Monday, September 8, 2014

Black with Two...

Black with Two challenge was up & I couldn't believe it … Hot Pink & Yellow … Oh this was going to be so much FUN again… Was starting to think that pink & yellow was the theme on a few blogs for this September but who am I to worry with 2 girls…?
Thoroughly enjoyed this months Challenge
I had so much fun making this layout that I got carried away with making my background…lol Texture paste mixed with Dylusions mist's, Bubblegum & Pure Sunshine, after putting that on the background I decided it needed Yes you guessed it "BLING!"  So lots of yellow & pink Glitter & then ontop of that clear embossing powder to hold it all into place… Placed in the over to cook & finished off with more clear embossing powder & the heat gun - glitter all over me & the floor & the desk & the kitchen - it's a wonder I didn't ingest & sneeze glitter = lots of texture though. 
Time for Photos, Heidi Swapp ephemera & goodies, plus more bling & finished with Bold in the journalling. 

So until next time when the this Princess gets covered in Glitter & bling have fun experimenting cause isn't it about enjoying what you do for those that you love?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Challenge Board...

Oh I have found a challenge board that yes in a way I had forgotten about but my interest was revived after joining the cybercrop last month & then the Inspiration Board came up these colours… so girly for my girls… Sigh I just had to do it!!!

Isn't this board just beautiful!!!!!!

Oh dear then I became so sick… now that was a delay I didn't want but gave me time to think & then I received my parcel of goodies that I purchased from the D-Lish shop…  Oh so stunning & so much BLING!!!!
I just couldn't get over the size of those bows they were just the perfect size for me!!! 

Ruler & mist were used to create background yellow, Plasterer's tape was used with pink mist & texture paste…  Glitter & those small gorgeous perfectly sized bows from D-Lish were also used along with the oh so sweet small pink flowers… My flowers were some old ones in my stash from Heidi Swapp kinda like Ghost flowers (Clear) that I embossed & glitterised.  

In the sketch there was doilies as you can see but I didn't have what I thought was the right size & I didn't want to use my dies to make one so I had to really think… brain wave hit & I used my Glue Gun & glitter Glue sticks to make the lovely circles that replaced the doilies…  Now I had gone about this all backwards as I usually find the photo before I start but this time I had to go & find the photo before assembly… This photo was Mikayla's first Christmas & it was perfect for these colours… Happy sigh - How much fun was that!!!

This page turned out better than I had previously imagined…  So with that in mind I am going off to play some more…



Friday, September 5, 2014

When the Mojo stikes...

I was searching around the other night on Pinterest looking for ideas, not related to scrapbooking mind you.  When I once again stumbled upon this stunning layout that I already had pinned in an album by the Pink Paislee team…


Me being me - I have started to realise that one can scrap lift & enjoy the process not realising that it would then blow up into something more…  
Since I love Heidi Swapp's Papers, inks etc I decided to give it ago… Didn't like the background like above on the color magic paper I had chosen, so I set that aside & went plain white paper…  
Added butterflies & of course me being me needed BLING!!!!  
Not a bad looking layout...

Then I decided to revisit that other paper & ideas just took hold… 
What a massive change…
I love this, I added much more colour shine and used the Sewing machine & added hearts, plus Bling & I made a chipboard frame & also decided to get some letters on that matched the colours as close as I could too…
I love this as well, they are both stunning layouts...


Sometimes when it comes down to it all you need is a scrap lift or a little idea & then you end up with maybe more than one layout!!!  
It's all about the process & getting those photos taken for the family & future generation to enjoy.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Enjoying what we do!!!

Well howdy there,

Yes it has been along while & the only excuse I have for this is that my internet is jumpy as a hairy goat!!!  Sometimes it works other times it doesn't, I have since found out it's the area I live in…  Well thanks to a computer/techy mate I will be switching to a new internet provider in the very near future that is faster more data & cheaper in the long run!!!!  Woohoo!!!  Then I will be able to share with you pages etc & it will take 5mins to upload not 3hrs later still waiting… 
Now thats what I call internet service…

Right now I am sitting here enjoying my view & my company…


 This is our soon to be new room…. With my lovely Lady Melody enjoying her bed too.


Anyway much has happened in the past seven months since this post so it shall be a long post - I will share photo's of the house that has now changed!!  This is our major challenge & has it changed…  from Damp, wet, old tired looking home that had wet rot & couldn't be seen from any side due to trees…  



Trees well we had to get rid of many due to the dampness & wanting to find the house plus some went for council regulations too…
It now looks like this...

Yes that is the from that you see in the photo above this one - we put in stairs gardens & a bird feeder...


This is the front of the house & new fence.

Can't wait for all the cladding to be finished & Painted.

Yes there has been a lot of work done & still a lot to do - a huge extension out the front which is the bedrooms for Hubby myself & our girls… Plus an upstair attic or storage area…  A lovely front fence & extension out the back for a triple garage & granny flat plus out the other side a massive deck where we had 70 people for my hubbies 40th… wow & could still have more.  Also up behind the garage is a flat area with a trampoline for our girls & a set of steps leading up to that area… now to find a swing set!!!

The above is my stress issue so now onto the below which besides my Lord is my stress relief…

Stamping & misting the page worked a treat…


I only bought these papers below because I loved the layout that was completed by the company for the papers but then I added bling, banners, arrows, brads & words… Just needed some more…


Next a christmas page with Gelatos used for the background. I don't do traditional pages very well  can you tell - Oh yeah & lots of bling - do you see a pattern here??


A simple school page - cause I found it hard to do a page.


My beautiful little sis with our eldest girl when she was little.


I love the blog White With One & this was one of those layouts.


Another of my ideas popped into my head & I just went for it...


Artistic Skating - amazed at how well this worked out = yes it's in your face bright & bold.


Engagement card that I made for my Sis & future Brother in-law.


Another fun layout with sequins & my favourite stuff Texture paste...


This was another of those tries at scraplifting….hahaha can I say doesn't look to much like the original but somewhat still has those features… I found the page in a magazine… but kept going with the bling bling….


Birthday girl page I Used Scraps… yes literally scraps … Looks pretty good if I do say so myself.


Paint & bling & lace & bling lol - yes I have a problem it's called BLING!!!


A receipe challenge = bright & bling bling once again.


Texture paste - using gyprocking tape as my background stencil… Had to have white space on this page….


I kinda got carried away with the paint background - glad we have no carpet or floorboards yet hahaha there was a little paint splattered…  I even sprayed the blue lace with Heidi Swapp Mist.


Another one of those play around pages hmmm looks like I have some journalling on these pages left to do.


Another Challenge for a retreat I am heading off to in about 5 weeks - Happy Sigh I get to take my supportive family with me...


I shop online at a few stores in Australia - one being D-Lish some amazing items within this store makes for fun but I also found last month that there is a cyber crop run every month too, I haven't done one of those in over 5 years!!!  Now you are talking... so 4 challenges I got stuck into & completed now if you know me I don't do one challenge at a time but can have multiples on the go - wet paint, ink etc etc but oh so much fun....

First up a Selfie page…. Was I surprised at how many selfie photos that we actually take…
This one was taken from the weekend before as I had organised a birthday night Skate surprise party & she had no idea… of course Glitter had to be used...


Another challenge was stamping - oh fun!!!!  Bubble wrap & Texure paste with paint makes a great stamp idea…  Plus other stamps used too...


Next challenge was embellishments these all had to be the same colour so I got carried away & went blue blue & blue with yes you guessed it some blue bing…lol


This one stretched me thats for sure - scrap a non-living thing so I scrapped my daughters hand prints that she used last year to make daddy a birthday card - a nice reminder of how small she once was.


Just completed the next two pages for the retreat that I am going on….
We have challenges to do & these are those… I had to use lace, paint, foil & the word Shine.


This was White & Black with another colour, I chose Blue, Also to use a charm or cameo or two etc


I hope you enjoyed & love seeing what I am completing - I love spending time with family as this is what scrapbooking was especially for = documenting for the future generations…
So until next time enjoy your family & live each day as if it is your last.




Sunday, January 26, 2014

CSI - Challenge Blog

Absolutely enjoying this challenge blog csi so decided to join in with Challenge number 106
Loving these case files so much fun
So here is my page...
I had to improvise with the colours of the arrows & the letters as I am away at the moment & didn't have the right colours with me so had to mix the best I could to get the colours I needed.  Journalling is on white round circles and I used bubble wrap stamping on my background. 
Ready to try the next challenge now.
 
Thankyou for coming for a sneak peak.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ScrapFriends Challenge...

Ohhh another challenge & this may just be the last one for January...wish it wasn't as I am enjoying so very much!  But I am taking my girls up to the dairy farm for oh maybe a week and I am not taking any scrapbooking with me.  It's all about girly time with family & the last week of school holidays before we get back into it.

So here is my layout for the blog Scrapfriends - colour challenge 21
This is what I came up with in a very limited time as when I started this I didn't realise I would be taking this gorgeous child to hospital for six hours.  So was literally slapped together in about 1hr - the stickles took longer as it has to dry & I used two layers...  To me this page looks fairly plain but I love the photos being the center of attention, thats why I scrap to look at the photos anyway.
Okay so my grey isn't dark enough but I worked with what I had, I am not buying anymore paper other than white until I have run out of alot of my colours...in saying that my plain paper is only 2inches high but still I want to know what I can do with what I have.  I used Heidi Swapp mustard colorshine for the splats & Fireworks Dandelion for the yellow spritz.  I used a kaisercraft stamp with Colorbox purple ink pad, Heidi Swapp Pink Colorshine on the child board frames that had the words attached.  Plus Purple colorshine under the purple stickles.  To finish off I used some sequins to match into the colours.  Yes I love bling I don't care how it gets onto my layouts but I love it on them.  

Hope you have a lovely week & have a little time out me time plus time with your loved ones.  That's what life it about family!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Once Upon A...Sketch - Challenge taken:

I have decided to try completing some challenges this year... so far this is my second one for the year 2014!  Not bad I say considering the renovations that are taking place - like yesterday the kitchen came out & hoping we have our new one tomorrow if no hold ups, otherwise it will be next week.  A new working oven will be a delight!!!

I am in a happy mood as I finished this layout last night for Once Upon a Sketch January 2014 & it is my style to boot - all bling!!!  Anyone who knows me knows that I love Heidi Swapp especially her color shine which is how I created the background... Bling Bling!!!
I used left over matieral off my daughters leotard costume directly under the photo & hot pink mesh from her skirt on the right hand side of the photo. 
Journalling reads - (Your Lesson is learnt;  Smiling & singing during your skating routine has paid off.  You were so happy to be finished!!  Little did we know there was a first place trophy waiting for You!!)  

Even more exciting this morning was knowing that this was out at Micheals in the states from Heidi Swapp - drrroooollliiinnggg!!!! Hello Today  Oh I really really want these items..."Sigh"  

Anyway I hope you have time to play & spend with the ones you love!!!