Monday, August 17, 2009

Spring is in the air

I am humming Love is in the Air.......when really I'm thinking SOMETHING is in the air over at Scrapbook Outlet! ....not yet but soon.
If you're not a member at SBO it might be a good idea get over and register.
Go check out the vid
(Love is in the Air)
It's really feel good.
It made me laugh.

Raewyn's Sketch

My take on this months Sketch using Autumn Leave's Cap'n Jack. I mirrored the sketch to better suit the position my pirate was sitting. Had lot's of fun with distressing; ink, glimmermist, versa mark gold ink pad on the corrugated cardboard and Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip. I used Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip again and Tombow pen on the papers. The skull tag tucked up under the Prima Flowers, the alpha chipboard and the 'dressed' tag are all of Cap'n Jacks. I love the name of the brown paper slightly curled to resmemble a scroll - it's called clean britches.
(terrible pic though :P)

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.

One for the August Challenges

A Metal embellishment, fibre and two or more action/sporty pics.
Create a layout and here is mine.

Don't forget the Thursday challenges on SBO will you? For each of the
challenges you complete during the given month, you receive a point towards a random draw at the end of that month.
As Lesley has said already, "You'e got to be in it to win it"

Big Night Out Challenge.

Sharing a layout I completed during Big Night Out. Use 15 items - no more, no less on your layout. 15 being the number of years since the last telethon in NZ. For those of you that have to count, lol; Ink is free, Title and journaling is 1 each and Basic Grey doillies - even though you think you see 3 it is the same sheet (for want of a better word).
Sometimes I think the courier/green font might be a tad diffiult to read so I would love to know what you think abt it? I guess I could also ask abt the background too? Even though there are some gorgeous backgrounds around, I'm not keen on going fancy. It takes too long to load being on the good old (gag) dial up. LOL.

Hey how abt Navy Blue?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Monthly Comp

Hey every Thursday on Scrapbook Outlet a challenge is posted by one of the Design Team. For every challenge you enter during the four weeks, you go into a draw for a wee prize from Andrea, owner of SBO.
Raewyns Challenge for the current set of challenges(upload to August Gallery by the 26th) is to use at least 7 DIFFERENT patterned papers AND embellishments. This is my take on her fun challenge. IRL you can see bling amongst the different papers - clear and pink circles of different sizes and tiny flowers from Heidi Swapp. Pen stitched around the centre design. I had fun with this one, each rectangle is inked and machine stitched indivually to the Bazzil c/s - 32 handknots on the back. As my internet buddy Lois is want to say "What was I thinking?" I told you it was fun.
More Spice than Sugar

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Waste Not Want Not

Want a chance to grab SBO's July Monthly Kit? Head on over to Scrapbook Outlet NZ and join the Forum to be in to win these goodies. You're looking at a selection of Bo Bunny, Moxie and Jillibean Soup products and throw in some Bazzil for good measure. Also included are the cute Autumn Leaves Sweet Greetings Mini Clear Stamps. Four in the pack and I've used mine already :)

Your Task is easy!!
In Lesley's words....

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.
The challenge is to create a layout or OTP or a set of 3 cards using scrapbooking packaging or backings somewhere on your project. Upload your project to the Waste Not, Want Not Challenge folder by midnight Friday 14th August. All valid entries will be put into a draw for a fabulous July kit. Please let us know what 'waste not, want not bits' you have used on your layout.

See you over there!!

July's DT Layouts

Remember I was going on about Basic Grey's Junebug a tiny while back? Ooh la, la!!! I got to play with it for SBO DT work (what's another name for work that's more like play!!) I have to admit in the beginning I found it an intimidating collection of beautiful papers to work with. So much gorgeous colour! I think I was trying to tame it but realised I needed to go for broke and truly just play. Check out the tartan 'cos strange as it might seem it goes with everything and it's my favourite paper in the collection. Whoever suggested that it be included with these papers sure knew what they were talking about.
I will take another pic of this l.o one day. My camera is on it's way out. I don't want to over tax it by taking a zillion pics of the same thing to find the perfect one.

Two of my neices, one of whom will be 21 this month.
I can hardly believe it!!

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.


This is one of the first LO's I made with Junebug. The circle and 'outer rim' (hmmm, sounds spacey :)) are machine stitched to the Basic Grey background. I had a task figuring out which alpha to use; stuck down white Thickers...nup didn't look right and c a r e f u l l y started to peel them off and argh - am I s'pose to tell you that? I still wasn't happy....perhaps a red font? But somehow the white always looked better so I decided it can stay. Yeah, look at all those e's!!
Merle Sze Yee is my Great Aunt and 1/2 my age. I met her once when she was two or three at a Motel in Te Atatu when my Grandad and his little family were visiting from Singapore, 20 plus years ago. She lives in Canada with her Mum and younger brother now. It would be awesome to meet up with her again.

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.