Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bird is the word "Amazing"

Happy Sunday to you all... what a glorious weekend we have had here on the beautiful Gold Coast.. 2 perfect winter days :) I haven't spent a lot of time scrappin this weekend, but I did seem to make the most of it... Here is the latest bird is the word challenge "Amazing".





I don't normally journal this much on a layout but I really wanted to tell this story and thought typing would be neater and allow for smaller text and more words :) I also got to use my new 3D Sizzix die which made the pretty flowers. I cut the pattern out first, then embossed them and then made them 3D.

I also did this one on Friday night just for fun... having a play with some of my new ribbon and lace. It's Caitlin all dressed up for her first disco, it was a summer theme :) Don't you just love the glasses!!




Thanks for stopping by.
Gwen

Sunday, June 19, 2011

On my door step...

Wow, what a busy time I've had since the craft show.... it was sooo much fun.

I had to make time to post this one.... look what showed up on my door step!!!



My mum had this stash of ribbon and lace and beautiful lace fabric just hanging around the house; She is a quilter and lucky for me, she can't use any of this stuff, which was actually given to her.... can you believe that; how lucky am I! There were hundreds in here and all really pretty, sooo happy.... THANKS MUM!! It's now official, I have more ribbon than anything else in my stash and wouldn't have it any other way :)

Well, after 2 hours of sorting and pressing and wrapping I have done NO scrapping... BUT I now have this!!



Cool hey! They are just some Mens shoe boxes... I picked up 10 for $15 at Bunnings. They open from the top with a flip top lid, are see through and light weight... perfect.
I've also been playing a heap with my new big shot... it's really cool too, would definitely recommend one, it's perfect for what I wanted it to do. As you can see by the "after" shot above, I still do have my Making Memories slice which is good for paper but I plan to use my Big Shot more for fabric and chipboard.

Here is just a couple of bits I've done.... more to come I'm sure :)



Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for another busy week ahead....
Gwen

Friday, June 10, 2011

Purple Pumpkin

Another new challenge for me and new products too! Purple Pumpkin make the cutest lil handmade buttons EVA!! AND now that I have some, I can enter their monthly challenge too!!! I also bought this cute lil doily which I have cut up into 3 bits!! One bit forms the strip down the bottom, the other the middle circle at the top right and the itty bitty centre bit as one of the flower centres. I've teamed the buttons with some of my gorgeous Craft Queen ribbon, yummo and flowers of course. I'm not sure if you can tell (and forgot the close up)I've added some eyelets on the left hand side, I'm trying to get them to make a come back!!!




Thanks for popping by and your lovely comments!

Oh and.... 1 SLEEEP TO GO!!!! This time tomorrow night I will have my hands on a Big Shot with all the bits to go with it!!! Did I mention that I just can't wait!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bird is the word "Life"

Hi Everyone.

I've finally had a chance to upload my entry for the Bird is the Word "Life" challenge. My lil one has had pneumonia this week and is on the mend now thank god!! I just love this challenge blog... (link is on the left) soooo many inspiring layouts over there. I've also added a couple of close ups. I picked up these organza flowers ages ago and forgot about them; so pretty layered up with the Prima on top.





2 sleeps to go till the Scrapbook convention!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just Because

Happy Monday to you all, I hope you had a restful weekend and are ready for the busy week ahead. I have lil Caitlin at home today with pneumonia (of all things!!!) She is on strict instructions NOT to leave the couch which I've turned into a snugly bed. We are back to the doctors tomorrow for another check up to make sure the anti-biotic has kicked in. I did have a little time over the weekend to do a layout for you and it's a just because one. It's not for any challenge or DT work, it's just because :) I took these pics on my lil camera not long ago and wanted something cute and simple to go with them. I love the loopy ribbon around the middle flower but am worried that in 20 years time I may not remember what "besties" means??!!? :)




5 sleeps to go!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New month, new kits

Hi Everyone,

I'm so sorry it's been ages between posts, I have been scrapping HEAPS but I can't show you much... 2 layouts are going to be published in Scrapbooking Memories and the others are DT things. I know, it doesn't make for a very interesting blog does it!! But, very exciting for me :) I do want to show you some of the June ribbon club at Craft Queen it's a classic combo blue and brown and designed by me :)







For those of you who have been on another planet and don't know the craft show is just 9 sleeps away, my bag is packed, I have my tickets, classes booked, shopping money ready and I cannot wait!!!

I'd love to catch up with anyone who's going, just email me gwruck@iprimus.com.au and we'll exchange mobile numbers :)