Monday, 27 June 2011

Greatest Gift LO

Another 'just because' LO. I created this one during my first home-crop with two girls from work. They hadn't done much scrapbooking before and asked me to give them some pointers. It was good to have people I could share my hobby with and they have decided we should get together another day to do it all again. :) It did make me realise I have purchased a LOT of supplies over the last 5 years so I might need to go without any new purchases for a while.

Anyway, the LO just came together pretty easily and is of my and my dad on the day of my wedding.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Rock Star LO

I got a bit fed up with creating so many 1-photo LO's with flowers so I decided I wanted to try something different. This month's sketch at Stuck?! was perfect! The background spray is actually more purple in real life.

Here is the sketch:

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Challenge Heaven CC Blind Crop LO

Last night I took part in the Challenge Heaven June cyber-crop event which will be continuing all week. They started with a game of bingo and then provided instructions for a Blind Crop. I normally wait until all the instructions are up, sketch out the general design of the LO and then pick papers and embelishments to suit. Last night I decided to just go with the flow though and am actually pretty happy with the resulting LO.

It was fun to get my stamps out again. Those leaves have turned out to be so versatile. The two-colour title was due to the fact I had run out of green 'e's. :)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Teaching Suggestions and Advice Request

I have finally had a couple of friends express interest in joining me in my scrapbooking hobby, which has me tremendously excited as I think about being able to share projects, techniques, materials and tools with people. However, they have approached me to 'teach' them how to scrap and I have no idea how to proceed. As they are both very new to the hobby themselves they can't even give me any idea as to whether I should come up with a mini-class or simply display my LO's for inspiration or if I should just provide my materials and give advice as requested. Does anyone have any tips for making sure we have a good afternoon together?

Also, if you find you have some spare time this weekend feel free to stop by Challenge Heaven who are having a Day/Night themed cyber crop. Blind crop and bingo tonight, 4 challenges to come over the course of the weekend.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch - June #2

Do you ever have a LO that you work really hard on and you're loving the way it's turning out but then you stuff it up with the finishing touches? This was one of those LO's for me. I had spent a few nights working on it, carefully cutting out those roses and piecing it all together then finally went to do the journalling and totally ruined it! Hence the paint where I had to cover up the original writing and do it again. In the end I'm pretty happy with how the LO turned out.

This is my entry for Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch June #2. The wonderful sketch we had to work from for this week can be seen below if you want to give it a try yourself. I mixed up the English Rose and Dancing Jewel collections for the papers. I also used some Kaisercraft bling, rub-on and chipboard.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

She is Beautiful LO

So this is my first LO using the profession wedding photographer's work. It's for Once Upon A... Sketch,which always has a beautiful sketch and an extra journalling criteria attached. This time you had to write about a female and I chose to focus on my mum.

Papers are by Kaisercraft, I just love this Lilac Avenue collection of papers and the last time I used them was for a LO about my friend's wedding. I've used my favourite Pretty Paper Petals flowers as well as some of the stunning Scrapmatts chipboard.

Here is the sketch I had to work from. As you can see, I'm one of those boring people who doesn't really change the design too much. If you want to see what the really creative people can do check out the blog, they have an amazing design team and very talented followers.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

What a Memory! LO

This is a 'just because' LO, meaning I made it just because I could rather than for any particular challenge. It's the first time in a LONG time I've done that, but I just loved this photo so much and remembered I had the tiger paper and chipboard already sitting in my stash. The netting I picked up yesterday at Reverse Garbage along with some wonderful fabric samples which I'm hoping will come in handy in other projects.

I've also started working on creating a mini-album of our honeymoon, so I'm not sure how many LO's I'll have to share in the coming weeks until that is done.