Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rate it

Hello Bloglanders

I hope you are having a wonderful week. EVERYWHERE on the interwebs I see SPRING but down under in Sunny SA we are having a very dry fall. No time to mope - our winters a mild and this year we wish and pray for lots of rain. Hope to get some soon as all the dams are VERY low and if we do not get rain soon, we will run out of water. No joke - NO WATER.

Let me show you another page from my Travel Journal:

The spread on the right is a digital Project Life page printed onto 4x4 photo paper. I think I did it while standing in the Post Office rows!!

I totally love my new stamp set "rate it". It's from Studio L2E. I've seen it on one of the SimonSaysStamp Challenges and just had to have it. Living down under we love to travel, camp, visit restaurants and hotels - OK, doesn't anyone??. After such a visit, I normally write down a few notes in my Travel Journal - price, quality, where, when, etc. With this stamp, it's just SO much fun. I punched out the stars for rating as well as the "i eat" stamped image. That one is from Evalicious. I just LOVE travel related things!!

The car and caravan was done with my Silhouette, the man love woman stamp from Amy Tangerine and the tent from L2E "rate it" as well.

And a close-up:

And another one!

That's it!! I'm off to do some more exploring. Please come back to play and all will be revealed. If you want to see what the rest of Blogland did with the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge -

Use More Than One Die Or Punch

just click here.

Have a wonderful week!! AND ...............................

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Based on a book

Happy Sunday to you all!!

I've had my Travel Journal for ages but it always had it's original black cover. When I saw the SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge of the week - Based on a book, I decided to zuss up my little black book.

GAAN.SIEN.DOEN = GO.SEE.DO in Afrikaans. I cut the words with my Silhouette and added it to a textured background. I own only 3 bottles of mist - yellow, brown and blue. I decided to use it and I love the aged feeling. The zigzags was done with some Guesso and a stencil. I did cover everything with a few layers of Podge as this little bay has still lots of places to travel to.

And what is a book without a back cover??

The small words was printed on copy paper, cut apart and glued on with the Podge. I totally love the translucent feel. As my husband and I travel alone most of the time with both the boys having their own lives now, I decided to add a little "couple" diecut to make it more personal.

And a "before" pic of my little black book:

I own a stash of these and after this project turned out so GREAT, I'll be giving each and every one an overall. Just wait and see!! Maybe I should invest in a few more colours of mist. Any ideas?? The 3 that I have are all from different manufacturers. Please let me know in the comments.

If you want to see what the rest of Blogland did with the "Based on a book" challenge, hop over to SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge and see for yourself.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend.  I'll be back with some more crafting fun. Just check back to Play as U GO. I LOVE to play with my craft supplies!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Anything Goes Travel Journal Page

Hi there Bloglanders

Do you keep a travel journal?? I'm sure you do because it's lots of  fun to look back to revisit your FAVE trips and outings. Today I'm sharing a GOODIE.

It's all about camping, good friends and having a wonderful time. I'm SO glad I stumbled upon the "Rate It" stamp in the SimonSaysStamp shop. You will see a lot more of him - in my journals as well as on Project Life pages.

And some close-ups of my travel notes:

Above you can see where I've hidden my "not so great" handwriting and personal journaling. Got it??

Thanks for looking at my blog today! I'm submitting my project to the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - ANYTHING GOES. Hop over there and see what the rest of Blogland did!!

I'm off to rate our European holiday. If you have a "Rate It" stamp you can just as well USE it!!

Have a GREAT day!