Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Inspiration Board @ D-Lish Scraps

Its been really fun jumping from blog to blog and finding different challenges to get me going this past week!  The latest one was an inspiration board from D-Lish Scraps and I have used both the sketch and the inspiration board.  I have kept my layout REALLY simple and very true to the sketch, mainly because it was nearly 10pm last night when I started scrapping and I just wanted to get something done quick.  I used no ink or doodling for a change to stick with the clean look!

Pass The Parcel - I feel like I'm on a time warp with my scrapping at the moment, so many old photos of my babies!  This is what happens when you pull out old kits that you put photos in such a long time ago, and just start scrapping.  All good though, its so lovely to look back on my babies when they were little.  This is my niece Chloe, and my two Cooper & Georgia at their friend's birthday party.

(October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers, white cardstock, Rainbow Splendour pinwheel)

(American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico alpha stickers, Flutterby Designs flair, OA journal sticker)

(October afternoon papers & journal sticker, Studio Calico chipboard heart)

The March Inspiration Board at D-Lish Scraps was called Caribbean Skies and looks like this...

Wishing you a scrappy day!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

I am so happy with how this one turned out!  I had one piece left of this beautiful paper and wanted to get the most of out it, so I fussy cut out all the leaves and flowers possible!  I then added more flowers from my stash as well as some metal embellishments and brads to finish it off.  

Tutu Upgrade - Georgia when she went from her 'baby tutu' into her 'big girl tutu'.  Turned out the big one was actually TOO big and we had to put it away for a little while and buy another one...but thems the breaks in showbiz!  She is back wearing this gorgeous tutu again now in 8u Ballet solos.

A big thank you to Peta for the stunning ballerina embellishment!  She gave me this one a few years ago knowing I would use it, and it was just perfect for this layout.

(Prima ballerina embellishment, Pink Paislee sentiment sticker, ZVA flourish, BG paper)

(Green Tara leaf, Basic Grey paper)

(rhinestone brad, Basic Grey paper)

(Green Tara flower, Basic Grey paper, metal embellishment)

This layout was created from the March Sketch over at Scrap The Girls, isn't it pretty!!  

Hope you get a chance to do this challenge too, about a week left to go of March so there is still time!

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Scrappy Canary March Sketch Challenge

This layout has to be one of my faves from the past week, I just love everything about it.  It is so clean, centred and everything looks like it is where it should be.  An awesome photo, glitter, little clusters...lots of my fave features.

You Make The World Sparkle - a photo of Cooper on New Years Eve in 2010, just one of those photos that turns out amazing and you have no idea how!

(October Afternoon alpha stickers, MME papers, American Crafts Thickers covered in gold Stickles)

(Pink Paislee Artisan chipboard, MME papers, Knot & Bow glitter twine, MME papers, foil leaf)

(Bella Chipz with gold Stickles, Flutterby Designs flair, Kaiser rhinestones, Tim Holtz distress ink)

And the sketch from which this layout was created was the March Sketch at Scrappy Canary, cool isn't it?!  Another great site that is new to me and I'm so happy I stumbled across.

Thanks for stopping in to visit my blog today!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

March Sketchy Boards Challenge

This is the first time I've seen the challenges at Sketchy Boards, they are GREAT with a sketch as well as an inspiration photo.  I came across this site over on Lisette's blog, thanks Lisette!

Luv U 2 - a photo of my nephew Adam and his girlfriend Kassie, these two have been together since high school and now at 23 are living together, working hard and are planning a trip to Europe this year to see my sister Nic who is currently living in Denmark.  They are such good kids and I am SO proud of them!

I used the remainder of a class kit from a couple of years ago, which was made up of Jenni Bowlin papers and I've added bits & pieces to suit the colouring.  First time I've really used feathers as a feature on a layout.

My journalling on a tag, twine and a cute Love wood veneer piece from WOW.

Another piece of WOW in this flourish sitting above my feathers which I've covered in gold stickles.  A cute pom pom like Prima flower and a heart from Studio Calico.

And here is the sketch & mood board if you would like to play along too, the link for the entries is in this post here.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

What do you do with your old stash?

I asked this question last night on my blog's Facebook page - Do you try to use up your old stash or just get rid of it when it is past its use by date??

Sometimes you flick past an item SO many times that you just want to throw the damn thing in the bin and be done with it.  I was feeling this way last night so decided to just start gluing some of my old journal cards on a cardstock base and make a layout out of it!

The result - Red V which is my daughter Georgia, my niece Chloe and my BFF's daughter Charlotte on Grand Final Day back in 2010 when the mighty St George Dragons took out the win.

My background is solely journal cards and one frame glue on at random on a piece of white cardstock.  I then added some texture paste through a template to create some more interest.  I did end up covering a few of the journal cards with my paper and photos, but I'm cool with that.

My title using some old Bella Blvd alphas.

A cog from A Lil Somethin together with a quote & flag banners from the Bella Blvd Making The Team range which I originally got from SFS back in 2011!  No one can say I'm worried about using old product....I am seriously overloaded with kits here that date back even before this, but I just keep adding more photos to them and using them up.  

My journaling along with another flair from A Lil Somethin, with some twine which was at the end of the flag banner.

I would love to know what you do with your old you:

a) just leave it sitting in your scrap room sad & alone until the end of time
b) donate it to a good cause like the local preschool or your kid's crafts
c) use it up...because really all scrapbooking products are equal regardless of age!

Leave me a comment and let me know your preference!!!

Anna's Craft Cupboard March Sketch Challenge

Another day, another sketch challenge!  This seems to be the easy way to get my inspiration flowing in my first week back at scrapping.

This time the sketch challenge is from Anna's Craft Cupboard and I had fun scrapping a photo of Georgia with her school friends from Kindy.  Now in Year 3, these four girls are still great friends.

Kinder Assembly using bits & pieces from my stash...

Closeup of my journalling, a cute #4 wood veneer piece from WOW and another gorgeous flair from Flutterby Designs.

My title, various tags and twine...

And the sketch in case you want to play along too!

Thanks for dropping by!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Kraft+ March Challenge

Thanks Mal for putting me onto the Kraft+ Challenge Blog, I hadn't even heard about it until this week but that goes to show how out of the loop I am when it comes to scrapbooking these days!  This challenge blog looks fab with lots of awesome peeps on the Design Team and so many awesome layouts being submitted.  Will definitely make this a regular challenge to play along with!

This month's challenge looked like this...

That Crazy Eye - a layout featuring my youngest daughter with that AWFUL thing she does with her left eye!  The first time she did this when she was a little girl, we panicked and I actually took her to the doctor thinking she was having a fit or something.  But nope, this kid can roll her eye into the back of her head on demand and LOVES the attention she gets when she does it.  Thankfully she doesn't do it often...however this morning on getting out of bed and seeing this layout on the breakfast bar, she immediately rolled her eye back and said LOOK MUM I CAN STILL DO IT!  Ahhhh!

A closeup of my title using some old Bella Chipz lettering and some flat alpha stickers, some WOW chevron arrows that I've sparkled up to suit the challenge criteria and of course, THAT EYE!

Cute flag banner which I think was from A Lil Somethin and another gorgeous flair from Flutterby Designs.  You can also see some of my background work here with included spraying mist over a template, painting liquid pearls and glitter glue through the same template plus random enamel dots, rhinestones and glitter glue dots to finish off.

Some journalling and gorgeous sparkly twine, I can't get enough twine!

Another shot of my background work along with a ticket & bow to the left of my photos.

Can you actually believe I've scrapped every night this week...what is going on?!

Thanks for dropping by!