Tuesday, 27 April 2010

S.A.M. Creative Challenge # 8

Hi again every one. I have entered in a challenge set up by the girls at Stampamemory. The challenge for this fortnight is to create a layout using a photo of yourself and list five things that you like about yourself. Scraping myself is not something I normally do, but thought it would be nice to have some memories for my kids of me and what I was like! So.... here it is!

I have used Bella Rose DSP along with Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, the Scalloped Circle Punch and two clear Rhinestone Brads all from Stampin' Up! I have also used my Bigshot for the very first time! Cutting the topnote shape for the journaling. The chipboard letters, flowers and bling are from my stash.

This photo shows a close up of some of the embellishments. I actually painted the chipboard letters with crackle paint and then went over the top with crystal effects to make it shinny. I punched Riding Hood Red card stock with the scalloped circle punch and the snipped it to make the petal shapes for the bottom layer of the flowers. I used Close to Cocoa ink to age the edges of the DSP.

The last photo shows the journaling. Just incase you can't read it.....

About ME @ 40....

After recently becoming a single mum I have learned a few things about myself. I have discovered that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I was. I am capable of coping with three gorgeous kids on my own. I am happy with my own company (something I never thought I would be!) I can manage a budget! I love to mow the lawn. I have found my love of craft all over again. I have conquered my fears of different things.... I have always wanted to learn to ride a motor bike! So, I now have my licence and love it!

All in all - I am happy being me!

Well there you have it - a page on ME! Hope you like it...

Monday, 19 April 2010

Who knew....

Hi all... Sorry its been a while. Life is hectic sometimes isn't it.
I have been getting together with my good friend Kim lately at least once a week to try and inspire us both to get back into the swing of things and I must admit its working. Slowly but surely!
I find Kim very inspirational. She has a great style when it comes to scrapbooking and she is very creative - so thanks Kim for all you help.
This photo was taken by my almost 12yr old son Mitchell. We went away camping for a week at Easter time and had a fabulous time.

In the photo below, I have tried to get a little closer to some of the embellishments. (my photography skills are very bad - sorry) The doillie (not sure if thats the correct way to spell that...) in the background and the bird cage and also the bird at the top of the photo are cut using Kim's silhouette machine (gotta love that thing!) I have painted the bird cage using crackle paint which is fantastic for adding dimension and depth to things. The bird I have inked a little to try to age it a bit! There is a page out of an old reading book in there as well which I have used my Spiral punch on and there is machine stitching around the border... what else... oh yer that gorgeous clock face is a stamp from a previous mini catalogue. The set was called Sense of Time. There is also lace, Pearls, flowers and leaves! Lots of layers - which I am loving more and more.

Below is a close up of the journaling.

I had a lot of fun creating this page with lots of help from Kim... it celebrates our first time away on our own... and what a fantastic time we had. Love you three more than you will ever know xxx