What a Scrappy Life


Sunday, 30 September 2012

Top 3 - SJ Papercrafts - Blog challenge

Yeah! I've just been going through my blog reader and noticed that I've been choosen as a top 3 winner over at SJ Crafts here

This is my layout

You can find all the details here

Again I would like to thank the girls on the DT for choosing my layout as one of their 'Top 3'.

Friday, 28 September 2012

I've been scrapping but for some reason, I've been finding it hard to upload here, maybe it the fact the 'blogger' has changed the format and it is taking me a little bit longer to work me way round the system, but I'm trying to get back into it and update regularly. 

This one uses a cameo die cut from Studio Calico and documents the fact that James is growing a 'tashe' I can't see that I hadn't noticed it before because I had, but whilst we were having "a catch-up with our day' time I looked at him and it just dawned on me how noticeable it was, boy hes growing up so quickly. 

Products: Studio Calico August 2012 kit

cameo dies - arrow background, arrows and awesome

Use a Studio Calico stamp set and journalled on the tag

Moreton Quay - I love this photo so you might see it again on anther layout (yes, I have no qualms about scrapping a photo more than once).  This was the sight that greeted me when I was waiting for a boat to take me seal watching in April, the morning was just perfect.

Last week I got some of the new Amy Tangerine 'Ready Set Go' collection from Sarah's Cards , and I was itching to cut into it and make a layout.  So here is my first layout

Layout - On target - using a photo of J & J playing a target game on the beach, a simple game but loads of fun

and the final one for today is using several photos of our recent visit to Liverpool.

Superbananalamb - that a around the city again using a tag with hidden journalling  at the side of the photos.  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Project Life - August 2012

I've finally got around to uploading my August pages, as mentioned if I think I need to add more page protectors I do, so this month with a week spent in Norfolk and a day in Liverpool, I've managed to add extra pages, so here goes, again I've mainly used my Studio Calico August 2012 kit

Side 1 - finally taking my weave out and going 'au natual', getting James passport approved after several attempts, flat tyre

Finding a cricket on the roof of our car, getting my Studio Calico kit very late in the month - that I thought it had been lost - lol, storm cloud moving in, finding James's pram in the roof of the garage, our cinema trips, and the impression of a bird that had flown into the conservatory window.

Our week in Norfolk, starting with the town's annual carnival, complete with town cryers and marching bands

and the town people all taking part on various floats.

our journal down, the launching of the lifeboat, 

Beach fun, visiting Priory Maze

The cottage we said in, James and I enjoying some Norfolk ice-cream and a stroll along the prom one evening.

Then our day trip to Liverpool,  I added a different sized page protector here and typed my journalling so that I could add more words.  I also added the names to each photo, so that when you read the journalling it co-ordinates with the photos.

 So that was my month of August, come back soon to see some layouts.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Shimelle Starting Point

Over on Shimelle's blog you can find her current starting point layouts, for more details see here

and here is my take

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 17 September 2012

Halloween Boxes

Yesterday, I spent my time at my crop, getting ahead with making some Halloween boxes for the kids in the street, yes, I know it's early, but I set about doing it and now it's all sorted. I'm not normally a Halloween person but all the kids in the street come round doing 'trick or treat', so for this year I decided do something different.

I got all my supplies from Stampin' Up, I've signed up again so I can now take orders.

Milk Carton Die
Pumpkin Cardstock (A4)
Green Cardstock (A4)
Whisper White Cardstock (A4)
Halloween patterned paper pack

The sizzex die is the milk carton one, and when it says mini it sure is. Anyway, here is the process

After cutting out the boxes I added strips of patterned papers to the bottom of each box.

After folding all the sides in, I added tape to one edge

and the box was formed.

I just secure the base of the box with some tape.

To finish the box off, I cut some ghost with my Silhouette Cameo, I reduced them in size so they measure roughly 1".

I ended up making 20, which should be more than enough.

And a close up of one of the boxes, all I've got to do now is fill them.

Even though they are mini, measuring roughly 3" high and 1.25", there are very cute.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Trying to keep on top of things ...

Over the summer I've found it really hard to get into the mood to do any scrapbooking, not that to say that I haven't done any, it just has been taking me longer to finish each one and upload to the blog. So hopefully now that the school are back and we are starting to get back into everyday activities, I am hoping to be able to update my blog more regularly.

Proud - October Afternoon - Woodland Park - this was one of the layouts that didn't end up like I imagined and also one that I altered after I initially finish, altered well I added mist splatters and I liked it better.

The chevron ideas come from here, so easy and quick to do.

Product used: Studio Calico July 2012 Kit

3D Fun - 1st time in using a cameo cut has a background, a bit time consuming but worth it in the end.

Product Used - Studio Calico August 2012

Dragonfly - leaf die cut.

A close up of one of the dragonflies I found,

Product Used - Studio Calico August 2012

A quick and simple layout

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Studio Calico - Pop off the Page Class

Studio Calico have been producing monthly classes since the beginning of the year - each month focusing on a technique. This months class called 'Pop of the Page' and is all about layering techniques - something that I often struggle with. I look at my layouts and think 'it needs more' and when or even if I add it, I feel my layouts look 'too much', but then I look at other people layouts and think 'WOW - they have used more and it looks great' but has scrapbooking is all about individual tastes - I'm OK with what others are doing, but it doesn't do anyone any harm by learning some new techniques to add to my layouts.

So following the ideas from the class I did these two layouts.

So I've misted and stamped on the background, added hidden journalling behind the photo, fancy paperclip, i even embossed the vellum.

more flair button from Stash Panache

and then this one, a bit off the class instruction but I like how it has turned out.

Used a die-cut frame, which I enlarged so that I could add the photo at an angle.

Flair button is from findingnana

Friday, 7 September 2012

A few photos of my Summer

A few of the blogs that I follow have done a summery of their summer and I thought it was such a good idea, so here is mine.

So to start with me and James met Julie and Millie for lunch at TGI Fridays, which was really enjoyable.

went to the cinema - love that J love to go as well.

Gone 'au natural' feels really strange after such a long time, but slowly getting use to it again.

I know I didn't blog about my week in Sheringham, some might say same old, same old, but we love it.

I love just wandering along the beach,

watching J&J playing,

I didn't go into the sea this year, I felt it was too cold, but J&J managed it on more than one occasion.

Love watching the sun set over the sea.

Had a walk around the beautiful gardens at Priory Maze, which is about 10 minutes away from the sea front.

managed to photograph some beautiful dragonflies.

A day trip to Liverpool - a great city, we are planning of returning.

several trips to the Botanical Gardens

and before you know it the holiday are over and its back to School

Hope you like my little summery, I'll will be back with a few layouts soon.