Friday, December 30, 2011
well what a fantastic holiday we have just had! we went and spent nearly a week down in Busselton with my family. We hired a villa in one of the resorts and just relaxed, played scrabble, ventured out to have a look at some new camping spots and swim. It was a perfect break away. Can not wait to do it again next year! oh, and not to mention the absolute PERFECT weather.
Now back at home and trying the catch up on the plethora chores etc.... fun fun not! and also putting our toddler nathan back into routine and out of 'spoilt' child syndrome. he got soooo much attention from his grandparents and uncle and auntie. (but thats normal, right?)
anyways I am back on board and have got an upcoming class at Made With Memories. I will be showing you how to create 3 backgrounds with the MME Funday range. I love this range of papers and you can use it with everything! I will also be showing you a few new techniques as well. You won't be leaving this class with clean fingers.... ! haha
Background Secrets $55.00 (3 layout class)
Friday 27th January 6pm to 9pm
and one February (will confirm later in the month date & time)
all you Perth ladies please book in come along and have a few hours of fun and I can meet you as well!
here are a few sneaks of the pages....
Friday, December 16, 2011
here is my take on the latest BAP from Prima. I love Prima (dont we all???) and so had to join in. I have had these papers for a while (Botanical collection) and wanted to do another page with them. Looking at the page now, there really isnt much pp just lots of flowers. I have included some hidden journaling behind the photo too.
The photo is of my lil girl in her dads hands. I think she is about 12 hours old here. Just precious.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
i have really mixed the paper ranges up, i have used Alphabet Soup, Funday and Stella Rose papers and embellies and really distressed them (as this is my fav technique!)and love how it came up. all the papers seemed to mix really well together.
Love love love the Funday range. have used it as the background here and stamped with a brick stamp and splattered with glimmer glam and machine stitched around the edges. I have also used the Funday buttons.
so here it is....
the bestest fun ever!
forgot this challenge was a weekly one, its the sketchy thursdays. just only found out about this blog challenge! lucky its american based so i could still get it in on time!
loved the sketch and it suited my photos perfectly. i have been trying to scrap 'everyday photos' more which arent the best but really show the times spent with friends and family.
this one my lil boy n his friend hudson were playing at the park together for the 1st time. they r just gone 1 years old. they were more interested in the sand than playing on the equipment.
Play in the park:
OUT FOR CLASS
i have used MME Funday kraft paper for the background & an older collection of Simple Stories summer range PP.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
just wanted to share with you my layout for the November Prima BAP.
I havent played along with this challenge before so thought I would give it a go as I have had the Pixie Glenn collection sitting on my desk waiting to be used.
its the first layout of my lil girl n me just born. yes, not a good pic of me but i think the exhaustion is showing and the relief that the pain of labour is gone. i dont know why she had to come during the early morning?? but suppose that was when it was her time....
oh n i have no idea why it ended out the colours it did.... greens & musky pink... am i insane?? i have a girl n i could of gone PINK overload but i didnt.... hmmm note to self to use pink papers next time!!!
And a BIG congrats to all who made it onto the Tattered Angels Design Team! I wished I had time to apply, maybe next year??? I would so love to be on their DT! ...........dreaming!!!!!! haha
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
our washing basket is now full of pink!
she is just adorable and sweet and loves to feed!
i must remember to take loads of pics because before you know it they have grown up and out of the newborn phase.
here is a pic i took the other day, so precious just sleeping.
thank you for all your warm congrats on the birth of April.
anyways onto the Get Picky sketch for November. This month Manor House Creations are sponsoring and are giving the winner 5 packs of their flowers!
I have never ever worked with only round shapes on my layout before and I have to admit it took me a while to put together but I really love how it turned out.
I have used a combination of Sass & Glitz papers and Prima flowers & dusty attic chipboard.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Childbirth is such an amazing thing. One minute I can't wait to have this baby out then next thing I am trying to not think about the pain I am about to experience to push this baby out. It is worth every ounce of the pain but I am writing this here as a reminder to myself. haha. But saying that I never had an epidural just gas and was quite quick too. Went to hospital at 1am and she was born just after 5am.
As April was about to be born the song "I need a miracle" was playing in the labour ward on the radio.... how appropriate.
I can not wait to make a beautiful layout of her. Keep posted, hope to share something really soon.
P.S. thanks treesa for a this gorgeous pic
Saturday, October 22, 2011
thought i would share with you all my take on the Get Picky sketch for the month.
This layout i have used OA Rocket Age - loved this paper once i got stuck into it. oh n a PP mistables which i used Glimmermist as a wash with a bit of Picket Fence Distress Stain and blue paint on the edges.
Love my boy - he is the most cheekiest thing ever, n love his monkey t-shirt too!
Captain Cheeky Monkey
i am still waiting on this baby to come - only 1 week till im officially 'due'! cant wait for her to be born :) however have the wonderful Prima class coming up on the 1st November at Made With Memories and I CAN NOT miss that!! so maybe she will have to wait till after that!
TFL and your lovely comments.
Monday, September 26, 2011
this on is for the Handmade By Suzanne sketch challenge. This is a random draw prize of $30 to spend in her online store..... great prize huh?? u have until the end of the month to submit your layout.
I have used October Afternoon Rocket Age collection papers here. I am not much of a BOY page scrapper. I really really struggle, so this is a big thing for me to do a boys layout with NO flowers. HEHE. I have actually done another layout with these papers which is for some DT work but cant share for a lil while yet.
Here it is:
"Scrap Room Commander"
With this page i started with some corrugated card and ripped it up, then went crazy a touch crazy.... hehe
I have used the Basic Grey papers here - Indie Bloom which is part of my pack from Made with Memories. Love that shop n Anne-Marie has just got heaps of new stock in, including Prima!! yeee hooo :) :)
So here is my page:
"There are no seven wonders to a child, there are seven million" :)
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hey lovely followers!
I am still here.... just..... been meaning to do a blog post but my computer goes into meltdown every 2 secs! very frustrating and i am about to smash it!
This pregnancy is making my brain dead! I have a list of things to do and never seem to get anything done. Last Friday I had heaps to get through. They were all little things and I only achieved 1 thing on the list. Talk about disorganised chaos!! I also seem to be losing track of time.......... one of my relatives is having an operation soon and i got confused with the dates and thought it was Monday just gone but its not until later in September! lucky i was corrected before I went up to the hospital!! Can not wait for my brain to return to some sort of normality.
My hubby was watching me run round on Saturday morning trying to get everything packed for my first scrapbooking retreat. He then came out with this saying from The Renovators (not sure who watches it?) Proper preparation prevents poor performance ? I MUST remember this saying as it is soooo true. Most women prob would have decked their husband when they come out with this in the middle of running around getting things done but it was SO TRUE! He always says I leave things too much to the last minute. Unlike him who is OCD with everything.
The retreat was planned by Suzanne from Handmade from Suzanne and she did the best of job organising it at Fairbridge, Pinjarra Western Australia. Can not wait until her next one!!! Soooooo much fun & she had her full shop there too. Way too tempting. Her product range is fabbo & I did go a lil crazy buying a few things. But did only manage to finish 1 complete layout and 3/4 of a way through the next. Hmmm should have stopped talking to all the lovely ladies might have got more done. hehe.
Anyways I must let you know about the Get Picky inspiration for this month. This is my layout...... first time using the Glitz Design papers and loved the colours of this range.... very vintagey.
I masked with the new Pink Paislee mistables mask and also the Crafters Workshop cherry blossom mask with texture paste. & I love how this layout turned out.
and this is the inspiration - daffodils - I used a pop of yellow on my layout as inspiration and you will see some flowers too.
and EVERY person who enters this months inspiration challenge goes into the draw to win this FANTASTIC My Little Shoebox goodie pack...!!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
havent done a blog post in a while, better shake off those cobwebs. hehe.
Here is my take on the July inspiration challenge. The inspiration was based on using butterflies.
I have scrapped these photos before but only used one of them. Love my boy so much!!
PS - had my first 2 scrapbooking classes last week and had a great time! thank you to all the lovely ladies who came along and i hope i will see you again!!!! :) :) xxo
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday 28th July 10am-1pm $35
Friday 29th July 7pm-10pm $35
Ok so my very first classes!! very nervous and excited!!!
please call the shop for a spot phone 9591 3188. I know there are only limited places left.
I will help you to create 6 pieces of Kraft paper into amazing backgrounds. I will show you the products I use to create these layouts. This is a lot of fun and a lot of mess will be made!
Entries close TODAY for the Purple Pumpkin Guest Designer competition. Its very easy to enter all you need to do is make sure you link your favourite layout up today with their My Linky tool on the blog! go here
Voting Starts tomoz!!!!
Sam's handmade embellies are gorgeous! love them to pieces!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
well it has taken some time but i have finally done a layout for a challenge - once upon a sketch. i havent done any challenges lately as i have been quite sick from this pregnancy so it has only been dt work. i loved the sketch by nadia and knew exactly what photo to use and i have kept pretty much exactly to the sketch only mirrored it to suit.
i have used 7gypsies tissue paper for the base and washed it with white and aqua paints and used chocolate glimmermists and walnut stain ink. The papers are My Minds Eye Stella Rose - using some leftovers from my stash.
also just a reminder - Get Pickys challenge has 1 day to go - all entrys go in the draw to win some fab sassa!!!!
thanks for looking
Thursday, June 30, 2011
well the new inspiration prompt is up over at Get Picky & & Tanya and Nikki have a fantastic prize to give away! Everyone who participates in this challenge will go into a RANDOM draw to win TWO Sassafras Lass Collection Kit packs, plus extra Foldies and Banner Stickers!! This is a very generous prize and all you have to do to be in the running to win is enter our challenge - it's that simple! Everyone who enters automatically goes into the draw for the prize! Wish I could enter.... LOVE these papers!!
I loved the inspiration.... so please head on over and take a look for yourself.
Thanks for looking and your lovely comments.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Get Picky have their latest sketch up, & this month you have the chance to win a $50 (yes, you read right).... a $50 voucher from Wicked Princesses.
the sketch is really easy to work with to.... here it is.....
Sunday, June 19, 2011
in my design team pack for this month from Made with Memories Anne-Marie gave me the Bo Bunny Zoology to play with. When I seen the chipboard sheet I knew what i was going to create... a shadow box! I got started pretty much straight away... did not get a chance to get down to the shops to get a proper box, so had to make do with something i found around the house. i covered it in brown paper and painted so it looked like an ordinary box and once i started i couldnt put it down until i had finished it!
here is the end product:
i am going to make a start on a layout with this paper this arvo as i still have tons of product to play with.
thanks for looking!!