Monday, 29 June 2009

2 New LO's...Including a Double!

Another share from me tonight, 2 new LO's. The first one I completed was a double LO, which I haven't done any of for a long time. (I now remember why! lol) This LO was the last of the SBT50 CC challenges, where we had to use our answers from an earlier quiz and include them on our LO as journalling. The questions were all relating to the month of May. We also had to use at least 3 photos and a product or two from our favourite store. (I had nominated my2angels.)

"Moments in May" - LO completed for "Quiz Answers Challenge" for the SBT50 June CC.

The second LO I did was for one of the SBT50 June challenges - the sketch challenge. (View the sketch here.) I decided to remain as true as I could to the sketch, and as such, was taken out of my current comfort zone, with my LO ending up very symmetrical! This LO reminded me of just how much my style has evolved and also that I don't really like neat and even any more! I am fairly happy with the result though, and really love the colours.

"Us" - LO completed for SBT50 June sketch challenge. Pic is of Shannon & I celebrating my 30th birthday.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Another LO!

Just a quick share from me of another LO I've done for the SBT50 "Tiaras & Crowns" Cyber Crop. This one was a colour challenge, and we were provided a palette of "grunge" colours and asked to choose 3 to do a grunge LO. I chose black, brown and red. Having never done a grunge LO before, I made a list of techniques and elements used in grunge before I started. I then tried to incorporate as many as I could. Techniques I used included tearing, scrunching, distressing and inking. Elements included metal, corrugated cardstock, mesh, a 'ransom' style title, and a black & white photo. (We also had to use our SBT50 avatar pic as the photo.) I really enjoyed this challenge and am happy with how it turned out.

"The Key to My Heart" - LO completed for challenge # 3 (grunge colour challenge) of the SBT50 June CC.

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by the lovely Anthea! Here goes...

8 things I look forward to:
going to bed
my holiday to townsville in october
getting a haircut
finishing all the LOs I want to do this month
warmer weather
taking Brielle to the park
going out for a night

8 things I did yesterday:
got up early
scrapped a LO for a CC challenge
made Shannon cook his own dinner
talked to my sister on the phone
took Brielle for a walk
more washing
made a pudding for dessert
spent too much time on the computer

8 things I wish I could do:
sleep in every day
get out of debt
shop for scrap supplies with no budget
scrap without interruptions
get my hair and nails done
go on a family holiday
move to a bigger place
rid the world of child and animal abuse

8 things I've watched lately:
State of Origin (go Qld!)
All Saints
The Footy Show
Play School
In the Night Garden (unfortunately)
Thank God You're Here

8 people who I tag:
I am not tagging anyone, as most of the people I stalk (ahem), I mean visit, have already been tagged. (You may all breathe a collective sigh of relief now!)

Monday, 22 June 2009

Exciting News!

I just had to share my exciting news! I have been named as a Creative Team Member for a fabulous new sketch blog called Scrapability Sketches. The blog has been developed by Rebekkah Mitchell, a very talented sketch designer, and is perfect for scrappers looking for some inspiration. The first sketch has already been posted and I am looking forward to sharing my first LO as a member of the team for July. I must admit, I am very proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and applying for a CT position and really look forward to the challenges it will bring! So for anyone else who may be considering having a go at something they never thought possible, I say GO FOR IT!!! You never know...

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Cute PJ pic!

Just had to share this pic of Brielle in her "big girl" PJs I took the other night. So cute!!!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

A couple of CC challenge entries!

I have managed to complete another 2 challenges for the SBT50 Tiaras & Crowns CC. The first was for a "Cook Off" Challenge, where we were asked to select 5 ingredients from a list provided. Each ingredient was then matched to a technique or element we had to include on our LO. My criteria was 1 word title, inking, fabric & ribbon, journalling and circles, no more than 4. The most difficult part of this for me was the fabric, as I don't have any fabric lying around. I did manage to find some felt scraps and used those.

"Star" - LO created for SBT50 "Cook Off" Challenge. Journalling reads - 'You love music & dancing. You saw this microphone at a birthday party and loved it. You're such a STAR!'

The next challenge I completed was an Off The Page challenge. The item had to be for our "drama king or queen" so I chose to make a treasure box for Brielle. (For her royal jewels of course!) I chose to use my favourite colour combo of pink and black and now it's finished I'm thinking of keeping it for myself...

"Treasure Box" - created for the SBT50 June CC "OTP" Challenge.

Monday, 15 June 2009

1, 2, 3 Challenge entry & a cool photo!

Just a quick share from me tonight. I completed a LO for the 1,2,3 Challenge Blog today. The criteria was to use fabric, handstitching and buttons. I must admit, I was really intimidated to submit it after I saw the standard of work there, but am happy with how it came out.

"Easter 2009" - picture of Brielle wearing her bunny ears on her first Easter.

I also have to share this photo I took this afternoon out the front of our place as a storm rolled in. (You can see the top of Mount Coolum in the background.) Sometimes nature is stunning in her fury...

Sunday, 14 June 2009

A scrapping share!

Just a quick scrapping share from me! I am currently participating in the "Tiaras & Crowns" CC happening over at SB Top 50 and there are some great challenges and prizes on offer. Added to this is the great range of monthly challenges for's scrappers heaven there at the what to do next?

Here's my share...

"Royal Dummy Spit" LO created for challenge # 1 of the SB Top 50 June CC. It was a colour challenge, and I chose red & purple. Also had to include a crown charm supplied by my2angels. Photo is of Brielle during a recent tantrum.

"Happy Birthday Little Princess" card created for challenge # 2 of the SB Top 50 June CC. Had to use same colours as 1st challenge to create a birthday card. Also had to include charm from my2angels.

"Finding Your Feet" LO created for "Make and Bake" June challenge for SB Top 50. LO had to include exact ingredients of 2 photos, 1 alpha, 5 flowers, 8 brads, colour green and word 'new'. (Tick all the boxes!) Photo is of Brielle practising her walking at Coolum Beach.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

On the boardwalk!

It was a beautiful day here today. Much warmer than it has been for the last few days, so we took full advantage and took Brielle for a walk down the boardwalk at Coolum. It turned out to be a great spot for a new walker to test out her ability! She surprised Shannon and I with how well she did and how long she could keep going without stacking it! (Even with shoes on, which she is not used to at all.)
Here are a few of my favourite shots from today...

How cute is my girl??? (And she loves a camera!)

One foot in front of the other...this is easy!

Daddy's girl!

Friday, 12 June 2009

My first blog award!

I received my very first blog award from the lovely Tracy at my2angels. Thanks Tracy!

Here are the rules:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I'm only only a new blogger and don't have that many people to pass it onto, but am going to send it to these people whose blogs I sticky-beak at:







There would be many others if they had blogs!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Runny noses & scrapping!

Well it's been runny noses all round here for the last few days. Brielle has had her first real cold this week and was miserable for a few days. Shannon then came down with it and I am now beginning to feel it coming on. (Oh no, pass the tissues!)
At least I finally managed to squeeze in some scrapping last night and completed the first of the June challenges for SB Top 50. This one was a "Lyric Challenge" and we had to choose a line from a song provided and include it on our page. Mine was "and you won't believe, that girl was me". I really enjoyed this one and am pretty happy with the result.

"1976" - LO of my christening photo completed for SB Top 50 June "Lyric Challenge"

Well the countdown is on to the SB Top 50 "Tiaras & Crowns" June Cyber Crop...only 4 sleeps to go! There is so much that is going to be happening during this CC, with lots of challenges, games & prizes on offer. Can't wait!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Not much scrapping, but I have been baking!

I've done little scrapping for the last few days. Life just seems to have gotten in the way. Every time I go to scrap, there is something else that pops up to distract me. I did manage to complete one LO for the SB Top 50 May Sketch Challenge though. I have also made 3 cards recently (Mothers Day, Shannon's b'day and Deb's b'day). Really enjoyed doing the cards as it was something I could complete in one short sitting. I am kicking myself that I forgot to take a pic of Deb's card though. (Black and yellow - she loved it.)
Brielle had a chance to see her Nana & Poppy last Thursday when they came up the coast for lunch. They took us to Coffee Club and Brielle was great. Sat in the highchair and just ate the entire time...typical! Mum loved her Mother's Day card when I gave it to her (I hadn't posted it as I didn't want it squashed).
I also did quite a bit of baking on the weekend, making a heap of ANZAC biscuits. They were for Deb's b'day and I put them all in a lovely big jar. (It took about 90 biscuits to fill it!) As we are so broke, I thought it would be nice if I made something instead. (Although I did buy the jar.)
I also found out I won a Heidi Swapp craft knife today from the SB Top 50 newsletter - I'm sure I will put that to good use! (I haven't got a decent knife.) Also can't wait to use the new Rose Moka pps I got from MY2ANGELS. They are DIVINE! Check them out here.

"Outakes" - LO created for May Sketch Challenge for SB Top 50. Happy with this - gave me a chance to use some left-over Xmas pics of Brielle.

"Mothers Love" card - Mum loved the BG pp I used.

Shannon's Birthday card - still masculine, even with flowers!