25 June 2011

ScrapBoutique June Cyber Crop...

Yay...It's cyber crop time over at ScrapBoutique. Sonia hosted the speed scrap last night and this is what I came up with.

These Crate Paper Toy Box papers were perfect for these cute photos of my little nephew Riley. Getting a smile from Riley was very hard this day but these cheeky photos are some of my favourites.

I love my EK Success large circle punch....it is so fabulous for boy pages.

I set myself some goals at the beginning of the year and as we have reached the halfway point, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on how I am going with them. This is my page using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Daily Junque papers. My cyber crop challenge this month is to assess how you are going with the goals you may have set yourself...I'd like to see lots of entries so pop on over and check it out.

I just love the colours in this range...they are a bit different to what I'm usually drawn to...

my handwritten journaling is on the news flash tag...

I am happy with how my goals are shaping up this year! I have a great new job and our home renovation is almost done...I say almost done because we still have some painting to finish but the majority is finished.

My new scrap space is finished and everything is packed away neatly...for now!!

...my new desk, with my embellishment centre...where I store all my paints, mists, some inks and embossing enamels. The craft drawers on the left were a gift from my lovely best friend Kim...who has just started crafting again and never forgets to remind me I have her drawers, lol. Thank you Kim!!

My old scrap desk is now home to most of my supplies...geez it was tiny!!

...and I now have a hanging shoe holder to store my punches out of sight behind the door.

It is a much better space to scrap in...I have a new television and the computer at another desk. I just have to choose a sofa bed and then I can have all night scrap sessions without bothering the rest of the family, lol.

One last layout to share...my first at the new desk.

A photo of my son Jake learning to drive in his Dad's old work car...

I had fun stamping with paint and added these magnetic words that Jake got from a recent careers expo...

I have used the Crate Paper Toy Box papers and chipboard...the best boy range I have seen for ages.

Thanks for making it this far! I appreciate your visit and any comments left.

PS. I have just realised this is my 100th blog post and I would like to have a giveaway to celebrate. Just leave a comment or become a follower and I will draw out a name to receive a RAK. Entries will close at midnight on 3 July.

07 June 2011

Pages to share...

I have been very quiet with my blogging and catching up on all your lovely blogs as my dear teenage son used up all of our internet usage with downloads and we were then slowed to a snails pace for the last few weeks :(

I am still not scrapping as much as I'd like to as things are not quite back to normal after our renovation. I have a new scrap desk on order and can't wait to get it all set up so I have everything at hand.

I made a last minute dash to complete a couple of the May monthly challenges over at ScrapBoutique and I have not shared them here as yet.

This one was for Tam's Mother challenge. I have used Webster's Pages Yacht Club paper which I mounted on foam tape for extra dimension. I had some fun with mists and stamping...and made use of a red onion bag. We needed to include a quote on this page so I made mine into the title...A Mothers Love Grows By Giving!

This page of my Mum and her sister was for Chelsea's stash stomper. We used a sketch and had to include at least 20 buttons. I have used Crate Paper Brook papers and stickers...love the colours in these papers!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating xox

03 June 2011

ScrapBoutique June Monthly Theme Challenge

Hello All

The June challenges are posted in the ScrapBoutique forum. I am hosting the Monthly theme challenge and as it's the beginning of winter I decided to go with a "Winter" theme. There is no extra criteria...just be inspired by winter! You could use a wintery photo or find inspiration in a cosy fire place or the icy blue/grey colours that remind us that winter is here.

I have used Kaiser Chapter One papers and rubons, Prima flowers and bird, AC and OA alphas and my favourite Tim Holtz brick stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at ScrapBoutique :)