Wednesday, April 27, 2011

bird is the word!

in the midst of scrapping an album for my dear friend, i have wandered off to do a challenge!! i came across the challenge at
and thought ...hummm.. let me see what i can do with this!! my youngest daughter started a new school this year.. she was going up to toowoomba each day and i thought.. hey this travelling is a bit much.. so we put her into our local school for year 5.. not an easy thing to do for her. but she has been brave and hasn't had a day off and goes off happily to school. so i thought i would do a layout about her 'beginning a new school'..
and a close up.. i have been seeing flags appear on layouts with the trend of banners, and so i thought.. how hard could it be to make one? not hard at all..if i can do it, anyone can..
a close up of my flag which is part of my title!
i bought a bag of wooden sticks from a cheap store thinking they would be good to make fences.. but they are really fabulous for flags too! So glad i got a bag,  they certainly are going to come in handy for scrapping! hope you are having a great day!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Calendar Girl

this months challenge at was to use this picture
 as inspiration for your layout as well as using a flourish with a bling product.. when i saw the flowers i knew what photo i was going to use straight away.. Nisha's photo was in the calendar for the school she was attending in 2009 wearing the costume for Hawaiian day..the flowers on the hat in the picture above, were quite similar to the flowers she wore around her neck! Aloha!!

Hoping you have a Blessed Easter..xx

Monday, April 18, 2011

Life Changing Moments..

the latest CC at scrap of difference had the theme of life changing moments..  the sketch we had to use  was from Kaiser.. and then my take on the sketch.. certainly was a life changing moment for my Daughter to go overseas for a month holiday, and for us in letting her go..this photo is a bit small but it is of Bethany under the boarding sign at the Airport showing Singapore as checking in.. her flight!!

the color challenge was to use the palette from the color room...and do a layout with these colors..  it is a life changing moment when you finally get your license and dont need mum or dad sitting beside you anymore.. and also for us as parents, as now our child was driving on their own.. and this is something all parents would understand!!

and the technique challenge was to use fussy cutting... ummm.. one of my favourite things to do.. i find it so relaxing.. My SIL has just turned 50, and it has been a life changing moment in that she has realized she can get a seniors card!! so i was able to do this layout and put it in a frame for her for her birthday.

and just a close up of the layers..i  love this range of papers from Kaiser..thanks for visiting and the comments you leave are like flowers in my garden of creativity!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

scrap jack...

another new challenge site i have stumbled upon is scrap jacked..
and i think the idea is to scrap lift one of the layouts on display.. so i took Lisa's layout...
and used it for my inspiration... i had this photo of nisha from last year which i thought needed to be scrapped.

a close up of the flowers.. i have heaps of these kind of flowers, so when they are layered up they look quite nice i think....

so thanks for coming by!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

look inside your heart - once upon a sketch challenge

Hi there.. with so many challenges going on at any given time... how do you pick which ones to do?? well in my blog travels, i usually just go with what 'grabs' me!! and so when i came upon this site with this sketch ..i just thought i would have a try..
  there also had to be at least 25 words of hand written journalling...
first the sketch...then my layout..

and then a close up of the journalling.. i love the new Kaiser papers.. so pretty... thanks for coming by..

Sunday, April 10, 2011

peace, love

this months inspriation challenge at
was to use this picture as your inspiration for your layout..
and so i took the many colors and the butterflies and came up with this layout using lots of Kaiser..

i love photos of  these two girls together.. (i think i may have mentioned that once or twice!!) thanks for visiting!! hope you have peace and love in your day!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

scrap lift from Australian Scrapbook Ideas

on monday i picked up the april edition of Australian Scrapbook Ideas which i really think is a great magazine..
and on page 40 i found a scrap lift challenge is use the layout for inspiration on your own layout.. well i must say that was like waving a red flag at a bull to me.. i love scrap lifts... so i had a go.. and this is my layout... i have flipped the bracket shape to the other side but the layout is still similar to the sketch.. my daughter Hannah has the most beautiful eyes.. so the title is simply... your beautiful eyes...
thanks for poppin in.. and check out the magazine.. it has lovely freebie papers and stamps this month too...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

autumn angel

dont you just love a new month!?  a fresh picture on the calender, closer to Christmas... and new challenges!!! the new challenge at ARTastic
this month is to take this painting
and use it to inspire a layout, as well as using clouds, trees and autumn colors..
i think this painting is so peaceful and beautiful it could be a scene from Heaven.. so the photo i used was one of Nisha with the sun shining down from heaven, with some gorgeous leaves from a park in Toowoomba. there is water in the painting, and water in my photo.. i have some happy clouds, trees in my photo and the lovely scrapware tree, and i have used autumn colors in my layout...
i think this season of autumn is so pleasant at the moment... i hope you are enjoying today!!

a new blog..

my scrappy friend Rhonda has restarted blogging after having had surgery and moving states.. enough to make anyone need a break.. well she is back.. and she is one of those amazing scrappers who do beautiful and creative layouts and OTP. she has been published many times in various magazines.. and received HM's for her masters entries.. and i simply love everything she does.. she has been an encourager to me to start blogging and i just want to share her addy so you can check out her blog.. you wont be disappointed and will want to keep going back for more inspiration. thanks.. have a fantastic day!!