Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another Toot!

Didn't expect to be blogging today but just had a look on Two Peas while having my lunch and was surprised to see two of my layouts featured in the Top 3.  Thanks to all those people who like my layouts enough to get them rated in the Top 3.  When I see the talented ladies who post on Two Peas I am very humbled.  Hope I don't come across as bragging but as a new blogger and new to posting on Two Peas I am thrilled and excited. 

Back at work today and being end of month it is busy busy busy.  Hope you all enjoy the balance of what is going to be a very short working week.  We have some rain in Perth today which is so fantastic! 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Layouts to Share

Hi All,

Went to work this morning to pay the staff and couldn't believe that my 5 day break is nearly over and that it is the end of another month!  Wasn't Christmas just the other day???

Oh well it has been a productive 5 days so that's been great.  These are my layouts from yesterday.

This is of my brother Brenton having fun on Cable Beach, Broome with his family.  Have used AC Kraft, October Afternoon Seaside patterned papers and stickers, MS punch, bottlecaps and Pink Paislee chip alphas.
This layout I loved so much I had to scraplift it from Tanya Tahir.  It was a great way to use up the balance of the October Afternoon stickers.
This is the latest school photo of Liam.  He is now in Year 2.  Don't you just love those toothless school photo's at this age!   But that big front tooth is coming through.  Have used Kaisercraft Class of '87 patterned papers, printed chip and die cut elements.  The alpha's are Sassafras chip and October Afternoon mini alpha's.  The banner is from
And lastly this layout is of Maddie and her 4 gorgeous girlfriends.  They have so much fun together.    Have used Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe patterned papers and chipboard elements, Pink Paislee banner, Scenic Route rub on words, Basic Grey micro mini alpha's and doile from Little Red Rocket. 
I am happy with how productive my day was.  All products used are available at Handmade by Suzanne.  Thanks to my lovely friend for spending the day scrapping with me and keeping me inspired with new ideas. 

I hope you all had a happy and safe Easter.  Thanks for stopping by my blog and to my friends who leave me such sweet comments - I love hearing from you!  A big welcome to my new follower, I was very excited to see you appear.

Enjoy the remainder of the week! 


Monday, April 25, 2011

OMG Top 3 on Two Peas!

My girlfriend was looking on Two Peas and told me my layout was on Top 3 Most Liked.  I know my brother will say it is because he is in the photo again!!

Fun day. More to share tomorrow!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Found Time to Scrap!

Happy Easter All,

Hope you are all having a fantastic extra long Easter break!  Had lunch at Mum and Dad's on Good Friday with my brother and his family and yesterday I took the time to do all my chores so I had 3 days to myself.  Glad I decided not to go away I am loving having all this time to myself.  I have finally cleaned out the Tupperware cupboard and filed all my recipes away in the file I bought at Christmas time 2009.  It is amazing what you get done when there is hardly any footy on.

Last night I completed these couple of layouts while watching the footy. This layout is of Maddie's 7th birthday.  I had actually scrapped them years ago but decided to redo the layout.  My scrapping has certainly changed from the Creative Memories days.  Still struggling with the white balance whilst photographing the layouts.  The background is clean white cardstock.  Have used Cosmo Cricket DeLovely patterned papers and chipboard stickers, Making Memories Diecut, Ribbon, Bottlecaps, Ink, DMC thread, Kaisercraft rub ons and AC Thickers.
Liz has gone away to Augusta for the holidays with the in-laws so she sent me up her box of photo's to go through.  Copied this great photo of Liz and her girlfriends sharing a "Champers" down on the beach.   Decided to convert it to black and white and use Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 patterned papers (again).  Also used a Pink Paislee artisan element, Prima butterfly and part of packaging, AC Thickers, AC premium ribbon, Jenni Bowlin mini alpha's, stitching and some handmade spiral flowers.
Have got visitors for dinner tonight and tomorrow I am heading off for the day to scrap with a girlfriend.  So will hopefully have some more to share before the end of the weekend.  Hope the Easter Bunny was kind to you all.  Enjoy the rest of the break and take care!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Camels down by the Sea!

Happy Sunday everyone,

Sorry to those people that have been checking my blog all week and there have been no updates.  I have had a busy week both professionally and personally so haven't really had a chance to scrap.  Yesterday I spent the day helping out a friend so never made it to my monthly crop.  This layout is of my brother and his family holidaying in Broome last year.  It has been on and off my desk for about two months.  It started as a double layout using a Scrapbook Generations sketch as I had a lot of photo's but as you can see that didn't work for me. Anyhow have finally just finished it so I can get it off my desk. 
Have used a range of papers that have also been on and off my desk over the time.  October Afternoon Seaside diecut paper and stickers, Bella Blvd All Inclusive patterned papers, My Little Shoebox Sky's The Limit patterned paper, Kaisercraft Seaside tickets, Martha Stewart Punch, Gauze, Ink, American Crafts Thickers and Kaisercraft tiny Alpha's.

Have got some errands to run but hopefully I will get a chance later today to have a play with the gorgeous new Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I am sure everyone is counting down to the Easter break like I am.  5 days off - yippee!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Weekend Again!

Hi All

Got a busy weekend so thought I would share a few things while I have got a chance.

Firstly, last night I was lucky enough to be invited to see Tina Arena perform with WASO at the Perth Concert Hall.  I have never really been into Tina's music but last night was absolutely amazing.  She sang a lot of cover songs and was brilliant.  I have been to many concerts over my time and would say that Tina's vocals last night were the best I have heard in concert.  Might have to check out her album "Songs of Love and Loss" today.
Next I have a layout to share.  I have had these photo's of Maddie ready to go to the football with Grandma for ages and finally scrapped them.  I always joke that I can't scrap them because I would get a rash from them being Dockers!  Have used Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny Peacock Lane patterned paper, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Patterned Paper, Teresa Collins Sports Edition paper, pleated ribbon, Paper Xtra foam alpha's, ink, bottlecap, MS frong punch and handmade flowers.
A while ago I won a prize at Handmade by Suzanne for one of my sketch layouts and yesterday I got my gorgeous prize from Little Red Rocket.  I can't wait to be able to use these cute little bits and pieces.  Just a reminder that they start selling at Little Red Rocket next week.  For a sneak peek on what they will have for sale head on over to their blog here.
Oh well had better sign off.  I need to do the grocery shopping and I have had my on eye on a beautiful pair of Mimco earrings at Garden City that I need to go and purchase.  Hope they are still there!  Heading off to the footy tonight so hopefully my boys can win 3 in a row.  Go the mighty Eagles!!!!!
If you have lasted until the end of this post you have done well.  Have a great weekend and hopefully I will have some layouts to share during the week.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Echo Park

Today I saw some layouts using the new Echo Park range "Playground" and it is gorgeous.  I thought it was time to use up some of my Echo Park papers before I bought the next lot.  This layout is of a very old photo of Mitchell and Maddie that I used to have hanging on my pin board at work.  Have used A Walk In the Park patterned papers, black cardstock, TH die cut, ink and random butterflies.  I love the bright summer colours of this range and it is on sale at the moment at Handmade by Suzanne for only 70c a sheet.
Thanks for the lovely comments that have been left.  Have a great week!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Sketch - HBS!

Hi All,

This is my take on the April sketch by the very talented Michelle Fowler over at Handmade by Suzanne.  I am loving her sketches!  The layout is of my Nephew Liam playing dress ups and looking too cute!
I have used Bazzill swiss dots background cardstock and a white diecut cardstock that I have threaded ribbon through and glimmermist splattered.  The patterned paper is the remainder of my MME Fine and Dandy True Blue collection, AC Thickers, BG mini alpha's, Heidi Swapp verb sticker, Jillibean Soup journal spot and bakers twine.

Why not have a go at this great sketch yourself and post it on the gallery at Handmade by Suzanne for your chance to win!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Girl from Oz!

Hope everyone is having a happy Sunday!

Last night the family went to Mum's for dinner to celebrate Mum's birthday.  I got a little bit of pressure from Mum and Liz that they had been checking my blog and no new layouts had been posted.  I haven't been very motivated this week so I come into my room, shuffle papers and do nothing .  Anyhow here we are, a layout I created this morning of Maddie on Australia Day.  I have used the gorgeous American Crafts City Park range of patterned papers (love the bright colours) and decorative tags, Bazzill cardstock, Bell Bottom Jeans glimmermist, BG mini alpha's, AC Thickers, and ribbon.  The lovely felt flower is from Greatest View etsy shop and the other two flowers I made at my flower course a few weeks ago.
Pipes and Jul's phoned this morning from Costa Ricca and they are having a fabulous time.  It seems like they have been gone forever and yet they have still got another 10 days to go.  I was very excited to tell them that our boys won the footy again yesterday - 2 games 2 wins - woohoo!!!

Well had better go and get organised.  Mum and I are heading to the city on the train this afternoon to do some shopping and then it will be the weekend over again.  Roll on Easter!

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week!