Monday, February 21, 2011

Two of a Kind - themed challenges..

hi.. this last weekend was the challenge weekend for Scrap of Difference.. and the theme was TWO OF A KIND.. we have a sketch, a color and a technique challenge..using the theme to inspire the layouts..

 the layout called "a special bond' is about my daughter and her special friend Eloni who shared their lives together in Treasure House Childrens Home Fiji before they were both picked up by their family's on the same day in January 2003.. what a wonderful opportunity to get each others details and stay in touch for the sake of these two girls and the bond they have..we were able to re-unite in January 2010 and the girls were able to just get to know each other again.. so definitely a very special two of a kind..

i used lots of die cuts and layered them with foam tape for dimension..(now sorry for the gap...dunno why!!...still learning about these bloggy thingys!!)
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the color challenge was to use lime green and for this layout i used a photo of Hannah and her bestie Jess.. they have been close friends since grade 8 in 2004, so as teenagers they are two of a kind.. you know ... the teenager kind!!! i am lovin bows at the moment.. and used a soft gorgeous ribbon for the bow in the corner..

the technique was to do a double layout.. i don't usually do doubles.. so this was a good challenge..

this is of course of my two daughters.. two of the closest kind... sisters...(now for some reason i cant seem to put up the double, or get the two layouts  side by side.. but you can get the idea.. the pages are like a mirror image.. ) I will put one layout in each of my daughters albums.. and just a closeup of the flowers which include the new kaiser paper blooms and kaiser dress form..(which i LURVEEE!!) thanks for popping in today.. hope your day is going great!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

kraft it up Feb challenge

looking for something different to do i came across the Kraft it up challenge for February.
. it was to use these colors...on kraft i thought i would have a go...and i couldn't go past this gorgeous photo of my daughter Hannah! and i got to use up some old kaiser rubons!! thanks for poppin in!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

love is...

a recent challenge at
called for a layout using the sketch using white space and to do with love.We also had to have a tag with special journalling.  Being valentines day monday i thought it would be nice to put this on my blog to honour my husband. The photo on the layout was taken on the sunday and we are walking down our road.. On monday 10th January we had the most tragic day with the floods in so many parts of S.E. QLD. My husband is a truckie and on a trip when he got my desperate call telling him how the water in our creek was rising and to be honest i don't remember exactly what i said but he would have heard the distress in my voice.. the power went down, the land lines weren't working and my mobile seemed to just go to message bank so i would text my daughter and tell her to pass on the messages. At one stage my 10 year old daughter and i got out of our house and went to our neighbours on a hill.. i told my husband not to come home, it was just too dangerous, bridges were under water and probably missing, roads were cut.. I was just going to spend the night at my neighbours.. but to my amazement and shock he got home at 10 pm that night.. over flooding roads and broken bridges.. i can only say love and angels got him home.. so if you ask me what LOVE IS.... this is it... may you share love with your special someones this week...xx

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Broken Wings Can Fly!

this month at ARTastic the challenge was to use the painting for inspiration as well as use multiple photos of yourself, use wings and the layout has to be about yourself.. i saw this quote somewhere in my blog travels and always wondered if i could use it one day.. well now i have.... the reasoning behind the title is that at times i have felt quite useless and not amounting to much, even broken at times.. but with Gods help i have been able to achieve things that have blessed my life..  thanks so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts on my layout..hope you are having a great day!xx

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Get Picky January Inspiration Challenge

         Get Picky for this month has song lyrics for the inspiration..i took the first line .. "May God bless and keep you always"  for my inspiration and title for this layout of Nisha..i cut up an old calendar for the daisy flowers and the cherub and dove, so make sure when you put up a new calender for the year you don't throw out anything you may be able to use on your next layout!! thanks so much for popping in!!