Friday, December 14, 2012

My BIG news!!! << read here

This is the news I have been dying to share for the past 3 months............
I am a Scrapbooking Memories MASTER for 2012-2013!!!!!

Yes, I made it!! wooohooo.....
It's all been a bit surreal but now I'm in reality.
The funny thing is I was catching up on Facebook and had just read a post from Kim Jeffress saying congrats to the girls who get the calls today, and then my phone rung... Sydney number.... NO WAY????? It was Cassie congratulating me on becoming a Master!!!! so I felt like I was floating on cloud 9!!! wow wow wow! I was not expecting it as this is my first time I have ever entered.
I loved the criteria to enter this year.... I gave myself two weeks and began creating. I really loved my entry. My heart and soul went into it.  So Thank You to Cassie & Vanessa and the team at Scrapbooking Memories for seeing something in my entry.
I feel really bad keeping secrets, and to one of my close friends.... I WISH I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU!!! but now you have to come over and look at all my prizes and OOO and ARR over them like I did. So all that scrapping you seen me do at the end of July which isn't in the scrap shop, well that was my entry!
Lastly, I would like to congratulate the other amazing 9 girls who I will be working alongside this year! It's going to be a whirlwind!!!!
We made it!!!!!!!!
I will be hosting a big giveaway on my blog very very soon.... so become a follower of mine to hear all about it!!!!!  
Have a great day :) !!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Blog Design!!!!! come and have a peak!!!

Hello, hello!!! welcome to my new, fresh, fun, & artsy blog design!!!!!
The most talented girl ever.... Em Stafrace has been busy busy designing this for me. I gave her a few ideas of what I wanted and she came up with the rest AND I love what she has done! She even came up with the idea to incorporate my own handwriting. So all the handwritten text.... well that's me! :)
Just awesome Em, you are a star!!! thank you!
My new blog title '7PM' comes from the time of day that I think all parents can relate to.... I really look forward to some peace to sit down and chill for a bit..... well, until the next day anyway.
So without further ado, to celebrate my new look blog I am having a giveaway!!
So please stay tuned and become a follower of mine to hear all about it!!! I will post the giveaway within the next week and it's going to be a beauty (Aussie slang for a big one).... !!!!
Hope you like the new look blog!!!..... and I can not wait to start sharing more of my creations here!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

And another post..... KIU -November

Ok - so no posts from me in months and here I am 3 in one week!

I had a bit of spare time last night so decided to have a go at the KIU November challenge which is minimalist/white space.

Now I am not that good at white space and minimalist layouts so I seem to have squeezed everything in one spot, well sort of anyways.

I made a gorgeous background by using a mix of Heidi Swapp (Primrose), Shimmerz (Cotton Candy), Glimmermist (Cadillac Pink) & Mr Hueys (White) sprays. I first 'pooled' all the colours in the middle and let run so it watermarked into my background then I masked with my fave mask at the mo - the chevron one by The Crafters Workshop - Balzer Designs. Once the mists were dry I used my finger to wipe gesso over the top of some sections then outlined with lead pencil followed by a black pen.

The ultra glossy dots of colour are the Shimmerz pots in Jilted Jade. This colour is just stunning. I have also swiped the masking tape with it and put a lil bit on the resins.

Ok.... so its a bit of a mix up of things so hope you like it.

Thanks for having a peek!
And soz for the not very good photo of this layout - we have stormy rainy weather here..... (perfect for scrapping but not the best light for pics!)
Anita :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scrapfriends - Sketch #7


I am getting back into the swing of blogger and some challenges.

I found the Scrapfriends sketch #7 and loved it! I actually done #6 too but never photographed it to upload. There sketches are awes, lots of room for added mixed media too and layers.

I rotated the sketch so it was horizontal and added a few more embellishments. But that's the fun of sketches you can interpret how you like!

I am in love with these papers too. They are Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and I have teamed them up with some gorgeous Prima flowers. Lots of texture here.... hessian, wood wool, layers of papers, metal florish, tissue paper, gesso.

I pretty much sprayed everything with gold Color Shine & Shimmerz Heavy Metal and then on top of some of the embellishments I added Shimmerz in the Angel Wings colour. The Shimmerz is magic! I love the pot as you can use your finger to apply it or paintbrush if you wish but the level of shimmer is gorgeous!

A little tip, if you are having probs sticking your alphas down put a bit of Gel Medium and then just stick on top. They wont be moving anytime soon!

So here is my layout.... took me long enough to show you!

TFL :)


Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Stories Sketch - NOV

Hello hello!! yes I am still here, still scrapbooking too but have given Blogger a bit of a break. I am hoping real soon I will update my blog with a fresh new look!!!

I haven't done many challenges lately so thought I would try the Paper Stories Sketch for November cause the sketch looked cool. I have pretty much kept to the sketch just added a few of my own touches here and there.

I have used Heidi Swapps range of papers (Vintage Chic) and the gorgeous ColorShine... and WOW does it shine. I think I brought every single colour! I have never seen a shine quite like them!
Lots of mixed media used.... I actually started this layout off and thought I am just going to do a plain jane page, but then I started sticking it down and had to pull it apart to add the extra touches.

Have a great day!

Anita :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

blog candy..... !!

ok..... i just HAVE to share this... the very super talented Stacey Young is having a giveaway over at her blog so check it out!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Good Morning

A quickie today just to share a page I taught last night at Made With Memories in Rockingham.
I had a great time teaching everyone and hope you enjoyed a few of my crazy techniques.
Here is my page.... "Good Morning" featuring Glitz Happy Travels paper, Prima vine, 7gypsies tissue paper, tea dying/staining and "special" texture paste.

Oh and have used the Bicycle Sizzix framelift (great value for money, you get the die cut and the stamp!) and Die-namics tabs.


Anita xxo

Saturday, July 7, 2012

New Case File open at CSI!!!! #27 & ECHO PARK sponsoring this month!!!!

Another quick share with my layout for CSI #27, now for all you bright colour scrappers this one is for you!!!! As you have prob noticed I am a muted colour scrapper, not really into bright brights and this one is just that, so was a big challenge for me but its always to good to get out of your comfort zone.
This month Echo Park are the sponsor at CSI (yes you read right..... Echo Park) and they are giving away a whole collection OF YOUR CHOICE to the lucky RANDOMLY drawn entrant for the month. So make sure you give one of our case files a go this month to be in the running. We have some gorgeous case files coming up and next weeks is just beautiful!!! (right up my ally!!)

But heres my layout for CSi #27 - I have used a mix of Echo Park Playground and Happy Days and also a touch of This&That.... oh and some Coredinations cardstock.


Also just another share - an OA layout for the Two Peas challenge.
Have been wanting to scrap these pics for ages and finally have!!!

Surfy Kinda Boy

Thanks for looking!!!

Anita xxo

Saturday, June 30, 2012

CSI #26 - You Two


Here is another page - done for CSI #26 - The case file colours this week are a little out of my comfort zone (yellows, grey and black) so I kept with a simple page using a mixture of papers MME, OA, PP, Collections transparency.

Saying that when I do simple simon pages they are so fast to do.....!! normally I would spend a good 6 hours working on a mixed media piece to get it to the finished look but simple pages are easy half that time.

BUT I always have to revert back to my roots and do a real classic ME page. (If you are in the area Perth, Western Australia I have a fabbo class coming up. see Made With Memories for more details)

So here is the layout - enough blabber on from me.

You Two

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!


Anita xxo

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CSI#25 Treasure Hunters

Just signing in very quickly to post this, my layout for the CSI #25. Please head on over to their blog and check out the case file for the week. There is also an added feature to scraplift one of the DT's (past or present) pages!
So here is my layout:
Treasure Hunters - A very mixed media page using texture paste, masking tape, paints, mists and really anything messy.

Have a few pages on the go - will share when I can find a spare 2 mins in between sick kids.

Anita xxo

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2 layouts to share!!!! i know its been a long time!!!!

hi ladies!!! YES i am still here.... JUST been soooo busy lately and have had NO motivation to scrap what so ever....
 BUT i was lucky enough to go to the handmade by suzanne retreat on saturday (i could only go for the day!) and had a ball! was heaps of fun and finished one layout and started another (yes i am a very slow scrapper!!).
I ended up doing the sketch challenge ..... and lucky me won (THANKS LADIES!!! and a big thanks to suzanne for the very generous prize, i got the entire collection of Echo Park This & That Girls range!!!) (maybe i do have some mojo??)!!! yay!!! i used some papers I have been hanging out to use for ages but hadnt had a chance to order them online.... Echo Park This & That (Boys Range, treesa used them and loved what she did with them!!!) cause Suzanne has her shop there so spent a little bit of $$$ on new papers etc.....
so here is the layout its based on nadias sketch at HBS for May.

Also i finished this layout up today..... this is for Scrap the Girls. Had the best photos of me and my sister printed and Maralize was asking who was joining in this month with the challenge so told her I was!! just had to get the layout together. I actually changed this completely to what i initially started with!! ah ha ha i do that a lot!!
so here it is.
have used Crate Paper Storyteller (which i also brought on the day!!) love it... i love the colours!!!

So must go and cook some tea. My little ones are getting a bit hungry and my hubby is sick so must go see how he is going!!!

TFL and your lovely comments!!!!
Anita xxo

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My 1st CSI case file for DT!!! CSI#18

Well lucky me got some amazing news about 2 weeks ago that I made the DT over at Color Stories Inspiration!!!!!! I am so happy to be part of this AMAZING group of talanted girls. I love the challenges set there and could not wait to start creating!!!

So my first layout as DT.... its for CSI #18. I loved the colours... for some reason I always seem to do layouts of my little boy with them??? bizarre but thats ok cause I must scrap his photos too!
With the case files there are other critera as well.
So i have chosen FLOWERS.... and LEAVES.... and Tissue paper .... and you cant actually see it in the photo much but have glammmed up the butterflies with GlimmerGlam so they are sparkley and blinged!!
Also there is the Story part to do... so I have chosen to Journal about the growth of something or someone and its how i want my little man to be when he gets older. I want him to always have respect, be honest and follow his dreams.
I have used a mix of papers here... Prima, 7gypsies, Kaiser and Pink Paislee and inked them with old paper and tea stain to colour them a tad.
I love the end result...

So head on over to CSI and take a look at the case file #18!!!! and see what i mean about the evidence and testimony!!! and would love to see your layout up in the gallery!!!


Friday, April 20, 2012

My Scrapbook Nook - SHORTLIST i made it!! yay

well lucky me made the shortlist for My Scrapbook Nook DT!!! so now Leah has a extremely hard decision to cut the list down even further!!! the ladies who made the short list are oh so absolutely talented. i can not believe my name was on the list....
so during this week we have been active in the forum on "getting to know us" .... and one of the girls has put up some inspiration for us to make a layout on... while we wait for the news.
here is my take on the inspiration:

which comes from this:

i took the drops of paint and the overall composition for my inspiration as they are not normally my colours BUT i do love paint and drip and drops!!!! . :) :)
thanks for looking
anita :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Have a coffee!!! a catch up of a few I havent shared......

ok well this is a photo heavy post with quite a few layouts which i havent shared yet..... so here it goes

TFL and your lovely comments!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

WINNERS!!!!! of my blog giveaway!!!!

Jasmine Shae, Lizzy Hill, Chantelle, & Sandra!!! you r my WINNERS!

was going to put up the things from but would have taken me forever... not THAT computer savvy! so ladies PLEASe email me your addresses ( and I will post out a bundle to you. They are all gorgeous bundles!!! LOVE THEM have been trying to not steal bits from them, but a few ChuppaChups did go missing but have some to replace them.... hehe

THANK YOU to everyone who left a comment and became a follower of mine!!! AND this is a bit CRAZY 100 blog followers and my 100th blog post!!! hehe

will post a few layouts soon that i havent shared yet.....


Anita xxo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

a few i havent shared

hey ladies!!!
just a catch up....
a few pages i havent shared yet.
they are both for Color Stories Inspiration challenges. I LOVE their challenges oh n a lil brag I was featured on the Most Wanted page for both of these.

I espec. love this one. My lil boy at exactly two! Just a gorgeous boy and full of life!!!

Thanks for looking.

Anita xxo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Get Picky Sketch!! for march & a fab prize up for grabs!!

nearly at 100 followers only need 4 more please become a follower of mine and leave a comment HERE to be in the draw to win one of my Texture Bundles!! xx
hey all you lovely people!!!
well another fortnight has been and gone and Get Picky have their new sketch up on the blog.
Its a great sketch and you should head on over and check out the inspiration from all the other girls on the DT!!! Their layouts are stunning!!
so here is my take on the sketch, when i first seen it i was a lil stumped but then got into it and LOVED it. it worked so well!!
I have used Glitz (LOVE!) pretty in pink papers and prima flower vine. Its just of me n my hubby, love him to bits. and love the Glitz transparency which i have used for my title.

"Do You"

and the sketch
TFL and all your lovely lovely comments. they really make my day!

Anita xxo

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrap for Help challenge - Nearly two.

hey hey!
before i start i want to direct your attention to my blog giveaway!!! i have made these AWESOME texture bundles! i love them, they are made up of my fave things!! all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post here!!! i am nearly at my target of 100 followers, just need 6 more!! and then i will use random org to choose the winners and post these lil beauties out and i will post internationally too!!!
so onto the other stuff:
hope everyone is well, i have just been chilling all weekend as have been pretty sick - headaches, dizziness, nausea and before anyone comes to any conclusions, no i am not pregnant. just feel terrible! have been taking pretty strong pain killers to ease the pains but they just make me drowsy and tired and blah! but at least the throbbing is eased in my head so i can kinda function.
sooooo when i was feeling a lil k i decided to do a quick layout. i have noticed the challenge at Scrap for Help, i love using recycled materials on my layouts and love incorporating corrugated card on my layouts AND had this photo and vine and flowers and it all came together really quickly. OH AND these new papers i picked up from Made With Memories.... they are Little Yellow Bicycle - Saturdays!!! love love looooove!!!
Nearly Two.

anyways must go and get some more rest.... just so exhausted!
Anita xxo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Get Picky inspiration challenge!

well just a quick post to share my layout for the Get Picky inspiration layout.
its a colour challenge and they are just gorgeous colours!!

here is my layout...its all about what will we nickname my lil girl.... cause her name is April n its hard to shorten. i dont really want her to be known as Apes..

lots of layering and texture and mixed media here...

and the delish colour combo:

have fun creating! cant wait to see what you all create!

anita xxo

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scrap the Girls feb challenge....

hey all!!!

for my giveaway please go here..... nearly there so please leave a comment on this post here!!! i love the lil bundles. they have been sitting on my shelf for a lil while now and its too temping those chuppa chups just sitting there!

well this layout has been sitting on my desk for a few weeks now. better post it up as its neeeeearly the end of the month. loved this challenge!! cause i love blue and TURQUIOSE would be one of my fave colours. I have used A LOT of chipboard, all covered, or painted or glossy accent-ed. and I LOVE this little girl!! this layout is very dimensional. i have no idea how it will fit into a clear coversheet?? I have some hidden journalling too and used distress stains for colouring. gotta love the picket fence.... my fave!

anyways here it is

thank you ladies for all the love you leave!!

anita xxo

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get Picky & a BRAG hehe

for my blog giveaway please become one of my followers and leave a comment on this post... (will post internationally too )


well i CAN NOT believe it is February already! I am now 28..... and the years are seeming to fly right by. I remember being a young 18 year old like it was just yesterday and now a SAHM looking after my 2 beautiful children. you cant get any better? can you??

well i am sure most of you ladies will understand this...... (warning,,,, a lil boast) when you tell your husband, mum, family that you won a scrap challenge - they just DONT GET IT, my husband was like huh, oh really and my mum was 'oh which layout was that??? cant remember that one' haha!!! BUT i knew who would appreciate this was one of my lovely scrappy well not only scrappy friends but a my goodest friend... i texted her straight away and SHE GOT IT and i know all my scrappy followers will get it too!!!

here is the first... WOW WOW WOW!!! and 1st time playing along here at Scrap the Girls. I won the challenge for January the criteria was MONOCHROMATIC.... I have an awesome prize coming my way $40 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty! now thats a lot of chipboard. Can NOT WAIT to see the goodies Vanessa sends me. THANK YOU! here is the layout.....


i was featured at the new challenge site CSI (Colour Stories Inspiration) for this layout.

WOW I am so happy and honoured to be featured here. there are so so so many amazing layouts!!!! but that colour scheme CSI#4 was all about my fav colours and also this layout is very special to me. So it must have shone through.

***happy dance***

anyways (not sure if anyone knows of Carl Barron an Aussie comedian well was watching him the other night and its one of his things.... when we want to change subject or walk away from someone we all seem to go 'well ANYWAYS....' and thats our ticket out. I was in stitches watching him SO FUNNY and SO AUSSIE..... ) anyways....
Get Picky have their inspiration challenge up .... its all about scrapping your summer holiday pics and you must use at least 4 pics. Now, summer to me is the BEST season. Love it! so I decided to scrap some pics from our holiday last summer to Hopetoun. I have used 6 pics and have used one of my faves atm OA Farmhouse. Lots of layering here and simplicity.

well a BIG hello to all my new followers!! and a MASSIVE thanks for all your lovely comments you leave me. :)
Anita xxo

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

hey hey!!!

my blogger has been driving me mad all day!!! not letting me upload pics so really hoping to squeeeeeze these in.

my first lo is for the kaisercraft saturday sketch #3. there is lots of fussy cutting here but looking at it in this pic doesnt show the layout off at all.... crazy but it is really dimensional irl.

and.... Scrap the Girls. My first time doing this challenge. its all about monochromatic. pretty sure i got it right. to me monochromatic is one colour but using the various tones of that colour? hope its right anyways. hehe. its of my lil princess. she is such a doll n in this pic she is just learning to chat away. :)


anita xxo