Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #29

The new poem for Scrap That Poetry's challenge is up!
Such a beautiful poem.....Prayer for the Great Family by Gary Snyder - Turtle Island.
Here in Australia we are so blessed with a beautiful country. At the moment here in the North East of Victoria we are dealing with floods.....we had one in September, one in October and just this last weekend we have had another! Great for water storage areas and this photo is of Lake Hume at Wymah. The dam is at 100% (the first time in several years) and it just looks so beautiful. Something we are all really grateful for.
This is the first time I have completed a 81/2 x 11in layout. I have to say that I really enjoyed it and the new challenges that it brings.
Don't forget to pop over to Scrap That Poetry and have a go at this challenge - you have until November 30....Goodluck!

Melxx

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Week Gone!

I can't believe that the weeks are flying by.....only 5 1/2 weeks left of school until the Christmas break (where has Brayden's Prep year gone:( ), which means 6 1/2 weeks until Christmas......not one Christmas present bought yet!!!!!
The past week has been rather busy, however I was able to squish in a scrap evening at Liz's. It was nice to catch up with the girls. So much so that they are popping in on Saturday for the day!! I have been working on my next project for Scrap That Poetry but you will have to wait for the 15th to see it!
The new online challenge came up and was run by Liz this time around. Liz, Cheryl and I have an absolute ball with the other ladies from The Scrapbooking Hut doing these layouts. Here is my take on Liz's challenge this month.
I have used basically cardstock but my snowflakes are using the Marrakech Collection by Kaiser. Yes I did make the larger snowflakes....can you remember being taught how to do this at school? It is amazing what comes in handy later in life:)
The other project I have completed this week is a wedding card for friends of ours, Geoff and Chrissie. They are getting married on the 27th of November.
I have kept the card quite simple and hopefully elegant. The 'g' and 'c' obviously stand for Geoff and Chrissie. I have painted them, stamped them and used Dimensional Magic on them. The patterned paper and tag are from the Chantilly page of the Argentella range by Kaisercraft.
I was able to use my brand new Imaginisce iTop tool - what a great addition to my tool collection! Just love it!
Until next time,

Melxx


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Red, Red Rose

Scrap That Poetry's new challenge poem is up. The poem is "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns. Check out the poem here.
I based my interpretation on the colour 'red' and the line....'So deep in luve am I.'
This photo of Jas and I was taken earlier in the year using my iPhone. The quality of the photo is not fantastic but I just love this photo and the series of photos that are associated with it. I hope to use them all on a layout sometime. It was only a few weeks ago that I had the ultimate complaint from my hubby...."Why don't you scrap anything about us (I think he meant....why don't I scrap anything of him!!!)? You always scrap Brayden stuff." Well, of course, I got an attack of the guilts....thank goodness for the latest poem!!!! Saved!!!
I hand drew the heart outline and used a technique I learnt whilst scrapping a few years ago at 'Whadda Load of Scrap'....my local store that is no more:(
I just love scrapping in red, black and white....I just don't get the chance often enough. I used Versa Mark's Watermark ink to stamp the word love all over the background using Kaisercraft's 'Love' wooden stamp.
I can't wait to check out what you enter in the challenge....you have until the 14th of Nov to submit your creation. Check out Scrap That Poetry blog here.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Melxx