Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Carolee creations little alpha stickers?
a gel pen for some doodling?
flowers - if so do you have a favourite type?
a particular rubon?
I think a recent favourite of mine would have to be the American Craft Thickers - they are just fantastic. Prior to that i was a big Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha fan......hmmmmmm still am i think as i really love her chip alphas and could probably use them on every page i do! I guess all up i am a bit of an alpha junkie!
So stash wise..........not tools (and yep the computer/printer comes into the tool category) what is your most used and precious item?
I would love to hear your responses in the comments box below!
I think I'd be safe to say that we always go dotty over spotty. lol the blue picks up Bradley's shirt very nicely.
Is that the same floor in the photo of him as the photo of the lo iykwim????
thanks for sharing Alison. send some more our way.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
glad you're back on line! This is my answer to the pin/sewing challenge. I must say the car isn't "black and shiny" anymore it is "black and very dirty" (LOL). I haven't done any sewing to speak of but I have put a thumping big black pin in there!! You were saying about you LO's just coming together the other night. Well this one has been sitting in the office for a month, I have been really stuck on it (go figure, it is really simple!).
Monday, April 27, 2009
bit of the bottom cut off here...
bigger versions are on my blog.
found this on my forum friends blog and asked her if I could share it with you girls in mind.
It's monthly at $10 which means you get every magazine as well as all the back issues - Every magazine. Or if you click on the above link you will be able to chose what options you want and can just buy the magazine you like. For an extra $5 USA you can get access online to every single on of their back issues. I kid you not.So for around $20 AUST dollars you can get every ideas book, card trends, Simply Handmade, beads, stamping and god knows all of their other books.So I joined up immediately of course and will be putting all of my new and older books on Ebay as of tonight.Bargain go look here http://www.scrapbooktrendsmag.com/ and you can download straight away Scrapbook mini albums.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
It's time for a new challenge.
what can u do with pins and needles.
hat pins, sewing pins, map pins.
sew with a needle, by hand or machine.
whatever takes your fancy.
don't get pins and needles in your butt thinking about.
ps. send your lo's to me as the others girls are all away, off line or enjoying their grandsons atm.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
most of this school holidays the boys have been focused on footy, getting ready for the first game , training, just practising their kicking with each other and friends etc.Also have the shed partway set up,so they have the xbox and tv with the stereo surround set up in there.They have been enjoying a new xbox game with the sound cranked way up
lol Maryanne. those trackie daks are so close to black in the pic and the red shirt, I just knew it had to be a pic from you.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We often have a simple barby somewhere on the farm with snags in bread followed by marshmallows, such a quick and easy lunch but so enjoyable ! I've been entertaining the kids with of some of the things I used to enjoy on my school holidays when I was younger ... play dough, cooking, painting, mud pies, gardening, bike riding, footy and cricket in the back yard, playing with the animals (we've gained 2 pups this week so it's kinda busy around here!) and the odd DVD here and there ... I don't like to plonk the kids in front of the telly too much though, there's so many more fun things to do outside ! It's been great these school holidays as Ted's been around (he's normally off working in Edillilie during the week) so the kids have also been able to tinker around in the shed and under the airseeder helping Dad get ready for seeding.
Happy Holidays !!
so if you have emailed her a layout please resend it to me so I can post it for you!!
She was shaking slightly when I saw her today but was in denial I think
... she didn't take up my offer to check her emails on my computer ;-)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
1. Magazine (can be scrapping or otherwise) and please share why.
2. font and where to find it.
My favourite magazine would have to be Scrapbook Trends. This is an American publication that Meredith and I stumbled upon when in Melbourne on our retreat adventure. This magazine is my favourite because the layouts featured in them are so beautiful, balanced and well designed. To me they are the absolute benchmark of scrapbooking. Another thing that i love about the magazine is the photography of the layouts - STUNNING! It really puts the Aussie mags to shame with their amazing true to life colours and display of the layouts.
My favourite font would have to be Type Ra (of course!) I started using this font quite a bit many years ago and still love it. It just seems to be 'me' although that sort of type font is everywhere you look now days. I get all my fonts free from da-font. I like how type ra is a little bit grungy as well........totally me :)
I would be interested to read your comments on your favourites!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Today i finished off a layout i have had on the go for some time. It is a little different and used a technique that i had not tried before.
I got my inspiration from here - mooo where the Silhouette Canvas Art section is. I decided that i could easily (*cough cough*) make my own girls silhouette out of a photo with a bit (*cough cough*) of fiddling in photoshop. Well after many hours in photoshop fiddling, i was pretty happy with the result and i think i can tell it is my kids really quite well. I was scared turning the photo into silhouette would lose their 'personality' but i dont think it did at all!
(i should also add that mooo is a fundraiser for the Cummins Child Parent Centre and if ordering from their amazing site there is some section where you add your fundraising charity and they donate a percentage of sales..........i think that is right - Marika or Kylie please elaborate or correct me!!!!!!)
title is borrowed from here
The distressed folding thing is also a technique which is new to me but apparently is fairly big in the digi scrapping world at the moment. Inspiration from this clever chickadee
A couple of years ago i was also inspired by a website design. It was Clair Bremner the Melbourne Childrens photographer (also a fabulous friend). Her website has changed since then but the opening page was set out in a series of little squares and photos. I loved it and it inspired me to create this -
So since i am the only one home tonight i thought i would set everyone a little challenge to see what you can find that inspires you on the www. NOT really talking about sketches or scraplifting here but it may be colours, design, a font or just a series of photos.
Go for a surf and see if you can catch some inspiration.
Been busy with things but finally finished off a couple of layouts ...
This layout has actual Lego (don't tell Lachlan!!).
I also used the Bazzill swiss dots cardstock (black) to resemble the dots of the Lego pieces.
The alphas are the Collections chipboard.I am loving the Jenni Bowlin calenders too, so far I've used Jan, Feb and April ;-)
The title on this one ... some sticker alphas that I have had for ages and they match up really well to look like cursive writing ... they are called "Big Honkin' Stickers" by Mustard Moon.
But Trish just popped these two lovely layouts across to me to share with you all...... they are great Trish and glad someone finding time to do some scrapping.
ALL WET - loving these papers!!!
LIFE'S SO GREAT- love ya buttons, oohhh.. and i would so love a walk along a beach!!
Thanks for them Trish....and hoping to see some more soon. I will be away for the next couple weeks....heading down to help Rach out, her hubby is a fisherman and heading out to sea Sunday, so i will be getting lots of cuddles of Mace ....and doing lots of running with Evan!! :) I will try to pop into have a looksee over that time so please send any pages onto the other girls....and the keep the blog a buzzing....
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is just fantastic Sandra, i am loving it all, the colour combo, inked edges, the coffee ring, buttons ....etc,etc... Thanks Sandy!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have a page to share with you all. I finished this LO yesterday, initially i had abit more pink on the page, but now knowing it's a boy, i adjusted it slightly...
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
holy cow Marika. When youre hot, youre hot. Love Kraft. Just cant go wrong with that stuff. Marika says
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sandra has been busy making Beautiful Baby cards! They are just gorgeous Sandra!!
It's a great way to use up those little bits of paper, add a flower or two, a little bit of ribbon, a few words and end results ....a beautiful card!! I always love receiving home-made cards, they are so special!! Lucky people receiving these cards!!
Thanks for sharing them!!
November page- month title have have put some black paper thru the dynmo and sanded the top (good technique Amanda!), mounted it and added a rub-on. There is strips of paper added near the bottom which have been inked before glued and then various rubons added, and another piece of plastic card protector with various rubons added.
So now all i have to do is jot down the things that happen each month. It was a great way to use up mulitple rubons, get those inks out, make a mess and have fun!
Hope to see some of your creations soon.....you can also email me and i can post them for you :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
AND..I also do have a page with some pearls on it to share. I like embellish lightly with pearls, centre of a flower or a just 3 or so for a little added something. For those who may remember, at the retreat i began a 2009 journal, so this is one of the pages from that, using pearls.
And i also wish everyone a Happy & Safe Easter.....enjoying this glorious sunshine with family and friends.....and hope to see you all back here ASAP sharing all your lovely scrapping with us.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I'm not sure if a new challenge is being posted by the team tomorrow as people head off for the Easter weekend. I hope so but I will be away so I would like to say Happy Easter to you all now as I wont be able to otherwise. Have a great family time, lots of photos, and stay safe.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I've been a bit flat out at the moment, not getting time to scrap any time soon! :( Anyhow on the Tuesday after the retreat I did this little album, it was simple and easy and I love how it turned out. Just thought Id post it as my "something I've been working on" :).
I tell you what. this chick is on the ball. I got a sneak peak via the mobile over the weekend. fits the pearl challenge beautifully.
pearls on the veil and a little pearl flower on the waist line of the bridal gown.
You may not have realised it Tanya but having the placement of photos and the journalling from left to right helps the eye to travel easily across the page. This is called flow. Well done. You have mastered a fundamental rule in scrapping. applies in real life too. You'll start looking at things in a whole new way and think 'hmmm, that's a great idea I could scrap!!'