Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a scrapping fiesta!

I have done literally HEAPS of scrapping in the last week or so! What's more- I have been so stoked with the've gotta love it when the mojo just oozes, and layouts come together so easily-as opposed to pushing products around your scrapping desk, and not getting anywhere at all! My first layout here was for the ABBA Cybercrop at FOREVER ALWAYS last weekend. I miffed it- not paying attention,of course- and chose a song title that wasn't on the list..Der... However, I do love the layout I created below:) Shame that it was the wrong song, roflmao! I love Basic Grey papers, but I usually find them difficult to scrap with.I have had the pps from the first two layouts for aaaggggeeesss, but they worked so well for these layouts!Oh, and I am totally loving orange at the moment too, which is a colour I could never envision scrapping with before. Teal, Orange and White is now a fave colour combo for sure!
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 hadn't taken any photos of my girls together of late, and decided it high time to change that!This layout is for Scrapjacked, which has just been given a reprisal by the lovely Louise Nelson!Here is my take on this month's jack!I love Heidi Swapp stuff....another item in the stash for awhile, but it worked so well with this photo.

At the fabbo Forever Always( my home away from home:) we had to use our scraps from the Cybercrop tio create two are the two I came up with. A bit of stitching, Mrs Finlayson, I hope you are proud of me:) Some Cuttlebug fun on the other one.

I am a bit muddled here, I do 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

More to share...

Have been scrapping like a demon- so many layouts in my head that are coming to fruition! If you aren't busy this weekend, and need some inspiration, Forever Always has a really cool cybercrop happening!!! Abba themed too- bust out the seventies gear for that one,lol! My layout" Precious" with our gorgeous native koalas is my layout for challenge one-the criteria was to use an altered item( I used a texture plate on the Core-dinations c/s to give a tree trunk look) buttons, 4 photos,and Bazzill. It all seemed fitting to do this layout as it is after all Steve Irwin day today! Oh, you had to use an acrylic stamp too- so I busted out a Heidi Swapp one.
My other lo is for a random challenge at Scrapbook Savvy- you had to use decorative edges. Well, that was the one I uploadeds for anyhow! I originally did the layout for Renee's technique challenge, with a glittery background, but then I forgot which challenge it was for, couldn't find it, got flustered, and realised I could use it for Sarah's instead! Works for me:)
Well, that's all for now folks! No doubt I will be back with more over the weekend- and I will be putting more blog links on too-just have to find where I wrote them all down! Have a good one:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More to share...

These lovely high heels were taught at a recent do , at the fabbo Nichole's house. Thankyou to Christiane, and Kim, for showing me how to make them! This is my first attempt,so I need to fine tune a little more, but I love them, they are so sweet! I think that they will be a hit with the aunties, and other lady relatives for Christmas! The stamps on the shoe are from my Stampin' Up Sweet Serendipity set. Isn't it handy when you know the best Stampin' Up lady in the world? Shameless plug for gorgeous Nichole!!!!!!!Thanks for your monthly dos Nic- they are a hoot!I am lucky to have some of the most wonderful friends in the world I reckon!:)
This card is for my sister-in-law for her birthday in a few weeks. I saw the colour combo purple and orange listed in a mag, and thought, I will have a go at that!Love the way they look together, so much so that I have started a lo with this combo in mind.

This bag is flocked- I just loved this Poinsietta paper when I bought it- like ages ago! Now, after making this, I wish I had bought more! I am going to give these to the kids as a lolly bag at Christmas- and of course, I will make some for dogs too! These fabbo boxes were demonstrated by Vicki at a workshop I went to. Thanks for the inspiration Vicki! I will have to put a link to her blog on here - update my blog a bit- I have a few people to put on here!

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

More layouts!

I am starting to feel like a scrapper again! I have done q few these last few days, some I can't share at the moment, as I am undecided as to whether to keep them for the Scrap top 50 competition......just not quite confident if they are good enough! But I do have these two beauties to share. The first one, the lizard layout is for the scraplift challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. I have only just joined there this last week, I saw the monthly sketch and had to take part,lol! This little water dragon hitched a ride in a campervan we bought, Aleisha was so excited when we found him in the garden! I have wanted to use the photos for ages, and the idea just flowed - love it when that happens!
This layout of Aleisha, " aDORAble" is for the Cisters sketch of the month challenge.I always pop in there to see Krissy's gorgeous work in there, and when I saw this sketch, it was soo cute , and I knew the photo would work. If you're reading this Krissy, hope I did the sketch justice!!! Of course, Krissy's layout is divine, and so sweet.Very girly layout this one. What's more, I got to use the Dora rub-ons I bought ages ago- Aleisha is a mega Dora fan!
Not much else to report around here, just housework waiting like any other day! We went out yesterdayfor a lookie in the shops, Jacob bought a hd set top box, I dunno if I think it is much different-still looks like telly to me!Thanks for dropping in!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yay-a scrappy week!

I have started to find myself again this week, with lots of scrapping going on! We are in the midst of some renovating too, and our new pergola was finished today-Jacob has been working so hard to get it finished the last few days, and thankfully the weather has held!
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

Mojo flow!!!

This week has been so great, I have really started to scrap again, which I am totally loving! The first few days I really just went on a bit of a "rediscovery" trip- oh, I forgot I had, I have to use that pp... and so it goes! Once I got over pushing papers around though, I actually got something done! This first one is the October monthly sketch at Forever Always, and it was just perfect for Bianca's school snaps! I can't find the small year one photos- oops, they are still somewhere safe! I used some of my Sweet Sampler stamps on this one for the background, and I was so happy with how it turned out!

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!