Saturday, December 19, 2009

Amazing Prize over at Scraphappykat

Now as much as I would love to keep this to myself, to increase my chances of winning, I thought I would continue to spread the Christmas cheer and let you know about the amazing prize up for grabs over at scraphappykat. Kathie and the girls have an EZ Cut machine & Dies up for grabs right now....and ALL you have to do is leave a comment on her blog. How cool is that? Kathie is known for her generosity, but this takes the cake. Pop over and say hello and leave some Christmas cheer. Kathie (and everyone who visits my blog) I wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas and a year ahead that is filled with joy. May all your dreams and wishes come true.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Not a lot to show....

Hey all....

I guess it has been too long since I have done alot of scrapping. This LO was done as a monthly challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 last month. Due to several reasons, this was one of only two LOs that I did all month. This great challenge by Sue was primarily a colour combo challenge where we also had to use a nursery rhyme. I used the rhyme from the book "I love you forever" and came up with this fairly simple LO. (In saying that though, cutting out those flowers is not something I will be wanting to do on a regular basis.) I also finally got to try out my new dymo lable cool!

I am also participating in a journal tag swap right now and this is what I have made for them. The second one was most certainly inspired by the amazing Tracey, and even though it is pretty different....I really like it. Actually, I have some recent photos of our local neighbourhood peacock and I am wondering if I can incorporate the word 'love' into a LO about him!? Any ideas?

Anyway - that is about it for now.
Hope everyone is well.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Retro CC

Here are some LOs from the Retro CC this past month at Scrapbook Top50. These are my favourites.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bohemian Challenge

This is a LO that I did which required the use of Bohemian style. I had no idea what this meant - but armed with a sample LO from the gorgeous Sue and a some advice from her on what it meant - this is what I came up with. It is a LO of my beautiful niece Chloe.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New scrapping space.

Hi all - I have decided it is time to split my blog into two. One for general stuff and one for scrapbooking. I am doing this so that everyone that is not interested in my scrapping doesn't have to look if they don't want. Of course they are more than welcome to look though.
This week I have been busy participating in the Spring Fling Cyber Crop at Scrapbooking Top 50 I have had a blast and been challenged with every single LO. Thanks to everyone over there for such a fun time.
Without further ado, here is what I have created this week.
Mystery Challenge: Opening night
The criteria was it had to have red as a dominant colour, had to include distrssing, had to have buttons and had to be of a holiday.
Challenge 1: Prom Night
Had to have 90% white and only one other colour. I love this LO.
Challenge 2: Floral Bouquet
This was a sketch challenge that I found particulary hard. I stuck pretty much to the sketch and although I am not entirely happy with this one - I still think that I had the right idea.
Challenge 3: Pick a Bunch
Had to have blue and purple, had to have staples or pins (there are heaps of staples they just don't photograph well), had to use paint on a stamp and had to have a home made journal card (is there any other sort?) I love this even though I would NEVER normally use purple in a LO.
Challenge 4: New Beginnings
This had to be a LO about a new beginning - if I get time I will add the journalling on my other blog as it relates directly to Tori and her diagnoses of achondroplasia. This LO is nothing special, but the journalling is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. The message that I hope to convey through this is that even though new beginnings can be difficult, we can overcome them. We cant always choose the beginning, but we can choose the story that follows and the way the characters react to certain situations. I thank my darling Tori for teaching me that.

Challenge 5: Animal Crackers
Had to include an animal embellishment (the cute home made bird I made) and some doodling. The doodling is minimal, but it IS there. I love how this came out. The jounalling reads, ..."is my Italian nickname for you, meaning my cute little baby bird."

Thought you might like a close up.

Challenge 6: Special Delivery
OK -I got this one all screwed up - it pays to check the criteria BEFORE doing the card. It was supposed to include bright home-made flowers, include a happy sentiment and a charm. Well I got the charm bit right and the card IS a 'happy birthday' card for Matthew. As for the flowers - if only he had liked gardening I may have had one on there - lol. The charms all represent something Matthew enjoys doing; a spatula and spoon = cooking, bike = biking, book = reading & fish = fishing. As for the bright - red and blue are bright.....right?

Well that is it. My first post on my new blog. Hope you like the it how you like....hehe.

Have a good one.