Thursday, May 31, 2012

All work and no play ...

well, it's just no fun at all is it!

Last week at Scrapz, we had a theme of Repetition.  This was the blind scrap challenge I created :-) ... and I can reveal the full page now ;-)

Lots of repeated triangles and other shapes ...

I've used the Echo Park This and That Charming range - I love these colours - so boyish!  Perfect for pics of little boys out playing in the dirt :-)

Pop over to the forum and come a play along with our weekly challenges!  There are weekly prizes as well ;-)

PS. Remember these gorgeous photos?  You can see more of my little cowboy HERE ;-) ....
PPS.  I created a new blog header too ... ;-)

Thanks for visiting!! :-)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bucket List

What's on your bucket list?
I thought I would ask my 5 year old daughter.
What did she want to do in her life?
What did she want to do when she was an adult?

This page was for a Scrap A Rainbow challenge at Scrapz.Biz last week.  Did you know they have weekly challenges with a fabulous weekly prize??

 Her bucket list:

All pretty important stuff there ;-)

Loving the Echo Park This and That Graceful collection!!  So so pretty :-).  Scrapz has the new Echo Park in store too!!  ADORE the SWEET DAY range!!  I'm sure it will sell fast ;-) ...

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week :-)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I love...

...this little boy :-)

I also love Echo Park and this range Note to Self is perfect for boy pages!  I've used this range for a couple of my recent challenges over at Scrapz.

This one was a sketch challenge:

{this was my Valentine's card from the Little Mister - he made it at playgroup :-) }

I tried something a little different for me and went a little 'grungy' ... some scrunching, some tearing, inking and misting.
Hmm ... what do you think?   It was fun for a change ;-)

Totally LOVE those little Studio Calico wood transportation shapes!!

I also created a card for our Noteworthy challenge ...

Love the quotes this range has!  Perfect for cards and adding a sentiment to a page :-)

Thanks for visiting - love reading your comments :-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Woodland Fairies and Little Cowboys

Recently, both the kids had photoshoots with LaBelle Photographics.  We decided to do separate themed shoots this time - and make them really girly and really boyish :-) :-).

So, with the help of the lovely Linley at LaBelle Photographics, we came up with 2 themed shoots. I am absolutely over the moon happy with both of them!!  And, I have to say, it was SO MUCH FUN!!!  As always, I wish I could share every single photo - they are all so stunning, but I'll just pick a few to give you a little taste :-)

 Miss B and a couple of her little friends became gorgeous little Woodland Fairies ...

Complete with mini cupcakes, tutus, fairy wings and toadstools :-)

See more stunning photos from this shoot on the LaBelle Photographics blog HERE :-)


And then it was the Little Mister's turn.  He became a little cowboy, complete with cowboy hat, trusty horse sidekick "Bobby", and his favourite guitar strumming along to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" :-).  I can't get over how grown up he looks in some of these pics! 

LOVE the blue and red combo here ...

I'm so proud of both of them - they were both super good sports on the day.  I think they might be becoming rather used to Mummy wanting regular photoshoots ;-).  And, of course, it certainly helps that Linley (the photographer) is just wonderful with kids :-).  Keep an eye out on her blog, you might see more pics from the little cowboy shoot :-).  EDITED TO ADD:  You can see them HERE 

I'll be back soon with some scrapping to share :-)

Thanks for visiting, have a great week :-)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Baby Month catch up

I'm a bit behind in my blogging.  I don't know, life seems to get in the way and I don't seem to update as much any more.  However, I'm planning to change that.  I thought I'd post a couple of pages at a time to catch up :-)

So ...

Last month at Scrapz.Biz, we had Baby Month - all our challenges were baby themed and there was SO much baby scrappy inspiration :-).

Here's a quick overview of my sample pages for the month:

What's in a name challenge:
 (my little boy when he was oh so tiny :-) )

A quote challenge
(pics from these 2 pages are by LaBelle Photographics)

A sketch challenge

And a memorabilia challenge:

So, now I'm pretty much up to date :-)

I've posted another sketch challenge today ....

Come along and play  - there are prizes to be won EVERY WEEK!!!  :-) :-)

Here's a little sneak of my page:

Using Echo Park's Note to Self :-)Oh how I love Echo Park!!! :-)

Have a great week!  Thanks for visiting :-)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


You might remember last month I did a step-by-step using a fabulous Ticklez kit from Scrapz.Biz.  I do believe I haven't yet shared my page!  Well, here it is :-)

I loved working with this Ticklez kit and I really enjoyed seeing everyone's pages, my instructions must not have been too difficult to follow :-)

Talking about Ticklez kits, a new month means a new kit ... or as is the case this month,  KITS!!!  There are 2 fabulously packed kits full of gorgeous products this month:

May Ticklez Kit 1 includes the brand new Studio Calico papers, October Afternoon wrap pack, button pack, alphas and elements, a versatile 7Gypsies transparency, chipboard latern and more ... RRP $49.25

A steal at $29.95

May Ticklez 2 includes gorgeous Echo Park chips, glitter alphas, an October Afternoon wrap pack, button pack, Maya Road envelope, Fancy Pants transparency and more ... RRP $43.95

Another bargain for $29.95!

You can find the full list of what's included HERE :-)

Hope your week is going well and thanks for popping in here for a visit :-)