A bit of damp and dull morning here - I hope it dries up in time for all the bonfires and fireworks later. I love watching fireworks, though we're not heading out to see any this Nov 5th - must remember to be more organised next year.
When I was little we'd always wrap up in coats, scarves, hats and gloves and go out into the garden to watch as my dad set off the fireworks.
My brother and I always had sparklers to twiddle about in front of us - I still love sparklers, and ooooh and ahhh at all the pretty lights and patterns all the fireworks make! I hope I never grow so grumpy that I lose the simple wonder and joy of watching fireworks light the sky!
Enough of the waffle!
Here's another project I made using the lovely September Bubbly Funk kit featuring those vibrant Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" papers. Although I panicked a bit when I opened my designer's kit and saw them (they are soooo not the sort of designs I generally gravitate to!) once I started working with the papers I found they seemed to suggest projects all by themselves. I liked using them so much that I went and bought the 8x8 pad too! having the same designs but in smaller size added another dimension, plus there were a few sheets with quotes, border designs and other wordy bits and bobs. This project never did make it onto the Bubbly Scrumptious e-mag (you get free access to this wonderful resource when you buy that month's kit) - I was just too slow in getting it finished. ooops, naughty me.In the kit were little journalling cards and when I saw them I thought I'd try using them as part of a different sort of Bind-it-All book. So here's what I came up with, a book that has a set of BIA rings on either side and opens in the middle - well, not quite in the middle, but you know what I mean! Each of the larger pages on the left has a journalling card page on the right. There's plenty of room for photos and notes about what they're all about. Obviously you can add as many pages as you like and maybe add extra tags and stuff by tying them onto the wiresI used paper, buttons, chipboard and buttons from the BF kit for this, as well as the journalling cards and Bazzill card. I was chuffed to find quite a few bits in my stash that were perfect for this project - funny how you manage to collect "stuff" then it just sits there in the bottom of a drawer, waiting.... The "FUN" letters and the green flower are from packs of foam shapes that I think came from Poundland once upon an age ago and the wooden beads threaded on the ribbon have been in the box for years!
I really like the idea of this little book - it was an experiment and needs refining, but I think it'll be an idea I use again. I hope you like it. I'm not finished showing all the things I did with this fab kit - it's funny how the this one grew on me - I've ended up with only a few scraps left because I made so many things - tomorrow I'll show the rest of this: