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!