Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Out The Back

This is another page for my ablum 'my place in the sun'.
This is our back door and the view we have from it.

Mission 9

Set by Kerryn is to create a layout using lots of different alphas in your title. Now I have so many alphas that this was not a problem for me, but I can say it was outside my comfort zone to create a layout with so many different alphas.
Layered lots of paper and stitched the ribbon onto the page. I seem to have a great liking with the colour orange at present. To see more of the missions in the Biggest Loser Comp pop on over to Scrapz.

Soul Scrappers Challenges

Erika at Soul Scrappers has set a colour challenge to use this mix of colours...
Kraft, Pink, Red and Black.
Well I can tell you pink and red on the same layout kind of scared me a bit, but I bit the bullet and created this...

I rather liked how it turned out. The photos of Summah eating ice-cream were so perfect for this layout.
Also the first Challenge for the Glee Club has been posted. We had to create a layout based on a classic rock song of the Beetles, it also had to stay true to the genre of classic rock. Well after much thinking, and more thinking I finally came up with this...
and some close up for you...

I made the pearl pin using a tooth pick. And yes the photo is of me as a toddler. Coming soon some of my digital layout.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Our Little Corner Of Paradise

This is another page for 'my place in the sun' album. Lesson 1- no place like home.
it isn't much but we call it home. This is looking down our drive way, we live out of town on acreage.   The yard was very untidy, it had been raining for days and the grass was extra long and hubby was trying to fix the driveway has half of it ha washed away.
To take part in the course pop on over to Scrap Beginnings Blog.

My Place In The Sun

This is the cover page for my album 'My Place In The Sun'.
All the pages for my album will be digital and put together as a book at the end of the course, you know one of those photo books you can order online.
So if you want to participate in this year long scrapping adventure, yes I call it an adventure as I am sure it will be interesting and different. Pop on over to Jane's Scrap Beginnings Blog to find out all the details.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mission 3

for Scrapz Biggest Loser.
The challenge was to create a layout using 3 or more spotty papers. So I dug out some really old papers and created this.
loved the mix of papers and colours used.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Punky Scraps Challenge 5

Seeing has I can not do any traditional scrapping at present due to surgery to my elbow, I did this digital layout for challenge 5 over at Punky Scraps.
We had to include this quote...
and here is my page...
I used digi kit 'Blossom On Ice' from Digital Crea. Thanks for stopping by.

Glee Club At Soul Scrappers

Soul Scrappers is running a challenge series based on GLEE Club (don't you love that show!!). Lots of great challenges, quizes, competitions and best of all lots of great prizes. Come on over and check it out here......

Week 1 Challenge starts January 22nd.
Don't forget to mention my name when signing up for the Glee Club :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Punky Scraps Challenge 4

Is a sketch challenge, designed by Jodi Dolbel
So I had a play and this is what I created...
I used Basic Grey Obscure papers and alphas, AC ribbon, Heide Swapp stars, Li'l Davis chip circle tag, Prima flowers, Making Memories chip flowers, pearls, buttons, paper clip, ticket, Heide Grace pins, staples and thread. Photos were taken on our US holiday in 2005.
Thanks for stopping by.

Scrapz Biggest Loser Comp

Has stated over at Scrapz...
Mission one is to create a layout using Heike's sketch...

So this is what I came up with...

Used lots of old stash again, I think that is myy mission in life now, to use up all my old stuff...
Papers: Fontwerks, Making Memories & Autumn Leaves. Heide Swapp star and tag, Making Memories & Kaiser paint, Heide Grace heart, button, tag, string, dymo labels, staples, Marcella metal accent, & chip shapes.
Just love playing with paint at present. Well thanks for stopping by, and I do love getting your comments.
Take care!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches

I decided to play along with this month's sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches, this is ths sketch.
And this is my layout...

Products used Basic Grey papers, Scenic Route alphas, tag, buttons, string, brads, K & Co letters and 7 Gypsies paper clip.
So do pop on over to Sassy Lil' sketches and look at the wonderful inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by, take care!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Punky Scraps Challenge 3

I had lots of fun creating this layout for challenge 3 over at Punky Scraps.
Used lots of paint, Kaiser paper, Prima flowers, Heidi Swapp chip letters, paper clips & plastic flowers, lace, doily, Lil Davis chip shapes, butterfly punch and Dymo labels.
So why not check out Punky Scraps for the inspiration image for this challenge.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flood Water...

These are some photos of the flood water at my place...
Just down the road from us.

Looking out over our back veranda, it came up a bit more than in the photo.

These 2 are from the top of 'Dunethin Rock' looking down onto Maroochy River.

All these photos are at the jetty/boat ramp just around the corner from us.
This photo is from Bli Bli bridge looking back towards Maroochydore, yep it has started to rain here again.
Too see more of the Qld floods go to the ABC website.
Please take care if you are near flood water...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kraft It Up!

For their January challenge you have to create a layout based on the theme SUMMER and you must also use a SUMMER word in your title, using Kraft cardstock as your base. Here is my layout for this challenge
Scrapped some of my older photos here, summer 1992. I used some old stock as well, Kaiser & We R Memories Keepers papers, Basic Grey rubons, Heidi Swapp & Making Memorie stickers, Dymo label maker, thread and Lil Davis chip letters.
So why not pop on over to Kraft It Up! and check out the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

One Little Word 2011

After lots and lots of thinking about what word to select for this year I have decided to go with...


'Emphasizing what is laudable, hopeful, or to the good; constructive: a positive attitude toward the future; positive things to say. Not speculative or theoretical; practical: a positive approach to the problem'.

I tend to be a negative person by nature, so this is going to be challenge for me. I am alway's pulling things apart verbally and alway's looking for the worse of every situation.  So here hoping that I can keep to my word...

Raquel's RAK

Wow you should see the fantastic RAK that Raquel is giving away to one of her followers. Look at all the lovely goodies...
So all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog and become a follower.
But for an extra ticket in the draw post it on your blog and let her know. You have until the 30th January.
How easy is that :)

From Screen 2 Scrap

'9 to 5' is this month's inspiration poster over at FS2S
The added criteria was to use a photo from the 80's, a clock and a red title. So here is my layout...
 'Parenthood not a nine to five job' title was created using my very old Dyno label maker. I made the doilies myself which I thought were every 80's. Paper used was Restoration by Crete Paper, Heide Swapp chip flowers and acetate clock face, 7 Gypsies arrow turns, Li'l Davis bookplate, shipping tag, string, Glimmermist and paper doily.
I am rather please with how this turned out :)
Well thanks for stopping by and take care!