Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Soul Scrappers has a new owner!! :)

Hi Ladies!

I am just letting you know that I am the new owner of a ning community based scrapping site called 'Soul Scrappers' and I'm giving you an invitation to come and look at the site and see what you think. We currently have 1439 members but we would like to boost that number to 1500 by the end of the year....... Well thats our Target!!...Can we do it?

Well that depends on you :)

You can join 'Soul Scrappers' HERE

You will also have a chance to go into a draw for a Scrapbooking kit to the Value of $10

When you join please mention my name 'SHAZZA' when you fill in the Question....'how did you hear about this site?

I really hope to see some new faces :)

and hugs

Monday, November 14, 2011

4 Things About Me

This is my entry for Andrea's challenge at Dixie Pieces for their 4th B/day challenges.

We had to tell 4 things about ourselves :)

1) I love travelling overseas to other countries

2) I collect 'Fairings' Porcelain figurines that are captioned
3) I have a fear of driving in heavy traffic
4) I love Mexican food that much, I went to Mexico to try their food out!



Feed the Birds

This is my entry for Scraphappy Kats FNC (Friday Night Challenge for the 11th November)
You had to follow these instructions .....

#1 Your cardstock must be white or light coloured
#2 You can only use one photo
#3 Your patterned paper and embellishments must be bright


I love the feel of Sand between my toes (TEXTURES of SUMMER)

Here we are already for contest # 3

SENSE-ational Summer contest # 3 - the TEXTURES of SUMMER.

Please read all instructions before you start!

OK!! .....We all know that TEXTURE is not a SENSE however I couldn't resist adding it to the contest. Everyone is going to have a different Summer TEXTURE they love. For me its SAND, I just love the feel of walking on Sand at the beach.

Here are some ideas for your favourite Textures......
SAND - at the beach, in a kids sand box/pit, at a lake.
Water - the sea, swimming pool, lake, summer thunderstorm
Grass - Running through Grass, lawns, playgrounds
Cotton - cotton summer dress, shorts and tops, bathers
AIR - Salty Air, clouds, the sun high in the air throwing shadows
Gardens - Flowers, plants, daisies

So Put your thinking caps on for this one :)

You can do Digital, traditional or Hybrid...whatever takes your fancy :)
Here are your details:
THEME: What TEXTURS(s) mean SUMMERTIME to you?
Created layout must be about the TEXTURES of  SUMMER!

TECHNIQUE: Distressing must be present on your layout. Distressing gives your papers or cardstock a well worn look. You can include tearing, sanding, crumpling, creasing, staining, wire brushing, scratching etc....... the more distressed the higher the points :) = 15  points MAX

ADDED CRITERIA for Bonus points
1. A Journal tag = 1pt
2. Staples = 2pts
3.  3x different fonts in the title = 3 pts
4. Ric Rac Trim = 4 pts  - 10 points in total

Upload to the gallery by deadline  = 5pts (deadline for challenge #3 is December 8th at 7pm Eastern time)
Upload to the gallery before end of comp = 3 pts (Sometime in February TBA)
Best Photo - 1st = 15pts, 2nd = 10 pts and 3rd = 5 pts
Best Title -1st = 15pts, 2nd = 10 pts and 3rd = 5 pts
Best layout in presentation, balance and design -1st = 15pts, 2nd = 10 pts and 3rd = 5 pts
Best use of Technique =1st = 15pts, 2nd = 10 pts and 3rd = 5 pts
Bonus items/Added criteria = 10 pts max

PLUS first 10 uploads to the gallery earn an extra 5 bonus points

Here is my example Page......

I Love the feel of SAND between my toes
(But I Don't like SAND when it gets in my Bikini Bottoms)
:) LOL!!

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 THC43  in your photo tag. Submissions must be uploaded and tagged by 7 pm Eastern time by Thursday December  8th  ....

NOTE - You have a month to complete challenge  # 3.  

Challenge # 4 will be uploaded on December 9th

Winners will be announced after December 9th and added to the top of this challenge thread.....

Here is the gallery link to all pages entered with the THC43

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3 Prize........and some minor prizes for each challenge..

The overall winner of the contest (for the 5 challenges)
that scores the highest points will win a
'Summertime Scrapbooking Kit'
Value $30

Cheers shazza

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penguins in Sweaters

Another double layout done and dusted thanks to 'Double Take' hosted by Nic Howard and May Flume.

Double Take (Week 3 - Sketch 3)

And here is my take called 'Penguins in Sweaters'

Journaling says......How can you save a penguin from an oil spill?
Knit him a sweater!
Last week, a New Zealand yarn store put out a request for
knitters of the world to unite and put together "penguin
jumpers" for the birds affected by the ongoing oil spill in
Northern New Zealand, …they were soon flooded
with little sweaters. The sweaters serve a dual purpose of
keeping the penguins warm until rescuers clean them and
preventing the birds from cleaning themselves while they
are coated with poisonous oil. Also, "The oil makes it
difficult for them to fly and there's a real risk they will
ingest the oil when they preen, or pass it into their chicks.
The oil spill, which began after a cargo ship ran aground
on October 5, has already left 1,300 birds dead and already
cost New Zealand $3.2 million for cleanup.

I also added a piece of knitting for texture :)

I also named them......
1) Miffy
2) Eric and Pam (from Twighlight)
3) Jake
4) Shuffles
5) Judith
6) Sid and Marge
7) Piccolo
and 8) Puddles

Which is your favourite?
R/H side

...and a close up!

and the L/H Side

and a close up!


Regal Kitty

Here is my entry for Debs Negative space Challenge at Soul Scrappers with the added addition of fabric and stamping. I stamped a kitty and cut it out, I also stamped the same kitty on to my card stock. and used two different types of leopard print material.

And a close UP!

Fun challenge as always Deb!


Floral Angel

Here is my entry for Janes Technique challenge at Soul Scrappers for the month of November. 

Using up as many flowers you have in your stash as you can.

I used an old packet of 'Flora doodles' foam flowers and also a floral piece of pp that I had in my stash for yonks as well. I cut the flowers out of the pp.

This is our little Keira in a gorgeous floral dress, just perfect for the challenge :)

And a close up!

Thanks Jane for all the flowery inspiration!


Desperately Seeking Sleep

Here is my entry for Janes Quote of theDay/Month challenge at Soul Scrappers. The November Quote for inspiration is.....

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. ~Leo J. Burke

Here is my entry for the 'Quote of the Day challenge' - You can find the quotes on the home page at Soul Scrappers or in the Soul Sentinel fortnightly newsletter.

All babies adopted from the internet :)

and a close up!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Turning 4 is Fun

Here is my entry for Brianna's # 1 challenge at 'Dixie Pieces' during their 4th birthday Celebrations.

Brianna's first challenge is create a layout with specifically the # 4 on it 
and the Right hand side...
and left hand side...

I love how Jarred is holding up his 4 fingers...showing his age (What a cutie)

Here are some close ups...



With Eyes all Aglow

This is my entry for Mandy's challenge at Scraptherapy for November.

This month's inspiration is FESTIVE DOORS!

Your challenge is to be inspired by a room below (or doors/front entrance in this case) and scrap it- using the colours. This is a colour challenge.

I used Door # 1

 and a close up


Sweater Weather

Here is my entry for Lexies FNC (Friday Night Challenge) at Scraphappy Kats.

Tonights challenge is a quick easy one
it's one of my favourite styles
Negative Space
Only one rule with tonights challenge and that is you cannot use more than a quarter of you page for you LO

And a close up .....



Here is my entry for Nikki's November challenge at Scraphappy Kats.

This is Nikki's sketch........

Here i have a LO and i would love for you girls to interpret it into your own using the aspects you think would be on a sketch. - Nikki

And here is my interpretation of Nikk's sketch/Layout.

I loved  Nikki's example and used a photo of my beautiful daughter Jenna!
The photo was taken a few years ago!

and a close up!


Say Cheese

This is my Layout entry for Andrea's challenge at Dixie Pieces during their 4th Birthday celebrations. You can get to Dixie Pieces from here.

For Andreas challenge you had to use 4 different types of pp on your layout.

I love this photo of my Jarred when he was a little one!

and a close up!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jennas Birthday

Another double layout done and dusted thanks to 'Double Take' hosted by Nic Howard and May Flume.

This is Week 2 / Sketch 3

 and here is my take called 'Jenna's Birthday'

Here is a close view of the Right Hand side...

And the Left Hand Side
Journaling says - My Sweet cutie Pie is ONE!
Jenna's first birthday was a real treat! She had a lovely day and was quite amused with her purole 'Lolly doll' (which was bigger than her!!) She had all the family and lots of friends join in for a BBQ plus lots of party food. She loved her 'Dolly Varden' ice cream cake and wanted to play with it....LOL!!



Here is my entry for Marys Word challenge at Soul Scrappers, you had to use the word 'Cute' and Also use a photo of someone under 12 months old.

This is newborn Jenna. the journaling tag says.....When Jenna was born her skin was very 'Orange'. She was tested for Jaundice!
It was actually my carrot fetish and cravings that changed the color of her skin....hehehe!!!

and a close up..



Here is my entry for Janes Sketch challenge at Soul Scrappers. The challenge finishes later today.

...love this quick and easy sketch hosted by Jane.

Here is Janes sketch....

Added criteria - I'd like to see some ribbon or string on your page.
 This is my sons Dog 'Flick' she is gorgeous and ofcourse very Cute!
....and a close up!

Unfortunately I forgot to add the ribbon or string  :(


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dixie Pieces is Four Years Old

Are you ready for some FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

It all starts bright and early on Friday, the 4th! 

We have some amazing prizes for you to win - just check out this year's sponsors!

You can join in the FUN from here!!!

Crop Details:
-Challenges will be posted daily during the weekend 
- deadline to complete them will be November 13th at 11:59pm PST - designs must be newly created for the crop 
- one prize entry will be given for each completed challenge design 
- you may do more than one per challenge
-Games will be randomly posted - entries determined by game leader and will vary with each game
-Random "drive by" entries will be given throughout the weekend - so be sure to be online while scrappin'!
-Prizes will be by random draw - participants are only eligible to win 1 of the 3 prizes