Thursday, April 26, 2007

100 POSTS!!

Just updating with some more layouts. These first three were done for the Chook Scraps cyber crop last weekend.

This first layout was done for challenge had to use a frame with something either round or square on it...I used buttons to make my frame. Plus one or more paper clips and two or more photos. I also took inspiration from one of the sketches at Sketches Oz

For the second challenge you had to use a combination of two of the three primary colours. I had this fantastic pack from Scrap Therapy that I hadn't used yet...I love how this layout turned out. Usually I steer away from bright layouts but this one was a lot of fun.

For this layout we had to feature the number two...we also had to scraplift another Chook Scraps member. I chose to scraplift a LO of Frans that I have always loved Child. Fran...thanks for the inspiration!

This last LO is the next entry in Scrap Idol at my local scrapbook store. I am not overly happy with it as I feel it's missing something...but it's due in today so it will have to do.
So there you have 100th post...I really should have done something more exciting for tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More to Share

Just a few of my recent layouts......

Monday, April 16, 2007

More Scrap Jacking

I have had another go an Eric's LO this time trying an exact jack of it. I was surprised at how fast this all came together, and although it's not my usual style I am really happy with how it turned out.

Be sure to get on over to Aussie Scrapjacked and check out some of the gorgeous LO's that have been entered.

Movie Quiz

Mark with an X those you have seen
(x)Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
() Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
() Airplane
Total: 6

(x) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x)50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 13

() Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
(x) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 15

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 21

(x) Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(x) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 26

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
() Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong
Total so far: 32

(x ) A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
(x) Surviving X-mas
(x) Flubber
Total so far: 37

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 40

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
() Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
() Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 47

(x) Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
() Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 54

(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 61

( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
() Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz–Original
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
() The Terminator 3
Total so far: 69

(x) X-Men
() X2
() X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 77

( ) Swimfan
() Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin
Total so far: 79

() Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
() Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 82

( ) BASEketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 84

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
() Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 86

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
() Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
Total so far: 90

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
( )Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 100

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 106

(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
(x) Animatrix
() Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
() Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
TOTAL: 111

Supposedly if you score more than 89 you have no life...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Deck Of Me Weeks 6 - 14

I got a little behind on the challenges that Emily throws down to us every week. Yesterday though I got inspired and I finally got myself caught up (as well as covered in paint, glitter, embossing powder, glue and microbeads).

Here they are in order....

Week 6 - Love

For this card I used a photo of Crockett and I on our wedding day and one of my favorite quotes "For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."

Week 7 - Shoes - Theres Always a Story

I have used a photo of Lollys feet that I altered the colours of in photoshop. I then made an overlay with the "NO SHOES" out of a sheet of OHT. The journalling on the back reads.."I am not a big fan of fact I only own 6 pairs of shoes. Two pairs of crocs..a pair of thongs..a pair of sneakers and two pairs of boots. Give me the freedom of bare feet any day!!"

Week 8 - Who (or What) You Miss

Who I miss....easy....I miss my mum and dad. The journalling reads " Even though we haven't lived near each other for well over 10 years..not a day passes where I don't miss you both. You are both always in our thoughts and dreams...and each day we count down until we see you again!

Week 9 - Inspired By...

The journalling reads "I recently had the oppourtunity to attend a workshop run by Lance Anderson from Rusty Pickle. I came away with my head full of ideas and new techniques I wanted to try. So Lance Anderson I was inspired by...U." I have used some of the leftovers from the workshop on the card.

Week 10 - Note To Self

I had a lot of fun with this card...playing with paint and embossing powder to get the grungy look I was after. The journalling is pretty easy to read on this card.

Week 11 - Your Initial

Again I tried different ways to use paint on the card. I stuck a lot of letter "s" stickers on the card and painted over it...I let the whole thing partially dry...peeled off the stickers and wiped a dry sponge over the card. The journalling on the back gives the origin of my name.

Week 12 - I Believe

The journalling reads "I believe that these two goofy girls hold the keys to my heart and to our future. I believe that I am lucky to have the chance to be their mum.

Week 13 - Whats On My Mind-

I covered the back of this card with some Michael Miller fabric before I stamped it. The journalling reads. "I know that in a few short months we will be back on the same soil again. I can't wait!"

Week 14 - Birds

For this card I stitched the flourishes on the bird, and on the back I have used a picture from an old childrens book and painted over the whole thing with a thined out brown paint. The jouranlling reads " I'm not sure why but lately I find myself drawn to bird images. Maybe it has something to do with wanting to out of this deep, dark place I am in at the moment. Who knows, but these birds sure are cute!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Aussie Scrapjack

I finally got around to doing my layout for the Aussie Scrapjack challenge. This months jackee is Erica Glover and her gorgeous Heart & Soul layout. I altered it a little to suit this photo of Lolly that I had taken with another layout in mind. I managed to get the look I was going for by incorporating both. LOL. I altered the photo in photoshop to give it that textured paper look before printing it.

I also got my layout finished for the latest round of Scrapbook Idol at Scraps To Share. This round we had to use a Becky Higgins double page layout sketch and 4 to 6 photos.....I do not find double page layouts easy and this layout took me all day to complete.

Today I plan on starting the challenges I have already set over at Chook Scraps this month. I tend to get a little slack with these...I set them and then go off scrapping other stuff instead. Eeek! I also want to catch up on my Deck Of Me cards that Emily Falconbridge is challenging us to.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Zoo Goes Wild

Saturday saw the Castle Zoo visiting the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Crockett, the girls and I got up early and set off, making a few stops along the way. It has been a long, long time since we visited the Gardens...Boo was just a baby and Lolly barely remembers. They had a blast...looking for lizards (and snakes) in the gardens, and eels in the lake. We saw lots of birds and plenty of interesting plants. They had a hard time leaving all the seeds and leaves they found...these girls take after Crockett and are serious scavengers while we are out and about. I got a chance to play a bit more with my new I apologize for all the pics that are to follow.

The Bliss of Chocolate Bunnies

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Thursday, April 05, 2007


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why Women Rule The World

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Scrappy Show and Tell

Just a few layouts to share.....

I love this one of Crockett and Lolly. The photo was take at the recent wedding of a friends. Lolly asked Crockett to dance with her and for once he obliged. The papers are from the Rusty Pickle Princess Bride collection.

Another letter for Lolly....

A quick fun layout of Boo trying to get a drink from a water fountain...
These next three layouts were my first contribution for the Chook Scraps design team....