Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monthly Challenge for The Hut

I'm not sure what is happening but in the last week I have completed not 1, not 2 but 3 layouts. I think the due dates had something little to do with them!!!
I am so proud of myself.....I have actually made "regular" ME time each week and I have scheduled it into the diary!!! Not only that, I have been attempting to do my work during work hours ONLY and not bring heaps home.......for those of you who know me this is a great achievement!! Saying that this doesn't mean I have been sleeping any more...still burning the candle at both ends, but hey at least I'm having fun doing it!!!!
Anyway, the October Monthly Challenge for The Scrapbooking Hut is to create a single page layout using a song title or line as your inspiration.
For a very long time I have wanted to scrap a layout using the song "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" by the Dixie Chicks as my inspiration. I just adore this song and used to regularly play it when Brayden was a baby. It reminds me of those beautiful memories of my baby boy (who is so grown up now) when I hear it today!

I just love this paper from Adornit. I have had it for a while....you know saving it for that 'special' layout!!!! I have raised a lot of the stars using foam tape and used Kindy Glitz or Dimensional Magic on some of them.
Why not join The Scrapbooking Hut ning and enter a layout in the Monthly Challenge??? It is lots of fun!
One of the other layouts I created this week was for Get Picky......see Man From the Land below.
Finally the other layout I created was for Scrap That Poetry and you will just have to pop back and check it out next week.
To all of those having a LONG Melbourne Cup weekend.....enjoy and to those placing bets....may the best horse win!!!

Melxx

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sketch 1 from Get Picky

Get Picky have their first challenge sketch on their blog and I have had a go. Using multiple photos on a layout has not been something I have done and I must say I really enjoyed the challenge.
These photos were taken for the Rutherglen Street Parade in September this year. We were celebrating the anniversary of 150 years since gold discovery in the area. The children were asked to dress as people from that era. What a cute gold digger I say!
Thanks to Tanya and Nikki for putting up this great challenge....I had heaps of fun!

Melxx


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Samantha's Unbelievable Giveaway

Oh my goodness!! Samantha Hauzer has the most amazing giveaway happening at the moment. All you need to do is blog about it on your blog and become a follower of her blog and the Imaginisce blog. Hop on over to Samantha's blog to enter.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #26

Happy Saturday Everyone!
We are very glad here to see Friday gone....not just because of the end of the working week but yesterday the North East of Victoria was hit yet again by HEAPS of rain and flooding! This time we were amongst the stress and excitement having the SES out to the house to sand bag and the creek becoming the new section of the Murray River (yet again!)
I am happy to say that all is OK here but the weather has returned to winter again and the clouds have started to roll in filled with rain......fingers crossed. Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by the floods.
On a much more exciting note......my very first layout as Design Team Member has been revealed on the Scrap That Poetry blog. The poem for this challenge is 'There Is Another Sky.' It is a beautiful poem.
As soon as I read this poem, especially from 'Here is a brighter garden,' I thought of my Pop's garden. Sadly, in March this year my Pop passed away. He lived in the Hunter Valley and loved his garden. He had a beautiful garden with every sort of flower you could think of. Hence the photo taken in my Pop's garden.
I have only ever created a layout of a photo with no people as the subjects once before so I really enjoyed using a landscape as my inspiration.
I have been a bit addicted to making my own paper flowers at the moment. Although it was fiddly, I am so happy with the end result. I wanted to use lots of different flowers to represent Pop having such a variety in his garden.
Make sure you pop on over to the Scrap That Poetry blog and check out all of the great inspiration from the other design team members and why not put together an entry yourself to upload!!
Have a lovely rest of the weekend,
Melxx

Monday, October 11, 2010

Nikki's Giveaway

My beautiful friend Nikki is giving away a set of Cuttlebug Daisy Quilling Plates over at her blog.....Scraps of Me. Check them out.....
They are valued at $38.00 and donated by Philippa at Lime Tart.
If you would like a chance to win this great set (just like me) pop over to Nikki's blog by clicking here and find out how to enter!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Scrapbooking Hut October Online Challenge

How organised am I? I must have my mojo back.....usually for the Online Challenges I don't stick down my LO until the weekend!!! This time round I needed to have this finished before the night was over! And I did! What is going on?
I just love doing the Online Challenges with The Scrapbooking Hut. This time around it was Cheryl's turn to organise it. It is always a lot of fun and great to catch up (online) with the girls.
Here is my take on Cheryl's LO.....
I am rather happy with the result.....I really didn't put much thought just followed Cheryl's very precise instructions.
Here are a few close ups:

I have also been working on my first project for Scrap That Poetry but can't show you just yet...pop back in next week for a sneak peak!!!
Enjoy your weekend,
Melxx

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Scrap That Poetry

A few days ago I received an extremely exciting email!
After applying to be part of the Scrap That Poetry Design Team, the lovely Jennifer Campbell emailed me to say that I had been accepted!! I am just so thrilled to be a member of such a wonderful blog and with a group of such talented ladies.
For those of you who don't know Scrap That Poetry I recommend that you pop on over and have a look. STP provide two challenges each month that require you to use the poem to inspire your scrapbooking.....it is lots of fun!
Currently, the poem is The Rock Cries out to Us by Maya Angelou and works are to be submitted by October 14th at 10am.
I am currently working on my first project as a design team member and this will be found on the STP site on October 15!
Have a good rest of the week,
Melxx

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recipes

Well, routine begins again tomorrow morning......holidays are over and it is back to work and school. The weather has been gorgeous and the time we have spent doing not much at all has been extremely enjoyable. We are now on the countdown to Christmas holidays!! Hehehe.....I know "Teachers!" always after holidays. I just want to spend time with my gorgeous little man!
Anyway something that I have finished off this week is this recipe box. I had it as one of my unfinished projects. Finally I have got around to it. Now I just need to go through the recipes and transfer them to index cards to put in the box! Ahhhh.....that sounds bigger than Ben Hur!!!!!!
Have a great week everyone!
Melxx