Friday, July 30, 2010

Misting Mayhem - Ali!!!

"Have just done this challenge ...  now I'm spraying the stuff everywhere!! LOL! 

These are much loved photos of Mia and her Dad last Summer in our pool, they have a ball! Bring on Summer I say!!

I have used Glimmermist on the white cardstock along with some gold lustre that I have in my stash from when I used to go to Ceramics, it cost me so much, I never threw it away.

 The layout looks all sparkly and glittery in real life.

Ali xx"

Wow gorgeous Ali ... love the yellow tones!!! 

And the title across the bottom photo looks sensational!! 

And as alway I admire anyone who handwrites so very cool!!

And great action photos!

Thank you ... mwah!!!

Tracey - some scrapping to share!

woohoo. Bless this girl's cotton socks - she has emailed me in some images to share with everyone!

Howdy Amanda, thought I should send in a layout although it is nothing to do with the sketches or any challenge. Its just to prove that I am scrapping something!!  These two beautiful people are my mum and dad at mums 21st arn't they cute!!  Using prima papers and prima flowers.  It being roses I had to buy lots, what a surprise.

on a roll now.....this was a layout that went in an album for my nana.  This is a photo of my great nana when she was young, lovely photo.  The sheer ribbon didn't appreciate being put through the scanner and being squashed so it hasn't copied well. I have loved doing vintage lately and learning to layer stuff.  I still get a brain strain throughout the process, it will never come easily!  Feel free to put this on the blog when your having a lull in your in-box.  Now I shall probably go all reclusive again, he he. Love, Trace

wow these are AWESOME Tracey. You do vintage so beautifully! Stunning roses! Also that scrunched dress pattern in the bottom layout looks fabulous!

Thanks for sending these in for us to feast our eyes on! Delicious!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Julie C - Nic's sketch challenge

I was so excited to see this in my inbox! Thanks so much for taking the plunge Julie! She said:

Hi Amanda,
 Here’s a page for Nic’s sketch challenge.  Only the 2nd page I’ve ever sent in, but I made a ‘to do’ list for the holidays, and ‘submit a page for an e2c challenge’ was on the list!  Better late than never...
 Can you recognise each of us?  Weren’t we a bunch of cuties!!!
Julie C.

Oh you certainly were/ are a bunch of cuties! Love the layering of papers and how you have used two photos... i can see Dakota strangely enough in that sassy little hand on hip action LOL.

Gorgeous Julie. Thanks again for sending it in. Hope there are many more you can show us! Cute cute cute!!

Ali - Nic's sketch

Oh Ali - this is cute in so many ways! Firstly - how adorable is that little yellow dress!?? So sweet. the papers that you have chosen look awesome  - love that yellow heart sass paper.

Very clever handmade scallop border on the bottom. and i am so jealous of your cool handwriting. Looks great! Yummy thicker title and those cute little letter stickers finish it all off so well.

What a beautiful example of how a sketch can be an inspiration. Thanks!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marika - big photo and vertical title

oh this is lovely Marika. The 'school' feel to it (grid paper and ruler sticker) really give the page extra punch. Great use of those yummy yellow thickers too - i have them and use them all the time. Delish. How cute and grown up does he look!? And what a cheeky 'big boy' smile.

this is fab Marika. Thanks for joining in the challenge. Hope to see some more pages up here again soon :)

e2c - published

A massive well done to Tiff, Maryanne, Amanda, Marika, Louise, Nicole, Meredith, Tatum, and Kerryn who all featured in the latest Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.Vol 12 No 8.

What a great mag chocca block full of e2c talent!

Well done girls. Beautiful, inspiring work as always.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ali - big photo and vertical title

Hi Amanda, I have finally gotten around to doing your challenge this month. It is a pretty bad photo, but I love it in real life. I have had this photo for ages, it was a special moment for my Mum. Love her so much!
Thanks Ali x

WOW thanks Ali! What a great statement your page is! The big photo really emphasises the 'special-ness' of the moment ... a big photo for a very big occasion. Awwwwww at those bubbas and look how proud she is! Just beautiful.

Love the paper strips too - sensational work. Handwriting on a layout is always awesome in my book because it is something that i simply cannot do lol. Yours looks fabbo on those funky shapes Ali!

Thanks for joining in the challenge.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Marika - Nic's sketch

Hi Amanda,

Just finished this layout friday for Nicoles sketch challenge as always I find the sketch inspires me to get a page done.
Thanks Marika

Oh this is lovely Marika! Is that a retreat goodie bag i spy?! Fantastic! Wow at all your detail (those layered butterflies are all the rage atm and look brilliant) and also wowee at the Bella necklace! It is great to be able to re-use some of those types of things that have a special meaning but can't be worn anymore.

Beautiful work!

Funny photo site ...

While we were waiting for lunch yesterday there was a Who magazine on the table that I flicked through.

One of the articles was about a new book out, based on this website ...

Good for a laugh I reckon!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Misting Mayhem challenge - Lou

Lou has joined in on the misting challenge and I love it!!

The subtle tones of the mists are really effective, I also love the chip tree and the layering of paper, mesh and corrugated cardboard.

Thank you Lou ... looking forward to more soon!

Lou - big photo and vertical title

ooooooooh this is delicous Lou! The little leaves certaily add to the verical lines and also love love love how you utilize your scraps and make them look AMAZING.

Also adore your use of jounalling on this one Lou - normally you don't say much but i do enjoy hearing the 'story'.  Brilliant.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Something to look forward to ...

October Afternoon lovers ...

a new range is on its way!!!

From their site ...

This blog has even better picutes of the "wood panels" ...

Can't wait to get some of it!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello from Stuttgart

A quick hello from sunny Stuttgart, Germany....

The weather is beautiful, we sit out in the garden and have a beautiful bbq with Angela and her family!! We spoke to home are thinking of you in the cold weather!!

Still having the most amazing time....loving all that we are seeing...Sooo good to see Angi again!!

Loving all the LO here on the blog...keep them all coming.

xxx to you all!!

Nic's Sketch - Meredith

Lauren - Nic's sketch challenge

Hi Amanda!
My layout for the sketch challenge :)
Sorry about the dodgy photo, lovely overcast afternoon here and my first time fiddling around in photoshop (it took an emergency phone call to Tatum too!! lol!!)
Thanks for the to work on that Misting one!
Happy Thursday,
Lauren xx

ooooooooooh check out the detail here!! Just stunning - look at those beautiful roses! and the vine is perfection behind it.... and that birdcage! GORGEOUS!

Love the papers also - they seem so random but are perfect with each other.

OMG still drooling over those roses lol. Just a tad jealous over your handwriting too Lauren.

So glad you could participate - hope to see some more really soon.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Meredith's Misting Mayhem challenge ...

Okay my challenge this month, although a little late, is to ...

go forth and mist yourselves silly ...

try something different ...

try something you have seen somewhere else and post the link to us as well ...

use a commercial mist like Glimmermist or Maya Road or make your own ...

see Amanda's example below this post for a great effect ...

Make sure you are protected while misting ... we don't want any irreversible misting ... we don't want any cutting edge carpet styles or clothing debacles ...

May the mist be with you!!

Okay here is my little example ... masking the clouds and misting away ...

then adding the other elements!

Amanda - colour challenge

please excuse the terrible night time photo

Kathryn - big photo and vertical title

Hi Amanda

Don't faint, but I have completed a page for this month's challenge, large photo with vertical title. It has taken me the past 3 nights to do, but I am pleased with the outcome.

The photo of the actual page is abit crap, the back cardstock is navy blue and title is orange. It is nearly 11pm! It was a fun page to do and now I might keep going and do some more scrapping over the holidays.

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

WOW Kathryn! This is fab. LOVE that orange title - how you have placed the climb and then the up horizontal. And what a fantastic photo! Beautiful!
So glad to see you scrapping again - hope it can continue and we see some more of your brilliance!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hello from Salzburg

Just popping by to say Hello to you all!! Having the most amazing time! I have to pinch myself every morning ....yes, i am in Europe!

Paris was beauiful, busy with people and cars tooting their horns alot!! We went to the top of the Eiffle Tower....the views were spectacular!

Lucern, just so beautiful....i just love this place! Sooooo pretty!

Now we are in Salzburg, Austria for today and tonight leaving for Vienna! The weather has been lovely and hot 35° but this morning it is raining here! The travelling by train is so easy and loving seeing the country side.

See the blog is popping along....will have to do Nicoles sketch when i get it Nic!!

I cannot find one single scrapping magazine so far!!

Take Care & happy scrapping!

Sue xx

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July Sketch by guest designer - Nicole Aspinall

Well we had a little vacancy in the team this month so i asked Nicole Aspinall (yes our very own Nic from the e2c retreats) to fill in for Sue.

She had big shoes to fill but has done an amazing, incredible job. I feel enthused just looking at this!

Not only did she supply an inspirational sketch but also an amazine demo layout.

Look at those delicious OA papers and how that (super cute) little red boob tube just makes the photos POP. The orange letters are so delicous and OMG those flowers are so funky - i want some!

Thanks Nic. You have always been so supportive of me and also towards e2c - thanks chickie. It means a lot. xx

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July Challenges

Sorry for the belated challenges but I usually have a hectic start to July lol.

Ok i have a guest sketch designer lined up and all will be revealed in the next few days. I know you are going to love what she has done for us.

My challenge this month is two pronged.

1. Use a big photo.
2. Use a vertical title.

here is an example layout i have done (i did the jounalling a couple of days ago when i was freezing my tootsies off!)

Sandra - photo in 3rds

Hi Amanda

I created this layout AGES ago but I couldn't share back then because it was also for the Twiddleybitz DT postition I couldn't share back then.

THANK YOU for the inspiration to cut this photo into happy with the effect!!

Can't wait to see the challenges for July!!


WOW Sandra. This  has some amazing elements in it! Love the shells and tiny details!! The collection of 'sea' goodies combined with the net is just totally WOW! (am lost for wow words it is so good lol!)
I also think your photo cut into thirds looks fabulous! I think it really adds dramatic effect and visual impact to an already incredible photo!
It is a great example of that challenge Sandra. Thanks being brave and cutting a photo up!