Sunday, June 20, 2010

Focus on Boys

Want to see what I am creating in my class tomorrow?

Well, for those that said they are. These are the cards for my Focus on Boys card class at Pages 2 Scrap.

Love the Darkroom Door Rockstar stamp set. It rocks!!
And these Kaiser rub ons make sentiments so darn easy.
Add in some vintage music paper for some fun.
Simple, easy and perfect for boys.
And some more vintage paper.
On all these cards I have used the Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers" papers and here on the last one, I flipped it over for a cute little cat & dog card.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I will be working on tomorrow with a bunch of fabulous people. If you want to see what else is going on at Pages 2 Scrap over the next month or so be sure to check it out here. (It will be updated with July timetable tomorrow sometime....maybe after my class, lol).

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inspired Blueprints

A couple of weeks ago Tracey and I were invited to go down to the gorgeous Sherry Mendoza's house for a scrap night/sleepover (just like school days, lol). It was so nice to spend the night with some really talented girls including Stacey from Scrapapple, Kim Arnold, Jane Clark, Sherry of course and Lisa Warren. Lisa owns a sketch website called Inspired Blueprints that is ever so popular and so when I got home I decided to check it out. Now I have never been one to use sketches, so this was all a little bit new to me. I am aware of all the sketches out there, but never really used them before. So in honour of meeting a new friend, I checked it out and did my very first layout based on a sketch. I really enjoyed it! It made the page process so much faster, so be sure to go check it out here.

Here is the result of my labour:
I love this photo. It was taken by me (yes, with arm stretched out) on Mothers Day and I just love that super huge smile of Nathan's.
This laser cut is from Twiddlybitz and was black, which didn't suit my layout so I used a Paint Dabber to change the colour. Very easy!!

Thanks for stopping by, catch up with me again this week and I will let you know what classes I have coming up at Pages 2 Scrap.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

Well, life has been super busy lately and I have been enjoying every minute. So let me catch you up a little. Since attending SIA in Sydney I have been excited to accept the position of Manager at work. Woohoo! It is kind of like a dream come true for me, all these years since having my own home business I have wanted to own a shop. However the position of "MUM" and the availability of funds have always been in the way. So this position gives me the best of both worlds, a hand in helping run a 'smashin' scrapbooking store and no $$$ responsibilites, lol. Plus I am still around after school most days to be with the kids. And I am lovin' it, waking up each morning and thinking about what I am doing that day............well, makes me smile!

Also this job is bringing me some fantastic opportunities. Along with what I have already shared on here, I am getting to go to Chicago in just over a months time for CHA. This is a huge craft trade event where all new scrapbooking products will be released. Super excited about this, and after the trade event we are spending two days in New York shopping. Ahh, so hard (LOL!) So the spending has to stop (soon, I promise) and I need to start saving.

Craft wise I am still busy creating on a daily basis. We are forever getting new product in the store and it is hard not to go home with some. So, enough rabbiting on and I will share some of what I have done lately.

Fancy Pants goodies:

And a card from the left overs.
And this is a page that was done for a challenge at SIA. I failed at the criteria, but enjoyed making the page anyway. The theme was "What If"
Cute little flower detail

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back to share more soon.