25 September 2010

Get Picky

There is a new challenge site starting soon for multi photo layouts. It's called Get Picky and they have a great prize on offer for helping spread the word. All you have to do is post about this on your blog, become a follower, add their cute blinkie to your sidebar and comment on their post. How easy!.

23 September 2010

Scrap the Boys

Jakey Monster
This is my layout for the first September Scrap the Boys challenge. We were required to scrap about the nicknames we call our boys. I decided to scrap a photo of Jake when he had just started moving around on this own and he was getting into everything...oh the mischief he got up to, but he was oh so cute :-)
I have used the gorgeous Jillibean Soup Monster Stew papers which I thought suited him very well. I have added some Basic Grey chipboard, Kaiser felt ribbon and grid stamp, American Crafts, Carolees and October Afternoon letters.
Thanks for stopping by xxx

19 September 2010

Layouts to share

Good morning :-)

I am loving the colours orange, blue and green at the moment and I think I must be going through a 'country' thing as well...it must be because it's spring! I completed this layout of Jake and Mikala for the Country Papercraft weekend challenge set by Mrs Frizz. I love this photo of my two when they they were aged five and nine...how cute do they look sitting on the bales of hay? I have used a mix of Basic Grey, October Afternoon and Crate Paper papers along with some paper lace, RW Lasercut chipboard title (which I painted with Twinkling H20's and covered in glossy accents) , Crate Paper chipboard, Green Tara flower and a cute bird button from Purple Pumpkin.

I have also been giving my Curvy Cutter a workout...it makes cutting different sized circles super easy :) I have used the gorgeous Echo Park Walk in the Park range for this layout I completed for Manon's Stylist challenge over at Scrap Boutique. The criteria was to have a spring theme and include some handmade flowers. I decided to scrap about springtime on our farm. I love how the paddocks are green, the chickens are laying well and the vegetables are growing. I love the colours in these papers with my photos...Echo Park is quickly becoming one of my favourite manufacturers.

It is my sons 15th birthday today. I can't believe how quickly time goes...before you know it they are all grown up and independent. Happy Birthday Jake! Hope you are enjoying your pressies :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what is left of the weekend.

12 September 2010

Challenge Entries

I'm back with a few other entries I have recently completed.

This layout was for the Monthly Competition at Scrap Boutique, which was set by Em this month. The criteria was to include the word or a symbol for Peace, at least one rub on, a flower or butterfly (to represent spring) and white space. I had taken this photo of Mikala on the first day of spring and thought it was perfect for the challenge. She is always doing peace signs when she gets her photo taken! I have used Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper and October Afternoon papers along with Bella rub ons and American Crafts thickers. I have also added some Prima chipboard and used a couple of Martha Stewart butterfly punches. I added lots of hand stitching and really like how this one turned out.

This one is for the Scrap the Girls September challenge. The criteria here was to scrap a layout of a first or new beginning on a white cardstock base. I decided to scrap an old photo of Mikala when she had her first 'ride' on one of our horses. I have journaled about her love of horses and how her first word spoken after Dad and Mum was horse. How cute! I have used October Afternoon papers, Prima flowers and Bella and Carolee's alphas.

I think I need to concentrate on doing a few boy layouts as I am doing lots of girly stuff lately.
Thanks again for stopping by and I would love for you to leave a comment.
Leanne xox

Stuck September Challenge

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and this beautiful sunshine :-)

This is my entry for the Stuck Sketches September 1st challenge. I have used Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage collection papers, diecuts and artisian tape. I have added a chipboard flourish, some Prima flowers along with Pink Paislee and Basic Grey alphas. I love this pic taken of Mikala under the Jetty at Coffs Harbour in February this year...she is growing up so quickly!

Thanks for stopping by
Leanne xox

05 September 2010

Anna's challenge entry

I completed this layout of Mikala for the Anna's Craft Cupboard monthly sketch challenge. It was a beautiful day here on Wednesday (more like a summers day really) so we headed outside for a photo shoot. I took some lovely shots of DD and scrapped them using Sassafras Indie Girl papers...yummo! I have added some foam letters and Prima leaves. I think the flowers are Prima as well but am not sure as they were a RAK from the lovely Mrs Frizz over at Country Papercraft...I think the Prima centres look really sweet on them! I love using up Prima packaging as well, it's just to good to waste.

Thanks for stopping by xx

Up Up and Away


Hope everyone is enjoying their Fathers Day weekend. It is a gorgeous day here and I spent the day visiting my Father and Father in Law as well as taking my daughter Mikala to my sisters to try on her dress for an upcoming family wedding. She looked gorgeous and I'm looking forward to getting some lovely photos on the day.

I have been having a little play with the Kaiser Up Up and Away papers this weekend. I love the greens and browns in this range and thought they were the perfect theme for these photos of my sister and I when we rode the 'Wheel of Brisbane' in June. The photos were way to blue so I had a play in photoshop and changed the colours to a brown monotone. I love the way they turned out and will be trying this again. I have added Basic Grey choc chip letters, some Prima and some gorgeous brown tassel ribbon.

I had this old photo of my Mum, her sister Shirley and my cute big brother Robert sitting in my photo stack for quite a while. The show bag he is carrying says carnival sweets and as soon as I saw this paper I had to have it. I have added a Green Tara and Prima flower, some numbers from the MME Lush range along with a Making Memories journal spot and some ric rac...both from a box of goodies I received from Nina Granzien...Thanks again Nina, I am finding lots of little treasures to add to my pages!

Thanks for stopping by xx