Friday, December 31, 2010

New blog challenge

Found Punky Scraps through Peg's blog and thought I'd add a layout to the mix. This is about my desire to be on a scrapbooking online design team. I've achieved this goal a couple of times now, yay.

HNY and a HB

Well, it is the morning of the last day of 2010. It's a beautiful, bright and warm sunny day. So far I've had a lie in, put on a load of washing, eaten some cereal and jumped on the computer. Pretty dull so far. That's OK though.
I need to ring my Nan as it is her 86th birthday today. Gee, she's doing well. I gave her some gifts via my Aunty on Tuesday. She was going to keep them to give to her today. I'm sure she'll love them. I made her a special card too which you will be able to see on Blog Tiffany in a few weeks time. No peeking now. It's pink and green though.
I'd like to wish you all a happy new year. The very best and brightest thing I did this year was to meet my idol Rick Springfield on 2 October in Biloxi, Mississippi. What a wonderful man he is. Here is a photo of me with him. He's very snuggly. It still makes me smile every time I look at this photo.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my readers. Hoping you have a joyous and family fun-filled Christmas this year. Hugs and kisses.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Here is the Christmas photo my two beautiful boys that I took this year. Each year I hand out a 5x7 of the boys to my relies. This year I had all of 3 minutes to take a photo. That was after convincing my 13yo that he should participate. I even bought him a special santa hat in his football team colours. Happily it turned out OK.

Merry Christmas (and happy holidays to those who don't celebrate this event). I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow and are happy and healthy over the holidays. Much love.  xxx

Dad's birthday card

Yes, my Father was born on the 23rd of December. I always make certain to give him special gifts on his special day. I made this card for him. On the inside is a Bunnings hardware voucher. Inside the white oval is stamped the word DAD. You can't see it too clearly. Anyway, he liked his card.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Only one more

I just counted up the albums I've made. The number is 49. These range in size from 7x7 to 15x12. Most of them are 12x12 though. Pretty good huh?

Close now

Only 2 more sleeps. The anticipation is building. The house is clean. Now I have to clean up my scrapping room. It is actually our dining room but I took it over when I taught scrapbook classes and workshops and I've kept it. We hardly ever have dinner parties anyway. Well, it is a mess and as it is in full view and family Christmas lunch is at our place I have to clean it. I've done a bit but am procrastinating as it is no fun putting it all away instead of playing with it. It will also mean no creating for days, which doesn't appeal. I made two little pink cards last night. Mum gave me lots of pink paper and some ribbon and lace that she didn't want any more. Yay for me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I won

I love to win stuff, truly I do. Today I won this super prize via Carolyn Peeler's blog at Very happy girl.
Winter cheer week2 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Scrap Boutique December Stash Stomper

Here is another vintage photo featuring my two brothers (bookends) and my cousin Lee (who is now 31). The challenge was to use a sketch and buttons. Here is the sketch. I flipped it top to bottom.

Products used were:
NRN Designs - Grad Blocks and Grad Mosaic - Blue
Creative Memories Brown rick rack
K&Co Ephermera Pack
Chatterbox Journal Labels
Creative Imaginations Trip and Travel Rub-ons
Basic Grey archaic mini monogram stickers

Last Day

Good morning friends.
Today is the last day of School for my 2 boys before the long summer holidays. Mark's class are going to see the movie Megamind and his report will come home today. He always gets glowing reports and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Damon's last day of his first year of high school is today. I can't believe how much he has grown. His report came home on Tuesday. It was fabulous of course. He had some reallly great comments as well.
I always measure and weigh the kids to see how much they have grown in the School year. I must not forget to do that today. I'm going to go and capture Mark now and do it as he has a pool party to go to after School.
Have a great day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Magazine Christmas trees

I finished my trees. I made one red for my girlfriend Pip who's house has splashes of red so it would suit her more. Hope you like em.

White With 1 December challenge

Over at White With One (I love my tea) the challenge is to do white and grey with masking. My sub is called "With All My Heart" and features my husband slipping the gold band on to my finger.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Wreath

I thought I would share my Christmas wreath with you. I made it in 2008.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Teacher's Gift

This year 10 families banded together to buy a gift voucher for our children's wonderful Teacher. I was going to make her an off the page album so I offered for that to be the delivery package for the voucher. I used a Kaisercraft ABC wooden album.  Here is the result.

I've used a mix of Nikki Sivill's Henry's Brillance range of papers, Creative Memories paper, Scrapbooking Memories magazine free paper, some ribbons and Green Thickers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anna's December sketch challenge reveal

I knocked this layout up in about half an hour last night. It is of my son last July climbing some trees in Blue Gum Lake area. I love blue and green together. Here is the sketch.

Here is my layout.

Climb a tree

Products used were:

Color Mates - Light Hawaiian Blue background CS
Decorating chalk
Deja Views Lace Cut Edge
Luxe - Capris - Chives
October Afternoon - Fly A Kite shape stickers
BG Lilykate tag
Collage Press - Jackson Lodge tag
Been There Done That - Rubon VIC Alpha
Kaiser rhinestones and a pearl

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Great news - a new Design Team position

I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be a Design Team member over at Scrap Tiffany. The announcement has been  made official, see the link below to read more about it.

My role is to be a card designer. Fancy that! I start in January and am really looking forward to it.

Tiffany is a wonderful person and I love that she is very diligent and regular with her challenges. Her Design Team are always consistently putting up wonderful work. It's worth checking out.

Wish me luck.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cost of scrapping

Who's other half complains to them about who much our wonderful hobby costs? Mine doesn't normally. I really only have the one hobby and to my mind I am creating these wonderful scrapbooks for the whole family. He can't say the same about his hobby of playing electric guitar (which was ridiculously expensive btw). Hubby did make a comment this morning about the cost of my scrapbooking.
Admittedly for many years my hobby was free as I taught scrapping and earned all of my goods for free with some change left over for a holiday account. Now I haven't done that since March 2008.
I guess I felt a little surprised that he feels like I spend an awful lot on my supplies. I know that I could stop purchasing new product now and still be able to scrap for a few years on just my stash (apart from adhesive).
Anyone like to share their view?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December - From Screen 2 Scrap challenge

Hi guys,
December is upon us. I have been trimming my tree and decorating my front hall. Feeling a bit jolly.

The movie poster this month at From Screen 2 Scrap is of Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas. (Anyone else feeling a bit ill prepared for the big day?) Here is the poster.

A bit scary looking right? Here is what I came up with.

Go over and check it out. If you decide to enter, pls use my name as a reference as there is a little comp for us Designers. Love to see what you do.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Day

I love the first day of the month. All the new challenges and sometimes the winners of last month's challenges are announced. Lots to browse through.

Also, it is the first day of summer. Last month felt like summer here. Today is actually a nice day, a bit cooler.

Going to trim the tree later on. Then it will really feel like Christmas is imminent.