Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Loving the challenges

Over at Scrapz at the moment!
Firstly to document the story of the girls' lemon drink stand - they made the lemon drink all by themselves and asked if they could have a stand out the front to sell it - they were mighty surprised when I said yes! And I was even more surprised when they had a lot of customers and made $8.00...

Not sure if you can read the journalling, but the story goes:
Alexa and I were walking out to the car to go to school, discussing how Daddy had lots of meetings to go to this week.
Oh well Mum, she said, that's just part of his life you know.
Yes, I agreed.
And anyway, Queen Elizabeth would want him to.
Well, yes, I guess she would!
Later in the car she added:
That's Queen Elizabeth the second, you know.
Just in case there was any confusion - and this was weeks ago, before the queen was even here! 

And finally Miss Kiara, this was a challenge to have part of the journalling or title on a tag so I gave the Rachael Greig technique a go and love the way it has turned out.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy turning 7!

Kiara celebrated her 7th birthday this week, her birthday was on Tuesday but we had a BBQ for her on Sunday.

And now for some scrappy shares from some great new challenges that are being posted EVERY DAY over at ScrapzBiz and I have been really enjoying them - a great way to get back into the scrapping groove!
They include Scrap it Blind, sketch challenges, colour challenges, inspiration challenges etc etc, and here are some layouts:
This one was a sketch challenge, and I love the way the colours of the papers match in with the tulip.

I think this is the only photo we have of all 6 cousins on this side of the family - not the best photo in terms of lighting etc, but priceless just the same.

This one was a blind scrap, that I think I may have just mucked up right from the start!  So I juggled a few of the pieces to make it turn out okay.

This was another blind scrap, that I just left the last few steps completely off! I couldn't get a third photo to look right, so it is still sitting on the desk in it's cute little frame.

A colour challenge which suited the colours in this pic perfectly.

And a sketch challenge. Just check out the pics of the girls in front of their childcare/OSH care taken three years apart.  Oh my how they have grown!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Long time, no see

Whoops, has it really been that long?
Well, the MIA from me has been due to absolutely no scrapping going on whatsoever for September (not sure why this is, combination of the can't be bothered and the scrapbook bank being full of furniture while the new carpet was being laid (woo hoo)).

So I am finally back in the bank, and a little scrapping has occurred.  Please note that nowhere have I claimed it to be GOOD scrapping, but scrapping it is none the less!

Firstly, a layout for the site Once upon a ... Sketch October 1 challenge:

And secondly for October's 1, 2, 3 challenge which is the word YOU, colour GOLD and LEATHER, SUEDE or LACE - my first thoughts were UGH, but then when this paper arrived it was just perfect!

Seems to be a bit of a pattern going on here with the photos!  Just as well the yellow t shirts match in well with these papers and criteria!

In other exciting scrappy news, the latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine has a great little feature called Easy as 1,2,3 sketch challenge where two talented contributors make a layout and card based on the one sketch - check it out here and if you click NEXT twice you can actually see it!