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.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I did all the things you do; I surfed the net and I looked thru mags. I scraplifted or attempted to - my favourite and not so favourite scrappers. I tried to scrap lift myself!! I cleaned up my scrapzone to start with a clean palette so to speak and finally at 1 am a layout was produced! YAY. But so far it only fits the second layout challenge which I may have already done.. I'm not sure abt the first attempt. If I were a graffiti artist I would want to do it soooo differently. They may both end up in the '2nd' Album - the album Andrea set up for all the layouts you do until Monday that don't relate to the Amazing Race.
# 1 Australia - Aussie Scrap Source
# 2 Papau New Guinea - Colours of the flag
# 3 China - Handmade embellishment
# 4 France - Something Layered
# 5 Denmark - A Winter Layout - ugh. That's a tuffie!