Saturday, March 31, 2007

Last 1,2,3 Cybercrop challenge for March!

Well I must say that I am quite proud of myself as I have managed to complete the March 1,2,3 challenge as well as the 3 cybercrop challenges for March in all the *free* time I have, haha.

Well here is my last challenge, challenge no. 1. Criteria were to use a elsie flannigan sketch, handstitching, and a monogram.

Here is my interpretation:


Products used: Sweetwater pp, buttos, pressed petals chip letter, urban lily run on, making memories letter stickers, ribbon, embroidery thread.

And here is a close up:



Well its finally school holidays!!! Yea!!! Time to sleep in!! This weekend and next week are quite busy busy.

Saturday = I am finishing some wooden letters for a friends bubbas first bday. I will post piccies when done. Then I have a girlfriends bday drinkies night tonight.
Sunday = The first bday (I gotta stop looking on net and get these letters done!!!).

Monday = I will have morning to myself, got a meeting for JRock at a lady from works house in the arvo.

Tuesday = working at the school holiday program. Tues night luckily I am catching up with my cousin and aunty to scrap!!

Wednesday = School holiday program

Thursday = I think we are going camping in Echuca, coming home by .....

Sunday = go to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert!!


Haha .......wont have time to do anything!!


During the last week of the Holidays I hope to have a proper rest, get some scrapping done and just relax a bit!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy easter!!
Take care xoxoxoxo

Saturday, March 24, 2007

1,2,3 Cybercrop challenges!!

Well I have been a busy girl this past week. I finally managed to join in on one of the 123 cybercrops. Unfortunately, I was not able to join in on the chatting on the Friday night (as I teach scrapping then), but, in all the free time that I have (haha!!) I managed to complete two of the challenges :o)

The first challenge I completed was challenge 2. The criteria was no cardstock, a quote from the KitiQ website and hearts. This layout is a piccie of my two beautiful cousins, I loved the challenge of not using pp, and never thought I would actually use this basic grey pp because of how busy it is, I am so glad I did it, and it was not too hard afterall!!


Here it is:


Products used: Basic Grey pp, sandylion pp, 7 gypsies tag, heidi swapp chip letters, doodlebug letter stickers, mm hearts

The second challenge I did was challenge 3. The challenge was to scraplift a layout from Chook Scraps, use red and black, and buttons. I have been meaning to scrap this photo for ages but hadnt been able to. This is a piccie of my nan, and it was not too long before she passed away. It is possibly the best photo of her in her later years. So glad I finally scrapped this pic :o)

Here is a link to the layout I scraplifted.

http://www.chookscrapsscrapbooking.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=201&pos=11

Here is mine:



Products used : Chatterbox pp, bazzil pp, scrapfx word, heidi swapp chip letters, basic grey rub ons, buttons.



Last night I taught my handstiching scrap class, and today I had my money tin class. I have lots of ideas swirling round in my head for upcoming classes next term, cant wait to get started on them.

Well lifes good. My bday come and went quickly, this bday was the first bday I have had where I have been a sadsack, not sure why, but my bday is gone now so its ok!!

School ...nearly the end of term, one more week, its very draining and challenging at the moment, hope it improves next term ....

Hoping to scrap tomorrow, after I have tidied the house and got my school work ready. Will have to see......


Take care xoxo

Monday, March 12, 2007

Losta Layouts!!!

Well there I have quite a few new layouts to post as I have been on a scrapping roll!

Firstly! I went on the fabulous Scrap Patch retreat last weekend with Mandy, and it was great to catch up with Fiona, Adele, Donna and the girls!!! We have a group of regulars that go, and it felt like it had been ages since I saw them, so I really did have a fantastic time just catching up with everyone.

The place in Flowerdale we stayed at was lovely and like all retreats we ate like Kings!!! haha Scrap....eat....scrap .... eat ALLLLLL day!!!! I had a little scrap shop before going (as you do) so I was all organised and ready to scrap!!

Here are some layouts I finished over the weekend....




I also did a couple of classes, as I do not normally do these but tend to when on retreats....Firstly I did a memories album, which I think you can see a piccie of it in Fionas blog (link is in my sidebar) that class was a great way to use the basic grey mini pad of pp!!


The next (I have a piccie of it) was in a paints Technique class done by Fiona....using the mme Bohemia range of pp...






Well I will finish about the retreat by saying that I had a fantastic time, and as always Donna and Adele were fantastic hosts :o)

Well I know its odd, but I have more new layouts to show!!! I spent all of yesterday arvo (around 8 hours in total) scrapping with Carmen. I finished 2 layouts, one for the March 123 challenge, and the other just for fun.


Heres my 123 challenge, the 3 criteria were : Black and white (can have splash of colour) machine or hand stitching and 3 or more photos.




This layout is a piccie of a friend I went to uni with and her newborn bubba. Although she was studying teaching she always said how she would love to have a family and settle, and well as you can see she did just that and has begun a family! Although this piccie is not a perfect pose, I just love piccies like this one and I think they are alot more meaningful. Scrapping wise I loved the challenge this month and when going through my stash new exactly the layout I wanted to create, it was a great way to use the cherry arte pp, and I just loved adding the simple embellies in red!!! I did not want this page to be overcrowded with photos so I decided to print a smaller strip of 3 photos to resemble photo booth photos. I'm happy with this layout, thanks again for the challenge Charmane and Karlene!!


And here is ANOTHER layout I did just for fun!!



The stars along the edges of the pp are using my new sewing machine, I so love my boy for getting it for me for christmas!! Its fabbo!!

Well school and other life wise, things have been good. The kids at school are getting much better are there has been a clear improvement in their behaviour, there is still alot more improvement to be made, but I have had a couple of people comment that they notice them improving, which is nice...

Life wise.....hmm...well I am turning 23 on Thursday! Birthdays used to be soo exciting, but now they are really just another day....bit sad really. Starting to feel old, haha, especially when I find out my little brother (hes 15) has a girlfriend, now that does make me feel old!

Nothing huge planned for my birthday, just hopefully have a quiet night at home, or maybe go out for tea with Clint. I have a professional development day on Thinking skills with children, so I wont be teaching any kiddies, which will be ok.

I'm teaching my craft knife class again this Friday!! So that will be fun!! Hoping also to get to the stitches and craft show this weekend, at some stage but I will have to see.

I was hoping to get my sneak peaks done for my money tin, and my sketch 5 class, but I have forgotten how I did it in adobe!! If anyone knows would love a refresher!! I'm having trouble adding images to mine (I just cant atm!!)

Will try to get them up during the week!!

Take care xxoxoxoxo