Monday, October 31, 2011

His Passion

My eldsest son spent year away at university studying a double degree in PE Teaching and Psychology. He worked hard leading up to the HSC to get the UAI needed for the course and I was so proud of him for reaching his goal.
However, it was not quite as he thought it would be and after a year of being quite unhappy he moved back home to work out what to do next. I guess what we want most for our children is to see them happy and finding a profession they love. He has now started a chef's apprenticeship locally and loves it! I hope this new direction works for him.
My layout for SCRAP THE BOYS this month is about his change in career direction.
The criteria for October was to use homemade embellishments on your layout so I made three little flags out of the patterned paper.
Love the way the texture paste looks on this layout!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Challenges

At the beginning of each month I make a list of the online challenges I'd like to take part in. The list is always quite long as there are so many great sites out there!
At the end of the month I am lucky to have completed one or two! I'm not sure where time goes.
This month I managed to get the Kraft It Up! challenge completed and went with the monochromatic theme to create this layout of Matt's 21st.

I also found time to play along with one of the STUCK sketches for October. 

I came up with this interpretation of the sketch. I used tissue paper for the larger circle and a stamp for the smaller one. Change the location of the journalling as what I wanted to say wouldn't fit! 

I am madly trying to complete two more before the end of the month (that's tomorrow!!!) Best get back to them!!
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Girly Grunge

The style this week at Scrapboutique's Passion 4 Fashion  is Grunge. I do grunge on so many of my layouts that I decided to mix it up and make it feminine at the same time.
Love this photo of my gorgeous niece Lauren taken at her Dad's recent wedding, it is hard to believe she is only 14!
The additional criteria was to use at least one stamp on the layout and while searching for something to go with this layout I came across this little Fancy Pants circle stamp! I am in love with this stamp, definitely a new favourite!
Thanks for dropping by! Hope you are having a great weekend and that the weather where you are is as glorious as it is here!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 5 @ Passion for Fashion

The fashion style for Week 5 of the Passion for Fashion challenge at SCRAPBOUTIQUE is casual. To me casual means my favourite denim jeans so I used a distressed blue background on my layout and kept the lines unstructured and the whole design casual in feel.
The extra criteria this week was to use a non scrapping item on your page and I managed to bribe Joseph to give me one of his wrist bands (the topic of the layout) to include on my page.
Love using mists with templates and adding extra dimension with stamps. I made this brick template out of a sheet of cardboard. It doesn't give as neat a finish as the manufactured ones but that adds to its appeal for me!
Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Passion 4 Fashion - Western!

The fashion style at the Scrapboutique Passion 4 Fashion competition this week was Western (or Country) with earthy tones, natural fibres and tough, strong and manly lines being the brief.
And this is my interpretation of Western.
I seem to be using tissue paper, crafter's workshop stencils and paint or mist on most of my layouts at the moment!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Finally updating!!

The past week or so has been hectic and I have neglected to post my recent layouts! We were away for the first part of the school holidays at my brother's wedding in the Hunter Valley. A beautiful location for a wedding and a fabulous time was had by all. I wish he and Tracey many happy years together.

I completed this layout for Color Combos Galore #210. This was the inspiration board:
My layout features photos of my brother on stage in a local musical he recently took part in. He played the part of an Italian Waiter and sang the classic by Joe Dolche 'Whats-a Matter You' - which is the title of the layout. It was such a fun night and when I saw the colours in this pallete I knew they were perfect for these photos.
My other share is a layout which I completed for Week 3 of the Passion for Fashion competition at Scrapboutique. The theme for this week was Conservative with pastel colours and soft lines. Very different from my usual style so definitely a challenge.
The layout is about my Aunty Nea, my mum's sister, who is an amazing lady! Her husband, my Uncle Neville had a long battle with Parkinson's disease and I admire the way she helped him through the difficult times so this layout is a tribute to her!
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