Sunday, October 30, 2011

Here is another comp entry! I've had a go at Bird is the Word challenge for this month. The word is 'wish', and here's my layout:

Used Sassafras 'Life at the Pole' papers, Kaisercraft and prima flowers. It says: 'My christmas wish was for you to grow up happy & healthy. Which you have! 1st Christmas"
I just love this pic of Sophia, her first xmas shoot and she was so so cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I've entered another comp over at Scrap Therapy.
This one is a 'Room' challenge, and i just love the colours in this room:
Here is my layout:
I just love this pic of my babies. It's so reflective of their personalities! Hudson is such a happy smiley baby, and Sophia is being cheeky and making him laugh.
I used Jenni Bowlin papers, prima flowers.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ew, it's a hot, sticky, overcast day today. Perfect for scrapping!
I decided to have a go at this months Stuck?! sketches.
This is the first sketch i had a go at, and here's my take on it....
Used Basic Grey Granola papers and stickers, prima flowers.

The second sketch:
My take:
Used October Afternoon papers & diecuts, prima flowers, vintage key & button, and made my own spray mist using blue acrylic paint mixed with water.
Fingers crossed i can win some of the comps i've entered this month!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I went shopping today... My local scrapbook store has heaps of last year's christmas lines on sale. I bought Bo Bunny's Noel papers and stickers, and i found some old making memories papers, as well as some Basic Grey Granola. I love a bargain!

Here are my weekend layouts:

I have been stalking Creative Scrappers blog for a while now, and i finally decided to have a go at one of the sketches. This is for sketch #178, used Crate Paper 'snow day', prima flowers.

This layout is for a comp over at Scrap Therapy. Used Creative Imaginations papers, vintage music sheet and prima flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers, Erin.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Here are some layouts i have done over the past week...
Used making memories 'flower patch' here. The pic is Sophia at Easter time, being my little model as always! She's an amazing little poser, she knows how to ham it up for the camera!
Used Kaisercraft 'velvet ensemble' here. Sophia is dressed in a fairy outfit in this pic. She loves playing dress ups, she has a very active imagination. Adrian and i often think she'll make a good actress.
Used Kaisercraft 'Love Notes'. This is a fave pic of the babes. I just had to scrap it!
Basic Grey Ambrosia here. Love the oranges and charcoals in this collection. Kaisercraft roses and pearl flourish.

I'm off to get stuck into some sketch challenges. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Layouts...

Here are the rest of the layouts i was posting yesterday...
Using one of my all time favourite lines, 'flights of fancy' by prima. i used ppapers, pebbles, and stickers from that line. Also used lots of prima flowers and bling. The pic of Sophia in one of her winter outfits. She's my little dolly, i just love dressing her up in clothes, then taking pics of her to scrap!
Ahhh, my gorgeous little boy. He makes the cutest faces! Used October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, with lots of prima goodness.
More Dear Lizzy here. Papers, rose ribbon (love this!), and chip stickers. Again Prima flowers.

Ugh, had our first hot night, and summer hasn't even hit yet! Hudson was restless, so my eyeballs are hanging out of my head today!
Thanks for looking, Erin.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Layouts to Share...

Here a few more layouts i have done over the last month...
I had a photo shoot for Sophia's 3rd Birthday. I decided last year that each birthday i would attempt to take 'professional' looking photos of the kids, because i didn't want to fork out $500 plus each year to get them done! I think this little session turned out nicely...
I used pink paislee pop fashion papers, the gate is dusty attic (love their stuff!), the spotty rose, leaves and bling are prima, the pink gardenia i picked up at a scrapbook show last year, the alphas are American Crafts and pink paislee, and the vintage music sheet i picked up from an opp shop ages ago.
A cool thing about living in Geelong is i have the Kaisercraft outlet down the road from me! So many bargains to be had... i bought these papers for 50 cents! The Wood title, roses and pearl flourish are Kaisercraft, the cream flower is Prima.
I just love this line 'Seasons' from Crate Paper, and i got it for a steal! Also used prima flowers, the other flowers are from my stash. Love this pic of Hudson, he's over my snapping photos in this shot!

I really loved how this layout turned out. I fiddled around with my scraps and it all came together. Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage papers, diecuts, ribbon, cork (love these embellies!), brad. Prima flowers and AC thickers.
More pics from Sophia's photoshoot (of course i had scrapping in mind when i took these shots...). Used Kaisercraft again here, lots of prima flowers and maya road chipboard~which i painted and added the little lace skirt, and pearls for a necklace.

I have more layouts to post, but the old laptop is getting a bit grumpy with me and is running slow. 
Thanks for looking!
Cheers, Erin.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anna's Craft Cupboard Sketch Comp.

Here is a layout i did last night for Anna's Craft Cupboard Oct. sketch competition. The pic is Adrian on the beach, on our holiday at Hamilton Island in May last year. Seems so long ago now, i guess we're due for another holiday!
Used Basic Grey Origins papers, stickers and journal tag. Prima flowers and leaves.
Love this line from BG- so versatile!
Cheers, Erin.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Back!

After a rather long hiatus from the blogging world, i've decided to come back and start again. I think the main reason i left was because i hadn't found my 'scrapping style', and was so intimidated by all the amazing artists out there! Now i feel much more confident about my layouts, and i'm ready for the world (hopefully?) to look and judge...
I just love this craft, and sometimes find myself obsessing over it from the moment i wake, and until i crash into bed at night (hence the title of my blog...).
So here are some of the layouts i have done in the past month...

Pictures of Adrian and Sophia at Torquay beach last year. Used Kaisercraft papers and wooden vine, prima flowers and leaves, carolee's and pink paislee alphas.

I just love how this layout turned out! Used Bella! papers, prima flowers bling and alphas, dusty attic chip.

My baby boy. Papers and chip stickers from Cosmo Cricket, prima flowers and leaves, jenni bowlin butterfly, carolee's and american crafts alphas.

Adrian and Sophia at our local carol's by candlelight Christmas Eve last year. Used some old Basic Grey papers and letters, and misc. flowers.

Adrian and i BEFORE babies! Used Basic Grey papers and letters, prima flowers.

Hudson only a few weeks old. Used some old papers i've had in my stash since 2004!! 

Inspired by a layout i saw in the gallery. Made my own spray mist by mixing blue acrylic paint with a touch of metallic white in a spray bottle! Used it for the bird/branch mask, and also on the blue flowers. I just love the magnolia do-hickey dies, but have not invested in one yet! I 'replicated' a swirl flourish die and hand cut it... not quite as good but it will do!

I just love the Dear Lizzy line of papers from American Crafts. Has to be one of my all time faves! Here is a layout using papers, ribbon and stickers from the line.

Not entirely happy with this layout... Used an old line of papers from Daisy D's.

I do love this layout! The pic is so sweet, and i love these Kaisercraft papers. Used lots of prima flowers here too.

Again used some old papers here. Prima flowers.

In case you hadn't noticed, I set a goal for myself this month, to use up as much of my old stash of papers as possible. I've made a tiny dent in the huge pile! Some of this stuff has been around since 2003... Here i've used some K&Co. papers.

Sophia unwrapping her Christmas pressies last year. Pink Paislee papers, another favourite line.

Again using some old Daisy D's paper. This layout is a scrap lift off one of Camilla Ekman's layouts. I just love love her work! Her beautiful layouts are so inspiring!

I have a few more layouts to post, I'll put them up in the next few days...