Saturday, June 29, 2013

I am a Community Team Member at Some Odd Girl!!!

 At the beginning of the week I was contacted by the lovely Faye from Some Odd Girl, to ask me if I would like to be a Community Team member at the Ning Site. I was overjoyed and of course said a big "YES". If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will know that the SOG images are my absolute fave to color with, they just really get my creative juices flowing!!! be a part of this team, to get to work with these yummy images, get sneak peaks of upcoming releases, make friends with wonderful crafty peeps, and to represent Kristy (the owner and designer of Some Odd Girl Stamps, who is the most amazing Copic artist too!!) is an honor.

If you are not already a member of the Ning Site, please stop by and come and join us. It is a great community, with lots of lovely challenges, chats and fun!!!!

I have been playing with Picnic Mae over the last 2 days, using the June Sketch which can be found at the SOME ODD GIRL BLOG, thought I would share my card with you here:

Here are the Copic colors that I used!

 This is the first time I have colored black hair, I used Kristy's awesome tutorial which can be found HERE, do yourself a favor and go and check it out!!

Here is the June SOG sketch, play along, you still have a day or two!!

Thank-you for stopping by my blog today, and for sharing my happy crafty news!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A post expaining my Project Life setup!

I have been keeping a Project Life album for the last 4 years, and I can honestly say it is the best thing I have done as far as memory keeping is concerned. The fact that I have recorded almost every day (in a photo or with journaling), of the last four years of my family’s life is amazing. My kids and I love to look back and remember what we did on a specific day in years gone by! Up until now I have had to import my products, so the fact that SCRAPBOOK STUDIO is now stocking Project Life products is fantastic!! Let me share with you a little about my Project Life setup and album for 2013.

This is my Project Life station which I have set up in our family room. My album is always open, ready for me to add a bit of journaling or to print a photo and to slip it into a pocket. I try not to get more than a couple of weeks behind so that I can remember the details of what happened on that specific day. I more often than not will sit down and have a session where I print out my photos, and then I add the journaling and extras here and there when I have the time!

The first product you will need to buy is the album. The next thing is the plastic sleeves that are used inside the album. I normally buy the pack that includes enough sleeves for the whole year.

I LOVE that you are able to buy journaling cards, fill-in cards, and the 4 x 6 cards that are used for you to fill in the date (in this photo that is the green card with the black arrow). I have been keeping a PL album  for a number of years now, so to make this album a bit different I use hand journaling, text from the computer, and an old typewriter to write my journaling. Hand writing is obviously the quickest option to use. I normally buy the card pack that includes enough cards for a whole year. I took my cards out of the box that they came in and moved them and some other “stuff” into this metal container which I bought from a street vendor. 

These are the dividers that separate each month of the year.

These are the products that I use all the time in my album. I round all the corners of my photos, and use the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach any memorabilia or other bits or bobs that I would like to include with a photo.

Here is a week’s spread. Sometimes I don’t do a journaling card for a specific day, and sometimes I print more than one photo for a day. It is all entirely up to you!! Project Life is all about you, and YOUR memories.

Here are some photos of some of my pages. I like to add some stickers, do some journaling on strips, include memorabilia when I have it and add washi tape strips. I use a computer program called Picasa to edit and print my photos; it can be downloaded for free off the internet.


I hope you have been inspired to take up Project Life!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Some Odd Girl Card

I created this card for the latest challenge on the Some Odd Girl Ning Site -

... Trash Your Stash Challenge...

 - trash your flowers!!

I have had these orange flowers in my stash for a scary number of years!!!

I cut the card base shape and the grass using a Silhouette Cameo cut file. The sentiment is from a very old Simon Says stamp set called Woodland Creatures. The cute SOG image is called Garden Mae, the Some Odd Girl shop can be found HERE. They have a BIG Summer Sale going on right now, go and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping in today, I have turned off the WORD VERIFICATION. Sorry if it irritated any of you! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Challenge no.18 - Stencils, Paint and Paste

So I was a bad girl and didn't get my SCRAP AFRICA DT page loaded to our team blog before the cut-off time!! I had created a page for the challenge, but just hadn't gotten around to taking photos yet, so here is my take on the challenge, late, but I am still going to blog about it!! I had SO much fun with this challenge, and am delighted with the way the page turned out. I cut a target shape with my Silhouette Cameo, sprayed some temporary adhesive to the back and then sprayed my cardstock with some Mr Huey's Color Mist. I absolutely ADORE this effect, and will be using this technique again soon!! 

I also totally adore these photos of Jamie and his little friend Nikki, she has such spunk that child, and constantly has me in stitches. The 2 get on so well.

So I hope you will find the time to play along with us, it is a great challenge!!!

Look at the prizes up for offer!! 
We have some yummy giveaway goodies from the Scrap and Card Boutique:

1 chippie border
1 mirrored embellishment
1 mini album including mini papers inside the album
1 large gem butterfly embellishment
1 packet of brads and rhinestones
1 alphabet sticker sheet
1 chipboard sticker sheet
1 paper sticker sheet
1 acrylic stamp set
1 mini day book including papers, embellishments inside the album
1 fabric sticker pack
1 chipboard banner kit
12 sheets of paper

Wow, this is such a super prize! Thanks so much Scrap and Card Boutique for these wonderful goodies!

Evgenia has kindly also offered some wonderful play things.

Please stop by the SCRAP AFRICA blog for more inspiration from the other DT girls (wow they are super talented!!), also link your layout there. You have until the 30th of June to play along!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Some Odd Girl Father's Day Card

I just wanted to quickly share the card I made for my hubby for Father's Day. It won't be a long post, I have to go and cook him a nice lunch now!

This cute SOG image is called Piggy Back Ride and is available from the Some Odd Girl Shop! I bought the image especially for this card, the Dad looks just like Ray (who has slightly less hair:), and the little boy looks just like Jamie.

Hope you have a lovely relaxing Father's Day with your loved ones!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Magnolia Thank-You Card

Hello. So glad you decided to stop by today!!!

Today I have a "Thank-You" card to share with you. This is a stamp I have had in my stash for quite some time, and hadn't inked up before, terrible!! So glad I have used her now. She is gorgeous!!

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CUTE CARD THURSDAY - # 273 ~ Once Upon a Time
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS - # 65 ~ Favorite Colors
MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER - #200 ~ Thank-You
TILDA'S TOWN - #56 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and to those that leave a comment, an EXTRA BIG "thank-you" xxx

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blue & Green Some Odd Girl Card

Hi ladies, hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Today I am back to share a Some Odd Girl card I created for the weekly challenge on the Some Odd Girl Ning Site. The challenge is to make or color a Blue & Green SOG image or card. I put some of my new Copic colors to good use on this card!! This cute image is School Mae, isn't she gorgeous?!?!

I used the June Sketch for this card too!

Thanks for stopping by on this Hump Day!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A "Get Well Soon" card!!

Hi all. I am back with a quick post today, it's my youngest son Jamie's 6th birthday. I can't believe how time has flown!!!

I have fallen in love with my Copics ALL over again, and am loving colouring with them!

I am going to give this to Jamie's teacher, she has been very sick!

I used the sketch from SKETCH SATURDAY for this card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog - Butterflies
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia -  Summer Bright (Summer Showers & Butterflies)
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Use a Magnolia Stamp 

 Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you are having a lovely weekend!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Some Odd Girl June Sketch & Hair Raising Challenge

Ok, don't fall over..... I made a card and coloured with my Copics!!!!! It has been absoluteLY AGES since I played with my Copics, but I had the urge (or craving, no I am not pregnant ;) yesterday, so I went with it and just played. It was such a lovely creative release!!!

When I feel like colouring with my Copics, I more often than not will colour a SOME ODD GIRL digi image, they are my absolute fave!!! I splurged (don't tell my hubby!), and bought myself a cute new image, PICNIC MAE, she is such a pretty gal!!

I based my card on the June Sketch Challenge at the Some Odd Girl Blog. I LOVE to do that, it makes putting together a card such a breeze!!

Here it is:

I also stumbled on the SOME ODD GIRL STAMPS Ning Site yesterday, and decided to play along with the HAIR RAISING CHALLENGE. I have never used these colours for hair before, and am fairly pleased with the way it turned out!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you have enjoyed your time here!!  xx

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sketch # 18 at SCRAP AFRICA!!

Sketch # 18 is up and live over at the SCRAP AFRICA blog, and once again Evgenia outdid herself with this fun sketch. I am still so happy to be on this amazing team!!!

Here is the layout I put together for this challenge!!

This is the gorgeous sketch we got to play with, I rotated my layout, so I would be able to use the cute K & Company paper that was just PERFECT for the photo I wanted to use!

We have some wonderful goodies up for grabs, and thanks again to Fabscraps for providing us with some giveaway goodies.
The other awesome prize!!
We hope that you will play along with us, and have a chance to win some of these goodies.
You have until the 14th June to create your masterpiece!!
Check out the SCRAP AFRICA for some stunning inspiration from the rest of the DT girls!!