Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Paper Variety

The Paper Variety - tic, tac, toe! You know how to play. Just create a paper project using 3 criteria either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally :)

~The Challenge~

The possibilities are endless!! Please let us know the combo you picked in your entry.

~ Our Sponsor ~

We welcome a new sponsor to TPV this week, too:
Freehand Scraps!!

This week's random winner will receive:

Join us Friday when we share more about Freehand Scraps! :)

You can check out more here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Paper Variety

This week's challenge is to create a paper project that features a grid design or rainbow colors. Kudos to you if you can use both! :)

and here is my example:

This layout of Bridget is with a special horse which she rides every week at RDA. There is a special bond between the both of them as you can tell by the photo.

The Paper Variety
this week have an amazing sponsor:

Paisleys & Polkadots Scrapbooking & Papercrafting Kits!

with an amazing prize:

This gorgeous kit is packed with Pink Paislee goodies!Be sure to visit TPV on Friday when we list what's included in this kit and also share more about Paisleys & Polkadots!

Enter your paper project following this week's rainbow/grid challenge before Tuesday noon EST for your chance at winning the beautiful Paisleys & Polkadots prize!

You can check out the amazing layouts and cards which the DT have created for this challenge here.

Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team

We are so excited to announce our new Sassies, but before we do we would like to just let in on a few of the changes you will be seeing on both Sassy Lil' Sketches blogs. Starting in August, we will be revealing new Sassy Lil' Sketches on Tuesdays and Sassy Lil' Card Sketches on Thursday. "Switch it Up" Saturday will premiere on Sassy Lil' Sketches in August, too!

A few of our Sassies are not returning this coming term.
We will definitely miss their talent, but wish them the best!

Please Welcome New and Returning Sassies!!!

Week 1 Sassy Lil' Sketches DT

Melenia Agapides
Jenifer Evans
Jennifer D. Jesse
Holly King
Dinah Maningat
Marjorie Anne Van Patten

Week 2 Sassy Lil' Sketches DT

Jenny Ahlund
Pia Astrand
Regina Castillo
Kirsten Michelsen
Melissa Priest
Missy Whidden

Week 3 Sassy Lil' Sketches DT

Jennie McGarvey
Krissy Clark McKee
Wendi Robinson
Lisa Rounds
Sarah Utting
Lisa Watson

Week 4 Sassy Lil' Sketches DT

Amanda Hartmann
Tone K. Jensen
Michelle McClure
Katie Nolan-Denham
Kelly Rutherford
Kylie Symons
- thats ME !!!!!!!

"Switch It Up" Sassy Lil' Sketch DT

Jessica Carter
Mia Castrillo
Eleni Gratsia
Ashley Horton
Nancy Kelsin
Martine Labelle
Irini Liolia
Bec Miller
Sandi Taloumis

Sassy Lil' Card Sketch DT

Brenda Becknell
Vanessa Buzard
Lyn Darda
Jamie Fox
Alecia Harper
Tracey Kelly
Debbie Lacy
Michelle (Shelly) M. Maxwell
Marie Papadopolou
Brenda Rose
April Walker
Karen Zabuska

I can't wait to show you my first reveal....these sketches are easy to work on and have alot of variety....

Do yourself a favour....go check them out here if you haven't done so before today..!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Day...

The kids are out of the to school....LOL

I can give the house a good going over now...they have been stuck inside because the weather here in tumut has been really miserable. So the mop is out , along with the vac and duster....and my music is up really loud....what more could a girl want....!!!

The Scrappiest

When Liz sent this sketch a few weeks ago, i thought - What the???
But i found some really old pp that matched perfectly (and saved me cutting out circles!) and i thought the colours were unusual but went together well...

and my layout:

Pink and orange....unusual Hey...

you can check out Liz's amzing sketches and Dt examples here

Bird is the Word

The challenge is to create a project using the word TODAY either in your titling or journaling. The deadline to create your page is four weeks long. At the end of the challenge our DT will vote on their favourite layouts and these layouts will be posted to the blog.Nadia has provided a beautiful sketch which you may/may not like to use.

Isn't it a beautiful sketch....:)

And here is my layout:

Again you can see some embellishments that the lovely Felicity Wilson sent to me as a i say THANKYOU....:)

The Dt examples are super yourself a favour and go check them out here

Monday, July 18, 2011


Well i can't believe it....

I actually won second prize last month for my beachy theme layout of Kayley and Bridget.....the photo i so much adore and is one of my favourite to date....

So i had to back up this month but it was so hard to pick a layout to scrapjack cause they are ALL so good ...


I decided to pick Mel's....

and here is my layout:

CB1020 Card Borders 03

and a couple of close ups:

I recently took this photo of Kayley while on holidays. She takes the best mystical photos. Can you spot the Scrapmatts too?????

I also want to thank Leanne for lending me her butterfly punches. I just sat inside our Villa punching butterflies for an hour....i had lots of confetti throughout after i got up and shaked on the floor. Hubby said we could have recycled for a weddding!!! Leanne makes the most amazing cards too.....Go check them out here...

And also while at ScrapAWhile at Taree i purchased some very adorable crocheted embellishments by Rhonda which i have also included on my layout

Thanks for stopping by....I'll be back tomorrow for one of Liz's fantastic sketches at The Scrappiest.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crafty Sketches

When i checked out this months sketch at Crafty... i had the perfect photos for my layout picked , so it all came together quickly.....

If you want to check out the sketch- you can do so here

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just Because

I did this layout for me....i haven't done one of these for ages....

And the lovely Felicity Wilson sent me a lovely Thankyou package, so i used lots of her gifts on my layout....Thankyou....

and a close up of the handmade embellishment cluster:

Stay tuned...i have some exciting news to tell shortly...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just Enjoying....

Just popping in to catch up and share a few layout.....

Its still school holidays here...girls have just been inside as the weather outside has been really cold and we are all getting over our COLDS !!! Me included.....

Scrapbook Savvy

Out of A Hat

- a doiley

- negative space (less than 50% coverage of base paper)

- monochromatic colour scheme (black and white will be allowed with one other colour)

a close up:

Anna's Craft Cupboard

I decided to use two 6x4 photos instead of 2 tiny ones and just overlap each other.

The Scrappiest

and my layout:

Hope you enjoyed visiting and looking at my many pop back!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scrapmatts.....just as yummy as Chocolate!!

I didn't get to post these layouts for my monthly upload before going away on holidays. So i thought i'd better catch. Andrew and Soffie have a new range of chipboard which is available now here.

This layout is of my great great grandmother...perfect for this range of chipboard.

CB5057 Floral Design 03
CB 8003 Clocks 10
CB2017 Interior Arch 04

I have inked the chipboard first and then dabbed an aqua paint over the top to give it a rustic look.

some close ups:

This is a sketch designed by Liz Chidester for The Scrappiest.

Its of Bridget on a horse at Riding for the Disabled which she does every week during school. She so enjoys going and loves "her"horse ....its very special to her and she worries about it being out in the cold!

CB2019 Australian Federation Fence with Gate 02
CB 8003 Clocks 10

Up close:

I decided to mount a layout on a piece of thick cardboard. I did this project for my mum. This is my grandparents. She and dad loved it and commented how my work has changed over a short period of time.....

CB 8003 Clocks 10
CB2017 Interior Arch 04

Some close ups:

These layouts were certainly challenging for me as i don't do Vintage very often....but i had FUN.....

So make sure you do go over to Scrapmatts
to check out the will totally blow you away....the scrapping community have really out did themselves- so much inspiration....

Monday, July 11, 2011

What a Holiday.....

The weather was just perfect....

Must of known we were coming...

We heard back in Tumut that it was freezing - and it was - and we did not want to come home...but hubby started his new job today and he was very excited...having been at his old job for 18 years...he needed a change...

So a holiday we had to have in between jobs... and we had a great time...

We stayed at Happy Hallidays at Forster. We had stayed before about 2 yrs ago and we just fell in love with this fantastic holiday spot- go check it out if you get a chance...they have school holiday programmes for the kids, so it made it very difficult to go anywhere away from the park - we were told by the kids!!!!

Here are some famous pics ....(warning- lots of photos!!!!!)

As you can tell by the photos- the kids had a ball(including the BIG kid too!!!)

And i actually got to relax and scrap while the kids were off playing in the park doing all the wonderful activities...and i got to do a class at Scrapsidaisy at Wingham. Kim Solomon taught a class - not normally my style but wanted to have a go and catch up with old scrapping friends up that way....

And i so much enjoyed the class....embossing is really fun and inking with all different colours too...

This is the layout:

and we even had some treats along the way:

Thanks for visiting my blog...

I have got lots of layouts to show in the next day or so but i didn't want to bombard you with heaps in one post...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Paper Variety

My new and exciting news is that Abby & Suzanne have accepted me...Yes ME...on their Design Team...I'm so honored....

Along with

Jackie, Nicole, Pam, Sue,
Cassie, Hannah, Jamilie,
Rachel, Sandi.

I can't wait to work alongside these talented girls....

So my first official challenge is

I am not normally a card maker but i had a go with a kit that was given to me with lots of embellishments...

What do you think????

There is a great prize up for grabs by a terrific sponsor....

So ....

Go have a look see at this great challenge here
and become a follower and meet the rest of this terrific team...

Can't wait to see your creations linked up to this challenge...


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