Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bird is the Word "Forever" and "Begin"

Happy Sunday to all.... More work to show you, this time a new challenge blog for me "Bird is the Word". Love the concept of this, they give you a word and you use it in your text or title; simple as that! So, here is my first one... "Forever" and I also did another "Begin" while I was at it!!

"Forever"


"Begin/Beginning"


thanks for visiting!
Gwen

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blind Scrapping in Therapy

Morning everyone, my lil one was up bright and sparkly this morning, so I'm up early too :) On Tuesday, I did my very first ever Blind Scrap over at Scrap Therapy and what a blast it was! You are given a bunch of instructions but not shown the finished layout. It's up to you how you interpret the instructions. We are all good to post them today for everyone to check out so... here is my layout...



They still have the instructions on the forum - definitely worth checking out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Holiday

Well, I am still on Easter holidays and lovin it! Just a couple of layouts today that I've been working on....







and, if you didn't already notice, I've been making some changes to my blog too! Hope you all like them :)

thanks for popping by, and a huge THANKS for those lovely comments!!
Gwen

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Sunday

Hi Everyone, Don't we all just LOVE a long weekend!! Easter is such a special time for me and my family and I hope you all have had a heap of time in your scrap space. I've done a couple of layouts and also found some time to organise some of my stash. First up were my ribbons, I have a few and they were all just shoved in a box which made it super hard to find the right one or see what I actually had! Well, now they are all colour co-ordinated and look great. For the smaller width ribbons I've just put into a cheap craft box from Crazies and for the rest, I've again sorted into colour and put into some 12x12 clip bags and then put them back into the IKEA box. I've found this way is great for storing wide ribbon and any that you have more than 1 or 2 metres of.

For now, I've kept the ribbons on spools as they are (in the bottom of the box) as I'm hoping to find some way to put them on a rail that does not need to be screwed to the wall (if anyone has any suggestions or web links, I'd love to hear them!!!)





Next up are the layouts, first one I've gone back to my fav colour combo; pink black and white (it is sooo me) and I always find scrapping in these colours so comfortable and easy.




and last but not least, I was having a play with some stencils and came up with this one. I can't help myself, I love pretty things!



I have a couple more which are "in progress" and I have all next week off too (lucky me) so will definately make the time to finish them off!

thanks for visiting my lil space of the www and your always encouraging comments!
Gwen

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My most ambiguous blog yet!

Happy Sunday everyone... I have finally had some scrapping time and first thing on my list was April's sketch challenge at Anna's. Caitlin has been quite sick with Bronchitis but is now on the mend so I'm back scrappin again! This is one of Wendy's sketches and it came together really well (least I think so). I'm not 100%happy with the photo though, hubby bought me a new camera for my hand bag as my current one is a Nikon D5000 which, although fantastic, cannot go everywhere. Anyways, the new one is a Nikon CoolPix pocket camera which I plan to keep in my handbag, BUT I need to spend some time actually reading the manual!!





and last but not least, here comes the ambiguous bit... I've been doing some DT stuff for a certain someone??? which will be on display at the June craft show - Can you believe that!!! Anyways, I took this sneak peak and of course, there will be more details when the time comes.... Can't wait!!!!



bye for now...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A scrappy weekend

Ahhh.. Sunday is here and what a great scrapping weekend I've had. Went to a crop on Friday night which was super fun as always! (Too much talking though) I've spent the rest of the weekend working on a beyond the page project which I'm thinking about using for the Kaiser DT call out... hmmm not sure. I've also managed to whip up this layout of Caitlin using some more of my new Prima :) Just love this photo...



Thanks for popping by....