Friday, January 27, 2012

123 challenge

  123 this month......
Here's my layout:

Papers: Echo Park, these Glitz papers, this authentique paper
Ribbons and my usual clusters of bits!
The flowers weren't quite the right colour, so I painted them with silver ink and paint to make them match the colours of the layout. Flowers I used: Green Tara roses, Prima
I created this layout for the challenge over at 123 - so 1=word JOY (a word that describes my friend Michaela so well!); 2= colour SILVER; 3= paint splatters (white and silver glitter splatters, were more subtle than i planned and photo well!!!).

I also posted it over at RED EARTH, where they have 20% off flowers all weekend! yay!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

NEW CHallenge blog!!!!! called: CSI....

Love a NEW challenge!

There's a new website, called CSI....Colours, stories, inspiration... GO HERE...

Kinda cool, with a suspect (photo for inspiration), clues, evidence, things to include on your layout, colour scheme, journalling prompts. So far I like...!!!!

Here is my page for CSI, Case # 1

Here was the evident sheet we had to use....

So I followed the colour scheme.
My evidence: I used chipboard numbers and punctuation shapes as masks for my misting, plus i included a pin and distressing.
Testimony: Used this crazy photo of Dave with numbered journaling on the red tag.
Now I included the watch and metal chain as a finishing touch, because my daughter (8yo) walked past and said it was essential because the Mad Hatter has a watch like that in the movie!

Such a fun challenge... this one is DUE today.... but new challenge every week, go check it out!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Using Charms creations.... #2

AND more CHARMS CREATIONS - another layout i did recently... linking it to her website so I am in the running to win some more!!! 2 chances to win now! ha!

creamy cream lollipops are just perfect for beach layouts!

Those Lilybee alphabets are definitely my fave thing right now!

Thanks for looking,

Using Charms Creations... #1

Always love to use CHARMS CREATIONS - I have a lovely stash of them now... here is a layout i did recently... linking it to her website so I am in the running to win some more!!!!
Fushia was perfect colour for this page!

And i just love this new paper range- My Minds EYE- funday.. so awesome!

Thanks for looking!

Scrap Retreat... CHECK OUT ALL MY LAYOUTS! Ha ha ha!

So lucky to have 2.5 days (between Xmas and NY) of scrapping with my good friends Moira, Michaela, Kerry and Chris....

Here are most of the layouts..... In total I did 40 layouts, completed all the challenges set by Moira and had such fun! I was in the ZONE.... I had made page kits with papers and photos chosen, so amazingly many many pages just came together.....

My fave....
using scraps and stitching!


Cute... PLS little girl spot!

recycled packaging here

all  those scraps!

EQUIPMENT OVERLOAD!... used sewing machine, big shot, cricut and computer!

ooooo.... LOVE this!

so happy with my vine!

OLD photo! ha!

too bright- oh well!

LOVE that LYB buttefly paper!

birds?? oh well- that duck was cute!

Love these teachers!

Took 15 minutes.

i love this photo...!!!!

corny title i know....

One of my faves too... hearts!

AND after looking at all of this, I have decided that i am a PRACTICAL SCRAPPER... I scrap multiple photos and double layouts, I do pages using less than perfect photos, I do small and silly things and important things, i use my scraps and stash...... and all of this in the effort to document our lives.

I used all my favourite things from Handmade halo, Red Earth Scrapping, Charms Creations, A Lil Something, Lovely Bits and Bobs, Precicious Paper - all the links on my side bar.... ------>

What is your favourite layout?????

Thanks for your comments!

And here's to a productive and creative 2012.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Beyond the door

HI all,.

Welcome to 2012! Wow!
Here's my first layout post for the year....

Check out the challenge over at Beyond the door - such AMAZING layouts this month!

Here is mine...

Papers: MME and October afternoon
Chipboard frames, painted, inked, smooched, d'magic-ed
Cosmo Cricket word stickers
Letters: Thickers, Lilybee
Flowers and buttons

Simple... just be inspired by this room....

Thanks for stopping by.... WARNING>>>>>> Lots of blogging to do in the few weeks..... I just came back from a retreat (3 days) and completed 40 layouts.... THATS right.... 40.... I have NO idea how i achieved that - I'm a scrap machine..... so lots of sharing coming soon.

Have a great day