Friday, 28 June 2013

Scrapbook Savvy June Cybercrop

We are cybercropping over on the Savvy Blog and Facebook this weekend, why don't you join us?

There will be a KIT RELEASE and trust me, you do not want to miss this kit. Sara will be doing a blind scrap at some stage this weekend and Sar has lots of new stuff she will be adding to the store.

See plenty to entice you!

So we have 4 fabulous challenges

Sar's Song Challenge
Chloe's Colour Challenge
Karen's 1-2-3 Challenge

and of course, mine

Kerryn's Sketch Challenge

The sketch I have chosen to use comes from The Scrappiest Blog, courtesy of Liz Chidester

Create your page based on this sketch and upload it to the correct gallery folder by Midnight 4th July

Here is my take on things,

Me & My Dad

Features WOW chipboard title Me & My Dad and a Skewed Star

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Please remember to create a new page for each challenge.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Stuck?! June 15th Sketch

Brrrrrrrrrr!! It is a little chilly here this morning.

It's time to share my take on the second Stuck?! sketch for this month.

Here is June15th Sketch

This is what I did with it.
I've used a photo I took last month of Harrison and his very close friend Tyler. They have known each other since mother's group when they were only a few month's old and have been great pals ever since.
I spy a few pieces of WOW chipboard, both pieces '2013' and the title 'Mates forever' have been covered with ink and then outlined with a white pen.

Mates Forever

Entries are to be linked up over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Sunday June 30th 2013 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, 24 June 2013

WOW June Challenge

This months challenge consists of a few things. 


This awesome sketch has been borrowed (with permission) from Color Conspiracy
 & was designed by the awesome Nine.  

To be in the running to win some great chipboard products, all you have to do is a layout  using the sketch above, a black & white photo & your favourite WOW product on your project. 

Easy peasey!! 

So to get you started here's my take on the challenge and if you can't tell, I LOVED doing this page!!

The chipboard featured on my page are two domino's from the Domino Pack. They have been covered with black ink, the dots added using Kindy Glitz and then a thick coat of Glossy Accent

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A heart from the Mini Heart Pack has been covered using dimensional paint

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And a start from the Skewed Star Pack lightly covered with Brilliance Ink

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You love to play

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Remember to head over to the blog to see what some of the other DT girls have done with the challenge.

Entries can be uploaded to our Facebook page or emailed to:
Entries are due by 26th July 2013.

Friday, 14 June 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary Album (Final Part)

I completely forgot to post this to my blog after doing so well.

Well this is the final share of the album that was given to my parents for their anniversary.

The first few photographs are collages of my two younger sisters and their pages.
These pages were scrapped by a very special lady in Brisbane, Debbie Blanchard.
She is a very dear friend of my sister's, Leanne & Mandy and she was thrilled to be apart of the mammoth project. She was able to help us with the album and created four gorgeous pages. 
These were sent with the girls when they flew down for the party.

The custom-cut chipboard titles and Mini People Pack were decorated by me, using gold paint and glitter Mod Podge.

So next up to the podium is Mandy, the second youngest daughter

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and then finally Sharon, the baby of the family, and then there were five :)

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The next two pages are for the great-grandchildren.
My parents are blessed to have two, so far, they are Jordan who is 8 and Alexis is two.
Both are from my eldest sister's son.

I created the title using a mixture of Classic Lowercase & Block Lowercase Alphabet, covered with gold ink

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The final two pages are of my parents and a family shot taken on their anniversary when all of us were together for the weekend.

The title 'Celebrating you' was another custom piece covered with gold ink. The butterflies from the Butterfly Element Pack  were randomly covered with gold and aqua inks. Once dry, they were coated with Crackle Accent and jazzed up with some rhinestones.

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The Heart Trio was covered with gold paint, stamped using a flourish stamp and aqua ink and then finished with a nice coat of Glossy Accents.

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The title We Are Family was simply inked with gold and I then added a few gemstones to highlight some of the letters. Not sure if you can see, but this page also features the last time we had a family portrait taken, about 1986. About time we updated.

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Well that's all folks.
Thank you for allowing me to share this very special project with you and I hope you have found something to inspire you to create.

Thanks for dropping in.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

We are Family - WOW Week

Good Morning All!

The page I am sharing today was created last weekend, with a few modifications added late Thursday night.

On the layout I have used a 2013 from the 2013 Pack and 3 hearts form the Mini Heart Pack.
They have been covered using bronze ink and stickles to add a little bit of shimmer to the page.

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The WOW title We are Family has been covered by blending 3 different ink colours together to match the papers. Once the ink was dry, I have sealed it using Crackle Accent.

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If you are wondering what I added at the last minute? I decided it needed a few flowers and pearls to give the page a bit more dimension.

We are family

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I hope you have enjoyed my WOW Week, I will have one more share of the album tomorrow to finish off my week. Thanks again for dropping by.

WOW June New Releases

There has been another awesome release by Words Or Whatever this  month.
Introducing their gorgeous new Wood Veeners products and more fabulous new AltaMATZ

I've had so much fun playing with them all.

My first page features my gorgeous boy deciding to ride around the yard butt naked at a much younger age.

I have used the new Wood Veneer Mini Filmstrips and a Mini Camera.
Both pieces have been covered with Pinecone Ink. The filmstrips has been backed with patterned paper and the camera has been highlighted with gold pen.
I have also used a 6inch Corner Flourish AltaMatz and Distress Ink on the background.

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In the Flesh
Features Scrapbook Savvy 'Sold Out' April He's Savvy Kit

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My next page is my beautiful Great-Niece with those stunning blue eyes, the photo was taken on Easter Sunday.

The layout features more of the yummy new Wood Veneers, the Mini Butterfly, a Mini Camera and 'Love' Word Bubble. They have all been coated with Diamond Stickles, love the finish
The Arch Window has been painted using dimensional paint.

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You are perfect
Showing off more Whimsy Farm Twine for the Savvy Store

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And sharing again my take on the latest Savvy BIG June sketch featuring a Wood Veneer Mini Camera left natural, Chainlink Border and WOW Stars both covered with ink.

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The Story Recorded

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There is plenty more to see created by the other DT girls over on the WOW Blog and remember to ask at your local Scrapbook store about the new releases.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Scrapbook Savvy BIG June Sketch

My second post for the day and it is still morning!!

Thought I would share my take on this month's BIG Savvy sketch before I head back to work tomorrow.

Here is the sketch

June Savvy

And my take on it

The Story Recorded

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You will spot some of the yummy twine on my page which can be found in-store here

Check out the other DT girls take on the sketch on the blog
Chloe's page
Karen's page

Remember this is THE challenge to enter at Scrapbook Savvy.
The prize is well worth it !!!  $40 voucher to spend in the Savvy Store – who wouldn’t want that.  And to make it even better, it is a RANDOM winner so everyone has a chance of winning  :)
Please remember to load your LOs to the Savvy gallery by midnight, June 30th and you must create a new and original LO for this challenge.
Happy scrapping everyone

50th Wedding Anniversary (Part Three) - WOW Week

Hello and welcome.

I was planning to share another layout with you today, but I had forgotten to photograph the page on the weekend and last night when I arrived home it was very dark and dreary. I will hopefully have that page for you tomorrow or Saturday.

So today I will continue to share my parent's album with  you.

We are up to child number two. She is my big Sis and a scrapbooker in training.
She was amazing help with the album, could not have finished it without her.

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The chipboard titles 'Leanne' & 'Eldest Daughter' are again custom-cut by WOW, they have been covered with gold paint and then finished off with Glitter Mod Podge.
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Her family collage page features a butterfly from the Butterfly Elements Pack and little people from the Mini People Pack 

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I have blended gold and aqua inks on the butterfly and covered the mini people with gold ink.
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Next up on the family roll call is child number three and that would be me!

The chipboard titles 'Kerryn' & 'Middle Child' have had the same treatment gold paint base and glitter Mod Podge finish.

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My family collage page features Mini People and a Mini Heart to make sure our little angel in heaven is included on our page
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There is still more to share, but I think that will do it for today.

Thank you for visiting the blog, hope you will check back again.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Almost Nine - WOW Week

Back again with more WOW

Over the past 2 weekends I have been trying to get back my crafty groove after burning my bridges creating and completing the album and I must admit, it has taken me quite a few layouts to be liking things again.

Today I want to share a layout I completed last week of my darling boy who celebrated his 9th Birthday recently. Over the past 2 years I have snapped a photo of him sleeping on his birthday eve so I can capture those memories and scrap them. Said son not overly impressed.

I have used a star from the 12x12 Star frames to frame his sleepy face. It has been simply covered using  Bronze Brilliance Metallic Inks. The wonky starts are from the Skewed Stars pack. They have been inked using brown and then stamped with a script stamp and bronze ink.

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This is what the final page looks like, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
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More to come tomorrow, stay tuned :)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary (Part Two) - WOW Week

Welcome back to the blog.

Today I am sharing a few more pages from my parent's album.

This is the church they were married in back in country South Australiain 1963. The title for this page 'Where it all began' was a custom-cut WOW chipboard piece that has been covered with gold paint and a quick lick of glitter Mod Podge. I used another Butterfly from a Butterfly Elements pack covered with a combination of gold and aqua inks.

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And here is the happy couple on their special day. They look so young!
The chipboard pieces have all been covered using gold paint, once dry, I have finished them off with a good coat of Glossy Accents. I have used Heart Trio x2, the word Wedding as my title and some hearts from the Mini Heart Pack

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OK now to show off my parent's greatest assets, their children and families.

You may notice there are gold envelopes on each page. Each envelope holds messages/pictures from the children, their partners and the grandchildren. They tell our parents how much they are loved, some of our favourite memories from our childhood and what this occasion means to us.

First to arrive and the eldest of the bunch, is my brother Peter. Such a handsome man!
Both of the chipboard pieces featured here were custom-cut.
They have been covered with gold paint and glitter Mod Podge.

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On the opposite page to each child, is a page created capturing their beautiful families. I loved creating the collages of each family for the album. I have used the Mini People Pack to represent each family member. They have been simply inked with gold.
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Well I think I will leave it there for today, I will have more from the album later in the week.
Hope you will check back tomorrow to see what else I have been doing.

Thanks for visiting the blog.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Stuck?! June 1st Sketch

Wow! This is my second post for the day, finally getting myself organised!

I hope you can see by my pages how much I am enjoying my time on the Stuck?! design team.
I always love the sketches that Sara creates and find them so easy to use.

Here is the first sketch for this month

Loved the multi-photo sketch and I have the perfect series of photos to scrap

Just love being together
My page created using the sold out April He's Savvy Kit from Scrapbook Savvy

50th Wedding Anniversary (Part One) WOW Week

On the 11th of May, my parents celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

At some stage during April, we went a little crazy and came up with a brilliant idea of putting together an album to capture some of the great memories of their time together. 

It was an awesome team effort, with my big sister, Leanne, one of our Aunty's (Mum's sister) Aunt Sue and of course, me. 
The hardest part of this adventure was that I was the only scrapper, but with Aunt Sue dabbling in craft and Leanne being a fabulous learner, we pushed ahead. 
It is amazing what you can achieve with family.

The other star I must mention for this project was, of course, Suzanne and WOW chipboard. 

She supplied all of the chipboard pieces for the entire album, many pieces were custom cut and then she rushed the order to give us plenty of time. I can not thank her enough!

I chose the Kaisercraft collection 'Elegance' to use for the project, perfect colours and embellishments.
The golden box that holds the album was found at my local News Agent, it was decorated with flowers, papers, gems, ribbon and the 50th Anniversary title. The title was covered with Brilliance gold ink and then coated with a layer of gold stickles.

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I used an American Craft D-ring album that I have covered the outside of the album with patterned paper, stickers and chipboard. The insides of the album were painted with gold paint. The front cover features another 50th Anniversary title, with only the 50th covered with stickles and a gorgeous butterfly from the Butterfly Elements pack. I have protected the entire album with a few coats of matte Mod Podge.

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The butterfly was covered with silver and turquoise ink, starting with silver in the centre and blending out to the edge of the wings with the turquoise. Once dry the butterfly was coated with Crackle Accents.

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The first page was used as a title page, it features a custom piece of WOW chipboard, Celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary. This title was covered with gold paint and layer of glitter Mod Podge.

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That's all for today  :) Hope you have enjoyed the album so far.
Tomorrow I will share their church and wedding photos along with their first born.

Thank you for visiting the blog.