Friday, September 24, 2010

introducing Get Picky

here is a great new blog I have been following.  Check out this offer from the girls at Get Picky!
We'd like to offer you a chance to win this amazing RAK for helping us spread the word about Get Picky!

Here is what is included (click on the image for a close up view)
CARDS Magazine August 2010 issue
4 x Basic Grey Cappella double-sided patterned papers
1 x Basic Grey Cappella Element Stickers
1 x Basic Grey Cappella Sparkling Rub-ons
1 x Basic Grey Ribbon Doilies (black and kraft)
1 x Making Memories 10"x10" Blank Calendar
1 x Kaisercraft Floral Tags Album
1 x Delish Designs Biscuit Board Filagree Monograms
1 x Heidi Swapp Damask Sticker
1 x Heidi Swapp Writers Block Paper Pad
All you have to do for a random drawing entry is...
1. Become a follower and
2. Post on your blog about this giveaway with a link back to us and
3. Add one of our blinkies (located in our right side bar) to your blog's side bar and

4. Leave a comment on this post saying you've done so.
That's all! It's so simple! We will randomly choose a winner on October 14th.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scrap the girls challenge September

Scrap the girls challenge: September - the beginning of spring! Scrap a Layout using a photo of a "first" or "new beginning" - examples could be, first day of school, first haircut, new home, new marriage - the possibilities are endless!Extra criteria - Use a WHITE cardstock base page, to make your entries look crisp & fresh for a new season :)
I had fun making this page of Lily on New Year's Day playing with the balloons I had brought home from a function the night before.  Again, I am grateful to Tracey Campbell for my mylittleshoebox goodies, which I have used here, and a sweet crotcheted flower from Becci.  This is the same child as featured on Nanny McPhee tooth....I told you she was much prettier than when featured on that page! My journalling reads I went out New Year's Eve with Andrina and Naomi, and brought home lots of pink and silver balloons.  Lily (and Hayden) had lots of fun with them.  The quote I have writted on the yellow and pink flower is A child's laughter is sunshine you can hear ( Mike Boudreaux)
Smiles and thanks for looking.

Scrap the boys devil is in the details September

Okay, a page with metal.  What could be more appropriate than using alfoil as my husband works at an alumina refinery!I followed the sketch and was pleased to use some papers that have been sitting in my stash for a long time.  I love this photo of Hayden.  He was quite the poser that day and loved having his photo taken. My journalling reads Hayden Robert Oct 2009, when he was 3.  Such a fun personality!  He loved the shoot.

Kraft it up challenge September

Kraft it up suggests:
Create a layout using Kraft and this image for inspiration...
Remember you can take anything out of the image, the banner, the colours, patterns etc...
As soon as I saw the image, I knew which photo I was going to use of Hayden in blue and Lachlan in red.  I have been wanting to use a page from a book, too, and I think the Beatrix Potter illustration featuring a boy in red and a boy in blue, was perfect.  Thanks to my prize from Susan Longman, I could mist, make my first ever banner, and print my stars. I sprayed the page with the banner and matting in place, then moved them to have some kraft showing.   Other embellishments were from my first ever swap, so thanks ladies if you recognise your handiwork. 
I have since given up trying to get Hayden's shorts from that play in the mud clean!

Scrap the boys extra challenge

“Who’s your daddy?” is the extra challenge...scrapping about our boys and their special relationships with their Dads
I have used papers again from Tracey Campbell and mylittleshoebox and created "ride with dad".  The journalling is under the door and reads, Hayden and Duane ready for a bike ride.  We have always had a baby seat for Duane's bike and all the kids have loved going for rides with Daddy. It will be sad when Hayden is too big. 
This was a fun page to do and I love how the colours in the photo match  the papers.

Scrap the boys September challenge 1

This month for the first challenge of September Scrap the Boys has challenged to create a layout about our boys nickname and how it came about. Hayden has several nicknames, and I have listed them on the page: Haydy-Bob, Prince, Boyd, Haydos, Hayd, Boydstag, Pumpkin, Boy and Handsome.
I am very grateful to Tracey Campbell for sending me mylittleshoebox papers, which I have used on this page. This is Hayden's kindy photo and he is wearing his favourite blue kindy shirt.
thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my little shoe box parcel arrived

I am so excited that a parcel from Tracey of  3 obsessions-scrapping, malamutes and devons, packed full of mylittleshoebox goodies arrived today.  I haven't scrapped much this month at all, so now I have some new papers and sweet overlays to play with.  thanx muchly, Tracey.