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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New beginnings ......

2010 for me is all about "BALANCE" and finding the happy medium between work, family and play. There were times in 2009 where the "work" aspect well and truly took over and left me little time for much else. During 2010 I inspire to be more organised and also adopting a "do it now" attitude which means not putting off those little things till they become one huge time consuming problem. I am also learning to make the most of my time by setting achievable goals and NOT PROCRASTINATING!!!! hehehe

My new outlook on life means I am finding more time to fit in the little things in life that I missed out on.

I love ATC's!! They are highly addictive and I just love having a little piece of all my online friends to treasure forever. I wonder if in hundreds of years these little artworks will be selling for big $$'s at antique auctions????

Anyway, over at Scrap n Art the theme for February is "New Beginnings" and this idea popped into my head right away!

I have created a chrysalis hanging from a branch using stamps and 3Ded leaves.

When you open the chrysalis it reveals a beautiful butterfly!!

A wonderful New Beginning!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

See .... I DO scrap!!!

Hehehe ..... The amount of times I turn up to crops and do NOTHING .... my friends have been beginning to doubt that I actually do scrapbook!

I started these two at Lisa's yesterday .... got the papers and photo's down and then struck a wall with both of them. Mojo came back to play this morning and I finished them off over a cuppa!

Taking a Dip with Dad is the numbers challenge at Challenge Heaven this month. 1 heart, 2 lines of journalling, 3 buttons and 4 photos. I used Sassafras Lass Bungle Jungle pp's which I love!

This second one is the sketch challenge for Scrap N Art this month. The base of this one is similar to the layout I did for Leanne the other day. I just loved the way it turned out so much I had to do one for myself! I used Coredinations Whitewash CS as the base and the papers are Vintage Valentine by Fancy Pants.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another layout .....

.....wow ...... my mojo took over me this morning and my little brain was going faster than my poor little finger could cut! hehehe

Last Saturday night at Leanne's (for Coz's birthday) we decided amongst ourselves that it would be nice to scrap each others wedding photos as a present in the month of their anniversary. Leanne's was in December so we did hers first.

I used core cs which I cut into the shape and then lightly sanded around the edge. PP's are Bloom and Grow by My Minds Eye and the alphas are Bella.

And a close-up of the handcutting and layering. Also you can probably just see the Stickles on the birdie!

Hold onto your hats .....

..... not only is this my 3rd post this week ..... but ...... I have also scrapped more layouts!!

"Present from Santa" is for the January word challenge over at Challenge Heaven. Had to use the word "present", a scalloped circle and striped pp.

My layout uses pp's from the Collage Press - Joyride collection. It's a bit hard to see from the pic but the outer frame is mounted on foam tape ane the fringe is sticking out from underneath it. I have also used 2Crafty chipboard that I painted with Twinkling H2O's, inked and then Spritzed.

The pics are of Cody opening his wheel from Santa .... it is now mounted on his fort in the backyard and he absolutely loves it!!

"Babysitting Pop Style" is my take on the sketch challenge over at Born 2 Create. I have used the new Origins range from Basic Grey for this one. The sketch is from Pencil Lines #113.

And just a little close-up of the handcutting and layering I used to create the flowers ... it was a little hare to see in the main photo.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Inspiraton for Out of the Hat ....

This is my take on the January Challenge over at Out of the Hat. Challenge this month is Striped paper, circles and a one word title ..... a pretty is one to ease us all back into the scrapping for 2010.
I love this pic of me and Cody and thought that the new Sugar Rush range from Basic Grey would be perfect!
Photo credits: Christine Wormald

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Maybe my New Years Resolution should include something about updating my blog?!?!?!?! ;-)