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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I recently received my DT kit from ScrapbookCollections in South Africa.. it included the most amazing pack of papers ... one set was all Travel Related (Around the World) and the other was soft and beautiful (Damask)..

I have done 2 layouts so far..

Layout 1 
Called 2 Hearts.  Here is a sneak peek using the Damask Collection (more to follow shortly)

Layout 2,

I created using this weeks sketch by LETS SCRAP.

It was a fun sketch to work with..

Close ups of the layout:

Close ups of elements used:

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, February 23, 2012

THIS IS LIFE... Let's Scrap Sketch: 2-22-12

The new sketch at Let's Scrap for the week has been posted.. you have to love this one.. so much space for photos.. I loved it..

I decided to use photos of our very first "Outing" in Australia... friends of ours invited us to a Dinner Venue called Copacabana.. they have live dancing and serve food off skewers at the table. very fun.  These photos were taken of us BEFORE we left.. believe me the party just got started !  LOL

Layout created using Simple Stories Yearography collection

This is my layout and the closeups:

Close up left and right:

Close up of elements on layouts:

Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Mich

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Let's Scrap Sketch: 2-15-12

The third week of each month Let's Scrap share a Card Sketch.  This is over and above all the other challenges.  I am still busy with my 50 cards for Feb Leap (think I have run out of steam there though).. 

This is the sketch this week.. Debby created a beautiful sketch again:

My card using my scraps from Jillibean Soup range:

Thanks for looking,

Hugs, Mich

Let's Scrap Sketch: 2-8-12

I finally got a chance to play with this awesome sketch from Let's Scrap.. cannot believe I was so busy making cards that I totally ran out of time and then ended up forgetting about the main sketch...

This is the sketch:

As I had too many long photos, I combined the layout with a sketch by Pagemaps which I used on the left side.

I used a range of papers from Simple Stories off their Elementary and Yearography lines:

Photos are of my boys on their first day of school 2012.. they are growing so fast, it breaks my heart to see them getting so big ... ! But it is also a good thing I suppose.. 

Close up Left and right... 

 Thanks for looking

Hugs, Mich

Leap Blog Hop: Cards 23,24,25

Created a few more cards for the Let's scrap LEAP..

Glad to be using up all my scraps of stuff I have had for years.

Hugs, Mich

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Design Team Member

I am very excited,  I have been accepted by the Australian Kaisercraft Kit club called CIRCLE OF FRIENDS to be one of their page designers.

I received my kit this week.. check this awesome range of stash to play with..

and I managed to complete 2 singles, 1 double and a card with the items provided.. was so much fun.. 
check sneak peeks:
These kits will be available at CIRCLE OF FRIENDS soon.. you can contact them at: http://www.circleoffriends.net.au/kaisercraft.php if you want to sign up to the club. 
If you do join, PLEASE tell them I sent you as I get a bit of "acknowledgement" for it..

Hugs, Michelle

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Leap Blog Hop: Cards 21 and 22

Finished another 2 cards for the Let's Scrap blog hop..  

I was inspired by the  Tutorial posted on Scrap Friendzy BLOG this week on how to make "tattered ribbon flowers".. so I tried it on these two cards.. they really came out fun.. Try the tutorial for yourself.

Card 1:  On Dawns BLOG:

The sketch we had to use:

My card... 

 The inside of the card...

Card 2:  On Janet's BLOG:


My card using Bo Bunny Enchanted range of papers.. 

Hugs, Mich

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I love spending every day with you

These photos were taken in Port Fairy on 1 January 2012 when we were there for holiday.  Brenton and his dad were spending a lot of time together on the beach flying the stunt kites. Neville had to help him as the 2 kites pulled him around a lot and into the sea a few times.. LOL.. was fun.

Found this awesome range of MME papers with Kites on it that worked perfectly.  Added a few rolls to give it some texture.

Close up of left and right pages:

Close up of the layout and elements used:

Hugs, Mich