Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch

is the newest challenge blog around!!! You probably have all heard of it by now but just in case you haven't pop on over HERE and you might have a chance to win this!!

So what are we about???

The main aim here is to get people journalling...telling their story. It seems as though people are not journalling on their pages as much as they used to. I have to say I am guilty of that too...A lot of us these days tend to go for more pretty or artistic pages and forget the journalling, which is probably the reason we all started scrapbooking.

How will this work?

Twice a month, we will provide you with a sketch as inspiration and ask that the only other requirement will be to add some journalling on your pages...or cards..Yes ...this is also for can adjust the sketch and make a card from it...and try to add some journalling somewhere. Also beside traditional layout scrappers and card makers, artists that do art journals, and/or altered art are also welcome. Only requirement is that you use the sketch AND add some journaling.

All of the winners will be picked by out Design Team and you will have the chance to be our Guest Designer or to win a prize as well.
Can't wait to play along!


Check this out!!! This is the latest GIVEAWAY that Sam is having at PURPLE PUMPKIN!

So anyway, want to win this?? Then here's what you have to do...

  • Be a follower of  the Purple Pumpkin blog, and post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to the PP blog. After you've done that, just leave a comment after the giveaway post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

Sam be announcing a winner on the 28th of April...Good Luck!!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Its Raining....

its pouring....well not really but its raining again!!! Just that annoying rain, stops, starts, stops starts...oh well its nice and cool for a change today so I shouldn't complain...just as long as we don't get too much!

Well since DH worked on Saturday I had a little play around with the SUYS Sketch.  I was determined to use up some old (I mean old) papers.  So I pulled out some My Minds Eye Breaking Free papers...yes told you they were old..and I put them to good use (I think!!!).

Added criteria:
  • Handmade Embellie 
  • Number in the title 


100% Surfer Style:  Photo is really deceiving...we were not really at the beach but at a park in Rockhampton which had these surf boards to test out our balance skills...the boys loved them!

My handmade embellishments....doily and button from Purple Pumpkin (of course!)

Love my new Prima flower... :))

Speaking of Purple Pumpkin...check out today's announcement...I am being introduced there today..lucky last! hehe!!

Also the next sale date is:

Monday 4th of April 2011 at 7.30pm

I am sure Sam will be updating the blog shortly with some yummy sneaks, so make sure you pop back from time to time. 

Ooooh its nearly the end of the month again so just a reminder...Have you completed these challenges??

Enjoy your week :))

Saturday, March 26, 2011

123 Challenge...

Hello everyone,

Before I went away last week, I had a go at the 123 Challenge.  I mean when the criteria was this....why wouldn't you!!

Colour: Light/Medium Blue
Word: To/Too/Two (you choose which one)
Technique/Product/Theme Idea: Doilies

If you haven't worked it out by now...I have a small thing for doilies...paper kind or fabric kind! It doesn't matter!!

Two Mischief Makers - More Bo Bunny papers. Older ones this time...I am really trying hard to use up some of my older stash.  This time I cut out the middle of the white paper doiley and used it as a frame for my photo. Then I framed it again to give it more depth with some twine. There is also a fabric doiley poking out there too. 

Well my DH is working its just feels like another day...BUT I am allowing myself 1 hour of cleaning and then I am going to scrap....that's a good deal isn't it!

Have a great weekend :))

Friday, March 25, 2011

Freeze this moment....

is the latest challenge at Scrap the Boys! This month your challenge is to use a specific TIME as your layout's title...

  • Capture a moment in your day that you want to remember, part of your daily routine or something special the kids or hubby has on, or a specific day or moment that you want to remember.

  • You then need to use that time/date as your layout title.

There are so many moments in my little boys lives that I want to freeze but I couldn't go past this one.  Riley's 1st day at Kindy.  Such a big moment in his life and ours too.  Routines have needed to be adjusted.  Finlay is having to adjust (still adjusting mind you!) not having Riley at home to play with....that has been HUGE as they have always been joined at the done everything together! But Riley has loved it from day one. He now has two special friends which he hugs every day he goes and always reminds me when I drop him off...'please don't forget about me today Mummy'.....awwww as if I would! They are just a few little things I wanted to record of his life at Kindy at the moment. (will scrap them soon...;))
31.01.11 - Using some Bo Bunny Cambridge papers.  And I totally love my chippie clock hands. :)

A banner I won from HERE.

And just some journalling...

Back home now after being away for a week.  Riley is at Kindy today so I will endeavour to get around to visit you all :))
Thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave...really appreciate them :))
Happy Friday :))

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stuck Sketches?!

Hello everyone,

By now I am sure you have all seen the 2nd sketch for Stuck Sketches?!. Totally loved this sketch.


Laughter - Using some of the December Boy kit from WOIN.

Entries are to be linked by midnight March 31st to be in the running for one of this month's vouchers. Look forward to seeing your layout soon :))

This is a schedule blog post, I am away due to a death in the family.  Will be back soon to catch up with you all.

Take care

Friday, March 18, 2011

Going Away and Giveaway

Hello everyone,

Just want to say sorry for not being around much this week.  I have been concentrating on catching up with housey stuff, catching up with friends and getting organised to go away.  My mojo did slip away at the start of the week but I am happy to say I have finished 2 layouts which I can share, but it will have to wait until I come back. Brad's grandma passed away earlier in the week, so we are off to Brisbane to be with family.

Before I go and want to say a HUGE CONGRATS to my friend Nic Pomeroy for getting a massive 75,000 hits on her blog!!! Way to Go Nic!! So to celebrate she is generously having a HUGE giveaway.  Here are a few photos of what she has to offer.  Check out more details HERE.

Will be back to catch up with you all next Thursday :))
Be good :))

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Colour Combos Galore #183

Hello to all my lovely blog readers,

Hope you are all having a great start to your week! Gosh its early but I had a huge day yesterday and I am going to be out again today, so I thought while the rest of the house is still stilling I will catch up on some computer time!

Last Friday revealed another GORGEOUS colour combo at Colour Combos Galore.

Summer Look - The designer challenge was to be inspired by the gorgeous butterfly dress and add butterflies to your page.  Well if you haven't guessed by now, butterflies is something I nearly put on every page, so with a little squeal of delight, I created this. I was loosely inspired by the things hanging down from the ceiling, to the left of the dress, which gave me the idea of my running paint splatters under my big butterfly.

I used a piece of this....Hambly overlay but mine was in white.  Cut out the big butterfly and traced on to black cardstock. There is also a teeny button from Purple Pumpkin in there too.

So there you have it....
Hope you all have a great day.  We have been having some really lovely rain here since Friday I think it was. Great scrapping weather hey!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Who wants something from ME :) :)

Well I have decided to be part of this after seeing it on so many of my scrappy friends blogs.  This one comes from Julie Winks

[Pay it forward for creative people]:  I promise to send something handmade to the first five people who leave a comment on this post. They must in turn, promise to post this and send something they made to the first five people to reply. It must be sent sometime in 2011. It can be anything you have made... from jewellery, sewing, cards all counts.


Can you please add your favourite colour when commenting - thanks heaps ;);)

Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The moment has arrived....

where I am thrilled beyond words to tell you I am now part of the Purple Pumpkin's Design Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Head on over HERE to check out the announcement. 

I was so humbled when I read how many applicants applied and little ol' me was narrowed down!! Thank you Sam for this wonderful opportunity and HUGE CONGRATS to all the other lucky ladies and the Guest Design Team.  I am looking forward to working alongside of you all and hopefully be somewhat inspiring.  My official term doesn't start till next month (April).

Well I have been scrapping, nothing to show at the moment tho...I do like to get my team commitments out of the road first.  Hopefully I will have them finished this week and after that, I will be getting stuck in to some challenges.

Hope you are having a good week :))

Friday, March 4, 2011

TCR Palette #47

Hello everyone,

Well its looking like another wet day here today, its very overcast with heavy looking clouds about.  Yesterday the boys had fun out in the rain and mud!!?? I am sure they will be back out there again today!! During the week I managed to complete a layout for The Colour Room.

One cool dude... I have had this photo of Finlay for ages!! He went thru a stage where he loved to wear daddy's hats but they always went on backwards!

Thanks for checking in again today and for every comment that you leave, hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

White with PINK!!

White with 1 challenge for March is WHITE with PINK....BRIGHT PINK!!!! Also you need to use Artisan Elements...think Jenny Bowlin labels etc etc.  Go HERE to check out more details and the CT's AMAZING layouts!!!

Here is my sample....

Now when I saw the challenge I thought...WHAT!!!!??? What am I going to do but Pink is perfect for scrapping photos of boys with their mothers or grandmothers etc.  This photo is of Finlay and his Nana..

Love you.... a very minimalist layout...but I am loving that at the moment.. :))

Thanks for all your birthday wishes for Riley.  He sure did have a good day, a busy day with lots of phone calls and he loved opening more of his presents and spending the afternoon with this big cousin! Daddy even surprised him coming home for the night after his shift finished...but he has to go back out today :(

It looks like a wet day here for rained all night. Ahhhhh...perfect scrapping weather!!!
Have a super duper day :))

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

There is no greater....

gift than today, is the quote that needs to be incorporated either in your title or your journalling for March's KIU challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge.  Photo taken while holidaying in Yeppoon over New Year.

On a personal note....I have a big 4 year old today!!! Happy birthday my little man...we are off to the park for the morning.  Here are a few photos I took on Sunday. I am so happy with how they turned out, normally I can't get Riley to look at the camera! I got a little teary yesterday thinking of this time 4 years ago...where does the time go hey!

Best keep going, have a great day :))

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ready for the new Challenges??

Well another months bites the dust and a new one has started!!!! Oh I love the start of a new really kick starts the creative juices doesn't it!  Well the 1st of March kick starts my 6 month term at Stuck?! Sketches.  The sketch is just FABULOUS!!!! You must try it!!!


Looking for sea shells.... some masking/misting again...loving it at the moment!

One of the shells collected by the boys at the beach...

It really is a gorgeous sketch, open to lots of interpretation.  Sara is posting up half the CT layouts today and the other half on the 5th of March so head on over to HERE now and come back on the 5th to be WOWED by the Creative Team!

Look forward to seeing your layout.
Have a great day :)