of me. I love these acrylic key rings and use them all the time to label my craft projects or add a personal touch.
Such a GREAT feeling when you use your scraps and scrapping tools on alternative projects. For the acrylic key ring I use a left-over picture, cardstock and letter stickers. All from my stash. Circle punch and it's done. If you don't have a circle punch, don't fear, they even come with a cutting template - scissors will do!!
This week I'm submitting my project for the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge - "SHOW US YOUR METAL".
Here is one where I've used metal (and another acrylic key ring) as part of my collection of European holiday souvenirs:
This one hangs on my kitchen "key board". Wynand custom made this board for me - it covers the ugly electrical board on our kitchen wall and supplies much needed storage space for our keys. YES!!! we do have a LOT!! This "key board" is one of my most prized possessions!!
I also have an "African" collection and a "beachy" one on my board. Can you spot them????? If not, hop over to my Instagram feed - I've uploaded some pics just for you!!
Now, I'm off to get my hands on another crafting project. Monday is still a public holiday which means that I have lots of time to finish up some FUN things. I'll be back ............................................
In the meantime, have fun and remember to try something new - TODAY.