Monday, March 2, 2009

Woohoo-March is here!!!!

Why am I excited I hear you ask? With a new month, means a heap of new challenges to tackle of course! The last two months I have really enjoyed spreading my wings a little, and trying some of the new challenges that are online. I have a list as long as my arm to create for March. I have just finished a layout for a Scraplift tag challenge over at Savvy. Kerryn has co-ordinated it, and I think it will be great fun! The concept is to have a list of people, and a layout to start, you scraplift it, then your layout is emailed to the next person, and so on, until everyone has done theirs. Then the big reveal happens at the end. I did a layout that was rather different for me- it combines all the elements I love...flowers, stitching, some cutting out-but I tried for a slightly different look to the norm. Kerryn's layout is FABULOUS!!!!!! Can't wait to share:)
Speaking of sharing , here is my layout for the first sketch for March over at BLACK MAGIC SKETCHES. I won't reveal any more of the criteria...you will have to go have a looksie for that! This is my awesome nephew Jonathon...he is a funny man:) I can see him growing up to be a dare-devil, into fast cars like his Aunty Shelly and Uncle Jacob, and a girl stopper!!!! Next is my first March DT piece for SONGBIRD SCRAPS! I absolutely love the way this layout turned out!!!The Kaiser pps are smashing, and I love the colours!Bianca has been teaching her little sister to ride without training wheels lately, and this day, Aleisha had finally started to get the hang of it:)Turning corners is still proving to be a mission, but practise makes perfect,lol! I just love it when I can get photos of them playing together peacefully...quite a feat!!!
My week 5 layout for the TRUE BLUE AUSSIE SCRAPPING COMP at Forever always. This one we had to draw inspiration from either the Daintree(green,one other colour, tree/frog, and embossing) or The Alps. I went for the first theme, as I didn't have any photos left that I thought would be suitable for an all white theme.This is my Meg when she was little...now she is a big, white hairy beast!!!Again, Kaiser pps, and I just adore the owls!!! I was really happy with this one...and then disaster struck. :( I finished this layout on Saturday morning before work. I left it on my table, and merrily went on my way. When I came home, I kid you not, my layout was bent in half like a banana. Oh, I was livid!!!!The glue I used has evidently shrunk back, and ruined it....grrrrrrr....so pissed off!!!!In the last week, I have had rubons that won't adhere, and now Scrapbooker's glue that has wrecked my page. Not happy Jan!!!! I normally don't use this glue much, it's just that I had a larger area of fiddly cut out to adhere.....grrrr. That's my whinge for today!
On a happier note, I won the most FANTASTIC, FABULOUS prize!!!!I never really go into blog candy type draws, I usually forget to leave comments, and such. Weeellll, I have been eagerly following the goings on, and GORGEOUS new releases over at DARKROOM DOOR. If you haven't been for a visit there, Rachel has gorgeous new stamps just released. well, I got excited, and loved what I saw(I have a couple of her sets, and papers too) and decided to leave comments. I won one of the new releases!!!!!The Wilderness Set Vol 2 is the set I have won!!!! To say I am excited is an understatement!Cannot wait to have a play with those...they have fabbosentiments, and beeeyyooootiful, crisp images. Thankyou Rachel and Stewart, you have made my day!

Well, I am off to blog stalk...lots of great work out there to admire! Thanks for dropping by- I love having visitors!!!!Take care:)


2 comments:

Donna E. said...
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Donna E. said...

Hi Shelly :) Donna here (co-Black Magic CT member)... loving your layouts!