Stay Tuned!!

Stay tuned very soon for an announcement about a ‘little adventure’ I am working on?ย  I am doing something that I love and hope you might like it too ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Any guesses, sorry not spilling hehe!

Hoping to be up and running next week so not too far away!

It will feature a new blog and Face Book Page ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have had some wonderful help and encouragement from a lovely lady ๐Ÿ™‚

Till then, Happy Scrapping x

 

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“A New Lease On Life!”

Morning everyone and Happy Monday!

I have been up and about early for work this morning and not much sleep as my head was going around and around working out a project/adventure I have coming up soon. Stay Tuned!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Over the weekend I have been straightening up my scrap space and I now have most of it situated in the lounge room corner. I have left my huge table in the dining room with some other bits and pieces on it and to use to make a mess with my paint, inks etc.

I have one great bench for my scrap space, which has two cupboards and shelves.ย  As the other one I wanted to match was unavailable, I decided to give an old piece of furniture a new lease on life and re-purpose it in my scrap space.ย  I could have repainted it etc, but I liked its charm the way it was. It had a few scratches on one side but didn’t matter as they can’t be seen.

011-002ย ย  This great shelf unit on the left used to be a bar and I have cleaned it up and converted the shelf space for my scrap booking supplies. It is a fair age, but it is very strong and still in great shape.ย  The drawers I have lined with some scrapbook paper. I have my 6×6 papers, ribbons in the jars, embellishments in baskets and PL on the bottom right. Opposite you can see my Raskog cart all loaded up and ready to go!

003-005This is looking into our lounge room from the kitchen and I have a great position in front of the huge windows and it gets heaps of natural light.ย  I have my other bench in front to work on and not cluttered with tools etc. I just have my magnetic mat, other cutting mat and cordless light. By keeping my bench clear, I am hoping I will want to create more!

006As you can see I have put my trusty book shelf on top of the bar and it gives me extra storage, while using the wall space. I have gone up instead of out ๐Ÿ™‚ย  In the tiered basket on the left I have heaps of my flowers out so I will use them, wall storage with goodies in them and my Raskog ๐Ÿ™‚ The shelves have my card stock, masks, scrap papers, etc stored on it. My ribbon dress sits above and I can still access it easily!

005As you can see I have plenty of space for all my scrap supplies and by having my Raskog next to the bench with all my tools, stamps etc I think I will be more creative on my next project ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  On the door handle on the other side I have one of the small hanging cups with my tape, scissors etc in it instead of on the bench ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think I have created a space for my creativity to bloom and all my bits and bobs are in easy reach and all organised. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned for my next adventure!

Happy Scrappingย  x

 

“Think Outside The Square!”

I don’t think I do very often, but as Home and Scrapped has a challenge this month to use squares on a page, I thought I would give it ago. I started this yesterday and was determined to get it finished before I have to go to work tonite ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been making Twinchies for a swap also this month and I think Heather got inspired and created this challenge to tie in with the ‘square theme’

008This layout started as 8.5 x 11 size as I used a square stamp block and some distress ink to create the background. Then as I was adding things I decided it would look good included on a 12×12. This photo of JJ and I having hugz was taken back in 2004 so I thought it was time I told the story ๐Ÿ™‚

Not sure how the purple came about, I was just playing and I added a few smaller pieces of pp on the top and a few layered bits, with a punched bird border and bird. I did a bit of faux stitching as well to add interest. The main thing is this photo and story is documented and lots of fun too.

Happy Scrapping x

 

 

“Me Challenge!”

I am having a fun day of scrapping and making a mess!ย  Great relaxation and fun for me on a Sunday after a big week at work and still a bit sore from my fall.

I love Heather’s challenges @ Home and Scrapped and I have been wanting to do this September one and finally managed to do it today. The challenge was to scrap a pic of you and journal about what is happening on that day.

H & SI decided on this one with my feet up for a change.ย  I really enjoy having my shower and getting into my pj’s when I don’t have to go to work. Chillax’n with my computer and surfing the web or catching up on some missed tv ๐Ÿ™‚

I misted the background and put the photo on a big banner, then did a bit of layering and tried out my new feathers die. A bit of bling also which is unusual for me to in the form of the pearl flourish, and the journaling is hidden under photo.

Hope you get some time to scrap this week.

Happy Scrapping x

 

“STG Mood Board Challenge!”

This month over @ http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/ they have a very nice mood board for you to take your inspiration from.

Moodboard STG Finawatermarkedl #2-1Isn’t it gorgeous!ย  For my layout I used the colours, flowers and sequins for inspiration.

STGI misted the background and used a Prima mask and layered a couple of photos with a few Kaiser bits and pieces and some D-Lish flowers. I used some of their enamel dots for the flower centers and a few chippy buttons instead of sequins.ย  I wanted to use the quote for these photos of my sister, niece, mum and I.ย  It says………

STRONG WOMEN –

May we know them,

May we be them,

May we raise them….

This quote says it all about us.ย  My mum has had to be very strong through her life, and she has been a big part of my sister and I coping through out our lives and coming back from some hard times. I know my sister is raising my only niece the same way. We are and will always be strong, independent women!

These photos of us my son took when we went to see dad on Father’s Day only a few weeks ago. I knew this was what I wanted to document for this challenge.

Hope you have a look at STG blog and join in as it is so much fun.

Happy Scrapping x

 

 

 

“Guys And Technology!”

Happy Saturday everyone,ย  I am working today and playing in my scrap space in between.ย  It’s a beautiful Spring day her in Aus ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the theme for October’s challenge over @ http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/

My boys have grown up with computers and game consoles and have been very lucky to have these all the time. At the moment I think they have an X-box, PS 4, mobile phones, I Pad, hand-held game consoles and computers which they play together online a lot!ย  This is how Jj gave me the idea for the title as they have to co-operate to play on Steam together and to achieve the goal of the game.ย  It is very addictive, but for them it is chill out time from school and work!

On this double 8.5×11 layout I decided to use a main photo of them checking out Cody’s I Pad when he got it and some smaller ones with some of their other devices ๐Ÿ™‚ Unlike their mother who uses her phone for everything lol!

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I wasn’t sure how to go about this one with the smaller photos, but decided to separate them and use chevrons to draw your eye to them. I masked some on the background with a white paint dauber and added a few small triangles also. I used some Tim Holtz mini film strip for the smaller photos and just some jouranling with the larger one. The chevrons seemed to get lost so I punched some with some pattern paper from the Kaisercraft Garage days 6×6 paper pad, and used some dimensional dots. I felt like it was missing something, so I used some Tim Holtz mini words here and there, with a larger title.

There is always a great challenge on over there, so hop on over and have a go!

Happy Scrapping x