Friday, April 29, 2011

Show us your stuff - April Challenge #2

I had these papers and the photo laying around on my scrap desk (I accidentally printed the photo without a border for my 365 Project album, and since the rest of the photos have a border, I decided not to include it in the album until it's reprinted...I'm a bit anal like that!)

I remembered seeing that the latest challenge at Show us your stuff, was about buttons - and since I had just gotten a whole heap of Purple Pumpkin buttons, and some Lovely Lollipops by Charms Creations, I had plenty of buttons to play along with!

My Favourite Ink:

The title isn't standing out that much in the photo, IRL it's much easier to see/read.

The flash mark in the photo, is actually in the photo (I took that selfie about an hour after I had Benji's name added to my wrist, so it was all shiny from rubbing nappy rash cream into it).


The second shipping tag actually has some hidden journalling on it (a rarity for me!), and it reads:
Dear Lily and Benji, I promise that no matter what, I will love you both forever.
I even have the tattoos to prove it.
Love Mummy


Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Just Because Layout

I really wanted to use this photo of Lily (it's another one from the Grandie's shoot with Rebecca Henderson), so the other day I pulled out a few bits and pieces and got creating.


That pink spotty paper, is my favourite paper ever, it's an old October Afternoon, so Im not sure if I will be able to get it anymore (insert sad face, here).


It really is just a mixure of old stuff that I found when I (finally!!) cleaned up my scrap room - I guess I should actually keep my room clean, then I wouldn't lose stuff all the time!

Also in other exciting news, I got my package of Charm's LOVELY LOLLIPOPS - they actually would have arrived here last week, but because of all the public holidays, they only arrived yesterday. I haven't had a chance to play with yet...hopefully tonight!!

If you haven't already checked them out here's a link....CLICK. She's actually having her first ever sale tomorrow (Friday 29/04) night, the link above has all the details.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stuck?! April 15th Sketch

Lily and I had a scrappy morning today, I managed to complete two layouts, and she managed to trash (my newly cleaned and re-organised) scrap room - doesn't matter, we had fun in the process :)

I've had this photo, and these papers paired up for over a year (the papers came from an old What is Old is New kit, that I bought way back in 2009 sometime). So I figured, now was as good a time as any to actually do something with them.

My Layout:
You would think, that given it's already an 8.5x11 sketch, that I would have left it alone, but nope - I still have to change it a little bit - sorry girls!

That's a photo of my parents at their engagement party, in you guessed it....1978! It's hard to imagine that my Dad ever had that much hair! LOL


Another little feltie that I made, using a Purple Pumpkin mini doily.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stuck?! April 1st Sketch

I have had this sitting around on my desk for a while, but only just remembered to photograph it - whoops!

I loved the April 1st Stuck?! sketch when I saw it, and knew it would be perfect for my March photo collage. I stayed pretty true to the sketch, and it's simple (even for me), but with so many little photos, I don't want to clutter the page up too much.

Here's the Sketch:

My take on it:

Close ups:

That little Malaysia button, is actually a cheap little pin that I picked up at a tourist-y type shop the day before we left. I got a pack of 10 for RM20 (about $6.20AUD), see told you they were cheap! I almost wasn't going to buy them, but then my sister suggested that they would be good for my scrapping - Im glad that she suggested it. It's nice to have a little bit of Malaysia on my layouts.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Give away time at Charms Creations

Charm is having a giveaway of her awesome Lollipop Flowers - click HERE to check it out.


Crafty Sketches - April Sketch

For my parents birthdays (they are born on the 30th, and the 31st March - 5 years apart) - which were while we were all in Kuala Lumpur (that's one reason I have been so slack in updating my blog), I booked them a photoshoot, so that they could some photos taken with Lily and Benji, and presented them with a voucher that a friend had made up specially for them.

The Voucher:

As soon as I got the photos back and I saw this photo, and I knew what the layout had to be about, and the sketch at Crafty Sketches was perfect!
Dad, and Benji have a special bond - not just because I named Benji after him (Benji's middle name is Roman after my Dad), but they truly do have a special connection. Benji is only a little over 6 months old, and one of the few people that he recognises is Dad - which is surprising, given that Dad works FIFO and is only home for a week at a time, every 4 weeks.

Mało Roman i Duży Roman -
the title is in Polish, and translates to Little Roman and Big Roman:


I made those little 'felties' myself - they are actually fun to make, and at least I can get embellies for my layouts that match perfectly. I'm sure that more will be appearing on my layouts in the near future.

The doilies in the clusters came from Purple Pumpkin.