Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bird House

Here is an off the page project I completed the other day. Using the Twiddleybitz Birdhouse and stand. Was such a fun project once I got the birdcage made correctly, only took three goes lol my dd thought it was amusing! I crackle painted all over then inked to try and get an aged effect. I couldn't find a vine big enough to wind up through the stand so made one using the color me crazy by Petaloo roses some Green Tara rose buds. I am really happy with the way it turned out. TFL!

Twiddlybitz Birdhouse and stand, Color me Crazy Roses, leaves, Green Tara white buds, Sting of pearls, Ranger picket fence distress crackle paint, birds.

Close up of the two cute little birds!

Thanks for stopping on by, hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A while back I remember reading that your pages don't always need to be covered in pretty embellishments to be beautiful! Sometimes its good to use the 'apply-less' rule and bring the focus back to the photo. This is what I have done with this layout of my dd riding her pony, she loves to canter and sometimes struggles to get her pony to canter in a confined arena, she would much rather go out on the trails and canter there. It won't be long before she is too big for riding her beloved Bonnie, she has taking to riding my mare around the grassed paddock and I know it won't be long before she is asking to ride her out!

Echo Park - Floral Dress, Basic Grey - Pagentry, Bazzill
Prima branches, Dusty Attic fence, birds on a branch, hinges.


What are your thoughts on embellishments?
Hope to spend a bit more time updating over the next few days so I hope you have time to drop on back by :)

Have a scrappy week everyone.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pinch me...

so I know its really happening... imagine my delight and amazement when I opened an email from Cheri saying..

Congratulations!!!! You have been selected to be on the
Let’s Scrap Design Team!!
Oh my gosh I had to read then re-read for it to sink in. Looking forward to being a part of the August-November DT and being part of such fun anf friendly group. Congratulations to all the other DT members, I know we are going to have a couple of fun months :) Please take the time to go check out Let's Scrap and get motivated into scrapping!
 Looking forward to having lots of fun!!


Friday, July 15, 2011


I have rekindled my love of sketches :) so much fun and they really help get your creativity and scrap on! A few months ago we took in a rescue kitty, Matilda she is a Ragdoll cross and the most adorable thing and I find it so hard to believe that somebody would have dumped her. She has fitted in so well, its like she has always been part of the family.

Let's Scrap sketch
As you can see I only used the left side of the sketch and I flipped it as well.
Below is my take. TFL!

Used Kaiser papers, Dusty Attic chipboard fence, Prima flowers & Bazzill.

Go have a look at Let's Scrap and get inspired :)

Thanks for dropping by, have a great day!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

When I first started scrapbooking I used alot of CM products and thier sketch designs, you know the ones that came on the cardboard when you order a paper pack. I then progressed to Becky Fleck and Becky Higgins sketches. Using sketches are so much fun and can be quite challenging as you don't want it to look exact so helps get the creative juices going.

This is my first sketch challenge in a while. Once Upon A Sketch blog do a monthly sketch and you have the chance to win some wonderful prizes. Go check out all the amazing talent on this blog, some stunning, inspirational and very creative layouts. Well worth the visit. Just so scrap-delishous! Below is my take :)

July's monthly sketch

My take!
Using Prima Madeline Collection - Madeline, Prima flowers, Prim notecards, DA chipboard bunting, ornate corner #6, botanic accent #1, TH weathered wood distress ink, assorted flowers and stamens.

Journal (notice how its hand written - something I rarely ever do!)
Maddison & Alysa both love their ponies. If Maddie goes for a ride on Bonnie,
sure enough Alyssa will want to ride Shawnee.
May 2011

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to update more often, been a bit busy lately!