Sweet Look On Life

Sweet Look On Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

scraplifting Chloe...


Hi everyone. 
Over at Rainbow Splendour for the month of May it was Scraplift the  Design team month.
and well I started out with good in tensions but alas only managed to get 1 done.....
and that was one of the boss lady's layouts...
I chose this one......

And this is how mine ended up.. 
Yep not quite really alike but you can see some similarities.....

"these 2"
{i had to take a second pic of the layout at a different time of day. hence the different shades.. sorry}
and then for some close ups.....
 a Scrapmatts florish..yes embossed.... an music envelope that Chloe gave me ages ago..... 
 and of course some Rainbow Splendour goodness.. 
the Polaroid frame and some super cool leaves.......
 the Photo.. one of my all time favourites..yes they are a couple years old now but i still love them...
the Scrapmatts lamp..and LOOK its a flower...

thanks for visiting.. hope you have a happy day......

Friday, May 16, 2014

Serenitys Smile...

I started this one a while ago and I've only just got back around to finishing it the other week.. 
after a few minor alterations due to a little miss Ivy drawing on parts... including one of the photos... 
this is the end result and i must admit i'm pretty happy with it.

"Smile"
it seems a little dark on her. sorry if it seems that way to you..
and the obligatory close ups....
 Scrapmatts Arrow with some embossing powder.. yep still playing with it......

this one is a personal favourite and i've been waiting to use it.. you know how it is..

and then the last close up is with the denim flower from Rainbow Splendour.. 
speaking of rainbow splendour don't forget to run over to their blog and have a look at the scraplift pages that Chloe is doing at the moment and have a little go while you are there......


and then i just need to get some stuff off of my chest.......

recently some stuff has been happening..... Family despute resolution, Centerlink cutting me off and struggling financially, John moving in {that one is a good thing}, thinking of changing work, kids, cars breaking down.... all of it has gotten to me, i keep doing good things to and for people [even random strangers] and the good karma just hasnt been finding its way back to me. i've been struggling to find my usual positive in every day. i've been stressed to the point that i've needed the last day and a half off of work to catch up on some sleep and to try and work things out in my head... its not me and i dont like it. i want that positiveness back. so i'm taking the drastic step of possibly leaving work at amart where i've been for almost 9 years {excluding a little time off with kids} to start an apprenticeship with John as a painter AND at the same time doing a certificate IV in accounting so i can look after the businesses books.. drastic yes. scary HELL yes.. but i'm almost to the point where i can't just keep going. i need to take a leap. i know i have fantastic family support and more than positive that i'd be able to get retail work again should things happen to fall on their arse. i'm in love with John that i know, and the kids are liking him even though he is helping me out with the rigors of kids, he's not letting them get away with what they are used to and its so SO good to have that back up happening. so Im JUMPING In.....
thanks for listening.. you know me sometimes i've just got to get what is in my head out. so thanks. and hopefully the me that i want to be will start to return......

have a happy friday.... love you.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Only a true scrapper documents an injury before bandaids.....

YUP... a true scrapper.. takes photos of injuries before applying bandaids....
or in this case no bandaids at hand so she had to ride all the way home first..
I had the urge to do something creative so I made sure I got some essential supplies whilst out... 
Go ME!!!!.....

"She Has An Ouch"
as per usual I made the background BEFORE I even thought about photos etc...
 yep it's the way things happen in my head....
some closies..
 i used some A Piece Of Cake Designs Flair buttons... these are way cool And yes 
they have been sitting in my stash for quite a while....... and some Project Life stuff.. and NO WAY 
am I going to the ... dark side.. strictly scrapper for me....
 also used some of the most gorgeous Rainbow Splendour Products......
the Red Chevron Bow {who said you have to use them the right way up}... 
and Blue/Green Chevie.. how cool are they......
 is there a rule about the title being at the bottom of the page..?? oh I missed that memo..
 just like most of the scrappy rules.... pffft what rules..
OH OH OH and did you see I used that Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder 
To create the circles.. 
all I did was swipe some texture paste {new brand they didnt have the one i like and i'm not too keen on this one but thats a whole other story}.. sprinkled the embossing powder randomly .. shook it off and heated it up... i LOVE LOVE the effect.... 

ANYHO.. thats it for now.. happy to see those who came and visited the last time... now i've got to get time to start blog hopping again..
have a superb day..


Sunday, March 30, 2014

sometimes it feels just right....


You know some days it feels just right to sit down and take some time out for yourself.. While my man was outside creating his "mantique" {his word for restoring a old kitchen hutch and making it into a cabinet to store the "STUFF" he collects}, I decided to have a play..

{forgive me for my dumbness.. but i haven't blogged for a while and quite frankly just couldnt be bothered moving things around..... BUT this was actually the second layout i did today... whoops... }

"Colour Is Life"

I had actually made this background about a month or so ago but didnt like it so i gave up and left it sitting on the table and walked off... and only just having returned to the scrappy desk today and found it.... so i cheated a little and brought it back to life... well gave it a life.....
I love these photos ... Tarj in all his weirdness.. One day he just decided that to draw on the driveway he NEEDED to wear his cricket helmet...... yep.. I KNOW RIGHT?!
some closies...
using Stuff i have... some old.. real old..and some kind of newish....
 i tell him every night... 
I love you more than the world.... 
and felt like i just needed to SAY it on this layout....
 Next up.. well it was the first for the day.....

"Love Is..."

 well... where to start... i wanted to create.. sat down and discovered i had NO grey backing board that i always use.. and i had NO texture paste.. so i had to do something else instead.. this piece of PP was on the desk. apparently miss Ivy had it out... {who knows why}.. so it was a sign this had to be used...
So i just went for it....
I created the whole layout without knowing what photo or what theme it was going to be.. just played..
Some closies...
i even did the unthinkable in scrapbooking terms.. i used.. .NAIL POLISH and painted the title RIGHT onto the photo.. oh i know.. i'm bad.. .but hey i create for me and just go with the flow...
 the fence is a Scrapmatts chippy .. covered in SOMETHING.. i have no idea what its called.. or if i even used it "correctly".. I was given a little bag of it ... i cant even remember when and its been sitting with my stuff... and today i thought i'll give it a go.. randomly put some glue on the chippy, sprinkled the stuff.. shook the excess off and heat gunned it... i LOVE IT.. i want more.. NOW to find out what IT is????
 so there you have it.. i created.. i loved it.. i NOW have a list of ESSENTIALS i need to get... oh and photos to scrap as well.. 

thanks for visiting.. i 'm hoping to get back out into the World wide Scrappiness...... so i may be visiting you as well.. 
have a superb day...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hello, hi and howdy..

how is everyone going... as you know i haven' done too much on here at all lately.. and i know i really should.. and coming into winter and the fact that i'm not going to want to get out of the house hopefully means that i will be scrapping again real soon... in the mean time though i'll just post a couple of my favourite photos from well... the last time i posted anything.. i  hope you are all well.. thanks for visiting and please let me know you've dropped by just so i know that people are still out there...









Oh yes.. i forgot i did actually scrap something..........................................
hope you have a superb day.. love you all.




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WHAT??!!!........................... again

WHAT??!!!... yes I have MORE.... more....
first up is one that was inspired by...
Wendy Smiths sketch for Anna's Craft Cupboard.

"Life"
this image is one I'm proud of.. its from my first totally me photoshoot.. I found a willing sucker {ummm... model} that was keen to let me do whatever make up and positions I wanted and at a location totally decided by me.. so much fun...... Thank you Phoebe....


This next one I Created from Anne Patterson's sketch for Mad About Scrappin'


"Beach Bum"

 Yep.. I love Random....


 and Lastly .. this one is VERY loosely based on Jo Tritton sketch at Orange Paperie & Co


"Morning Magic"



So there you go.. you could say some sort of bug has attached itself to me...... and I'm liking it

have a magical day... don't forget to share some love!



Saturday, November 23, 2013

SHITBALLS........................................

Well Hello...................
its been so long...
recently .. well in October I had my happy day and some awesome friends of mine gave me a voucher to The Scrapbook Cottage... 
and after a few weeks of it sitting on my fridge I actually decided to go and spend it.....
and then the next thing was to actually create something.. 
So I put out a call on Facebook for some sketches...
and then this happened....
First up...


and then we all know me and sketches.. but looky here this actually Looks LIKE the sketch.. its amazing...

"You're So Sweet"

and of course the close ups..... so many pretty products out there right now..



and then next up on the list of sketches is the November 


and here is what happened....
"Our Tradition"


this one when I saw it I thought Shitballs.. look how neat and square that is.. I don't DO neat and square.. so my spin on it.. 
this is the reason I like sketches...
Some closies...

so there you have it.. I Scrapped.. and you'd think by the amount of photos that I've been taking lately that I'd be able to take some better ones than this hey.. apparently not.. well in my defence it is gloomy and overcast here this morning... well thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

hope you have a superb Saturday... and I'm thinking I might get the gear out again this afternoon for a while.. so hopefully it wont be so long between posts...

Happy days gorgeous people......


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