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....?

Saturday, 6 July 2013

That escalated...

...very quickly!!!!
It is now official.
After 23 and a half years I will now be out of a job in 5 weeks, August 9.
I'm glad to have some dates finally and am no longer in limbo. But now I have some decisions to make. I know what it is I want to do, but need to find out some information first but it'll be a major step in taking control of my life.
I do know that I want a break before starting a new job, even if only a couple of a weeks. Just long enough to get my breath and get some jobs done around the house I want to get done like painting and redecorating and getting some work done on the gardens.

I was reconsidering having a blog, but after some thoughts on it, I've decided it's a good place for me to record events and happenings, and to share my scrapping. So even though I might not update regularly I'm going to keep it going. And you never know... I might actually have more time to actually update!

And it's been a very big week all around!

Nicholas has been away at the high school Country Week. This was his 5th and last year attending.
We were very proud to hear that he was a finalist in the Active Achiever Award, though unfortunately he didn't win, just being a finalist was enough!
He was named ESHS Team Captain - woohoo!!!
And he played very very well all week despite having the flu and scored a lot of goals (I lost count!) with a lot of them off short corners and the boys came away with a well deserved win in B-Grade... He's going out on top.
It makes us very proud!

Kristofer has been doing Army Cadets this year, and this week he was promoted from a recruit to Junior Cadet! He's worked hard and it's paid off!

And all the boys have brought home good reports so that's made me very happy!

So 2013 is definately going to be the year of changes and big things!
Bring it on....