Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sketch 210 at Scrapbook Challenges...

Sketch 210 has be revealed and again I can share another layout that I am really happy with!! Pamela's work behind the scenes on creating these amazing sketches for us all to use is the perfect way to get the "MOJO" happening. I love that this sketch has a basis for numerous pictures to be scrapped and being a scrapbooker that usually uses only 1 or 2 pictures on a layout, scrapping up this sketch proved easier that I thought.

So what are you waiting for....get your "MOJO" happening and start creating. Make sure that you remember to post your layouts on Scrapbook Challenges for us all to see.

Sketch 210 - Single 12x12 Layout.

Sketch 210 - Double 12x12 Layout.

Disney On Ice.

Thats all for today.

So until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A big catch up...

Once again I have neglected my blog and have soooo much to share.  Life is just soooo busy at the moment. With the kids back in full swing at school, the hubby busy in the shed with the Torana's and working full time, me doing everything like all Mums do, I never seem to be left with any time to do "ME" update my blog!!

Anyhow I will start with some pics of the kids from today. Kai's little friend from school had a pool party and all the kids were invited, thankfully I had the small camera on hand as I managed to grab some great little snaps. Here is a couple of my fav's.....

Ellie sporting her funky swimming cap and ever soooo cheeky attitude. Kai & Caitlan enjoying the warmth of the water (its the middle of winter here) and Matilda taking great care of her baby sister Ellie in the water.

Onto my scrapping....

I have lots that I need to share, although am limited as to what I share due to some layouts have not been revealed yet and other projects that are just not finished. It seems to be the norm of late....lots of unfinished projects that keep getting pushed to the back of the desk and left untouched. I think I need to sort my daily routine out and try to make more of an effort with some much needed dedicated "SCRAP" time.

A sneak peak of my layout based on Sketch 210 at Scrapbook Challenges. Check back on Tuesday for the reveal of the full layout.

Below is sketch 209 that is currently up at Scrapbook Challenges and here is my layout based on the sketch.

Sketch 209 - Scrapbook Challenges.

Dress Up Day - DT Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 209

And finally a pic of my gorgeous Sister and myself that I wanted to share. I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days over the last school holidays with Bec and my gorgeous nephews. This would have to be one of the best pics that I have of us together....and once again when I get a chance I will get to scrapping a layout with it.

Anyhow that's all for today, so until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sketch 208 at Scrapbook Challenges

Hello Everyone,

A flying update today, time is just not in my favor at the moment, but oh well I will do a proper catch up soon.

Sketch 208 is up at Scrapbook Challenges and below is my layout based on the sketch.

Well thats all for today.

Until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Holidays are almost over.....

WOW....almost at the end of week 2 of the holidays and I feel like I could do with another week!!

Time is just flying at the moment, and I had grand plans to scrap most of it away, but its only really been this week that I have had a chance to sit and scrap. I have soooo many projects on the go at the moment that sharing them is a "no, no" until next week. I can however share with you the current sketch that is up at Scrapbook Challenges. All the DT girls have created some amazing work for this sketch and all the other challenges that are up on offer are also very inspiring!!

Single 12x12 layout - Sketch 207

Double 12x12 layout - Sketch 207

Just the one thing to share so far this week, and its a sneak peak of my layout created using sketch 208 at Scrapbook Challenges. Be sure to pop past again next week when I can reveal the full layout.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twiddleybitz 12x12 Shadow Box...

Hello, Just a flying post to share with you all the Twiddleybitz 12x12 Shadow Box that I completed for Sharon & Fiona at Scrappers D'elite. After lots of messy play with paint, crackle, UTEE, inks & glimmer mists I am really happy with the end result. I love the vintage/old look at the moment and am totally loving the use of material and lace on both my layouts and OTP.

To create the Shadow Box I used the Twiddleybitz picket fence, tree & Family word, Prima papers for the background and left over scraps of Prima papers to make the 2 large Dodgy flowers (click the link and it will take you to Mistra's blog where the step by step instructions can be located under PDF Tutorial) Prima lettering, Prima pearl flourish, Kaiser pearl strips, Green Tara lace & muslin cotton material.

So if you want to get messy and have a go at creating this, leave me a comment and I will let you know when the class at Scrappers D'elite will be running.

Anyhow I must fly, its School holidays here and have heaps happening.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Monday, June 28, 2010

OTP with a sneak peak....

As promised here is some of my OTP work that I have been happily creating. I am totally loving the break away from scrapping traditional layouts and getting messy with OTP.

UTEE, glimmer mists, embossing powders, paint, crackle, you name it I have been playing with it and creating such a mess in the process....but mess is good, it means you have been creative LOL!!

Fiona & Sharon at Scrappers D'elite have kept me well supplied with heaps of Twddleybitz products and I have had a blast creating for them. If you are in the area, then pop in for a look at what I have on display at the shop (photo's just don't do these things justice). Scrapper's D'elite is located at Upper Level Suite 212, Cnr of Gladstone Drive and Mickelham Road, Gladstone Park.

Twiddleybitz Assessory Holder and Trinket Box.

The next pic is a sneak peak of a 12x12 Shadow Box that is almost finished. Once again lots more yummies from Twiddleybitz and heaps of mess created in the process.

Anyhow that's all for today, will be back soon to show the completed Shadow Box.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Sketch 204 & 205

Hello brain is like a fog at the moment, totally forgetting everything and here is a classic example, my poor neglected blog needed to be "UPDATED"!!!!

Anyhow here is the latest 2 sketches on offer at Scrapbook Challenges. Once again Pamela offers sketches that are so versatile, and the DT team offers endless inspiration with all the different layouts produced.

This is my layout based on Sketch 205 below.

Friends, DT Scrapbook Challenges - June 2010

Sketch 205 - Scrapbook Challenges.

Sketch 204 - Scrapbook Challenges.

I promise that I will update again soon. I have heaps of OTP that I wish to share with you all, so keep your eyes peeled.

Anyhow until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flying update.....

Hey Everyone, not a lot to share but a quick is flat chat and soooo much is happening that I am struggling to find 5 minutes for myself!!! The Internet was also slowed due to the hubby going a bit crazy with his downloading, hence nothing being loaded to here as it was taking forever.

Anyhow this is the current sketch on offer at Scrapbook Challenges. Pamela continues to provide amazing sketches that are so versatile. Make sure you pop over and check out all the amazing DT work that the girls are producing.

Sketch 203.

And here is a little sneak peak of a layout that I have done based on Sketch 205. I am really looking forward to sharing this layout with you all, but for the moment its just a sneak!!

Well that's all for today, hoping to be back later or tomorrow to update you all properly.
So until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Update and Sketch 202

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe that we are at the halfway did June come around soooo quickly??? Time just seems to be flying at the moment and I feel like I have been in hibernation and missed the first half of the year LOL!!!

Today is just a brief update, the amazing Pamela has wowed everyone again with another inspiring Sketch (Sketch 202) and below is my layout based on the sketch. Make sure you also pop over to Scrapbook Challenges and have a look at all the other happenings over there. Another reminder....if you have a go at any of the challenges, make sure you load them into the gallery for your chance to be in the running for the monthly sponsor prizes on offer.

Sketch 202 - Single 12x12 layout.

Sketch 202 - Double 12x12 layout.

Sisters - Layout based on Sketch 202.

I also have another 2 layouts that I wish to share. After some recent discussions with the Sharon from Scrappers D'elite these 2 layouts will be up in the shop for anyone interested in doing them as a class. Using the latest Kaiser range, they are a simple and easy layout.

This first layout uses nothing more than the Boys Kaiser papers, some white card stock, Kaiser alphabet stickers and a black gel pen.


And this last layout is using the Girls Kaiser papers. I loved creating this layout as once again I have used very little yet feel that the layout is complete with what is on it.

To create this layout I used, Kaiser Girls papers, Kaiser Bling, Thickers alaphas and a black gel pen. The flowers and birds are all from the pattern paper and are a great way to dress up a layout without the added cost of extra embies.

The Age of Innocence.

And on a final note, make sure you keep checking back here as I will be sharing a lot more now that I am "SMOKE" free. I have finally kicked the habbit and have vowed to keep my hands busy by creating lots more.

So until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sketch, Layout & Sneak Peak...

Looking for some inspiration??? Then head on over to Scrapbook Challenges where there is inspiration a plenty.
The latest sketch is now up for you to tackle and the DT challenges are also a great way to get you motivated.

Below is sketch 200 for the single 12x12, but if you have more pics and need a sketch that will allow you to use up all those pics that can't be left out then try the double 12x12.

Sketch 200 - Single 12x12

Sketch 200 - Double 12x12

Here is my take on Sketch 200. A simple layout but I finally managed to scrap these pics from our family day out to Puffing Billy.

Railway - DT Layout, Sketch 200

And to finish up just a little sneak peak of a layout that I created for an upcoming sketch. The sketch is still a week or 2 away, so make sure you check back here to see the full layout revealed.

Anyhow that's all for today, until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Exciting News...

Hello Ladies,

I am just a little excited to announce that I will be running an OTP class at our LSS in June. The lovely Fiona and Sharon of Scrappers D'elite, have asked me to come on board as new member and teach the below shadow box by Twiddleybitz. Make sure you pop in to Scrapper D'elite and have a look at the shadow box on display and book yourself a spot.

In saying the above I wish to send the biggest thanks out to Mistra Hoolahan. Mistra never seems to let anyone down when it comes to inspiration and her amazing work never disappoints. So Mis, I am forever thankful to you for everything you have taught me, but most of all for your friendship and support xox.

Also have you checked out Scrapbook Challenges??? Sketch 199 is currently up and below is my layout based on the sketch. Make sure you pop in to check out the sketch and all the other amazing challenges that are on offer.

Anyhow that is all for now, have to clear my scrap desk and see what inspiration comes my way.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day...

Happy Mothers Day.....

To be woken by the excitement of 4 happy little faces, was the best start to the day. The kids were bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning when I was showered with special little gifts and breakfast in bed.

The hand made cards and gifts are priceless and I could not have been a prouder Mum. With the daily trials of ups and downs that life brings, nothing can compare to the love I get from those 4 beautiful babies of mine!!

We spent the day in the country at my Mum's place, and the kids were just as proud to give Nan her special hand made presents as I was to get mine. After lunch we took a walk to the local Skateboard Park where the kids just love it. Scooters, skateboards and lots of laughter resulted in the best opportunity to get some new pics of the kids.

Cate and Tilly posed for a pic and with a little play in lightroom, look at the results....I love these pics!! Might have to see about getting these printed onto Canvas and hung in the lounge room.

Kai was moving too quick and sooo not in the mood for pics. Totally enthralled in riding his skateboard I only managed to grab the odd snap shot.

Miss Ellie....What a laugh she was. Taking the safe approach of riding the skateboard sitting on her bottom was hilarious. Numerous stacks did not deter her determination to keep going, and she got there in the end!!

My Sister was also down to see Mum today, so all the grand kids were together and a perfect opportunity to grab a family shot. Ellie however is absent from this pic as she decided that riding the skateboard was more fun.

For Mum this Mothers Day, I was struggling for ideas of what to get her and $$$ are tight so I thought I would make her present and card. I could have purchased something small from the shop, but the cost of time and love that I put into making this present really made her day.

I could have gone with the traditional Happy Mothers Day on the front of the card, but I wanted to just say thanks. Mum has been my rock and support in so many ways, that saying Thank You was more appropriate.

I decided on a shadow box from Twiddleybitz and set to making it. After playing with different ideas and designs this is what I came up with...

I must also make mention that a lot of the inspiration behind this came from the ever so talented Mistra Hoolahan. Her blog provides the kick start to get the "MOJO" happening and I personally wish to thank her....Thanks Mis xox

So to all the Mums out there in this big wide world, I hope your Mothers Day has been filled with much love and laughter.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Friday, May 7, 2010

New peak from Sketch 199

Just thought I would share a small sneak peak of my layout based on Sketch 199 by the very talented Pamela at Scrapbook Challenges.

The new sketch is due to go up next week, so make sure you pop past to see the full layout and the new Sketch (199).

Anyhow that's all for today, so until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sketch 198 and NSD Winners

Hello Everyone,

So did you all enjoy the NSD blog hop at Scrapbook Challenges?? I know I did, and have to say that I am blown away with the level of talent that is on offer to the scrapping world. Thanks to the blog hop, I have book marked soooo many new blogs to read and be inspired by.

Now did any of you take part in the NSD blog hop and challenges that were on offer?? If so here is the link to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

Pamela once again has provided a fantastic new sketch - Sketch 198. Be sure to have a go and get your creative "MOJO" happening!

That's all for today, until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Friday, April 30, 2010

Its time to start hopping....

Yes that's right...its time to start hopping!!

Are you searching for a way to spend your weekend?? Then look no further.....

Scrapbook Challenges is running the NSD blog hop this weekend and there is inspiration a plenty and some very yummy prizes up for grabs.

The blog hop is starting off with Pamela, and by following all the links you will reach the final destination of Brynn's blog.
(in total there is 20 blogs to hop to)

Starting off with this 12x12 sketch by the ever so talented Pamela its sure to get your "MOJO" happening.

Or if you are looking for the right sketch to complete a double 12x12 then feel free to set yourself the challenge and have a go.

Below is my layout based on the single 12x12 sketch. I have had these pics printed for some time, but needed a sketch that would allow me to use all 3 pics to tell the story. Thanks to Pamela and her creative sketch....tah dah I finally scrapped them.

So what else is in store for all you scrappy people....

Well take a look at the very yummy prizes up for grabs.

For simply leaving a comment on ALL the blogs on this hop, you will be entered into the draw to win this lovely April Scarlet Lime kit. I would soooo love this kit in my stash!!!

And for having a go at the sketch and then loading it into the gallery at Scrapbook Challenges, you could win this ever soooo yummy Fancy Pants kit.

But wait....there's more!!

For simply joining Scrapbook Challenges you have the chance to win these stunning flower packs by Prima.
And for inviting all your scrapping friends to join Scrapbook Challenges you also go into the draw for some more flower packs by Prima.

And now to announce my grand news
Drum roll please.....

I have joined the Design Team at Scrapbook Challenges. Yes I have plunged back into the Design Team world and am really looking forward to this new venture/chapter in my scrapping life. Becoming a Design Team member gives me the opportunity of working along side a group of very talented people and the opportunity to explore many new challenges.

So what are you waiting for....Come on over and join in the fun of great challenges and show us all what you have to offer as a Scrapbook Challenges member.

So where to now......

Hop on over to Annie's blog where inspiration is a plenty and the hopping continues!!

Until next time, take care of you and happy hopping.

Mwah Karen xox