Monday, November 15, 2010

Paint or Draw

We are finally coming up the home stretch of redecorating my youngest daughter's room - Miss M.  It has taken more than a month as we can only do it mainly on the weekend and some week nights.  It has also taken a longer time as we needed to put pink batts in the walls and get the Gibb-stopping done.  But check this out Miss M wanted to help decorate her room.
 She was just so excited that she could help paint her own room.  Last night the first coat went on and tonight hopefully the second coat and the feature wall will get painted.  Then the painting can be just about finished in time for Miss M's 12th birthday tomorrow.

Also yesterday I boiled some eggs as you do ready for some sandwiches for lunches today.  I asked Miss G to mark them so I knew which were hard boiled and which were raw and check out what she did.
 I had to laugh, I will definitely be making a layout with this and other photos of the eggs.  They are Harry and Hailey.  I normally just write an "H" on the hard boiled eggs.  I like this better though, they look so cute in the fridge door.  Unfortunately Harry is no more though as he made a really nice sandwich for hubby today.

Happy Scrappin' everyone.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Samples are fun to create

I have had a bit of fun this week with some of the lovely papers and scrapbooking products that have been arriving lately.  I have made some samples for you to look at, fall in love with and purchase the product for yourself from our online shop - LOL!

It has been great to sit down and create I have to admit.  Here is a layout I have created using the latest Making Memories Reverie range.
The papers and alpha stickers are from the Noir Reverie Range.  For the tag I used the Bazzill Butter Cream cardstock (this used to be made by Prism but now is made by Bazzill, it has to be one of my favourite coloured cardstock)

 I have also made up the Giving Thanks album kit from Teresa Collins which we will be using in our Reflection on ... class this weekend.  Here is a quick look inside too.  As you can see I have used my Bind-It-All to put this album together.  I really love this album and am not sure I will be able to give it away for Christmas (still deciding)




 I had a lot of fun creating and using different sizes for my pages.

Lastly this morning I made a couple of cards to show you the Bazzill Glazed Reindeer Head cardstock and some new stamps that will go up in the online shop early next week if not before - the music note stamp and the stamped circle seals.


 On the second card a add some layered flowers and I-Rock glam rocks in the center of the flower.  I am really pleased with how these have turned out.  The base paper for the cards was the Making Memories Noel poinsettia ledger pattern paper.  A great way to get lots out of your papers.

Happy scrappin'

Monday, November 1, 2010

Taking Lots of Photos



Well it has been a busy couple of weeks what with ScrapPack shipments and newsletter last week.  Over the last couple of weekends I have had a great time taking photos.  I never seems to get tired of taking photos at fun events like the Armageddon Expo and the Auckland Marathon, but then there are the fun family moments - especially with the girls and the cats.  I like to take a lot of photos so then I have a good chance of getting the decent one (or more like 10) that I can use scrapbooking.  It can be funny the ones you do end up with like this one ...
 Poor Brad just before the start of his race was having a banana and I took a photo and this is what I ended up with.  But now is a great time for taking photos.  Do you remember your camera when you go out?  Most of the time I remember, there have been time I have remembered the camera but not the flash card - those days really make me sick.  We now have Miss M with her camera as well so we get double the photos but also double the chance of remembering the camera and getting some good shots.
Here is our family at Armageddon ...


This is an annual event that my family and I enjoy going to - mostly to see the TV and film stars from the SciFi movies and TV programs.  We always have a good time.  I am looking forward to getting some photos printed and layout completed.