I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I had family come for lunch which was really nice. The only down side is that my husband wasn't here. The kids and I miss him so much. It feels like he has been overseas forever. I suppose we should be use to it by now. Last Easter he was in far Nth Qld. Last Christmas he was in Exmouth WA and of course this Easter he is in the Middle East. Here's hoping he'll be home this Christmas.
With Geoff being away, I've been extra busy. Including running my eldest daughter to and from her part-time job. She's been getting a little "narky" with me lately, because I won't take her for driving lessons. It's just something I CANNOT do. I end up like a piece of jelly at the end of it. It's not that she's a bad driver, it's just something I can't come to grips with. Try telling that to a 17 year old though. Grrrr....
Anyway, enough of that. I came across this adorable carousel note purse on Jan's blog (stamps, paper, scissors. Check my blog list). She has some wonderful ideas and is an absolute hoot. You can't help but laugh with her, Yes with her! She is a total chocoholic too. A lady after my own heart. Anyway, I have wanted to make it for a while but didn't have any carousel notes. Well, I do now!
This was a blast to make, sooo much fun. I'm planning on making two. One each for my Mum and Grandmother for Mothers Day. I'll just pop in a few pics of the kids. Voila! Presents done.
This is the inside. Enough space for a couple of pics. There are hidden pockets in the two ends. Just pull the tabs and you have even more space for journalling or more photos.
Papers: Urban Garden DSP, chocolate chip, very vanilla and kiwi kiss.
Inks: chocolate chip, baja breeze and pacific point.
Stamps: Live like you mean it (hostess level1) and live your dream.
Other: carousel notes, silver hodgepodge, build a brad, earth elements brads, jumbo eyelets, chocolate grosgrain ribbon and flower fusion II.
Punches: cropodile, 1 1/4"square, scallop circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1/2" circle, boho blossom and round tab.
Give it a go. Her directions are very easy to follow. Let me know how you go.
This verse is taken from my beautiful book, "Daily guidance from your Angels". I focus on the light within me, feeling its steady warmth inside my belly, heart and mind. If I'm cold and lonely, I simply need to ask this glow to grow brighter and stronger. I can see it within myself and all others, and my life is touched by it. How beautiful it that?
Take care. Till next time. xx Jackie