Thursday, December 11, 2008
Game 2 is up to Round 5 and at this stage I am still in the comp.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I did a lot of hand cutting for this one for the 3D work. Added Kaiser rhinestones to the centres of the flowers and Kindyglitzed the leaves. Here is a closeup of the detail.
Voting starts tonight and then Round 7 will go up tomorrow night as well as the beginning of the Cybercrop! It is going to be a full on weekend of scrapping. Lucky for the uninterrupted crop time at the local scrap shop on Saturday night, and I actually plan on scrapping this time, no really I do, stop laughing at me!!
Heading off on a little nature walk now in preparation for my first ever Cybercrop challenge. Quite excited really - theme is The Great Outdoors - hence the nature walk. If you want to see what becomes of my little stroll then I guess you will have to join in this weekends crop!! :-P
My new Sass Lass papers that I got in the mail from Uproar yesterday. I must say, I wasn't a fan when they first came out and was pretty sure that I could live without, but I had a voucher to spend so thought I would give them a go. I think the papers make great boy pages and I am very pleased with the overall result.
This layout has a whole heap of stuff from the Crate Paper Lemon Grass Collection. A little indulgence of mine from my last trip to the lss. Probably not something I needed to spend money on this close to christmas but they were just begging to come home with me and I couldn't resist.
Next round of Wipeout starts tonight, fingerscrossed that I get through as I am pretty sure that my name will be in the hat tonight. (there is a three way tie for last place) :-(
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I love this design, was quite quick and easy to make actually. It was a scraplift from a card class I took with Kim (our fab Stampin Up! demonstrater) and I think I am going to use the design for my own christmas cards - something I should get on to real soon!
Wipeout is on now @ Uproar! Round 1 was black, white and one other colour only.
Round 2 challenge was brights but the twist was no black or white was allowed, not even journalling. Tough one - I went through my stash thinking it would be easy as I love brights and have a huge collection - not so unfortunately! Almost every piece had some white or black in it somewhere or other so was actually very tricky! I did find something in the end ..... these yummy papers from My Minds Eye.
None of my layouts have received any votes yet so I was quite lucky not to be wiped out after round 1 ...... but as there was a lot of hiccups with power outage due to the storms Dee was kind enough to allow everyone through to round 2 providing they had both layouts posted by the deadline. I don't think I willl be quite so lucky today though, I think I will be wiped out tonight which is kind of sad as I am really enjoying the game but I guess that's how the game goes. Not too long though and round 2 will start so I can try again. Wish me luck!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This next challenge was to scrap a minimum of three pictures in a creative way. I had these two pieces of pp in my stash that were given to me by my sister when I first started scrapping. She had bought stuff from the scrap shop and the owner gave them to her, she then passed them on to me cause she said she would never use them. I printed the pictures small (2x2") and then cut them out leaving excesss photo paper aound them so they looked like polaroids. I slit the paper along the "ribbons" so that I could tuck the photos underneath. I also randomly placed some gold brads to look like thumbtacks. The sticky note has the occasion written on it like a reminder note and the shopping list is the foods that we ate on the night.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
If you click on the picture you will get a better image to look at.
This challenge was to use one word for the title, one pic, and one layout full of bling!! It is a bit hard to see in the pic but the water splashes are hand cut from plain CS and then covered in crystalina stickles. Papers are MME:
This was the october sketch challenge. I made a library pocket as my envelope element from the sketch. Papers and embellishments are the new MME, Just Dreamy 2. Yum!!
For this challenge you had to complete a layout using things only once ie: one piece of pp, one button, one chippie shape, etc etc. I used my new Chocolate Box Coredinations CS which I absolutely love! Paper is KI Memories:
This challenge was set by Charmane Koch from 123 Challenge. It had to have the number 1 in the title, alterered chippie alphas and more than one rubon. The journalling on this layout lists all of Cody's milestones in his first year of life. The side tab pulls out and I put his hand and footprint on it. I plan to do one of these at each year of his life with his achievements and his prints to track his growth. Papers used are Scenic Route:
This next layout was the monthly challenge from Uproar. Challenge was to use 1 5x7 photo, handmade embellishment and NO flowers. I made hand beaded brackets to put around the picture. I also stitched seed beads in a dotted row across the top of the pp:
My handmade embellishment were the flowers which I punched from corrogated card and the tin lid from inside the formula container and some bazzil. I layered them together to make three total flowers. Papers used here are Sassafras Lass - Robotica, I love these pp's:
Below is my submission for October's White with 1 challenge. The requirements were white, orange and stamping. This is my first time submitting a layout to White with 1. Papers here are Daisy Bucket and my stamping is my journalling which was done with my Stampin Up! alphabit stamps.
And this last layout is my submission for the 123 challenge blog. This is the second month that I have submitted to 123. Papers on this one are Imaginisce - Kewl stuff range.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I went to the craft fair again today! Derek offerered to look after Cody so that I could have some mum time and see the bit I missed seeing yesterday, which was so nice of him since he could barely keep his eyes open. So consequently I have spent enough money lately and it's time to curb my spending.
I was thinking of a "use your stash" challenge, although I wonder how many layouts I would have to do to actually use it? I am sure I wouldn't be shopping till sometime very late in 2009!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This challenge was to scrap a first "thing", no people, so I choose to do our house. Sadly these are the only photos we have of our house being built and they are not even that good. Thank goodness for digital is all I can say. I have done a lot of challenges lately where I have had to go back and dig out old pictures to scrap. In one way I am grateful that I have some but then I also feel sad that I didn't really know the value of having good photos until I became a scrapbooker. I always try to remember to take my camera with me everywhere I go but if not I always know that I have my mobile phone which actually has an awesome 5mp camera in it with flash etc etc.
Off to mum's group today, which will be my first time in ages (am usually working) so am a little excited about that. Will be good to catch up with everyone again.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This next layout is for my challenge blog, Out of the Hat.
I used a paint technique that I have been wanting to try for ages. It uses white rubons on white paper with a paint wash over the top to reveal the rubon. Similar to the wax drawings we used to do as kids.
It's going to be a busy month of scrapping. Uproar are celebrating their 1st birthday with a month long cybercrop and there are all ready quite a few challenges to try your hand at and we are only in week one!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I also went to Sam's Warehouse and got some more jars. They sit on my new Kaiser paper storage racks and hold my ribbons, buttons and flowers. The little spice jars hold my eyelets and brads.
This is a close up of my hanging rails where I keep all my alphas, rhinestones, fozz felt and rubons. (and printer ink - I always have back up cause I hate to run out!)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
If you are curious to see what the challenge is then you will have to go check it out here www.outofthehatscrapchallenge.blogspot.com cause I ain't telling ya!!!!!! HA - HA - HA!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
The CC at Craft Bits & Bears was themed "Summer by the Sea" so it was time to dig out those beach pics. There were 3 challenges for this CC, the first a beach layout, the second a bright summer layout and the last either a beach or summer pic using the colours lt green, yellow, orange and blue. My layouts are below (sorry the 2nd & 3rd got mixed up):
The second cc at Uproar to Scrapmore was a "Retro" themed crop. It was a whole weekend of challenges, fun and games. I got some great specials as well, 3 Bugs in a Rug PP - Yummo!! 10 sheets for $10 - Bargain!!
This next challenge was an OTP which was supposed to be constructed on a vinyl LP and then displayed on a plate stand. I didn't have an LP so I cut a circle out of black bazzil and made mine on that. I like the idea of it being on CS better as now I can mount it on a full sheet of CS and put it in my album. The challenge was to use pink & green, lots of layering and a retro word in the title.