Thursday, September 1, 2011

Scrap the Boys September Challenge

This month your challenge is to use household/family ephemera on your layouts. Now this can be anything from clothing labels, toy packaging, gift cards or cards from birthdays, ticket stubs etc....

and here is my take on the challenge. Luckily I had thrown all of Blake's clothing tags in a dish in my scrap room so when I read the brief I had the perfect excuse to use them. Not my normal style, really messy and I spilled a bottle of glimmermist all over my scrap desk while I was creating this. Aaaarrrrggghhhh Mr Hart, what a mess.

So head over here and make sure you upload your challenge by the end of the month. Good luck xxx


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Sneaky Peak

at the next challenge over at Scrap the Boys. It will be up tomorrow but don't forget to upload your images for this months challenge to be in the running for some awesome prizes by Scrapware and Handmade by Suzanne.

I'll be back tomorrow with the challenge for September and full reveal.

xx Deb

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Scrap the Boys Challenge


Is to use this inspiration image to inspire your layout, please remember that your layouts must be created solely for STB and can not be used for any other challenge.

and so this is what I came up with, I took inspiration from the colours and the stripes. Made it really easy to choose papers. Added some paint and doodling and it came together really easily.

There is a funny story behind the photos. We were camping at Pottsville with friends last September holidays and we found this little blow up boat and of course the kids wanted to use it straight away, we had no 12 volt pump so we pumped it up with a bike pump. Took us forever. Didn't even realise until we were done that the kids had no paddles, they were smart enough to go and get their sand shovels and use them.

and a close-up of some gorgeous goodies from A Lil' Somethin'. I picked up the tag and gorgeous flag from them a while ago. Love their handmade embellies. Hop over to their blog and check them out, each release is a different colour scheme.

That is it for my scrapping at the moment. Onto week two of my photography course, trying to complete all the projects so I have been a bit busy. My big boy and little girl are away on the National Capital Tour to Canberra at the moment. They are a bit excited, presently they are on their way up to the snow so a full day on the slopes tomorrow. First time Megs has ever seen the snow too. Hope she has a great time and doesn't fall over too many times.

So make sure you pop over and join in this month's challenge, I really love this one.

xx Deb

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A bit busy

Sorry I haven't been around much, have been busy with my photography and have just started a new course Love Your Camera II with Angie Baxter. It is very full-on, a project a day. I started late because I was in Geelong with the girl at Nationals for hip hop. By the way, they came fourth which is a huge effort, but missed out on selection to go to the World titles.

Anyways here are my first two - Self Portrait

Yeah I know, I cheated a bit, but I had to take the photo myself and closeups of my face is seriously scary.

And my second project - Explore

We had to take our camera somewhere different and the subject had to be something we hadn't photographed before. So I hit the shops and photographed this in a little homewares store. Am really thrilled with this one. So anyways that is what I'm up to. Still no scrapping but it will come ......... I hope............

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Scrap the Boys Challenge and a CT Call

This month your challenge is to use TAPE on your layout, this can be decorative tape, masking tape or even think outside of the square and make your own.
You also need to use PLAY in your title.

And here is my take on the challenge. I bought some of that awesome Tim Holtz tape a while back so had a great excuse to use it. I also used some of new/old favourites, those Making Memories magnetic alphas, love using stuff I have had forever.

Sooooo do you want to be on a great Creative Team?

Scrap The Boys CREATIVE TEAM Search!!!

That's right SCRAP THE BOYS are on the look out for some new members to join our Creative Team.

We have a few of the current CT staying on with us but are also looking for some talented ladies that are mums of boys and are looking to have some fun and share some inspiration with our readers!!!!

All you need to do to apply is...

* Enter the JULY Scrap The Boys Challenge and email me one BOY themed layout that best represents your style.

* Email me a short bio and a photo of yourself that you would be happy to see on the STB blog if you are chosen to be a CT member.

What is Required...

* You will be required to create one layout per month based on the challenge requirements.

* Vote on the monthly entries.

* Comment on as many entries as you can.

* Promote Scrap The Boys on your blog, FB or online sites where allowed.

Scrap the Boys is such a wonderful, inspirational blog, so make sure you get your applications in.

xx Deb

Friday, June 17, 2011

Meeting some new girls

We are so lucky to have a fantastic Scrapbooking Expo in Brissie every June Queen's birthday long weekend. Girls travel from all over Australia to come, they always have fab teachers and classes and it so nice to meet scrapper's that I talk to online and catch up with those ladies I only get to see once a year or so.

I got there really early on Saturday morning and first up I had Louise Nelson's class. We did a double layout, of course I didn't finish it, but the reason I took the class was to learn some of Lou's awesome techniques. She is one of my fave scrappers and does some awesome art inspired layouts. So not me, but I am going to push myself a bit harder to use some more mixed media on my layouts.

I had a quick look around and met up with these lovely ladies from The Boxx -

Leanne Jago, Belinda Lowe (BB), Mary Bennetts, Annette Edmonds, Kim Ewins and Noelene Fairweather. I have spent a weekend scrapping with Leanne and Belinda, but it was lovely to meet the three girls from Orange, NSW and Noelene. OMGoodness, Mary, Annette and Kim were so lovely and exactly as I pictured them. What a hoot!!!!! I so wish they lived closer, these girls are so much fun, I would love to spend some scrappy time with them.

Elise came in in the arvo and we caught up for afternoon tea with the girls again and Donna from Rocky and shared all our purchases for the day.

Then it was back to the Mantra to meet up with Lauren Boase, Kat Glossop, Nic Pomeroy, Georgia Keays, Tatum Woodrooffe, Nat May, Lou Nelson and Sonia Thommasen. We all headed down to South Bank for a quick feed of Mexican then a coffee and dessert.
It was so lovely catching up with everyone again, these girls are all so awesome. I wish we all lived closer.

xx Deb

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrap the Boys June Challenge


All you need to do is use the colours below to create your layout, you can use small amounts of black for doodling, journaling, inking etc as long as it does not take away from these colours...

You have until 11.59 June 30th to link your entries to this post, please remember to link to the post you have your image in.


and here is my layout, lots of fun, lots of red (so typically me) and lots of mixed alphas.

I would love to see you join in this month, it's a really easy challenge and open to your interpretation.