Monday, February 1, 2010

Kreatorville Krafts January Kit

I've been so busy these last few months, I would love for things to slow down a bit. I'm eager to get caught up not only with my responsibilities but with my personal stuff as well, like reading my fav blogs. It seems that lately I've been running around aimlessly, just barely hanging on. I need to get organized, to find my balance. I've seen some people choose a word for 2010 ... balance, that's what my word would be for sure!

Because of my hectic schedule, I don't have all that much Kreatorville Krafts projects to show you yet, but I will be working with the kit some more this month.

I started my mini-album of our dog Vita. The pages are 12x6, I love working with that size, it's easier to fill - obviously - than a 12x12, and for some reason or another, I do find it easier as well to add embellies, which isn't that obvious, as you would think it would be harder seeing that there's less room, right?? Sometimes I don't even understand my own way of thinking, so why do I always expect my hubby to understand LOL??

Vita acts so crazy whenever we give her a bone. She first starts circling around it, throwing it in the air a few times, and then she just starts rolling around with it ... for quite a long time! You would think she would quietly lay down and start chewing, but no, after playing with it some, she disappears and comes back minutes later without the bone ... I think she's saving them for a rainy day :)))

A boy and his dog ... pure love, the title doesn't lie. As soon as I saw these papers in the Kreatorville Krafts January Kit, I knew I wanted to use them to scrap this picture. They go so very well with the colours and the mood of the pic.

I instantly fell in love with this checkered background paper and the beautiful alphas, which made me decide to make the big title one of the main features of the page. I had seen this done by others, and I have always like the look of it, but I had never done this before. And I guess it shows, I need some more practice, there's something not quite right with the page, though I still haven't figured out what it is exactly. However, I don't mind, I love this LO for the obvious reason that I love the pics. This is my 9-year-old daughter Chloë, and the pics really capture her personality ... sweet as in the top pic, and goofy and full of life as we go further down ... She's always able to make me laugh, she's the type of girl it's hard to get mad at, and if I am mad at times, it never lasts long.

If you'd like more detailed information about the materials used, just head over to my post over at Kreatorville Krafts. While you're there, you might want to check out the other DT's work ... some of it is posted already, but there's lots more to come, so keep your eyes open!

Okay, I'm off, I'm gonna work some more on my first page for "One Year in the Life of an Art Journal", and on my first art journal page for Marit's workshop ... ah, life is good!

Love xxx Peggy


  1. Love the LO's...Peggy!!!! I am already behind in our class...I have taken care of the boys all day and I am exhausted...I will try to check out the class tomorrow!!!

    Miss you sweet friend...

  2. these are just gorgeous!! i can't wait to get mine! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Wat een geweldige LO's!!! Leuk dat miniboekje van je hond!!! Enne onze hond doet ook altijd zo raar met zijn bot, maar hij eet ze wel op hoor!!! Enne ik begrijp dat je niet boos kunt zijn op je dochter, wat een plaatje!!!
    Ben benieuwd wat je nog meer gaat maken!!

  4. HA!!! I love the explanation about Vita...just shows how perfect the title is! And the pure JOY on Yannis' face is unmatched...I can't wait until we get organized enough to get another dog for the boys! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!!

  5. Wat een plaatjes zijn het weer zeg!! Iedere layout weet je iets bijzonders mee te geven, al is het maar met een klein detail. Nummer 1 met die titel, dat frame en die pijl, nummer 2 met de boompjes en de vogeltjes en nummer 3, ja dat is gewoon een super-layout! De tak, de bloemen en die lieve, vrolijke foto's en dan ook nog die blauwe letters. TOP!!
    Ben benieuwd wat je gaat maken voor A Year....en voor Marit's workshop!!
    Zie je daar!


  6. Ik geloof niet dat ik ooit op 6 x 12 formaat heb gewerkt... maar vind het wel heel mooi! Soms maakt mijn hoofd ook van die kronkels, ik kan bv geen "kaarten" maken, maar boekjes in diezelfde maat lukken wel... en ATC's ook - ik weet niet hoe ons brein werkt hoor! Maar zolang je dit soort prachtige layouts laat zien zal het me een zorg zijn... ben benieuwd naar je art journal pagina trouwens!!! (voor donderdag toch...???)

  7. love how you've scrapped such different subjects with this kit ! love the way you mist on the 3rd layout on the leaves.

  8. Hi Peggy! As always your work ROCKS! Loving your kit pages.
    Kell xx

  9. Beautiful layouts as always!
    I feel your pain when it comes to wanting things to slow down a bit. I feel like 1/2 the time I am running around like a chicken with no head and the other 1/2 of them time I am just running around :)
    Things will get better my friend, have a wonderful week!
    (((((BIG hugs)))))