Sunday, June 29, 2008

Still scrapping!

Another two LO's done!! The first one is a sketch from Pencil lines by Debee Campos (Sweet Erin Claire) and the second one which I finished this afternoon is for the June challenge at white with 1 blog. (Blue Eyes) I think these challenges were just what I needed to get me into gear again. I certainly have missed my creative outlet over the last few months.

The White with 1 challenge was to use mainly white with one other colour (which was blue this month) and to add a paint technique. I used paint on my wooden mesh stamp and stamped onto the CS and also stamped onto the chipboard letters of the title for a different effect. I love this photo of Matthew taken while we were on holidays at Agnes Water in January. I altered the photo to focus on his beautiful blue eyes (pasting the B & W photo over the coloured photo and then using the eraser tool to rub out the eye area to bring the colour through to the top layer) I added blue sequins to the chipboard tree and scattered a few.

I am really happy with how the LO of Erin turned out using the Pencilline sketch. I have used no PP at all. I love using white backgrounds and B & W photo's and I think the colour of the flowers was just enough to make it pop.

Well the weekend is almost over and it is back to work tomorrow. Liam and Emma were home from Gladstone, it was good to spend some time with them. Of course I cried when they left to go home this afternoon, I am such sook!! I always cry when either Liam or Michael leave to go back to their own homes. I really miss them.

I suppose I should go and finish some housework and get dinner ready.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What's going on??

I have just completed my 3rd LO in as many days...........I seem to go from one extreme to the other!!! I love this LO of our beautiful Erin. I took this photo when she was one month old and decided to do something different with this LO. I wanted a vintage feel and I love trying out new things.

I would also like to wish my baby a Happy Birthday for yesterday........he is now 20 years old. OH how time flies, I don't know where the years have gone. We had our usual Monday night is "Fish Night" tea and Matthew helped Clinton blow out his candle (we used a tea light cause we didnt have a real birthday candle LOL) I left my purse at work so poor boy had to pay for his own birthday cake and the rest of the groceries!!! Happy Birthday Wink!! We love you!.

On a sad note, our community lost a young man in a car accident on the weekend. Such a tragic waste of a young life. Our thoughts go out to his family. RIP Mark.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Aussie Pub Calls Roadmaps - June Sketch

Just found this site and decided to try the fantastic sketch for the month of June. I have needed some extra inspiration to get me scrapping again. I like how this finished up.
I also scrapped last night and completed this one of Matthew and Erin.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I did another LO!!!!

Here's our little beauty now at 3 months. I am finding it difficult to put too much on my LO as it has been so long since I have scrapped. THis photo is so beautiful that I don't think I needed to embellish too much anyway.
Matthew and Erin spent the day with me today as Kimberley was called in to work.........Nanny had a ball!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I've been AWOL

HI Everyone, I've been a very bad blogger!! Is there something that happens to our mind and body once we get passed 45 years old??? I seem to be lost somewhere between "My new job" and "Can you babysit" and "did you do this today, and when are you going to do that". I have only scrapped two LO's of beautiful baby Erin and she is now just over 3 months old. I haven't even made time to sit on the computer and see what is happening in the world of scrapping until two weeks ago. By the way, I love my new job!! Never thought of myself as a salesperson, but I am finding it very rewarding. Matthew and Erin are just wonderful, Matthew is really starting to turn into a chatterbox now and simply repeats everything that is said, which is a bit scary at times. Erin is such a happy baby and is full of smiles. I am so lucky to have them close and be able to steal them to take home with me occasionally.

I made the sad decision to resign from my role as DT with Country Papercraft simply because of all the new things that are happening in my life. Thanks so much to the wonderful Marg and Mish as well who welcomed me with such enthusiasm to their creative group. I have to make a real effort to get back to some serious scrapping.

I have a LO in this month's Scrapbook Creations (issue 55) and another acceptance for issue 60. I also have just had another couple of acceptances from Scrapbooking Memories for some upcoming editions. Tis all a little bit exciting!!!