Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Mini album is finished

Here's the mini album I've been making for Purplescraps. The idea was to have a word to describe yourself for each letter of the alphabet. My album is around 10cmx10cm so there wasn't much room but I managed some type of scrapbooking on each page.Not all had photos but most did.
Now my next task is to complete a whole scrapbooking album for my nephew and family before I go to Europe.It is well on the way but I want it done.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Spotlight shopaholic

Today our local spotlight store closed down.I was there when it opened this morning. Along with several dozen others.The idea was to pay $20 for a bag(like a woolies grocery bag) then fill it with whatever could fit in it.
I fitted in mine.... 53 sheets bazzil including 23 black and 12 white
A kaiser ribbon box(like the one I already altered)
8 mini paper mache boxes to alter(like ring boxes)
6 tubes black Jo sonja paints
1 square tin to alter(ATC holder size)
2 packets gold star shaped brads
4 mini canvases-about playing card size
a bath mit
a black duck toy
a dora the explorer lunch box tin with handle(can alter that!)
4 Kaiser rubber stamps
a fleur de lis metal embellishment
foam animal stamps
2 tubes buttons(33 hot pink ones and 28 with funny faces)-they were originally $1.49 each!
2 kids paint sets
4 scrapbooking kits with paper stickers etc
7 Grant Archival a5 memory books
but the best part was.....drumroll please.... 132 sheets of patterned paper...all good brands like Kaisecraft/Fiskars/Sandy lion/heidi graceAmerican Crafts etc
I think I may have enough to keep me going for quite a while!

Thursday, 19 March 2009


I've been to pick up the tickets for our trip to Europe today.Now they're home I'm realising we are really going. (The big hole in my savings reminds me of that too.) I've put a thread on purplescraps to follow my preparations and travels.
Erica's car needed some work done so she has had to spend $700 of the $1000 she had saved.Luckily she is working hard.
The suitcase is now on the bedroom floor and I keep putting things in it as I think of them.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Layout for Puzzle sketches

This is the girliest layout I have done in ages. I used the chipboard butterfly and flourish that I won on Puzzle sketches last month.First they were painted then inked around the outside. I then used the edge of the ink pad to do wisps of colour on the butterfly's body and the flourish. I used silver ink over the antennas and body.The lace was found in mum's sewing stash and is probably at least 20 years old.
I love this photo of Erica ...she was so vibrant,so eager for life etc.(Still is!)

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Mad cyber crop

I'm still completing my mini album for Purplescraps Cyber crop but also participated in another cybercrop at Mad about scrapping.I've completed 2 layouts for it so far.Richmond is from a sketch and sky ball is from a
blind scrapping.I'm happy with how they both turned out
and managed to keep in with the green theme for Mad's cyber crop.
Our local spotlight store is closing down soon, so I went over and stocked up on yummy goodies,including 2 albums to decorate for $2 each.The bargains were too good to resist.
I've also completed another layout for puzzle sketches but I'm struggling with a title for it.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Blog candy,mini book and navy with stars

My chipboard from Puzzle sketches arrived and I can't wait to use it. We had a cybercrop on Purplescraps and I am making a mini book featuring an A_Z of me (words to describe my personality for each letter of the alphabet).

White with one features Navy and stars this month so I made this layout of Erica and her good friend Tom.
Scrapbooking wise it is a busy time,there's lots going on.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

More cyber crops challenges

Chelle at Purplescraps held a cyber crop this weekend. The bingo featured Stamping up products with names that made us all hungry like creamy caramel.Nikki our host won so congratulations to her.
The challenges are a layout about what gives you a pick-me-up or where is your happy place.Also an album with a page for each letter of the alphabet about ourselves.We have a month to do that and theres also a sketch. It will be a busy few days here I think.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Scrapware blog candy winner for February was me!

You'll have to go over to puzzlesketches http://www.puzzlesketches.blogspot.com/ to see the prize I won just for posting a comment.It is a collection of chipboard shapes including butterflies,birds,brackets,scrolls and tags. I'm so excited cause I was admiring these and thinking I'll never win anything useful like that and I did.

On another note I made this beautiful blingy layout and sent it to 3 magazines only to be ignored/rejected yet again.I put lots of work into it and colour-matched the bling/flowers to our costumes. I tried to capture the "feel" of the innocent 1960s.