Monday, November 5, 2012

My Minds Eye - Tangorine Collection

Don't all die of a heart attack, I know, I know. I have been MAJORLY slack. I will admit I have had a bit of a drought, complete lack of inspiration. But thank goodness for this awesome paper range I was given for my Mad about Scrappin Design Team Kit
It came in perfect time for Halloween and had the perfect gorgeous orange, that complimented the pumpkin, Jordan had pested me to buy a pumpkin and carve it out. I was a little hesitant, we did buy carving tools but I ended up just using my knife to cut it out. It certainly entertained the boys for a few hours. I so loved feeling like I had a photo opportunity, this photo is just so cute of my 2 boys.

I loved having a play with the different colours and sizes of flowers that Leanne has in her store. She has the perfect colours to match this beautiful paper range. My Minds Eye has certainly out did themselves with this range. As you can see it is perfect for boys or girls. I am just so excited that there is finally a pretty range out there that can be used for boys. Well I hope it has been worth the wait to see these layouts.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Sketch layout.

My Purple Pumpkin sketch layout.

I am so happy this weekend I was able to go to one of my best friends place to scrap. Love having a girl weekend away to do some scrapping, and have girl time. We have so much fun and I love being inspired by my friends Sam's layouts.. So we decided to get loads of sketches done. So here is my Purple Pumpkin sketch layout. I have done some close ups

 Here is my Purple Pumpkin item on my layout. Love the buttons of Purple Pumpkin.
 Here is my overall layout. Love this cute photo, I have titled the layout with 'Partners In Crime', which Jordan and Cody are definitely are that. poor Jordy some times have a bit of a shadow, especially when they are playing. But overall they love each other dearly and love playing with each other.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wow, my boy turned 9

Well I can't believe that Jordan has turned 9, gosh it is all a bit scary, next year I will have 2 boys that have double didgit numbers. Erkkkkkk!!!! (making me feel a little old here) Well Jordan decided he wanted to celebrate his birthday going to bowling and laser skirmish.

Jordan loves guitars so he decided this year that he wanted a guitar cake, so me being the advantourous cake maker that I am made the guitar. I actually really enjoyed making it, we did have a slight disaster, the cake tins that I used were a little to big so the 2 cakes I made were really flat, so I ended up making a smaller guitar then planned (which actually worked out perfectly in catering purposes) and doubling the cake, I then decided to put caramel in between the cake layers. YUM!!!!
Jordan has a really sweet group of friends, he is not the kid that has a million friends, but the friends that he does have a just so sweet, and the nicest of kids. I just adore them, and love to have them over any time.
In our family we have a bit of a family tradition that we make the kids there most favourite thing for breakfast. Jordan is going through a bit of a faze at the moment that he loves sausage sandwhiches. So Jordy's Dad got creative and made an extra long sausage and bread and made that for him in the morning. I just love this photo. I can't wait to scrap it.
Happy Birthday to my sweet chatterbox boy. Love you so much. xxxx

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crazy, fun and laughter layout

I had so much fun doing this layout, it is a bit different to what I would usually do, but I am getting right into spritz so love having a lplay with them.

I love how bright these papers are, but I loved how I was able to also add bits from all different companies, I have used Lime Tree Creations doiley. At first when I got the doiley in my order I was thinking what am I going to do with this, it was so much bigger then what I had thought. But it was just perfect for this layout. I also used purple pumpkins embellishments. It is probably one of my favourite layouts at the moment. Fun and funky, and I just adore those 2 little faces staring out of the picture. xxxx

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dedicated to Bella,

This layout is done in memory of sweet Bella. My friend Jennie asked a few of her friends to scrap a layout in memory of Bella for her second birthday. I love this layout and how it turned out. I wanted it to be simple, and to be all about the photo, all about Bella. I jumped on Jennie's facebook page and took one of the photos that she had in her albums.
I really hope Jennie loved this layout that I did for her. I just wanted it to be really special for Jennie, as a bereaved mother things like this mean so very much. You can never have enough momentos to remember your baby that you no longer can hold in your arms.

Happy Second Birthday Bella, I hope you had a beautiful birthday in heaven, surrounded by angels. Jennie you are amazing and so very strong, Bella would be so proud of you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April's Cybercrop Layouts

Well the Cybercrop for the scraplounge certainly came around quick this month. I never realised but there was suppose to be an Easter theme. Opps. I have done 1 layout with the Easter theme, but the rest are done as general layouts. Here is my first layout using the beautiful Kaisercraft paper range Madame Boutique Collection. I have had this paper in my scrapping bag for awhile now but it was just so inspiring when I dragged it out. Loved how the papers worked on my layouts.

The Scraplounge challenge was to use a different shape base other then the standare 12x12, to use a edge punch and to make handmade embellishments. I made my own flowers and bunting. Just love how this layout came together. I also love the photo of my mum and my eldest son Donovan. I have scrapped with black and white photos for ages, so I really loved playing with that on my layout, I also think black and white looks so nice on this paper.

This is the sketch designed by Storm on the Scraplounge. I loved doing my flowers and I also used a stamp for my leaves.

This is my Easter layout, this is of Cody eating his chocolate Easter Bunny. I think that is all he did that day was eat chocolate, maybe that is why he was a little out of control on that day. LOL

This is my challenge for the scraplounge Cybercrop. It was to use yellow on your layout, use a mini photo, and to use paint somewhere on your layout. I decided to go for a bit of a different look. I just used some scrap paper that I had to do this layout. I also used some stuff out of the Mad about Scrappin challenge pack, it was the non slip mat, I used it as a type of stamp to give my background paper a bit of texture. I love that pack, and I have used so many elements out of it on layouts.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mad About Scrappin April challenge

I am so excited about the challenges for Mad about Scrappin over the next few months, Mad about Scrappin are doing sketch challenges. I LOOOOVE sketch challenges. I find them so much fun, and it makes me attempt new things. So here is my layout for this month. I am so excited about this layout, so simple but love it. I also loved using bubble wrap on this layout.

And of course the sketch was done by the lovely Emma, from Page Drafts I have to say, this site is now my new favourite for sketches. I just love the variety of the sketches available. YOu should definitely go and check the site out. This is the sketch for the above layout for April done for Mad about Scrappin