My Couple of Words

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Autumn has arrived....

.....Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Learn Something New....

Day 4.  Today's prompt is all about learning within the walls of your own home.  So I based my page on my daughter with a cup of tea and a picture of a seat in our back garden.  There's nothing like a nice cup of tea in your own home after a long day at work!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Learn Something New.....

Day 3.  Today it is all about goals - setting goals, achieving goals.  Today I based my page on photography - I love photography and one of my goals is to improve my photography.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Learn Something New......

Day 2.  The prompt today is all about learning, teachers, and role models.  To me my most influencial role models/teachers would have been my parents.  It is only when you have your own children you realise how much they do for you over the years.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Learn Something New.....

....Day 1 is all about 'MAKE EVERY DAY AN ADVENTURE'.  For this prompt I based my page on my son Ciaran who will be heading off soon on his own big adventure to college.  As his mother I'm not looking forward to it but I am excited for him and hoping he'll enjoy this chapter in his life.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Crafting Ireland.....

Back in May (yes May), Crafting Ireland held a fun crop in the Athlone Springs Hotel.  There were spaces to crop, fun demos throughout the day, and a raffle for some fanastic crafty prizes.  There was also a shop brought along by Create with Kate.

On the day the lovely Felicia gave a tutorial for a stunning Mini Album.  I made one on the day and just have to put the final touches to it.  I also made a second one as a birthday present and I used Graphic 45 papers which gave it a very vintage feel.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Learn Something New.....

Everyday.   Yes it is that time of the year again when Shimelle's 'Learn Something New Everyday' online course starts again.  This year I am determined to complete this course.

"Learn Something New is all about being aware of the world around you and taking away one little lesson from that world each day for a month. You can approach it in terms of gratitude. Or patience. Or steps toward a goal. You can then take on the documentation in any style you want: write in a journal. Make a minibook. Write daily blog posts. Take a daily photo. Use pocketed page protectors for a one-month addition to your albums or a September focus for an on-going Project Life album. Work with paper or pixels. Write a little or a lot. Total creative freedom to make it work for you."

For my mini album I am using a small sketch book which I have altered.  I have a couple of Amy Tan's Day books but there wasn't enough pages in them so I decided to use this sketch book based on her day books.