I have found a little bit of time this weekend to make a few more cards. Some are for Father's Day - for DH, my Dad, my Stepdad and my Father-In-Law! I am thinking about taking a few others into work and selling them. I hope you all have a bit of time this weekend to create too!
What is going on? I am quiet for months and then two posts in two days! LOL...
Sandie has a blog challenge this month and I thought I would join in the fun! I have made three cards, all which feature her handmade daisies (which need to be included somewhere on the project...) You can find out more information here!
The images are very bright and a little dark as it is heading towards late afternoon, but I wanted to get them up today. I am going crazy with flowers and my stapler!
I can't believe that months have passed since I last blogged! The weeks are just passing me by. I had some time to myself last night and took up Helen's challenge over at LSBS to make as many cards as you can, but only using one piece of bazzill and one piece of patterened paper (and as much card stock as you need). So I raided my stash for some embellies I had not used in a while and came up with this set of eight cards.
Thank you to Sandie who sent me some gorgeous daisies as a RAK. I was able to finally use them and add them to two of my cards! You can find the daisies on her blog - the link is just on the left. Thanks for looking!
Hi everybody! It has been a busy few weeks! I have begun a full time job in childcare and am lucky enough to work at the same centre my youngest daughter attends. This means I can have a sneaky peek when it is nap time - she is so cute! I have also enrolled in a TAFE course related to my new job. I have still found some time for scrapping and will upload some photos later in the week. I am working on a Cosmo Cricket laceup chipboard album and would love to make some cards this week too! It is my daughter's birthday today so we are looking forward to a fantastic day! Wishing everybody a wonderful week!
I have been very lucky to have had some time over the past few days to create and complete some challenges posted at the Little Scrapbook Shop for the May Cybercrop... I think this has been the best cybercrop yet! The challenges have all been amazing and I wish I had more time to do them all. I am so happy when I have time to create and play with my stash. I am constantly amazing by the talented Design Team there... their work, creativity and imagination blows me away! I love looking through the gallery to see what we have all come up with. It is a beautiful thing when so many people create beautiful layouts, cards and albums for themselves and their family.
I made two layouts and an album cover in a 6" x 12" size. I love working in this size! I have never tried it before, but I will again. I used some new Basic Grey papers and stickers, K&Co chipboard, my favourite Autumn Leaves stamps, flowers and bling. The last image is the album cover and it is called "Our Girls".
If you want to see the cutest dog *ever*... head over to my bestie's blog, Shelee, to meet Miss Holly! Miss Holly is a beautiful chihuahua long hair x mini foxie puppy and she is simply adorable! Talk about a beautiful puppy! I can't wait to meet you! You can meet her here!
Here are some cards and an OTP I have been working on... I made the Kaiser Handbag a little while ago, but only just thought of taking a photo of it and adding it here. I used Kelly Panacci paper and lots of flowers, ribbon, tags and brads!
I made the cards using the Basic Grey Two Scoops paper. I added my favourite stamp, flowers, bling and pearls. The first card is based on one that Scrapmanda made for me for my birthday. The card she made for me was stunning! Thank you Scrapmanda! Here is the link from her blog to another for the card instructions. The card I made was sent to Granmargaret for her birthday!
I wish you all a fantastic weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!
This morning I finished a set of birthday index cards that I have been working on over the past few days. I made this for my MIL for Mother's day. The step by step was created by Deanne at the LSBS. You can find more info here
The cards are cream IRL, although they have green tinge in the photo. I love stamping and layering flowers and embellishments, so this was a beautiful project to work on. I have set the eyelets, so I can pop them on a ring and add some ribbon, ready to send. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration Deanne!
Here is the card set that I made for the challenge! I had so much fun making these cards, especially embellishing and layering the flowers. They will become Mother's Day and Birthday cards.
I also caught up with Shan and Kerryn at my LSS. They were at a crop, so I stopped by for a chat and a shop. They are such lovely and funny ladies! I am looking forward to the next time I can crop with them again!
I am very proud to be an Australian! I am thankful for those who have fought in the past and continue to serve today for the safety of our nation and its people. Seeing the dawn services and marches throughout the day (on TV) was fantastic and when the girls are a little older we would like to attend dawn services too. Caitlyn's primary school had a lovely service yesterday morning. I think over the past few years there has been a revival of interest in the ANZAC story and the legacy it leaves us today. There seems to be more media coverage and I think that is a really positive indication that the ANZAC spirit will live on.
Today I wanted to share a little album that I made. The challenge was to create and scrapbook a Paperbag Album. This challenge was created by Bella at the LSBS. As you can probably tell, there are no paper bags in sight! The supermarket didn't have any, so I improvised and bought some pre-printed manilla folders. I have cut one folder in half, taped them together with the patterned side showing and scrapped away! These photos show Caitlyn and I enjoying toffee apples. I love the bright colours in the photos and the embellishments and I was also able to play with my new Autumn Leaves stamps! Thanks for looking!
Today I am thankful for the lovely ladies over at the Little Scrapbook Shop for allowing me to link to their blogs and making this blog newbie look a little bit more popular! LOL... I have to say over at LSBS I am in good company with extremely talented, creative and inspirational ladies! The gallery is always full of beautiful cards layouts too! Thank you for the lovely comments you have all left for me... it has made my blogging experience that much better! I can see why blogging is addictive, I was up in the middle of the night thinking about what I can add to my page! I am looking forward to reading blogs and leaving comments too.
Quote for today, just because I feel like it! "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is my first post so I wanted to make it special! Lately I have been thinking about the simple day to day things that make me smile... the simple pleasures in my home, my family and in my life. I have begun a list and I am hoping to create a little scrapping layout in my journal. Here are a few of my simple pleasures...
Rainy days Sleeping in A nice glass of port Hugs and snuggles from the girls Fresh flowers in the kitchen Taking photos Reading a scrapbook magazine
Once you start to think about it, there is alot to be thankful for!