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Friday, April 29, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge

I am really not into the Royal Family.. but what a wedding this was..

Kate is our very own Cinderella.. and she did her Prince justice in such a beatiful gown. The whole wedding was so awesome and the first kiss (and second).. were perfect to please the crowds.. So beautiful

Congrats William and Kate !!

M&M Scrapbooking Kit Club - May

Phew, I have finally managed to wrap up the May layout for our M&M kits.
Notes are done and finalised, the kits are being packed up furiously and will be ready to ship out soonest.

My layout is called Butterfly Kisses, due to all the butterflies I have added to it. I used the sweet range of papers Bubblegum Hill by Kaiser.

Check out : www.mandmscrapbookingadventures.blogspot.com for more details of the kit club.

Hugs, Mich

Let's Scrap Sketch 4-27-11

The sketch has been posted for this week at Lets Scrap,

I loved this double layout this week by Cheri O Neill, as it is very adaptable:

My version of the sketch.

I made these stunning flowers using a tutorial I found online. They were made using Tim Holtz papers and his Alterations Tattered Angels Flower die cut. I just love the end effect.

Close ups of the layout:

Thanks for looking.. Hugs, Mich

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The sketch has been loaded for this weeks card sketch at LETS SCRAP by Debby D

I created my card using left over papers from The Girls Paperie class with Margie Romney Aslett from last week.

Thanks for looking !

Hugs, Mich

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

All about Hearts

Yesterday I was browsing 2 Peas in a bucket and came across the most amazing layout with a Heart tree by Domi (see HERE). It reminded me of the Lets Scrap sketch we done a few weeks ago so I immediately hauled out my stash (recently purchased this stunning range of papers - no clue who they are by) and created my Lift of Domi's layout... I just loved the idea of the heart tree, it was so original and cute.
Close up shots of the elements:

Found this LOVE title in my stash.. forgot I had it ! Worked rather well on this page.
Thanks for looking !

Hugs, Mich


Up for grabs today is this brand new cartridge from the summer collection
All you have to do is leave a comment under this post, mention it on your blog if you have one, and she will draw a winner on Sunday - make sure you leave enough detail to identify you if you win. As always, she will mail to anywhere in the world

Good Luck !

Hugs, Mich


This weeks sketch (by Cheri O Neil) at LETS SCRAP is a really nice one. It has so many possiblities.

Remember you have until Tuesday midnight next week to submit your layout in order to stand in line to win some awesome prizes. So hop on over to LETS SCRAP and get scrapping and winning !

I decided to dedicate this layout to my special husband who is really one of the best "dads" I have ever seen. He always has time for his boys, no matter what.

Being a real "BOY" page, I couldn't exactly add flowers, so I went with Pinwheels. There are hundreds of tutorials out there, but I found a nice easy one at RHYTHM OF THE HOME by Jessica. Check it out HERE:

Left side of page:

Right side of page:

Some close up shots. Found these cool Ticket Stubs at the Expo (Tim Holtz ones).. loved them on this page..also love the 7Gypsey stickers.. they always work well. used them around the outside of the page too.

Thanks for looking and I hope you hop on over and load your creations too.. would love to see them.

Hugs, Mich

Monday, April 11, 2011


Maria started her blog on the 8th May, and is giving away some candy.

Candy will include Rubber stamps Embossing powder Designer papers Ribbons Die cuts Peel offs Glitter Flowers Adhesives and more!

All you need to do to be in with a chance to win is

  1. Be a follower,new or existing of her blog

  2. post candy on your blog, with a link back to her blog

  3. enter using the blue froggy.

Candy will run until 7th May 10.30pm Good luck!

Weekend Scrapping

This weekend I was able to complete 3 double layouts for upcoming sketch challenges over at Let's Scrap. These are just some sneak peeks so long for you all ! Based on this weeks upcoming sketch (revealed on Wednesday): This is my layout for the DT new sketch. I have loved being on the DT so much, thought I might as well try again. Remember you have until next week latest to submit your DT entries (visit Lets Scrap for more details): And lastly, this is for a sketch at the end of the month.. just had to brag with my awesome flowers. I recently bought the Tim Holtz Tattered Angels Flowers. I just LOVE them ! I found this flower tutorial online and had to try it. I think they came out stunning.. very messy work to make them (my hands are covered with ink).. but the end result was so worth it.. Will reveal this layout end April.. Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Mich

Now and Forever Card

A friend asked me to make a wedding card for her. I finally got to play with my new Tim Holtz Alterations Bird Cage Die.. ... What fun it was... Card open:
Close up of elements:
Close up of bead work:

Hope the newly weds like the card. I loved making it !

Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Mich

Scrapping Competition Layout

I just love the sketches that Ingeborg uses for her competitions. Have a look here for the April Competitions details at her blog : SCRAPBOOKING COMPETITIONS . For April, she designed this awesome sketch: I have had these awesome photos of my sister and her daughter (they are about 24 years old), and have never had the right sketch / paper to scrap them. . This sketch just seemed to work perfectly. I used left over Kaiser papers from Camp Crop layouts for this layout too and LOTS of birdy rubons that we got at the Scrapping Expo last year. Close up of layout:
Loved working with these rubon's .. they are American Crafts and they work so well.. don't make a big mess...
I had fun with flowers on this page..
Cut up chipboard swirls and inked with Inkies to give some color:

Thanks for looking ! Don't forget to pop over to Ingeborg's site. Enter the challenge and you too could win her awesome April prize !

Hugs, Mich

Friday, April 8, 2011

Scrapping Update

At the Tim Holtz Day / Expo, in our goody bags, we recieved a double page kit with all the goodies to complete a layout. The instructions however were in the new Scrapping & Kie magazine (on sale now.. ). they had them on sale there so we all bought one to do the layout.. very sneaky but good marketing I suppose.. at least we got the kit for free. It is a very pretty layout.. just have no idea what photos to put on yet.. Close up left and right:

Close up shots of elements:

Hugs, Mich