Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wooohooo I might get published

I am so very excited. On Friday I submitted a coffee filter album that I had made to Scrapbooking Memories. I couldn't believe when that afternoon I received a yes email from them for it to be published. There is no guarantee yet that it will be published, but I sent it off yesterday for them to look at. I am absolutely thrilled. Yipeeeeeee. I have never been published before, and my goal was to be published before I turn 30. So I might just have achieved that goal (yay for me). Anyway it is their policy that all images of the album be removed from blogs and galleries so I can't show it to you. However I will definitely let the world know when and if it is going to be published. SOOOOOOO EXCITING.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Underpants Monsters

Well here they are. My two little angels or should I say monsters. Imagine my surprise when I heard two (cute) little growling voices standing behind me saying "we are coming to get you mummy". Furthermore, imagine my surprise when I turned around and I saw two little Underpants Monsters standing there. I almost had to change my underpants I laughed so hard. Serves me right for leaving the washing folded up on the bed I guess. Anyway I thought it was a photo opportunity that I just could not pass up. I still giggle looking at these photos.

Take care

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mail Art

Mail art is essentially making your own decorated post card to give to someone special. Below is my first ever attempt at mail art. It was inspired by a stamping class over at 123 scrapbook.

I think it turned out ok. I wanted to try my hand at something a bit more vintage. I am not sure if I totally pulled it off, but I still like the result.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Well today I made my first attempt at inchies for a swap over at SM. For those who don't know what an inchie is (lord knows I didn't until very recently), an inchie is a 1 x 1 inch piece of cardboard or chipboard decorated however you want. I really enjoyed making these, as they are simple and quick, and you don't have to think too hard about them. For me they are just a bit of fun to be had. My inchies are very simple compared to some of them out there, but i still think they turned out okay. I hope the recipient likes them too.

Take care

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Craft Bits and Bears Weekly Challenge

I was fortunate enough this week to set the weekly challenge over at CBB. The criteria was 1) Black and White photo 2) lace 3) pale green. Below is the layout that i made for this challenge. It is of my wonderful brother-in-law holding his new baby girl (my utterly gorgeous niece Ella).

In this layout, i did some hand stitching, some embossing and some stamping. I also scrunched up so paper and used some Tim Holtz Distress ink, to make some vintage looking paper. Below is a better view of the journalling and stitching on the layout.

I had a lot of fun making this layout. I hope you like it.

Take care

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I won I won

I am so thrilled. I won a couple of challenges from the Craft Bits and Bears September Cybercrop.

The winners were

Challenge 1: Renee (that's me)
Challenge 2: Renee and Penny
Challenge 3: Janet

And the major prize went to the amazing Jay.

I am so excited I can't wait for my goodies to arrive in the mail. I just thought I would share that little bit of exciting new with everyone.

Take care

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beach Babes

I thought I would share photos of Kayla and Emily all dressed up like little beach babes. My Mum bought the girls these blue rashy's, and as soon as they put them on they thought that they were the bee's knees. Problem was getting them off them again.

So here is my first little beach babe Kayla:

and of course my second little beach babe Emily, this photo features in one of my CBB cybercrop layouts:

They are such cutie pies aren't they.

Take care