Sunday, June 27, 2010

What's been happening!

Wow what a couple of weeks. We were struck down with a horrible, horrible flu. Every time I thought I was getting better, the next day I would feel miserable again. Poor little Emily then got an ear infection, so some yummy antibiotics for her. Kayla and Matt managed to miss the bulk of it thank goodness. But we are all well again and ready to get back into some creativeness.

My computer also had a meltdown. I guess I overworked it with all my demands lol. But hubby is going to kindly let me use his computer, so it is all good. Now I just have to learn how to share with him and not load his computer up too much with all of my things lol.
Needless to say there hasn't been much scrapping going on of late. So I don't really have too much to show you except this little Kaisercraft door hanger I have made for my niece.

It uses the gorgeous new wood flourishes that Kaisercraft have released. Very yummy indeed.

What else has been happening in the Ludlow household? We got Kayla's very first school report....and she is doing very well. Her reading and maths are both at "above grade level" and she is in a little group of kids in her class that are getting extension work for their reading. Cool hey! Very proud Mummy here. But what I am most proud of is that her report card stated that her manners, ability to take turns, share and co-operation is at an "above grade level". I put a lot of value in the academic side of school, but I think it is equally important for a child to be polite, helpful and kind. So very, very pleased. Well that is about it really. We have all been just relaxing and recuperating here. Hopefully the creativity will start flowing again and I will have some more things to show you soon.

Until then
Take care

Monday, June 14, 2010

That's all folks!

Lots to show today. I can finally share with you my last projects from my Kaisercraft year! Well I still have one more to share, but it hasn't been put on the blog yet so you will just have to wait for that one lol.

First up are a couple of layouts using Le Chateau and Konstrukt.

This was Kayla when she was just a wee baby of 3 months old. The photo was taken at her naming ceremony with her Nanna and Poppy. Wow how the time has flown!

I won't lie, I did struggle with the Konstrukt layout a little bit. I didn't know what I would do with those boyish papers. But in the end I decided to go with a school theme, and tried to make it a little bit girly. Not quite sure whether I achieved this or not though lol. Our big school girl, how grown up does she look!

Next is a couple of quick gift boxes using Konstrukt and Hey Birdie.

These are both cut from the Pazzles Inpspiration.

And a quick card using the Hey Birdie range as well. This really is such an easy range to work with.

A few posts back I showed an alphabet chart that I made for Miss Emily using the Utopia range (find it here).

Well I got a little bee in my bonnet and decided to make one for my niece as well using the Hey Birdie range. The design is the same, just a different range.

So that is it!
Thank you to everyone who has been stopping by and leaving me such wonderful comments lately. I love reading them, and it makes the blogging I do feel worthwhile.
I will try and get back to all your blogs and leave you some love too soon.:)

Thank you all for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Winding Down

So the end of my Kaisercraft year has finally arrived. I finished my final Kaisercraft project off this morning :( It is sad to say good bye to this wonderful team, I have had such an amazing time. And the products.....well they were always a pleasure to work with. I feel so blessed to have met so many new friends who I may not have otherwise met.

Ali, Mel and Al, you were all a delight to work for. You are three of the most beautiful women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Gorgeous, gorgeous ladies.

So with this being my final week on the Kaisercraft blog (feel free to stop by and say hi), I will have a few show and tells for you.

Today I can share with you a couple of pieces of wall art I made using the yummy Hey Birdie and Le Chateau collections.
This first piece is a canvas using the delightful Kaisercraft Leaf Album and Hey Birdie collection. When I was preparing to start work on this as a mini album, I noticed that when it was layered together it looked like a rose. So I instead decided to make in into a little canvas for my scrap space.

My fascination and addiction for making something to display didn't stop there however. I then carried on to make this little project using the Kaisercraft Accordian Frames and the Le Chateau range.

I love the way this turned out, and I am thinking now I will get a few more packs of these accordian frames and make an even bigger one.

So with Kaisercraft winding down, where to next. Well never fear I will still be creating. In fact this lovely book arrived on my doorstep yesterday and there are a few little projects in there that are begging to be made. Plus lots more scrapbooking and beyond the paging to be done:)

I will be back soon though with some more Kaisercraft creations.
Until then take care

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ella lives here!

I am loving playing with all of Kaisercrafts latest releases. I am particularly fond of Hey Birdie and Jungle Bug. These are two of the cutest little ranges. Not to mention the specialty fantastic are they.

I did have a layout from both ranges to show you, but my Hey Birdie layout has been picked up by Scrapbooking Memories (yay me). It feels like I haven't submitted for a while, so it was great to receive one of those acceptance emails. I still get a thrill each time I see a layout in print. I don't think that will ever change lol.

I do have my Jungle Bug layout to share though.
This little cutie-pie is my niece Ella. She turned a big two years old recently. How the time has flown by. Don't you just love her little chubby legs. She is such a sweetie.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week. Kayla's kindergarten class is hosting the school assembly tomorrow morning, and apparently they are singing songs and putting on a play. I can't wait for that!

I will be back soon with some more creations.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Something a bit different

Hello everyone out there in blogland:)

How have you all been? My blog has been a little bit neglected this past week, but I have been busy creating for my final month at Kaisercraft. Nothing much I can show you just yet though.

A follow up from my last post, the trampoline arrived safe and sound and it has been assembled. Unfortunately however it rained a lot of the weekend so all the girls could do was look at their trampoline through the was so sad looking at their little faces. I would have let them out to have a play on it when the rain had stopped, but they both still have a nasty cough from the cold they had the other week, so I thought it best if they avoided being damp. Yesterday was the first time they could really enjoy it....and they did!

We spent the weekend watching movies and staying warm. We made the mistake of venturing out to the shops just to get out of the house (and to stop the girls looking at their trampoline) This was a BIG mistake. Everyone else had the same idea and it took what seemed like hours (okay it was probably only 15 minutes) to get a car park.

After coming home and warming up again, I then decided I would tackle a new project. I had seen this class Draw me...please by Lorraine Vidler on the @Home site and knew that I just had to give it a go. Painting, drawing, stitching....who wouldn't want to give that a try. So with pencils, paint and thread ready, I set out on my self portrait adventure. I loved the whole process of this class, and it felt wonderful to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new. So for my end result:

What do you think? I need a bit more practice, but for my first attempt I am pretty happy with it. Kayla has already put in her request for one too. So you will probably see some more of these little creations soon:)

I hope you all have a fabulous week