Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Tis only been a month...

or a little over....
But I have to admit life has been very hectic!
I have a new job working at McDonalds in the McCafe... it's totally not what I expected and I'm loving it!
So that hasn't left a lot of time for scrapping or anything else, so I'm considering a few changes... yet again!
We also had the show and it was great to see quite a few more entries in the scrapbooking section!
One of my projects that did well was a wedding mini album and matching box.
Lots and lots of photos but I did really enjoy doing this.

I was happy with the rest of my results. Will have to share some of the layouts when I get a moment together to take photos. I think things might just be quietening down now... we hope!!!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Baby Boy Frame

This is one of the projects I completed recently.
I've used a Kaisercraft frame for photos of each of my three boys all taken at approximately the same ages...

Yes they were all cute little munchkins... pity they had to grow up!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A couple of layouts

Just a quick post with some layouts I've got to share... I have more, just have to find time to upload...

These were all done for the August Chooks CC....

And these ones are from September....

I still have the DT challenge to do but it's happening slowly. I still have another couple of projects to share another day....

btw... anyone want the flu????

Monday, 9 September 2013

Yes I'm a bad girl!

I was informed last week that I was bad as I hadn't updated my blog... no, no I haven't.
I think it was called life getting in the way... and a little of feeling a bit lost. There's been so many changes happening that I haven't known what to do with myself!

So, what's been going on...
Well a month ago I finished working at the newspaper, and then went straight into promoting my own graphic arts business. I've had a couple of regular jobs come in so all's good on that front.
I've also been looking into getting a part-time job just to make sure I have some regular money coming in to pay the bills. There's some good news there, but you will have to wait for that!

Otherwise I've started to redecorate the house. So far we've pulled up the carpet in the lounge, painted and rearranged. I'm just waiting on the husband to put up the hangers for the photos and that'll be the lounge done.
I've also scrubbed and cleaned and painted the family room, the boys bathroom and toilet (yuk!) and the laundry.
Just need to do the kitchen, games, Kristofer's room and the main bedroom and ensuite and then I get to start outside! It's spring cleaning on a big scale this year!

In other news the boys are all into their finals at hockey with the juniors holding their last games including final and awards.
Jonathan's team won the grand final and were premiers!!!! woohoo....
and Kristofer won his team's coaches award....

This weekend is the U17s grand final so we'll see how that all goes!

Otherwise I have been scrapping, but I need to take photos. As soon as I've done that I will share... if I remember! lol

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cybercrop time...

It's cybercrop time over at Chook Scraps this weekend (though you have until Monday week to get your entries in!) so if you're looking for a challenge or two go and check it out!!!

With sport being the theme of the cybercrops this year, this month we have Horse Jumping. I don't know a lot about this sport, but Sue-Maree does so she came up with the challenges.

Here are my samples...

Challenge 1
Photos I took of Kristofer when we were at the U15 Regional Hockey a couple of years ago when Nicholas played.

Challenge 2
I was looking for my marriage certificate the other week, and looked in the wedding album... my god those layouts are bad!!! so maybe you might see some wedding layouts coming up!

The third challenge was a members choice and I never got a chance to do the sample for that one.

But we have got a DT Challenge - String, an Animal, Texture and use the word HORSE to define things to use, so I used Hearts, Oval tag, Rolled paper, Sanding and distressed Edging.
Do I get bonus points for managing them all?
It's very pink isn't it!

On a personal front, I have 3 weeks of work left. With that I've now registered a business for me to do some graphic arts work from home, so if you know of anyone who wants logo design, or any graphic arts work send them my way!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pretty in Pink

Recently I decided I needed to do some scrapping that was 'just because'!  Something pretty...

So I decided to pull out some of my leftover configuration boxes and create a floating configuration box.

It's all very pretty in pink, black and white with lots of little bits and pieces, lace, pearls and flowers.

I've used the cover for a configuration box with the acrylic insert. The boxes are all left over from the original configuration box I did and the configuration tray that I had done a while ago. 
I've glued the boxes together at various depths and then glued them to the acrylic insert which has been taped to the back of the box and I've used pearl brads as feet.
Creating it this way, it seams as the boxes actually float in the middle of the frame.

I've used lots of little bits and pieces, pearls, muslin, lace and flowers, basically whatever I came across and felt like adding. Then when I finished it all got a light misting of gold glimmer mist to give it a lovely shimmer!

I have to thank the girls at Dusty Attic who sent me some mini bricks that I've been chasing for absolutely ages - it was the one thing I needed to finish it off!!!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Kennedy Ranges

For the past week or so I've been working my way through a mini album. Figured it was time to get back into it and get some of our holiday photos done.

This one was for the photos I took out at the Kennedy Ranges when we were up in Carnarvon a few years ago.

I wanted something interesting on the front and love the look of acetate with the actual cover page under it.

 I've used some Kaisercraft Hunt and Gather range for the pages as the colours worked really well and coloured muslin with the Tim Holtz Distress Stains to match the colours and provide texture. I didn't want to go overboard with embellishments as I didn't want it bulky and I wanted the photos to take centre place.

I'm actually proud of myself for actually making this album using everything from my stash and without purchasing anything for it!!!

Now if the weather would clear up I'll take some photos of a configuration box I completed a little while ago.
Or maybe I need to set up a photo booth to take photos of projects....?