i had a gorgeous kit to creative with that had authentique: classique pretty papers in it with some gorgeous flowers and paper doilies....and a few other little things that you will see on my next post page.
so for this post i made this sign for my daughters bedroom door.
close up of the bottom part
a side view of the cluster
and a side view of the top so you can see the shimmer in the title
although the alphas weren't from mad about scrappin everything else you see on the sign is so please make sure you go and check out the store or our facebook page.
i live in the tropics and i love the heat and the humidity and the rain.
the smell of the rain and the bbq's because its too hot to cook inside, school holiday and hubby on holidays, being a family all together again, slowing down with days where we don't leave the house. and of course...christmas ...more importantly christmas lights!!!
when i saw this scraplet i just loved it... and i have made a sign out of it from mdf placemat that i'm sure i got from spotlight to go on the front door and next year when we have to move it will be a decoration that can come to the hotel with us so we still have a little christmas spirit.
a2z scraplets is inked them, sprayed them with glimmermist pearl and added 3d liquid to the finer lines so they stood out a bit.
im hoping to get some more scrapping time in this week but life has been very busy and its just not happening....so hopefully i will be back soon with some more pages and an off the page kaiser banner im doing.
janice nicholls is on the design team for a facebook scrapbooking site called Scrap it with attitude.
now although im not on facebook i still love to play along with these challenges when i can find the time. so janice set the challenge of using chipboard. an extremely easy challenge for me seeing as i am on the design team for a chipboard manufacture, so i set myself an extra little challenge which was to make the chipboard the focal point besides the photo itself.
so i have used an a2zscraplets doodlets and cut out the middle of it to form a love heart so i could put the pic inside it. when i write notes to the kids i always make a big love heart and then put a little i up on the outside on the left hand side and then a little u on the bottom right hand side. so i made my title the same way. this page is very much back to basics for me which is what im finding my style to be and have allowed myself to be ok with that. simple clean and minimal!! LOL
here is my pic
and a close up of the crackle paint that i have covered the chipboard with
thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.
with having a newborn baby, 4 other children, dt requirements and being on my own a fair bit as hubby is away with work im finding that im not doing too many challenges these days, more participating in challenge sites that are inspirational to me and i can see a page pop into my head when i see the "challenge"
so when i saw the 123 challenge for august i started straight away. it only takes me so long to put it up cos i have to actually find time to print off the photos and then take the photos of my page complete and blog it...lol.
here is the challenge
i have pulled out some photos i have of my as a child to see the comparrison to my children now so this photo was in my head. it is of myself when i was 2 and 2 months standing infront of my next door neighbours house. im in a baby pink striped onsie.
the page is fairly simple with a few little touches that i jsut love.
stiching, inking and a bit of thread and a doily behind the photo.
i dont normally play along with scrap the girls as i very rarely have photos of just my daughter as she is normally with her brothers. but this month i decided to play along with just a photo of her and i. the challenge was to be inspired off their new banner so here is it.
if you saw my page last month for 123 challenge you would have seen that we were paitently waiting for our new little arrival. well, after waiting just over 42 weeks we got to meet our new little baby boy. this challenge was perfect to show off all my handsome boys in a very simply page.
i have been waiting to show you these gorgeous boxes for about 2 months now as the scraplets were part of the march release for a2zscraplets, and im so excited to be able to say our new addition to the family has finally arrived and i have completed all my baby keepsake boxes.
i must admit i dont think im very creative as i simply cant create without a sketch so even though these arent pages i have used some old and new cardabilitlies sketches.
i love these scraplets, they were just so easy to use. they are great for project life and although i dont do project life i love leaving alot of white space on my pages so small scraplets are just perfect for me.
so many fantastic challenges from so many great scrapping sites go up on the first and i hope you get time to play along with a2zscraplets challenge too.
you are more than welcome to combine challenges just as long as you mention A2Zscraplets and link back to us, that would be appreciated.
so i have set you a new challenge to make an ....OFF THE PAGE PROJECT
i love making them and i have some very special ones to show you later on this month but firstly i would like to show you my diet journal.
im due to have my 5th baby anyday now (as im currently overdue) and as well as finding time to scrap the gorgeous scraplets debra makes to show to you lovely ladies, i also instruct at a gym so health and fitness are very important to me. this journal is to keep me on track with my eating and exercising to loose weight after i have bub. i have used a note book from the news agency and covered it in cardstock. i love using the ringbinding ones as its so easy to take it off and cover properly and then place it back onto the note book.