Friday, September 30, 2011

Aussie Scrap Jacked

I got a chance to play along this month with Aussie Scrap Jacked, and I just love the layout that I produced.
I decided to 'jack' Vicki's layout:

Another for the KL travel album (which is almost finished...yay!!)



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Esperance Paper Bag Album

A little while ago, I completed a paper bag album on our first family holiday after Lily was born. It was for a DT application, and I figure that since I made the team (Mad About Scrappin), it will be ok to share it now.

We were a little adventurous and decided that we would head down to Esperance, a town on the southern coast of WA, and only an 8 hour drive away!

Front Cover

Some of the inside pages

I left the ends of the bags open (I sewed down the closed end), and inside each of the pockets are some information cards, some are general information, and some include information about what we did that day.

Back Cover

Top View of all the pages


Saturday, September 17, 2011

KL 2011 - Day 1

A lack of updates on here, usually means that I haven't been doing much scrapping. But, this time it's the opposite, I have been really busy trying to finish my travel album, from our holiday in March/April.

I have been doing random bits and pieces in terms of the layouts (hence why the album is already so fat!), but have actually only managed to completely finish one day so far, the easiest one too - day 1, the day we flew in. 

It's a mixture of layouts, memorabilia, place cards and photos - day one only has 8.5x11 layouts, but some of the other days I have mixed it up and added some 8x8 layouts, and different sized photo slips, just to add to the interactive-ness (is that even a word!) of the album.
I actually think that I was born to be a scrapbooker, I'm a hoarder from way back, and when trying to put together a holiday album it comes in handy!

I will apologise for the bad photos now, everything is still in it's slips - it would have been too much work (and you would have lost the effect) if I pulled everything out. I was in the garage, so I'm not sure why there still is so much glare on the plastic...sorry!


We didn't do much on this day, as our plane landed at lunchtime, and by the time we cleared customs (it takes ages, especially when there are 9 [we Ian, the kids, and I were joined by my parents, my sister and her husband, and my little brother] of you travelling together), found the mini bus I had arranged to take us to the hotel, and then checked in, it was about 3pm.

Ian, the kids, and I hit Pavilion Shopping Mall to get something to eat, and stock up on groceries - we only brought the bear minimum in nappies, wipes, personal care products with us, as it is all so much cheaper in KL. Genius idea to save on luggage weight and space, but meant that we couldn't have a shower until we'd been to the shops.
The rest of our travelling party went to Menara Tower, for a 'High Tea'.

Opening Page:
(this layout is a scraplift of a layout I saw on the Jillibean Soup blog - HERE)

Page 2/3

Page 4/5

Page 6/7

Close up of the Day 1 collage:

I really love the way it's coming together. I have a few scrappy days this week, so I'm hoping to get it finished soon, although I think that I may need another album, as once I add the rest of the photos to this one, I think it's going to be very full!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Some MAS Sneaks

I was sent the beautiful 'Welcome Home' by Bo Bunny in my DT kit this month from Leanne at Mad about Scrappin.

Here's the kit:

For now here are a few sneaks of the layouts I completed.

Layout 1:

Layout 2

 Layout 3


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mad About Scrappin - September Challenge

It's my very first month on the DT at Mad About Scrappin - and my first DT assignment was to complete this months challenge. The criteria was to create a layout, and splash a little paint around.

Now, six months ago this criteria would have sent me running for the hills screaming, but recently I have been experimenting a little more with mists and paints - mainly as splatters...funny how things change!

Then there were 4:


Upload your entries HERE (to the facebook page) by September 25, to be in the running for this gorgeous prize:

It's an 8x8 paper pad of Graphic 45's ABC PRIMER.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scrapbooking from Scratch - Sketchaday Competition

I decided to join in with the new competition that Peta is running over at SFS. Basically every day for the month of September a new sketch will be posted, and you have until October 15th (2011) to load them into the gallery. 

You can find all of the information HERE.

I'm a little behind (first Benji was sick, and now Lily is), but so far I have managed to do one of the sketches.

September 1st Sketch:

The Strawberry Thief:

I love these photos of Benji, he honestly wasn't sure if he liked what he was eating or not - but being the little piggy that he is, he kept on eating!


That cute little strawberry pin, was a special order that Sam of Eye Candy Magic made for me last month - that's how long I've had the idea for this layout in my mind, but never actually got around to doing it!