Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Together Again

Happy Easter!
I know I am a touch early but we are heading off tomorrow camping for the weekend! Should be fun.....especially now that the rain is falling here! :}

I am still going on the Kaisercraft 'Class of '87' range. I figured whilst I had it out I would get the most from it and try and get the first year of Brayden's school album finished.
For the first time in a long time I completed a layout in no longer than a couple of hours. I was heading off to my first Copic class and had a short amount of time.....I literally threw the papers on to the cardstock and this is how they landed!!!!

Coredinations - Cardinal; Bella! Scholl Days Paperz, Kaiser 'Class of '87' Range - papers and paper pad, We R Memory Keepers - Telling Time Embossed Diecut, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha Stickers, American Crafts Thickers - Letter Man Flocked Stickers - Emerald, Jo Sonja's Paint - Pine Green

Thanks again to Jo from Scrapbookit for the pack that never stops giving! Why don't you hop on over to Scrapbookit and get yourself some of these yummy products to play with?

Hope the Easter Bunny finds you over the weekend and leaves you some yummies!

Melxx

Monday, April 18, 2011

Scrapbookit April/May Challenge

Hey Everyone......hope your weekend was a great one:)
The new sketch and card challenge have started over at Scrapbookit.
Here are some sneak peeks of my layout and card.


Hop on over to the Scrapbookit blog and check them out. The other DT girls will also be posting over the next few days so keep your eye out for their gorgeous creations.....not to mention Liz's - she posted yesterday!!

Melxx

Friday, April 15, 2011

Scrap That Poetry - Challenge #38

Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day
by Delmore Schwartz

Here is my take on the first of two poems for Scrap That Poetry this month.
I chose the line "What will become of you and me"
This photo was taken of my son and god-daughter on Easter holiday back in 2007 in Echuca, Victoria.
I just love this photo and I often do wonder what will become of the two of them....what will the future hold?

I used papers from the Echo Park Playground Collection that Jo sent me from Scrapbookit.
Echo Park - Playground Collection: Monkey Bars, Capture the Flag, Heads Up Seven Up, Double Dutch; Bazzill Cardstock-white; Kaisercraft - Mini Alpha Stickers; Making Memories - Jigsaw Alphabets; ribbon; Kaisercraft Rhinestones; Versamark Ink - Royal Blue; Pure Blue Zig Writer; unknown chipboard embellishment; Alison Ellis - Sparkle n Soft - Sapphire Silk.

I have got so much use out of this pack - it is so versatile and suits girls and boys.....what more could you ask for? My challenge this time around was the flocking powder. I had never used it before. I used it on the chipboard letters and embellishments and I just LOVE the effect it gives.....but.....BOY is it MESSY to use.....lots of fun though! It reminds me of glittering kids work at school!!!!

There are two poems this month over at Scrap That Poetry - choose to play along using one or both poems.
We all look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Melxx

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

School Bus

Back in February Jo from Scrapbookit sent me an absolutely amazing pack as part of my Design Team challenge. In this pack was the Kaisercraft OTP - Bus Album. I was SO excited as I had been eyeing it off and wanting to complete one for my little fella. Well, after a very successful weekend of scrapping with my friends I am happy to say it is DONE!
Please excuse the photo quality ~ it has been raining and very overcast here so it was the best I could do with what I had to work with:)
As you can see I used the Class of '87 collection by Kaisercraft. I decided to focus on Brayden's First Day in Prep last year. I had some photos printed that came with a line across them...sometimes across faces! I was able to use these photos for the little bus windows as Brayden's face was not effected!
The emotions showing on his face in all of these photos tell enough of a story - from nervousness, excitement to confidence and cheek! I decided to laminate the letters for the cover of the album.....hopefully they will last longer!
I decided to focus on journalling about the day rather than just having the photos! Here are these pages as a close up!

I used an A2Z Scraplet of a School Boy here. I had attempted to use it in several ways.....nothing resulted in satisfaction! As I do....I took the challenge of paper piecing a little boy over the chipboard.....I LOVE how it turned out. Actually as a matter of fact I LOVE how the whole album turned out!
Here is a close up of the A2Z Scraplet - paper pieced.

I hope you have enjoyed looking......let me know what you think!


Melxx

Monday, April 11, 2011

Giveaway

Well, the past few weeks have been so crazy. We are now on school holidays...yay!!! I was very spoilt to be able to spend the past weekend with 4 beautiful friends scrapping. We had an awesome weekend and I was actually quite productive.

Most of what I created I can't share at this point in time but will be able to next week. Tomorrow, I will share with you a project I have been working on with Kaisercraft products for Scrapbookit. So pop back in then and check it out!

Speaking of Scrapbookit......the NEW website has been launched and in celebration we are having a giveaway. You have a chance to win an awesome Sassafras kit 'Ellie's Tale.'

All you need to do is pop on over to the new website and check it out. Then:
1. Share this giveaway on your blog/facebook page
2. Become a follower of the Scrapbookit Blog
3. Leave a comment about the new site on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Melxx