Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Afternoon stroll

Welcome to the next chapter in my scrappy lesson at Christmas time!
This time, I was inspired by one of Melinda's pages and decided to do a bit of a scrap lift.  Even though it looks totally different :-).

{Photo by LaBelle Photographics}

Testing out my distressing skills :D ... love the effect of the deep purple background.

Playing with texture paste again - so much fun! :-)
Totally loving trying a new style :-).  I have one more page to show you and I'll do that soon, I promise :-) :-)
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week :-)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sweet sweet summer

Remember my scrappy lesson at Christmas time?  Well, this was my first attempt at trying it at home.  Promise me you won't laugh!!  ;-)  I don't have the range of products available to me, so I had to improvise just a little...

I've created this for the current Scrap The Boys challenge:
This month the challenge is to scrap a layout featuring your son's favourite holiday/summer activity and use that to inspire your layout!

I've used texture paste over a mask, painted over the top with glimmermist, but I think I used a bit much :S ... anyway, live and learn ;-)
See, there's a Rainbow Splendour big red felt flower there too!!

 and just a 'few' sequins :-)
Thanks for visiting!!  I'll share my other pages from Christmas time soon, I promise :D

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Introducing me :-)

I've been introduced on the Inspired Blueprints blog today :-).  A little question and answer session ... pop over and check it out.  BTW ... do you know just how difficult it is to describe one's scrappy style in 5 words?? 

Anyway, I created a page from this cool sketch 31:

I have flipped some of the elements to suit my photos (and papers LOL), and swapped out the one 6x4 photo for two 3x4 instead.

Happiness is ... a warm puppy :-)
Photos are from our puppy photo shoot by LaBelle Photographics ... I'm sure you'll be seeing many more of these to come ;-)
Don't forget to check out the Inspired Blueprints blog every day for more DT introductions!  There is a fabulous line-up of talented scrappers :-)
That's all for now.  Thanks for visiting :-)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A bit messy ...

So, the story goes like this:
At Christmas time, we spent some time with my brother and his family.  It was a special time.  We loved it!  Did I mention that my sister-in-law is the very lovely Melinda??  And for a while now, she's been promising to teach me some of her 'messy' style of scrapping :-) :-).  I was soooo looking forward to it!!

And ...

it really was sooo much fun :-).  Seriously!!  I have a new love:  texture paste :-)

Check out the first page I created with {lots of} help from Melinda:

{photo from our awesome puppy photo shoot with LaBelle Photographics}

It was my first time playing with texture paste ... such a fun effect!

And certainly the first time I'd ever done that much distressing!! LOL
I was still able to stick to my 'usual' clustering and a bit of white space :-).  And I just love the sequins.  A must have for me, now! ;-) ...

I created a total of 3 pages while on holidays!  I can't wait to share the rest with you :-).  What do you think?  Have you tried something different from your 'usual' style?

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend :-)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A new year, a new DT!!!

I am excited to announce I have a spot on the fabulous Inspired Blueprints DT!!  Along with these lovely people from all over the world:

{congrats to you all!!}

I've been busy creating already and here's a sneak of my reveal page:

I can't wait to start!!! 
Keep up to date with the latest Inspired Blueprints news on the blog HERE :-)