Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
My example for Challenge #1 Wardrobe - to create a paper pieced fashion accessory. I created 3 handbags and the one on the left (or is it your right?) holds strips of journaling. Am so glad to have finally scrapped this pic of my Mum in the centre circa 1958-60
Monday, August 17, 2009
In the cluster of red Prima flowers there's a dull gold heart, an old brass button, red brads with tons of bling, tulle and wired beads. I have missed the creative process of making my own embellishments so it was a lot of fun to do this layout.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Challenge is a 'green' challenge and is to make the most of our scrapbooking supplies by using everything! We want you to use the parts of our scrapbooking supplies that arent 'normally' used or meant for use. The outer packaging, the inner packaging, the negative of stickers, etc. These of course can be mixed with actual scrapbooking supplies.
Two of my neices, one of whom will be 21 this month.
Lunch at Molly's Irish pub! I'd been wanting to 'do' lunch on Christmas Day for years - finally. I can't wait to do it again.
My Fun loving brother and two of my nieces.
I hope these pics are ok regarding size. Still working on it when I remember to (insert red faced smiley here). I also have no screen in the back of camera anymore and have to use the little hole in the corner - it's funny how I almost seem to lose my balance when I look thru it.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Whenever I'm at Book'em I love to look at the walls and admire Yolandes work especially since she's no longer at SBO. So for her to be in the store at the same time as mere me...should I introduce myself? Er, did I really want to do that? Would I be able to lipread her or make a fool of myself instead?
And then she served me and of course I introduced myself and of course she didn't remember a Fruitybird on SBO from a few years back. But I'm thrilled to have met her, have always loved her work. Dang I didn't have a camera or something for her to autograph. Of course DH didn't get it when I had this huge grin on my face when I got back to the car :P
Oh and here's the silly part. I learned today that Kaiser is pronounced Ki- as in Kite- sir. Not Kayser. Well I'd never heard it said before had I never mind Dh told me it's King in English and Kaiser in German. Aaah! Lightbulbs flicking off everywhere in my head. Would it help if I told you he's a crossword fanatic?
And a show off?
Gonna leave you with this. An entry for Scrapbooking by Design for their Winter Warmer comp. I got in a bit late so this is only my 2nd entry out of 5. The 5th and last week is going down now which, unfortunately I don't think I'll be getting completed.
We needed to create a distressed and grungy layout. Use glimmer mist, ink or paint(which I like to call paink, lol) and a stamped image. I stamped the butterflies onto kraft scraps and glimmer zapped them with Sea Glass and Creme de Chocolat. There's textured mesh peeking thru an inked tear. Stitched down wire and beads 'following' the butterflies. The lace cardstock I think is the tulip one; I flipped it over, then zapped it with Green Forest. Thank goodness for Tattered Angels Glimmermist!
My sincere apologies but I don't know what's happening when trying to link SBO, SB by Design or Tattered Angels to this post. Hopefully I'll be able to fix it.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Another purple card...was just playing around with some journal spots that have been feeling a tad neglected. Maybe I should've left them feeling that way?
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Scroll down to the end where there are some beautiful flowers made with the Wisteria Collection then go and check out Kate's latest Design Team work at Scrapbook Outlet. Just beeauutiful!! I need to get myself some of this gorgeous collection. I wasn't sure about it at first because it was just too lovely, almost heritagey (I know that's not a word) for me to feel compelled to use it. But seeing what Kate Mills has done with it...!!
June 2009 Just the Basics
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share the link I received in my inbox but I'm pretty sure it's ok to spread the word this way :) I'm sure someone will let me know if it's not ok, right?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I had to sneak back to bed for my poached egg on vogels toast, side of avocado and freshly ground pepper. YUM. Breakfast favourites! Forever and ever when the word avocado pops into my head, or indeed my mouth I am remembered of Nic Howards cool Things That Make Me Go Grrr layout or the sign on a cardboard box at the local RSA "Free Avodacados". I'll never forget it!
I've been blog hopping this morning, visiting some of my favourites when I spied a cutie layout by Jamie Waters titled Bright Eyes...and then I started humming.....before you know it Dh, Dd and I are sitting here watching Bright Eyes on You Tube. Sniff.
I'm currently putting some cards together...abt time too I hear you say. Maybe later this eve or tomorrow sometime.
Leaving you with an old favourite...a layout of some of my favourite things.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
A Sketch Challenge from Trina McClune
The last two years of layouts have been slipped into ziplock bags, hole torn page protectors and 12x12 packaging left over from product. T h e n, they were put into a plastic crate beside my scrapping table or the lonely empty-Cropper-Hopper-paper-holder-thingy behind me.
So You Think You Can Scrap
Comp going down at Scrapbooking Design last year.
This crate was full, no more could be put in without causing damage to the layouts already inside or the layouts going in. It feels great slipping them into 'real' page protectors.
Ahem, I noticed quite a few without journaling or dates (YIKES!!!) and lots of Heidi Swapp letters swimming around inside plastic bags and the like. Rrrgh! Mission to fully complete all layouts and not one more new one started until said mission is accomplished. Ha!
In the same article, Gorgi have flying wood pigeons, $55 for a set of 3 although I'm not sure they would lend themselves to the same enrichment as the dolls.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Stampin Up rub-on's, Top Note diecuts - and some in leather too, some very cute, cute cupcake stamped and coloured images. I can see some neat cards made with these. Oooh, actually - thinking abt cards I must make 8 this weekend for Sandy, Lesley and Niella. Hang in there.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
And if I purchase any goodies because I mentioned the birthday sale here I get a freebie - the operative word here being IF. Anywho, head on over and have a lookee. I'm headed that way myself :)
I am truly stoked to have won a MM gift pack worth $100 NZ! I'll take a pic to share with youse all when it arrives.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
...home of the Autumn Escape.
The last challenge was called on Sunday night but I was too buggered to do anything. Next morning though I felt an urge, lol. Could I do the last one before the 10am deadline and before work to boot?
Scraplift a pic of one of Scrapbook Outlets Design Team members - decisions, decisions!! In the end I chose Neen's Roma layout.....and it took me all of 35mins to put together!! Whoaa - I gotta lift more often!!! Admittedly I started at 6am and had to get my kiddo ready for school as well as getting myself out the door at 8:30 so I had no time to dither and believe me I would've played more had I not been going to work.
Sorry abt the photographs for this one and Harajuku. Sending them from Google looks better.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Another one for the 'Other' album (yup, I'm thinking of Nicole Kidman in her 'Other' movie ;)). Two layouts in the album got you a ticket for the Amazing race....'cept I didn't know that until last night so I'm glad I had two that didn't fit anywhere. This one started off as China but the embellies didn't work with it.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lots of punchie hearts, individually inked with a Tombow pen. Adhered in layers to look like Pansies. Painted with Dimensional Magic - and then 'cracked' when dry. I can't remember where I 'borrowed' this idea since it's an old one but I'm thinking most likely Arlene, so thanku Arlene. Oh and hey, making these flowers for this layout wasn't planned, it just came abt which is kinda funny/weird 'cos Dot has a beautiful garden.