Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pixels and Paper Challenge

I discovered that I could combine with another challenge at Pixels and Paper and as I've just completed my Memory File on our chickens 'Itchy & Scratchy' decided to enter it in the November photo inspiration challenge.  I was inspired by the photo as it suited my file that includes photos of my grandson's involvement with the chickens. 
I wont post all photos on this post but you can see them HERE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Heidi Swapp Wrap Up Challenge

The challenge was to use up the leftovers from our amazing event with Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress. 
I used the 'Believe' paper range and left over ephemera from the other projects. My project was time consuming because I didn't have a memory file so I made my own templates from the ones we used of Heidi's. 
I also needed to make the paper fit so there was a lot of gluing of the patterned papers onto manilla folders that I used as a base. 
Can you believe I have 34 photos in this memory file, it's amazing how many will fit with all the added photo stacks that Heidi and Kim taught us to make. 

I think I'm hooked on these memory files.

I haven't added all the interactive photo stacks but you get the idea.  
Thanks for staying for this long winded post both with photos and text.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 5 - Week 7 Quotes

Week 7 and I rolled a 3 so it was off to Family Close and the challenge for this week was  to use hearts and include the quote - FAMILY, we live, we laugh, we play, we love.  
Here's my layout with four of my grandchildren having some summer fun in the backyard pool.

Materials Used:
Heidi Swapp Template
Bo Bunny Patterned Papers and alphas
Dylusions Stamps
Freckled Fawn Tiny Wooden Hearts
American Craft thickers alphas
Basic Grey alphas
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray
Dylusions Ink Spray

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Scrap our Stash - Five Years On

This month over at Scrap Our Stash they have a great challenge where you get to use some of those 6X6 pads of patterned paper.

Materials used:
Kaisercraft 6X6 Nan's Favourite Collection Patterned Paper
Studio Calico Arrowhead Wood Veneers X 6
The Trinket Track Hearts
Tiny Doily from Charms Creations
Flair by Shopevalicious
Maya Road Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Teresa Collins Alpha

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meg's Garden Christmas Gift Boxes

These are for my Design Team commitment at Meg's Garden, 
hope you get to make some in time for Christmas
You can view all the beautiful Christmas papers and embellishments at Meg's Garden. 

Meg’s Garden Products: 

Christmas Plaid – P6365

Holly & Poinsettia – P1815

Vintage Christmas – mini –S110

Round Glass Ornament Stamp - LB1358

Cornsilk Blooms - da806 
Green Holly
Other Products Used:
Faber Castell Gelatos
Stampin’ Up! Vintage Brad, Ink and Cardstock
Prima Marketing Chalk Ink
Quik Kutz Nesting Doily Die
Alison Ellis Design Glitter
Kaisercraft Mini Roses
D-Lish Scraps Leaves
Green Tara Lace Flower
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Crossgrain Ribbon, Sequins and Micro Beads - Retail - Wholesale

Scrapbooking Top 50 - This lady is my Ma

Week 6 is Products and I landed on Chipboard Cul de Sac where I had to use
chipboard, inks & mists and resin.
 Materials Used:
Dusty Attic Blossom and Corner Chipboard
The Crafter's Warehouse Brick Stencil
Ranger mesh stamp, Perfect Pearls & Distress Ink
Kaisercraft rub-ons
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Ink
Dylusions Ink Spray
Versa Color Inks
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 - Celebrate Turning 18

Over at I landed on Banner Boulevard in Week 5 and it was to use a sketch and twine.
Materials Used:
A paper collection pack I picked up at our local Aldi store with the addition of some Kaisercraft products, the butterflies from a collectable range, the veneer heart to the left of the photo, some Liquid Pearls and some washi tape.  The background is a Heidi Swapp stencil with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray.  I also used a Martha Stewart Border punch around the edge.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sketchbook 365 - Itchy & Scratchy

The challenge at sketchbook365 is a fabulous sketch which I used on an A4 size layout, it's of our curious chickens, I just love them because they have such quirky personalities.  They found their way down the side of the house and discovered if they tap on the window someone will come to say hello to them - very cute!!!
For the background I've used The Crafter's Warehouse chicken wire stencil with a distressed brick stamp from Ranger Dylusions stamps.  
The paper is from Kaisercraft and the alpha is American Crafts.
Now for the fabulous sketch:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly - Our Holiday Selfie

Week 4 was techniques and I landed on 'Cutters Close' which meant fussy cutting as a feature and to use leaves so I fussy cut some leaves!!!  
I've used some older Stampin' Up! papers and a Crafter's Workshop stencil followed by a spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang starbursts.  There's also a few metal embellishments with a Green Tara Flower and some tiny Hooked on Craft flowers and lastly an Evalicious Flair.