Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The sketch challenge for this week has been loaded over at LETS SCRAP.
This is this weeks sketch by Cheri O' Neill:
I am also taking part in SCRAP FITS Challenge # 39 this month. To use glitz and glam, bling, etc to make a feminine layout. I used gold paint, pretty blingy butterflies and gold stick pins for a bit of glitz and glam on this layout.
Close up of left page:
Close up of right page:
Close ups of elements used.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wow, I am officially exhausted.. Nutty M and me (Sweet M) just returned from hosting our 3rd annual Scrapbooking Retreat..
16 scrap-a-holics (plus us 2 SCOUT LEADERS) drove down to Hartebeestpoort Dam (Stonehaven Lodge) and spent 4 days and 3 nights, scrapping up a storm, playing games and doing challenges.
It was an amazing weekend.
More photos and all the details of the event can be found here at our M&M BLOG: http://mandmscrapbookingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/m-camp-crop-feedback.html
The group of lovely scrap-a-holics that joined us..
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I used sketch ls127 for this from Cheri O' Neill
This weeks challenge is to:
- Use 5 Brads (I used 6 ... along the top and bottom of scallop)
- Use 3 different stamps (I used 4.. I have had these stamps for about 3 years and never used them yet.. the top left corner stamps, the swirls at bottom, Beautiful and Heart)
- Use 3 pattern papers (I used ONLY scrap for this !! All these pattern papers were from my March BEACH kit at M&M Kit Club.. I had left overs and the colors worked so well.. ! Even the blue scallop background was a piece of scrap paper from my ONCE UPON A TIME page..)
Here is the full layout:
This is my husband. He hates cats.. Meet NORMAN.. the cat that lives at the guest house where my husband has been for 12 months. My husband even went and bought Prince Norman a bowl and food.. amazing.. how one cat can change him.. LOL..
Close up of title: I used old Moonsgummies Letter that I have also had for about 5 years. The cat stickers I have had for even longer and really dug them out.. nice to make use of all the old stash you have lying around !
Challenge #1 for March was:
- Use 2 metal embellishments (my hearts and bookplate)
- Use 2 different ribbons (the ric rac, and the ribbons threaded through my hearts)
- Use 3 different punches (the border at the bottom, the 2 different flower sizes)
Here is my layout. I used our latest Family Portrait pics.
Paper used: Fancy Pants background and Prima range of Wedding papers.
I created these awesome doily flowers (TUTORIAL from Scrap - A - Little: HERE)
My metal elements were the hearts that I added to the page and my bookplate.
This really had me working out of my box. I don't mind the occassional stitching and outlines that I do on my layouts, but a whole lot of doodling? Wow !!
Anyhow.. I took up the challenge and am actually happy with result..
I used Sketch 10-6-10 of Cheri 'O Neill @ Lets Scrap.
I once went to a STYLE MAGAZINE Ladies Lifestyle day.. at the end of the day they had all sorts of alternative healers / lifestyle options there... My friend and I decided to be daring and had our palms read (I really don't believe in this sort of thing at all).. She took a palm print and then wrote a few things about you on the paper.. was just a quick session. She mentioned that I would have a career change (after working 10 years for the same company, I resigned shortly thereafter to become a housewife and scrapbook teacher.. WOW !!).. said I had allergies (spot on), insanely generous (I suppose I am that too.. LOL)... was actually scary how spot on she was with a lot of things..
I started the page by putting a circle template on the page and appyling GLIMMER SPRITZ all over.. I then removed the circle template and had a white circle outline which I then outlined with my pen.
Outlined all my elements with a pen too.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I created my card for a friend at work. He is mad about fishing and so I made him this. Going to give him a fish birthday party at work with fish hanging from his ceiling in his office and getting fish and chips for lunch.. should be fun !
Hope he likes the card. I got to use old stash I haven't touched in years.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I used THIS SKETCH from Let's scrap for the layout
Close up of left and right pages..
The shell is symbolic of the Pilgrimage and he wore it around his neck (see main picture).