Monday, September 13, 2010


You know that layout I keep promising... well I am FINALLY posting it to share! Here it is;

Family Layout
Patterned paper - Crate Paper, Die-cut - Crate Paper, Stickers - Crate Paper, Masking tape - craft supply, Pen - Sharpie.

Not sure the anticipation lives up to the layout. It's only a relatively simple design, but it's another photo scrapped so that's the main thing! This pic was taken on James' last day at his old work. All the family gathered there for breakfast as a little send off of sorts.

I must say that it has been a while since I've been so excited about a Crate Paper line, but this collection, the Restoration collection, is absolutely gorgeous and I have really enjoyed working with it so far. I think it's the Kraft undertones that do it for me!

I have another project to share. Ollie's First Birthday card. Yep, you read that right. Ollie is turning one. Tomorrow. A whole year passed in the blink of an eye. It feels like just yesterday that I bought home my sweet little newborn baby boy. Ollie is a real little boy now, so full of charm, and love, and laughter. He's one. I seriously cannot believe it, moreso that I survived as a mother of two (LOL!), but also that he has grown so fast!

Anyway, I best share the card before I waffle on too much! LOL!

Happy Birthday Ollie Card
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - Making Memories, Alphas - American Crafts, Die-cuts - Making Memories, Chipboard - Making Memories, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Machine thread - craft supply, Font - unknown.

Given that we are going to the zoo tomorrow to celebrate Ollie's special day I decided to use Animal Crackers for Ollie's card. It is my favourite ever collection and so perfect for my little man.

Speaking of Ollie, I can hear him waking up, so I'm outta here! Thanks for dropping by! Will be back soon with lots of birthday photos!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

At it Again!

I've been lacking moivation a bit lately. So rather than doing all the things I should have been doing the other night, I cleaned out my bookshelf instead. Does that happen to you too?! Anyway, the moral of the story is that I found quite a few books and magazines that no longer inspired me and have listed them on ebay. If you are interested in buying any, just follow the links below;

Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogues (lot of 5)

Stampin' Up! US Fall 2008 Idea Book and Catalogue

Stampin' Up! 2007-2008 Idea Book and Catalogue

Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue

Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue (current!)

Creating Keepsakes Can-DO Techniques for Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Trends Embellish

Scrapbook Trends TrendSetters

Scrapbooking Off-the-page

Cards and Crafts for Christmas (this has been one of my favourite magazines!!!)

Papercrafts The Joy of Card Making - A Second Helping

Kaisercraft Magazine Q1

Happy shopping!!!

Will be back tonight or tomorrow with a that layout I was finishing up last week.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Belated Father's Day!

Yesterday, although happy for some, was not so much for us... cos we had no Daddy to share it with. James flew out for his second swing on Thursday morning. We celebrated Father's Day on Wednesday with breakfast and presents, instead. I best get used it to it... I've already consulted the calendar to find that the only things he is here for over the next 12 months is Halloween and New Years. He's not even got time off for our wedding yet!!! Not sure I can get married on my own! LOL!

Anyway, I did have two Dads to spoil on Father's Day - my own and my Father-In-Law. For each of them I cooked some spiced mixed nuts and packaged them in a jar that was made to co-ordinate with their card;

Numbers Father's Day Card
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - LYB, Stamp - Unity, Ink - Tsukineko, Buttons - craft supply, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Font - Clarendon.

Stars Father's Day Card
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - October Afternoon, Corner rounder - WRMK, Chipboard stars - Collections, Ink - Tsukineko, Buttons - craft supply, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Font - Clarendon.

My Dad in particlar loved the nuts... he wolfed down half the jar during the Carlton vs Swans game!!!

Mum and I dabbled in a bit of papercrafting while the boys watched the footy. Earlier in the week I had given in to the fact I was not going to have the time to come up with an entry for this week's Scrap That Ad challenge, but Ollie slept really well during our little crafting session and I actually managed to whip up a quick layout for the challenge! Mum helped me by taking an impromptu photo for the page, which had to include a framme (or billboard). Here's my take;

Like I said, it was just a quick layout, nothing super special, but I was just so happy to have not missed a challenge!

I have another layout that I begun on Sunday and have almost completed, so I'll be back shortly to share it.

Until then, happy scrapping!