Monday, December 31, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL & a scrapping year in review

I am into buttons as well now heres alayout of Kaitlyn looking cute.

I finally did a page of the boys first meetig and after I took the photo noticed I left out a word in the journalling oh well we make mistakes.

My favourite layout for today and not difficult to do using up almost the last bit of Paper Pesto December Kit and American craft chipboard letters. I couldnt think of a title and Carol gave me this one - thanks Carol.

Happy New Year Everyone and hope you all had a good Christmas. The above layouts were created at Scrapbook studio last friday where I went and met Carol and had a Mini crop there. I spent more money and now I am interested in doing albums of the size 6 X 12 as that what Carol was working on and hers is looking great and it looks like a nice quick way to do say a milestone album. But they will have to wait as I am hoping to get a cutting machine like the robocraft this year.

I have counted up my layouts I have done since I started 19 months ago and it is 205 so quite a lot. I have also done 4 mini albums and about 10 OTP items not all photographed as Iforgot to take a photo before giving them away. This is such an awesome hobby and I am really enjoying it. I have also tried out for three design teams (Scrapbook studio, NZ Scrapbook and Scrapbooker and Co) but missed out on them but the scrappers that are on these design teams are extremely talented and I love their work. I really think my style has improved in the last six months since SENZ where I won a Paper Pesto kit and I discovered online forums and Challenges and got well and truely hooked. In the next year my to do list is to do a mini album of our wedding day using Paper Pesto November Kit which I havent touched, possibly some mini milestone albums of the kids and some layouts for my BOM and also start an album for Andrew.

Oh well enough of my rambling - all the best for the new year.

Friday, December 28, 2007


SCRAP THERAPYS PART Eight was to keep it simple a bit tricky for me as I like to fill my page! Kaitlyn loves her new teaset and my new buttons matched it perfectly..

Scrap therapy part seven - Ngaire Bartlem

SCRAP THERAPYS part seven of Scrapping with the stars was to do a layout , tag or OTP project incorporating a tree. I decided to do an OTOP Xmas Tree to match my kiwi centrepiece I did for Scrapbook by designs Cybercrop .

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

123 December Challenge

Here is my take on this challenge - the criteria was

1) Mixed alpha title I have used Cosmo cricket and KB chipboard alphas.

2) Christmas Photo - picture of katie in xmas shirt

3) hand stitching - green thread scallop around the gems on the edge

The patterned paper is

Rhonna Farrer - Glittery Swirl which I cut out with my new fiskar precision cutter scissors which Santa bought me so easy to use.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Aussie scrapjack December 2007 SARAH VAN WIJCK

Here is my take of the jack of SARAH VAN WIJCK at aussie Scrapjack the boys were exhausted after a day of running around and horseriding and fell asleep in the car on the waty home so peaceful!! A very simple layout for me isnt it a bit of a challenge to stop with this but it has come out alright

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

NZ Dare No 36

"Right – here’s the DARE - We Dare you to scrap a saying which has special meaning in your family; something future generations might look back on & smile about! It could be a quote or saying you use frequently, (or something your mother says which you have found yourself saying now!); or words someone in your family have made up which are repeated and have become a unique part of your family life, even nicknames"

Doing this almost on the last Day. this Layout is about one of my nicknames for Christopher - he is an extra cuddly little man to his parents alittle shy with others and I started calling him my cuddle bunny- he now calls me his cuddle bunny too - isnt that sweet

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Scrap Therapy Round Six recent photo and recently purchased paper

One night Christopher took a particular long time to go to sleep and when I went upstairs to have a drink there he was asleep on top of the stairs kids can sleep anywhere! this is my layout for part six Scrapping the stars at Scrap therapy. There are some awesome layouts there.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Scrapbooking by design monthly challenge

This is my second go at the challenge using a heidi swapp mask for the first time my girl has become a sceamer groan!!

I enjoyed doing this challenge that you had to use paint on your layout. I rolled paint on the cardstock and painted the chipboard letters to match. Other then the not great photos I am very happy how this turned out.

Jack me up dare

This was a great dare to use up some more photos that need cropping. This is Brendans second Xmas which was a bit busier then his first. Thought I would do the challenge early as school Holidays are coming up. great Challenge.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Scrap the Girls Challenge

Thought I would have a go at this challenge and did this layout - you had to use bling and butterflies. I used belle flowers for the wings and Kaisercraft Rhinestones for the body and black pen for the details. Simple but effective.

final cybercrop Challenges at scrapbooking by design

This was for Fayes Challenge - to use mixed photo sizes and have a star or stars on the layout great for photos that need cropping.
And last but not least Louises Challenge to use a title or line of a popular christmas carol as the title.
What a great cybercrop I think the last two challenges are voted by Forum members so have to wait and see. I was lucky enough to win the sketch challenge and the OTP project and getting a few layouts on Xmas done is awesome.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Scrap therapy Cybercrop 7th of december.

Scrap therapy is having a cybercrop this weekend friday the 7th click on the above blinkie to have a look see. Their December challenge is up too. Have a go.

Xmas cybercrop at scrapbooking by design

Here is my creation for Heidis OTP challenge for a centre piece for the xmas table. It is a very kiwi Xmas centre piece because I am so grateful to be a kiwi.

Here is my take for Liannes challenge to use non traditional xmas colours on a xmas layout.

Here is my take on Kellys sketch using mostly the beautiful december paper pesto kit . I won this challenge which was an added bonus.

Moniques challenge was to make a humourous card and my inspiration was the news item a couple of weeks ago that santa shouldnt be allowed to say HO HO HO what next?

What an awesome cybercrop it really got my mojo going. I have completed four of the six challenges and won a prize for my sketch take (some heidi swapp clear stamps) isnt that great nice to have some more layouts done too. Will post the other two layouts later in the week.