Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy week!

It's the last week of school holidays here & my hubby has also had the week off so we've been trying to get all those jobs done that never seem to get done... we've managed to tick most of them off the list which feels good :-)

I haven't had time to scrap since my wonderful quiet weekend but I do have a few shares that I haven't had a chance to show you.

This one is the "What's Cooking" challenge set by the lovely Kerryn... this was part of the weekly challenges set at ScrapzBiz. The theme was "Pamper Me" so I scrapped this photo of the gorgeous hairdo that the kidlets gave me one night LOL!!

The next one was the "Inspiration challenge" set by the equally lovely Sheree also for the weekly challenges at ScrapzBiz. I used one of the double page sketches from the great class that I am doing at Big Picture Classes for this. I've also used some yummy A Lil' Somethin' banners & button on this & the previous pages :-)

And lastly I saw a great sketch challenge while doing a little blog surfing & wanted to try it out. It's the monthly sketch challenge set by Handmade by Suzanne.

If you love making cards or even if you find making cards a little challenging (like me LOL!) then ScrapBiz is the place to be this weekend. There has already been two fabulous challenges set & there will be more over the weekend. You should check out Kerryn & Sheree's sample cards... they are gorgeous!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Quiet weekend :-)

I'm sitting in a very quiet house at the moment... nice but a bit weird LOL! Hubby & kidlets have gone to visit Grandma for the weekend & for a couple of reasons I decided to stay home. I'll be looking forward to them coming home tomorrow & might even appreciate their noise for a few minutes LOL!

I watched a movie & scrapped last night :-) I've been trying to catch up on older photos that I want to scrap & I had the leftovers of the MME kit on my desk so I did this page & added a Lime Tree Creations lollipop... yummy!

Back to my scrapping desk... YAY!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stretch a sketch

There was a sketch challenge included in the Scrapz Virtual Crop & since I love sketches I was always going to give this one a crack but when I sat down to start I couldn't decide which of the photos I was going to use on the page. After a bit of contemplation I decided that the sketch could easily be stretched into a double which meant I could use all the photos :-)  These photos of Tiege when he received his very own tractor for his 2nd birthday just bring so many lovely memories flooding back... love them all!

I also signed up for a class at Big Picture Classes a little while ago which starts tomorrow. It's called "Double Take" & is all about double pages. I do like doing doubles so I'm looking forward to picking up some new ideas & techniques from this class over the coming weeks. Hopefully I'll have some new & different double pages to share as I go :-)

Thanks for dropping by... love that you do!! :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A couple of challenges

The mojo is slowly returning & I've managed to do a couple of challenges... Yippee!!

This first one is a virtual class that was taught by the ultra-talented Kerryn Lawson at Scrapz Biz. It's a fabulous class & it's always fabulous to see what all the girls come up with... there's already some gorgeous pages popping up in the gallery :-)

So here's mine... 2nd birthday photo from nearly 4 years ago so it was good to get it scrapped.

My next page is for the monthly sketch challenge at Scrapbooking Top50. It was such a lovely sketch so very easy to work with. I've been using lots of the gorgeous handmade embellishments that so many clever girls have been selling lately... they are all so gorgeous.

So here's my page... another older photo from a few years ago.

This last page was another one that I did up from the page kit that I used in my last post.

So I think I'll go & pull out some more paper & see if I can stoke up the old mojo even more... I still have lots of challenges I'd like to have a crack at.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my blog :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I finally have something to share!

Since my mojo was AWOL I pulled out another older page kit to play with. I got this kit at a retreat last year that was run by Scrappidoo Scrapbooking at the Sunshine Coast. We always have a great time when we get a chance to escape to the Coast for one of these retreats :-) 

With this first page I followed the page design fairly closely & just changed a few elements. I still love these older MME papers.

This next one was inspired by one of the kit pages but it ended up pretty much totally different LOL!

I'm hoping to really get back into my scrapping this month... I've never gone this long without regular scrapping since my boys were babies!!

Thanks for dropping by & for everyone's lovely comments... love & appreciate them! :-)