Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Scrap Jacked & DT Call

There's only a few days left to get your Scrap Jacked entry in!  As always, the girls have created a variety of layouts for you to take inspiration from.  It's so easy to play along for a chance to win a great prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.  Check it all out here.

While you're there, why not apply to join the Design Team :)!  This is the best Design Team to be a part of ... the girls are gorgeous, friendly & oh so creative.

I have absolutely loved my time on the team but all good things must come to an end & this is my last month.  Time & work constraints have killed my mojo so I've decided to step down.  Thank you so much for asking me to be on your team Bec ... you are a beautiful friend who never once put any pressure on me & I appreciate it like you wouldn't believe.  Good luck with the continued success of Scrap Jacked xx!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Don't Blink!

The first Saturday of the month means it's time for a new Scrap that Tune challenge.  Don't Blink is one of my favourite songs ... it doesn't hurt that Kenny Chesney is just ahhhhhhh!!!  I thought it was about time that Kenny made an appearance for September's Scrap that Tune challenge at Global Scrappers.

As always it's so easy to play along ... simply find inspiration in the song, create a layout & upload it to Global Scrappers :).

Here's my example

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scrap that Tune!

It's time to reveal the August Week One challenges at Global Scrappers ... there's four challenges to get that mojo moving!  Week One is all about the Sketch, Card/Stamping, Manufacturer & Scrap that Tune challenges.

This month, I chose Rascal Flatts' "My Wish".  Maaaannnnn I love this song ... guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye every time I hear it!  Actually, anything Rascall Flatts sings I love :).

I scrapped this song years ago when my daughter was born but I love it so much I couldn't wait to do another version for my little boy's album too.

To play along, all you need to do is find inspiration in the title, lyrics or message from the song & start scrapping.  Check it out here :).

I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Scrap Jack

OMGoodness, once again you all gave us such a hard time trying to choose a winner LOL!!!  Well, July's Winner & Grinners have been announced so now it's time for the August reveal :).

Here's mine ...

My little boy was so proud of the Valentine he'd made for me at Daycare ... he's such a poser LOL!

It's so easy to play along with us at Scrap Jacked.  Pop on over & see just how easy it is to win one of the three prizes up for grabs.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some Global Scrappers' challenges ...

sheesh, another month has been & gone!  Midnight tonight is the deadline to get your Global Scrappers' challenge entries in ... so you still have a bit of time LOL.

I had the best day last Saturday, scrapping the day away with great friends at Andrea's house.  I didn't get home until after 2am but, as always, chatted waayyyyyy more than I scrapped & only managed to get two layouts done.

My first layout is a Sketch/Journalling combo in that it started out for the sketch challenge but I got sidetracked & the sketch ended up a bit lost.  Added some journalling strips & wa-la, all good for Milie's Journalling challenge LOL!

And it would have been just plain WRONG not to do Bec's Manufacturer challenge LOL!  After all, MME is my favourite manufacturer for sure.

My girl "borrowed" my camera one day & this is one of the photos I found on it when I uploaded the photos :).

So that's July done & dusted ... the Global Scrappers' Week One challenges go up on Saturday so fingers crossed that August will be the month I get them all done.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Purple Pumpkin sale & giveaway ...

I'm loving all these handmade embellies that are appearing on everyone's layouts!  If you're like me you have an endless supply of beautiful papers but never the right embellishments.  Well, that is SO going to change tonight LOL!

Everywhere I look there seems to be a Purple Pumpkin touch ... such gorgeous little creations!

Purple Pumpkin are celebrating their first birthday with a HUGE giveaway before their sale tonight at 7.30pm.  Pop on over here to check out all the details :)!  Me thinks you won't regret it LOL.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eye Candy Magic!

The fabulous Samiam & her gorgeous Eye Candy Magic creations are on sale this Sunday, 17th July ... this girl has the BEST scrappy style.  I {heart} her stuff!

We're so lucky that she is sponsoring us this month at Global Scrappers & as an added bonus she has a surprise for the first four Global Scrappers' that purchase a kit this Sunday!  To find out more you'll have to pop on over to Global Scrappers *wink*.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Scrap Jacked!

Is it just me or is the year flying by?  A new month means a new Scrap Jacked layout ...

The lack of mojo has lead me to trying 8 1/2 x 11 layouts ... and I think I like the smaller size better.

If you haven't had a chance to play along with us at Scrap Jacked ... what's going on LOL?!!  It's soooooo easy to win great prizes.  I can't wait to see what you all create!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Scrap that Tune!

Well, July 1st has been & gone & that means that the Week One challenges have gone up at Global Scrappers.  The Week One challenges are a Sketch, Manufacturer, Card/Stamping & Scrap that Tune.  Check it all out here!

I chose Lonestar's "Let Them Be Little" ...

lots of scrappy inspiration to be found in their amazing lyrics.  It's so easy to play along ... simply find inspiration in the title, lyrics or the feel of the song & scrap a layout.  Upload it to Global Scrappers to be in the running for some gorgeous prizes.

I hope you get a chance to join us :).

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Global Scrappers

Have you checked out my friend Andrea's brand new forum?

Global Scrappers was created after the sad closure of Ch{all}enge Masters as a way to keep everyone inspired & using that stash.

Andrea was also silly enough to ask me to be the Scrap that Tune designer LOL!  My challenge will be in Week One of every month & I can't wait to hopefully inspire you with a new song every month.  There's guaranteed to be plenty to keep you scrapping ... 12 challenges a month!  A place where scrappers & cardies from around the globe can chat & make great friends.

It all officially kicks off on 1st July but there are already some warm-up challenges & lots of chatting.  Why not come on over, say hi & get set for lots of fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oops, so long between posts!

Mr Mojo has been missing for so long now ... not even a scrappy day out with the fabulous Mandy & my wonderful friends in Scrap Therapy's crop room helped.  We had a fantastic day ... it's just that I chatted whilst everyone else scrapped.  It seems the harder I look the more my mojo hides.  So frustrating!

Anyway, this month's challenge at Scrap the Girls is a colour challenge ... black, white, light pink & dark pink.

When I first saw Echo Park's Be Mine range I thought it was waaayyyyyy too pink but it's just perfect for this challenge & my girly-girl daughter!

There's still a few days left to get your Scrap Jacked layouts in.  The DT all have such different styles so there's sure to be one that inspires you.  Here's mine ...

I can't wait to see what you create!

Only one more day of school then it's school holidays ... yippee for the lack of routine :).

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Yippee for long weekends!

First there was five days for Easter & Anzac Day, then three days for Labor Day ... aahhh bliss!  We managed to get lots of work done, our yard is no longer looking like a jungle & we spent tonnes of fun time with the kids.  I even found some time for scrapping :)!

BUT can anyone tell me how it's possible that's it's May already?!!!  As usual a new month means a new challenge at Scrap Jacked.  Here's my layout for May ...

We'd love you to pop on over to Scrap Jacked & play along with us.  We have so much fun checking out your "jacks" ... the creations you all come up with each month are so inspiring! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yay, I scrapped!

Apart from Scrap Jacked, it's been so long that I'd pretty much forgotten how LOL!  Lucky for me, Mellie & her boys came for a visit.  The boys love hanging out with my hooligans & they all keep each other so busy that we found some time to play with paper.

I found inspiration at Scrap the Boys!  Their challenge is to create a layout using a piece of clothing for inspiration.  Well, this shirt could have been made especially for my boy ... it suits his mischievous personality to a "t"!

This month's challenge at Kraft It Up! is a 1,2,3,4,5 challenge ... 1 piece of Kraft, 2 photos, 3 alphas, 4 patterned papers & 5 embellies.  Hope you like what I came up with!

Oh & have I mentioned that I bought some Copics?!!  OMG, I should have stayed well away ... why are these things so addictive LOL.  Yes, I blame you & your stunning cards Julie!  Anyway, I've only just started using them & need heaps more practice so be kind about my colouring *wink*.

This one is based on this week's sketch at Cardabilities.

And this one is for the latest amazing sketch at Card Patterns.

One thing I've worked out very quickly is that Copics are very beautiful but hard to get the hang of!  Or maybe it's just ME LOL!!!  Luckily, I found an online Copic Beginner's class at Simply Scrapping Crafts.  Gosh, so much to learn & I can't wait to get started.

Lastly, don't forget there is still a few days left to enter this month's challenge at Scrap Jacked!  Lots of great prizes & the winner gets to guest design the following month.  Can't wait to see who you jack!  And don't forget that our hugely talented Mandy is holding a blind scrap over at Scrap Therapy Tuesday night ... check it all out here.

Phew, so if you made it all the way to the end ... yay for you :)!  Enjoy the rest of the Easter/Anzac long weekend & only four more sleeps until us lucky Queenslanders get another long weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Scrap Jacked & lots of changes at Scrap Therapy

Have you checked out the new challenge at Scrap Jacked yet?  Bec has revealed a few surprises which I'm sure you'll love.

Here's what I created for April ... hope that you'll get to play along with us!

There's been lots of changes at Scrap Therapy too!  A brand new forum & design team has brought with it lots of excited chat & fantastic challenges ... not to mention lots of new goodies in the shop.  Be sure to check it out here.

Other than that, I know that I've been a terrible blogger :(!  The last few months have been SOOOO hard ... both hubby & I work for the same insurance company & we've been inundated with claims resulting from TC Yasi.  It's easy for people to say that we need to take time out, but when you have so many people relying on you to get their lives back in order, it's much harder to do.  So until it's all sorted, life will continue to be busy days, late nights & weekend work ... with not much time left over for scrapping.  So looking forward to finding more time to catch up with my scrappy friends (both online & in real life)!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A new month & new challenge at Scrap Jacked!

I have absolutely no idea where that last month went ... it very much passed in a blur of work & cyclone Yasi claims & I'm hoping that this month will be a lot easier!

So, the 5th means that our new Scrap Jacked challenge is revealed & this is mine ... I hope you like it!

It has been so wonderful to see all the gorgeous entries at Scrap Jacked.  For some reason, I have trouble leaving comments on some blogs so please don't think that I haven't visited if I haven't left you a comment.  I absolutely have & love checking out all the "jacks".  Can't wait to see what you all create again this month :).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cyclone Yasi & a new challenge at Scrap Jacked

Where to begin?  It's been a HUGE week ...

This time last week we watched as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was making a beeline for Far North Queensland.  On Wednesday morning, my birthday, we woke to the news that Yasi was now a Category 5 with warnings of huge risk to lives & property.  Needless to say, we quickly made the decision to pack the kids & the cat into our car & drive away.  It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make ... leaving behind our loved ones & our home.  I was so incredibly relieved to get a phone call from my Dad to say that they were all safe & sound.

We left our car behind & managed to catch a plane on Friday getting home after midnight.  Whilst my town has suffered damage, it is the towns only 40kms south of us that have been truly devastated.

As I type this, we have our power back on & the phones are working again.  My daughter's school reopened today, even though they have no power, tarps on the roof & water damaged classrooms ... but it feels good to be home.  Thank you to everyone for your messages & prayers ... let's just hope that Queensland & the rest of Australia gets a break for a long time!

On a much happier note, our February challenge is now up at Scrap Jacked.  We had such an amazing response to the first challenge & a huge congratulations to all the winners.  I can't tell you how hard it was to pick the winners!

Here's my February layout

Why not pop on over & check out our creations ... we would love to have you play along with us!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scrap the Girls!

I've been a long time stalker of all the creative girls over at Scrap the Girls but this is the first time I've actually entered a challenge.  The January challenge is Summer Loving & all you have to do is scrap your favourite summer photos.  Here's mine ...  

The girls at Scrap Therapy have been keeping us busy using up our stash to make way for the goodies that Lee-Anne & Danny are sure to bring back from CHA.  We are into week two of four weeks of challenges so still plenty of time left to join in.  Why not check it out here!  This layout I did for Allie's week one sketch challenge.

Don't forget that there's only a few days left to enter our first challenge at Scrap Jacked.  We've had the most amazing response so far ... will we hit the 50 entries :)?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

While the cat's away ...

the mice are playing over at Scrap Therapy!  Lee-Anne & Danny are away at CHA so the girls thought it would be a good idea to create some challenges to keep us busy & make some room in our stash for the yummy new products that they are sure to bring home.  Check it all out here!

Here's my card based on Helen's sketch ...

This week High Hopes is celebrating their 100th challenge with the theme "anything goes" ...

so I decided to make a card using my favourite baby stamp "Cuddle Cloud Baby" & Card Patterns sketch 98.  I was so excited to win the last High Hope's challenge "Party Animal" & I've already started stalking the Post Office for my three new stamps :)!

Lastly, here's one for CPS-Card Sketches' current sketch 201 ...

Don't forget that you still have a few days left to enter the January challenge over at Scrap Jacked!  Lots of yummy prizes up for grabs.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stampin' Stuff!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile then you know how hugely addicted I am to High Hopes stamps ... well my "enabler" is the wonderful Amy from Stampin' Stuff & now she's released her very own limited edition  Stampin' Stuff collection called "Very Punny".  There are six to choose from & they are just gorgeous ... check them out here.  Amy's also released five background stamps ... these stamps are huge ... perfect for cards!

So would you like a chance to win some of these stamps?  Duh, silly question LOL!!!  Head to Stampin' Stuff's blog to find out how.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So have you ...

played along with Scrap Jacked yet?  We've all been so excited with the response so far & it's only been five days since our first challenge went up :).

It's so easy to be in the running to win a fabulous prize ... simply find some inspiration in one of the DT's creations & scraplift it in the form of a card/layout/OTP ... easy peasy, right?  Just check out the fabulous jack Deb did of my card ...

Deb's used the basis of my card as a sketch for her layout & was inspired by the sentiment "may your day be filled with sparkles & sunshine".  Check out the challenge comments for the links to all the other amazing entries.  Beautiful work girls!

Housework ... what housework?!!

I've been making the most of these last few weeks without routine, before I go back to work & my princess starts school.  We've been having tonnes of fun taking photos for my photo a day project ... you've got to check out ShutterCal!  It's not too late to start :).

So here's what I've been doing with my time ...

The current challenge at High Hopes is "party animal" so I made a card using "Gift Givin' Gavin" ... he look like he's off to a birthday party with his pile of presents :).

The excitement is building ... this Tuesday High Hopes are celebrating the release of their 100th challenge with a blog hop, mega prizes & guest Divas.  I've posted the link in my side bar ... just click on it to check it all out!

I've also been finding inspiration over at Challenge Masters ...

This challenge was all about altering a "container" using fabric & ribbon.

I've altered a recipe box ... the top has been covered with fabric & the rest of it is patterned paper that I've had in my stash forever.  I've also altered the dividers inside so that I can write down the details of challenges ... now I'll never be stuck for ideas again.

The Scrap that Tune challenge was to use any of the lyrics of "Fame" as your title so here's what I came up with ...

There's been lots of chatter at Scrap Therapy recently about our "word" for the new year.  I've never had a word before, but as soon as Kristy said that her's was CONNECT, I just got it!!!  Sometimes it feels like PND has stolen parts of the last two years so this word is exactly what I want out of this year ... to connect with my family & friends, my life & work, with all the everyday moments!  So here it is ... a canvas that now holds pride of place where I can see it all the time.  Thanks Kristy for inspiring me xx

So if you made it to the very end, congratulations LOL!  See what I mean about housework, what housework?!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scrap Jacked reveal - Our first challenge is UP!

Yay, the time has finally arrived & the January challenge has been revealed!  It's SOOOOO easy to join in ... just pop on over to Scrap Jacked & find some inspiration in the projects we've created.  Link back to the blog & let us know who you Scrap Jacked & you will be in the running to win a $25 Scrap Therapy voucher or one of the other gorgeous prizes up for grabs this month.  Can't wait to see your creations!