Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm back!

I've had to put scrapbooking on the back burner at the moment as I have so much going on. I'm working extra hours and doing some work from home. This is DD's last year at primary school and I have promised to make her a signature rabbit and a graduation dress so really want to get those out of the way before December looms. I just about finished the rabbit yesterday. Only have to design a hat for it and do the nose and it's finished.
So after packing my sewing machine up I allowed myself the luxury of scrapping a page. I bought a kit of Sassafras Indie Girl from Scrapbooking by Scratch with a voucher I won earlier in the year and it had been sitting on my desk. I really wanted to use it. Luckily, it matched this photo of myself when 8 months pregnant with DD which I had printed off earlier this month for the Screen 2 Scrap challenge. The criteria for this challenge were to use a pregnancy or baby photo, stripes and a handcut title.

Not sure I'll get any more scrapping done this month. I had hoped to join in the Bootcamp going on at Blue Bazaar in the next 2 months. Scrap 50 photos and use 50 pieces of pp. I really want to get some pages done of our trip to the UK in 2008. Will have to see how I go.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrapbook Savvy Winter CC

Here are a couple of layouts I did for last weekend's CC at Scrapbook Savvy.
The first one is for Anthea's challenge. The criteria were to use curled edges, paint or glimmer mist, a winter type photo and no cardstock unless for matting the photo or journalling. I used some Christmas MME pp from last year.

This second layout is for Kerryn's Puzzle challenge which was to include clouds, sun, raindrops, umbrella and puddles on your layout.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Yes, it's our 17th Wedding anniversary today and 24 years to the day that we met in New Zealand. Here is the only photo I could find on of the day on my computer. How time flies.

In the middle of an incredibly busy week. DD had her Grade 6 production last night, which went very well. She enjoyed herself immensely and I'm sure it's going to be a struggle to get her out of bed in about half an hour. She has to perform it for the school today and then tonight she is part of the supporting cast for the other half of Grade 6.

Here's a layout I forgot to upload the other day. I'm not normally one to do classes but I really wanted to try doing some pipe cleaner flowers and knew exactly what photo and pp I was going to use. So this was Amanda's class over at Scrapboutique.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last of my July scrapping

I joined in with the 3rd birthday cybercrop over at Scrapboutique last week. Here are the 2 challenges I managed to get done.
The first is for Em's sketch challenge. Extra criteria were to use a 3 word title, 3 photos or a photo cut into thirds, and 3 strips of journalling.

Sharon's colour challenge was to use purple, white and aqua/teal. I couldn't resist using the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane that was sitting on my desk.

This is for the monthly challenge at Scrapboutique - to scrap a birthday and include a cake.

This month at Scrapbook Savvy there is a new ABC challenge. This month the challenge was to create a layout with a title beginning with A and include arrows and acrylic paint. I have been wanting to scrap these photos of DD for a while now but the red background was putting me off. I decided on some Jillibean pp and alphas for this.

Finally, a quick card I made for the card sketch challenge at Handmade by Suzanne. I used Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue for this one.