Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I have been so organised with my Santa duties this year. Pressies have been wrapped , patiently awaiting the move from my wardrobe tonight:) I cannot wait til tomorrow- the kids will have aball! I think I am ready there too, my house is spotless, yard tidy, dog bathed, ironing done,washing done- yep- I am just counting down the hours now!Just a couple of errands to do, boring stuff! Bring on Santa!
Among the hub-bub-I have been so slack, and barely scrapped at all:( I have lots of plans though, haha. I think I might try to get to the scrap table tonight. I did this one for the monthly challenge at 123- you had to use a splash of paint, a tree, and bling.Did I mention I love Christmas?
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
This layout of Aleisha was created using a paper that Krissy bought for me at last years craft show. I have always loved it, Basic Grey Romani range, but hadn't yet found the right photo to use it with...until Aleisha got a hold of our camera, and ran about with merry abandon taking photos of random thiongs, including herself! The orange hat was on, and bingo! I finally got to use the gorgeous paper! Thanks again Krissy, you have fabulous taste:)This one was done for a design team tryout- For Inspired Blueprints. If you haven't checked out their sketch blog go and have a stickybeak- some awesomely talented ladies on there! I found out via Kim Arnold's blog-another very talented lass indeed! I felt nspired, so I thought I would give it a go, and if I am a lucky person chosen, I would feel honoured to create layouts for the sketch blog! I so love to scrap:)
I am a bit muddled here, I do apologise...my uploading order leaves a bit to be desired,lol! this layout of Meg is inspired by the November sketch at Scrapbook Savvy. They are also a lovely bunch of friendly ladies, only too ready top inspire,challenge, and laugh with too.Loved this sketch!
Then, this is the RIGHT song from the cybercrop at FOREVER ALWAYS.... I used the ABBA title, I Do, I Do, I Do,I Do,I Do....coz I do love him that much, and then some:0 Jacob is however a litlle like the Loch Ness Monster to photograph!!! Thanks for popping in to my part of the world, have a great one:) Bye for now!!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I saw this challenge in the Chat Extravaganza forum , at Forever Always. The challenge was to use lyrics in your layout-well, as this is one of my fave songs at the moment, and I had these shots of Aleisha,what was I gonna do? I must have had these papers for an eternity, and they matched the Marah Johnson stickers sooo well!!! I was really stoked with how this layout turned out, as brights are not really my forte'.
I had a really productive evening last night, I scrapped,made some Christmas stuff, and a card too,Oh, and I also began another layout before hitting the hay! At present, I have hads a run of using up stash that I have owned for ages, and it all works really well with the layouts I am doing, which is a bonus! Out with the old, in with the new! When I am working with some of the stuff, it reminds me why I bought it to begin with!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I participated in my first ever "Recipe Scrap" on Thursady, at Forever Always. What a great idea,just like class instructions, and you play along at home! Well, my flower girl layout is the end result,not the best photo of Bianca and I, but it worked in with the pps so well! That was the other great thing about this layout, it was created using only scraps from my stash.How neat is that?Thanks Paulua, for the fabbo recipe!
I have also found a groovy blog on the internet called Puzzle Sketches.The idea is, you have a set number of elements, and you create a page with them.My Bianca layout, You are Brave,was the lo I did for this! Once again, I managed to do this layout utilising mainly scrap bits. Two in one week! Mind you, there hasn't been a noticeable dent to the stash, lol!
My "You are my Sunshine" layout came about from the latest sketch from the funky Forever Always. I have sooo wanted to scrap this pic from gorgeous Krissy's wedding, and never found the right lo to doit. I am really happy with how it turned out- it may be far from a perfect shot, but I love it! Aleisha tried so hard to blow the big candle out through the glass,and she looked so cute, I couldn't resist taking a photo! The papers I used for this page are some that my friend Nichole found in a store, and they matched so well! I don't usually scrap with yellow, and thought it a bit of a challenge, but it came up well!
Well, I best be off, washing beckons, and though I am closing my ears, the threat of running about naked is looming if I don't launder!!Thanks for dropping by and taking a peep!:)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Next I finally cracked open my Outlaw paper pack, that I bought sooo long ago.... I totally love the way they look for a boy layout! one look at the photos of Josh on haybales, and that was it- Boho Western, here we come! I'm going to give this layout to his mum, Christiane. Sure do hope she likes it! I sent her a sneak peek,and she seemed happy with the page, so it's all good!
This week has been so hectic- but refreshing. After a few months of searching, I have found my mum again, and spoken to her on the phone for the first time in about 7 1/2 years. Finally, I feel as though she sees me as a grown adult( though my antics may at times be misleading,lol!)and we chatted fro about a half hour . Shall have to take things as they come, and see how our relationship progresses from there.Work has been flat out, with us moving things around in preparation for ho-ho time! The shop looks a bit weird to me at the moment, stock everywhere- but it will all come together!It has been so long since I actively used blogger, I have forgotten how to move images around- the one of Jakob should be down here?????? Oh well, at least it uploaded! Gotta love it when a layout just comes together- I picked the papers, and it just went from there! This was definitely the best Tupperware party I have ever been to- the kids had a blast with the baby animals, and it gave me the chance to take some more recent shots of the kidstoo!!
Thanks for popping in and having a look! Have a great weekend!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
In other exciting news, ( well, for me it is!) it appears that my stash will be reunited with me, hopefully over the next few days!!! Oh joy, rapture!!! I cannot wait to get myself back scrapping, I have a multitude of ideas swirling around my head, and look forward to getting back online again, and most of all, creating!!!
On the countdown too, to go to Nichole's next week for her monthly pms. Doesn't sound good when put that way- but it is such a buzz to meet up with all my scrapping buddies again!! I really miss them so. Why is it that life gets in the way, and it just gets so damn hard to catch up with those you love spending time with? I think I may suggest another monthly get together, for more scrapping fun! See what the ladies say...
Well, I have located the camera, so I shall leave it here for now, and take some piccies to upload of my cards later. Bye for now!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well- I did fiddle about with my new colours and roller, but haven't quite put the last minute touches on yet.When I can find the camera, I will upload- it feels like an eternity since I last did anything. Trust me, this year has whizzed by for me, and thankfully, I think we can now slow down long enough to scratch ! For now though, I will be off, there is more drooling to be done over a certain idea book I have! Take care and have fun, and don't do anything I wouldn't do, should leave heaps of scope!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tonight, I am off to the Matchbox 20 concert with lovely Nichole-woohoo! Can't wait- Thirsty Merc are the support, so it should be awesome! Then, as life returns to normal, i think I may actually get to scrap again, by the end of the week-HOORAY!!!!!!!!:) Ciao for now!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
The last challenge was to create three 3x3 inch layouts, and use at least two non-conventional techniques, not normally used in scrapping... I struggled with these! In the end, I stitched, used watercolours, folk art painting techniques(stippling and filler flowers) and came up with these mini layouts of Bianca.I love 'em now!
For Australia Day festivities, we wnet to Archerfield Speedway in Saturday night! The girls thought the Caravan races were funny, and loved the rollover cars too. The feature race of the Sprintcars was awesome... such a bogan thing to go to!I enjoyed it, but we forgot to take jumpers, adn my back was playing up merry hell by the end of the night!I'd like to take the girls to see the monster trucks next time. Bianca was fascinated that I used to race in Speedway when I was younger, and asked lots of questions.It was nice to have a conversation with her about my younger years, and for her to be actually interested too!
Monday, January 21, 2008
In other scrappy news, I recently joined Karen's Scrapping Kupboard forum too, to meet even more lovely scrappers, and do even more challenges-stretch the scrapping learning even further still....and I have definitely done that!They have just started a new 2008 "Little Book Of Everything", which is to be scrapped in 6x12 format.This week's task was to create your cover, and use an eclectic mix, paint/fabric/metal/inks etc.Here is my cover. Totally me in so many ways-music is such a huge part of who I am, and I really love the papers in the Marah Johnson range, though finding the right layout can be a challenge.And let's face it-red and black are timeless together, and edgy.I'm itching to do the next task now!!!!Will kepp posting as the album is created... the idea is to focus on the everyday, and the little details that define who we are,love the concept.
Oh, and if you haven't seen enough yet-this is a loooonnnggg post- I finally managed to get my second clock uploaded.This was one I created in my weekly sanity session at Created By You.Jody's sample was sooo much more detailed than mine, but I am sooo happy to have a clock in my scraproom now!:)
Then, for me the pie'ce de resistance' (I dunno if that is spelled correctly!) This is my take on the monthly sketch at Ksk.When I printed this photo,it was originally a F@*# up-learning to drive my new printer, I accidentally printed an A4 page size...ooops!Well, as luck would have it, I needed a big photo for this sketch, so, with some trimming, I happily used it! Jacob is a little embarassed about having his photo on a scrapping site, but shit happens,lol, and he is now indicating that he is a little flattered that the focus of this layout is his love for our kids.He truly is a fabulous dad.Of course, he is a man, and he wouldn't be caught dead scrapping....but I think he likes it!
Other than that, we had a really quiet weekend at home, in the garden, on the playstation, and generally farting about here.I have stepped up my exercise regime a tad, now doing 40 minute stints instead of 30.The scales are still groaning at me, but my clothes fit differently, so I guess I will have to wait for the scales to be kind!I am actually enjoying the walker now too....maybe there is a closet exercise junkie locked within me..hahahaha... not likely!Anyways, I have some Tim Holtz grungeboard waiting on my scrap desk,I think it needs me:)Ciao for now!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
OMG-Aleisha has grown up soo fast-Krissy pointed out that she still thinks of Aleisha this way, and she is nto alone there! This layout was for Forever Always , for the January sketch! I finally got to use my Heidi Swapp crowns- they are so cute!The layout up the op, which I juat added, and can't seem to move, was my entry for this month's 123 Challenge, for this one you needed to use your craft knife, red on the layout, and your title had to be a part of you journalling. I think I fulfilled the criteria!
I joined up on Karen's Scrapping Kupboard this week too.I love to do online challenges, and to see some of the work that is out there is amazing! Lots of clever layouts everywhere!My online friend, Nicole, is on their design team now, so I thought I would go and check it out-I have been a member on a couple of forums, but some of them are real duds-no-one chats, or if they do, you are excluded as you aren't part of the "in" circle.So, I now will divide my time between a few, mainly the fabulous Forever Always( everyone there is just wonderful!!!!) , Karens' Scrapping Kupboard, and just check in on others todo their challenges, like Scrapapple, with their Weekend Workouts, which are great fun! I love to try something new, and meet new people too!:)
Sorry if this has been a boring post readers! Just stuff to get down, and share some layouts this time around!Keep safe!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I completed this layout, with one of Nicole's stitching classes.Isn't the layout divine? I was over the moon with the way it turned out-THANKYOU NIC!!!-I am so glad to have done this class, and can't wait to try more stitching;)
Today we went out shopping for a new couch! Yay- except the service assistants were really slack, and people kept pushing in, and we left with nothing ...:( I was so looking forward to a new couch too, the one we have is hideous, it is a mushroom colour, it was a hand -me-down, which is great, except I have red and blue feature walls, and pink just looks feral!!!! I plan on repainting the lounge wall, once we have a new wall unit, as the one we have at present is too hard for me to move myself! Then my wall will become a lovely chocolate/taupe colour, which should look alot better, as the couch we want is brown too.Fingers crossed, Jacob will go back on Tuesday, and that will mean a new mattress too-oh my aching back will finally be relieved somewhat!
In other news, I have managed to track down a long lost mate of mine, who I have known since i was 16. His name is Rob, and we used to generally runamuck, get drunk(LOL) and have funtogether! He was my then boyfriends' best mate, and we used to have a blast, talk about anything, and share a passion for Commodores! I rang his sister, whom I had to trace via another old friend, and another, and she had Rob ring me.I know time has passed, but it feels nice to have reclaimed some of my lost past, and I aim to catch up with a few more people before the end of 2008.Due to my moving, and breaking up with said boyfriend, it just got hard, but now it is all great-I have missed the laughs we shared, and can't wait to catch up on lost times.Thanks for reading, and I'd best go and finish my layout! Take care, and don't do anything I wouldn't do, lol!