Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White with one.....for October

Hello again - today I am ging to show that i can get  challenges  done SOMETIMES>  There was a day  many years ago when I would have  had the whle list for each month and worked my way through them.....kids, work, family time all seem to have intuded on tat somewhat so Im going to enjoy the  bit of scrapping time I do get!!  This is a photo of my  beautiful family on Uranga Pier at Hervey Bay.....love the colours in the photo so  decided it was a good one for white with one....this months challenge is white with one and stars.....so I have white and yellow starry washi tape and a  cute felt star from My2angels !!
so pop over to white with 1 and check it out  - they have c some very cool sponsors too!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

And a couple from retreat....

Its a little sad but the best scrapping I get done these days is when I get to go on a retreat - Im lucky- I get to do a couple  a year at least and i  just LOVE them !!  Always a fabulous bunch of girls, late nights,  sore sides from laughing and a few new pages to add to my albums _ like I dont have enough!!!

This layout is a simple one but i love the colours and check out the cool  bird ribbon from the gorgeous Tracey Thorne!!

And then this one I did just for fun - loving the Charms Creations heart and some washi tape ( of course and a bit of leftover transparency I found in my stash!  We had a new underwater  camera and we were on holiday at Mooloolaba and we had so much fun taking shots of the kids swimming under water off the water slide!!

Okay - watch out - this is just the beginning I did 20 something layouts so there will be a bit of show and tell over the next week or so!!!!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Take note - these are Happy Days

This is a real  quick easy layout using some of the papers Tracy has on sale in My2angels.net - they are SUCH A bargain and they  are such versatile papers!  Echo Park Happy Days!!

here is a fast  and funky layout for you!!!

I have used a black cardstock background - you  hardly ever see it anymore but I thought it would work well  with the bold coloured papers here.....

.I have then used a  large piece of red and white spotted paper and created  frame  with the Happy Days Retro paper around two sections of the paper.

  I have then used lots of the Happy Days Borders   for the bottom section of the layout including the red stripes.

  I have cut out the ticket  section  and made a small banner with the  different bits and pieces in the paper range.  I have  glued  Bakers twine at the top of the  banner running along the bottom of the red and white striped paper !!

I have then used Happy Days alpha stickers   to give it a title and add any embellishments!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cleaning up my desk and found this one.....

Im not sure  if I have blogged this yet or not - I dont think I have but feel  free to  correct me if Ive done it twice!  Oh well.

This is my usually  Happy Go Lucky Lachlan boy with the grumpies....he can drop a  lip VERY WELl - doesnt  really do it A LOT but when he does - WATCH OUT!!!

I had  fun with one of the Crafters  workshop templates from My2angels.....and I just used some black ink and a sponge  to  do the background.....I then grabbbed some scraps of paper and some plumbers mesh and some washi tape from whatever  was lying on my desk and  put this together - I really like the colour combo - what do you think?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some more PRIMA Craftsmen

Hi all

Back again with some  fabulous Prima Craftsman from My2angels.  You have to love it when Prima who are SO fabulous at  girly pretty  papers  turn their skills   to boyish papers and totally ROCK IT!!!

I have used a Kraft background for this layout as I wanted to create my own grungy  look background.  I have done this using Tim Holtz Distress inks and some glimmer mist and some Kaiser stamps.

First of all I have used  a Crafters workshop mask and some blue glimmer mist . 

Then I have added  some random  sprays of Granite glimmer mist .

Once these are dry I   have taken the top of my Mels diner  glimmer mist and used the nozzle to drip some more  mist  down the page.  Because I am impatient I use my heatgun to dry the  card between  layers!!

Finally I have used the Kaiser checker plate stamp and black soot distress ink for some funky ink marks.  Layering the  different  textures and techniques is a fun way to create an interesting background on otherwise  boring Kraft cardstock. 

I have then cut a square of Tools of the Trade  Craftsman paper and stuck this to the left side of the layout.  I have used a small strip of   Prima black box  and tucked in under the top right hand corner.  I have also used this same strip to make a  skinny banner overlayed  over the journal box with the train on it.  I have inked all edges as Ive gone to add to the grungy  look.  That includes the edges of the cardstock!!

Ive then taken  the chipboard cogs and inked them with Tim Holtz distress inks and over lapped before applying a random string of twine.

In this photo my son is actually on his bike so I have tied a gorgeous little bike charm on to the end of the string.....

I have then cut out  some of the words  from the    Engineer           paper and  raised these on adhesive foam for the title.

Add any journalling and Voila  - you are done..

Monday, October 8, 2012


Here is another layout from the scrapbook savvy recipe challenge  set by Sara....a photo of my almost 15 year old boy!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

You are my sunshine.....

I had so much fun with these papers - they are from scrapbookingfromscratch and Ive had a few of their kits and I  REALLY  like them ....here are a few of the layouts I did with this pack and I also  made some easy  fun cards too.....

and here is another

I have a couple more but I havent photographed them yet!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scrapbook savvy cybercrop

I was very slack and didnt get as many challenges done as I thought I might - typical of me of late!!!!

But Ill share what I did get done....the first  was Taras  colour challenge - kraft with pink and grey and a small amount of back and white.  I found this oldphoto from my brothers wedding and  this is of me and  the gorgeous hairdo I had  fixing up my  Dads  collar - I love this pic......and I loved the colour  palette for it too - I had some fun with some texture paste from My2angels   for the background - the mask is also from my2angels
I then lightly misted the background and  used some  of my lovely washi tapes for the background and a  little doily that was sitting on my desk!!

I then did Kerryns  sketch challenge and Im not LOVING  this layout but I do love the photos so its staying in my album!  A whole bunch of my favourite girls at a retreat  here on the Gold Coast!!

and check the cute little camera  - you can also get these at My2angels!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Those were the Days....Alphabet junction by Carta Bella

Wowser I have really enjoyed playing with these papers.  First of all I have to mention the quality of the papers - if you love the thickness, texture and feel of the My Minds Eye and Crate paper  papers - you will love these Alphabet Junction papers by Carta Bella!!

Initially I thought I might get some old pics of the boys when they were little but as I was rifling through by zillion photos I  found a series of photos from when I was very young so that is what I have gone with !!  The papers are perfect for my old black and white pics!!

I started with Kraft cardstock - I always have a supply on hand as I  love the stuff - you can use it for everything!!
I used the Alphabet handwriting paper and cut it to 10 inches by 10 inches.
Using Tumbled glass distress ink I  inked all the edges.  I  am a Tim Holtz junkie and  I own so many of his distress inks and Tracy has the best prices  ever!!!

I then took the Tossed letters paper and cut it with a craft knife using a sweeping  stroke.  I then cut another piece of the same paper but used the reverse side so they can be stuck  together and adhered to the top of the Alphabet handwriting paper.
I have distress inked all the edges with the Tumbled glass ink. 
I have then taken some blue ricrac and adhered  that following the first  sweep where the papers meet.  This just gives a bit more texture and interest  to the background. 


I have then matt my photo using the green side of Alpha cards .  I have cut down my photo and cut out the TODAY  banner from another of the cards and adhered it to  the bottom of my green matt.   I have then used foam mounting tape to raise this matt photo up off the page. 


I then handcut the banner from the Alphabet banner  paper and I have adhered this randomly across the lower section of the page.  Again I have used foam mounting tape  to raise the banner up from the page....

I have then gone to the Sticker sheet and selected a journal box which I have slipped in under my photo and adhered the title "Those were the days".

I have used one of Tracys funky green buttons and attached some twine before attaching it to the side of my journalling.  I have then taken another sticker from the Alphabet junction sticker sheet and raised it on a banner at the bottom of my photo.

Add any journalling and you are done~!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Scrapbook kits with a difference October sketch

HI all

JUles over at Scrapbook kits with a difference runs some great monthly challenges and this is the sketch for this months sketch challenge....

and here is my take on it!!

So pop in and take a look and check out this months new kits!!!!