Friday, October 31, 2008
Janice has been showing me a trick or two.
check this out.
The feathering effect softens the awesome pic so beautifully. And what a great pic of Sarah. She must be so proud of this one and of you.
Love the stitching and the folded corner of the paper.
She says Really enjoying the digi scrapbooking classes with Karen Jennings.This is a layout that Ive done at home doing some of the things I have learnt. I was really happy with the way this turned out.
Well done Janice. Keep em rollin' in.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
heres my page for merediths paint challenge.used cardboard,,but peeled off the.
paper layer so the corrugated bit was exposed,and loaded with paint, not toooo
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I used a piece of corrugated cardboard for the stripes and just a foam paint brush for the top left hand corner.
You have seen Amanda use a glass for circles before and a flick of the wrist for paint splatters - a little hint ... dilute the paint slightly with water to get good splatters and cirlces.
Another technique is to run the paint brush around the outside edge of the whole page.
Go on give it a try and show us your techniques. Include a little explanation of your technique if you think it might help the rest of us to try something new.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
who has subbed their heritage LO to SBM sub call??!!
I would love to see your work in print.
I know of one chickie who subbed and has been accepted. TWICE. I'll let her 'out' herself on here when she is ready. ;D
**edited by Tiff to add**
Congrats to Maryanne. She has given me the ok to toot her name out loud.
WAHU to U
The class ...
Transparency Booklet Class
By Meredith Treloar
Cummins Institute Supper Room
4th November, 2008
10:30am - 3:00pm
Meredith will be teaching us how to create this amazing booklet utilizing transparency, overlay's, Kraft paper, felt, brads, buttons, lace cardstock, alpha stickers along with a hint of patterned paper. We will be utilising the Cuttlebug for embossing & die cuts.
Including Kit and Class
The kit includes:
2 x Jump Rings
1 x Heavy Transparency Overlay
1 x Patterned Paper
1 x Black Bling
1 x Kraft Cardstock
1/2 Bazzill Cardstock
1 x Carolee Creations Cardstock Alphas
1 pkt Scenic Route Alpha Stickers
2 x Heidi Swapp Glossy Hearts
1 x Sheet HSP Mini Graph Overlay
1/2 Sheet Lace Cardstock
Remember to bring along something to nibble and a drink or two to celebrate the Melbourne Cup.
If you can't make the class please do not hesitate to drop in for a browse of our extensive range of scrapbooking supplies, a chat and a drink.
Bring along your most elegant hat (or may be not so elegant) and win a prize.
We look forward to catching up with you on Tuesday, 4th November.
From the Girls @ the Shabby Chic Shack.
Monday, October 27, 2008
much. Your pen dots look fantastic at angles to the photo...like a little shadow or two back there! The ribbon looks made for this page!
And damn you using that vine rub-on again!!!!!!!!! Love it!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
my real submission for the challenge. I photographed my page and realised that
the black dots dont stand out so I went over them in white pen and it looks
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I love how you are totally grasping the whole 'less is more' and your page looks so clean and yet so perfect. Well done!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Cummins is having a Christmas stocking comp. It will be held 3rd 4th and 5th of Dec in The Cummins Hall
Finishing with a craft goods fair on the 5th.
Scrap n chat are hoping all scrappers out there will scrap a stocking for display for the comp and you will probably be able to sell them
More details later
On the 12th nov at scrap n chat I will have available mdf stockings available to scrap
I need you to let me know if your interested asap so I can cut out stockings in various sizes for you
There may a small fee to cover my time, recycled mdf with holes may be $2 a stocking but this shouldn’t matter as you will cover with paper, new mdf may be more like $5
Please let me know as soon as you can so I can start cutting away.
Scrap away the night, go for a dawn buster (I am), bring all your stash, pjs and a swag or go home when u are ready.
The girls are supplying pizza tea, the venue, goodies from the shop for retail therapy, and breakfast (toast and toppings). BYO drinkies and panadol
Email Tiff for Brigitte's S phone number to book yourself in.
I'm not sure of start time. When I find out I'll edit this post to add it in.
**edited to add 6pmish start**
Nearly my last outing before becoming a Harvest Widow, so I'm gonna make it a good one.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
my personal challenge to all you 'heritage' chicks.
because u all do it so well I challenge u to sub it to SM for their vintage sub call.
right click on your file on your computer.
say yes to make the pic smaller
email address to send it is
in the subject line type in heritage sub call
write to Sharryn. briefly point out any points of interest
thank her for her time.
you usually get an answer back within the week either yes or no.
nothing to lose.
give it a shot
i dare ya!!
double dare to Sandra. wink wink
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I have just been through to comment on them and it took ages ;-)
Thank you for joining in on the challenges and I hope we can have some fun with the new format for the challenges too.
Keep up the great work.
The She page is VERY OLD but another example of dots. You do not have to use black cardstock here - it looks equally effective on any colour. Just ensure the colour pen will stand out strongly against the background.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here is another vintage layout jsut finished tonight. Unfortunately my scanner leaves a dark mark right down the middle.... quite annoying.
This is Lucy May Cleaver...Garry's maternal grandmother. Love this photo... just love the hat and hair even though I feel like tucking that stray hair in! and how old fashioned is the hanky in the hand?? the layout was based on sketch number 106 from pencillines.
This was a great challenge.. great to see lots of participants... but where is yours and Merediths???
Monday, October 20, 2008
I love how she has rotated the whole thing. That little line of stitching there along the bottom, the 'meredith' inspired heart, and the vine. Just lovely. And i know they are special photos for a total rev head lover!
Next up was Maryanne who sent in another vintage page - boy this girl has totally got the look going and does it sooooooooooooooo well. This page is very cute - and I really like how you did the journalling. It sounds fantastic.
next up we had Karen's email with a another vintage page. This is a photo of her mum on her first day of school! What was she carrying Karen? This is great - i love all the extra bits - the dymo, lace, hydrangea and pins. The tears in the ledger paper ..........all lovely. It has a very 'amanda' feel to it so i feel quite honoured Karen (even if you didn't mean to!)
finally we had an email from Lisa! This is another page from her Mum's album that Lisa is working on so it is in those same tones. The album must look amazing!
I know in your email you said that you were struggling with the 'white space' on this one but i think it is absolutely perfect. I did actually say 'wow' when i opened your email. I really do think this page is fanstastic Lisa...........you dont need to add anything more! That metal baby sign looks like it was made just for your page - it sets it all off beautifuly.
Thanks everyone for participating. I know you will agree that part of having this blog is about sharing and inspiring each other...... we can't do that without all your wonderful works so dont be shy and keep them coming.
Also if you drop by dont forget to comment on the pages seen in here. EVERYONE loves getting comments on their work so please leave a little comment - you never know your words might make someones day :)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Have been a bit busy (as normal) and will be away from tomorrow till late Tues night. So by then the new challenge would have been posted and I have missed this one.
I will try to catch up to it at some point down the track.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So let's go scratching through all our piles of albums, because this challenge is to scrap a layout of a old photo or photos. We have all got a photo or two of our parents or grandparents, or choose a favourite old photo, for whatever reason .... there's a story behind everyone of them.
So please share your pages with us, and photos from 40 years ago or more.
Here's one i have done,
And this came about, when Rob's Dad was in for a cuppa one morning and he stopped at my family photo board and started telling me how this picture of him, his mum & sister was taken in 1942, while his Dad was away at war. So whammooo......there grew an inspiration. I even found amongst my bits n bobs some military buttons to add to the page.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
For something different - i washed the colours out alot in photo shop, and i think it zooms the attention into Jacob's infectious smiley face - which i must add - is a rare moment capturing a photo of him actually smiling!! So this is one of those precious moments!!
I have also been scrapping some vintage pages over the past few weeks. Digging out those old special photos. This page was scrap-lifted from a Scrap Trends magazine, but i aged it more with inking and tearing.
So i will be pretty quiet for the next coupla weeks now, so will be hoping to see some of all your recent pages to keep me a buzzing!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
click on the link and act now!!
It'll be worth it.
Sandra has just done it by moving into her new creative space. Some of us just need a kick up the bum to get started.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This layout was inspired by a layout by Jane Jones.. I just tweaked it a bit.
(lol wasn't going to enter anything into the show... but seeing as I haven't missed a challenge yet............not going to miss one now!)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I used sketch No. 103 of Ayako Katayama, from pencil lines - which this is my first visit to this site before and it is VERY inspiring!!!
and with the 'orange' element added to the challenge, it was ideal for my summer time/ sun setting type of photo. You wouldn't beleive i took these photos last summer, and was planning to scrap them at LAST years retreat!! I do get around to them eventually!!!
Because the layout was already 'thought out' for me, i had fun experimenting with new techniques for me, like paint rings, using the co-ordinations cardstock - srunching and sanding it, as well as playing with different fonts.
Good Challenge Amanda!!