When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Monday, 1 April 2013

Diamonds - Crafty Boots

Good morning everyone, welcome to April and our first challenge of this month over at the

The theme of DIAMONDS was chosen by the lovely Amy who chose it based on the stone being the birthstone for April. 

So think Diamond in shape, sparkle, occasions anything that includes diamond/s just make sure it's clear and tell us!

Now I confess I was a bit stuck, I didn't think I had anything to use to take part then I spotted my diamond shaped stamp I had and while I was flicking through photos to use in my Paris Smash Book I realised that the famous Louvre museum's pyramid is made up of diamond shaped glass!

So I set to work creating pages to document my visit there -

This first page shows my first photos I took of that famous pyramid from both inside and out.  There's the pic of me stood with one of the Grecian statues and my receipt from the gift shop where I bought postcards etc. I've also used my diamond border stamp to accent the page.

This page shares some journalling that says when I went and my thoughts, plus one of the postcards I bought. I added some Paris washi tape I have and a photo of one of the decorated ceilings we saw.

Here's what it looks like together.  A perfect way to remember my visit while incorporating the Diamond theme. Phew!

Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Take care Zo xx


Dee's Craft Room said...

How clever of you to spot that the shape of the Louvre pyramid is a diamond. The diamond shaped stamp is a lovely addition to your pages.

Take care.

Dionne xxx

Helen said...

Clever interpretation, Zoe! As you know, I've never been to Paris... lol!

Stephie Boots said...

Fab pages! That diamond stamp looks really useful! You wouldnt believe how long it was before diamond could be shape not just bling! I'd already made mine without realising!! Xx

Di said...

Fabulous Zo - I remember how busy it gets there too. You still captured some brilliant memories of your visit, and probably appreciated what you saw more than those jostling for position. I remember being a little disappointed at how small the Mona Lisa was :(

Hugs, Di xx

fairy thoughts said...

great pages, good interpetation of the theme. I just discovered what the smash books are (see Julia's post today) I have been making books like this for a few years.... but I just called them holiday journals, I do them while I am away and maybe make 1 page from the book when I get home.... usually years later