Friday, January 30, 2009

Hybrid Monthly Challenge - Rachel

This layout was created for the monthly challenge from Rachel at Hybrid Designs Scrapbooking. Her challenge was to use Aussie Music Lyrics in your layout. I have done my layout on Ethan's ACDC obsession thanks to James. I am sure when I go out, they turn the music up loud, sing air guitar and head bang!
I have used...
*Creative Imaginations, Marah Jones, Rock Star Paper
*Green Bazzil
*Kaiser Papers
*Cream Paper
*Creative Imaginations Rubons
*See D's Cupcake alpha stamps
*Studio G alpha stamps
*Versa Color Pinecone ink
Sorry for the crap photo, I think the camera is objecting to the heat, I just can not get a good photo.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mini Challenge - Patriotic

This week we had a mini challenge thrown at us on Scrapbook Survivor. It was to create a Patriotic layout. I have had these photos of Ethan since JAnuary 2004! Ethan was only a few months old. I enjoyed this mini challenge although I do have to put my journalling on!
I have used...
*Blue, Red and White Bazzil
*Paper flowers
*Blue and Red Grossgrain ribbon
*Star paper
*Blue Button
*Pink Paislee Holly Doodle - White

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Australia Day Weekend at Phillip Island


We went to Phillip Island to pick up the kids on Sunday, Mum and Dad had hired a friends holiday house, and took the kids. So we had a night off!! After we picked the kids up we took them to Seal Rocks (I think it's called Nobbies now). They even walked most of the way along the board walk. They even saw a penguin.
Imogen was too cool to walk along with us and walked in front with her hands in her pockets. How much attitude can one small girl have!
Ethan love watching the waves crash on the rocks, especially how they went through the 'tunnel'

Hybrid Cyber Crop Challenge #5

This is the last challenge for the Hybrid cyber crop. It was Toni's challenge and you had to choose 1 word that would be your word for 2009. I choose Change as there are a lot of things in my life I would like to change both personally and professionally.
You can tell I was desperate for a photo of myself, I had to do a mirror shot to get get a photo, this was taken while I was at the beach house on Sunday picking up the kids!!! I will add a better photo whenever and if I ever get one!

I have used...
*Brown Bazzil
*Blue Bazzil
*Pink Paislee Spring Fling-Flower Beds
*Pink Paislee Spring Fling-Skipping Stones
*Paper Flower
*Chatterbox Artsy.licious Splendid Treasures Peacock
*Making Memories Shopping Bag Paint
*Green Grossgrain
*Wishmade Alpha

Hybrid Cyber Crop Challenge #2

Anne's challenge was to create a layout with Goals of 2009. It also had to include bling, 2 or more flowers and a journal block.
I have done my layout on me taking life too seriously. I need to loosen up, take things lightly and laugh at life.

I have used...
*Basic Grey Two Scoops Dreamsickle
*Yelow Cardstock
*Pink Cardstock
*Paper flowers
*Chatterbox Artsy.licious Splendid treasures Bloom
*Kaiser word
*Creative Imaginations Narratives

Maria at Hybrid's January Challenge

Maria's challenge was to create a monochromatic layout with a big photo, lots of different alphas, journal card, embellishments including a flower. I have done my layout on Imogen's vanity and what better colour for this than pink!
I have used...
*Pink Bazzil
*Rusty Pickle Charlotte de berry paper
*Pale Pink Bazzil
*Kaiser RubOns Sugar and Spice
*Heidi Swapp Flower
*Pink Bubblegum Glimmermist
*Pink paper
*Kaiser Bling
*Pink Ribbon
*Urban Lilly Chip
*Pink Paislee Fashion Script Letters light pink
*Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Letters raspberry
*Doddlebug Letters
*Pink Paislee Bubblegum Pixie Stixs
*Pink Paislee Sugar Plum Pixie Sticxs
*Chatterbox Artsy.licious Splendid Treasures Bloom
*Inque Boutique felt flower
*Buckle
*

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hybrid Cyber Crop Challenge #4

The forth challenge was set by Rachel, and was to scrap a layout of a new begining or something new. I have done my layout on buying our first house. I have used....
*Wild Honey Chipboard Alphas
*Maya Road Chipboaed House and Heart
*Versa Color Ink in Pinecone and Opera Pink
*Burgandy Cardstock
*Cream Paper
*Kaiser What a Hoot Paper
*See D's Arrow Stamps
*Green Papers
*Creme de Cocoa Glimmermist
*Grant Clear Alpha Stamps
*Heidi Grace We are Family Stamps
Three Challenges for the Cyber Crop down two left!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Challenge #2 Scrapbook Survivor

Our second Challenge for Scrapbook Survivor was a layout with these criteria...
*Journal Block
*2 Colours Only
*Must have a title, sub-title, and journalling
*Distressing
*2, 4x6 photos

I have done mine on our visit to the Melbourne Museum, last year. We went after Ethan had a Dinosaur Day at Kinder and they had a lady visit from the Museum with bones for the kids to touch. He loved it so much we had no choice but to take him, before the exhibit left the Museum. My two colours are brown and green.

I have used...
*Brown Bazzil
*Basic Grey Archaic, Earthworm
*Basic Grey Archaic, Primitive
*Basic Grey Archaic, Fossil
*Basic Grey Archaic, Dino
*Scenic Route Sanoma Journal Label Die Cuts
*Brads
*Basic Grey Archaic Alphabet
*Basic Grey Delilah Milk Chocolate Chip Alphabet
I have distressed all edges with a Heidi Swapp distressing tool, and sanded my photo edges.

Black Magic's 2nd January Sketch

I have scrapped this layout using the 2nd sketch and challenge colours and technique from Black Magic as inspiration. I have scrapped a photo of Nic, Marie, Myself and Miss Heidi Swapp from Create 08. I loved the day, Heidi is just one big bubble of personality! The colours to use where pink, white, turquoise and black of course and the technique was rub ons. I have used...
*SEI Sleek Ebony Paper
*Pink Bazzil
*Heidi Swapp Runway Dots Paper
*Friskars Treading Water Punch
*Creative Imaginations Swatch Book Rub Ons Princess Designs
*Paper Flowers
*Crown Brad
*Versa Color Lagoon Blue Ink
*Heidi Swapp Frills Clear Shapes Stamps
*Kit It Out Black Flourish
*Chatterbox Artsy.licious Splendid Treasures Bloom and Peacock bits

Hybrid Cyber Crop Part 1

Last night the ladies at Hybrid Designs Scrapbooking held their January Cyber Crop, it was the first i'd ever been too, and I had alot of fun. I have completed 2 of the five challenges.

Project 1 was a Off The Page with Maria, based on you and what you want this year. I have made a purse note book for me to scrap my goals and ambitions for 2009. It is based off a kit from Aussie Scrap Source, by Caroline McLachlan. To make my Goals mini I have used...

*Pink Paislee Spring Fling, Rain Flowers
*Pink Paislee Spring Fling, Skipping Stones
*Green Bazzil
*Basic Grey Archaic Brads
*Paper flowers
*Assorted brads
*Cream paper
*Basic Grey Deliah Milk Chocolate Chip Alphas
*Junkitz Blinderz
*Velcro

Project 3 was a card with Mel, it had to include something Drink related.
I have used...

*Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper
*White Cardstock
*Versa Color Lagoon Blue Ink
*Friskars Stamp Press Stamps
*Turquoise Stickles
*Icikle Stickles
*Heidi Swapp Flower
*Kaiser Sweets Raspberry Cream paper
*Chatterbox Artsy.licious Bloom button
*Heidi Grace Pin
*Assorted beads
I will hopefully be back soon with challenges 2, 4 and 5!

Bucket Head Layout

This is the second sketch I have finished this weekend, it is a challenge sketch from Anna's Craft Cupboard http://www.annascraftcupboard.com.au/blog/?p=1328 I had fun with this one, I have had these photos for ever (photos were taken 3.12.2007!) but I have had trouble with the colours.

I have used...
*Rose Moka Appel de nature, ballon de plage paper
*Yellow Cardstock
*Green and orange Grossgrain ribbon
*Pinecone Versa Color ink
*Heidi Swapp Ribbon
*Pink Bubblegum Glimmermist
*Ricrac
*Yellow and purple star buttons
*Pink Paislee Holly Doddle Orange Crush Letters
See D's Note It Stamps

Creative Juices are flowing!!

I have a few things to post about today, the kids have gone to Phillip Island with their Nannie and Pa, James is at Pistol Club, so I have time to myself, I have a DVD on and sitting scrapping! I am loving it!
My first layout is 'Rock Santa' which was a sketch challenge from 123 Scrapbook http://www.123scrapbook.com.au/ .

I have used..
Little Yellow Bicycle Fleur edge
Scenic Route Garland Justin Road
Green Bazzil, Star Journal Tag
Scenic Route Chipboard Alphabet
Basic Grey Two Scoops Alphabet Stickers.
This photo is great, Ethan was Amazed by this Busker, his costume was amazing, the work that had gone into it was astronomical, the kids loved him.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I got Tagged by Marie

I got tagged by Marie, here is the info:
Ok so down to the RULES:
Go to where you store you pictures on your computer.
Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH picture.
Post that picture on your blog along with a SHORT story about it.
You know the rest. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email then letting them know you chose them.
This photo is so old, can you tell, Ethan is a school boy now!!! This photo was taken at James work, when he worked for Don Kyatts at Traralgon, we would go and visit him to have Hungry Jacks for lunch, it was the only time we had it, so a good excuse to see him!!

So 6 people to tag...Humm Marie took most fellow bloggers
1. Nerine http://www.stampinaddiction.blogspot.com/ because I enjoy visiting her blog.
2. Maree G http://mggordon.blogspot.com/ because she is a fellow team mate on Scrapbook Survivor (and she needs a new post)
3. Maree http://mybigblog-maree.blogspot.com/ because she is a fellow team mate on Scrapbook Survivor
4. Ann http://raggedyannsplayground.blogspot.com/ because I enjoyed her online class on Hybrid.

Leave me with 2 to think on.

Dinosaur Day Layout

Another layout down, this one is created from Scrapbook Capitol, http://scrapbookcapital.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=1907 January sketch. I am loving doing these sketches, I have done 9 layouts, 4 cards, 1 off the page, plus a few half done.
The requirements for this challenge were to use the layout, plus scallop edging, stitching, journal and title.

I have used Basic Grey Archaic Earthworm, Green Bazzil, Pinecone Versa Colour Ink, Basic Grey Archaic alphabet stickers and monogram stickers, Kelly Panacci stamps, Basic Grey Archaic Dinosaur stamps, Journal page.

Monday, January 19, 2009

100 post and lots of Creating

Well I have had the best weekend! I got heaps done! And I spent alot of time out of the house too. I am giving myself a big pat on the back!!
I finished off another 2 creations last night and started a third, I only went to bed because James was getting cranky at 11.45pm, grumbling something about people who have to work early!
My first project is a card which I have made for two challenges, I have used Nerine's sketch http://www.stampinaddiction.blogspot.com/, although I fell really bad as none is Stampin Up. I have also made this card for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/. The challenge for this week was to use your favorite embossing folder, I only have 3 so far, and the birds is my favorite.

To make this card I have used red, green and beige bazzil, some ribbon (where I took my colours from) Sepia Archival ink, Autumn Leaves bird stamp, and the birds embossing folder.

My second creation for the night is my White with 1 http://www.whitewith1.blogspot.com/, challenge for January, the requirements where white, turquoise, and flourishes.

I have used a photo of Immy when we had her photo taken as a mermaid, white bazzil, turquoise cardstock, basic grey urban prairie paper, lagoon blue versa colour ink, shell chipboard, glimmermist, flower and starfish embellishments, doddlebug alphas and white flocking. I have used a sketch from Direct 2 you.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Creative Weekend




I have had a great creative weekend, we received our first challenge for Scrapbook Survivor. We had to as a team create a team totem, then take inspiration from the totem to create a OTP or layout. I choose to do a off the page. It is a little flower tag mini book, on Angel Imogen. I love how it turned out. I have used:

*Kaisercraft Basics Petal tag album
*red and white paint
*Heidi Swapp wing stamps
*Jet Black stayz on
*Clear acetate
*Reed Craft Chipboard alphas
*Assorted red, black and white ribbons
*Red, White and Black cardstock
*Black Diamond Stickles
*Kaiser Kanzan paper
*Kaiser Basics rubons
*Kaiser Black and Red Bling
*Assorted buttons, brads and bling

I also created a layout for one of the design team member, Ann's challenge on Hybrid Designs Scrapbooking. http://hdscrapbooking.com.au/forum/index.php If you have not checked out this forum you really must they have some great things happening. Last might was a free online mini book class, well worth the time to register ladies! Ann's challenge for January was to use Scrapbooking product packaging in your layouts, a money saver, how awesome. I have used...

*Kraft cardstock*Paper flower
*Heidi Swapp masks - Tulip, dots and the circle (which is not yet released we were just lucky to get it at Create 08)
*Doodlebug alpha
*Pink flocking
*Black and white dot 'ribbon' from Heidi Swapp packaging
*Freeze verb from the back of the packet. (So potentially you could get two of each 'sticker)
GUESS WHAT!!!! My next post is my 100th!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scrapbook Survior


I have signed myself up for "Scrapbook Survior" on http://hdscrapbooking.com.au/forum/index.php bit scared the challenges start today. I have never watched the TV show, but have had friends who watched it and always talked about it, so I have some idea of how it worked, if they run it similar. I wonder how long before I get kicked off!! Sooner rather than later I think!!!
Just a quick update I am on the Kanzan tribe and Marie is on the Hanami tribe, ohh no we are cometing against each other!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scraggy Aggy

Another layout, this time for Black Magic http://blackmagicsketches.blogspot.com/ The challenge was a sketch, which I have flipped upside down. Plus to use the colours White, Pink and Turquoise, and black of course, and the technique was rubons.

I have done mine on Imogen at Pirate Day last year, we named her Scraggy Aggy, and for someone who kept saying she didn't want to be a pirate "I'm a Princess Fairy Girl, not a Pirate" she loved it.

I have used black cardstock, turquoise cardstock, Basic Grey Urban Prairie morning glory and petticoat patterned paper, Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess rubons, Heidi Swapp Alphabet Stamps, White Staz On, paper flowers, white kaisercraft pearls, big turquoise button, white pearl hearts.

Hope you like!

Blog Candy at Craftroom Creations

Over at http://craftworkblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/exciting-news.html Ann is giving away a cuttlebug cutting and embossing "Treetops" folder. All you have to do is visit her site, leave a comment and link the blog candy to your blog to be in the running, and to help her first challenge on the Cuttlebug Challenge site http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/, which goes up Wednesday, if you post your card creation, you will get another entry. How easy is that!! You must enter by Wednesday 14th though so hurry!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge - Mostly White

It is fitting that this weeks challenge was to create a mostly white card, and James chooses to announce a wedding this weekend for his work mate - perfect!

I have made a Criss Cross Card using white cardstock, embossed it with the blooming dots folder. Added white grossgrain ribbon, and a Jolees By You Wedding Cake. The inside is silver with a tab I have made using a dot from the folder, more grossgrain and a silver brad.

Very simple and affective, but I did have help from the wonderful Sandie Downie for this one! She makes the bestest (yes that is a word!!) cards http://sandie-sandiesplace.blogspot.com/

In their Eyes Layout

The second layout I have made today is "it's in their Eyes" I adore this photo of Imogen and Pa from our wedding. We have always had comments about how alike they are, but this photo just took my breath away, they have the same eyes and expressions!
This was created fro the January Sketch Challenge at the Scrapbook Establishment http://www.thescrapbookestablishment.com.au/forum/.

I have used... ColorMates dark fairytale pink cardstock, ColorMates Light Luscious Lime Cardstock, ColorMates lime family velum, Basic Grey two scoops Creme brulee paper, Pink Paislee green apple pixie stick glitter, white brads, my beloved Slice Machine with the Basic Shapes 2 Design Card, Heidi Swapp Apple Pie white rubons, Basic Grey butterfly stamp, See D's Memoris stamp set, Versa Mark Ink.

I don't think it shows up well in the photo but the butterflies wings are spread like they are flying. Hope you like it!

Spider Boy Layout

Well I think my mojo is back! After several days of paper pushing, I have finished of two (almost three) layouts today. I just wish I didn't have to go to work this afternoon!
This layout is titled Spider boy, and is made using a sketch from the January Challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 forum http://www.scrapbookingtop50.com.au/frontpage/html/modules.php?name=Forums.

I have used red cardstock, blue cardstock, yellow paper, the stripes were scraps and I am unsure which brand they are. I have used my Slice Machine and the Spellbound Design Card to make my spider. I was told it had to be a red back! The title is nice and subtle blue on blue, Heidi Grace Spectrum alphabets, a blue book title and red brads.

New Blog Award - Proximity Award

I just popped over to Sandie's Blog http://sandie-sandiesplace.blogspot.com/ and saw she has awarded me with a new blog award, thanks Sandie.

"These blogs believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards".

And in celebration of the continuing friendship and support that I have been fortunate to come across I am passing the award on to these beautiful and inspiring women
I guess passing onto 4 is better than none!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Nerine's Tuesday Card Sketch


Nerine's is a stampin up lady whose blog I have stumbled across in blog land. http://www.stampinaddiction.blogspot.com/ She has started a Tuesday weekly sketch challenge. I don't have many stampin up stamps (yet ;) anyway!). Hears my interpretation of her sketch, I have flipped it. The cardstock is all stampin up, the flower stamp is stampin up, the greeting stamp is friskars, and the green bling is kaiser. Thanks Nerine I enjoy visiting your blog!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sunday at Inverlock

We spent a family morning on Sunday at Inverlock beach. The kids had so much fun combing the rock pools. They loved finding all the sea life, we say lots of different starfish, sea stars, crabs, tiny tiny flatheads, sea slugs, sea snails, plus heaps of other sea life.


Then after some hard work looking through the rock pools, the kids had a swim in the beach. Then we went to Leongatha for lunch we found a quiet little park, and it had a spider web!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Some Recent Creations

I have had some scrapping time today. I did 1 layout and a double page layout for my book of me.
The page I created today was "ouch". I have used some blue paper, which I have sanded to take some shine off. The burgundy cardstock is Stampin up, blue patterned paper, the burgundy stripes is Creative Imaginations Captain Jack (I think). I have sewn around the edges.

I love this photo Ethan was so proud of his hurt, until we went to hospital and the nurse tried to clean it.
Another pages I have done in December. Gossip Girl is so cute I love these colours and they all match in with Imogen's nightie. I think the ring she has put on herself matches in with the page perfectly.

The last page is Angel. Love this layout. The sketch is from Scrapbook hub. http://www.scrapbookhub.com.au/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=72 I have used some of my favorite paper Basic Grey!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Possible Future Career

This was how Imogen spent Christmas Eve, serving everyone chips and nuts.
Look at how she is holding the bowl, no one even showed that to her. Is this a sign of a future waitress in the making?

Cuttlebug Challenge #12

Now that I have my own Cuttlebug I have decided to take part in the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/. This week's challenge was to use an embossing folder then sand it.
I have used Black Magic Cardstock. Which with the combination of embossing and sanding has showed the blue hidden colour well. Pink and turquoise cardstock. I have cut a 3" Scalloped square using my Slice Machine and the Animal Crackers Design Card. I have used a plain white piece of paper and used a Heidi Swapp Bird Mini mask to create the branches. I have used Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress Inks. The bird I cut from a Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper. The stamp is a Fiskars one.

I hope you like it!

Another Layout

I just got this sketch done last night. Only to find out I could not enter as I needed the forum administrator to register my registration. Oh well at least I got another lot of photos scrapped! The sketch is from 123 Scrapbook.
I have used photos that Marie took while the kids were decorating gingerbread houses that Fiona made. The kids had such a great time. What kind of a scrapbooker forgets to take a camera to something like that. Lucky for me Marie, Nicole and Mum all had their camera's (oh plus Fiona's camera.) Immy did her tartrum because I wouldn't let her eat the chocolate Santa in her lolly bowl, Nic got a great photo of the tantrum too.


Black and white is not a colour scheme I would normally scrap. But I really like this layout.