Sunday, October 21, 2012

MME Halloween layout

I designed this layout for the My Mind's Eye October challenge. It was to use stamping. I have used 3 of the Lost & Found Sunshine "Lovely" Stamps. One is on the purple cardstock, another is on the green and the last is the scalloped edge along the bottom.

I really wanted to visit a Wal-Mart whilst in the States.  I had a bit of time to kill during the day on the 2nd of October, before my big Rick Springfield concert event. Damon wanted to purchase some Smuckers Peanut Butter and Jelly, which he had fallen in love with. We found and bought several jars, just $2.50 each. Buying some in Australia, if you can find it, they cost $12.50. Wal-Mart was full of different things we'd never come across before. They also had a fabulous dress-up shop and lots and lots of Halloween gear. I wish we had one here.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vintage birthday card

This is a sketch for 15 October at Stuck Sketches. It's also up at Red Earth Scrapping as sketch of the month.  I saw it as a card straight away. I've made a vintage one for someone far away. I've used a lot of Bo Bunny here.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Italy is stop 5 on The Amazing Race - a food layout

I love to take photos of great food. I don't think I'm alone there.

This week's challenge, Week 5, is Italy. Criteria:
1. food theme
2. layered embellishments
3. off centre and angled

Tick for all of the above. I've added something a bit special. I made a little teabag folded embellishment. Supposed to be a nod towards folded napkins you get at Restaurants. In case you don't know what teabag folding is it is taking small squares and folding them and layered them in a methodical fashion to create something aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bring It On - Footy layout

 Here's another layout of Mark playing footy. He is such a little star I always have lots of opportunities to photograph him with the ball. Again, I have used his team colours as the inspiration.

I'm entering this layout in:

Flourish With a Bling's October Bling It On Boys (see how clever I've been with my layout title) where you had to use some of their product on a boy layout. I've use the Luke Blue Denim Metallic flourish. The second photo shows just how luminous the product is. Very cool.

I'm also entering it into Crafting Marfa's challenge. Marfa hails from sunny Florida and she asks us to use multiple photos on a layout. I mostly do this at any rate as I like to use lots of photos.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your crafting.

P.S. My layout won this challenge.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Amanda's Swaps for November are open for sign up. This month's theme is chevrons. Why not join in? It's fun to receive swaps in the mail.

My boys are back to School today. I plan on having a relaxing day. Hope you have a good one too.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Amazing Race - North America - On the streets of New York

Scrapbooking Top 50 is on to round 4, which is North America.  I chose North America. I had already done a lot of layouts using the good old red, white and blue for my Washington and Kennedy Space Station layouts. I still had a stash of papers from American Made by My Mind's Eye so I've used them again here.

Here is my entry. The Criteria has been addressed as follows. I've got the red, white and blue colours, stars and stripes on the various papers and my pen work is in the top left hand corner. I really hate doodling as my mind doesn't go freehand in that way. I drew the blue pen outline and then coloured in with red pen. I do like colouring in.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kraft It Up mixed media layout - Water World

The binoculars are so cute. I've attached them to the page with some rough twine. They're hinged in the middle and can movie.

At Universal Studies in L.A. there is a show based on the Water World movie. It is action-packed and well worth seeing. I took some great photos there.
I've created this layout to enter into October 2012's challenge at Kraft It Up. You were required to use a kraft base for your layout and some misting techniques.

I've used some chicken wire chipboard and misted over it in two colours on the kraft paper. I tore up some cardboard and painted it and then pressed it on to the kraft paper across the top. I've also included some washi tape, rubons, some o-rings from the hardware store and some metal charms from Handmade Halo. I love the grungey look of everything. I think it really suits the photo.

Friday, October 5, 2012


I have entered this layout which I created last night in The Color Room's challenge #131 and Anna's Craft Cupboard's October sketch challenge.

I can't imagine the asking price of this tiger blinged up clutch purse on display in a Rodeo Drive store window. I wasn't about to step foot in the place to find out.  My guess would be $12,000.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Published - Anniversary layout including tutorial

October 2012 - Published layout

This month I have a layout published in magazines feature on anniversaries. See this link for full details. I have made a step-by step tutorial. I'd love for you to take a look. The layout is of my wedding anniversary.

Other topics for this month are cooking and Halloween.

The Scrapbook Store

Handmade by Suzanne changed to The Scrapbook Store recently. They have a whole new look, plus a new blinkie for your blog. Check it out at the link and enter their competition.

Reveal for From Screen 2 Scrap

Extra Criteria

 1pt = Leaves
2pts = Tree/s
3pts = A black and white Photo/s

Hi there.  Here is my layout inspiration for October 2012's challenge over at From Screen 2 Scrap. As usual there is a movie poster to draw your inspiration from. I liked the effect of all the leaves covering the whole poster.

What I've done is used two of the same pieces of paper, used one as my background and fussy cut loads of the leaves from the second piece and overlayed the same pattern underneath. I've used pop dots to raise them to create dimension.

I've added a Dusty Attic tree which I have painted in a complementary colour.

When I made the photo black and white the large leaf on the cafe plaque remained partly green, which I thought was a really cool effect. So, don't forget to add your black and white photo. The criteria really does count towards points when we're judging the entries.

Hope you can join us this month.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kaisercraft Periwinkle giveaway

The ever generous Kaisercraft give their Designer Nadia Cannizzo too much product to play with and she has decided to share the goodies here. Follow her and the rules to participate.

School hols for the next 2 weeks. Probably won't get as much scrapping done as I would like in order to spend time with my boys.

Have a great day folks.