Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A2Z Scraplets Challenge

I decided to have a go at this month's A2ZScraplets Challenge Sketch. Such a nice little sketch and I am very pleased with my take on it.
Have a great day,
Melxx


Monday, September 27, 2010

Where have the holidays gone!

I can't believe how quickly the first week of the school holidays have gone! The weather has been beautiful and we have had lots of fun doing not much at all.
I have, however, completed a few projects. My nephew, Harrison, was born in August 2009 and his dad took a photo of him as a new bub. As soon as I saw this photo I knew that I wanted to scrap it. I knew exactly what paper range I wanted to use. It has taken me far too long to get to the final result but this week I pulled this layout together quite quickly. I work so much quicker when the plan has been in my head for a while! I have used the Kaisercraft Peek A Boo collection. I love this baby range!

The other project I have had in my mind for a while is this one of my Aunty and my Pop (her Dad). Aunty Liz if you are reading this.........close your eyes now or move away from the computer!!!! In March my Pop passed away. Afterwards my Uncle sent a disc filled with lots of photos from his life. This photo was one of them. I have no idea where or when it was taken but hopefully when I give it to my Aunty she will be able to enlighten me.
I have used a Twiddleybitz Shadow Box, how easy are their products to use, and have built the layout inside that. I used the Kaisercraft Tudor Collection and made my own roses using this paper. The little fence and the scroll at the top is from Twiddleybitz. Here is a close up of the roses.
I loved creating this project. It took me the whole weekend away in Beechworth with some beautiful friends and then some to complete it......well worth the time and I hope that my Aunty loves it!
Anyway I best be going....we are heading off to Ten Pin Bowling. It will be interesting.....Brayden has only ever bowled on the Wii......just a touch different!!
Oh yes, by the way........I am going to be published in Scrapbook Creations......I am so thrilled! Keep your eye out for my layout in the next little bit!
Until next time,
Melxx

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Get Picky

The newest, most adorable blog site run by my gorgeous friend Nikki Antonello and the lovely Tanya Tahir is up and running. For a fantastic kick start to the blog the girls are giving away a great RAK. Hop on over to Get Picky become a follower, add the blinkie to your blog and add a post on your blog with a link back to Get Picky and leave a comment for your chance to win!!!!!
Then, count down the days until October 15 when the girls will release their first challenge. Very exciting and Well Done Nikki and Tanya!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Scrap That Poetry

Scrap That Poetry is a great site for inspiration. Use the poem posted to give you inspiration for a project.....how easy is that!
This challenge is based on the poem 'First Day of School' by Eddie Garcia. In memory of my little man's first day of Prep I had created this layout. So I am submitting it to the challenge.How cute is he.......too easy to scrap really!!!!
Pop on over to the Scrap that Poetry blog to check out the design team entries and the other layouts some of the ladies have entered....they are gorgeous! How about you link your own entry and join in the fun!!

That is all for now but pop back in later this week to check out some of the things I have been working on recently.'
Have a great week,
Melxx

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Scrapbooking Hut

I was lucky enough a couple of months ago to win the 'Online Monthly Challenge' for The Scrapbooking Hut. This then meant that I needed to design and provide directions for this month's online challenge.
Last Wednesday night all of the lovely ladies and I met on the online forum with materials ready to make the layout I had created. I thought it was hard to interpret someone else's instructions......try giving the instructions, remembering that the ladies are not to see my layout........I suppose a blind crop!
Well, this is my layout of my gorgeous nephew, Harrison.


Pop over to The Scrapbooking Hut, become a member and check out the other ladies layouts......they are gorgeous! Once you are a member you are entitled to place a vote......voting closes tomorrow (Wednesday) so be quick!
Until next time,
Melxx

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Already!!!

Happy Father's Day to all of the Dad's in the world......especially my beautiful Dad (love you Dad!), step dad and father in law. We have had the most exciting weekend with Jason's birthday and Father's Day. Brayden made this tie for Jason. It was stated that it must be worn all day....and it was!!!! How cute. Thanks for being a super Dad Ja!


It has been a very busy few weeks....... this weekend we have survived all of the rain. Our thoughts go to those in the flooded regions here in Victoria. We've had a heap of rain and our creek that hasn't had very much water in 5 years is looking a little like "The Murray River." Needless to say all of our dams and tanks are full.....that is nothing to complain about!!
Anyway, I have done quite a bit of scrapbooking over the last little bit. My beautiful friends Liz and Cheryl and I have had a night together....I made some last minute cards......already been given so sorry no photos!
Probably the most exciting weekend though was last weekend. My "awesome" girlfriend Nikki (you may know her from the last Kaiser Design Team) and I went to Melbourne for a girlie road trip......with NO kids or husbands......we did miss them though! We visited the Kaiser Warehouse.......Wow!!! How "awesome" was it to be in the one room with so much Kaiser product. We spent the rest of Saturday scrapping and then attended 'Paperific' on the Sunday morning. Such a fun, inspiring weekend filled with many laughs and lots of scrapping. Here are some of the layouts and cards I did whilst away.....
This layout 'Fun in the Sun' had been sitting in my folder unfinished for quite some time. I started it at 'Whadda Load of Scrap' in a bleaching class. The shells and the sun have been created with bleach. I am so happy how it turned out......much better than expected!!!
Autumn.....I just adore this photo of my boy! This layout came together really well and quite easily....so much so I said to Nikki "What is wrong with it???" This was the first time that I used 'Kraft' and I have fallen in love!!!!!
These were two of the four cards I made last weekend. The other two have been given away. These two were part of a die cut card page.....very easy and simple.....I loved the idea!
This was a layout I did about 2 months ago and I considered submitting it to a mag but changed my mind. It is not common for me to work with pinks however I really enjoyed it and look forward to my next 'girlie' layout.
Anyway catch up soon.
Until next time,
Mel