Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Pools

The current poem across at Scrap That Poetry is Robert Frost's "Spring Pools"
For me this was a real challenge.
Here is my interpretation.....
I ended up using two parts of this poem. The title "Spring Pools" and the line "snow that melted only yesterday." I decided to journal "Our Spring Pools are not from snow that melted only yesterday."
This photo was taken in September last year - the first of many floods and as I said not from melting snow.
I used Kraft cardstock; Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp - Flourishes; Versa Mark Watermark Ink; Bella! Chipboard Alphas; Bazzill Ocean Blue Ribbed cardstock; Stampin' Up Stampin' Write - Close to Cocoa pen; quilling tool; Kaisercraft Mini Alphas - cream; Paper - My Minds Eye - Signature Life - by Jen Wilson - Everyday 'Cherished' - Cherished Flowers.
Once again, some more paper rolling......obviously my fascination at the moment!!! I have also traced and cut out by hand the lettering for spring pools. A great idea if you have a nice chipboard set that you want to hold onto.....a hoarder I know!!!
Have a great end to your week, thanks for stopping by and looking.
Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this layout.

Melxx

Monday, March 21, 2011

And so it begins....

.....he is 6 and in business already!!!! On Saturday Jason and Brayden purchased 25 chicks for the new business......Brayden's Eggcellent Adventure. From the very beginning of life for Brayden, Jason has always said that he would teach Brayden some of the lessons in the business world through an egg selling business......and so the foundations were laid on Saturday.
Unfortunately, one little one didn't survive the first night but so far so good with the rest of them. A quote of Brayden's today was, "Mum, I'm going outside (pen and paper in hand) to study my chicks!"
Whilst they were being entrepreneurs, I zipped around did all of the housework and sat and did some scrapping.
I started with the March card sketch from Scrapbookit. Head on over and check it out....
I have used the We R Memory Keepers - Be My Valentine papers; Core'dinations cardstock (Grassroots and Heartfelt); Cuttlebug Embossing Template - Birds and Swirls ; Green Brad; Kaisercraft Rhinestones (hot pink); Kaisercraft Flowers (pink); Fiskars Border punch; white material roses; Adorn-It letters.
I just adore Melinda Spinks' work and in particular at the moment....paper rolling!
I am heading off now to complete the other project I worked on....hopefully will be back later on today to share it with you!

Mel xx


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scrapbookit - March Sketch

How nice was it to have a long weekend. Work and life in general has been full on lately and it was nice to have an extra 'free' day in the weekend.
I spent my weekend creating for the current Scrapbookit sketch challenge. Click here to go to the Scrapbookit Blog and check out the sketch
Here is the layout I have created using the March sketch...
I have used the We R Memory Keepers - Be My Valentine (Sweethearts and Together) papers; Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake and Heartfelt); White cardstock; Pearl Glimmermist; Thickers - Sunny - Glitter Foam Letter Stickers; Organza Ribbon, Flower punches; Kaisercraft Rhinestones (pink); Kaisercraft Flower (pink); Petal Pink Versa Mark ink; quiling tool and paper and an unknown chipboard frame.

Here is a close up of the paper rolling, flowers, frame and paper tearing.
And another of the side details.
Here are those gorgeous glitter Thicker stickers. I just love them.....very easy to work with and a good number of repeated letters. I used the Kaisercraft flower to make the wings of my butterfly isn't she just gorgeous. It is such a shame that the photography doesn't show up the Glimmer Mist.....it just looks so pretty!
Thank you Jo for pushing me out of my comfort zone......pink really isn't all that bad!!!!
Have a great week everyone!

Mel xx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Blog Award!!!

How exciting.......the gorgeous Tiff from Breakfast at Tiffany's has kindly awarded me a blog award. Tiff is such a gorgeous friend whom I have met in the blogging world but also as we have been DT members of Scrap That Poetry. Thank you so much Tiff......I am so thrilled that you felt I was worthy.



1.Creating a post where I blog about the Liebster award and reveal my 3-5 blog picks
2.Let them know they've been chosen
3.Copy and paste the blog award on my blog
4.Have faith that my followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those I awarded
5.Have fun!

I have chosen a few of my favourites below.....be sure to stop by and check out their gorgeous work!
4-Me and The Little Rascals
5- Stampin with Pauline

Monday, March 7, 2011

First DT project for Scrapbookit!

At the moment Scrapbookit has a sketch challenge running. I was so excited when Jo sent me my first parcel full of really yummy products to work with. The funniest thing was I had the idea for this layout prior to receiving my parcel. Once opening my parcel I was able to use the products to complete my layout. A little spooky...but very exciting!!!!
I have used the February sketch to create this part of the layout.....it is a double layout!!! So you will have to pop over to the Scrapbookit blog to see the other half. I love the second half.....a great layout for the keeping of school days memorabilia. Find out how on the Scrapbookit blog! There are also some brief instructions on how to complete the same technique featured on the second half of the layout.

Even more exciting.....I received my next pack from Jo today! A challenge for me and I will be stepping out of my comfort zone........but really looking forward to creating with the products. Pop back soon to see my creations!
Enjoy your week,
Melxx
P.S. Don't forget the DT Call for Scrapbookit......you only have a few days left!!!!