Sunday, August 21, 2011

Signature Accent Challenge

This was a special challenge for me. For two reasons. First off - my signature accent - American Craft Thickers. I just love them. And I love pretty much all scrapbooking products. But Thickers. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thickers. I may hate a layout, but pop on a few Thickers, and then, for me, it's transformed! I could have uploaded about 98% of my layouts and they would have qualified for the signature accent challenge :)

The second reason that this was a special challenge for me? Well, I was away when Shimelle was running her weekend crop, so I had to play catch up when I returned. I didn't have time to do all the challenges, so I had to pick and choose. And I choose this one because of the prize. Sure, I would love to win the prize, but that's not the reason. It was more specifically because it is Lilly Bee who are sponsoring it. Because my daughter, the subject of this layout, is called Lily Bea! Though I have been scrapbooking for about four years now I hadn't come across this company before a month or so ago when I started following Shimelle's blog more closely. I was absolutely tickled to discover I'd accidentally named her after a scrapbooking range. And I took it as a sign of my scrapbooking devotion. I'm looking forward to when I get a chance to scrap my pretty Lily Bea with the pretty Lily Bee papers :)

I'll have to go back and rename the rest of the kids with scrapbooking names - I might get away with Cosmo or Prima, but doubt any of them would fancy being called Basic Grey! Lol :)

Challenge Link

Half Page Challenge

I think (or rather, I know) that I creep a little into the top half of this 'Half Page Challenge', but you know, all the important stuff is all in the bottom half!

The challenge link

Three Is a Magic Number Challenge

I was delighted to find a picture I wanted to scrap of my daughter on her third birthday for this layout. Three is the theme for her third birthday :) So, if you look closely, there are lots of threes throughout the page.

Challenge Link

Grid It Up Challenge

Surprised myself by loving this page. It's all dull colours. It uses a photo I was going to throw away. It's not very embellished or fancy. But, for some reason, I am really happy with it! Go figure...

Challenge Link

Chop Your Paper Challenge

Okay, here we go, challenge two, Chop Your Paper Challenge.

All embellishments made/cut out from the paper itself.

Challenge Link

Starting Point Challenge

It's nearly deadline time at! I have till midnight to post the links to the challenges I took part in for her cyber crop last weekend. Having had a mad crazy week I haven't had the chance to do it until now. So, I have a marathon of uploading to do. I best get to it then :)

To begin with - Starting Point Challenge

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shimelle And Holidays

Here is my layout for Shimelle's sketch this week. I've been trying to kick my Kraft paper addiction - I reckon when I'm over it I'll look back at all my layouts and be a bit annoyed that I didn't use a bit more variety. But, I tried using a patterned paper with this layout and I hated it. So, out came the knife, I cut away the blue patterned paper I'd been using and (hurrah!) back with the Kraft paper :) So, for the moment, my obsession with Kraft continues!

 Some close ups...

The photo quality isn't great, don't know what exactly was wrong, but am under time pressure today, so I guess they'll just have to do..

I haven't updated my blog since the last Shimelle sketch, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy... in fact, it's just been scrap, scrap, scrap lately. I have nearly finished our holidays from 2009 and 2010 ( I got horribly behind at one stage) So here is the fruits of my last fortnights labour...

She'll be so cross at this pic when she's older :)

Going for a simple layout


Still more :)

I do actually have a few more done, but I don't want to over excite you all. I'll save them for next time :)

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