Friday, May 15, 2009

Scrap-A- While Cybercrop

I have had the honour of being asked to be a guest designer at the Scrap-A-While Cybercrop
‘Celebrating the Feminine’
Come and celebrate with us all the special relationships with the wonderful women that have shared your life - good friends, sisters, work colleagues.
Book it in the diary and register online on the forum -
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May (next weekend)
Challenges, games & chat
Don’t forget we give you the week to complete everything so there’s no stress in our Cyber crop!

My Challenge is as follows:

“Butterfly Effect”
For my challenge I would like you to think about your OLDEST (in year you have known them) female friend/s and how she has influenced your life.

Criteria for the layout:
Minimum of 30 word journaling
Use an equal number of OLDEST items of stash on your layout to friends you are journaling about +1…
So if you have one best friend then you are required to use 2 Old items of old stash…if you have 2 besties then you are required to use 3 items of old stash.

There is a sketch!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

More to share and a boost

Kit Details ~
2 sheets of Bazzill
1 A4 Vintage 1967 Music Sheet
1/2 12x12 Sassafras Lass and WRMK
4 Patterned Paper ~ Making Memories, Basic Grey & Jenni Bowlin
1 Sheet of Carolees Alpha Stickers
2 Sheets of Vintage Book Paper
1 Memo Sheet
2 Cream Tickets
1 7 Gypsies Vintage Ephemera
2 Felt Shapes
5 Prima Flowers
Assorted Journal Blocks, tags and stamped images
5 Bling Brads & 8 Buttons
1 Chipboard Label & 2 Chipboard Music Notes
2 Stamped Babushka Dolls
1 Tim Holtz Ticket, 1 length of Pink Measure Tape & 1 length Lace
Kit Price: $18.50
TO purchase EMAIL

This month on What's Old is New Kit Blog I had the opportunity to play with 2 kits lucky can one girl get?

This layout was also from the kit ...I l love the vintage Music Paper (which I used as my main pp)

This kit may be sold out but there are still others available and they are all fabulous fact I dare say that I have never seen so much in a kit for suck a good price.

Love how all the bits coordinate and there is little thinking left to do

Scrapbook Savvy have a monthly Sketch challenge (as well as 4 other great challenges that I didn't get to this month) so if you want to have a bit of fun and do some great challenges Savvy is where I play most months. It is also has a new owner (one of my White with 1 girls) SarW or Sarah this is a little plug for her...

"Hoot" is my take on the sketch...I really struggled with this paper (having purple on it and all) but I am happy with the outcome. For those of you that don't know Hoot is my sons nickname (since birth) and I try to include an owl on all of his layouts. So regardless of the purple I had to have this paper.

Creative Scrappers have a fortnightly Sketch and I am on the DT over there (Fantastic site and Fantastic Sketches) This is one from a month ago that I neglected to post on my blog so it is just a catch up. Will have a recent one to share soon.

"crazy kid" is a photo of Ashton messing about with those lolly teeth...he is a nutter at times and thankfully I am a scrapper so my camera is always at hand. How lucky are our kids that we scrap as we are able to capture all those antics that most mums

Inspired Blueprints Sketch # 16

I have used Stampin' Up Papers for this layout and I have to say that they go perfectly with the photos.

I love these photos of Eve she looks so windswept...

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #18.

These photos have been at the bottom of my pile to scrap as I have just not had the right papers or challenge to do them with ...but hey presto... again the purple in the photos was throwing me...I have such a disability when it comes to scrapping that colour.

Now for some me news...I have had 2 boosts to my confidence this week

1. Scrapbooking Memories have asked me to do their Sketch Challenge (a sketch by Teressa Collins) and boy is it going to be a challenge (colour blocking)
2. Scrapbook Creations have asked me to do the 20/40/60 Challenge (with a very generous pack of product being sent to me in the mail) I have to do a layout is 40 minute (another huge challenge as I am a painfully slow

So YAY Me ...but OMG challenge!!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

loads to share

The following 3 are my DT layouts for the Whats Old is New Kit Blog.

Kit Details:
3 Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock
5 Sheets of Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey Cupcake, Offbeat and Marrakesh
1 Sheet of Carolees Alpha Stickers
2 Heidi Swapp Chipboard Words - Unique Words in each kit.
1 Row of Kaiser Jewels Orange - Round or SquareAssorted stamped imagesAssorted Raffle, Message, Barcode and Journaling Tickets/Tags
2 Blue Playing Cards1 Kraft Shipping Tag
4 Asst LYB Chipboard Sticker Shapes
Kit Price: $16.95
To order please EMAIL

"Crazy 4 u" is a layout of my DH, Rob, the poor negelected man he rarely features in layouts unless he is with the kids... lol.

Photo credits for this layout and the previous one of Wends and Charlie (my sister and nephew) go to Kells
"First Day of Kindy" this kit was perfect for the photos. How proud does he look...and no tears (except for me in the car after drop off).

All mums with kids at school will know what I mean when I say this was a HUGE day!!! My first baby is growing up...

Also What is old is New is sponsoring Scrapbooking Top 50's Week long Mothers Day Crop, we have created and sponsored a challenge (#5) and you can check it out HERE!!!All the fun starts on May 6th!!!Lots of great challenges, prizes and fun to be had!!!

"Perfect day Opening Presents" is my take on the Scrap the Girls challenge for this month. The photos are of Eve first thing on her 3rd birthday opening her presents (had to use flash it was that early in the morning).

The papers are My little shoebox papers (quite novelty but perfect colours for birthday photos)

Check out the challenge (and sketch) here

My May Scrap the Boys Challenge is up and I have to say for all those of you needing inspiration to scrap your men it is a fabulous challenge.

Here is the criteria:
On this months layouts I would like you to think about your boys and how fast they grow…
With that in mind you have 2 optional words that need to appear in your title…
Grow (eg. You have grown up so fast)Time (eg. Where has the time gone?)

Additional criteria:Embellishments that measure eg. Clocks, measuring tapes, rulers, grids, calendars, date stamps …or whatever else you can think of that measures…

There is also a colour swap this month that Wends is running for me ...Black, Red and Cream (any boy embellishment in those colours)
"Time goes so fast" is my take on the challenge. This is my favourite photo of Ashton ..he looks so grown up.

My May White With 1 challenge blog has its new challenge up this months criteria is:


Also there is a colour swap this month is Green...

"Natural Beauty" is my take on the challenge and I love the photo of Eve taken at the local park grounds.

The bird is a stamped one from a Stampin Up set I borrowed from Wends (it is available in the new catalogue...shameless