Monday, March 31, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week Nine...

Hello Friends!  I'm sharing another of my PL spreads over at Sassy Scrapper today... Week Nine | February 24 - March 02.


I hope you will come by and see the details.  Thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Eight Years...

Hello Friends!  I just wanted to share with you my layout created for Jillibean Soup. It seems we are constantly celebrating birthdays through January to May and Ethan's birthday generally kicks off the year on January 4.
I created this layout using the new Birthday Bisque collection from Jillibean Soup.  I fell in love with the orange colours and the fabulous little soda bottles.  *grin*  Perfect for any party scene, right?!
"Eight Years and Worth Every Minute"
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Birthday Bisque); alpha - Jillibean Soup (Alphabeans); other - Jillibean Soup: placemats, stickers, flashcards, soup labels, wood sprinkles, pea pod parts (die-cuts); mist; tools - typewriter, tab punch.

And I guess it won't surprise you that we are off to another birthday party today.  We are celebrating the kids' Great Grandma's (Mark's Grandma) birthday.  We can't wait to catch up and smother her in hugs and kisses.  Have a great weekend.. and thanks for visiting...x

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hello Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have a Bella Blvd layout to share with you and it all started with some paperclips!!!

Every now and then the design team are challenged with an image found on Pinterest.  Laura does a fabulous job at sourcing these images and I always have fun with the ones I am assigned to.  This one however, had me scratching my head a little!  LOL!! But I have to admit, with a some thinking outside the box, I have come to really like the finished product.  *grin*

I think it was the paperclips that had me umming and ah-ing.  But I knew I was drawn to the notebook paper and the green polka dots.  The red?... Yeah, I left that in the Inspiration photo! LOL!
"Awesome Trouble"
products used: pp - Bella Blvd (Max, Lucky Starz, Family Forever); other - Bella Blvd: stickers, arrow stickers, die-cuts; paperclips, date stamp; tools - typewriter, hand stitching.

The title was fussy cut from the photo mat paper (Max: That's my Boy) and then hand stitched back on top of it.  I kind of like the camouflage look it creates.

The banner on the paperclip is taken from the Inspiration photo, as are the circles on the page.  These circles are meant to represent the circles on the paperclips from the top part of the Inspiration picture.

I've also created a little pocket under the photo layers to house my journaling.  This photo of my son and his two best mates, is priceless.  Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of just one eleven year old boy, never mind three of them???  *ahem... - I had them pinned up against a wall in the photo!!!*

And of course, no boyish layout created with the Max collection, should ever be without these awesome paper pieces!  That army guy is a fave!!!   LOL!
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for more takes on the Pinterest Challenge.  Thanks for visiting..x


Monday, March 24, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hi Friends!  Today is Project Life Monday over at Sassy Scrapper and I am sharing my Week Eight | February 17 - 23.

This week I have also linked it to the March Mood Board Challenge.
March Moodboard Challenge
ps - There is still time for you to enter into the challenge as well!
"Project Life | Week 8"
If you would like to see more details please head on over to Sassy Scrapper.  Thanks for visiting...x

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hampton Art | Mr Smarty..

Oh dear! I have totally lost track of time and haven't shared my layout created for Hampton Art this month!  It was posted on March 6. March 6!!! That's a big ooops on my part but I guess better late than never.   
*bashful grin?*
"Mr Smarty"

cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; Stamps - Hampton Art: Jillibean Soup, Echo Park; alphas - Jillibean Soup; other - ink: colorbox, colorshine, Jillibean Soup: pea pod parts; tools - typewriter, machine stitching.

This month I wanted to use a full sheet of letter stamps without the hassle of individually placing them on an acrylic block.  My solution..? A simple paintbrush loaded with water.   :)

You guys are pretty clever and have already figured it out, but if you would like to know more, please visit the Hampton Art blog for the details.  *grin*

Thanks so much for visiting...x

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week Seven...

Hello Friends!  Long week between blog posts!  So sorry.  We've been dealing with a yucky virus.  Hopefully though we are back on the mend and I can now share with you my latest PL spread for Sassy Scrapper.


I've been playing around with some hand stitching this week too.  Please head on over to Sassy and let me know what you think..x  Thanks for visiting.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 6...

Hi Everyone.  Over on the Sassy Scrapper  blog today I am sharing my PL | Week Six spread.

For more details, close up shots and my tips for using stamps on your spreads, please visit Sassy.  I'd love to see you there..x


Saturday, March 8, 2014

I'm a Guest Designer!!

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all have exciting things planned for March.  Yep.  That's right.  March!!!  sheesh!  But despite the weeks flying away on me, I have some awesome news to share. 
Late last year I was invited by the lovely Renate to be a Guest Designer for her blog Scrappeland.  This scrapbooking forum and challenge blog is based in Norway and they asked if I would like to create something Project Life style, to help inspire their readers.  Of course I jumped at the chance!  I rarely get the chance to be a GDT and I was excited that someone would be interested in what I create! LOL!
So here it was, late November and Christmas was approaching. I knew I definitely wanted to document this week and of course, the gorgeous Heidi Swapp had just visited Australia. I had in mind right from the beginning that I was going to combine the two events!
"Project Life 2013 | Week 52"

products used: pp - Heidi Swapp (Believe); alpha - Heidi Swapp (mistables); other - Heidi Swapp: clear embellishments & colorshine; Greatest View badge/flair; staples, twine; tools - typewriter.
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial I've created and if you would like to join in with the challenge I've set, please head on over to Scrappeland.
Thanks for visiting...x

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Love Notes...

Hi Everyone!  I'm back again today (and somewhat late!!) to share another CHA project created for Jillibean Soup

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup/Soup Staples II); other - Jillibean Soup: paper doiles, pea pod parts, stampables kraft bags, beanstalks (twine), flash cards, soup labels, coordinating stickers; mist, embroidery thread; tools - typewriter, foam tape.

I really love this Valentine's Day collection and was thrilled when given the chance to play along with it.  There are plenty of layers here too.  *grin*  I couldn't help myself!  And in the craziness that is CHA... I created this LO within two hours!  And that included the online communication with both Kimber and Jill.  A small feat in itself considering the time differences! LOL!

This layout will hold all those special notes my Mr 8 likes to write to me.  sigh... These love notes will become a more treasured gift in years to come. :)

Thanks for visiting me today...x

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bella Blvd | Monday Challenge...

Hi Friends!  I'm back with another Monday Morning Challenge from Bella Blvd.  And this week it is all about long titles!
"Always look on the bright side of Life because Right Now we have Mango to Eat!"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd (Family Forever, Max, Lucky Starz); alphs - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: crochet hearts, stickers, labels; tools - date stamp.

Long enough title for you? LOL!! This week, I also challenged myself to try and tell the story in the title alone.  Can you tell that my 'happy-go-lucky' four year old loves mango? *grin* 

If you would love to see more takes on the challenge, head on over to Bella Blvd.  We'd love to see you there.  Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 5...

Hello Friends.  It is Project Life Monday over at Sassy Scrapper.  Head on over to see what kept us busy during Week Five and how I managed to document it!

If you get the chance, I would love to see you there!  Thanks so much for visiting..x
 ps - Sassy has just released this gorgeous new Mood Board for March!  Come and play along. We LOVE seeing everyone's interpretations!!!