Friday, December 16, 2011

Good morning!
My darling baby boy woke me up at 6am this morning. My eyeballs are hurting because i had the house to myself last night and stayed up late scrapping!
I had a go at the Dec sketch over at Handmade By Suzanne. I often browse through the store, wishing i had a million dollars to spend on scrap supplies! After Chrissy i might have to raid the store's bargain bin, lots of good specials!
Anyways, here's my layout:

Sophia my little model as always... pics were taken last year.
I've had these Sassafras 'life is beautiful' papers in my stash for a while. I was finally inspired to use them! I made the little flags myself, just used a skewer i had in the pantry! AND i used one of my all time favourite Prima flower lines, the pretty orange and cream velvet flower. I've been so reluctant to use them i love them so much, now there's only one left in the pack :(... they're so hard to get now!

Time for me to get out of my PJs me thinks...
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Here is my other entry for BITW, 'time':

Sorry about all the shadows on the layout, took the pic in a different room!

I scrapped this photo not long ago, but it is my absolute fave, so i'll probably do many layouts using this pic...

The paper is Prima Watercolour Rainbow. The paper is just so pretty as it is, i just added some flowers, chipboard and a bit of paint!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

At first i struggled to come up with a layout idea for this month's Bird is the Word challenge, using the word 'TRUST'. I havn't printed photos for a while, so i didnt have a lot to work with. I looked at the photo i ended up choosing, remembering what happened before the shot. Sophia was so cute, she was chasing the waves but running and crying to daddy whenever the waves would come too close to her!
The photos were taken a year ago, and she looks so little... she has grown up so much this year! I wish i could keep them babies forever, as much as i love watching them grow into little people... If we could afford it i would go on having babies as long as my body would let me!

Anywho, here is the layout:

In the end it came together easily!!
Used Basic Grey 'Euphoria' papers, Prima flowers, Dusty Attic/Kaiser chipboard.

BTW, i forgot to post that i was featured on the Prima blog for last month's BAP (see below)! I was so so so excited, Prima is my absolute fave manufacturer and it was my first time entering. I couldn't believe it, i was in such talented company!

Coolio, off to attack the other BITW word, 'TIME'.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I've been stalking so many challenge sites lately that i'm finding it hard to keep up with due dates!!

Realised that the current Once Upon A sketch challenge is due today... So i whipped this layout up (I'm a fairly fast scrapper as it is, i don't like spending days on layouts, i'm far from a perfectionist and love the instant gratification of a finished layout...).

This is Sophia Christmas last year 'helping' me put up the Tree!

Used Crate Paper Snow Day papers & chip stickers, Prima flowers.

The criteria for this challenge is what you look forward to most in December. I journalled about our tradition of putting up the Christmas Tree, and seeing my babies' faces light up with all the decorations (I'm a Christmas Crazy, My Tree is choc filled with colourful baubles and i have a growing 'santa' collection...).

Off to stalk more challenges, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Three layouts to share today...
The first is a layout i did for Kaisercraft's 'Saturday Sketches' for November, which i didn't end up entering because the computer decided to play up for the last week of Nov.

It's a shame, i really love these papers, they're so pretty and girly!

Next is my enrty for December BAP over at Prima.

Used Botanical collection, and lots of prima flowers my lovely sister bought me for my birthday!

Last is my entry for December sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard

Used some old Cosmo paper, zva and prima flowers, AC thickers, my 'homemade' spray mist, and a vintage swap card~ i have a pile of these that i've been meaning to use on my layouts for ages!

Can't believe how quickly christmas is approaching!
Thanks for stopping by!