Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mono.. monochrom..?? one shade of color layout!!

hi i hope you have having a colorful day! we have had some lovely rain and somehow the grass seems greenier and the flowers are full of rich colors!

 i love the idea of using one shade of color for a layout. the first time i tried this was for a white layout. there is something very clean and pure about using only white. it is ideal for weddings and baby layouts, but i love the end result of these two layouts. the white on white has such texture but a softness about it too..

  i did this layout this week for a monochromatic color scheme challenge for Debs Creations. and for something totally different i have used green as my color base. i am quiet happy with the end result!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Heart

i have another layout done for a challenge on Debs Creations.. this one called for stitching, ribbon, flowers and buttons..totally do-able!!
and i got to use an old Prima paintable paper i have had for years!! just goes to show.. always look to the bottom of the stash!! you just might find the paper you are after for a layout!!
i hope your heart is happy today!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


well i have just finished another layout for Debs Creations Wonderland Challenge.. this one was a color challenge.. to use pink, purple, two tones of blue, a touch of white and brown.. (could i have asked for a better color combo with all my female photos!!??) anyway i have seen a lot of banners on the blogs and places i visit so i thought i would have a go at this myself.. my first try at doing a banner! and i think it wont be my last.!! so have you put a banner on a layout? i hope you feel inspired to put one on if you haven't!!

have a happy day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

a wonderland challenge

i have just done a layout for a challenge on Debs Creations inspired by the theme of Alice in Wonderland. You had to draw inspiration from a picture, and follow a recipe list of 'ingredients' and also have the word 'wonderland' on your layout. and this is what i came up with... This is my youngest sitting by a flower bed at Picnic Point in Toowoomba in Spring.. they have the most beautiful gardens for the Carnival of Flowers every September..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

the beach..

It is the school holidays here now, and i always dream of the beach. we usually sneak off to the beach in January for a few days.... so how about i find some beach layouts and have a little dream.............

this is a Sketch Inspiration sketch #128

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Challenge weekend

well if it rains it pours!! this weekend has a lot of challenges happening..i have two that i would love to join in with... one on Scrap of Difference, and one on Deb's Creations.. so i am not sure how many i will get to do... but last months challenges on Scrap of Difference were based on the theme of blast from the past... so i found some photos that definitely fit in that category!!

we usually have a color challenge, which was lilac and brown, a combo i have not used before, but i do like how this combination compliments each other. this is my Mum when she was a teenager in the 50's.

this layout was for the technique, and i chose to do a vintage style. this is my siblings and i about 1969 at the beach.

and this layout was for the sketch challenge. i love sketches, they provide a foundation from which to develop and create the layout. humm this photo of these two young loves was taken in 1988...and of course i haven't aged a bit..(cough cough!!!)

so hopefully i will have time to get into some of the challenges around this weekend.. it is a great way to be stretched and it also gets me to scrap faster as time soon goes and the layout needs to be uploaded into the gallery to be in the competition...
(oh and i am not bragging...... but my color and technique won last months challenge...!! and that really is a wonderful boost to think others like my creations too!!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

in the garden.

yesterday was such a lovely warm day i ventured out
 into my garden. i used to do lots of gardening, but lately not so much.. not that i dont like it.. i love it.. but in the country i have lots of enemies to gardening.... lack of time, lack of good water, wallerbies and hares, frost in winter and really hot dry days in summer. ... but when there are flowers, i do like to get photos with family.... to scrap of course..!!

 this double layout (from 2008) is my daughter just out in the garden in the afternoon with some flowers in her hand..

 the next layout 'enjoy every moment' (from 2008) is my nieces son just sitting amongst the flowers, pulling the petals off and enjoying the sunshine..

'make everyday beautiful' is a layout with my daughter 'smelling' the daisy's.. the sun is just behind her and i love this photo, so i kept the layout simple to keep the focus on the photo. (layout Feb 2009)

again, a simple photo taken outside in my garden with a simple little bunch of daisy's, and i painted the chipboard florish in the corner to pick up on the golden color of the flowers..(layout done in march 2009) next time you go out in your garden, remember it is your own private natural studio to take some simple photos which just could be the beginnings of a precious memory kept alive in a beautiful scrap layout..

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September - our anniversary month

September is such a beautiful month.. the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming!! and people love to get married in spring!

 My Hubby and I celebrate our Wedding Anniversary in September.. so i thought i would share a few layouts about us!

Monday, September 06, 2010

my Father

we had a lovely Fathers Day on Sunday. it was shared with my Husbands family and we celebrated with a baby dedication. such a special time.. a new baby.. a new life... a whole new book...
My Dad had his 78th birthday on the Friday. we are so blessed to still have him with us as he had major heart surgery in 2008. He is such a humble man, i am a lot like him i think. and that was the inspiration behind the layout called my fathers eyes (done in 2008).. i think i have his eyes! and i think i have his gentle nature too..
i love you Dad.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

AAAHHH Spring...!!

i love Spring.. the days are getting longer and warmer and the flowers.. well they are just beautiful for stimulating the senses with their color and smell... being blessed with three daughters i need no encouragement to use flowers on my layouts.. so to celebrate spring and color... a few favs  from 2008..