Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sparkle and Shine..........

She sparkles and shine when she smiles...
how I wish she would do it more often!!!

some close ups
I used these ovals from 

Products used:

Deep Rose cardstock
Basic Grey- Phoebe Pattern Paper
Vanilla Cardstock
Imaginarium Designs oval frames
metal accents
American Crafts thickers
Alpha Stickers from a shop in Paris (cant remember the shop or the street ooops)
white spray paint
and lots of glitter!!!!

I am entering this layout in the 
sparkle challenge over at 


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Use It Tuesday!......

Time to use it!
over at 

we are asking you to use an 
uninked stamp 
on your project along with older stash!!
here is my take on the challenge
I used Glitz Designs distressed rounds stamp
I inked the image and stamped it on white cardstock 
then I cut around it it inked the edges
 and misted it red of course!!
then I placed it under the photograph of
our precocious miss who would have been 14yrs old here!!
This was a quick and simple layout
as I was running a temp at the time!
It is official I hate spring
it may be a beautiful season 
but I cannot handle the fluctuations in temperature
do you think it's old age?????LOL

back to the layout....
I think the title really should have read
"You know like"
a very teen phrase 
 I might add 3 years down the track 
she still says!! LOL

Ok so here's the low down on stash used
Glitz Designs distressed rounds stamp
Basic Grey pattern paper/blueline
white spray paint
corrugated cardboard was spray painted red
the chicken wire (real yes!!) was spray painted white
some misting from Mr Huey Hot Dog
some carbochon red and black cant remember where I bought them
white heart made myself
and the black board die cut I am embarrased to say
 I havent a clue wish I had kept the packaging!
and of course on top of the die cut are some American Crafts thickers!!

Head on over to the blog to see what the design team created
there are some gorgeous creations!
So we will be waiting for you to play along
as I am sure there are many stampers and scrapbookers out there that
have many unused stamps laying about....
go on 
USE IT.....
and upload it to the blog!


Sunday, 18 March 2012

This one's for you Stella Bech!!!.....

A couple of weeks ago at a friendly crop
young Stella
was playing with mists on some cardstock and she hated the end result 
she was about to throw out the paper when 
I shouted Are you crazy????
I want it!!!
and she handed it over thinking this woman is mad what does she want to create with this
destroyed cardstock
you see the card stock was misted with a very dark mauve actually looks black
in the bottom left hand corner and the top right hand corner
 I was so excited to start creating that I forgot to take a before photo
yes I am an idiot!!
So you just have to trust me on this one
So I went to town misitng other colours and some masking was done and paint splatters
I thoroughly enjoyed myself!!!
and this is the end result
So dear sweet Stella you can make layouts out of mistakes!!


here are some closeups!

I will be entering this layout in the March challenge over at
Scrap for Help
where Cynthia Lorens has asked us to use chipboard!

I was also going to take part in one of the challenges over at 
but dear Mandy I did not read the challenge properly thus no strawberries to go along with the hearts!! time...

materials used
cream cardstock from Stella Bech
lots of Maya Road mists
the only materials I remember are the heart die cut from Glitz Designs
the hot air balloon I fussy cut from a Webster's page page...
the film strip chipboard I have no idea where it is from!! 
i sprinkled some hearts and carbochon flowers here and there
under the photo is some corrugated cardboard and protective fabric for shoes which which were both  misted 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

March 15th....

means new challenges at

here is a taste but for more info on the sponsors and prizes please go to the blog

March 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria:   Finish this line "I miss...". 
 Tell us about someone you are missing right now and why. Your journalling can be as long or as little as you like, but we want to hear all about someone you are missing!

Ideas for journalling: missing time alone with your partner, missing your old self, missing your children because they are off to school, university or living away from you, missing your children being young, missing a friend you have not seen in a while, someone in another country, someone that has passed away, a mentor whose advice you could use, a relative you wish you lived closer to, someone you regret having an argument with, missing a pet

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 
YOU MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..


over at

we are introducing two new designers 
that will be creating layout sketches for Getr Creative 
we kick off this month
and here is her sketch

head on over to the blog to see what the guest designers 
have created this month!!!!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Time to Use It......

Morning folks....
Over at

we were asked to create a layout in Green!!!
(in honour of St Patricks day which is around the corner)
so here is my take 

materials used
Urban Lilly pattern paper....chic
Clear die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle
White mist Mr Huey Studio Calico
Big Green butterfly and smaller butterfly 3d stickers from Jumbo
(local store for cheap toys and paper stationery)
graph stamp from a friend!!

so why dont you play along
it is very satisfying using up all that old stash!
head on over to the 

blog to see what the rest of the design team have created!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Discovering her style.......

When I saw these photos of our precocious 
soon to be 17yr old
I knew they had to be scrapped
just like our drama queen!!
the journalling reads:
Your love of theatre and dance has never waned, 
I love how you are now playing with the camers discovering your own style

A special thank you to 

for their advice and pieces of their stash....

I am entering this layout in the 
Bird Is The Word 
challenge to use the word
if you look closely it is written twice once in white
 then I went over it again with a red glitter pen
not very successfully I know
please excuse the photo
for a country that boasts a shining sun 11 months of the year
 we have had 3 months of darkness and cold.....


Thursday, 1 March 2012

March 1st...our 9th anniversary!!

 9 years ago
we said
(mind you we have been together since 1995)

yes we are both much younger and slimmer here....LOL

On a scrappy note 

has gone live with its 
March 1st challenge
your journalling prompt this challenge is to tell us about 
what you are good at
well this one was a difficult one for me
as I could not find anything
I asked C3 my son
and here is what he replied.......

and I did not ask Gregory.....
I was afraid that I would hear that I am really really good at 
doing housework!! LOL LOL

Seriously though you must go to 
Once Upon A...Sketch and see the amazing creations
from the design team.....

and yes that is real chicken wire under my photo..
I can tell you that I cut myself many a time....
products I have used

Black cardstock
Mr Huey white mist
Maya Road cotton candy mist
chicken wire
Imaginarioum Designs butterfly 
(misted with Maya Road cotton candy and while wet dusted with glitter)
Tim Holtz butterfly stamp 
Pebbles Glitter Flower brads 
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas
Making Memories Glitter bling alphas
tiny red confetti stars......