Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My little Album...

finally made it to print. Its in the latest Scrapbooking magazine along with another layout of mine!!!! Its soooo exciting cause I nearly gave up on this little album being published as it was accepted over 18 months ago but one day out of the blue I received my email along with what issue it would be it is...FINALLY!!!

I made this funky little fabric album (Maya Road) as part of a challenge that was held at Bons Scraps.  The challenge requirements was that it had to have lots of fabric, rubbons, buttons, stitching...can't remember if there was anything else...lots of fun things to look at....Its funny how we look back and I could do this so much better now...but I still love it...its part of my creative journey! 

And my layout that was also in the mag...yep I scrap a little different now but again...I still love it :)))

And just cause I is a little sneak for next month....not long now!!!!!

Hope you are all keeping in Central Queensland today...its blowing a GALE!!!!! Not super cold but just annoying!!

Till next time :))

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Scrapping....

Hello to you all :)))

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! My parents arrived here safely Saturday night so we have spent a lot of time catching up since then...but during the day on Saturday while DH was at a course, I sat down and did a couple of challenges!


Haven't played along in a while so this time I feel in love with the gorgeous sketch (1st of June Challenge)...added criteria...winter theme and of course a handmade embellishment.. :)))


Walk..... I tinted my photo to give it a 'warm' feel to it...

My handmade embellishment is this cute little Purple Pumpkin bee button.

Butterfly and transparency are from Collections.....gorgeous gorgeous products!

Next layout is for:


Challenge....White with Red and polka dots or circles.

Lil Scruff....Oh yes my little Finlay can be such a scruff sometimes...his shirt always manages to come untucked, there is always dirt on his face and hands...some days he looks like no one cares about!! but I guess he is a BOY!!

Close up of my circles....

Best keep going...have lots to do today :)))
Have a great holidays here in Queensland....YAY!!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Colour Combos Galore #197

Well I can't believe I have now done 3 weeks of colour combos in a row...quite proud of myself, seeing as tho its been another busy month for me here at home.

This week the colour palette really got me out of my comfort zone....I will show you what I mean.

Now I don't normally scrap with pink, let alone pink and red together but I think with the black and cream it makes another stunning colour combination...try it sometime, you will be surprised!  Also the designer challenge was to create a project by digitally enhancing the photo by adding a digital frame, text or flourish or any other design...I am not sure if you can see but I digitally added 2 little pinky/red flowers to Finlay's hand.

You are my world....

Another gorgeous handmade flower from Charms Creations.

I have a new addiction...when will it ever stop! Tom Holtz Perfect Pearls mists!!!! They are totally gorgeous! This one is  "Forever Red" but against the cream cardstock it turned out a pink which I was more than happy with :))))

I also took inspiration from the bike wheel in the inspiration picture to create this "circle" layout.  The black circles are Scrapware chippie which I just painted black.

Hope you are having a fab week!
Thanks to everyone's encouraging comments, you always bring a smile to my face :))))

Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello everyone,

Another new week...last week of school, well Kindy for me, before the school holidays...are you all ready??! I can't wait.  My dad and mum are coming up for a week and then they are taking Riley back for a weeks holiday with his cousin.  He is sooo excited!

Last week I thought I better do a few challenges.  So here they are.....

123 Challenge




Imagination....I have used some Tim Holtz tape as a background which I also misted over and 'roughed' up..Is that enough brown??...I never know when doing these challenges, how much to use and how much other colours we can use...oh well this is where it led me!

Love this quote which has the word 'CREATE' in it. 

Closer look at the tape....

Scrap the Boys
Another gorgeous colour challenge which I just had to do!

So Carefree....Really getting into my doiley stash lately...must get some more soon :)))

A closeup....check out the super cute fish button from Purple Pumpkin! This button was released at the last sale.

Okay better go and catch up on some blog hopping!
Have a great week :))))

Thursday, June 16, 2011

TCR Palette #62

oooh I have been a little colour motivated lately....some months all I love are sketches and this month I seem to be driven by colour.  So I had a little play with the latest colour palette at The Colour Room.

Its a scary one but I was determined to do it as it is same/similar colours that my Dad and Mum had in their bridal party, 35 yrs ago.  Last October they were staying at our house while they celebrated their wedding anniversary so I quickly snapped a photo of them with my two little boys. 

35 Years of Love....

A little Purple Pumpkin Button hiding in there too :))))

Hope your week has been kind to you all!
Thanks for dropping by and as always I appreciate every comment left :)))))
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Needing Inspiration??

Hello :)))

How has your scrappy month been going??? With this dull chilly weather, yes the clouds are rolling in again today.... its perfect indoor scrapping weather hey! Well why not try the new sketch at Stuck Sketches?! Its a super gorgeous sketch..


Forever....Using some yummy Glitz and Basic Grey papers.

and one of these gorgeous handmade lollipop flowers from Charms Creations with a My Little Bit of Whimsy  birdie pin poked into it...

Hope you find the time to play along.  Entries are to be linked to the link box found in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm June 30th to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor prizes.

And speaking of Charms Creations, Charm is having a giveaway on her blog. This is what is up for grabs.  Check out all details HERE.

Don't forget this SALE....!!

Hope you are having a great week :))

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Colour Combos Galore #196

Hello everyone,

Just quickly popping up a layout I did for the latest colour palette at CCG.  When I first saw it I thought...nah...not for me, but as usual I couldn't stop thinking about it...and over the weekend I started to fiddle...finally I LOVE what I came up with, all thanks for a gorgeous piece of Core'dination's Cardstock which I sanded. The colours together actually look stunning. 

 Th Designer's challenge was to journal about what you love about summer!

Summer Holiday....

How cute is that little car button from Purple Pumpkin??!! It looks like its all loaded up ready for a holiday...just like we were!

Thanks for visiting ...hope you are all having a great week :))))

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Colour Combos Galore #195

Hello everyone,

Just thought I would share with you today a layout I created for Colour Combo's Galore!  I love playing along and just lately, for one reason or another, I haven't been joining in like I would love this week I made sure that I had a go!

This is the colour palette and the designer challenge was to use hot air balloons....not necessary but a challenge if you want one.  My blue is a little but of a different shade...would you believe, I have 2 boys and have hardly any blue paper!!!!! Must rectify that!

Of course, I have always been wanting to do something like that for ages...been admiring from afar so many gorgeous layouts that have these cute little hot air balloons on them....So yesterday while I was cleaning up a very messy scrap desk, my mind was thinking of what I could do, what to use etc to make a little hot air balloon...and there it was...right there in front of me....already cut out from something waiting to be used....only problem...the colours weren't right.  So I pulled out my colouring in pencils and set about doing some very therapeutic it is...:)))) my balloon which once had yellow and pink on has all the right colours :)))

I also did some more altering....the green flower once was yellow, just sprayed some Green Meadow Glimmermist on it and the gorgeous Purple Pumpkin button is inked a little...Oh and that yummy red flower is from HERE.

Well I best keep going...want to go and catch up on some blogs :)))

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments :))

Monday, June 6, 2011

Do you have moments...

Hello and Happy Monday :))))

Do you have moments where your children say things and you think... "I must not forget that"!! Well it happens quite regularly in this household...Riley is fast becoming like his daddy...a little character.  I have started to write things down now so I don't forget cause I know one day I will love to look back and smile and remember the little things that my boys said that can so easily be forgotten.

Well just recently Riley said something, that to everyone else, it may not be cute or funny or mean was one of those "had to be there" moments, but all the means something to me/us. It was the way he said it that had my DH and I in stitches of laughter!!!....I knew then I had to scrap that moment.

I chose the GORGEOUS sketch designed by the talented Lou Creative Team sample for Stuck Sketches?! to record this moment.


You said what!....Using some gorgeous Bo Bunny paper which I inked, distressed and misted/masked...all things I LOVE to do at the moment!

Close up on the journalling :))

Finally got my Maya Road chipboard cogs out!!! And check out that gorgeous Purple Pumpkin spotty button!!! :)))

Entries are to be linked up to the entry form in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm on June 30th to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor provided prizes.

Have a happy week :))))

Friday, June 3, 2011


is the night!!!

Yes its SALE time again at PURPLE PUMPKIN!!!!!!! Check out some of these fantastic new items that will be for sale!

So make sure you are online tonight HERE, 3rd June at quick everything sells FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See you then :)))))

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Purple Pumpkin June Challenge

Just popping up the June Challenge at Purple Pumpkin.  Its another gorgeous sketch again designed by Sarah Ward. Just remember to include any sort of Purple Pumpkin embellishment on your layout! :))


The Party Hat.... My littlest man at his 2nd birthday party! Using some gorgeous Pink Paislee paper and silver flag as well as some October Afternoon :)) And the masking is using a Crafter's Workshop template :)))

These aqua colour Purple Pumpkin buttons would have to be my favourite

There will be 2 prizes up for grabs.... 1st prize will be decided by the design team and the 2nd prize will be a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win. So what are you waiting for? Get scrapping and use up some of your Purple Pumpkin stash!! When you've completed your layout, link it up in the sidebar. You can link it to your blog, facebook page or online gallery. Entries close at midnight 30th of June.

Best keep to have the morning with my girlfriends :))) and its a beautiful day today...the wind has gone!!!

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments :)))
Take care
Min xx