Always carry a Camera.. life happens all around you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6-25-14 Lets Scrap Sketch: LIFE - a series of moments

The new sketch is up at Lets Scrap this week.  Another fun double with lots of potential

This originally started out as a pre-bought kit created by Glenda Viljoen.  I changed it a lot to match the sketch and left off a lot of the kit elements.  Love the end result.

My kids discovered Wakaberry and had a ball eating yogurt with all the extras. nothing healthy about that !  LOL

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Challenge # 187 @ Lets Scrap : Sweet M

Challenge #187 at Lets Scrap this week is to scrap yourself as a young child. 

As we grew up very poor, we didn't have a camera.  These are about the only "decent" photos I could find of myself pre age 16... 

Used PEBBLES papers and lots of old stash I had lying around.

Lets Scrap Sketch used:


Close Up: 

Hidden journalling on back.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lets Scrap Sketch - 6-18-14 Card

I loved this weeks card sketch at Lets Scrap.  

I had tons of left over scraps from a layout, so decided to go all "girly" on this card.  I gave it to a friend for her birthday and she liked it.  I added girly elements and a bit of stenciling. 

This weeks sketch can be found here at Lets Scrap:  SKETCH

Here is the card I created.

Remember you have a whole week to play with and can win some fantastic prizes again !

Thanks for looking !

Hugs, Mich

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Let's Scrap Sketch : 6-11-14 - ZORRO

This weeks sketch is up at Lets Scrap. Come play along and win some great prizes too ! 
It is a fun double !

My son had Spanish week at school in Australia and they had to dress up.. Took me the whole night to make the cloak ! LOL.. He had to be Zorro of course (as was every other little boy in the school..) Used Scrap Collections range of papers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lets Scrap Sketch: 6-4-14 Messy Fun

This weeks sketch is up at Lets Scrap ... Pop on over and win some great prizes from Pic's and Tales.

The sketch :

I used the Left side of the sketch to create my layout.

I often attend class at a local Supplier that supplies teachers training.  During my classes I have become good friends with Sally.  We are now banned to the "naughty" corner.. LOL.. we sit in class in the corner and giggle and have a ball.. so fun !

This particular class of Liane was a very messy one... we were both covered with Orange stain by the end of it.

My layout using Bo Bunny papers.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lets Scrap Sketch: 5-28-14

This weeks sketch has been posted at Lets Scrap.  
Remember you have a full week to create a layout and post on the site.  You stand to win prizes each week!
Hope to see you play along.

Here is the sketch we had to play with.

My layout.

I used photos for the Scrapbook Convention last year.  I enjoyed the evenings with my friends, we all stayed over at the Hotel in the evenings and had so much fun.  

Layout created using Prima Lyric range of papers that I had left over from the Scrapbook Extravaganza last year.

SCRAP AFFAIRS - I'm a Cover Girl

I am so excited.  I am on the Cover of the New Scrap Affairs Magazine.

This layout was created for the SUPREME SCRAP TOURNAMENT I was taking in March.  One of the challenges was to doodle a layout.  I have never struggled so much with a layout and this single took me about 1 week to do !  Normally I do them so fast.  
However, the hard work paid off and I made the cover.. Am so excited.  Thanks to Scrap Affairs for the honor !

Close ups of my layout:

Lets Scrap NSD#9 - Booklet Challenge

I just love Booklets and tags and flaps and folds on a layout, and this challenge by Ada was just up my alley !  The deadline is beginning June so come and play along.  Details HERE

I used this sketch for my layout.

I had an old M&M kit that I recreated and done this double page with hidden tags on the left page and on the right page I have added 2 x booklets that open up for more photos.
I really loved this challenge !  

Journalling:  Visiting Neville over the December holiday was great. However, he still had to work, so I took the opportunity to drive around East London and show the boys a bit of the town. We found the local Aquarium and actually were surprised by the great display of fish and the cute Seal Show. A great morning out with the boys !

Lets Scrap NSD#8 - Music Inspired Challenge

I am hosting Challenge #8 at Lets Scrap for NSD. You can find it HERE

You have to use a Lets Scrap Sketch and include Lyrics and a Music Title in your layout.  This is open to so many great ideas for a layout.

I used this sketch for mine:

Layout created of my sons friend JD (my other son), who went Hang Gliding with him.  I used the title I BELIEVE I CAN FLY and the lyrics for my journalling.

Hope you can play along !  Challenge end early in June.

Lets Scrap NSD#5 - White Challenge / NSD#7 Marriage themed Challenge

Still busy with my Challenges at Lets Scrap for the NSD month of challenges.

NSD#5 is an ALL WHITE  challenge hosted by Roulien.  WOW.. this one was hard. 
However I had fun with it and actually love the end result.  

Sketch used: I only used the left side of the sketch.

My Layout:  Created of my nieces wedding. Used white only and embossed all the elements to give them texture.  Then use lots of texture paste on my layout too for shadows.

NSD#7 is a MARRIAGE/WEDDING themed challenge hosted by Hanne.  You have to include a quote on your layout too.

Sketch used: (used the left side of the sketch only)

My Layout:  Again used photos of my niece's wedding.  These were about all the little details that make a wedding special with the quote:  Always create a place where there is a memory.

Close ups:

Lets Scrap NSD#3 - Edge Punch Fun Challenge and NSD#4 - 3D Challenge

Challenge Number 3 at Lets Scrap is hosted by Hanne.   It is to use Edge Punches on your layout.. as many as you want.

Sketch used:

I created this fun Australian Day layout using punched borders along the sides and bottom.

My layout includes a flap on left for more photos.

The 4th challenge at Lets Scrap for NSD was hosted by Lori .. we had to apply 3D element on our layout.  As most of my layouts do use 3D elements, this was an easy one to do..

Sketch used:

My layout. -  Klaven went Hang gliding with his friend for his 16th birthday. My brother is a pilot and took them up. They loved it.  Had fun with this range of papers.

Lets Scrap NSD#2 - Crocheted Cuteness

NSD Challenge #2 at Lets Scrap was hosted by Erica.  We had to use Crochet items on our layout using a Lets Scrap Sketch.

As I have two left thumbs when it comes to anything knitting or crochet related, I used shop bought crochet flowers on my layout.

I used the left side of this sketch for my layout:

Layout created using photos of a recent Lets Scrap get together with some of the other DT ladies Roulien and Charlotte.

Lets Scrap NSD#1 - 2014 Mixed Media Madness

Val hosted this Lets Scrap challenge and asked us to create a layout using all types of Mixed Media.

I have just started playing with Mixed Media and having attended 2 of Tim Holtz's classes, I thought this would be so much fun to finally put the techniques to use.  Love the end result.

Sketch used:

As I love Tim Holtz and was using all his products, I thought it fitting to use the photos of our Tim Holtz Day this year.. 

I first applied Gesso over the background, spritzed, sprayed and then distressed in different colors to get the background.  Added some stamped images and then used Tim Holtz Stencils on the layout.  I added some splats of Distress Stain to give some more texture and then added photos and extras to finish it off.

Close ups:

NSD Challenges at Let's Scrap 2014

The new team was selected for Lets Scrap and I was luck enough to be asked again to join as a DT member.

Here is the sketch we had to create with and my entry:

My layout created about my kids and their fantastic grandparents:

I love it there, we have so much fun and the ladies are a great group.  There is a new sketch up every week with Challenges, Tutorials, Forums, etc.  (and you can win prizes too!).. 

This month kicked off with NSD (National Scrapbooking Day) which we make into National Scrapbooking Month.   Each DT has been asked to do a challenge and there is a LOAD to show how much scrapping you managed to get done this month.  I have reached 60 pages / projects so far this month.. phew.. now where to put them all !  

For the DT challenges, I have managed to finished all (bar 1) of the challenges so far.

My entries for NSD Challenge 1 - 4+1 bonus sketch challenge.  

Sketch Challenges by Debbie:
Sketch 1:

My layout:

Sketch 2:

My layout:

Sketch 3:

My layout:

Sketch 4:

My layout:

BONUS Sketch for finishing all 4

Drawing takes place in June.. holding thumbs.. 

Thanks for looking !  

Hugs, Mich