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I am so blessed to be married to the best hubby in the world and to be mom to 3 fantastic young men. I've been scrapping seriously since May 2009, and have been obsessed ever since... Thanks for checking out my blog!

Thursday, December 30

Happy New Year

I had a very quiet, but wonderful Christmas, and hope you all did too!!!
I certainly have missed my blogging....  and all you wonderful fellow craft lovers!!!!
Isn't it a busy time..... even when we're not really doing anything, it seems so busy, I guess just because everyone around is so busy. You kinda get swallowed up in all the hustle bustle of your surroundings.

It's almost 2011, I can hardly believe it. 
I remember in the 80's - my teenage years.....  we actually thought that we'd be flying around in mini versions of space ships, instead of cars by the year 2000.  Anyone out there believe that way back then too????  Us crazy 8's kids.......

Anyway, enough yapping, I just wanted to share the cards I made since I last blogged.
They were all done at a card making demo through stampin up, which I thoroughly enjoyed - even though I'm not really a card maker, but prefer scrapping 12x12's.  Thanks Agnes Fusey for the wonderful ideas and all the fun we had !!!

Maybe someone will find some nice ideas to use for next Christmas.......  I hope...

Well everyone, hope you all have fantastic New Year cellebrations, and a wonderful blessed year.

Sunday, November 28

iT's ThE sEaSoN tO bE jOLLy, Tra La La La Laaahh.....Laaahh.....La La La La!

It seems like forever since I've blogged, and since I've done any scrapping.

Last night I sat at the table, not having any motivation, or any idea of what I wanted to do.  Just trying to keep myself amused while the boys of the family watch those dreaded "guy" shows... as always.....

A few days ago I had been to the local scrapping shop here in FMM, and bought some Christmas stuff that tickled my fancy.

I'm terrible when it comes to taking photo's at Christmas time, but this year, I really am going to make an effort to carry the camera around so I can snap up some memorable moments, and there are soooo many during this wonderful season......  

Not only is the sparkly white landscape absolutely gorgeous, but the presence of the Holy Spirit is so tangible all around us.  I can almost visualise the angels celebrating the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ, singing and dancing in praise and worship, not only up in the heavens, but right here, amongst all of mankind......  what an awesome time!

Anyway, I started cutting up the pages I had bought and this is what I came up with......
If all goes well, I will be giving classes at the local scrapping shop down town, starting on Saturday mornings.

Well, hope you all have an awesome week, and really experience the joy of the season!!!

Friday, November 5

MoRe BeAuTiFuL pApEr

oh my word!!!  i found some more gorgeous paper from K&Company.......
here's two pages i made yesterday.....

sorry they're  not the best pics, don't know what's up with this camera?..... 
Anyway, almost weekend....... yippee!!!!
have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 2

Monday, November 1

jUsT 3 mOrE.....

just three more to share for now.....

I just love this paper range from K&Company.....

That's it for now, and the weekend is almost over.....

Take care and be blessed!!!!

Friday, October 29

BaCk iN aCtIoN....

Just a quick blog to show everyone what I've been up to as far as my scrapping world goes..... considering most of my stash and tools are in the container still en-route from Australia to Canada..........  

They're all going onto e-bay, and I'm hoping I'll get some new clients, as wonderful as my clients I had in Australia!!!!  Miss you ladies, and especially my crazy scrapping buds from Geelong!!!!!

Take care, and have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Wednesday, October 13

hAvInG wItHdRaWaLs

I think I'm having major withdrawal symptoms here, not being able to scrap with our move happening early next week.  I've packed all my precious supplies up and sitting on my hands......  trying to tie up all those precious moving "have to do's"...... 

This is going to be my last blog while we're here in Australia, I'll post something from Canada next....  Probably a "snow page..."!  Once my stash arrives that side...... 

Aaaaaannnnyway, I thought I'd just quickly share one of the last pages I did for e-bay before I packed up my stash....

can't remember if i've added these two below yet....  oh well, if i did, sorry!

Till later!


Tuesday, October 5

FiRsT sTeP bY sTeP

Adore You… Layout

Step By Step

I have used 6 sheets of Grant Archival  paper in this layout, (from Big W)

A self adhesive string of pearls,

Double sided tape

3D mounting blocks

Brown mini inking pad

Paper trimmer, craft knife, scalloped scissor and scissors

1. Choose the 4 sheets of background paper you wish to use in the layout, and trim and distress the edges. I have used the plain blue for the bottom layer, I have used an edge distresser, but you could also use the blade of your scissor. Once the edge has been distressed to your liking, rub the edges of your page with your brown mini ink pad until desired effect is acquired.

2. Trim the second bottom page (I used the blue and white dots) by half an inch on two sides. Distress and ink as you did with the previous page, as above.

3. Trim the third layer (I used the pink and blue striped paper) by an inch on two sides. Distress and ink as with the previous two pages.

4. Trim the top background page by two inches on two sides, distress and ink as with previous page.

5. Use your double sided tape to adhere and layer each page, leaving an inch and half of each side of the top left corner of each page, to be able to curl each layer back with your fingers, or by rolling each page open with the help of a round object such as a pencil or skewer. Ink the white part of the curl with a little brown ink as desired. I have used a piece of the top layer and adhered it to the bottom page, so it adds another dimension between the bottom and second last layer, as you can see in the picture.

6. Cut out the roses from the sheets of paper, I have used two pages for two layers of roses, and a third layer here and there for an extra touch. Use a good scissor to do this and you will need to use a craft knife to cut out between the leaves and flowers too. Cut away as much blue as possible.

7. If you like, you can ink the edges of all of the flowers and stems, as much as you can reach, this gives a good 3D effect. Remember to cut out two butterflies too.

8. Use your foam mounts to stick your roses onto your background pages. I have mounted the first, second and third layer with the 3D mounting blocks for extra height and dimension. Remember to do this with your two butterflies too.

9. For the third layer, I have cut out six roses and two leaves. Make sure they are all slightly smaller than the roses you are going to mount them on. I have just crinkled the roses and leaves in my hand a little. You can screw them up into little balls and open them up again, if you would like a more dramatic look. Ink the edges of each flower and leaf, and you can brush your ink over the top of each too if you want to add extra shadows. I only did this on the white rose in the middle. Mount these in place with the mounting blocks.

10. For the bottom boarder, I have used 3 different papers.. For the bottom scallop, I just used a piece of white and blue blocked paper from one of my son’s math books. I just cut a 2cm x 17cm strip, and used a pair of fancy scalloped scissors to cut the scollops. You can use any pattern. I inked the edges of the strip and stuck it down in place with double sided tape, positioned under the one leaf, reaching to the edge of the bottom right side, as seen in the picture below.

11. For the second layer, I used the blue and pink striped 1 inch strips that I cut off my background paper. Take the shorter strip and crinkle it up, screw it up into a ball and then straighten it out slightly again. Try to stretch it from the under the leaf to the end of the page, as far as it will go while still having nice creases in it. Once you have the desired effect and length, set it aside. Place double sided tape just above the previously stuck boarder (the block paper in #10), stick the double sided tape down from under the leaf to as far as the crinkled up strip can reach. Place the crinkled up striped strip on top of the double sided tape, and press down to ensure it’s stuck.
12. I then made 3 little fans with the other strip of blue and pink stripe, by making zig-zag folds in three strips, one inch wide by 12 inches long – roughly. Open them up slightly and squash them flat. Take the three little fans, try to fit them in under the blue and pink strip you have just placed onto the double sided tape, and press flat. Add more double sided tape underneath them to ensure they stay stuck in the position. As you can see in the picture above, I have made three little fans, two placed on top, on the left and right of the blue and pink strip, and the third is middle right at the bottom of the strip.

13. I have used the half inch strips from the cut-off’s of the dotted paper. Stuck double sided tape along the length of both the strips and made random pleats along the length of the strips. Join the two together in one of the folds. Place that pleated dotted strip along the previously placed blue and pink striped band, and press down, making sure the double sided tape grabs nicely. If not, add more double sided tape to secure. Rub over the boarder lightly with your brown mini ink pad, until desired affect is achieved.
14. Finally, I have taken the string of pearls and run them just above the dotted paper, pressing down nice and firmly to make sure they stick firmly. The Adore You title is a rub-on transfer.

15. FINITO!!! Find a photo for your beautiful page and find someone to show it off to…