Sunday, February 21, 2010


So.. i have changed my blog picture to show my two little monkeys enjoying their breakfast, so it was only apt to add this background with the monkeys swinging across it.  I have also updated with all my Jan and up to date Feb layouts, so lets see how i go from here!! :-)  I upgraded my blogger the other day, and it seems a lot easier to use now, so hopefully i won't put my blogging off because it is too time consuming anymore!! :-)

Try Again!! lol!!

Ok.. it sure has been a long time, but there really has been a LOT going on, not only in my family life, but also at Top 50!!

The Feb 'Love Is All Around' CC at Top 50 is almost over!!  We had totally awesome challenges this month, and i was able to complete them all really quickly!!

Challenge 1 is our sponsors challenge.  This months sponsor was Shaz from Craft Candy!!  Thanks Shaz!!  So what was the challenge??  To make a valentines card of course!! :)

Here is my card.  I kept it simple cos i knew it really wouldn't be appreciated if i didn't!

Challenge 2: It's The Little Things, was set by our Feb Guest DT, Julie.  The challenge was to scrap about an everyday object that you love, but was not allowed to have any people in the photo.  You weren't allowed to add any embellishments, and also had to ink the edges of the papers!!  The chose to scrap about my expresso machine, as i really wasn't a coffee drinker when i asked for it for my birthday, but now i have it, i don't start my day with out a cappuccino, and will have 1 or 2 more through out the day!! :)

Challenge 3: Ten Things Challenge,  was to scrap a layout including a 10 things i love list.  The extra criteria was to use a white cardstock background, place something randomly on the page, and use an altered flower.  I don't generally use flowers on my boy layouts, but i don't think this one really looks like a flower.  I just used a large white bella flower, and painted blue random stripes on it.  I had heaps of fun with the paint, painting the background for the photo and splashing it all around the page!!

I had so much funny doing Brodie's page that i decided to do one with the same design for Jorja!! :-)

Challenge 4: Love Song Challenge, was the challenge i set.  Obviously, a love song needed to be used somewhere on the page, as well as 'white' space and distressing.  Here is the example i did for the challenge.

Challenge 5: Love Hurts Challenge, was set by Sue.  The challenge was to create a layout about a not so happy moment.  The layout also had to include a diecut and leaves or a branch.  I really love how this layout turned out!! :-)

Challenge 6: Love a Sketch Challenge, was set by Kathie.  Kathie designed a sketch for us all to use, and like normal, mine ended up looking nothing like the original!! lol!!  The extra criteria was to use something metal on the layout, as well as rub-ons.  I used Sassfras Monstrosity pp for this challenge!! :-)

There is still a couple of hours left in the cc if you have some time and want to give any of the challenges a go.  Otherwise you can check out all the ladies amazing work in the new Scrapbooking Top 50 Gallery!

Feb Monthly Challenges at Top 50!

The Feb monthly challenges at Top 50 have a week left to run, so if you are looking for a challenge, why not check them out.

Challenge 1 was set by me.  The challenge is to create a layout using a photo that speaks for itself.  The layout is to include layering and doodling, but NO title or journalling!! Here is my example:

Challenge 2 has been set by Kathie.  The challenge is to create a layout which includes distressing, flowers and altered photos.  I have scrapped a layout for this challenges, but i'm not entirely happy with it yet, so you will have to wait to see it!! :)

Challenge 3 is Sue's challenge.  This challenge is all about the hands.  The layout must include hand cut pp elements, hand stitching and pearls!  I have finished this one to the point of needing journalling, so i will also load it up when i have finally completed it!! :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some More Layouts To Share!

This month i have also scrapped a layout for the scrap blog site Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin.  The challenge was set by the lovely Tracy from My2Angels.  The challenge was to create a layout using the colour brown, and to include pearls, rhinestones and bows.  This is the first time i have scrapped with brown, and i think i like it!! :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

January Shares

I won't go into too much detail here, but i will show you what i scrapped!! :)

Top 50 Jan monthly challenges:

I also took part in the Cyber Crop at Scrap of Your Life, and here are the two layouts i got done: