10.4.12

Scrapbook Boutique APRIL Inspiration Challenge & Blog Hop

Scrapbook Boutique April Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a Terrific Tuesday, 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 fabulous Prize this month is

LilyBeedessigns clear stamps from the buttercup collection!



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!


good luck!!




BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE....

The hop will be open for 1 week, closing Tuesday 17th April, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Wednesday 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!



How delicious do those biscuits look....?



How cute are the little teacups!!! Can you sense a mother's day theme........

Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration, using
 PINK GREEN & 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, Monday 30th April, 2012.


Here is my take on the challenge.....


My daughter Christie has perfected the take your own photo of yourself..... We were both mucking around and taking heaps of photos........ If you know me, you'll know I NEVER take a good photo!!  I am very critical and have a LOT of rules before the snap is even taken....
1. I always have to stand behind someone, so I look skinnier..
2. Always get the photographer to be higher than me, so I look skinnier....
3. Say "B*tch" in my head (or out loud) as it gives you a nice smile ( a real photographer told me that!)
4. Photoshop the hell out of it! so I look skinnier lol
I have more, but I don't want to give away all my secrets.  I have even used family photos, where everyone looks terrible, blinking and blurred, but if its a good one of me....I AM USING IT!

Anyway, I didn't like this photo at first, but it has grown on me now. It's nice and casual which I really like as a lot of my photos with the kids are staged lately for someone's birthday.
Next on the hop is Linda's Blog



Enjoy! xxx

20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

This is such a fun series of photos I can see why you are using them! I have not perfected other people taking photo's of me, let alone trying to take one of myself! FAB layout, gorgeous colours and lovely CAS design!

Meadie said...

Gorgeous Layout! I love how you have taken photos of yourselves - how fun and they look great:) Thanks for the tips on having a good picture taken...mine are always terrible! Hugs x x

elainec said...

Lovely layout, your photo's are great I always try to get that look myself.xx

jasann said...

the photo's are beautiful, and the layout is perfect

annie said...

Oh the layout and embelilshments and all used are stunning. Love the photos....I wouldn't dare put one in of me but these are great...luv...

Julie H said...

I love how you've done the corners of the photos. Awesome challenge and great prize.

Ultimate Whirligig said...

What a terrific layout. So much fun. Hop hop hop!!!

Melissa M said...

Wonderful layout. I like how you've rounded some of the photo corners and placed one on an angle, almost as though the picture is winking!!

Sue W said...

This is such fun project and looks fab in this months colour theme!

Gillian said...

nice layout and lovely colour scheme

Narelle said...

I'll be putting those tips into practice! I tend to hide on the other side of the camera!!
This layout has come together soooo well! Love it!

Cathy said...

Great layout! Love the colours and the patterned paper flowers.

HappyCrafter51 said...

Great layout. Thanks for the photo tips.

spikeyjen said...

I just love the series of little photos, what fun and what a great result (and yes you are skinny).
Lovely layout and a great challenge once again. Thanks for opportunity to see how the experts scrap...

abfe4cca-83b9-11e1-8288-000bcdca4d7a said...

Great. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Marion said...

Lovely layout (the colours are awesome) and it looks like you had fun taking the photos.

Susan Hogan said...

Re photo's - I'm with you all the way! I usually take them to avoid being taken! That said, this is a great photo and a fabulous layout. Love it.

Sue said...

You crack me up with all you photo rules!!M. This is a great and fun photo, gorgeous layout too, shows off the photos perfectly! :)

Sue said...

You crack me up with all you photo rules!!M. This is a great and fun photo, gorgeous layout too, shows off the photos perfectly! :)

Gab said...

What a great LO. Gorgeous photos!