journaling

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Its that time of year again.
Orange and red and yellow and golden brown.
Cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger.
Apples and chestnuts and PUMPKINS!

I’m pretty sure that if it was a competition, Autumn would totally win.

Even though I am on the wrong side of the world to call Thanksgiving one of my national holidays, we usually still celebrate it in our house. Every year we spend the day with our good friends Jeremy and Sarah and a gang of other people to celebrate gratitude. It’s so lovely to take a moment from the hustle and bustle of life, sit down and reflect upon all the things in your life that you are truly thankful for.

A few years ago I made a project to take to Thanksgiving Dinner, and it was really fun. I mean REALLY fun. I’m sure there were a few laughter induced tears as we read out the notes that each person had jotted down on their journaling card. Of course there was the usual ‘i am thankful for my wife, my family…’ but there were also a few unique, funny answers too. When I shared that project with you, I gave my viewers a chance to download the journaling card that i had made for the project (click the link at the start of the paragraph if you wanna go get it for yourself).

Last week as I drove along the tree-lined, windy British roads on the way to work, all of a sudden I felt Autumnal. The trees had exploded into vibrant colours and bright, rich leaves floated down through the air, falling like confetti onto the bonnet of the car. It was so beautiful…& I started to get excited.

Thanksgiving is on its way, and before I start thinking about the food side of things I wanted to make a project for the table this year. Once again I designed my own journaling card to use as the basis of the project, one for each person in attendance.

This time I have made a video tutorial which walks through how i made this project, so that you can make one too if you like. Kinda like a free craft class i guess. Also, just like the last time, you can download the journaling card so you can use this on your projects. All you need to do is to click on the sign up tab at the top and become a free member. This will give you access to all the free digital downloadable elements. Be sure to also sign up to our newsletter so that we can let you know when new stuff is available. Also, all newsletter subscribers are automatically entered into any competitions we run on Hungry Heffy Crafts. Great, huh?

Here’s the videos, I had to do them in two parts, and there are some more photos below that so you can see more of the project.

 

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Perfect Typewritten Journaling – Video tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 23 October, 2011

Hey guys

I have a video for y’all today.

I picked up a typerwriter a little while back at a car book sale, and i {heart} using it to add journaling to my layouts..

…BUT…

…it didn’t always turn out the way I wanted it to. Typewriters were made to type onto thin weight paper, and when I put cardstock or scrapbook paper through the machine, it didn’t catch properly on the rollers. I thought it would be great that I could type out journaling quickly rather than spending the time on my computer writing it up and connecting it to my printer etc, but I found myself making more errors on the typewriter – so it wasn’t faster after all.
Well, that was until I put my thinking cap on!

In this video i show you a way to get around this issue so that you can achieve perfect typewritten journaling every time!

Here’s the layout, followed by some close up piccys

Thanks for watching.

 

 




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Love is in the Air! – A Valentines Card

by Lesley Oman on 23 January, 2011

Hey everyone,

My, my…we are certainly fast approaching the end of January! I can’t believe I only have another 3 weeks of work and then 3 weeks until i reach the big Four-Zero weeks! Geez, this lil’ baby could arrive any time i guess!

I was so excited to get into the craft room for a little bit this weekend, and I made a few cards to share with you all. I was feeling in the mood for a Valentine’s card, because I go on Maternity leave on 14th Feb, so that date is on my mind just now.

I wanted to use a less traditional colour scheme – so I used blues, browns and reds, and manged to find a cute chipboard heart from Bisous in my stash – what a perfect finishing touch!

I hope you find a little love today.
x

Products Used


K&Co Greenhouse Mat stack
Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean soup numbers journaling sprouts
Adhesive roller
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Ribbon
Bisous chipboard
Fine liner marker – red

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Two Lines -(Finally… A Scrapbook layout!)

by Lesley Oman on 8 September, 2010

Pregnancy Test Scrapbook Page

A layout today! Hip Hip Hurray!! ♥

I am definitely out of the swing of scrapbooking, but I have to admit that I was so pleased with myself that I was able to craft for longer than a few minutes without morning sickness ruining my fun! I’m glad to see that baby is cooperating a bit better now and hopefully has resigned himself/ herself to the fact that Mummy needs to craft.

And now that I was able to craft, I was so excited to be making my first layout about our big news. Even when I was peeing on these sticks I was wondering if these would be the ones that would be featuring on the inevitable ‘pregnancy test’ layout! Oh I am such a craft-geek through and through! I love it! ♥

I was so excited to get back in the crafty mood that I never really thought much about this layout, I just made it, so Im really happy with the result.

I just love rounding those corners with my corner chomper! Nom Nom Nom!! :0)

I hope you like it too.
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Products used:
Bo bunny papers
heidi swapp acetate butterflies
ribbon
American Crafts thickers
American Crafts paper
bling / gems
buttons
adhesive pearls
Slice Ledger paper pad
spellbinders scallop edge die
cuttlebug
Maya Road ticket stamp
Corner chomper
glossy accents
Tonic distresser tool
Tea dye distress ink and applicator tool
Random die cut butterfly shapes from my stash.
Metal butterfly shape – This was actually a candle embellishment but i cut off the spike with my wire cutters then used glue dots to hold securely in place.

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