Friday, October 31, 2008

Kiwi Jack me Up - October

Margo Thomas has been Jacked this month and with one day spare I have done my Jack with Papers I only got in the mail yesterday....I really should use older ones :)

Here is my Jack

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sketchbook Fortnightly Sketch

So after some help from Hannah (thanks Hannah) with the gallery I have set my first fortnightly sketch as a contributor over at The Sketchbook.  I decided on a multi photo one and used the photos of the tiger cubs from our recent zoo trip.  The sketch worked with these as the photos were taken long distance.

Heres my Sketch

and here is my layout

Here is my post at The Sketchbook

Upload your layout into the gallery to be in to win an awesome RAK from Adrienne at SBO.
Also check out Sketchbook on Friday for a Friday night challenge and the new celebrity guest will be announced next week.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little Shop Of sketches Sketch no 24

Here is this weeks sketch - this is my last layout for Little Shop of Sketches - its been great - thanks Tanya Leigh - there is a designer starting next week - so be sure to check the Little shop of sketches out.

My Layout - I went a bit crazy with glimmermist on the background :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scrapbook dreams October Sketch challenge

I have not done many layouts recently. I have been very busy at the Scrapbook Dreams forum with ATC's, Inchies and a circle Journal (my first one) so decided to do the October Sketch. It is a multi photo sketch with the theme been Collections and as my collection of home made teddy bears is packed away I have done a layout with my scrapbooking products collections and instead of photos have used the products themselves.

Here it is:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little shop Of Sketches Sketch 23

This is my second to last layout as a designer at little shop of Sketches:
Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout - I love how it has come out and I love this photo of Katie her personality just shines through.

Scrapbook dreams Inchie Swap Canvas

Well I have got my Inchies from the swap and have put them on a black canvas without adding anything extra. An Inchie is a like a 1 inch square Artist trading card. We did 3 inch inchies in a black and white scheme. Thanks ladies for your lovely creations. Here is the Canvas (mine is the prima paintable Heart with the creative label on it:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Whoo Hoot wednesday

I haven't whoo hooted for a while got a few whoo hoots from recent weeks

Becoming a contributor at Sketchbook and having some amazing comments about it from a lot of people - thank you so much - I am really looking forward to being on the team and hopefully inspiring a lot of people.

Sending a layout to Basic grey for the first time and it was accepted for their gallery.

Rejoining friends of the zoo and having a family outing there on Sunday (ended up only me and the boys after an hour as Katie was having a horrible day so Andrew went shopping at St Lukes with her but we wont go there.)

Seeing the tiger cubs at the zoo - they are so cute and their paws are so big!! - They share my birthday too - 12th of June!! Tigers are my favourite animal.

Getting my inchies from my inchie swap at Scrapbook Dreams - it was a black and white three inch inchie swap. They are gorgeous and have put them on a black canvas (will post a photo soon) and signed up for the next one a rainbow one. Thank you so much Ladies!

Thats all I can think of now - ooh and its late - I haven't had my nightcap (and my banana bread I baked today) and I was going to do more scrapping - oh well - tomorrows another day - have a great week everyone

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Recent Guest Sketch Designer Layouts.

Well before finding out about my contributor role at Sketchbook I put my name down to two forums to be a Sketch Designer one at Stampin Scrap for October two layouts and two sketches using some of the product from Stampin Scrap shop - the other forum is Scrapbook Dreams. Great practice for the contributor role.

So first two are Stampin scrap and last one is for Scrapbook dreams (done very quickly this afternoon).

Friday, October 17, 2008

My News....

I have some awesome news - I have been chosen to be a Contributor at The Sketchbook. I applied a few weeks ago and was a little surprised when chosen. I am going to be helping out a very talented lady Megan who developed the site only a few months ago and it has grown rapidly. I am joining forces with the amazingly talented Hannah, Annelie, Rachel and Lara as a fellow contributor alongside Megan.
The Sketchbook is an awesome forum with fortnightly challenges, Friday night challenges , Celebrity challenges (this month it is Layle Koncar from Scenic Route) as well as bigger contests like the recently completed Sketchbook Olympics. I am really looking forward to working with the ladies - Thanks Megan.

Sadly to do this I have had to give up the last three months of my designer role at Little shop of Sketches - two more weeks to go. I have enjoyed doing the layouts for the sketches Tanya Leigh provides and has been a great introduction to the wider scope I will have at The Sketchbook. There is exciting things afoot at Little Shop of Sketches and Stampin Scrap with a new designer next month and the 12 Days of Christmas contest in December as well as more stock at the Shoppe. Thank you so much for the opportunity you gave me Tanya Leigh and wishing you all the best with your shoppe and site - I will still be visiting to see all the inspiration .

Little Shop of Sketches - no 22

Here is the sketch for the week a great one to show the progress or growth of something or someone

Here is my layout - it is of Brendan who turns eight in a month!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Little Shop of Sketches - no 21

Another week has rolled round and here is the sketch

and here is my layout

Just another reminder the Stampin' Scrap Shop is now open and here is the link

Paper Pesto 4th layout

Here is the fourth layout using Octobers Kit - this is my favourite. I loved this kit and everyone including Kate from Paper Pesto have made some lovely comments about my layouts thanks so much. Look forward to the next Paper Pesto kit as I'm definitely renewing my subscription - awesome Kits.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A layout to share and an acceptance

Well the other day I was doing some scrapping and decided to do a layout using the ambrosia range of papers and element stickers by basic grey and ended up using four of the papers (including the background and a few element stickers) and once it was done I decided to see if basic grey would put it up in their gallery yesterday and today I had an email saying it was accepted - Im stoked as I have never submitted before. Well here it is -one of my favourites:

Monday, October 6, 2008

...and third layout for Paper Pesto

Here is layout number three

Some layouts to share

Just a couple of layouts to share for a couple of challenges
Sketchbook fortnightly sketch

Scrapbox Monthly Sketch - love the ambrosia range from basic grey

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Second layout for Paper Pesto

Heres my second layout for Paper Pesto - a boy layout this time and fairly easy and quick to do.

Friday, October 3, 2008

First Reveal for Paper pesto

Here is the first layout I did as guest designer for Paper Pesto. I really enjoyed doing this layout and the little mirror was perfect.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christophers layouts

As I said before here is my little five year olds creations. I just gave him the stickers, papers and photos and did them on his own - other then the words at the bottom of the pirate one. They are cool hey?

Love they way he included a page from his colouring book in this one:

Lots of hole punching here

Cool effects with my threading water punch:

and heres Katies (4) creations - she likes pulling hers apart!!

Whoo Hoot Wednesday

Its Wednesday again and half way through the first week of holidays and its whoo hoot time...

My big whoo hoot is my box of goodies arrived from Paper pesto on Friday for me to use as a guest designer - its a lovely kit very pretty and I have done six layouts with it and also will do the mini book that is with it with the leftovers (half done). I have only added a few things from my stuff mainly alphas and a couple of bits of cardstock. When I first looked at the kit I thought it was very girly but two of the layouts are boy ones. Check out their blog in the next week or so for my layouts and other designers layout - the full kit details are up too.

Getting another lovely pack of papers etc from Scrappin Patch including my rak for winning their challenge. Yes they enabled me again by offering a $20 voucher to spend in November or December for being a subscriber to their newsletter.

Getting a very cute xmas tree stamp and bling arrow from Julia at Scrapbox for being the sole entrant in the first colour challenge they set.

I'm a host for an ATC swap at Scrapbook Dreams have a look here close off is the 10th of October.

A whoo hoot for Christopher he is a scrapbooker too - at five he loves doing his scrapbooking and he does really well - I will have to take a photo or two of his creations and post them up - I think he did four today!! He is really into colouring in too and its a rainbow of colours eg a rainbow coloured lightning McQueen - soo cool. Kaitlyn and Brendan also do a little scrapbooking too. Brendan whipped up a very quick cool diorama? today too for his grandad where he is having a sleepover tonight.

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 20

Well no 20 has rolled around quickly at theLittle Shop Of Sketches. Here is the sketch and you have until the 8th of October to upload your sketch at Stampin' Scrap to be in the draw to win a rak.

and here is my layout

And talking about Stampin' Scrap - Tanya Leigh has opened up Stampin' Scraps online shoppe - check it out with your first order you get 10% off - here is the Shoppe - and no I haven't bought anything my budget has way gone for this pay month.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sneak peeks Paper pesto Guest designer

Heres a few of sneak peeks for three projects I have done so far for my spot as guest designer for Paper pesto. Octobers Kit is awesome - shabby chic scrappers will be in their element and great goodies for any scrapbooker.

Sketchbook Olympics

Well this was the final week and the challenge was Archery - we had to include a bullseye (or more) and at least one arrow. The results won't be known until later in the week so far I'm forth. Its been an awesome contest and the layouts produced are amazing. Heres my layout: