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