Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happiness is....

Hello everyone,
Did you know that Manor House Creations and Twiddleybitz have teamed up this month! I was so lucky to be sent some gorgeous OTP chipboard projects from Twiddleybitz. The first project I did was using this gorgeous 3D Shadow Box.

So I transformed it into this.....


I did my usual ripping/tearing/curling and had oodles of fun creating this cute little beach scene.  This photo was taken at Easter time while camping at the beach.  This place is seriously so beautiful and amazing, a real little bit of paradise.   This beach is privately owned...well sort of I guess...the owners (who we know) property backs right up to the beach and the public can't access it.  So the shells that were on this beach were truly amazing, fully intact and just beautiful...I think we collected a few buckets of shells while we were there.

Anyway, enough rambling...happiness is really just enjoying these little moments together...I have used loads and loads of Shimmerz products on this layout to give it a real beachy/sparkly feel. Photos just don't do it justice but you will get the idea I am sure :))

Beautiful Manor House flowers....

I am really into beads and sequences at the moment, so they were fun to add!

And look what we got on the weekend....a very cute little dog for the boys...awww...these photos melt my heart! Very good friends of ours are heading off for a trip around Australia and needed a new home for one of their dogs.  Mimi (named from previous owners) is just gorgeous, so well behaved and very good with children.  Haven't heard her bark once and she does lots of sleeping...hehe...so over the weekend she got loads of cuddles and smothered in attention from the boys...While Riley is at school, Finlay just sits outside with Mimi, talking to her and giving her lots of pats...a great little friend for him :))

Sorry this is such a long post!

Can't believe its August tomorrow...where is the year going!! Will be back to share another Twiddley project soon.

Thanks so much for visiting, your comments really keep me going :))

Have a great day!
Min xo

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Everything is Beautiful....

especially in the eyes of children...and I am trying these days to see what they see and just experience nature's beauty.

I created a layout for Manorhouse Creations using some of the new and very gorgeous winter flowers.

"Beauty is Everywhere"

I so love those cute petite roses...my favourite and using lots of Shimmerz on the background paper for added interest. I also cut the circles out of my background paper for a different look.

A few more close ups...

Don't forget to check out what's happening this week at Manorhouse Creations...its all happening on the BLOG.

This week we’ve combined the creative talents of our design team with the fabulous products from the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.
Twiddleybitz is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of chipboard and fine crafts products located in Western Australia. http://www.twiddleybitz.com.au

Their moto: Let Twiddleybitz change the way you scrapbook!

Stay tuned for my Twiddleybitz projects...!!!

Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny warm day for winter, that Finlay and I spent a good while at the park...just him and I after we dropped Riley of at school, so I grabbed the opportunity and took some photos of my little man....love spending lazy days together!

Here are just a couple of my favourites...

awww...love my little boy..we had loads of fun!

Thanks for visiting...
Min xo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Everyday Moments....

Hello Hello :))))
Thought it was about time I brush the cobwebs away and pop back into my sadly neglected blog to share with you a quick little project I got up to over the school holidays.  School has been back for a week now but I haven't been well lately so I just didn't feel the urge to blog.

At the time I did this layout I just wanted to experiment, try different textures and techniques...

Monkey Business.... I have enjoyed recently going through my photos and coming across some everyday moments...always bound to bring a smile to my face and I love to think about those good times.  This photo on the layout was one of those times.  The boys had been given this game from their grandparents, and I remember sitting their playing with them soaking up all the little giggles and silliness that we were having while playing this game. So I wanted to reflect the fun we had this day on my layout, by having fun myself using lots of bits and pieces.

The background paper is some MME.  I scrunched and glued some tissue paper and put it over the top for a different look and texture. Hambly, washi tape, 7Gypsies tape and lots of Shimmerz products on this layout.

I have discovered a love for sequences and that black 'wirey' thing is actually some Prima Twisters, which I just coloured and twisted in my own way. Love it :))

And look what is about to arrive any day now.... can't wait!!!

Hope you are having a great week....thanks so much for visiting.
Min xo

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Hello and Welcome to Scrap For Help's BLOG HOP!  This past June was Scrap for Help’s 1 year anniversary.

We are so happy for all the support we’ve had from around the world. We are so grateful to everyone who sponsors our blog, to those who participate in our challenges and help us with our humble cause.
What better way for us to show our appreciation than to have a Blog Hop and celebrate with you.

We have some great prizes up for grabs so please follow along.  To qualify and win the prizes you must complete the following:

1.    You must VISIT every blog and leave a comment

2.    You must become a FOLLOWER of Scrap For Help

3.    You must become a FOLLOWER of every designer’s blog.

Blog Hop Starts on July 5th  at 10AM EST and ends on July 31st  11:59pm EST.

Our Challenge this month is to use FEATHERS in your project.

The simple rules for this challenge are as follows:

** This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
- If you want to participate in this months Challenge with a layout or card, you need to use FEATHERS as your recycled material item.


We have 5 Great Prizes up for grabs from our sponsors, check out the SFH blog for more details.

Experience.... I decided to do a layout about myself for once...last month was was particularly rough for me in many ways, lots of things happening in my life, family changes etc etc... so this Tim Holtz stamp was perfect for me, something that I need to remember. Played around and did something different, and placed it over the photo for a different look.

My feathers..... :))))

Love using my script stamp and then while is was still damp, spritzing some water on on to give it that old vintage look.

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Sabrina Sulaiman....

Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Babi Boas http://babiboas.blogspot.com.br/
Chantal Vanderberg  http://girlsjustwannascrapbook.blogspot.com.br/
Cindy Adkins http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com.br/
Cynthia Renaud   http://cyndiscrap.blogspot.com
Felicity Wilson http://www.herhand.blogspot.com.br/
Heather Jacob   http://heatherartandlife.blogspot.com.br/
Keren Tamir http://kerentamir.blogspot.com.br/
MarĂ­lia Lopes http://mariliallopes.blogspot.com.br/
Melinda Thompson http://www.minseverydaymoments.blogspot.com.br/
Sabrina Sulaiman  http://sabrinascrapbook.blogspot.com.br/
Sandi T http://scrappingasigo.blogspot.com.br/
Sandie Edwards http://delightfullycrazytoo.blogspot.com.br/
Sharon Ngoo http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com.br/
Solange Marques http://solangescrap.blogspot.com.br/

Thanks for visiting and Happy Hopping!!
Min xo