22 January, 2013

Scrapbooking Memories Masters entries REVEALED

When the Scrapbook Memories Magazine arrived on my doorstop last month, I was pretty excited to see I had two entries in the Honourable Mentions. The Masters entries are always very special and it's my favourite issue of the year. I love poring over every little detail of the beautiful projects.

So here is a post revealing all my entries - thanks to some encouragement from my lovely scrappy friend Paula Perry, who was also featured in the Honourable Mentions - make sure you check out her blog if you haven't already!

The first was a canvas and I (crazily) decided to do the front AND the back - the back of a canvas works just like a shadow box so I made a little scene of myself at my scrap desk with all my masters scrapbook entry in miniature! I love miniatures and I can see more shadow box creations coming this year. So here is the back, which was in the HM issue of the SBM magazine...

and some close ups

...and here is the front of the canvas. I really love how this turned out.

The next project was a single layout using a 5x7 enlargement. I just loved this pic of Tas that I look - a random photo that ended up being one of my most fave for the year. Isn't it funny when that happens?

The third project was a double page layout with a childhood theme, which was naturally fun for me. Anything retro!

This was the second HM layout, and a very special page. I decided to feature my gorgeous litle boy Angus but also highlight his Autism with the colourful jigsaw pieces, which the journalling was about. The little piece of memorabilia was a clothing tag from one of his tshirts (a jigsaw piece).

I just love these photos - sometimes I just want to cram as many on to the page as possible!

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!

06 November, 2012

December Daily :: Scrapbooking class in Adelaide

I am excited to share here that I am going to be teaching at the FABULOUS Charlottes Web Papercraft shop right here in Adelaide!

My first class starts this Thursday night at 6pm and if you're available and interested in coming along, we're making a December Daily album. This is the perfect project for those of us who run out of time to scrapbook our photos over Christmas because it is such a busy month! Based on Ali Edwards' December Daily project, we will make a complete 31 double page, 6" x 4" album. Each double page represents a day in December, but there are so many ways you can interpret this: add one photo for each day of December, like I do, or add random photos from the month, or even just all photos from Christmas Day.

The completed album will take 6x4 photos, which makes it easier to fill when you are ready with your printed images. We make the album from scratch, adding all pages, stamps and embellishments as foundation pages ready for December, so you can enjoy the festive month and just add photos and journalling as you go, to 'be in the moment' and record it while it's happening, without spending hours 'labouring' over scrapbook pages ;-)

This image of the mini book is for illlustration purposes only but is similar to the spiral bound mini book we will be making.

So I'll leave you with a sneak peak of some of the new Christmas papers being used for this album project.

07 October, 2012

A new scrapbook page that just missed the deadline

I completed my first scrap page in a long while last month, for the September White With One challenge (white + orange + black) but couldn't upload it to the blog because of computer issues. Yes, those pesky gremlins again.
I'm trialling Photoshop Elements 11 this month, and the editor is working very well, just not the organiser :-(   
Ah well, at least I can use my computer for editing again, which is the main thing. And here is my page:
and the journalling reads:
And don't fall over, there is another page to share tomorrow as well!
Happy Sunday.



06 October, 2012

Return to the scrap desk


It's been a while between posts.

Tasmin, 5 has started school and Angus, 3, has started pre-kindy one day a week. It's been a very child-centred few months but that's not a bad thing. I've got to understand Tasmin's needs much better since she started school and while there have been many challenges (mainly getting her dressed, to school, and home again) things improved hugely by the end of the term. I learned that the behavioural challenges - the yelling, the crying, the refusal to move - is often just because she is very tired, hungry, or overstimulated. She's very much a sensory seeker and doesn't understand that her little body can only take so much movement and noise.

Both the children are 'picky' eaters and my decision last month to re-introduce a gluten-free dairy-free diet into our family life has meant a lot more time planning, shopping, preparing and cooking in the kitchen. It's a challenge I'm really enjoying though and I'm going to stick with it until the end of the year.

Today I made a gluten-free low-dairy lasagne, and a gluten-free chocolate fudge from Skinny Ms (warning: it's not low-cal!).

The fudge is very sticky so I'm not sure yet if it will set for tomorrow, but we'll see. Here's what it's supposed to look like:

So, back at my scrap desk, I decided to have a go at the White With One challenge this month, which is white + yellow + stars and here is my page:

And the journalling:

Happy weekend!

29 August, 2012

The Stuck?! Blog hop winner is........



She wrote...

I am new to the whole blog thing & blog hop too! I am.doing a big Scrapbook for my daughter who os currently in basic training and i am looking for page layouts & ideas! Will be back to check more out!

13 August, 2012 13:34

Congrats Jennifer, please email me your postal address and I'll post out my giveaway to you ;-))


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