August 30, 2011
Hello everyone …
I’m back in Athens now, and I have to say I had a fantastic time this summer!
I’ve rested, seen friends, bonded with family, and taken lots of photos to keep me busy scrapping for the next months!
I have something to share with you …
At Easter time, my niece Katerina ‘complained’ that I hadn’t created anything ‘scrappy’ for them in a while … so I promised to create some minis for them so that they can do as they like!
I made the base of the book using white paper and envelops which I’ve used as places to put in more tags, journalling and places for them to ‘save’ their secrets!
But I didn’t have time to finish them before I left so I took a few things with me, paper basically and and ink to finish in Naxos …
Unfortunately I forgot 2 important things … glue & scissors …
Scissors I was able to find, glue was another story!!!
Here are the results, just some pages for you to see, and I enclosed lots of embellies, flowers, brads & stickers for them to use as they wish!
I’m back at work from Thursday so still have 2 days to do errands around the house and organise my scrap area!
August 21, 2011
Life is hard,
Life is a struggle,
Life is also a joy …
Life is Simple …
Life is Good!
The simple pleasures in life!
August 20, 2011
I believe that our childhood years are the best in our lives …
when we are blessed with love, security, freedom, and friends to share our laughter & happiness with …
Yesterday I was @ Moutsouna one more time,
and these four little girls filled my heart with happiness with they giggles, laughter, carefree playful nature, and for allowing me to capture it all on my camera …
Bottom to top: Katerina, Sofia, Sofia, Olga
Sofia, Sofia, Olga
Sofia, Katerina, Olga
Sofia & Sofia
The four friends!
I hope these photos brought a smile to your face ….
August 18, 2011
Everyone who reads my blog must know how much I love, admire, heart my two nieces … well this year they’ve developed and grown so much … it seems that they are leaving that child phase of games, legos & dolls … and are now into friends, clothes, hairstyles and going out ….
It’s a wonder watching them grow, and even though Sofia is going thru a phase of not wanting her photo taken [I actually found myself telling her: Come on Sofi, what am I going to scrap in the winter!!! LOL], Katerina loved having her photo taken at the moment …
So love when they want my company and we talk and talk … although I know that from now on they will want to hang out more with friends when they are around, but it’s nice that they ask for me too …
I’ve been impressed with Katerina’s eye for photography and will do another post soon of photos that she’s taken …
As for Sofi, she’s so tall, and slimmer, and looks really like a lady …
Here is a photo of them in 2005
Sofia at Geological Museum
Sofia and Kat @ 3 years almost same height!
and look at them now!!!
Sofia & Katerina @ 9
That’s it for today …
August 17, 2011
Every year for the last 4 years, on August 15th after the morning service the village celebrates in the church courtyard. Many volunteers help out, to set up the tables, put up the canopy tent, cook food, serve the food, musicians and singers play free of charge, and people eat and dance …
The visitors to our village get to know the meaning of the world ‘φιλοξενία’ [hospitality]
So here are a few photos for you to enjoy!!!
August 16, 2011
Today is my birthday,
and I have some lovely news to share!!
Sassy Lil’ Sketches have finally published their first Ebook with lots of new sketches, and examples from brilliant artists, me included! I feel so honored!!!
If you click on the image below you will be taken to the page where you can order it for just $8.99!!
This is what Sassy Lil’ Sketches have to say:
At Sassy Lil’ Sketches, we are happy to announce the first Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook has been released!
The Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook features about 70 brand new sketches designed by Cherie Averill!
You’ll find sketches for layouts with one, two, three & multiple photos! You’ll even find double page sketches! Plus, sample layouts from talented designers that will spark your creativity!
Most of the sketches use standard photo sizes (4×6, 5×7, 8×10). To get extra mileage out of the sketches, switch it up! Use the sketches to create cards, double pagers, etc.! If you need ideas for “switching it up”, check out the cards in the Sample Layouts section or stop by the Sassy Lil’ Sketch blog on Saturdays.
The Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook is available for online viewing or you can easily download and print it. It’s your choice!
So, since it’s my birthday,
I’ve decided to give away an e-book to one lucky winner …
All you have to do, is leave a comment for me in this post …
you have until August 31st midnight to do so,
and I will choose one lucky winner on September 1st!!
Please feel free to spread the word on your blogs!!!
August 15, 2011
First of all Happy Nameday to everyone who celebrated today … our whole village is celebrating, in the church courtyard there will be live music, dancing and food until sunset ….
We have invited my brother and his family for the day, so it will be a full day of fun and laughter!!
But let’s continue with the scrapbooking …
Another sketch by Chrysa to inspire us :
My take on this, was to do a twin layout for the other canvas layout that you say on Saturday … both of these will hang on my wall when I get back to Athens …
Here is the layout:
and some more close ups:
3 D paint, stencil, rubons, title
basic grey chipboard, flower, 3d paint, mists
Don’t forget to visit the Get Creative Blog so that you can see what the rest of the DT has come up with …
Have a great day today!!
August 14, 2011
Today I’m enjoying a lazy day so far, but yesterday was very busy …
My nieces Sofia & Katerina have their birthday on August 16th [same date as I do], but as they have a birthday party they always plan on a Saturday to suit the guests and their Dad!
So, Mom and I arrived around 6.30 pm yesterday, to find the girls off with their friends, and the little ones waiting to get dressed …
It didn’t take long for everyone to arrive, and then Dino the clown, entertained the young and old … this is the 2nd time that Dino entertained at the girls’ party and he’s always such a laugh …
The girls then blew out their candles …
All in all an amazing evening … there was also a full moon so the whole scenery was magical!!!
Enjoy the photos!!! I was the only one taking photos, so I’m not in any of them at the party … LOL
August 13, 2011
Good morning everyone!
I’m here this morning to share the layout that I did with Sassy’s Week 2 Sketch for August … here is the Original Sketch …
I decided to flip it on its side, and instead of using the 12×12 format, I’ve used an ‘A4′ canvas which was 9×12, and I think the sketch worked quite well …
Here is my layout:
Week 2 Switcharoo!
I’ve used a canvas, which I misted first, and dabbed at it with a wetwipe … then added the stenciled birdcage and birds using 3D acrylic paint, and used distress ink and 3D paint over that …
The border stickers are from Crate Paper, the border punch out is from EK Success, and the chipboard accents are Basic Grey …
The title is a mixture of stickers and a clear acetate title …
Some closeups now:
3D paint & title
birdies, border stickers
embellished chipboard butterfly, baker's twine
Chipboard cluster, border die
Displayed on easel
Please check out the forum, we have lots of fun chatting going on there!
Layouts must be uploaded here
by September 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the August random prize drawing*.
Specific rules for both Sassy Lil’ Sketches site can be found on our Sassy Lil’ Sketches “Rules” page.