Friday, December 30, 2011

My Class! Background Secrets with Me!!! at Made With Memories Rockingham

Hi lovely ladies (and men if reading....)

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

The Details:

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....


Anita xxo

Friday, December 16, 2011


Hi!!! :)

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.

TFL and all your lovely comments.

Anita xxo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

best-est fun ever!!! MME challenge #30

another post from me, i have been busy scrapping up a storm lately but just needed to photograph them... this one is for the MME challenge #30. i love their products and thought i would have a go.

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!


just in time for ....sketchy thursdays 12.8 sketch......


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:


i have used MME Funday kraft paper for the background & an older collection of Simple Stories summer range PP.


Anita xxo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Get Picky inspiration challenge


well the weather seems to have made a big change here in WA, we have just had hot hot sunny days and today it has got a touch cold and a thunderstorm is rolling in. oh n not to mention the earthquake felt this morning up in our north near Exmouth. well we didnt feel it down here in perth but still. crazy!

but on a good note this rain is perfect for our lawn as we just top-dressed it on friday. oh n our veggi patch will love it!

lets just hope we dont lose power! haha

anyways i have been scrapping a bit but need to photograph my layouts still. they are all pretty much "just because" layouts. I am very lucky to be on the Made With Memories DT and get wonderful products to play with so I must share these soon.

the inspiration over at Get Picky is to do with "Words" and telling a story.

I have used Kaiser Cock-a-doodle-doo papers for this layout and it is about my boy and the red car and the hat. Everytime we go to Playgroup he just wants to be in the car ALL THE TIME! it is crazy, you cant get him out of it! oh, n he loves putting things on his head and will play and hold whatever it is on at the same time.

better go and get some chores... oh no!, just remember put some washing out.... better go and save it before it needs a spin in the washer again!!!!!

anita xxo


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Prima November BAP


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!!!

Sweet Love

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

Anita xxo

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Get Picky November Sketch - Manor House Creations Prize up for grabs!

well its been a rather busy couple of weeks for me with our new little baby.
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.

and a close-up....

and the sketch
TFL and all your lovely comments.

Anita xxo

purple pumpkin giveaway!!!!

purple pumpkin are having a massive giveaway.... go here for details

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

introducing...... April Rose

well feels like the last 4 days have been a whirlwind. i really am lost with time and am getting all the days confused and the reason being....... i am so pleased to let you all know of the birth of our precious daughter & sister April Rose born Saturday 5.22am weighing 8lb7oz.

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.

Anita xxo

P.S. thanks treesa for a this gorgeous pic

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Get Picky sketch.......

good afternoon everyone!

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.

Anita xxo

Monday, September 26, 2011

HBS Sketch

ok yes, another blog post with yet another layout share.....

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"

Anita :)

Kraft It Up - SEPT challenge

well it seems that i have had some major scrapping tendencies this month and thought i would join in with Kraft It Up. I havent done their challenge in sooooo long and i love working on a kraft base and messing it up with paints, mists and now the new Tim Holtz Distress stains. I am loving PICKET FENCE!! my fav... gives everything a whitewash look. love it love it love it! OH n the challenge at KIU is to use STITCHING & FABRIC on your page. Which u should be able to spot. I used calico n stained it with distress stains & stitched around the main paper. Love white stitching.

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" :)

Anita xxo

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Get Picky sketch challenge


wow this week has flown by... and it seems i have Scrapbook 'nesting'. After about 7 months of being dormant i have finally found some mojo and completed 4 layouts this week (which is a lot for between trying to keep up with everything else). I will share some peaks soon as some of the pages are for some DT work.

Anyways its that time for the Get Picky sketch....

All us girls on the Design Team at Get Picky were very lucky to receive a massive pack from Best Creations of the new CHA releases. AND they are giving a great prize to the winner of this challenge: "As you know, this month we are being sponsored by Best Creation who have sent us an INCREDIBLE prize pack containing THREE brand new CHA Glitter Collection Kits for our sketch challenge winner.

Here is my take on the sketch:

And the sketch


Anita xxo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

OUAS Challenge - Squeezing one in for ME :)

hi everyone!

thought i would do a layout just for me. i picked up these new Crate Paper Random papers from Made With Memories on Monday and could not wait to get started. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE them! had a hard choice narrowing down which ones i would use first.

I have been wanting to join in on the OUAS challenge for a while now which is a sketch and journalling with the title being a significant year. I love Nadias sketches, they have lots going on with them and thats what i am about - i seem to never be able to put just a few things on page... i have to jam pack stuff n sometimes yes, i do go overboard.

I have used a Manor House flower, Florish with a Bling, PP Mistables alphas, Maya Road envelope and the Crate Paper Random papers and chipboard pieces. Oh and......

The other thing i have used is the new Tim Holtz Distress STAIN in Picket Fence (white) - one of my fav new products.... now i can white wash, without having to create an absolute mess!! I have brought a few other colours and am hoping to have a good play with them real soon.

So here it is......


and some closeups

TFL and ur lovely comments.

Anita xxo

p.s. congrats to all who made the Scrapbooking Memories Masters 2011!!!! I am looking forward to hearing who u r!! ;p

Monday, September 5, 2011

Win this!!!!! My Little Shoebox pack

there is a random prize draw over at Get Picky and you could win this!!! a massive pack of My Little Shoebox goodies. All you have to do is create a layout using the inspiration prompt. You can find it here.

Anita :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get Picky inspiration challenge!

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...!!!

Well thats about all for now. Off to the specialist on Friday, wish me luck. Should be ok but am worried about hearing worse case scenarios. They just play on your mind......



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Get Picky Design Team Call

Wow! 6 months has gone fast & Get Picky are looking at extending their creative team. They are looking for designers to create multi-photo layouts twice a month. Here are the details which have just been posted on the Get Picky blog.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


hey all
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!!

Get Picky also have another great random draw giveaway of PRIMA!!!! for one person who enters in the July inpsiration challenge. You have to enter a layout to be in the running!!!!

Anita :)

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

Background Secrets Class with ME! at Made With Memories

Background Secrets Class
with Me!
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!


Purple Pumpkin Guest Designer Competition....!!!! Last Chance Today!!!!

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

finally a challenge done - OUAS

hey all
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
anita xxo

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SASS Random Draw - Have a look at the Get Picky June Inspiration...... & give it a go!

hey girls!

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.

I created the background with lots n lots of glimmermist, i think there are four colours on here? Used Glimmerglam for the drops running down the page. I love creating pages like this with heaps of texture.

You will note i have not used any patterned papers, only mixed media.

I have to say that I thought I would "fray-up" the muslin, and got inspiration from Lou Nelson. Love her work! Although I am not as minimal as her.

You should also check out the amazing pages by the other girls on the design team.

Thanks for looking and your lovely comments.
Anita xxo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

$50 voucher Wicked Princesses up for grabs!!!! Get Picky Sketch challenge

hey everyone!

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.....

and my take

i used my ds spare passport pics.... isnt he adorable! haha that face is a perfect passport pic. no smile, and looking directly at the camera. and please excuse his wet spot on his t-shirt...... crazy was hoping that it wouldnt show in the photo, but it did!

& i love working with 7gypsies tissue paper! love it!! oh n i love the papers too....

I have a class coming up at Made With Memories all to do with the backgrounds I create... so stay tuned!!!! will be a fun n messy class.... :)


Anita xxo

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Zoology - Bo Bunny...

it has been such a long time between posts... i am alive and have been doing a lil bit of scrapping. and i really need to share some of these pages!! must do a mega post soon!

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:

there are lots n lots of layers.... and i wish i could put the real thing up so everyone could touch n feel n see!!

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!!

anita xxo