Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011!!

Another year gone by .... another fulled with challenges different to 2010 and in some ways harder. Kaitlyn settled better at school but still a huge challenge at home bar a few months in the middle of the year where we saw huge improvements which have disappeared again. In myself I feel I have grown heaps as a person - mainly from opportunities I have been given by Scottie Crafts and the scrapping community and by having Andrew been so supportive. 2012 looks like another challenging year again both good and bad challenges so hoping for a good year!

2011 scrapping wise saw me doing my biggest class I have ever done at SENZ, working at shows, meeting Sharon and Cari from Prima at the roadshow was just amazing (felt like I had wings that day), doing 126 layouts, about 10 minibooks, and a handful of off the page items and working with amazing people who are so encouraging! I also was on the team for NZ Paperchase magazine which was interesting as the briefs were not things I would normally do and I am still on the team for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge blog for a couple more months. Another achievement was to get a spot as guest designer for Donna Salazar designs - my first two projects go up on the blog on January the 7th. 

Some of my favourite layouts in 2011:


To all my family and friends all the best for the 2012!!
See you next year.....

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last layouts for 2011!! - Prima Bap and Prima PPP

Well I cannot believe it is the last day for 2011 tomorrow!! This year has just flown by!! Here are my last two layouts I have done for 2011 (I have a couple I can't share yet but will do so soon!!).

This is the Prima Product Pick Palette  - nice and Christmassy!!

2011 December pick

My layout is of Christopher in 2010 when he did a song at camp with his group. He was very shy and cute when he performed.

Decembers build a page sketch was very cool with a multi photo and a banner feature.

2011 December

Here is my layout with Christopher again on his 8th Birthday - so glad I have done a Birthday layout - they are sometimes more difficult to do as you have hundreds of photos to choose from. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge December Sketch challenge

Oops almost forgot to post this one with all the Christmas going ons....

Here is the sketch for this challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Blog:

A very simple sketch, wide open to interpretation.  There must be some resemblance to the sketch in your design.

Further - scrap a favourite recipe – use a photo of the item if you can or wish to. Make sure the recipe is included on the layout!! My layout is about a chocolate cake recipe which never fails and stays moist for days.  I use it for most birthday cakes for the kids and for everyday cakes or muffins too.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Countdown to Christmas (part two)

Here is part two of my Countdown to Christmas Album.

Tim Holtz Numbers, tag by Melissa Frances, Bakers Twine, Prima flower and the Holly Cheery Lynne Die on these pages. Day 14 is a triangle pocket page.

Two more simple pages for Days 16 and 17

Tags , twine, flourishes and flowers on days 18 and 19.

Page 21 and 22 are made from another pocket. 

My final two pages. The bling on page 25 is partially put on transparency so I can add a photo later.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my Countdown to Christmas album.
Don't forget that Scotties still has a sale of 35% of almost everything in store and online until the 23rd of December.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Countdown to Christmas (part one)

In my Scotties design team kit I recieved a Melissa Frances Album kit and some extra goodies to go with it. With the design team kit and a lot of goodies from my scrapbooking products I decided to create a countdown to Christmas for 2012 as have been to busy to start one this December!

Here is my cover that I did using a Melissa Frances frame and a Tim Holtz Reindeer,numbers, lace and baubles and Prima flowers and bling.

Here are the first half of my pages:

More Tim Holtz numbers and metal charm, a Melissa Frances embellishment and tag with a Kaisercraft sticker.

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and number,Cherry Lynne Holly flourish, Martha Stewart Holly Punch, Kaisercraft sticker, Prima flower. Similiar embellishing done on Page 6 and 7.

One of the pages in the Album was a Manilla envelope so it can be used for memorabilia.  embellishments used on this page were bakers twine, Kaisercraft Stickers and Melissa Frances tags.

Using the gorgeous holly Cheery Lynne die again.

Another feature page in the album was a pocket where more memorabilia can be placed.

Loved creating this album will show the rest of the pages soon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge December prompt challenge

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge  for December is to scrap a treasured Thanksgiving memory for you, DO NOT USE THE COLOUR ORANGE anywhere in the layout. Ha ha!! If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving – how about scrapping what you are thankful for, or why not scrap a family reunion or gathering????

Here is my layout using Kaisercraft Secret Society papers:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NZ Paperchase Blog Challenge December

The Next Challenge over at the NZ Paperchase Blog is up and Sonya has set a challenge to
Mess It Up!

So create a page using paints, inks, stamps, distressing and the like using this sketch:

De Sketch challenge
It can be as messy as you like!!

The prize is some gorgeous Prima flowers....

...and a Twiddleybitz Shelf.

This month its all about fun...hope you can join us! Entries need to be in by midnight the 31st of December.