Friday, August 5, 2011


Hello Friends.  I've had a bit of slow start to the month.  Granted.  It's only 5 days in but I want to get back to my regular blogging.  I'm just finding it a little bit hard to find my mojo.  But having said that... I do have some scrapping to share.... Yay!

Over at Pretty Little Studio we are introducing a new series of challenges!  And it's so much FUN!  Melissa has been browsing Pintrest (as we all do! LOL!) and has found this fabulous image:

What you need to do now is find inspiration from it and "think" outside the box.  This week it is an Ad challenge.  Next week it might be a colour challenge or a dare challenge!  There are some fabulous prizes to win and if you love that retro/vintage element on your pages, you need to go and visit the shop.

Here's my sample and first piece of work shared over at Pretty Little Studio!!  Woo Hooo... (sorry, just a little bit excited!  hahaha)


I didn't have any kraft cardstock in my stash! Yikes!!!  So I had to improvise - dressmakers patterned paper it is!

products: Charm 8x8 patterned paper, Apothecary journaling cards - rough and tumble, Celebrate Paper Ribbons, kaisercraft: crochet doily, kaisercraft: ink (corn), My Mind's Eye: pearl brad, dressmakers patterned paper.


This fortnight I get to set the challenge over at The Boxx.  I know I've had a few very busy weeks and I'm guessing there's generally some craziness in most others homes' as well! LOL!  I could be wrong though!  (And I might be the only one who is fishing clothes out of the bottom of a suitcase, while the hubby just wants to go fishing....)

So this fortnight I am opting for "easy".  Gotta love easy right?!  Hopefully there's enough love out there and somebody will complete the challenge....pretty please!

My challenge is:  To create a LO with three or more photos, include journaling, and a piece of string/twine


products: pp - Bella!, Kaisercraft (Lullaby, Party Animals), October Afternoon (Rocket Age); other - shipping tag, kaisercraft: pearl brad, ink; crafter's template; black pen (sharpie); sewing machine; martha stewart circle punch; star punch; buttons; string.

So.... There we go.  I hope I will see some familiar names and faces join in with both challenges!  Thanks for visiting (and keeping me motivated!!)  ;)


Kirsty said...

These are gorgeous! Love how you improvised with the sewing pattern! I hate when I run out of Kraft!!!

Ruki said...

awesome! love the small balls and the photos are lovely!

Kerryn said...

It's good to see you creating again Leanne, they are fabulous!!

Leanne J said...

hey miss You.. how you goin.. glad to see you around.. and that is an awesome challenge..both the pin interest inspired one and the boxx ..woot woot..

dont forget to txt me if you need.. love an sugar..lj

Esti said...

The dressmakers pattern is even better than kraft cardstock - kinda happy you ran out:). Abolutely love the title on your "story" page!!!

Sheree said...

Love these Leanne! The dressmakers paper looks fabulous on that card and I love the embellies on your layout!

Sheree xx

Jules said...

Just gorgeous leanne... gosh i'm amazed you've managed to keep up with your challenges as it is, considering all you've got going on.. hopefully it's helping you get back on track and distract you from too many sad moments. Love the photos of little cam in the snow too. Way cute!! :)) x

Katie Cavanaugh said...

I love the snowman layout! So creative!