Friday, 12 April 2013

You Are Here

I had an idea for this layout that I just could not make work. I practised on scrap card stock, bought new ink and new Zing but the idea in my head was just beyond my technical capabilities. Stamping and I just do not get on. I love stamps and have a bucket load as a result of my Studio Calico sub but I think I am at the point of calling time on stamping and selling my stamps.

The smudging on the inked stamp came after the original stamping. The embossing just was a disaster. I guess we can't be good at everything!

I found I used a lot of Teresa Collins products on this layout. The background paper, buttons and little tags are all from the same collection. I also added a You Are Here piece  from the new Simple Stories line Urban Traveller. I picked up quite a bit of this line and the other new Simple Stories lines at my LSS and I really love them. There are also the ubiquitous wood veneer arrows and geotags from Studio Calico and some MME enamel dots.

The picture is from our recent trip to KL. The hotel had a pool on the 22nd floor so there were awesome views of the city centre. I love the bright splash of red from my daughter's togs against the blues and greys of the urban landscape.

In other news I attended my first Zumba class yesterday. I decided I needed to get out and meet people a bit more so have joined a regular Thursday group where an hour of Zumba is followed by an hour of hanging out at Starbucks afterwards. The class was fun and I amazed myself by making it through to the end without collapsing. I am a little stiff today but not as much as I had expected. 

Sasha Farina has also arranged a brunch meetup on Monday for some Singapore based scrappy types. I am very excited to finally meet her in real life along with the other attendees. 

Have a great weekend.


  1. This layout is so lovely! I love the grid look and you're mix of papers!

  2. i suck at stamping too!! lol
    as for that layout...i love it

    and so glad you enjoyed the Zumba!!!
    and Enjoy the brunch catch up!!!

  3. I often struggle with stamping. As you said, we can´t be goog at everything.

    I love the clean lines of your layout!

  4. Love your layout. Thanks for sharing regarding the stamping. I am starting to feel like I should just quit with that. Mine never turn out to my satisfaction.

  5. Don't worry I find stamping on vellum a rather evil experience, it always gets all weird.
    I really like the layout though, love how you used the washi and the journal cards. I want to swim on the 22nd floor - that would be cool.