Monday, July 11, 2016

Instax fun

Hello Monday!

It has been a long time since I last posted work of my own.  In reality, I haven't been able to do much crafting (sobbing face inserted).

It's summertime and co-workers are literally taking turns to take time off.  It's usual except this year the supervisors/managers are taking extended vacation.  By that I mean it's a whole month!  I am looking forward to my own vacation and family reunion next month.  Another 3 weeks to go.

So I have been working crazily busy during the week and on weekends, I am doing research and planning for the family trip.  We had many exciting ideas when we first planned it but we decided to make it simple.  We have a big group of 8, with older folks like my parents and little ones my niece and my nephew, who just started walking.  My brother and I have to plan well enough to ensure things go smoothly.  If it was just me and my backpack, things would be much easier.  Family trips, however, require quite a bit of planning.  I am research the time it takes from point A to point B (and so nice Google can estimate that for different times of the day, and different days of a week), and closest restaurants next to certain sight seeing spots.  I am about to make reservations for lunch/dinner too.

It's fun.  No complaints (even though no time to craft). I'm grateful that everyone in my family is easy going.  Even if we have to wait in line, we will still be happy.  My dad, however, can be high maintenance sometimes.  Only sometimes.  One of the things he complains about us is that we do not travel light.  I don't know how he does it.  Be it a day trip or a month-long trip, he packs so everything in a carry-on.  Years ago he complained that my brother and I each had an SLR camera while he had a super compact digital one.

This time I'm not taking an SLR with me.  I'm going to bring, however, an Instax camera.  I'm afraid I'll make my dad's blood boil.  Oops.  Not that bad but you get the idea.  My niece and nephews have been "posing" for us to take pictures, but except for the mini-albums I made for them, I doubt if the pictures have ever been developed.  So I wanted to take this trip to show them pictures in their physical form.  I have even bought an album for them to put in the instax pictures.

I have never used an Instax camera before (isn't it embarrassing to admit this?) so I tested it out.  Immediately after that I've made a layout with it using the Magical paper:

It's a random picture so it was quite a bit difficult for me.  I used a sketch from Kelly Purkey's class at Craftsy.  Hers is a 8.5 x 11 layout, so I had to modify it a bit.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to create the tone-on-tone background, then I cut out the instax camera from one of the cut-apart sheet in Magical paper pack as an accent, I used the stamps from the current Stamp of the Month From the Notebook to make the tag, the lens of the camera "super".  I also added the stamp "real life" as part of the embellishment below the picture.  I love love love this stamp set.  Absolutely versatile!

So that's my first instax photo and the layout documenting the reason I got the camera. I'm entering this layout to Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Magical.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Super cute, I love it! Thanks for playing along with H2H!