Monday, December 9, 2013

December (not-so) Daily 2013

Every year I get all excited about the beautiful projects that friends are making for the December Daily albums.

But every year, we just get too busy and I don't take photos every year.  So this year, I have gone with a trimmed down version that just highlights the Christmas things we did.  I made a book using chipboard covered with Simple Stories paper.
The Cover

I've divided Christmas into four 'pages':
The Tree(s) - we are going camping over Christmas, so may end up with more than one tree this year
Preparation - for things like shopping, advent calendar, etc

The night before
Christmas Day - I have added a few extra pages here that we can all fill in with our memories of the day
And that's it.  Now just to take a few photos, and put them in.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A couple of things

Stuck Sketches Nov 2013

Scrap the Girls Nov 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mini album challenge

The challenge was to make a mini album using the instructions in the magazine.  Here is mine.  It's pretty simple, but displays the best photos from a fun day out well.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monopoly Fun

For fun, I joined the Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly Challenge.
The opening challenging was 'go'.  Create a layout with a word starting with 'go' on it.

And a bonus challenge was the create a monopoly themed layout.  I used google images to print out a bunch of monopoly images, and used the definition of monopoly for my journalling.

Week 1 was a 'trends' challenge and I rolled on 'chevron street'. I don't have a photo of this, as my initial entry had a spelling mistake and I haven't taken a picture of the fixed version.  
Week 2 was a 'styles' challenge and I landed on 'freestyle freeway'.
And finally, Week 3 a 'colour' challenge, brings us to today.  I rolled onto 'complimentary close' and did this double using green and red.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


My first ever published layout arrived in the mail the other day.

Scrapbooking Memories. Vol 15 No 12.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tattered Inspirations

These were done for the May newsletter:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Like a military operation....

Since #4 arrived, I've had a few people ask "how on earth do you do it with four kids?".  Sometimes I answer "and my own business..." but lately I've been saying "like a military operation".  And really, I don't think it's that much busier than having one kid.  Children are noisy, messy and disruptive - whether you have one, two or many.

The school kids have a list on the fridge that they have to follow before and after school - simple things like: get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, make lunch, pack bag (reader, hat), etc.

It's like a military operation.  Everyone does their part and does as they are told - otherwise chaos reigns, and when chaos reigns, parents get grumpy which makes kids grumpy.

Anyway, enough on that.  Here is some scrapping I've been doing this week while work has been a bit quiet.

Scrap Girls challenge to use your oldest paper:

Scrap the Boys Feb challenge: a photo of yourself and your son

Stuck Sketches Feb:
And one just for fun (thanks to my sister Tash for the title):

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Some scrapping

A couple of layouts done usingTattered Inspirations new Jack kit.  This one just has cardstock and mists, the other is using Bella something or rather (aren't I just so good at promoting papers).

And another using the Children at Play kit:
And one for the Scrap the Boys january challenge:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Design Team: Yes, me!!

With all that is going on in my life (and let's be frank, my low rate of success), I'd pretty much given up trying out for Design Teams.  But when Carol at Tattered Inspirations sent out a message, I thought "What the hell, I love those little trinkets.  I'll throw in my hand."  With no expectations.  But you know what?  I'm in.

So while I wait for my first package of DT goodies to arrive, here are a few creations I've been playing with.

I made a couple of books out of Christmas wrapping paper for the older boys.  Each page has some blank lined paper so they can write their own stories about each photo.

I've also started creating a book for my brother-in-law who cooked a spit roasted pig as the centre piece for our Christmas party.  It's a work in progress, and I've used Steampunk style as inspiration.  A few Tattered Inspirations bits and bobs should finish it up nicely.