Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Did It!

Well my Scrapbooking room is set.......not only have I cleaned it up from head to toe but I have also removed any scrapbooking materials from the linen cupboard (overflow) and I have sorted out all of my scraps (Brayden is going to have a ball!)
I am in a bit of a clean up frame of mind (it always feels good once it is done:)) so today's tasks will be the study, linen cupboard and bathroom........then maybe I can do some creating once all done!

The new poems, yes poems (x2) not poem, have started along at Scrap That Poetry. It is very exciting because not only are there two poems for inspiration but you have until the 14th of January to enter!
Do you have great Christmas photos you need to scrap? Then hop on over to Scrap That Poetry as the poems are perfect inspiration. Also check out what great projects the design team have created for you.

The first poem is written by: Marinela Reka "A Shiny Little Star"
My inspiration was based on several words in this poem the first being Christmas. I used joy and love and then my own word to interpret the poem hope! These three words sum up Christmas for me. It is always nice for Christmas to arrive and for many happy memories to be made during the Christmas season. It is a busy time but there is nothing better than decorating the house and spending time with friends and family! I had started this wreath last Christmas by applying some paint to the edges and never got back to it (sad I know!) so decided to use it for this poem. It was nice that the wreath is made of stars "shiny little stars."
Kaiser Star Wreath, Bella Christmas Paper Range, Kaiser Alpha Stickers - Cream, Kaiser Mini Alpha Stickers - Cream, Burgundy Versa Mark, Dimensional Magic, Scrap FX Wordlet - Christmas, Bella Ribbonz, Making Memories Paint, misc. ribbons (recycled from gifts), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Brick.

The second poem is written by: Walter de la Mare "Mistletoe - A Christmas Poem"
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this layout for this poem. I took my inspiration from the words "Someone came and kissed me there." This photo was taken of my hubby and I at our engagement party, many years ago. We were young and in love......still are (in love that is!).
I used the Kaiser wooden flourish as the mistletoe! This was my first experiment with Glimmer Mist on a layout and I would have to say that I love it.....just need more colours now:) I also put my journalling as hidden journalling under the photo.....I didn't want it to take away from the photo and that kiss - no kissing like that anymore....I'm lucky if there is anymore than a peck...hehehehe!
White and Burgundy Bazzill Cardstock; Papers - Kaiser 'Tis the Season Collection; Quilling Tool - berries on the holly, swirls and ends of paper; Imaginisce i-Top Tool and large brad; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Brick; Lettering - Basic Grey Blush Letters; Kaiser Wooden Flourish

Now just to make this all a little bit more fun and help you out with your entry I have a very Christmassy RAK to give away......it is so easy to enter! If you are the winner of this RAK you will receive a Kaiser Christmas pack....
A big thanks to Julianne from Jules Scrap Haven for helping me put this together.

All you need to do to enter is:
*Become a follower of
my blog here
as well as
the Scrap That Poetry blog
. If you have a blog make a quick blog post about it....the more the merrier!
For an extra entry into the draw:
* Leave me a comment sharing with me what your favourite Christmas range of papers is.

Enter here by leaving a comment (let me know you have completed the requirements and an entry or two will be added for you). You have until midnight 4/1/11 AEDST. A winner will be announced on the 5th of January!

And don't forget about the giveaway on Artful Delight (scroll down to check it out)!
Until next time....happy scrapping,

Melxx


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gotta Love Giveaways!!

Hi Everyone......Just a quick post today....I hope you all had a safe, relaxing family Christmas. We had a lovely couple of days and it has been nice to have my hubby home for the two public holidays as well!
I am only going to be quick because I am on a mission to have my scrap room sorted out and cleaned up today! After that Chrissy rush things just got put wherever!
Anyway, I am here to let you know about the great giveaway over at Artful Delight Leanne is giving away an American Crafts Zap! Heat Gun. All you have to do is hop on over and check all of the beautiful creations and become a follower of her blog to go in the draw to win.
Anyway....hop on over and enter the draw!
Wish me luck with my scrapping room and I will be back with you tomorrow to share my recent Scrap That Poetry projects.....a long time coming...I know!

Melxx

Monday, December 20, 2010

FOR ALL OF MY BLOG FRIENDS AND FAMILY

..... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Is Here.......

and boy don't I know that!!! The last few weeks have been really full on.....from school reports and general end of year stuff, to Christmas Concerts, Graduation Nights and trying to pack up and move my things on to my new school. From blog hops to poetry and general Christmas gifts.........there has been no time for Christmas shopping that's for sure:)

Here are a few of the little gifts I made for the teachers at St Joseph's. I put a small Chrissy decoration and some chocolates in each of them.........except our male teacher.....he got fishing hooks instead of the decoration!! Can you guess which of the boxes I gave to him?? It was a great way to use up some scraps:)


Below I did a similar gift for Brayden's teacher.
The other gift for her was a post it note holder. When I saw these on Kimberley Crawford's Blog 'For the Love of Paper' I thought they were really cute! Click here to be linked to the tutorial.


I have also done a few items for Scrap That Poetry and will post these later in the week!
I really need to do some shopping..............ahhhhhhh!
Until next time

Melxx

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sadly, the Scrap That Poetry Ho Ho Ho Hop has been cancelled. I was so looking forward to it. Many thanks to Julianne from Jules Scrap Haven who helped me put together a RAK. I will use that RAK in another way this week so keep your eyes peeled.
I have a really busy weekend and we are heading into the last week of school. Looking forward to heaps of creating over the holidays.
Have a great weekend,

Melxx

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Tables Turned

a poem by William Wordsworth

This is the new poem for the Scrap That Poetry challenge. Click on the link here to get the poem.
I found this poem quite a challenge. I would have to say that this possibly wasn't the poem or anyone else's problem. There is just so much happening at the moment.....reports, parent interviews, my hubby being away and our trip last weekend to Sydney for a wedding......not at all conducive to scrapping.....and boy am I missing it.

Anyway, the thing that I took from this poem was that you can learn as much from nature and being outside than you can from books. So I decided to use these photos. Brayden was about 2 and a half when I took these photos. He was so intently focussed on the flowers (what us adults know as weeds).......he really loves nature and being outside.
I have used Kraft cardstock, patterned papers, tissue paper to make the flowers and some acetate to make other clear flower buttons. I doodled around the flowers.
Anyway, you have until the 14th to get your layouts, cards, gifts etc in for the chance to win. Click here to visit the Scrap That Poetry blog.

Now back to work.......I will be promoting the STP blog hop that is coming up in the next little bit.
Have a great rest of the working week.

Melxx