Thursday, August 26, 2010

Run Run Run!!!

Just a quick post to share my entry for this week's Scrap That Ad competition;

Run Run Run Layout
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - Pink Paislee, Sassafras Lass, Alphas - Basic Grey, Sticker - Pink Paislee, Rub-ons - Pink Paislee, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket, Ink - Tsukineko, Font - Calibri.

My fiance arrived home today from his first swing on the mines. It is so good to have him home, even if he has pretty much slept all day!!! The kids were very excited to see him again!

Anyway, thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I {heart} The Girl's Paperie!!!

Oh, yes I do!!!! LOL! More specifically, I am in love with their Paper Girl collection. Green, polka dots, pretty florals... too much yummy goodness! I started on a set of cards using bits and pieces from my Paper Girl collection a couple of weeks back and only just got around to finishing them last night. Here they are (please excuse the unimaginative photo!);

Paper Girl Card Set
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - The Girl's Paperie, Die-cuts - The Girl's Paperie, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Ink - Tsukineko.

That's it from me. Lots to do! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Round 3!

This is my entry for this week's Challenge for Scrap That Ad, which was based upon the Yellow Pages' 'Not Happy Jan' ad;

Ollie's First Halloween Costume Layout
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - Pink Paislee, Book paper - craft supply, Die-cuts - Pink Paislee, Alphas - Basic Grey, Rub-ons - Stampin' Up!, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Brad - Pink Paislee, Staples - Making Memories, Font - Batang.

For this challenge we had to scrap about something that bugs us and incorporate book paper, an exclamation mark/street sign/or speech bubble, and a catch phrase.

I am so happy with how this layout turned out, especially after last week's disaster! It was great to finally make a start scrapping last year's Halloween photos plus I was happy to have finally got around to using some of the Halloween papers I'd bought last year.

Oh and for anyone who might be wondering, my demo at Spotligh went well, though it was very quiet, probably due to the election. I have a second demo scheduled for September.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend. Thank you so much for dropping by!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


On the weekend I will be hosting a 3 hour in-store demonstration of techniques using American Crafts' Zing embossing powders at Spotlight as part of their Creative Training Workshops schedule. I am so excited to have been given this opportunity to share my knowledge with other crafters! It should be lots of fun!!!

In preparation for the demo, I have used every last ounce of my spare time to create 3 quick and easy cards and an invitation using the embossing powders...

HB Card
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Patterned paper - Sassafras Lass, Alphas - Fundamentals, Ink - Tsukineko, Embossing powder - American Crafts, Buttons - craft supply, Embroidery thread - DMC.

5 Card
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Patterned paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, Alphas - Fundamentals, Embossing powder - American Crafts, Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts, Jac paper - Arbee, Twine - unknown, Machine thread - craft supply.

Cupcake Party Invitation
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Patterned paper - Bo Bunny, Ink - Tsukineko, Embossing powder - American Crafts, Machine thread - craft supply.

Birthday Party Card
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Patterned paper - Bo Bunny, Ink - Tsukineko, Embossing powder - American Crafts, Brads - Renoir, Corner rounder - WRMK.

I think I'll also make a couple of tags for the display. I'll share them here when they are done.

I remembered yesterday that I had not yet shared with you my first ever finished, non-disaster crochet project! James was a good sport as volunteered to model it for my blog! Ain't he just the sweetest?! Here it is;

I made this beanie for James to take with him to his new job on the mines. It took me about 4 days to complete. I honestly never thought I'd be able to crochet given the number of times I had tried and failed, but this beanie is proof that I can! James even wears it in public, so I must have done something right! LOL!

And just for fun, I'll leave you with this terribly funny photo of Tilly on the trampoline taken at Granny and Grandad's house on the weekend;

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sometimes... just gets in the way. That's my excuse for my absence of late. I was kindly reminded today that it had been a while since I had updated my blog. I'd been on such a roll lately too, creating lots and updating regularly, but all good things must come to an end. The specific reason for my being MIA is that my partner has just commenced a new job working in the mines. This has been a huge time of change for all of us, and in between getting James ready to fly out and helping my kiddos adjust to their Daddy being gone, I have had very little time for papercrafting and blogging. I am truly sorry to anyone who actually reads my blog and has been looking forward to a new post... it has been a while but I am back to share a couple of layouts. It's not much but the most I can manage right now. I promise not to forget about my blog, but posts may be few and far between, at least for now.

Anyway, enough with the essay!!! Here are two layouts that I have created for Scrapz' current Scrap That Ad competition;

We Still Call St Kilda Home
Patterned paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, The Girl's Paperie, Alphas - Basic Grey, Labels - Dymo, Tape - Pretty Tape, craft supply (masking tape), Mesh - unknown, Tag - Making Memories, Charm - Making Memories, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Rub-ons - Basic Grey, Stamp - Studio Calico, Ink - Tsukineko, Machine thread - craft supply.

This layout was my entry for Round 1 which was to be inspired by a Qantas ad, and to incorporate a list (journalling labels), Australian ephemera (Australia Post receipts), and the word Australia (printed on receipts). I've since changed this layout slightly, and it has become one of my fave layouts ever! Something about a grubby-looking layout that I just love!

Next up is my layout for Round 2;

Happy Little Vegemite
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - October Afternoon, Chipboard alphas - Twiddleybitz, Alpha stickers - Sassafras Lass, Stickers - October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Mist - Crafty Notions, Stamp - Stampin' Up!, Ink - Tsukineko.

Quite possibly one of worst layouts ever, but it was made in the days after James left so was pretty much the best I could muster.

For this challenge we had to create a layout inspired by a Vegemite ad, that included the word happy (stamping), the Vegemite colour scheme (red, yellow, black, and white), and a diamond (on arrow sticker and patterned paper).

Needless to say, this layout ended up in the trash! That was the only place for it! LOL!

Well, that's it for me for a little while.

Thanks for dropping by!