Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hello Summer

Well here is the first layout i have worked on for over 2 weeks yay, it is a complete lift of one that i found in the gallery over at SC by the awsome Ginmei, i love this ladies work, it is all just so unique and awesome. She normally scraps in 8.5 by 11 but i changed it to my usual 12x12 to have a look at her work please go here,
I think i want to lift every layout she has done lol. I never use stamps and here i used 4 different ones wow so completly out my comfort zone. 


 
Materials Used ( from On the Easal by SC and bits from Sunkissed at Noel Mignon)
Cardstock - Bazzil
Patterned Paper - October afternoon, My minds eye, Jillibean soup, Echo park and Studio Calico
Stamps - American crafts and Studio Calico
Inks - Jenni Bowlin
Journal spots - October Afternoon
Tape - American Crafts
Flowers - Sassafrass Lass
Punch - Martha Stewart and Fiskars
Alphas - American Crafts
Marker - American Crafts

Soooooooooo excited

and RELIEVED
yesterday afternoon i completed the end of unit report and sent in for marking, that was the last of the college course i was doing now complete :D and 16 days early :D i took longer than i wanted but lucy been ill etc stopped me from studying and when gary lost his job i was working more etc etc but im just so glad its done :D the tutor will mark the stuff i sent in over the weekend next week and im sure i will have to tweak bits but atleast in my head its over lol, until next year. but iam almost 80% decided that i am going to skip this year and start the next course after Lucy goes to school. i was so stressed this yearwith it and at some points thought i was having a nervous breakdown and i just think you know i should spend all the time i can with her before she is off 5 days a week in the big world. Also i havnt done as much scrapping as i normally do throughout , i used to scrap EVERY day and i wasnt doing it for weeks ata time there so i think its time to chill and enjoy the summer. Also i have dropped a shift in work to give me a day for me, go to gym, read a book on the beacch,scrapbook, whatever but just time for ME so i will only be doing 2 days yayyyyyyyy

Lucy has also had a few accidents over the past couple of weeks, the first being she was swinging on my bedroom door and somehow managed to take the whole of her big toenail off ewwwwww was horrible. and then last monday on labour day she fell at the park so spent a few hours in A&E but luckily it was just a sprain and not a broken arm, its not so sore now so all is good, for now....

I used to sub over at SC and stopped my sub for a couple of reasons, but mainly cos im in love with Noel Mignon lol well i was browsing there site as i get my punches from there every now and then, anyway i saw a couple of there past kits and Loved the colours as they seem all summery to me and well i am going to have a ton of summer pictures to scrap over the next few months so i treated my self, well they came last week so i am going to dig them out and make a wee layout, dont worry Noel you are still the best :)

well its sunday and i spent the last few days doing my report so i think i may do a wee layout today, go to the park orsomething with Lucy and then going to a friends tonight for a bbq :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Little Pumpkin

Here is a layout i worked on this morning for the sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers i really liked this sketch and used it to use another of Lucys first halloween pics
Materials used (from my sleepy hollow kit from Noel Mignon)
Card stock - Bazzil
Patterned Papers - Making memories and Pink Paisley
Alphas - Jillibean Soup and Making Memories
Buttons - Maya Road
Punches - Fiskars
Ink - Tim Holtz
Tiny attatcher - Tim Holtz
Stickers - Melissa Frances

Saturday, October 16, 2010

1st Rainbow

Here is another layout i worked on today, this was a layout i made last month and absolutly hated, looky here to see why, its just awful, you know i had the layout in my head but it just wouldnt come together




Anyway i have had it sitting on my desk just waiting to be fixed, and today i thought my Lucy says Boo halloween layout would be a great way to do this one so i got stuck in and here is the final layout, I'm very happy with the outcome as its nice and bright, oh and i had to add the Tessa Ann buttons as i bought them as soon as i took the photo of the rainbow lol, they were toooo cute



Materials Used from my Sunkissed kit at Noel Mignon
Cardstock - Bazzil
Patterned papers - Echo Park
Alphas - American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket
Buttons - Tessa Ann
Punch - Martha Stewart
Banner - Echo Park (cut from the cover of the paper pack)
Journal Spot - Echo Park
Stickers - Echo Park
Bling - Kaisercraft

Bucket of Fun

Here is a layout i worked on today using the sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays, this is to win a chance on the guest DT of course i probably wont get chosen but i still like to play along... For this i used another picture of Lucy at the beach last summer, boy we sure had fun there on my days off, im so happy that summer is just around the corner again:)



Materials used (from my sunkissed kit from Noel Mignon)
Card stock - We are Memory Keepers and Bazzil
Patterned paper - Echo Park and making memories(clouds)
Alphas -American crafts and Cosmo Cricket
Buttons - Stampin Up
Stickers - Echo Park
Punch - Martha Stewart

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lucys first Halloween

In New Zealand you cannot get proper themed Halloween papers etc its just not a big thing over here, which is sad because i LOVE Halloween so much, any hoo i had made a few layouts of Lucys first Halloween using non themed papers but i just hated those layouts as they didnt shout Halloween out to me. So you canimaging how happy i am to have been lucky enough to purchase the October kit from Noel Mignon, it is just to die for,i love it. Anyway it arrived this morning and i got straight to putting it away in my cool new kit holder, then i took all the pictures of myold halloween layouts and got to work. This layout was inspired to me over at the Pink Paisley blog, just loved the end result so thought i would attempt the same, needless to say i had to swap some stuff out as i didnt have the complete PP line, the green trick or treat is there cos i dropped it on there by mistake and it stuck hard lol.

Materials used (from Sleepy Hollow kit )
Card stock - Bazzil
Patterened Paper - Pink Paisley, Making memories
Border punch - EK Success
Alphas - Pink paisley and making memories
Run ons - Pink Paisley
Flowers - Girls paperie
Buttons - Maya Road
Canvas border - Pink Paisley
Stckers - Melissa Frances
Metal embellies - unknown will update later

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Film

Here is another layout i lifted from the Noel Mignon blog and another from Diana, just loved this one of hers so had to give it a go

Materials used ( from Lemonade stand)
Card stock - Co-ordinations
Patterned paper - Pink Paisley
Artesian tape - Pink Paisley
Rub ons - October afternoon
Button - Maya road
Alpha - American Crafts
Die cuts - Pink paisley

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

At the beach

Here is the final layout i lifted on Sunday and this time its one of the fabulous Jana Eaubank, if you know me you will know i LOVE this lady so much, she is truly awesome. Infact she hasnt been around for a couple of weeks and she has been missed big time, I get heaps of inspiration from her both through her LO's and her sketches. Glad to see you back Jana :)


Materials Used ( from sunkissed kit by Noel Mignon)
Card stock - Bazzil and American Crafts
Pattern Paper - My Minds Eye, Echo Park and Jillibean Soup
Butterfly rub on - Jenni Bowlin
Stamp - Imaginensce
Journal Pen - American Crafts presision Marker
Ink - Tim Holtz and Stampin Up
Buttons - Stampin Up
Alphas - American Crafts
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Flowers - Imaginensce and American Crafts

Monday, October 4, 2010

All set for fun at the beach

Here is another LO i lifted on Sunday when i was on my DT lift spree. This was another one from Diana Brodeur and i just love it. so nice and bright, loving this kit sooooooo much



Materials used (from Sunkissed from Noel Mignon)
Card stock - Bazzil
Patterned Paper - Echo Park, American crafts(butterfly) and Jillibean Soup
Envelope - Melissa Francis
Flair - American Crafts
Alpha - Creative Imaginations
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Blong - Kaisercraft
Mist - Shimmerz (Chick a Dee and Bed of roses)
Journal Pen - American Crafts Presision Marker

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sand Everywhere

I have not had a lot of time for scrapping lately so i decided everything esle could wait and i was going to try get some done, well of course i could not find my mojo anywhere, nothing was happening. So to overcome this as i was not wasting this free time i just popped onto the Noel Mignon layouts and project blog and thought i would get to lifting some of thelayouts i have admired from the awesome DT that she has. I fancied working with the sunkissed kit today so i just clicked on that and up came 28 layouts yay heaven. The DT member i lifted was Diana Brodeur, you should def try out her blog to see some of her awesome work.
This is of a picture of Lucy at the beach last summer covered from head to toe in sand, thank god the summer is on its way again, so over the winter

Materials used (from my sunkissed kit)
Cardstock - Bazzil
Patterned paper - Echo Park and basic gray(stole a basics sheet from office party kit)
Ribbon -American Crafts
Brads - American Crafts
Alpha - American Crafts
Journal spot - My Minds Eye 
Flowers - imaginence
Birds - Maya Road
Tiny type - Cosmo Cricket
Journal pen - American Crafts Presision marker

Saturday, October 2, 2010

1st View

Here is a layout i worked on this weekend, it is one i havewanted to do all week, a scraplift of one of Noel Mignons that i just loved. Only thing was when i went to do it i had already used some of the bits from my kit so i just swapped themout for something else.

The picture if of the first time we ever laid eyes on the fabuous Mount Taranaki (Egmont to locals) anyway it was just defrosting some of its winters snow getting ready for the hot glorious summer



Materials Used (from Office party and stash)
Card stock - Jillibean Soup
Patterned paper - My minds eye and Crate
Overlay - Hambly
Pins - Maya Road
Punch - Martha Stewart, Ek Success
Rubons - Basic Grey
Precision Marker - American Crafts
Ink - Tim Holtz
Tiny Type - October Afternoon
Title -Making Memories
Journal Spot - 7Gypsies
Artisian Tape - Pink Paisley