December 10, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique December Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a fabulous Saturday, as we are at Scrapbook boutique!
It is Sue here, blogging for Angela while she is away on Holidays, foolishly she left me with her log in-haha!!!
Anyhoo on to the task at hand!

Today is the beginning of another Inspiration Challenge and another blog hop!


If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog- and if you get lost, you can always head back to the SB blog and start from there!

The prize is the
Prima North Country stamps, which co-ordinates perfectly with the North Country Papers Angela has used in this layout.

You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on
SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there!

The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday Thursday 17th November, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Friday 18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (as is the inspiration challenge) is only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

We also have for you, our regular monthly inspiration challenge!


Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration, using Pink, Red, Blue and White


The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!


The Prize :

One randomly chosen winner will win a
$30 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.


We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes :
Midnight, Saturday 31st December 2011






Ingredients:
Paper: Crate paper Restoration collection Fringe slipcover
Cardstock: Rouge and White
Accessories: Doodlebug Twine, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die, Kaiser Sparklers, Rhinestones


Next on the hop is Narelle ....enjoy!

thanks for stopping by!

December 6, 2011

Frosted Designs Sketch Challenge #7

WOW! December already!!! not long until Christmas and I am (as usual) not organised!!! I never am really!
Our new sketch is beautifully designed by Diana Gonzales and I have changed it just a little..... I didn't really want to add a lot of detail above the circle.  It is such a great sketch isn't it!! I am going to keep it in my favourites file!
This challenge is generously sponsored by Sassy Studio go and have a look and they have gorgeous digi stamps and a range of ever so cute Honey stamps!.

Here is my sample.  I am loving Basic Greys Little Black Dress PP.  I can imagine a LOT of wedding albums or Debutante albums being made with this gorgeous paper.  It also has a masculine look to it if you want.  I think they did well with this range.


Go and have a look at the fabulous samples the DT have created.
Have a go and join in! Link your creation to the Frosted Designs site as I'd love to come and have a look at your take on the sketch!

Products Used:
Paper: BG Little Black Dress, AC Black, AC White
Stamps: PTI Tag Its #3
INK: Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
Dies: Spellbinders Circles, PTI Larger than life
Punch: Martha Stewart Loopy
Ribbon: Stampin Up Beige crossgrain
Pearls: Annabels 3mm Licorice

November 27, 2011

Sometimes it's just easier.......

to just let me get my photo and I'll leave you alone!!!  It is NO USE! You will fail! resistance is useless! If I WANT a certain photo because I want to document something....NOTHING WILL STOP ME! Most of my family have learnt the hard way and some of the more agreeable ones (Christie & Lachlan) just get it over and done with as soon as possible!

I really wanted everyone to wear a Santa hat this year and I had a great little project in mind....A little book with all they wanted for that year and what they actually received (it is still in its planning stage though!)

Anyway after seeing the Prima North Country pad, with all the snowflakes, I knew what I wanted to do.....


Check out the husband on the top left! Clearly, he understands that I'm taking no prisoners! lol

I wanted a snow theme but I cannot get my head around this really as our Christmas is smack in the middle of summer...although lately it has been freezing on Christmas Day.
I am slowly working my way through Scrapbook Boutiques MFT Dies!!LOL
and the snowflake one was perfect!

Scrapbook Boutiques blog will have the tutorial for this LO.
:)

Products Used


Thickers

November 22, 2011

Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge #6

Hello and welcome back for another Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge.


I really love this sketch, designed by Jenny Evans, the moment I saw it. So many possibilities.......
This challenge is so very kindly sponsored by Paper Loves Glue and I have just had a look at her site and her crinkly ribbon is gorgeous!!
This card isn't as aqua as the picture suggests.... more of a sea green but I LOVED playing with my PTI fillable frames and if you have to buy just ONE DIE this year...... buy the CHEERY LYN FANCIFUL FLOURISH!!! love love love it!
In fact I want it all....

Go and have a look at the rest of the DT's awesome samples and join in! I'd love to come and have a look!

Products Used:
Paper: AC Cream, Aqua,Black
Flourish: Cheery Lyn
Ink: Stampin Up Taken with Teal, VersaFine Onxy Black
Stamps: PTI Larger than Life, Fillable Frames #10
Scallop: MFT small scallops
Pearls: Annabels 3mm Licorice





November 18, 2011

A Christmas Banner

When I received the Sizzix Ornate Frame #3 from Scrapbook Boutique I knew I wanted to make a Christmas Banner.  The hard part was working out what actual letters to have......... did I want to make 9 frames? or what about JOY that is only 3 and will be really quick! lol
Anyway I decided on CHRISTMAS and as I am really in a Red, Teal and White phase at the moment, the colour choice was EASY!.
This is an exceptionally easy banner to make! If you Pre cut, fold etc. you can have this done in an afternoon.
Go to the blog at Scrapbook Boutique and the full instructions are there.  If you do make one, Id love to see the colour combos or any changes you make.  Send me an email or link in the comments.






Products used

November 10, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique BLOG HOP!

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a fabulous Thursday, as we are at Scrapbook boutique!

Today is the beginning of another Inspiration Challenge and another blog hop!


If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog- and if you get lost, you can always head back to the SB blog and start from there!
The prize is the
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set - Decorate your Holidays.
You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on
SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there!

The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday Thursday 17th November, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Friday 18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (as is the inspiration challenge) is only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

We also have for you, our regular monthly inspiration challenge!


Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration.


The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!


The Prize :

One randomly chosen winner will win a
$30 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.


We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes :
Midnight, Wednesday 30th November 2011


I have been inspired by all the gorgeous colours and of course the DOTS!!! I have gone dotty with my tree & prezzies.

I have used the absolutely gorgeous Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas from the shop and I have actually done a few LO's using this pack and I just love it.

This is Christie (again) on Christmas morning 1993.  I love this photo.




Next on the hop is Narelle ....enjoy!

thanks for stopping by!

November 8, 2011

Frosted Designs card sketch Challenge #5

Frosted Designs card sketch challenge #5 is a gorgeous sketch designed by Karin and there are so many ways to interpret this design.....
I have flipped it on its side and made the middle diamond so much bigger! actually looking at this photo I am not at all happy with my measuring here.  ( my scrap friends will be teasing me with my measure twice cut once motto)

We have been generously sponsored this challenge by Digi Doodle Shop go and have a look at the DT beautiful creations and join in! we would love to see your take on the sketch!

November 2, 2011

WHAT MUM!?!

 When you have one child and they start to do things, it can quickly become a party trick! We would teach Christie to do things on command and then she would continually entertain our friends who would think she was so clever! I am laughing as I type this as I remember some of the things we taught her to do......
This day she had discovered the remote......I know you are asking yourself  "How did it get OUT of Mark's hand?!" and if she pressed buttons the TV would change.  I told you she was smart! We were sitting behind her and calling her name and she was getting quite annoyed with us disturbing her play...although she always turned around.....maybe she wasn't that smart LOL!



I have used the Memory Box Dies for the twiggy tree  and the delicious MME Sunshine range.  Scrapbook Boutique have a list of products used along with instructions on how to create the page.  If you do I'd love to send me a link!!
thanks for popping in

October 25, 2011

Frosted Designs sketch challenge #4

How quickly the weeks are flying by!  I have noticed Christmas thing in all our local shops! I vow that I am going to be organised this year and not do the last minute thing that I am famous for!
Frosted Designs Sketch Challenge #4 is up and this is the gorgeous sketch designed by Debbie Burns is perfect for any project.  I just love the circle and you can interpret in so many ways.  Stitching, faux stitching, nestabilities.... the possibilities are endless!

I am loving the easel card and I thought it was a prefect opportunity to use my transparency and with the spooky Halloween witch from Paper Pretties is perfect. 

my NEW FAVOURITE thing is this fence from PTI I absolutely LOVE it!!
 MFT also have one which is a bit smaller and longer but just as GORGEOUS
(might buy both!) thanks Sue for the lend.....


Thank you to for sponsoring our card challenge this time and go and see the rest what the rest of the DT has come up with, I'm sure you will will be inspired!
:0)

October 11, 2011

Frosted Designs Card sketch challenge #3

Its Tuesday and you know that means another challenge at Frosted Designs I am loving seeing all the gorgeous cards from our first two challenges.

this challenge is  generously sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and have a look at their site..mmmm I want it all!! lol
Robyn has donated your choice of 5 digital stamps of your choice.

Here is my take on the sketch.  I have FINALLY picked up my copics again and although a little (ok a lot rusty!) I was happy how he turned out!

 and because I really like this sketch I did another one for my little friend who is O/S exploring parts unknown!


go and have a look here at what the DT have produced and join in!
INCREASE YOUR STASH!

October 10, 2011

Woo Hoo its another Blog Hop

from Scrapbook Boutique Here is the most delicious inspiration.
You can take from it what inspires you.....

Here is my inspiration.....
This was my four all together in their Christmas outfits (all the same!)  They looked adorable in their navy and green star overalls from OshKosh.  It cost me a fortune but it was entirely worth it as they looked perfect!
It was our first Christmas with Patrick too!

we have a great prize if you want to join in!

*just link your CARD, LO or OTP that follows the theme to the




*Leave a comment on EACH blog AND Scrapbook Boutique's too!



*The blog hop COMMENT prize is open for ONE week and closes

MIDDAY Monday 17TH October, 2011
A random winner will be drawn and

It is THAT easy!

The Prize is Only open to AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.





Just remember though ....

THE THEME CHALLENGE IS OPEN FOR until MIDNIGHT 31st October
with the $30 store voucher UP FOR GRABS!!!

NOW HOP ON OVER TO


Products used:

DoodleBug candy shoppe letters
DCWV alpha letters

October 6, 2011

Well Thank Goodness THAT month is over!!!

September is SUCH a busy (an expensive) month for us..... the three boys are the 7th, 17th and 27th and I have to be super organised and have things bought and wrapped way before otherwise it really wipes me out financially! It is especially hard these days as they want clothes and God forbid I pick them...... so now I squirrel money away and I set a limit (always go over it though!)

My baby, Patrick turned 14

Lachlan turned 16

Aden turned 19


Gone are the days when I made their cakes..... No one wants my cakes anymore :(
the caramel cheesecake is the flavor of the year.

Don't you just LOVE instagram!!!!


and then my 21st yesterday....... Yes Aden thought it would be funny if my cake had Happy 21st! Angela!  seeing as I always told them I was 21 when they were younger!!
I went out for lunch and dinner yesterday and ate way too much.....
I went to big W to get some photos printed for a retreat I am going on soon and centre stage are CHRISTMAS TREES!!! what the!! let me have my freaking birthday before we start on the Christmas thing!!!

Going to pick Lachlan up soon, he has been away on a school trip to the Northern Territory.  Cannot wait to see him, two weeks is a long time!

Don't think I'd hold one of these.....even with its mouth taped......


sorry no craft this post....
soon ! xx



September 29, 2011

Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge #2

WOW hasn't that fortnight flown! It's Tuesday and Frosted Designs have their new card sketch challenge up.  Our last challenge produced some awesome cards and there is sure so blogs I plan to stalk!
Here is our #2 sketch.


 Sponsored this week by


Squigglefly is a digital stamp store with over 2000 images from
several different artists so there is sure to be something for
everyone and every occasion! They have funny images for those humorous
cards, beautiful floral images, realistic scenery, animals, people,
and sentiments! There are a lot of tutorials on the store’s site to
help you get the most out of your digis, and be sure to check out the
idea gallery – it’s packed with tons of inspiration to get you going!
Squigglefly offers a reward program where you can earn free images, so
don’t forget to sign up while you’re there!

The prize winner will receive 3 digital images of their choosing - and that includes sets!

Here is my card

 
 Love that Stampin Up ribbon! It is a project of mine to get it in EVERY colour! PTI numbers and letter Dies and Twinery twine!

September 18, 2011

Kick your heels up!

The more and more I play with Hero Arts stamps, the more I like them! so easy to use and colour too! I got these gorgeous HA High Heels from Scrapbook Boutique and I have used them for a couple of different occasions. This is for an engagement!
Go here to see instructions!

Ingredients

September 13, 2011

Exciting News at Frosted Designs.....

They have added a CARD SKETCH challenge to their line up! Once a fortnight on Tuesdays!  I am sure there is quite a few card makers that love a challenge and we have some fabulous card sketches lined up for you! with some great prizes too.
Today is our first ever sketch and we would love for you to join in.

 The challenge will close at noon on the Sunday before the new sketch.
The Top 3 and Prize Winner will be announced on Monday at noon. That will give you almost 2 weeks to play along!



Speaking of the Prize Winner, our fabulous sponsor this week is our very own
Debbie Burns!



Like I said before I am loving the MME Lost and Found and I think they have hit the nail on the head with the colour range!
Go HERE to see out new Card Sketch DT.

here is my take on the sketch!



September 10, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique BLOG HOP!

Welcome to Scrapbook Boutique's first BLOG HOP!! 
Inspired by the most deliciously decorated cupcakes below!
That's right, our theme is
Pink, Berry, Aqua with a touch of pearl.



This is my beautiful daughter learning to sit up by herself! We called her our chubba bubba as she certainly wasn't one of those petite little things!
I absolutely love the Making Memories Lost & Found Blush PP. I am not really a fan of glitter and glitz but this paper is just gorgeous and Love it so much I have also got the Sunshine range too! lovely yellows, creams and browns!! yummy!

***
We have a great prize if you want to join in!
*just link your CARD, LO or OTP that follows the theme to the
*Leave a comment on EACH blog AND Scrapbook Boutique's too!
*The blog hop COMMENT prize  is open for ONE week and closes
MIDDAY SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER.
A random winner will be drawn  and
It is THAT easy!
The Prize is Only open to AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.

Just remember though ....
THE THEME CHALLENGE IS OPEN FOR until MIDNIGHT 30th September
with the $30 store voucher UP FOR GRABS!!!

NOW HOP ON OVER TO
NARELLE'S BLOG


INGREDIENTS:


Prima Flowers: : Madeline
                     : Trinket
Sizzix Butterfly sizzlits#12






August 27, 2011

Technically.......

the middle child!  you hear real horror stories of "the middle child" always fighting for attention and they are "different"  Running my business, I have had the opportunity to observe lots of "middle" children lol!  I read a fabulous book by Michael Grose "Why First borns want to rule the world and Last borns want to change it! I know really long title!!! But it was the best book and I thoroughly could relate to it.  I have four children and the book goes through each child's place in the family and totally accurate (for me and my kiddies it is).

Lachlan is the 3rd of four children so technically he is the middle child! but that is where the similarity ends. 


I have used the Basic Grey Hello Luscious from Scrapbook Boutique I don't think there is a paper from that pack I DON'T like! lol 
Go to the site to see a tutorial on the LO and have a look at our fabulous card challenge!!!
:)

Ingredients

dymo label maker


August 20, 2011

give me another hour a day please!!!

So very sorry for not posting this earlier :( need to get my head around US central time LOL!!
Life is super busy and not helped by my daughter stealing everything of mine!!!!
my clothes, shoes, scarfs make up!!! and just recently she "borrowed" my SD reader!!.
Now I know I shouldn't have left things till the last minute but if you know me.... that is how I am! (frustrates the hell out of my husband!)  A while ago my camera and computer had words and they are no longer speaking! So I had to buy an SD reader to get the photos on the computer from the camera.  Well DD "borrowed" the reader and I had a deadline to meet and through some (even if I do say so myself) ingenious thinking......... I sorted it out through my ipad!!! yay me!

Anyway Frosted Designs challenge this week is clocks/time.
Love love love this photo of my Patrick just days old. Even though he was my 4th child.  I love just watching him sleep (even though I should have been sleeping!)
Go and have a look and join in the challenge!


TFL :)