Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Woohoo!!! Scrapbooking From Scratch September 2011 Comp!!!

Hi Ladies!

Peta owner of Scrapbooking from Scratch is having a great competition through the month of September.
Now she's not giving away a lot away about the challenges mmmmmm maybe some sketches....something about family....something about filling an album............BUT I can tell you her Prizes are the best :) :) (double smiley Face!)

Wouldn't you just love to win the following........

there will be THREE major prizes

* 6 month sub to the SFS Designer Bi Monthly Kit [3 kits valued at $45 each]
* a kit of your choice [valued up to $40]
* $25 shop voucher

an album will be given away to one person who completes ALL the challenges Smile

and LOTS of random draw prizes throughout the month.

free kits
BC subs
shop vouchers
random packs
alpha packs
paper packs

and more.....

so head on over, the competition start tomorrow...and you know you dont want to miss out :)


SLC3 - Who's gonna Drive you home Tonight

Here is my new Song and Lyric challenge at Soul Scrappers....come play along, there are three prizes to be had!! Here are the details......

Hi Ladies!

Welcome to my Third Song and Lyric challenge. Each Month I will introduce a soloist or band. You can listen to the song I have picked through 'You Tube' and read through the lyrics at the same time to get a feel for the music and lyrics.
There will be a small gift/Rak prize each month which will be picked Randomly (So everyone that enters my challenge has the same opportunity to win) however I must have atleast 8 entries to win the prize. If I do not get 8 entries the prize will jackpot to the next challenge :)
You must use a word....OR a couple of words...OR a sentence OR even the song title on your page. This is a free scrap so any theme goes :)

Now!! let me introduce you to


The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, lead singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts, and were signed to Elektra Records by George Daly,[1] then A&R head, in 1977.[2]
The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synth-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flower in the early 1980s. The Cars started fresh with their debut album The Cars which went on to go platinum in late 1978. The Cars' debut album was called a "genuine rock masterpiece" by Allmusic. Probably the most successful and well known song from the album, "Just What I Needed", started as a demo in 1977. The song was sent as a mix tape to a local DJ in the Boston area, who played the song in heavy rotation. This soon caught the attention of other DJs, which led to the signing of the band by Elektra Records in 1977. The Cars have mentioned this numerous times including in their "last" interview in June 2000.
The band broke up in 1988, and Ocasek had always discouraged talk of a reunion since then, telling one interviewer in 1997 "I'm saying never and you can count on that."[3] Bassist Benjamin Orr died in 2000 from pancreatic cancer. In 2005, Easton and Hawkes joined with Todd Rundgren to form a spin-off band, The New Cars, which performed classic Cars and Rundgren songs alongside new material. The remaining members reunited in 2010 to record a new album, titled Move Like This, which was released May 10, 2011, and a tour to start on the same day.[4]

Here are the Lyrics to.........

You must use a word....OR a couple of words...OR a sentence OR even the song title on your page. This is a free scrap so any theme goes :)


who's gonna tell you when
it's too late
who's gonna tell you things
aren't so great
you can't go on
thinking nothing's wrong
who's gonna drive you home tonight

who's gonna pick you up
when you fall
who's gonna hang it up
when you call
who's gonna pay attention
to your dreams
who's gonna plug their ears
when you scream

you can't go on
thinking nothing's wrong
who's gonna drive you home tonight

who's gonna hold you down
when you shake
who's gonna come around
when you break

Click on the 'You Tube' video below to listen to the CARS performing 'DRIVE'

Here is my page example.....Who's Gonna Drive you Home Tonight?

Journaling says.... I will! In my Vauxhall Viva, my first car. Rego - JNA 392. Photo taken 1977 with Lorel

and here is a close up!

So, just to go over this again...........Create a scrapbook page following the challenge guidelines above. Next, upload the photo of your page to the Soul Scrappers Gallery using the challenge tag SLC3 in your photo tag. Submissions must be uploaded and tagged by 7 pm Eastern time by Tuesday, September 13th  A winner will be drawn at random after September 14th and added to the top of this challenge thread........ but remember to win the Rak Prizes I must have eight entries :)

You may enter as many submissions as you like for this challenge, but please do
not submit duplicate challenge submissions. We like to see new submissions for
each challenge.

Here is the gallery link to all pages entered with the SLC3

Here are the prizes.......

SLC3 - Drive by the cars PRIZE  (Rasberry rub-ons and car chipboard piece)

AND carried over from SLC2 - Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun PRIZE (Remarks baby doll stickers)

AND Carried over from SLC1 - John Farnham - You're The Voice (An assortment of Teal Product)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Special Sisters

Here is my entry for Scraphappy Kats FNC (Friday night challenge)hosted by the lovely Lexie :)
It's MESSY!!! and it's loads of FUN!!!
It doesn't really have to be messy but when I get paint out I love to get messy

For tonights challenge you are to use the colours
(I know they are not colours, they are shades)
and an accent colour of your choosing
and there is to be PAINT it can be as little or as much as you like
there are no other restrictions

This is my entry called 'Special Sisters' (my brothers 4 girls), my accent color was a neutral sandy color.
I added white and black paint by using the splattering effect and also by adding paint to corrugated cardboard and making little impressions all over the page.
This page also gave me the chance to use some of the gorgeous embellies from the My2angels embellishment kit club from August. I have used the black and white bakers twine, scrapware antique mini alphas, the black feather with bling, and a pin. Just look how these products have added that special 'Zing' to my page :)

and here is a close up :)


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Our Duke

Hi Ladies!

Here is a page I did for Sandi's monochromatic challenge at Dixie Pieces. and here is Sandi's inspirational layout. In Sandi's LO the photo's were of a sunset at Lands End, so I chose red, but you can choose any colour you like!!

and here's 'OUR DUKE'

Here is my entry for your monochromatic challenge...I also went with RED!

Duke was such a sweet puppy....who couldn't love that cute little face!?
Journaling says ...this is our DUKE wearing a little mexican hat we brought back from Mexico in 2006. He looks so cute!
Thanks for the inspiration Sandi! 

Looking Bright Eyed

Hi Ladies!

Here is the latest Pencillines sketch. I incorporated with this weeks FNC (Friday Night Challenge) at Scraphappy Kats blog.

Okay girls.....tonight's challenge is this:
use one of these sets of colours
  • blue and white
  • red and black
  • orange and yellow
  • pink and green
use one lot of embellishments:
  • flowers and ribbons
  • stars and circles
  • buttons and bows
  • chipboard frame
then add a title
I chose WHITE

Looking Bright Eyed

I went with Pink and Green. And I used stars ( pink die cut pp and white star brad holding double star charm) and circles ( Die cut shape, sequins/ green behind round flower and the two O's in 'LOOking) :)
My contrasting title is in White.

Here is a close up!!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Day at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Park

Here is my Saturday night page from Tracy's (my2angels) class at Kats 2011 retreat, where we used a pizza box to create a woodgrain effect, to match the prima papers (using the opposite side of the pattern paper.....take a look next time on the opposite side of your double sided pp as there sometimes can be a subtle pattern which is great to use instead of cardstock as your base).

A Day at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Park

Cut very thin strips of the pizza box (around 2mm) and turn on its side then attach in strips with double sided tape to create the woodgrain effect, then adding my2angel leaf charms with green bakers twine.
We also added a few lizard charms eating their way through the pattern paper
and the title 'PARK' is Scrapware Correboard Letters.
 Scrapware Trees covered with Peeled Paint Crackle Paint and of course my2angels tree and snail charms.

 You can create the knots in the woodgrain by rolling strips of pizza box and then working the wood strips around the knots. I loved how this turned out but there was a lot of cutting out of the pizza box strips :) but well worth the end result :)

This is DS Adam at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Park, sitting on one of the statues looking very comtemplative :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What I Love About You

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for Scraphappy Kats 'August Challenge Pack'. Lexie, one of the DT kittens sends you out Happy Mail :)  You usually get a piece of cardstock some pp and a few embellies. You can only use the papers supplied in your pack. You must use some of everything...You may add other embellies but they must be Navy, White or Orange. You can use black for your title and journaling (if you choose to do journaling) the words 'WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU' must be used as your title or sub title.

Happy Scrappin'


I also used this page for the 'About Me' challenge at Soul Scrappers, hosted by Erica.
This challenge is all about who is special in your life. It can be a spouse, a significant other, a child, a best friend, etc. (AMC38)
I did the page of my Partner Hasan

What I Love About You

Journaling says...... You keep me warm at night. Never wanna let you go. Know you make me feel alright...yeah!  
(What I Like About You - The Romantics)

and a close up....


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Retreat Queen

Here is my entry for Scraphappy Kats August Sketch challenge.

Now you can see I have a double layout here, Here is what you can do with it....
1. Use page 1 as your sketch
2. Use page 2 as your sketch
3. Use both pages as your sketch

There will not be any extra criteria this month to allow for more creativity from you wonderful gals.
Now remember my sketch is only a guide line and i havent placed photos on it, which means you can place them wherever you would like.

Hope you girls have fun with this one and remember... get those creative juices flowing!!!! - KAT

Retreat Queen
I used page  1 sketch for my inspiration :)

and a close up!!

Journaling says......
I won retreat Queen at Scraphhappy Kats retreat for 2011
When I got home I decorated the crown as a momento and keepsake!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Let the Sunshine In!

Here is my entry for the Sketch Challenge  # 249 at Pencil Lines. This is the first time I have entered their challenges, I love this latest sketch., and look forward to participating more often :)

and here's my take....

and a close up...


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Take Care of Yourself - CARD

Here is a card I made for Kims inspirational challenge at Dixie Pieces.

August 11th inspiration
My card challenge for you today is to create a card with a mini sized banner of some kind like this one:

and here is my card..... 

Take Care of Yourself

Here is my card with mini sized banner....  I loved putting this banner is raised on pop dots


Good Friends are like Stars - CARD

Here is a card I made for Kims inspirational challenge at Dixie Pieces.

August 9th Inspiration

For this one, I would like to see you create a card with a star! Easy as that!
Upload your creation to the gallery and link it back here by August 31st for your chance to win!

And my Card......

Good Friends are like Stars. You dont always see them, but you know they are always there.


Kannichiwa CARD

Here is a card I made for Kims inspirational challenge at Dixie Pieces.

August 8th inspiration

Today's challenge is to create a project by using stamps to paper piece. This is a really fun technique! You just stamp your image on multiple papers and then cut out the individual parts of the stamp and layer them on!

Here is Kims card for inspiration...BARK LESS

 and my card.....

I paper pieced a Geisha Girl and added the Japanese word 'Kannichiwa' (Hello). 
I loved putting the little Geisha girl together complete with hair chopsticks (Toothpicks)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Big Smile

Here is Jennas take on the inspirational movie poster at FS2S this month.

You had to take your inspiration from the movie poster ''Holiday Inn'

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) Use music sheet pp on your page = 1 pt
2) Two tone title = 2 pts
3) Lets see some red and navy on your page = 3 pts
Jenna doesnt have a blog so I'm uploading here :)

I think Jenna did pretty well this month, mind you she has used some of my favourite bits and pieces that I was saving for another project. I gave her a bit of advice and got her to add a few more embellies as it was looking a bit bare at one stage....but I think her end result turned out cool...mind you she is not in the running for any prizes.  This is all just practise for her.......... lol

Big Smile

Journaling says.....

Jarred never one to miss out on a photo opportunity. Look at that BIG SMILE

Here is a close up!


Machu Picchu - City in the Clouds

Here is my entry for Scraphappy Kats FNC (Friday Night Challenge). This week you had to take your inspiration from one of Kats scrapbooking layouts and it must be monochromatic (same color, different shades). You must have your entry emailed to Kat by midnight Tuesday..

I just loved Kats inspirational cool are those 
colored photos against the shades of brown!

Now here's mine....

I went with shades of Yellow!!!
I dont think I have ever done a monochromatic layout using Yellow!
But Hey!! I think it turned out super......

Machu Picchu - City in the Clouds

Journaling says......

Adams trip to Peru in early 2011.
Here he is, at the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
He said it was one of the most amazing places he has ever seen.
Adam described it as a beautiful and peaceful place.
The city just blends into the hillside.
It has the most amazing terraces, temples and aquaducts

and here is close up!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Birthday 2 U

Here is my interpretation of the August 7th image challenge at Dixie Pieces this month. This is the image uploaded by Erica from her pinterest board.

 I took my inspiration from the 'Ruffles' and this is the card I came up with!


Crochet Chihuahua

Here is my interpretation of the August 6th image challenge at Dixie Pieces this month. This is the image uploaded by Erica from her pinterest board.

and this is what I came up with......

Crochet Chihuahua

Journlaling says....

....Duke loves snuggling under this crochet rug in his basket. I saved it from being tossed out when we sorted through my mums stuff. This rug was crocheted by my grandma and has seen better days. It has holes in it and is quite worn. Duke loves it!


Up with the Birds!

Here is my take on Jane Howdens FIRST challenge at Soul Scrappers. If you would like to join in, you have until Monday 22nd of August to upload your entry to the Gallery :)

Here are the details....

Getting up each morning!!

For this layout challenge I’d like you to focus on one or more elements of your daily getting up routine.  Do you roll out of bed in a cheerful mood and head out the door for a morning walk?  Do you perhaps enjoy yoga or tai-chi either outside in the fresh air or perhaps in your sunny living room?  Do you, like me, head straight for the kitchen to make a piping hot cup of tea or coffee to help shake those morning drearies?  Maybe you aren’t fully focused until you have eaten breakfast or had a hot refreshing shower or possibly your method of coping with the morning is to hit that snooze button, pull the covers over your head and go back to sleep for a few more precious minutes!

Do a page telling us what it is you do first thing each morning.

And a close up!

Journaling says....

I’m up and out of bed at 5.15am daily.

First up feed the cats.

Next a cup of white tea in my favourite panda cup 

I usually grab a ski yogurt and grains or some toast and vegemite (yum!)

I sip my tea whilst trawling through my emails.

Next…….Dress in my work uniform, Hair, Make up, Teeth…Oops almost forgot lunch!!!

I’m out the door to get to work by 6.45am, I start on the floor at 7am.

Thank heavens work is 5 mins from home.

Gee!! I’m already exhausted !!! lol


Monday, August 8, 2011

Scraphappy Kat - August Sketch

Hi Ladies!
Here is my entry for Scraphappy Kats FNC (Friday Night Challenge). This is my first entry and I hope to join in quite often in the future. The sketch is a little faint but I loved the layout of the elements and it was just perfect for a movie world page of my kids when they were quite young.

Here is the sketch.....
Okay the only requirement for tonight is can use only 2 colours black and yellow, green and pink, orange and purple..whatever you like....any variations of the same colours is fine, so you may choose blue and pink and use several shades of each colour.. girls go to it!!  Have fun
Kathie -xoxo 
Movie World
I went with the color scheme brown and yellow
and here is a close up
Most of the embellies came from the 'Magpie Club' bits and bobs kit

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Unlock your heart

Here is my entry for Deb's Theme challenge at Soul Scrappers.

For the TH38 challenge I want you to scrapbook (either digitally or traditionally) something that you would or need to Unlock.....our them is Unlock your____.  Along with centering your page around this theme I want you to add a lock/key of some can be stamps, stickers or any type of embellishment.  So get started----what is it that you want to unlock...... - Deb Horst

 and a close up!

I went with a mixed media canvas and used the paper rolling technique. I added an embossed felt love heart and key (unfortunately I dont have any locks!)

I loved how this turned out...but you should see the mess on my desk for such a lttle project :(

Hope you like!

**Inspiration from Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobsen


Dixie Pieces challenges August

Hi Ladies!

Over at Dixie Pieces the challenges for August are taken from images....I so love getting inspiration from everyday images.
Erica will be posting a different image from her pinterest board every day for the first week to get your inspiration from.You can use the pictures in any way you like. Color, style, design, meaning, however they inspire you is fine.

Here is August 4th image
and here is my take on the image
Cabaret Kid

Dixie Pieces challenges August

Hi Ladies!

Over at Dixie Pieces the challenges for August are taken from images....I so love getting inspiration from everyday images.
Erica will be posting a different image from her pinterest board every day for the first week to get your inspiration from.You can use the pictures in any way you like. Color, style, design, meaning, however they inspire you is fine.

Here is August 1st image

and here is my interpretation......a very basic card!