Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Simply Amazing!

Last night I was playing around with a new mask I bought (of the scrapbooking variety - not Halloween) with some homemade texture paste and added a bit of paint and Glimmer Mist.  I really hadn't intended to do this layout but when I woke early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep I amused myself with some paper and a photo that was perfect for the background I had made.  And so I managed to complete Sarah's Monthly Sketch Challenge which I had really liked when I saw it but really didn't think I had the time to complete.  It's completely not my style of scrapping which was one of the reasons why I loved to have a go at it.  And so here is Sarah's Sketch -

And here is my entry for the challenge - entitled "Dude - School's Out".

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

My House Rules

"My House Rules" was Vicki's challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50's July Cyber Crop and I honestly didn't think I would get it done since the close off for entries was tonight!  However while waiting for the electric blanket to turn my bed from Arctic Igloo into a warm snugly place last night, I pushed some paper around and came up with this layout.  The criteria for the challenge was
  • Modern with Straight Lines
  • Bright but not in your face
  • Make a feature stand out
  • Create Space
  • Make it your own and have fun
I took a photo that was taken at our Halloween party in 2011 - a photo of my dear friend Jenny and I hamming it up for the camera as a couple of zombies.  Plenty of straight lines and it's bright! (not in your face is so subjective!!!  LOL).  I made the spider web on the Scrap FX frame stand out with some stickles and the frame itself makes the photo stand out.  I've created some space on the right hand side and I sure as heck had fun!  Job done!  So here is "Drop Dead Gorgeous".

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Another night out!

Last night saw the grand finale of what had come to be "Birthday Week" with a night out in Geelong at Hogs Breath Cafe with family and friends.  The steaks lived up to expectations and the company as always presented plenty of opportunity for laughs and the realisation that I am indeed in a very happy place and blessed to be surrounded by so many special people.  I did feel the love this week that's for sure.  And while birthdays always mark milestones in life, I think the greatest milestone I feel like celebrating is a coming of age in knowing who I am, what I want and a sense of peace and contentment that I haven't known in a very very long time.

My beautiful daughter and gorgeous partner make this world such a wonderful place to be - always.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Masterchef Challenge

A huge thank you to Leanne Morris for opening her store for a crop night last night.  I was heaps of fun, lots of great conversation and food and I actually managed to get about half of this layout arranged on the night as well.  

This is inspired by Scrapbooking Top 50's Chloe's Masterchef Challenge which required Leaves, Twine and Something Silver.  I've managed to incorporate all three and very happy with this layout - another one for Lakeisha's 21st album.  This is "All My Heart".

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

More Cybercrop creations

What better way to spend a chilly afternoon but scrapping some more!  This time I thought I would tackle Deb's Extreme Makeover Challenge.  The challenge was to use a product in a way that is different than it was originally intended.

My Makeover was to use the plastic sheet that held a Kaisercraft Pearl Flourish as a template to stitch a flourish onto my layout.  I also used the backing sheet for a pack of Prima Flowers at the back of my photo.  I also used my Tree Punch to create leaves for effect as well.  Very happy with this layout and another one down for Lakeisha's 21st album.  So here is - "Joyful Tears".

Thanks for looking!
Scrapbooking Top 50 is having their July Cyber Crop challanges and so I thought I would give Sarah's "Biggest Loser" Challenge a go - the requirement I chose was no embellishments which in itself was a challenge for me.  Not the style I love, but I'm still pretty pleased with how it came up - and so here is "Break Away".  Thanks Sarah!  

The sun decided to make an appearance while I was photographing which shaded the cardstock.

Not many photos since there isn't much to photograph - but thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another final layout for this weekend

OK well it is rather nice to be scrapping again and finally I am getting around to doing a few layouts from the photos of Lakeisha's 21st birthday.  This one is inspired by the Black With 2 July Challenge which was predominantly black with some olive green, crystal blue and 5% white.  Very happy with how this turned out - you know the saying - "blue and green should never been seen without another colour in-between!"  Well I think the blues and greens work really well together in this case so here is my layout entitled "100"  21 years for my daughter and 79 years for my mother.  Thank you BW2 for the inspiration and thank you for looking.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rainy weekend

What a week!  Two days of the doors of my car frozen shut - thank heaven for a warm fire to come home to at night.  Sitting in my room with a view - the world looks pretty dreary outside this morning.  But I did manage to create last night thanks to another challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50's July Winter Trends Challenge.  So here is my layout - Cutting the Cake - from my gorgeous daughter's 21st Birthday.