Saturday, September 29, 2012

Beach day is every day!

And it sure is for Kiara - she just loves everything about the the beach.


This layout is based on a sketch from Scraptastic using the fantastic September kit from them. So yummy and summery - exactly what I need today on this freezing spring day.

10 things

I completed this layout based on the sketch at Sketches with a Twist and using the gorgeous kit from Scraptastic.


The twist is to use embossing on your layout, my butterflies have been embossed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Our picnic adventure

Kiara says the other weekend "Mum, let's surprise Lex this afternoon, pack a picnic and go on an adventure!" and who could refuse?!? Being the great secret keeper that she is, she proceeded to tell Alexa, and they both packed up a picnic basket and off we went - to our adventure place: walking along the creek bed at "Old Orana".

Of course what better opportunity to snap a few shots of them, and when my new kit arrived from Scraptastic I knew it would be perfect.



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Colour inspiration - Workout # 76



The challenge is up at ScrapFIT and this time it's a colour inspiration challenge. This one had me stumped for quite some time but I love the way it finally turned out. Here is my example:


Navy, Gray, White – Oh My! This beautiful colour pallet was complied just for you by Diana our Creative Trainer.  Be sure to take the time to fit this workout in this month, you will love the results!

We are offering up a fabulous LowCal FITkit as this Workout's prize! Oh Yeah!

 Don't want to wait for the chance to win this kit well head on over to Paper Issues and pick up your own today and be sure to use FITKIT at check out for 20% off!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dance like no one is watching: Scrapping a BIG photo

I printed this photo of Alexa out a while ago, just onto cardstock. It has been sitting there, just waiting to be scrapped so I just stuck her down onto a beautiful piece of patterened paper with that gorgeous border (that has also been sitting there for quite some time so I don't know what brand it is!) and simply used a strip of Carta Bella border paper and an older border sticker from Basic Grey.

I love how on such a big photo like this one you can pop your title right on there, a spot of journalling and it is done!

I am entering this one into the September Scrap The Girls challenge which is to use action or sports pictures, well, I think she is in "action" twirling around in the bubbles.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Gorgeous Nostalgia by My Mind's Eye

I just love the quality of the papers from My Mind's Eye, and the Nostalgia Kit that is available right now in the Mad About Scrappin' for just $13 sure is a great value buy.

So far I have created two layouts and a card, and there is still plenty leftover for more.


Isn't this lace just divine? It was perfect for embellishing the outer edge of my circle and with the wire enforcement it is easy to manoeuvre. The other thing I love about this one is those doilies, I simply cut them in half and used them as a scallop border underneath the photo mat. All I have added to this kit is the alphas.
Oh, nearly forgot to mention the pearls - just in a string so you can swirl them wherever you want! I love this idea, I just put my glue down wherever I wanted it to go and sat the pearls on top - too easy. I called this layout "A Workday Reminder" as this is the photo I have as my screensaver at work.



  My second layout using this fantastic kit was inspired by the gorgeous quilt that Ma-ma made for Kiara for Christmas last year, all handpieced hexagons. My hexagons are handpieced, too, but somehow I think it took me a bit less time! I love all the beautiful colours in this range of papers, and using them like this showcases them all, and manages to co-ordinate nicely with the colours in Kiara's quilt, too.



And some hidden journalling on a tag tucked behind the photo.


Finally I whipped up a quick card with the leftover scraps on my desk.


 This really is a fantastic kit, so pop over to Mad now to get yours before they are all gone!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trendy Twine - Workout # 75


A new workout is up over at ScrapFIT - and this month it is to feature twine! Here is my layout:





Twine, twine and more twine!  We want to see how creative you can be with twine on this Workout. Create a layout or card that showcases your love of twine.
We have a whole new FITkit for your this month and the winner of this workout will get one for free! 




Its the the Electric Slide-  boogie woogie woogie - its Electric!  This FITkit is filled with paper from the new Everyday Eclectic line and a ton of fun unique embellishments to make a true FITkit! 
Like what you see?  Dont want to wait to see if you the lucky winner this month?
Get your Electric Slide FITkit today at the Paper Issue store!