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Saturday, November 24, 2012

just coz i can... its just me..

NON scrappy related post coming up..
so my original thought was to make this a venting post..coz i really was.. not annoyed, not frustrated, not angry but lost.. i think  lost is maybe the best words to use.. so instead i turned to Pinterest to find a quote to sum up how i was feeling and then.. WHAM bam thank you Ma'am.. it hit me ... this.. quote.....

 
and well YES...so the joys... well for one.. coming home tonight i had to drive lj and for some reason she knows exactly what to do or say or just be to make me laugh an laugh... and it kinda fixed everything.. so for tonight i'm going to sign off thinking of laughter.. and the amazing power to fix everything...
Love you all....
 
 
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

smiley face... :-)

I have MORE>... well one... hehehee..
i used some Rainbow Splendour and some Lil Red Rocket embellies... and of course some super funky paper.. how cool is it.....
"Journey"
and YES i know i've used this photo before ..but ITS cute..... lol
 sticking of random arrows .. well just coz i can...
 and the Rainbow Splendour pin wheel and the spotty button and Heart from Lil Red Rocket... woot woot.
 and just some clouds.. i like clouds.. LOL..
hope you are all having a super fabulous Monday.. enjoy it....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

HOLY CRAP... coffee.. needed....

well sit back and grab a stiff drink.. its been a long time.. so i have HEAPS.. woot woot....
starting off with some gorgeous new ScrapMatts products.....
"Ivy"


well looky here.. i did kind of pretty.. LOL.... ScrapMatts products... 
cb5097, cb1004, cb1182, cb1178, cb1180.... 


I've also done a step by step as to how to create the stars on the NING gallery.
and then another traditional christmas layout....
"Family"+
chippies used.. cb 6029, cb1183, cb2014

how devine are those new christmas chippies.. DROOL.....
and then.. wait for it.. TAGS.. up i did christmas tags....


chippies used... cb 3004 (the actual background tags.. yup perfect}.. cb 1100, cb1180, cb1178, cb1182
and the last one for ScrapMatts...
"Her Papa"
i actually did this one whilst having a play at Maria Featons place the other day.. came together so quick and easy.. oh and can you spot the Rainbow Splendour in there as well.. woot woot.....
and then a just because layout.. i was in a mood..and well i got it out of my system by creating something for me..
"I deserve better"
YEP.. some Pattern paper, some Rainbow Splendour , some Lil Red Rocket twine, and then alphas and washi tape and mist.. wallah..
and now... my Dt example for Show Us Your Stuff... Novembers challenge is so simple...
YELLOW and WASHI tape..
YUP simple..
"Worth a Try"
yup  yup.. Rainbow Splendour goodness right there.... happy face...
and lastly.. another just because i was at Marias and had some scraps left over from the one UP that way somewhere.. lol
"Live, Love, Laugh"

so there you have it.. OVERLOAD.. but you could say.. KNOCKED OVER.. lol.....
happy days.. and thanks for taking the time to have a look.. dont forget to leave me some sugar... mwah...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MIA..................................

{a bit of what i've been doing.. i'll be back to do a full share and story..but thanks Renee Iveson}


well first up HOLY CRAP..
it has been honestly forever since i was here.. and yes that means was at yours as well.....
i have been doing some creative play and have been posting them in Scrapmatts, Show Us Your Stuff, Lil Red Rocket and Rainbow splendour however i for some stupidly strange reason i havent been getting in here.. there has been so much happening lately.. some of them scrappy some of them kids and some of them messing with my head...
but hey .. its life isnt it...

the good the bad and the ugly.......
i feel as if i have most definitely been experiencing all of them ...

sick kids... sick me... sick kids.. moody kids... end of term kids... sick kids... holidays...
through into the mix me getting out a bit more..and YEP i've gone to the dark side and entered the world of online dating.... and YEP its been a mixed  bag... and YEP i am being picky.. have met a couple of guys... have NOT seen a couple of guys again..have apparently made a good well super fantastic impression of one guy and now he wont leave me alone.. yep i know the stalker is being stalked..luckily in a non threatening way..but in a HOLY CRAP how many times do i have to say i'm not interested kind of way...... lol.. and then i met someone.. everything was going well for a month or so..and then it turned out he was a complete waste of time.. what a moron.. and no i'm not being nice..... so then.... i thought hey.. i'm going to talk to the ones who want to talk to me.. and see where it goes.. go in with no expectations.. so ..... we will see what happens.. no doubt i'll be back with an update..... or ten.. there has surely got to be some half decent men out there..... please.... {well fingers crossed... but i'm going to have some fun}.... lol.

and then the scrapping..
whilst as previously mentioned i HUMBLY and most definitely SINCERELY apologize for my lack of responsibity to those who have invested in me.. i am now going to pull my finger out..well as soon as school goes back.. my kid free days are going to get back on track and be my making days.. coz i honestly do miss them.....

 so there you have it.. i'm going to be back with bells on.. so watch out.. LOL>. i am even going to start pulling my finger out and taking photos with my camera not just my phone.. hehehe.. i've missed a few months of my kids so i owe them that.......

until i return.. i hope everyone is well.... and you all know i'm on facebook..well a facebook-a-holic you could say.. if i'm not friends please add me..... i love friends....

happy days to you all... love you .....

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff and 123.....

hi .. i have a couple today... first up..... is the 123 Challenge.....
and the brief....
Word = MY
Colour = PURPLE
Technique = CHEVRON
and here is  my take on the challenge.. {please excuse dodgy pic.. horrible weather.. i'm sure you understand}
"My Child"
love these photos.. YUP from my phone... Ivy being well IVY..... playing in paint and just being crazy.. and YEP i do think she gets some of that from me.. {poor child}
 i had to search my stash for purple..and i have only 1 sheet of purple pp and alas it just wasnt going to work..so instead i created my background with Texture paste and my Chevron  Crafters Workshop Template.... and then just added some purple embellies.. like the Leeann Pearce Bird pin....
 and some Rainbow Splendour pinwheel and felt die square... {i glimmermisted it purple ... } and added a Lil Red Rocket button to the pinwheel for more PURPLE....
and a closie of the photos.. see told you she is crazy...

and then its that time for a new example from SHOW US YOUR STUFF.. 
now you may or may not know that we are only doing one challenge per month now so this one
has been going for a little while..but us DT peeps are staggering the examples just to keep your 
brain working.....
and here is the inspiration for this month......

and here is what i got.. i LOVED the newsprint background..so i created on..and then the circles of 
course.....
"Time To Learn Letters"
 whoops.. just realized its another Ivy pic.. but oh well.. promise my next one may or may not be IVY..lol.
i really kind of like how this turned out..even with a gazillion {or what feels like a gazillion} flowers ......

 see the background.... i love creating this type of stuff.. so MUCH fun.. oh and also some watercolour paints .. lovin them as well.....
 and a cluster of... well.. stuff... some D-Lish flowers, a Manor House HUGE flower.. and of course some Scrapmatts Leaves and clock and Lil Red ROcket. buttons and cute little girl spot....
 and then some more funky clusters... Rainbow Splendour  flower pin and a pinwheel.. and scrapmatts leaves and of course the button and felt flower from lil red rocket...

 and lastly the photo... taken while watching Ivy practice writing her letters... she is getting there... and loves to learn so that i think is a blessing.. anyho.. dont forget to head on over to Show Us Your Stuff and have a go.....
happy days.
enjoy..
and please dont forget to leave some love....





Saturday, July 7, 2012

a day of Littles.....

hello world..
its my ScrapMatts day.. 
and the theme this month is all about the little things.. ATC, Card and Tags..
well I Tried.... but first up i'll share a couple of layouts that i have been playing with.
first up.
"He Loves Me"

i LOVE love using these photos from my phone..and here i've printed them smaller and in a line for some funky effect.. love it.... {thank you photo of the month for letting me take more photos..granted from my phone.. but i'm loving it....}  and now for some closies...
the photos.. and a Lil Red Rocket BUTTON and HEART.. how fun are they.. and to boy it up..a gear from scrapmatts.. woot woot...
and then to add something to the top of the pp Matte i've used a heap of cb 1078 Gears simply coloured black and lined up.. looks cool i'm lovin it..... 
and den..
for something a heap different.. i started this background.. hated it..and put it in the i'll get back to that one pile...anyho Tracey had seen it started and when she slept over the other night asked about it..so bugger it i thought and i pulled it out and started stapling randoms to it.. "What photo are you using??" she asked.. i replied "I have NO idea".. which isnt a new thing for me... i often start something with no idea which photo i will put on it in the end..but i'm glad i did keep going coz its so grundgy and funky...

"I'm Me"
so there you have it a little random.. which is spot on really... oh and guess what... i used a grand total of....
30 staples on that layout. i was proud of that... LOL....
i added ONE of my favourite sayings.. JUST GOTTA LAUGH.. coz seriously if you dont what is the point really....
yup some random punchings from my new Martha Stewart punch...and then the Chevron button and purple heart from Lil Red Rocket........
and not forgetting the ScrapMatts.. well a scrapmatt.. the cb 6037 Dress Form.. i got it in black when i ordered it so all i had to do was tie some twine around her..and of course staple her on.. LOL....

ANYHO.. i should now show my LITTLES..... 
a set of ATC's.. yep i hardly do these... so small...!!!
"Inspire, Dream, Love"
i used.... ATC 10-006 as the bases for all these cards..they are so tiny.. added some texture paste....and then went with the flow.. i knew i wanted to use these words..but again that was all.. so out came the most awesome box of ScrapMatts chippies..and off i went......
"Inspire"
 so i used...cb 6037 dress forms {yup the same as on the layout above}, cb 1078 Gears, cb 1134 assorted words AND i {OH my goodness you didnt} cut up a cb5096 Layered frame and used it on the three cards for a bit of continuity..... happy times...
"Dream"
 
again.. the same words and frame.. but added cb 1017 keys and cb1084 key holes.....
"Love"
again same as before.. same words and frame.. just added.... cb 1158 butterlies and mc 1028 bird cages....
so that is that set of cards.. and then i thought i'd have a play and create just a card.. not for anyone..but as a stand alone thing.. i might frame it.. yes FRAME it {alahhh Mr Maker...hehehe}
"An Angel"
so what you think.. frame it...........
for this one i used... cb 5038 Leaf Spray and cb 1158 butterflies......
and also some cb 1120 wings.. well an angel isnt an angel with out wings now is she... just covered the bottom wing layer with some glitter.. well three different colours of glitter actually..LOL and away i went.. i really really LOVE her... anyho.
that is it from me today.. Please Share some LOVE....... and also.. i will randomly draw a commenter and you will be lucky or unlucky whichever way you think about it to receive my set "Inspire, Dream, Love" atcs.......
Happy days....

Sunday, July 1, 2012

my IDOL.. Louise Nelson

it all started..well i dont really know when..but the amazing and superbly beautiful LOUISE NELSON is my all time most favourite artist... she is just so humble and so unique and beautiful..and the best part is that she is so willing to share her awesomeness.. so this year i again {stalker much} took her class at the expo...
and it was technique based.. which is perfect.... i dont want to be Louise Nelson coz well there is only one of her but i love her techniques..so this one was perfect..
since doing her class i've been playing with backgrounds....
"Mix"
using some techniques and then some of me..and YES i gots a couple new stencils... lol..
 the photos.. and the ScrapMatts Chippy cupcake....
 closie of the cupcake and the apple pin my bestie made....
 and the journalling...

Next we have one that i actually started in Lous class at the expo..see you can do Lou with a bigger photo.....
"my Everything"
 some closies......
 LOVE the butterfly stamps we got in the kit...
 the photo..

AND finally.. the original that i started and finished during the class...
"Your Way" 


some closies... love the stamp..love the random.. love it all.. 
 and then the closie of the actual focus point... this is a cool  photo of Ivy and it just sums up her personality to a tea.......or is it.. Tee.. or just "T" whatever... lol.
so happy days.
and dont forget their is a SALE on at LIL RED ROCKET.. check it out..
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