Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Need to Scrap!

With all the Christmassy things going on, I haven't had a chance to do much scrapping and I miss it! Actually Emma has been scrapping more than I have. She got lots of scrapping goodies under the tree and has been crafting like crazy, while I have been unpacking the last of the boxes, cleaning, cooking and organising. There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. My scrapping room is just about done and I am in here at the moment. I still need to get a few more storage things and I will be ready to scrap. I have so many new photos from Christmas that I can't wait to use. Most of my favourites were taken on Christmas Eve, as I decided to put the camera away on Christmas morning, after taking just a few, so I could really enjoy it with the kids.

I was sooo tired on Christmas morning. Jack was too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve. He kept hearing Santa's sleigh on the roof, and didnt go to sleep until 12.30am! Of course Santa couldnt visit til he went to sleep. Then Emma was up at 2am, so excited because she saw that Santa had been and she could see all the pressies under the tree. She wanted to wake Jack up then and there and get started opening presents, but I made her some toast and then popped her into bed with me. Finally she went back to sleep. I managed to get a few hours sleep before they both woke me up after 6, then we called mum and dad over and then the present opening began!

The kids got mountains of new toys, as usual. Jack got so much Lego, and some of the boxes were huge, but he had them all assembled by boxing day. I can't believe how quick he is these days. Em got plenty of crafty stuff, which she just loves. We had such a nice day, and I really loved being at our house for the whole day and not having to go out.

As much as I love Christmas, I'm glad that it's all over for another year. I'm looking forward to getting the house completely sorted. I went out and bought a heap of new furniture yesterday, and a nice big new tv too. I cant wait til everything gets delivered next week! I am looking forward to things getting back to normal and having a bit more time. I am really missing scrapping, so I am making some time tonight to finish off a few things that I had started before Christmas, so hopefully I'll have something interesting to share in the next day or two.

Hope everyone has a great New Years Eve tomorrow night!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Layout and a Sketch

Wow, I have had such a busy day, Christmas shopping this morning and then this afternoon I have been busy trying to set up my scrap room. Just got some new shelves today but I think I will need a lot more. I have so much stuff and I'm finding heaps that I've forgotten I even bought, still in the bag from the scrap shop. It's like Christmas when I open up a bag and see what's inside, lol. I haven't had much of a chance to scrap, but here is a layout I did a little while back for A2Z Scraplets, and it's on their blog at the moment. It's one of the only photos I got of Jack being a page boy at my cousins wedding. The light in the church was not so good for my camera, so I'm glad I got this shot.

And this is the sketch which is up on the A2Z blog at the moment. Entries for this sketch close at the end of January so you have heaps of time to do it. I cant wait to give it a go :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some More Layouts...

Just a quick post again, these layouts were for A2Z Scraplets...

At the moment I am setting up my scrap room! I have been waiting for this day for soooo long. I got some tables today and now I am unpacking all the boxes (you wouldnt believe how many - seriously, I think I could probably open a shop with all that I have!) I can't wait til it's all sorted, a room just for my scrapping, and I wont have to pack it all up every time we have a meal and need to use the dining table. Life is good!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Imaginisce Polar Expressions

I totally love everything that Imaginisce bring out, and the Polar Expressions range is no exception. The papers are just divine, and I just love the polar bears and the cute little bird with the ear muffs. I am determined to use up every little bit of this range, and I have quite a few works in progress, but here is what I have finished so far...

I was going to call this layout "Secret Santa" and journal about how my dad sometimes dresses up as Santa and visits the kids on Christmas Eve. He didnt do it last year because I thought they might work out who it was, as they are getting older and a bit more clued on. But when they were looking at this photo as I was making the page, all they saw was Santa, not Poppy, so I just called it "We Love Santa".

This next layout was made using a sketch over at Scraps of Us. I quite liked the sketch and the page came together so quickly. That photo of the kids was taken a few years ago, and I used it on some of my Christmas cards but I still hadnt scrapped it, so it was good to finally get it done.

This frame was made using a plain wooden frame that I've had lying around for ages. I just painted it, and then covered it with papers. It looked a bit plain so I made a little scalloped frame for around the photo. (I am so addicted to scallops!) And dont you just adore that little polar bear?

And lastly for now, here is a few gifty things that I've made - an altered tin, gift tag and card. I used the I-top tool to make the brads on the card and the tag, and I totally love it! There are loads of projects using this range on the Imaginisce blog so make sure you go and check it out.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm Back!

Yes, I know, it's been a while. I have been staying down at mum and dad's to sort the last stuff out at my old house, but now I'm up here for good! Finally! This is just a super quick post, to share a few layouts that I havent put on here yet. I havent scrapped hardly at all lately, because I havent been home, so I am dying to get stuck into it!

This is a layout I did a little while back for Blossies (one of the last ones I did as a dt member. I can't believe how fast the last year flew by!) The theme was hidden journalling, so I hid it behind the snowman. This layout is about how Jack always wishes for snow every Christmas. I wish that his wish would come true, I'd love a white Christmas!

This one was made for the DoCrafts magazine, and I also added some hidden journalling behind the photo to fit into the Blossies theme. So funny, Em is still worried that she is on the naughty list. She had a cry today, sobbing out "I just can't help it, I keep being naughty". She really isn't that bad though, not as naughty as she seems to think she is anyway, lol.

Well, that's it from me for now. The kidlets are tucked into bed, so I think I'd better get started with some present wrapping.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kaisercraft Christmas Layouts

Just wanted to share some of my Christmas layouts that have been featured on the Kaisercraft blog. This first one uses the Christmas Carnival range, which is one of my all time favourites. It went perfectly with that photo too :)

This next one was made with the Dear Santa range. I love how the product tags are so good to use on layouts too. This range is so gorgeous for using with black and white photos, I just love it.

And this last one was made using the Kaisercraft Belle range. I have been waiting for ages to scrap this photo because it had such a big space over on the side, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. And I just love that photo of my little elf :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I'm Back Online! Yahoo!!!

Well, I've finally moved and we are totally loving our new house and living near the water. I have been without internet for a little while now though, but I'm finally up and running again, thank goodness! It was so frustrating being without it. I've just got a couple of scrappy shares for now, cos I'm just about to head back to my old house to pick up the last bits and pieces and to give it a good clean. I really dont feel like driving down there today, especially seeing as it's perfect beach weather here today, but I guess it has to be done.

This is the layout I did for the Saturday Sketch on the Kaisercraft Blog. I love the Dear Santa papers, they are so nice for distressing. I just need to keep unpacking my scrapping supplies to find the brads that I want to put in the centre of those flowers to finish it off. I got Em to write on the Dear Santa postcard on the layout. You probably cant read her writing, but it says "I've been trying to be good, love Emily" So cute. She is really worried that she wont be getting any presents because she thinks she may have been too naughty, but she really is a good little girl, most of the time anyway, lol.

I've also been making some decorations for the Christmas tree with the kids. I've done this as a step by step project on the Blossies Blog. This one uses Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival papers, and it's a really simple fun project that's easy for kids to do as well.
Well, I'd better be off. I'll be back real soon though with lots more to share. Hope you all have a happy scrappy weekend!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finally...NEW MOON!

OMG! I have just been to see New Moon, and it was totally worth waiting for! Best movie I have seen for ages, for sure. I loved every single second of it, and do you know what? I have always been a total Edward fan, but after seeing the movie I think I might be switching sides. That Jacob is nearly young enough to be my son, but boy, is he gorgeous! Those muscles!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kaisercraft Rewind Layout

This layout was featured today on the Kaisercraft Blog, in the theme of multi photo layouts. I'm really more of a single photo layout kind of gal, but lately I am really loving doing multi photo layouts. When I first started scrapping I used to love doing mainly double page layouts because I thought my albums would "flow" better that way. So funny, now I dont give a thought to how my album will look, and most of my layouts arent even in albums yet!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Layout to Share

This is the layout I did for the Addicted to Craft blog challenge. Not a lot of paper on here, so a bit different for me. I think I just might have to go and add a bit more to this one ;)

I'm finding it a bit hard to scrap at the moment, because I've packed a lot of my stuff up, and I can't seem to find anything I need! I cant believe I'll be moving in 1 week! Yikes!!! I'm so looking forward to a bigger house though, and especially a room just for scrapping :) The kids just cant wait to be near the beach. I wonder if the novelty will ever wear off for them? I doubt it, they are a pair of water babies who would be happy to swim around all day. I love the beach too, but I dont really like getting into the water. The thought of what might be swimming in there with me just freaks me out!

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A2Z Scraplets New Releases

I got to play with some of the A2Z new releases. I just love them! Give me anything chipboard and I'm happy :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kaisercraft Layouts - Pack Your Bags & Lilac Ave...

I can finally share some of the layouts I've done for Kaisercraft! The first one is using the Pack Your Bags papers and brads. There is a little tag tucked under one of the photos (see where the ribbon is sticking up?) The second layout I made using Lilac Ave papers, stamps and brads. I love the stamps for this collection, they are perfect for making the layered flowers on the layout, and the brads are nice and blingy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kaisercraft Rewind Mini Album

This is the mini album I made using the Kaisercraft Rewind papers and Long Ticket Album. I love these papers, they are just so perfect for boys photos and have great designs for cutting out. Make sure you check the Kaisercraft Blog every day for lots of new projects using the Q2 collections.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Covering Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes With Fabric

I've had quite a few people ask me how I made the fabric flower on the "New Teeth" layout I did a little while ago, so I thought I would do it as my Tuesday Tip on the Kaisercraft blog. All you need is a wooden flower (or any shape you want) and some fabric. Here's how I did it (It's so easy!)

Step 1- Cut fabric into 1cm - 2cm strips

Step 2 - wrap strips around the wooden flower, making sure you go around the first part twice to keep it down.

Step three – after you’ve finished wrapping the fabric around the flower, secure any loose ends with a small amount of glue.

Step four – embellish the centre of the flower (I’ve used a button from the Christmas Carnival embellishment pack)

Step five – attach to your card or layout.

Make sure you head over to the Kaisercraft Blog for more tips and ideas. There will be lots of new layouts on there too, using all the new Q2 ranges. I cant wait to see what everyone has come up with. Also, if you get a chance, make sure you check out the Imaginisce blog. They are introducing a Designer a Day, and showing some examples of their gorgeous work. (I'm still on such a high that I was chosen!)

I haven't been scrapping much over the last few days because Emily has been SO sick with the chicken pox. The poor little muffin has it really bad on her face, much worse than Jack did, and hasnt let me brush her hair for days because they are all over her scalp too. She's looking a bit brighter today and is eating again, so hopefully the worst is over. I've just pulled out all my supplies out so hopefully I'll get something done today!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Super Dooper Exciting News!!!!

Oh my gosh, I'm still in shock about this! A couple of weeks ago I sent off an application for the Imaginisce design team, not really expecting anything. And then yesterday I got the most awesome email...and I'm now on the Imaginisce Design Team! I am so excited! Imaginisce is one of my absolute favourites, with all their gorgeous papers, stamps and cute embellishments. You've heard me raving lately about the Perfectly Posh range of papers, and those are what I used in my DT application. Here are the layouts that I sent off...

I thinks these layouts are some of my favourites ever. I just love the colours in the papers, they're so nice and bright. I was going to use colour photos but I just loved how the black and white looked against these papers. I also made some cards with it...

I love the little poodle stamp, it's just the cutest! The first time I tried to get one they were sold out, so as soon as I saw it again I just had to grab it straight away. I cant wait to start creating with the products I'll be getting sent from Imaginisce next week. Make sure you check out the Imaginisce blog to see all the gorgeous projects they have on there. And make sure you become a follower on their blog and facebook page. They pick people all the time to recieve FREE PRODUCTS just for being a fan of Imaginisce!
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