Friday, August 31, 2012

Hoping that everyone is enjoying their Saturday!
Yesterday while Hudson was napping and Sophia at Kinder, i was able to get some scrap time. These small breaks are all i get, so i dont spend hours and hours on my layouts. i get more satisfaction in doing as much as i can in a small amount of time.

Anyways, here is a layout i have done for Bird is the Word. The challenge word is 'Spirit'.

Used Basic Grey Lauderdale paper & alphas, Prima flowers, Green tara leaves, Kaisercraft rubons, diary page, vintage music sheet, shipping tag, twine, lace stickers, paint.

The title is from a song by Eric Benet, 'Spiritual Thang'. It's a favourite of ours, i thought it was perfect to use it as a title for this challenge.

Even though the line is a few seasons old, i love the wild colours of 'Lauderdale'. I mixed some white and silver paint together and sprayed it onto the page in 2 blobs.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying the last day of August. My oh my thie days are flying by! It's a lovely sunny day here in Geelong, Spring is well on its way.

I'm a bit late with this upload, i did this layout earlier last week and have been slack! Leaving it til the last minute.
It's for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch #3:

Used Kaisercraft's 'December 25th' Collection, Prima & Kaisercraft flowers, Kaisercraft bling star, Prima mask, paint, twine.

I'm always browsing at other blogs, admiring the masking and painting etc, but when i attempt it myself, i can never get it quite right! Anyways, there is meant to be a script mask on this layout, i dont know if you can tell or not!
I also rolled up the music sheet papers into little scrolls, i've seen this on other blog and love it! And i've cut up a holly border sticker and added it behind the flower cluster to give it a bit more depth.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!

Just a quick post before dinner....

This layout is for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch #2:

Used: Kaisercraft's 'Bonjour' Collection, Prima & Kaisercraft flowers, Green Tara leaves, Kaisercraft rubons, Carolee's alphas, twine.

Love the pastels in this collection, so soft and sweet! Like my Sophia...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Good morning! The beginning of another week, wow this year really is flying by.

Today i'm sharing a 'just because' layout i did back in July when i had no internet for a couple of weeks. I'm entering it into 'This One's A Winner' for this month.

Used Kaisercraft 'Little Toot' collection, Prima & misc flowers, Green Tara velvet leaves, Kaisercraft bingo card and bird stamp, I cant remember who the title was from (!), twine, buttons & staples.

This pic was taken at Melbourne Zoo last year. We go there every year for Sophia's birthday, which is quickly approaching again! Can't wait to go again this year, with Hudson being a bit older.

Did a couple of layouts over the weekend, so i'll be back later to post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Afternoon all.

I pulled out some Authentique papers that i bought ages ago for this week's sketch over at Creative Scrappers. I fell in love with them when i bought them, but didn't quite know how to use them. I must say, i'm pleased with how this layout came together!

Used Authentique 'Gathering' papers, Green Tara flower & leaves, Prima flowers, Kaiser alphas,  Twiddlybitz chip butterfly, shipping tag, twine, paint, doily.

Love the new Green tara flowers, so pretty and so affordable!

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Weekend to you all!

Last night Adrian was off watching the football with his mates, so once the kids were in bed i had some scrapping time to myself, aahhhh.

Here is my entry for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch #1:

Used: Kaisercraft's 'Devonshire' collection, Kaisercraft & Prima roses, Kaisercraft rubons & pearls, Green Tara leaves, twine, paperclip.

Hehe, after i complained about fussy cutting yesterday, i had another crack at it for this layout! Not great, but not too bad either...
I visited the Kaisercraft Outlet yesterday and pick up this collection for half price. Even though it's a few seasons old, i still love the colours and patterns in the papers. Considering the diecuts and letters were cheap too, i stocked up!

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Afternoon all!

Had a crack at the bonus sketch over at Stuck Sketches.

Used: American Crafts "Dear Lizzy" collection, Prima & misc flowers, Green Tara leaves.

This is about all the 'fussy cutting' that i can manage. I admire other ladies skill and patience with it, but i always destroy anything too complicated to cut and end up swearing and cracking it!

As i have said before, i'm so in love with all the Dear Lizzy lines that AC has released! I haven't managed to get my hands on 'neapolitan' yet. So many collections, so little $money$!! Anyways i always have fun creating with this line.

That's all for today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Yep, mojo is definitely back!

Checked out Stuck Sketches, and decided to tackle the Aug 1st sketch.

Used: Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love' papers, Prima flowers, Maya Rd kraft envelope, Kaisercraft bingo card and alpha stickers, Green Tara leaves.

Had these papers in my stash for ages. I love the earthy tones. It feels good when i use up some of my hoarded stuff! I'm shocking, when i see a bargain i just have to have it. My heart beats faster and i get hot flushes, especially when i see a PRIMA sale! Lol, i drive Adrian crazy when the postman knocks on the door he rolls his eyes and i say 'but they were half price!', stick them in my stash and don't use it for months...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hello everyone (anyone?!),

Yes i've been away from blogland again! Internet issues, loss of 'mojo' contributed to my absence.
I really dislike my little digi camera, so i wasn't taking any pics with it for a couple of months. Instead i have fallen in love with instagram! BUT we dont have a printer at home so i've been trying to find somewhere to print my little square photos! Any suggestions? Kmart, Officeworks dont print from iphones.

So i went on a little shopping trip to my LSS, Chandon Craft, and they had 30% off all Prima! Aaaargh, you know i love my Prima stuff so i grabbed all that my budget would allow, and it has kickstarted my mojo again!

I was inspired by this month's sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Simple but very versatile! This site is my fave online shop, so i'm always there stalking the clearance section and the blog!

Used: MME hip-hooray Collection, Prima & misc flowers, Green Tara leaves, Jenni Bowlin ticket, AC thickers, twine, shipping tag, paper clip.

Little Man's 1st birthday earlier this year. The pics were pretty horrible, i think when i get my tax back this year i'm gonna buy myself an SLR camera! I'm sick of crappy photos, especially when i look at all the beautiful pics some of my favourite scrappers take. 

I will be back later with more layouts to share.

Cheers and thanks for stopping by my humble little blog!