Monday, November 17, 2008

Lime Tart new gallery up

November gallery went up over the weekend....I love that all of the kits are so different and that the DT come up with such wonderful ways every month to use all the gorgeous goodies - go on over and have a look at all the amazing work.

This month I was working with the Full Tart.

I got the idea for the first layout from one of cute embellishments in the kit...a little lady bug and remembered I had this pictures of Taylor dressed up at a bug for a school production a few years ago.
Next paper was very floral...but I loved how it worked with all the greens in the photos of Taylor and his cousin Michael.......Finally a layout about Taylor's passion for fishing in any weather.Before I sign off....I don't think I posted the full images of the work I did for Lime Tart with the Half Tart in here they are...

Love this picture of Taylor as a beautiful bald baby in his first paddling pool that had a big whale in the middle of it (can't believe 10 years have slipped by so quickly)Another photo scrapped for the Aussie 2008 album.....usually struggle with anything yellow (don't I Margo!!) but when you are faced with a large bright yellow cartoon character what can you do!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lots of Xmas Fun over at SBO

I promised myself this year that I would try to take part in some of the various competitions that are running (great inspiration to get layouts done) when I saw that
Scrapbookoutlet NZ was running a wonderful competition over on their website called the "Very Sweet SBO Xmas Comp" - had to be in. We are now into week 3 so I thought I'd share with you some of the bits and pieces I have submitted.

Week 1 was to create an advent calendar....I have been keen to have a go at creating one using a metal cookie after trawling through my stash to find all my Xmas bits & pieces this is what I came up with .
Calendar ready to go on 1st December with no magnets on it....used a very bright combo of patterned papers to create the 25 day grid.
"The Devil is in the Detail"....pic below shows some of the individual magnets.
The finished item - Taylor loves it (hope this will become a heirloom xmas piece that will be passed down to his children)....worked on the back of the sheet, so the magnets can stored on the inside until they are brought out day by day.....
Week 2 was creating a set of 3 cards....I really struggle with cards so kept is simple using the same patterned papers for all 3 just changing up the style.
Week 3 was a layout containing a Wish List for pulled out a favourite Xmas photo of my boys from last Xmas and got Taylor to write his list for this year.....short and sweet he only wants one thing - one of the new Lego remote controlled train sets (fortunate really as we may have to mortgage the house to buy this one item...they are pricey).
I had bought a gorgeous piece of Elsie Xmas paper some time back in pink & red and gave it a boy twist by combining it with lots of lime green.

Love this picture of my boys.....we have a tradition of wearing Xmas hats on Xmas day and we pull out our hat collection and add some new ones each year....last year Taylor was a Xmas pudding and Dad was a reindeer.

So pop on over to SBO if you get a chance and have a look at all the amazing work the talented ladies over there are creating....lots of fun and inspiration to be found.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Come and Enjoy some Xmas Spirit

Just a quick post to put out the word that I am running a class in Dannevirke this Saturday 15th November for Tararua REAP...some very keen scrapbooking ladies work for REAP and wanted a class run in town.

I have been very fortunate to have the lovely Andrea at help me source some fantastic product for this class.....
  • New Maya Rd scalloped mini ring binder albums
  • Making Memories Fa La La Xmas paper kits.....
Just we will be creating a heritage mini album recording all those special Xmas memories...and also a quick layout....

Short notice I know but we have a few places left so I wanted to put the word out in case you are free and feel like some scrapbooking fun.

If you want to attend you will need to urgently contact Sue on 06 374 6565 by 3pm on Friday- this class is great value @ $35 and suitable for all skills levels.

So leaving you will a couple of sneaky pics to tempt you further

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tick it off the "To Do List"

Ever since the No8 Wired Dare site went up I have enjoyed watching the challenges and planned to submit a layout - some time....well sometime is now....I finally got around to it.... the challenge was to use birds... there is only one wee bird on this layout but its there....
Speaking of competitions and challenges.....the SBO Christmas Competition was on again this year....and I decided to have a play.......some fab work up on the site for week 1.....week 2 is cards.....crikey those of you that know me know that I am NOT a cardmaker.....but anyway I will have a bash......
Been working with the Lime Tart November Full Tart kit - here are a few sneaks of what I have been up always the kits was packed full of wonderful goodies that all go so well together...

Okay its late and I need to get some beauty sleep...busy day tomorrow....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

Halloween Night was great fun!!! Halloween fell on a Friday this year...we decided to make a night of it and got about 10 families together at my friend Rachel's house (brave women with that many ghosts and ghouls taking over her home -thanks Rach!!!) We had a quick BBQ, games for the kids and lots of the neighbourhood kids popping in to trick or treat.

So here are a couple of pics....first all our kids acting out their various spooky characters!!!
And Kelly R and I, she is Bride of Frankenstein (love how she took down her net curtains for a bridal veil at the last minute to create her costume...that woman thinks fast on her feet)...and I am a Goth Fairy (had lost my wings & wand by this stage and my black lippy had worn off ...but I think you get the picture)

Fiskars Girls Night In

Thanks to everyone who helped in making this a great event and assisted with raising the $1647 (and still counting) for the Cancer Council to continue their fight against the Big C.

Here is my layout created for the event....great to be playing with some pink for a change.

This layout was lots of fun to the fun photo that we had taken at our recent Girls Scrap weekend away and oodles of Fiskars pink to indulge in with a hint of my favourite accent colour - black!!

The new monthly challenge has just been added to the Fiskars blog - you have until the end of November to get your work go on over and see what fun they have in always a great prize from Fiskars to be won.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fiskars Girls Night In Thursday 30th October

The Fiskars Ambassadors are running a fantastic run "Girls Night In" over at their blog tomorrow night - use the Fiskars Ambassadors link (in the right sidebar) to go to the Fiskars blog and join in. There a lots of fantastic fun things happening all night - so don't miss out and make sure you pop in and check it out!!!
Look out for the Girls Night In blinkie to participate in the Silent Auction that is running - this finishes on 30th October at 10.00am EST. There are some fabulous goodies up for auction - beautifully handmade items plus other gorgeous goodies that have been donated. All you have to do is lodge your bid (in Aussie dollars) on the Lot number that you're interested in and thats it....too easy!!!

Here's a sneak peak of a layout I created to celebrate the colour pink!!! This layout will be appear on the blog during the nights events.