Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get Picky Sketch #17

Had fun playing along with this sketch.
I am loving using orange on my pages lately, seem to pop up a lot! Love all the facial expressions that Mia does. Here are a few close up to show you the detail...

I used these products to create this page: Rusty Pickle Çandy Lane' paper, Glitz design 'laced with grace rose' paper, Bo Bunny 'Ad Lib' paper, Little Yellow Bicycle 'Elizabeth Park paper, Purple Pumpkin flower and button, Webster Pages design threads, Karen Foster enamel alpha, Heidi Swapp acetate silhouettes, Scenic Route chip word. Marcella embossed sticker, American Traditions fabric details, Heidi Grace pins, Cherry Arte chip shape, Autumn Leaves ledger tab, staples, twine, string and thread.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Can't Believe It

It has taken me all week to scrap one layout, that is a traditional page as I have done some digital pages as you can see in the post below. I can give you a little peak of what I created but can't reveal that whole page for a while yet. So who is ready for a little look-see...
As usual I used some of my older stash as well as new on this page.
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments [now I have sorted my comments issue, lol] I really do love reading what you think of my work ☺♥

Ok I have Some

Digital layouts to share with you all.
This is for the color challenge set by Mary over at Soul Scrappers.

Mary's colour are: off white, medium pink, red and black
Next is my page for Debi sketch challenge also  over at Soul Scrappers.
My 2 favourite girls.
This is Debi sketch 
For Erika's About Me challenge you have to scrap about the one you love.
 I found this old photo of hubby and me but had to crop it a lot as there were other people in it.
For Jane Shop Til Ya Drop Music shop challenge you have to create a page about music and use music elements.
Now last is my page for Erika's Art shop challenge in the Shop Til Ya Drop comp. Using a black/white photo, frame, paint and mono color scheme.
So those are my digital page I have created. Hope you like them. Thanks for stopping by ♥ ☻

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh I feel Like A Total

Dumb Dumb here forgot to change my email in setting so my comments weren't being emailed to me...
 All fixed now and all comments that were unpublished are now on my blog.

Have You Ever

hit a time in your life were you have thought why am I even bothering to scrap?
Well I have been feeling like that lately. It takes me forever to get even one page completed. Yesterday I tried to start a layout, and I looked at my photos I wanted to use and nothing. I went through some papers picked a couple that I liked then nothing. This took a total of nearly 2 hours :( I then decided to call it quite.
Maybe I need to walk away from it all for a while, take a holiday so to speak. I will try again today to see if I can at least do this layout that has to be done. It just feels strange that I can't seem to get any creativeness happening at all with traditional scrapping, have done a few digital pages but still not 100% happy with these either. Oh dear I am waffling on aren't I, thanks for listening anyway...much appreciated ♥

March Photo a Day

I have decided to play along with fat mum slim March photo a day
I really need inspiration like this to take more photos. Should be lots of fun.

Sam I Am's Eye Candy Magic Giveaway

I was reading my blogs I follow and came across the awesome give away by Sam.
How awesome are all thee goodies. If you want to find out more about how you can win this go here to Sam blog. So love Sam scrapping style ♥

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Well It Didn't

turn out as the criteria was set. I created this page originally for White with One February challenge but after creating it I realized that I was suppose to use 3 photos. I like the way it turned out anyway.
Might have another go at the challenge once I get more photos printed.
I used cardstock: white & yellow; Prima flowers; paint; October Afternoon papers; string; muslin; Cherry Arte chipboard shapes; Lil Davis chip shapes; stitching; Fishers border punch, Heidi Swapp circle stamp; American Craft thickers; Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers; Around the block epoxy sticker; paper clip; staples, bling brads.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Purple Pumpkin February Sketch

I decided to play along with Purple Pumpkin February Sketch Challenge.
So this is my page...
 I used an older photo of my two youngest kids. Zoe adored Brett when he was a baby, don't know what happened but they are not that close anymore.
I used black cardstock; Crate Paper: Neighborhood together, Restoration flea market, Random pattern & denim; MME day dream pretty petals; circle punches, pin, paper daily, Purple Pumpkin: ticket, die cut shape, button, hessian flower; Lil Davis paper clip, dymo labels; 3 bugs in a rug die cut stickers; Heidi Swapp big brads.
This is the sketch which you can find on the Purple Pumpkin blog.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

100% Pure Enjoyment

This is the page I had created for the March Sketch Challenge at Scrapbooking Haven, but alas seeing as the site is closing there will be no challenge so I can share it with you all.
I used a lovely crocheted doily from Purple Pumpkin. Oh darn it looks like I have stuck part of my page down on a bit of an angle. Again I used up scraps, odds and ends I had laying around. It is a simple design that works great with multi photos. Thanks for stopping by ♥

Those Big Brown Eyes

I took part in the Cooking Up Creations Challenge over at Soul Scrappers. Julie's challenge is to use white cardstock, scraps of patterned paper, a new tool or technique and embellishments in threes.
So for my new tool I used some new stamps I have had sitting in my draw for ages. Rather liked the effect I got with the stamps [lines on the background] on the white cardstock.

Has you can see I used up lots of old stash which was one of the requirements of the challenge, to use up left over bits and pieces. You have until the first of March to enter in this challenge.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It Is With Sadness

that Amy has decided to close Scrapbooking Haven.
She is having a huge closing down sale, just enter 25OFFALL to receive 25% off everything in store, but be quick has items are selling quickly.
So my stent as DT member has come to close :(

Scrumptious Competition

Pop on over to 'A Piece Of Cake' blog spot and check out this fab new site. Follow the steps and enter the comp.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Kraft It Up

Just love this months challenge over at Kraft It Up. This is the month of love so the challenge is to create a page using Kraft with pink about love. How sweet does that sound, so I created this page, don't know if it has too much pink on it but I like the end result. I love these two girls so much, my beautiful grand daughters Mia and Summah.
I have had this Making Memories die cut kraft paper for ages and it was was just perfect for this challenge. I added the SEI full bloom paper behind it for the pink. Other products used: Making Memories Kraft white dot, Kraft cardstock, MME life stories journaling card, string, MME Kraft fun day chip elements, Collections chip heart, Heidi Swapp acetate heart.
Here are a couple of close ups...

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Daring You To Scrap

I decided to play along with this month's challenge over at Daring You To Scrap.
The criteria is to use song lyrics as the major element to your page. I selected the song 'Hold My Hand' by Hootie and the Blowfish. Here is my page...
The song lyrics read...
'with a little love, and some tenderness
we'll walk upon the water
we'll rise above this mess
woth a little peace, and some harmony
we'll take the worst together
we'll take em by the hand'.
Products used: Kaiser papers, Kaiser brads, black cardstock, ribbon, Scenic Route chip alphas, Basic Grey alpha stickers, Kraft cardstock and tag, string, staples, buttons, thread, pen, Prima flower.

Digital Pages to Date

I have a few digital pages to share with you all. All these pages are for challenges over at Soul Scrappers.
First up are my pages for the comp 'Shop Til Ya Drop'.
Karen's Travel shop I scrapped another page for my India album.
Next is my page for Jami's movie shop. I scrapped a photo taken when we were at Universal Studios, hubby was standing next to the Apollo 13 display.
So now onto other challenges. Here is my take on Shazza's song/lyric challenge using words from a REM song.
For Jami's theme challenge we had to scrap a layout about our grandmother, well I have never met my grandparents on both mum and dad side for the family has they were all in Italy. Did have this old photo of my grandma on mum side so I used that.
Now for the final page to share with you all, this one is for my digital challenge. The criteria is to download a font and use it on your page. It is open to all scrappers, so if you do traditional or digital you can play along.
We have a monthly sponsor, so all the winners of the challenges for the month go in a draw and one name will be selected to win a prize from Scrap of Your Life. Plus all DT that host challenges are offering up a prize if 8 or more people take part. Why not pop on over and check it out.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Scrap the Girls

February challenge is posted, pop on over to Scrap the Girls blog.
So the challenge is to create a page using the colour turquoise, use the word 'love' in your title and use chipboard. I had lots of problem with the colour turquoise, I looked every where in my stash but just didn't seem to have that much in this colour, but eventually I did find some old October Afternoon papers that I used.
So anyway here is my page...
 Why not pop on over and see all the lovely other DT creations and there are some great prizes up for grabs.

February Sketch Challenge

has been set over at Scrapbooking Haven.
Here is my page I created using Webster Pages paper.
I am please with how this turned out, and washi tape is just awesome, love it :)
There are 2 sketches to choose from or you can do both...here they are.

I based my page on the second sketch. There is a $25 voucher up for grabs as the monthly prize for this challenge, hope you can play along :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A Sneak

and a peek of another page I have created today but can't share it right now, you will have to wait to see the whole thing.
Hope you like the sneaks!

Show Us Your Stuff

I played along with the quote challenge set on the 15th January at Show us your staff
The quote is 'Cheers to another year - and another chance to get it right' Oprah.
So this is what I came up with...
I am loving scrapping orange colours and spots at present.
Until next time take care!

Digital Pages

I have a few digital pages to share with you all.
First 2 pages are for challenges over at Soul Scrappers
For Mary's word challenge you have to create a page using the word 'Joy'.
So I decided to create a page about when hubby and I were in India and we saw the sun rise on the river Ganges.
Next is my page for Debi negative sketch challenge, also had to scrap about a material item that was on your wish list. I have wanted a robot vacuum cleaner for again, would love to turf the broom and not have to sweep again.
So now these next 2 page are for the 52 layout group over at Scrapbooking Haven
Week 4 was to use felt on your page.
And week 5, this week is to get inspiration from a layout that Amy has created. I selected the elements of squares of paper, stitching, flower and butterfly.
So those are my digital pages, hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by ♥