Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Amazing Race coming soon......

Are you ready to run the race of your life.....

is gearing up to hold a huge exciting event, and you will most definately want to be a part of it! 


Have you heard the news? Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus are holding an Amazing Race! The Top 50 Amazing Race will be covering 7 continents and 15 countires, in just 12 weeks! You will have 7 countries to visit, with your choice of tasks (challenges) along the way, but beware of the detours and road blocks!

The race starts on the 1st September, so get in quick and sign up.

Have you got your running shoes on?

It's goin to be a blast!!

- Shazza

Let's Get Shabby

 ** Woohoo!!  I'm so chuffed!!! My first attempt at the 'shabby' look and I have been lucky enough to get an HONORABLE MENTION thankyou Mandy and the 'Let's get Shabby' Design Team :) **


I promised myself  if I got all my upcoming  Design Team submissions completed, and if I had some spare time that I would enter a few new scrap challenges. 

I decided to give Mandy Dodd's 'Let's Get Shabby' a go :) This is the first time I have entered 'Let's get Shabby', so ladies go easy on me with the comments please....I would like to come back one day (Smiles). Now you would all know that shabby/distressed is a style that I steer away from and its mainly because I'm just not confident with things like placement of clustered flowers and how much distressing looks good on a page, too little embellies/too much embellies.....(maybe I was just overthinking the whole process). Atleast now I can cross off doing 'Shabby' from my bucket list... lol

This month is all about.......

Beach Bird 

An unimpressed bird on a Fijian beach on a windy day! lol

My shuttered window is made from cardboard and then gessoed (is that a word!) and finished with crackle paint........What a great view hey!!

The 'b.e.a.c.h' chipboard title is painted blue then covered in a thick layer of dimensional magic. Whilst it is still wet, you swirl over it with a pin that has been dipped in white paint.
I added water bubble glass cabochons to the centre of the flowers. The cabochons were created by adding some drops of dimensional magic and 'All that Jazz' Glimmer Glaze to the underside of the cabochen.
Here is a close up!
And another close up of my embellie cluster!


Be a Thrill Seeker

Gee! I'm enjoying the challenges at Soul Scrappers this month. 
Polly Libby's first QUOTE challenge is really inspiring.... you have to use the below quote somewhere on your page!

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"
                                     -Neale Donald Walsch

Be A Thrill Seeker

 Atleast I can cross this off my bucket list 
because I will never do this again!!! lol
Once was enough........but I did it!
Even though I'm scared of heights and screamed!!! the whole way and dug my fingers into my passengers arms and clung to him like a limpet!! 
 Believe me I thought my Life was going to end on that ride :(

I added the quote to one of the clouds and made the sky by wetting light and dark blue tissue paper, shaping it and then drying it off. I hand cut the roller coaster frame, that took ages and a few mishaps binned along the way!! lol I also swiped the wet tissue paper across my page in the white area to give it a blue sky look tinge! I hand cut the sun and its peeping out between the clouds.

Here is a close up!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I decided to have a go at Julie's recipie challenge this month at Soul Scrappers. This is a Blurry photo of my Jenna, i've been waiting for the right challenge to use this photo :) My inspiration came from Mandy Dodd's layout called 'Kayaker'. I loved the idea of having the photo sticking out of the woodgrain floorboards

This month we needed:
  • one photo
  • ribbon
  • woodgrain
  • inkspots
  • negative space
He's mine...BLUR

and a close up!


Monday, August 27, 2012


When I saw Archi-scraps challenge #3 I knew instantly the photo and theme I was going to scrap. If you would like to join in you can get to Archi-scraps here.  Julene would love to see some newbies having a go at her latest challenge.


Journaling on the hidden tag says...

'Westella' - a bed and breakfast located on the Bass Hwy, Ulverstone was once owned by my Great Uncle Russell Charleston. It was built in circa 1885 and is now a Heritage/National Trust landmark building. As a young girl I stayed there on holidays with my Auntie Effie. 'Westella' was once a farm and my Uncle Russell ran cattle on the many acres. I remember staying in my cousins room upstairs, he had a porthole as window and I used to think it was appropriate as he was in th navy! Westella was surrounded by beautiful gardens.
I visited in my early twenties with my husband, back then it had been converted to an antique store and recently it had changed hands again and is now a Bed and Breakfast. Not sure if I like the the new look striped verander!! - Shazza

Here is a close up of my page!

Here is Julenes inspirational piece!

You can use green and white as your theme or focus on the shapes in the picture.
It is an opportunity to use some leaves or branches on your layout

You have until midnight on the 15th Septmber to add your page to the comments section and to be in the running for a really cool scrapbook studio mini album prize!

NOTE - I also made this page for Stacy Julians TWELVE - July - PLACES
I have added my colored embellie which is the green bird  and have added the number '12' to one of the apples on the tree. I'm going to pop the number '12' somewhere on the page, to identify the pages I am doing for Stacy's workshop. 

Shazza :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sweet as Me

Here is the latest Sketch challenge over at Soul Scrappers hosted by Jane. You can get to Soul Scrappers here.
Sweet as Me

Here is the sketch...

and a close up of the 'Yummy' cupcake I met at Plenty Valley Shops in July.

If you would like to join in, you have until September 3rd to get your entry into the gallery at Soul Scrappers!


Who let the Schmackos Dogs out?

Hi Ladies!

Come and join in my Song/Lyric challenge for August over at Soul Scrappers. It finishes on the 6th plenty of time to get your doggy page uploaded to the gallery! You can get to Soul Scrappers from here

Who Let The Schmackos Dogs Out?

and a close up!

The Baha Men and there popular song 'Who let the dogs out?

The Baha Men are a Bahamian band playing a modernised style of Bahamian music called Junkanoo. The group was formed in the Bahamas in 1980 as High Voltage. They started the genre "Junkanoo" in 1982. In 1991, they changed their name to Baha Men. The group renamed themselves as Baha Men in 1991, and released their first album under that name, Junkanoo, in 1992. The album was very traditional in its sound.
In the 1990s they began aiming their music at a more mainstream audience, and achieved great, if short-lived, popularity with 2000's remake of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (originally composed by Anslem Douglas), recorded with the help of Orlando Infante. The song was a chart success in many countries, and also became a popular song at US sporting events.
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" also earned the band several awards: a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Dance Recording; Billboard Music Awards for World Music Artist of the Year and World Music Album of the Year; and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Song. In 2002, they won another Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Band.
The Baha Men were one of the many artists to record a song on the album DisneyMania and two of its four sequels. On the first DisneyMania, they recorded "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King. On DisneyMania 2, famous song "It's a Small World" from the Disney park attraction of the same name. They were absent from DisneyMania 3, though they returned for DisneyMania 4, recording their take on the song "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo and Stitch entitled "Bahaman Roller Coaster Ride." A number of their songs have used in major motion pictures such as: Rugrats In Paris, Miss Congeniality, Rat Race, Around the World in 80 Days and Garfield: The Movie. They also recorded a cover of Elton John's hit "Crocodile Rock" for the film Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course starring Steve Irwin and family. In fact, the band has also made an appearance on the big screen, when they starred as themselves in the 1994 romantic comedy My Father the Hero starring Gerard Depardieu and Katherine Heigl.[1] The Baha Men also were featured in the soundtrack of Shrek with their hit song "Best Years of Our Lives". "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was also featured in the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.
You can use any lyrics and scrap any subject or just use this challenge to scrap your DOG, (any way you want). I used the lyrics to scrap my meeting with Rodger the 'Schmackos' dog but you can just use your pet or any dog pics you want!
Watch Baha Men singing 'Who let the dogs out' on You-Tube

Baha Men

Who Let The Dogs Out Lyrics

Who let the dogs out
(woof, woof, woof, woof)
(woof, woof, woof, woof)
(woof, woof, woof, woof)
(woof, woof, woof, woof)

Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

(woof, woof, woof, woof)

When the party was nice, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
And everybody havin' a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)
I tell the fellas "start the name callin'" (Yippie Yi Yo)
And the girls report to the call
The poor dog show down

Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
She really want to skip town
Get back off me, beast off me
Get back you flea infested monger

Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

I'm gonna tell {Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo}
To any girls calling them canine {Yippie, Yi, Yo}
Tell the dummy "Hey Man, It's part of the Party!" {Yippie Yi, Yo}
You fetch a women in front and her mans behind {Yippie, Yi, Yo}
Her bone runs out now

Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

Say, A doggy is nuttin' if he don't have a bone All dogy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it
A doggy is nuttin' if he don't have a bone All dogy hold ya' bone, all doggy hold it

Wait for y'all my dogs, the party is on
I gotta get my girl I got my myind on
Do you see the rays comin' from my eye
What could you be friend
That Benji man that's breakin' them down?
Me and My white short shorts
And I can't seek a lot, any canine will do
I'm figurin' that's why they call me faithful
'Cause I'm the man of the land
When they see me they doah-ooooo(howl)

Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

This is great opportunity to do a great doggy page.

I wonder who will join in from my 'followers'?


FS2S 3rd Birthday!!

Woops this is late aswell!!! :(

Hi Ladies!

Over at FS2S we are celbrating our 3rd birthday and would love for you to come along and join in. We have some fabulous sketches from our Design Team, so all the hard work is done for you!!

You can get to FS2S here

Here is double page layout I did called 


Here is the sketch...

So come on over and join in the Party fun!!


Her Vision was to Dream into the Night!

Woops Ladies!
I forgot to get this up at the start of the month :(

At least you have a week to get arty with paint and mists for the August challenge at ARTastic. This month one of our team members Helelne is leading us through a tutorial on mixed media art using paints and mists, you can get to ARTastic here

We are using the painting by Swedish artist C.O. Hultén entitled “Om färgernas mörkerseende” which can be translated as “Night Vision Colors”. 

Here is my example, I decided to make a girly canvas and used the words 'Night' and 'Vision' in my title!

Her Vision was to Dream into the Night

and a close up!

It would be great if we could get some more entries this month :)


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Room 312

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for Archi-scraps August Challenge. It is a new challenge site hosted by Julenen Matthews.

You can get to ARCHi-SCRAPS here

This month you have to take your inspiration from a view of some windows.

They could be anywhere.They have colourful blinds on them.Perhaps you can use the shapes of the windows,the fact that they appear "distressed" or just the colours in the picture.Remember,the interpretation is up to you.

And here is my take on the inspiration

'Room 312'

I shared a room with my sister Deb and a friend Janine. We were on the second floor.
I paper pieced the palm tree :)

Here is a close up!

You have one week to get your entries in to Archi-scraps.
Julene would love to see some more entries :)

The inspiration each month is great especially if you are
looking at getting some holiday snaps on to a layout!!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Music Ritual

Here is my entry for one of the Birthday sketches at From Screen to Scrap. 
We are celebrating our 3rd Birthday, so we would love for you to come and join in.
You can get to FS2S here.

And here is my take on Jenn's sketch called 
'Music Ritual'

This is also for 
Twelve Workshop hosted by Stacy Julian - Rituals - June.
Twelve is a workshop hosted by Stacy Julian, it is a Twelve month, challenge to complete Twelve pages every month under the topics Me, Rituals, Seasons, Everyday Life, Family Stories, Holidays, Places, Things, Personality, People, Inspiration, and fun.
 My choice of music when I am in the car. I have added my colored embellie which is the purple flower and brad and I have added my number '12' to the bottom R/H corner of my page. I'm going to pop the number '12' somewhere on the page, to identify the pages I am doing for Stacy's workshop. -shazza

and a close up!!!

For this layout I used the sketch designed by Jennifer Manis.

and don't forget to come and join in our 3rd Birthday celebrations!!