Sunday, April 28, 2013

March - A year in Time

I am really enjoying the 'A Year In Time' project' here at Wild About Scrap The G45 range is just so beautiful and eligant! and a must have!! I am totally in love with this collection! and you will be too.

Our little managerie grew recently as my eldest son purchased a cute little puppy! She is so adorable, a little German Shephard born 25 January who has won all our hearts! and bringing much joy to all and growing so fast!

1.  Using the front of the G45 March foundation A Place In Time page I cut and distressed all the edges and adhered it to a piece of matching purple bazzill and added some lavender Say it with Pearls to the swirls in the top corner.
2.  Spritzing a little water to help soften and manipulate the paper I scrunched up and distressed just a small section, placing a small doily behind, adding a tiny Prima flower and butterfly from Collections.
3.  Using the coordinating cut apat from March I chose the patterned floral paper reverse side and used a MS layered arches edge punch, inked the edges with TH distress ink Vintage Photo then placing some pretty scalloped lace over and a small doily in the bottom right corner.

4.  Two 4x3 photos placed slightly angled and overlapping.
5.  Adding a cut down Floral embelishment by Petaloo, blossoms and fabric tulle flower from Prima and a few scattered leaves. Small ribbon bow added to centre, with two more Butterflies from Collections place on either side of floral arrangement.
6.  Finishing off with Weave Extras Teeny Tiny letter stickers 'So Dog Gone' which were inked with TH Vintage Photo and Purple Thickers 'CUTE'.

Most products are available instore at Wild About Scrap or alternatively you can find a similar product in the store, so much to choose from. There is still time to catch up and play along! So please consider joining us, I am really enjoying this wonderful project!

Next up April ... check back soon :)


Friday, April 26, 2013

I've been sewing....

Well it's not often I sew, either with a machine or by hand these days! Usually just to mend something but as I had said in an earlier post our school has organised a stall for Mother's Day so the kids can purchase inexpensive gifts. Trying to come up with ideas was really hard and it's not like our p&c had surplus funds to go purchase at the wholesalers!

The other day I needed to sew on a button and do you think I could find a needle, nope! Then I remembered I had this really sweet needlebook I bought at a craft fair awhile back sitting in my draw so I thought I would give it ago. It didn't look to fiddly, quite simple actually. So I thought lol! Off to spolight to grab some cheap fabric and wadding, then started cutting out. This took the longest time, I tried to save time by cutting out a number at the one time but made so many mistakes I went back to individually cutting each book. Anyway I am really pleased with how these turned out. I just love the little fabric gathered flower too.

Thanks for popping in and if you have any sewing tips I would love to hear them! Also any other little crafty items or ideas for our stall would be greatly appreciated!

Until next time, have a very crafty day!


Thursday, April 25, 2013


Mother's Day is just around the corner and as a brand new school and p&c we don't have many funds available to buy giftware for the kid's to purchase at our first Mother's Day Stall, so I have been trying to come up with inexpensive gift ideas that the Mum's will love. A few years back I made cute cupcakes with socks so this time round I have made these little cute cupcakes using facewashers and dish cloths. I just love how these little cupcakes look all pretty packaged ready for our stall! Hope the Mum's like them too :) Good thing we are on school holidays at the moment and I have time to play!!

packaged up ready for the stall!
Don't they look cute with the lollypop substitute cherry :)

I have a few other little crafty items I am working on, makes a change from the usual scrapping, so please drop back later in the week. My sewing machine has had the dust blown off and been given a workout!!


Monday, April 8, 2013

A Year in Time - February


After spending 14 years at the local primary school in our area, having all three of my older children completing their primary school education there and my baby doing kindy and pre primary, with myself volunteering in the classrooms, canteen, sport carnivals and for quite a number of years on the P&C holding various positions we learnt that we no longer lived in the intake boundary. A new school was built, completed and opened in February this year in one of the many new estates popping up in the area and was to be our new school! How very exciting!

The start of the school year this year meant many chances for all three! My second eldest welcoming his siter into high school, such a big chance for her from primary school and my baby starting year one and a new school! I have hidden the journalling in the scroll. We are set for a very exciting, busy and fun year!

This is the second page in my 8x8 Easel Album, I really am enjoying these gorgeous G45 papers. If you head on over to Wild About Scrap store you can grab yourself a pack and maybe join us in our journey - A year in time!



showing scroll open to reveal hidden journalling

 1.  Using the front of the G45 February foundation A Place In Time page and adding some Kaiser blue bling to the swirls to bring in the colour of the photo.
2.  I used Coredinations Whitewash and embossed with cuttlebug script, then sanded and inked with TH Broken China distress ink as my photo mat.
3.  Layered photo onto a paper doily.
4.  Cutting the pattern paper from January cut aparts reverse and using TH Mini Paper Rosettes die I made three small rosettes using buttons for the centres.
5.  Adding some left over Prima sprays, blossoms and Manor House leaves in the bottom left and top right corners.
6.  A tiny scroll hides some journalling and is held closed with some twine tied in a bow.
7.  Finishing off with a few sentiments from the cut aparts in the very back of the pack and small square cut out from April.

If you haven't gone over to Wild About Scrap store yet you will be missing out on all the fabulous products and great specials so remember to call in and have a browse through all the new lines!

If you have decided to join us on this rewarding and fun journey don't forget to drop Veronica an email so we are able to showcase your wonderful layouts too.

We've almost caught up so please pop back and see what March brings :)

Wishing you all a very Hoppy and Safe Easter! Hope the Cadbury bunny brings you lots and lots of yummy chocolate!