Saturday, January 31, 2009
Isnt this what we tell our kids all the time??? Well now it's your turn to button up.
these very handy little items are sooo popular right now. You will see them on so many LOs atm. (Nicole Pomeroy's 'Love this Girl' in SBM january issue pg 43)
I would love to see what creations you come up with using buttons. Whether you use a button as a centre for a bloom, as an embellishment on the page or to actually button something up on a page or OTP project. Whatever.
you dont have to sew them conventionly on a page. Have a look at SBM Master Toni Crane's LO of 'My Boy' in January's SBM on Pg 121.
I did this one the other night and is very boring compared to Nic's button tree so I will endevour to get another one done this week.
so use some imgination and button up.
Ange is a digi scrapper. And a very talented one too. Check her out in the SBM Vol 10 no. 11, page 64.
Ange is also involved with Elemental Scraps . I am not sure in what context tho. Praps Ange u may like to enlighten us. :)
I got to know Ange thru an online forum and she is one of the most genuine scrappers I've met. EVER. Hopefully with fingers crossed I'll get to met her irl later this year.
I asked her if she had any LO's with a bit of ric rac on it and this is what landed in my inbox.
Looks so real doesnt it. I adore the torn notebook paper and the doodled arrow. And how about those red undies on the outside of her son's (Coban)outfit. I have to admit I am wondering if they are DH's jocks ;)
Thanks so much Ange. Looking forward to seeing your answer to the next challenge.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I have it on my desktop and it always makes me smile....
You would almost swear that he's trying to hide, wondering to himself... (well it HAS to be of the male gender, surely!)
Can they see me???
hopefully it will bring a smile to others too
Challenge (7 Flowers)... it also includes some
Ric Rac so thought I would send it to you for the Ric Rac challenge
What gorgeous hair she has! Love the little flowers and the ric rac. Perfect layering too with the main photo and the papers. Super clever stitching in that circle also!
Janice also sent two amazing pages that she finished for the Xmas challenge i set about a month ago - the one based on the 25 days of Xmas carol. She says:
This is a couple more from your December challenge.Daughter of mine... (6 staples).Matt... (2 hearts).Ive done a few more but thought I would share these 2 with you
WOW WOW WOW Janice, these are stunning! Thanks for taking that mammoth challenge on - not many did so hold your head proud! Fantastic page - i love the green in the daughter page and the red, black and white in Matt's page.... both so striking!
I hope everyone has a smooth transition back into school/kindy tomorrow and with any luck our scrapping mojo will come flooding in!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
and i say ' pffffffffffft'
Your work is always awesome Maryanne. You doubt yourself too much! I love the photos - brilliant and how you chose the papers - they look so NT with the colours! I also think in the second page that your journaling is a great example of how you can say so much without going ott with words or mushy stuff. Brilliant!
I look forward to some more ric rac pages coming my way!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I am hoping like mad that Sue didn't want to do the same as i got an email asking me if i had any yellow ric rac. Ummmmmmmm yep Sue - i sure do!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Gee I had fun!
Loads of procrastination + chardonnay!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
PS: Sue recognise your nephew!!
Hello to you and your family - I hope you had a great Xmas and New Year. It's been flat out for us - good to be home for a rest! LOL!!
I've attached a few pics for the Summer Photos Challenge- was really hard to narrow it down..................
Summer to us is always at Arno Bay (one of these years we might head somewhere else................) We always end up playing croquet on the lawns out the front of the house, so some shots from that too.
And also Fireworks at Cowell between Xmas and New Year. My first time photographing fireworks and pretty happy with how they turned out.
Mmmm, 7 photos!! Sorry, as I said, was hard to narrow it down! I won't be offended if you don't post them all! LOL!
Will hopefully get my scraproom sorted this week and have some scrapping to share soon too!
Love the fireworks shots Lisa and the jetty looks beautiful too! Looks like you would have had a relaxing holiday!!
Thanks for sending in the photos!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
After a small technical glitch I can now bring you Marika's photos for the challenge and then 2 new layouts.
I have attached a couple of photos as well as a couple of layouts. The double page is inspired by a Backy Higgins sketch and the single page is a scraplift from the December Scrapbooking Trends magazine. I hope you had a great Christmas and new year.
A great record of fun times at Port Neill ... good to see a double page with lots of photos! I haven't done a double for ages ... maybe that could be a challenge soon.
Thank you Marika ... glad I could get the photos up for everyone to see.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Just emailing my summer photo challenge, usually summer means BBQs by the pool, but so far this summer our pool has been out of action waiting for a new liner. So Sunday we got cracking, probably not the best place to have the camera and it was really glary (?) and secondly I thought Id attach a LO I managed to do last night. Its of Mitchell getting his Christmas lunch, I thought it could nearly double up as the photo challenge - summer means seafood!!!!
This is fantastic - love the patterned papers, the 'U' (those rubons I still haven't used!!), the journaling strips and the little black flowers! Wow! Makes me feel inspired to scrap!!
Keep those photos coming girls!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
REALLY BAD LAYOUT!!!!!
Here is my entry for the 13th day of Christmas challenge
I have included ALL the elements on one page!
just for a bit of fun :)
Isn't it just awful???
But they are all there... bit of challenge just to find them all!
(The photo was googled)
Have a great night
I'm not so sure about it being a really bad layout ... it looks delicious to me!!!
She said ...
another summer photo from me
Look over our front fence, over to the oval, and spot the cricketers!
During summer its cricket
and in winter its the footy!
I don't know how many times I have looked over from the comfort of our air conditioned house on a stinking hot day and thought to myself....
"silly buggers, playing in this heat!"
cheers for now
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather at last!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Since I am at home I thought I would do Tiff's next challenge and send in a photo.
Summer to me means spending time at the beach… we all look forward to heading to the beach
and usually make a day of it either swimming, fishing or just mucking around in the sand.
One of our favourite spots is Point Drummond….(so many places to go out there …Greens Bay, Hall Bay, The Caves)".
This might be hard to believe but I bought my first ever pair of thongs last Summer!! I grew up with a Dad who disliked them and called them 'Japanese riding boots"!!! They are a great shoe though aren't they!!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
just as well as we are off tomorrow for our annual beach stay.
so another Summer pic for me is my DH in his favourite toy (ehem) machine. Sean just had his last ride for this season and Annie is out there now. Sean took out a banana paddle pop for his Dad and Annie has taken out jelly beans.
Bribery weapons. LOL
Friday, January 2, 2009
When I think of summer I think of barbies!
The kids just love them!
Trish and Fletch came round tonight for a quick impromptu barbie ... which are the best kinds! Didn't think to get the camera out when the prawns went on ... would of been great to have the iconic 'shrimp on the barbie' shot!
Happy New Year to you and the family.
Looks so good Sandra.
Thanks so much girls for being so hot off the block with your photos ... gives us a bit of action on the blog!
"hi meredith have sent 3 photos, but you dont have to put all on blog.Have been fiddling in photoshop with these. summer for me atm is a holiday, and these are some shots from our trip so far.
1.swimming pool at katherine,
2.boys at simpsons gap at Alice Springs
3.loved this bus in coober pedy, an advertisement for an art gallery!
hope you had a great christmas.[and hope I havnt overloaded your internet].
Firstly we have Coober Pedy ...
And then swimming at Katherine ...
Wow that pool looks inviting!!
Trish said ... "Hi Meredith. Nothing means summer more than stewing home grown apricots. Yummo.
Coincidentally, I have just been having a chat with some friends about making jam and one, Ingrid, said that her Dad puts a whole lot of marbles in the pot (like 20 or so) when he makes jam to stop it sticking on the bottom!! Then Ingrid went on to say that she had also tried forks!! Yes folks you read correctly ... forks!! Any one else heard of marbles or forks??? Ingrid was a bit worried as she had less marbles than she started with in a recent batch of mulberry jam ;-)