Sunday, February 24, 2013

Such a short month

Generally when you get to the 20th of the month, you think 'oh well, I still have 10 or 11 days left' but in this case it went something like 'OMG! How am I going to fit everything into the next week?!!!' There is so much happening in the first few months of the year with schools starting in February and for my kids Uni starts next Monday.. Hopefully everything will start to fall into some kind of routine and I will get more done! :)
I'm here to share another layout with you.  I used my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store and based my layout on the February sketch on the MME blog. Here's the sketch.
I've turned the sketch on it's side to suit my photos.  The pics are of my DD (taken about 3 years ago) before her Atheletics Carnival. I don't think she was in the mood for photos. Lol!  I've used the gorgeous MME Notable 'Unforgettable' collection.
Added some washi tape and created a thick heart by sticking several punched heart shapes together.
Cut my title using my Silhouette machine. :)
Some hexagons and flowers that I fussy cut from the pattern papers.  Just added enamel dots for dimension.
I've got a huge week coming up, but I'll be back on the 1st with examples for some of the March challenges.  Also, watch this space during March as I am going to have a HUGE give away here on my blog.  Just have to get myself organised and take some photos of what you can win. :):)
Hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a wonderful new week.  Thank you for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Friday, February 15, 2013

First DT layout for Scrap Africa

Hi everyone! TGIF! :)
I'm back to share my first layout as DT member for Scrap Africa.  My beautiful friend Lynette Jacobs has set the challenge this month and it's a great one!  Use the following picture as inspiration and create a project where hearts are your main accent. Pretty easy hey?  You can check out the reveal and all the stunning layouts from the other DT members here.
Here is my take on the challenge.  I've had great fun designing my heart overlay on my Silhouette machine! I've used my DT pack from The Scrapbook Store which contains the beautiful My Minds Eye Collectable 'Unforgettable' collection.   The photo is of my DD and my friend's 3 year old daughter. They have great fun when they get together.

A close up of my overlay. I've added pattern paper behind some of the hearts. My title was also cut using my Silhouette machine. :)

Just a few flowers cut from one of the sheets of paper.  I've added a few enamel dots to each flower.
 A strip of washi tape and stickers from this collection.
You have until the 28th of February to get your entry in!  Just add the link to your completed project to the bottom of the blog post here.
That's all for this beautiful Friday afternoon. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Special delivery

Hi there and happy Wednesday to you all.  I hope its a bit cooler in your knack of the woods. Perth has been sitting around the high 30's, early 40's for the last 5 days now.  Apparently we can expect a drop in the temperature tomorrow. :)  I have been scrapping a bit though.  Here is my first layout using my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  This photo was taken nearly 20 years ago when I held my baby boy for the first time after he was born. :)  I've used the new My Minds Eye Collectable 'Unforgettable' collection.
My title was cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I've just added double sided foam tape at the back to give it a 'lift'.  The cute little birdhouse is from Dusty Attic.
The saying on the sticker on the left 'I remember the first time I saw your face' is what made me dig out this photo of my son's birth.  When I showed the layout to my DH, he said 'I remember that day'.  I don't think you ever forget, do you?  The 'special delivery' was also cut using my Silhouette. :)
 Not sure about my choice of paper for the 'stork', but just loved this little image and wanted to add it. :)
Another little stork. :)
I have more to share on Friday, so I guess I will 'see' you then.  Thank you so much for visiting.  I know I've been a slack blogger and have been bad on the commenting side.  I'm planning a 'mass blog visit' episode tonight. In the meantime, have a lovely day and hope you get to do something special for Valentine's Day tomorrow. ;)
Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Scrap The Girls' February Challenge

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to share the new challenge over at Scrap The Girls. This month its a sketch challenge.
 My take on it using paper from the beautiful Glitz Design 'Cashemere Dame' collection.  Just added 3 different types of Washi tape and 'chicken wire' and 'ants' sticky sheets from Sawyers Place.The pics are of my DD relaxing next to the swimming pool at our hotel in Bali.
A close up of my felt flower cluster. They are all old flowers from Prima and Basic Grey. The giant rhinestone is from the Glitz Design collection.
 My title. The word 'just' was cut using my Silhouette. :)
I hope to see your entry at Scrap The Girls soon! There are some awesome prizes up for grabs!
Thank you for coming past my blog and for all the beautiful comments you leave. They make my day. Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

Friday, February 01, 2013

New month, new sketch and new DT!

Hi everyone! It's been a strange January for me.  No running around getting kids ready for school. I'm almost feeling a bit lost! Lol! I'm sure the feeling will pass quickly though. :)
There is a new sketch up at The Scrapbook Store. Another beauty designed by Nadia. :)
Here is my take on it, using the beautiful Kaisercraft 'Tropicana' collection.  Just perfect for some of our Bali photos.  This is my DD and her bestie having cocktails in one of the many restaurants we ate at.
A close up of some of the fussy cutting. :)
More fussy cutting. :)
And the title I cut using my Silhouette machine.  I am determined to use it a LOT more this year. :)
I hope you are going to play along with the sketch.  There is an awesome $40 store voucher up for grabs and the winner gets determined by random draw, so anybody can win!  Pretty awesome hey? You can read all the latest news in the newsletter HERE.

I also have some great news to share.  I am one of the new DT members at SCRAP AFRICA! Thank you to Denise and Evgenia for the opportunity. I am so excited to join this wonderful team of talented ladies.  Here is the list.

Channa Suitella

Kerryn Lawson

Marelize Frisby

Billie-Jean Beveridge

Roulien Stahnke

Maria Potapovich

Ludmila Kodymskaya

Elena Smoktunova
So happy to see my lovely scrappy friend Kerryn Lawson's name on there too. :)
That's all I have for today.   Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time.
M xox