Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scrap the Boys - "Just the Facts" Challenge

Well, I have finally added my entry to the Scrap the Boys - "Just the Facts" Challenge. I am not quite sure how I found this blog but boy I am glad I did!
It is funny you know...the photo I have used I have had sitting with the papers for a few months. Not only due to the busy life I lead but also the fact that this photo didn't really have a story meant that I was a little stumped as to how to use it.
As soon as I saw this challenge I knew that I had found a use for the photo and the papers and I think they go just so perfectly together.



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You @ 5 - Kaiser Paper Range - K-Bots; Bazzill Cardstock; Kaiser Mini Alpha Stickers - Chocolate & White; Kaiser Rhinestones; Dimensional Magic; Kaiser Chipboard Letters; Basic Grey Chipboard Elements; ribbon

It is funny how quickly some things come together for me sometimes and other times I spend forever flipping and changing. This layout came together quite quickly, the hardest part was choosing some words to describe my boys vital statistics. I came up with......style, attitude +, handsome, funny, lovable, independent, imaginative, confident, love routine, know it all!
I finished off the layout with a current quote from my boy that often is said at bedtime. "But Mum I can't sleep without a story." Mind you this is usually stated when it is far too late for a story!!!!
Until next time,
Melxx

Christmas In July

I don't know whether the thought of Christmas in July got me inspired to complete this project, that really should have been done before last Christmas, but hey it is better late than never!
I just love the Kaiser wooden off the page projects.....this is the Advent Calendar.
I used the beautiful Kaiser Countdown range of papers....some paint, Mod Podge, Kaiser Christmas Rub ons, some Dimensional Magic and what Chrissy project is complete without some Kindy Glitz. Check it out...I'm really happy with the results!
The Christmas Tree ~ I used the technique that my beautiful friend Nikki has used once before. I used strips of paper, some crinkle cut scissors and layered them up the tree. It gives the tree a little bit of dimension to it!!!

Until next time,
Melxx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SAHM (Stay At Home Mum)

I have been having an absolute ball......I don't know whether you would call it a 'Stay At Home Mum'......after Jason commented on one of my days recently. "Hmmmm!" he said. "Coffee in town with your girlfriend until noon, a quick sweep of the floor, collect the firewood and scrapbooking......not sure that equates to a SAHM!!!" Full of cheek I think.....
Anyway, I have been scrapping to my hearts content. I have even finished off some of those unfinished projects!!
The first layout is one that I did towards the end of last year for a challenge at Whadda Load of Scrap. When Jaine packed up she took my layout with her without knowing...she has recently found it and sent it down! The challenge was to use the paper provided, the journalling tag etc. To make the challenge, more of a challenge we were given a letter of the alphabet, in this case D. We needed to have our title starting with that letter (hence 'delectable'), use a product starting with that letter (diamante) and use a scrapbooking technique starting with D (doodling).


The next layout celebrates my boys first day of Prep. I have just too many gorgeous photos of him on this day. He was filled with so much excitement. Therefore, I chose to do a double layout! I thought it would be nice for Brayden to do something for this layout. I got him to draw a picture of the best bit about going to school.....the bus was the highlight! I also wrote some little quotes of his!


The next layout is one of my unfinished projects! It is from our Thailand trip. The tiles are chipboard pieces that we cut, painted and stamped using a mask.



The next two little layouts I have done for my gorgeous friend, Liz. She is making a Nursery Rhyme book for her gorgeous grand daughter, Isbabelle. I did Hickory, Dickory Dock and Little Miss Muffett. And yes the mouse does run up and down the clock!


Keep your eye out for the next installment for the next two projects that I have been completing!
Have a great weekend,
Mel
xx

Monday, July 12, 2010

Disney On Ice


We took Brayden to see Disney On Ice over the holidays at the Rod Laver Arena.
He had a ball, as you can see, and the show was fantastic! Mickey Mouse was the overall favourite but The Incredibles also got a bit of a look in!