Sunday, August 29, 2010

Embellish It Scrap Camp

Another successful scrap camp is over and it was the last under the current regime. Rachel, her family and team of helpers worked hard to provide the almost 46+ scrappers with a weekend of warmth, laughter, good food, no dishes, and the opportunity to be inspired by and meet some wonderful like minded people from all over New Zealand. Thank you to everybody involved and while it was Rachel's last as organiser we all hope they will continue in 2011.

It was lovely that my friend Penny, all the way from Tapanui, could join us and thanks to our bunk room mates Andrea, Rosemary and Diane B - we had the quiet room - no snorers lol. I even managed to still be able to climb up on the top bunk.

The creations over the weekend were amazing. Dusty Attic featured high on the list of favourite items and it was amazing what campers created. Some indicated they may put them up in the Dusty Attic Gallery so keep an eye out.

One of my creations was using a DA chair and chandelier. I loved using the Bo Bunny papers and the cute little Tim Holtz film strip.
Glimmer Misted chandelier and tips of candles painted with KindyGlitz.Tim Holtz filmstrip Painted chair with Twinkling H20s and Distress Paint but didn't like it so sanded Distress crackle paint off and then sprayed with Olive Glimmer Mist. EK Success punch used.

I managed 3 layouts and 2 cards for the weekend. Off to catch up on some sleep now.

THANKS for visiting and have a great week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dusty Attic Goodies

A lovely parcel of Dusty Attic Goodies awaited me when I arrived home from work yesterday. It was my prize from 3rd placing in the "Scrap Your Space" at Dusty Attic.
I can't wait to start creating with them at our scrap camp at Raincliff this weekend. Look at the cute wee bird baths. Thank you Dusty Attic.

Yesterday we finally had a lovely day after days and days of grey skies but the best part of this time of year is when all the spring flowers begin to bloom. We have large areas of beautiful daffodils and they started blooming in the weekend. Here are just a few I have in a vase inside. I will take some photos of outside when I get a chance.
The tulips are from a lovely painting given to me by my family for my birthday. I haven't quite got it on the wall yet.

I will leave you with a layout I made for Sonya Pickle's challenge over at Scrapbook Outlet a couple of weeks ago. The challenge was a sketch with a lot of white space.

It is of my Great Grandparents and I used a lovely diecut image from which I purchased at SENZ. The large diecut is cut from Bazzill cardstock but the smaller flowers at the bottom are felt. Also added was a piece of Dusty Attic music notes inked and embossed with clear embossing powder although the photo does not do this piece justice. I had made my own transparency under the diecut and photo from creating a design in Microsoft Word and printing it onto an OHP acetate. I added some really old lace, Prima lace and beads, and although it cannot be seen in the photo the paper has a Glimmer Mist shimmer over it.

Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend. Should have some more things to share after a hopefully productive 2 days at Raincliff.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Bit of a Buzz

Well there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment. Unfortunately I did not get an entry into the Scrapping Patch "Stars in their eyes" comp this week and next week is not looking any better. I have a few (quite a few) wedding invites for my daughter's wedding to get completed by Sunday so that will keep me busy but that is okay as it is still scrapping. It is just the inside finishing touches as the girls did the bulk of the creating in early July. I will be able to share them eventually.

However I got a bit of a buzz this morning when the July Prima BAP results were published on the Prima Blog.
My 'Special Moment's' layout was in the lineup of mentions. I created it whilst on a bit of a roll last month. I was getting a bit low on Prima supplies but what I had matched the lovely photos given to me by a good friend and this is what I came up with.

I am still low on Prima supplies so will have to think hard/dig deep for the August BAP challenge. I am so looking forward to the new Prima CHA supplies arriving at Embellish It in September.

Speaking of Embellish It, take a visit to the blog to see Rachel's Desk Organiser and Abby's Project to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.

Hope your week is going well.

Bye for now

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday 13th

Just a quick post before the weekend. I don't know where the week has gone - well on reflecting last weekend was getting my Up2Scrap Assignment for the next magazine done whilst battling a lingering cold thing (all better now though). Tuesday was a late run on the Scrapping Patch "Stars in their Eyes - Stacey Michaud" and after a few prior hours of paper shuffling the final layout was put together in an hour and a half - probably the fastest page I have ever done. It had to be up in the gallery before midnight so just had to do it. Wednesday seemed to take all night to choose a photo for Dusty Attic's Michelle Grant to scrap for me as part of my prize. Can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Here is my take on Stacey Michaud.
Some childhood photos of playing Dressups when we visited our Grandparents in Otautau. We have always enjoyed playing dressups and still do lol. We used to play them by improvising even when we were camping. Stacey is another clear space scrapper - not usually my style but fun trying it.

Well must away - quite excited as I am off to visit my girls for the weekend and must get packed.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Zarah Style

Over at Scrapping Patch for Week 4 of the Stars in their Eyes Competition we had to scrap lift the style of Zarah Peterson whom I had not heard of before but she has been a fun participant in the competition. There are so many talented contestants in the competition I wouldn't like to be the scrapping celebrities having to choose.

My take on Zarah's style was perhaps a little over done in my first attempt at bubble wrap stamping but it is fun to try something new.
Last week was Elizabeth Kartchner Style. I really enjoyed scrapping this cute little friend all ready for her bath. The white space pages are new for me.
I used a Dusty Attic Bathtime embellishment painted with Twinkling H20s, paint and kindyglitz. Pleated ribbon and the bunting was hand made using ric rac, bazzill and little duck stickers.And by next Tuesday it is another newbie to me in Stacey Michaud whose style we need to scrap lift.

In the meantime I have an Up2Scrap project to get on with for the next magazine.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jumping Up and Down ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Well it is pretty exciting. I was at the computer when I should be in the scrap room when I received an email to take a look at Dusty Attic Scrap your Space and guess what? I rolled down the results and was the lucky #3. That means a pack of DA goodies and some of my photos scrapped by Michelle Grant from the DA Design Team. Wow it is still sinking in.

The latest UP2SCRAP magazine is now in shops and includes the following competition.

UP2SCRAP are giving you the opportunity to win goodies -
A PIXMA Creative Pack RRP$100!
by designing a T-Shirt for a Special Man in your life.

Louise Williams has created the above design. Find details of the August Competition on the Up2Scrap Blog. Entries close on 31 August. The first 10 qualifying entries will receive a T-shirt transfer pack RRP $34.99, kindly provided by Canon.

We look forward to seeing the designs you come up with. Good luck.

Bye for now. Good Night.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Scrap Your Space

Whew this week has flown by - can't believe it is a week since my last post. It has been a full on week with one thing and another. I work in a secondary school and last weekend tragically one of our students was killed whilst walking home in the night. This kind of news is every parent's worst nightmare. It has had an impact on the wider school community as they come to terms with their loss.

My scrapping group met at my place on Tuesday and eagerly opened and tried out the newly arrived 'Magnolia' stamps available at Embellish It. I confess to not being a great stamper and it took a few attempts before getting some good ones. I just need more practice. The images are very cute and my daughter Esther (visiting for the weekend) and I had a play painting them to embellish Candice's Birthday Card for tomorrow. I will give you a sneak peek of the finished article as my computer is off for maintenance tomorrow so will be without it for a few days. The card was put together very quickly as I was trying to make, ice and send a cake back to Dunedin for her too.
and the inside
...and a quick cake - my favourite to make - Soonafai's Moist Chocky Cake from Jo Segar's 'Sugar & Spice' recipe book. Thank goodness for the little icing butterflies I had in the cupboard which set the theme as I only had a few minutes to get it done before it was on its way south.

Back to the title of this post. Over at Dusty Attic their Scrap your Space competition finished yesterday so it was another quick page to get it up in time. I used DA Body form and music notes, MME papers, a doily, inks, Glimmer mist (tattered leather), punches and took photos of some of the features in my room and cut them out - the title is a kaisercraft wooden sign and the decorated bra made in memory of my grandmother for "Crop for a Cause" and the apron made at "Autumn Escape" NZ in April. Also included are Prima lace and flowers, an old crochet doily and brads.

A busy page for a busy space. It certainly doesn't look that tidy today.

The sun is now shining and it is warm (nor'west) so I am off to try and take some better photos of the ones mentioned last post and I might even clean the car... so much to do and the weekend is almost over.

Have a great week. Thanks for visiting. I will be back once my computer is back.