Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Miss M's finished Room

Finally I have taken a decent photo of the new room.  I am please and so is she on how it has turned out.  Now we are just trying to get everything to fit back in it again. 

We may have to do another sort through of things and find some new storage systems, but I am sure it will come together over the holidays.

the next thing that I would like to work on for Miss M's room is a nice banner with the word "DREAM" on it.  I have some ideas so now I just need to sit down and create it.  Will let you know how I get on.

Post Christmas

I hope you all had a great Christmas.  Once again I ate too much.  I think it was because we had two big Christmas meals almost in a row.  One on Christmas Eve with my family, which was great.  The other on Christmas Day with Simple Church.  One tried not to over eat but with the two so close I don't think I had completely digested the first lot before we had Christmas Day.  Ah Well I will work it off quickly.
I have been enjoying the break from work this week and I have even given myself permission to scrapbook for myself and here are a couple of layouts I have done.  It has been just so nice to sit and create with no pressures.
 With this layout I used some of the Imaginisce Wild Things paper with some green and brown plain papers.  I printed many of my photos to 3x4 so that I could get more photos on the layout.  This layout was of the family Christmas Party from my husbands work, it was held at Kiwi Valley which is just around the corner from us.  I had a lot of fun creating the layout in the afternoon on Christmas day.  What a great way to just chill out.  I had a lot of fun inking the edges of the journaling block using the Walnut Ink from the Distress Inks collection.
 This is another layout I created on Christmas day afternoon.  This is of Miss M and her favourite teacher at school.  Here I used the Making Memories Paperie paper for my background and a Kraft Giant tag from Bazzill with some flowers and the lettering is from the Alphlicious cartridge for the Cricut.
This last layout I have used the Modello collection from Upsy Daisy with a splash of bling and some flowers.  This was a lot of fun to create and relatively quick, it just sort of fell together.
I layered some flowers and added some buttons to the centers that were a similar colour to Miss M's top she was wearing.

I went down to my local photo shop and got even more photos printed so no doubt I will have more to share soon.

Also some new product arrived just before Christmas so I will have to put those on the online shop soonish.  Might give you a sneak peak another day - LOL!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Latest Layouts

I love getting a chance to sit down and scrapbook at workshops.  I have not had much time lately so on the weekend when we had our workshop I took advantage of the time and managed to almost complete three layouts.  All that was left to do was to add the titles and bling, so what a shame I just had to do that first thing Monday morning.
Here they are, let me know what you think.  I am trying to get a little more adventurous with inks and different techniques.
 I love this Birch Sparkly starburst paper.  I just matted my photo, added a couple of flowers with a button brad which I sanded the middle for a slightly distressed look.  Using the Distress Inks I inked the edges of the background paper, this seems to have given the layout some definite edge or frame.  Lastly I cut a title using the Cricut (yes I have one of semi-permanent loan).

With this layout I have used the Teresa Collins Freestyle Clocks (available in the latest ScrapPack or on its own) as my background.  I added a half circle which I traced using the Hot Off The Press Circle Template.  I inked the edge of the circle and added some hand made flames and some bling.  For the title I used the Cricut once again and mounted the letters on a slide mount that has been raised using foam tape for some dimension.
All I need to do now is write the journaling for this as to why I had to purchase a new Jug.  I think I might do this on strips of cardstock.
This has to be my favourite layout of the three.  I just love the background paper which is Bella Ancestry Progeny.  All I really needed to do for this layout was add the photos of Miss G, attach a range of flowers in neutral colours using brads and then some bling swirls using the Imaginisce I-Rock and GlamRocks.

The children in my kids classes at the moment are making Advent Calendars using matchboxes.  They are looking really awesome.  As soon as I get a chance I will take a photo of them and post them for you to see what these talented kids have been up to.

So yeah ... let me know what you think of the layouts.