Sunday, June 27, 2010

Elle's Studio and a cute card

I made this cute house card by tracing a maya road chipboard album as a template the mid section I just turned the house upside down and left the roof off.then just scored it on the edges and folded in three.I made this for a challenge over a the last LSBS cybercrop.
Remember the mini album and fridge magnets below?
Well they got featured on the Elle's studio blog - how exciting is that :D
just thought I would share - there was some great other teachers pressies also
- worth checking out - the link is on my side bar ;)
Thanks for popping by and hope you had a fab weekend

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tigers and Elephants :D

Mummy is so proud of you two gorgeous boys - today was your first dance concert and your were the cutest little Tiger and Elephant is the room :) although there were a few tears at first (from you two), some stage fright (which lead to an impromptu game if musical statues -even if no one else was playing) once your nerves settled you got your groove on:)
In the finale Corey you stole the show taking it upon yourself to go right to the front of the stage and flash your gorgeous smile,clap your hands,shake your bootie and everyone loved it - Mummy had tears of pride and was so happy you both had lots of fun :D It was a hoot!
Can't wait to scrap this one - Mwah Mumma xxx

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

For Me or you????

I made the following OTP using a small shadow box photo frame adding a few little touches - old book page I found for 50cents at the local markets,prima packaging and some gorgeous products from prima,Elle's studio, October Afternoon and American Crafts :) I just love the prima packaging as much as I love their products :) and it suited the saying so much -too cute...
Adding a few cute butterfly punches from scrap paper....

...the end result a cute littl OTP topped off by inking the frames edges :)
Now should I keep it for myself or let someone else enjoy it???
Thanks for all the lovely messages about the DT position for Who's that Girl- stay tuned for the first challenge:) Thanks for popping by

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Some exciting news...

I made the DT for Who's That Girl a challenge blog in the States :D so excited and congrats to the rest of the girls who made it also and a huge thanks to Jesscia for giving me the opportunity to play along :)
Who's That girl is a challenge blog that focuses on telling the story all about you so I hope you will pop on over to the site and join me in some of the challenges - can't wait to get started :)

I have done a couple of the challenges over at Savvys' cybercrop this weekend so far I have completed Kerryn and Emma's challenges above is my take on Kerryn's challenge - the crop runs until thurs so plenty of time to pop over and check out the challenges and have some fun.

Off to Miss Jasmine's 1st birthday today - should be fun and more photo op's :)
Have a great day everyone , thanks for popping by Melxxx

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pride :)

I have discovered a challenge blog called Who's that girl ( by blog surfing over at Diana Fisher's Blog - who's work is just great ( it's a challenge blog for projects all about you with some great ideas and the current challenge is to do LO about a proud moment - well here is mine - the moment I realised I am ok following my own footprints...pretty heavy I know but I have done a lot of hard yards to get here so it deserve a LO I think :)
Hope you like it-have an awesome weekend and thanks for popping by

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray...

and they all sang Happy Birthday(love play school songs)...well I am officially another year older and have been spoilt by my boys, folks, sister, Nephew and friends - one lucky gal.
I got a lovely knitted jumper from the boys (hand picked by yours truly), a bottle of my fav perfume from the boys and my parents, my sister made me a lovely card and my friend Ally dropped by with the cutest package (scrap goodies,funky necklace and the cutest apron -love baking and this one is super cute) not to mention I spoilt myself and caved a got a pandora bracelet...
I also got some scrapping in - the LO is not finished so I thought in keeping with the birthday theme I will show you some number cards I made for the LSBS CC last weekend....really happy with this lot especially considering cards are not usually my thing - getting better at them though :)
Why not head on over to Scrapbook Savvy for their CC this weekend it's birthday themed so very appropriate and the challenges so far are awesome - off to do some scrapping now
thanks for popping by, Melxxx

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Teachers Pet ;)

You would have to agree if you were a teacher and received one of the following gifts you would have a new teachers pet - lol
I made the following mini album using 5 Journaling tags from Elle's Studio - love there stuff it's lush and these Journaling tags come in bright,sweets,boys and gals colours and therefore it would be easy to recreate this cute little mini for anyone or any theme :) this one was actually made for my friend who is having twins and she has a little gal already, it's small enough (4x4)for her to keep in her bag and has room for individual pics of the bub's and also a family pic :)
It's easy peasy to make simply cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock 4inches wide and then score at 4 and 8 inches across so you have three panels.
Then choose your journal tag and cut out centre panel(the bit you would normally write on), then use DST to adhere this to a transparency sheet to form your photo "window", make sure you place your DST flush with the edge of the journaling tag edge, I backed mine with dotted swiss bazill and then adhered this to the centre of each of each of the marked panels.

I then stuck some cute word stickers on the top of each frame, folded in the panels and wrapped a ribbon around the outside so it can stay tied together - I stuck another journal tag on the front and tied some string and a button for decoration, added more word stickers and there you have it. A cute as mini album which makes a perfect present for someone having a bub, a brag book for a new grandma or a gift for your little ones teacher at the end of the year:)

Whilst I was on a role I started making these for my boys child care teachers for the end of the year.... once again I basically did the same as above but this time cut the panels and added my own flowers - the one on the right I made from fabric and cardstock as well as some prima packaging :)

Cut out the centre of your journal tag, adhere to transperancy ,mat on some cardstock and then the final step to transform it into a cute little gift is adding a funky little embellishment or some word stickers etc and magnet to the back and you have a cute little fridge magnet.

You could easily change it up a bit with different colours and embies especially if there are some male teachers, didn't take too long to make once I had all my supplies ready and they are super cute....
I am going to have a giveaway.... recreate and make your own journal tag fridge frame and I will pick one winner at random for a cute RAK including a pack of Elle's Studio Journal tags - who wants to join in the fun??? I will leave it open til the end of the month and draw a winner at random just link back here so I can check out your creations.
thanks for dropping by

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's a numbers game...

I have been busy scrappin up a storm over at the Little Scrapbook Shop's June Cybercrop - It's all about numbers and I have completed all the challenges :) best of all I have used up some numbers and this is something I don't usually do well. Head on over to check out the challenges you have until midnight Monday to get your entries in...

This Lo had to have details about the year you were born - I have already done a similar one for me so I did the boys :) for this one....

This one was set by Tara and you had to use your favourite number as inspiration - my lucky number is 7 and I don't really know why -it just is :0 - maybe it's because it's odd lol

More to come during the week, hope your all staying warm.
thanks for dropping by

Friday, June 11, 2010

sugary sweet :)

Well the munchkins and myself have had the lurgy of late and being couped up inside with the rain what is better than having fun when you're not feeling one hundred percent so I called on my childhood memories and a magazine recipe I saw the day before ;) and decided to make octopus biscuits and smiley faces with the boys :) Ok so maybe not a great idea to load the kiddies up on sugar when they can't go outside but they loved it so much and apart from that, they mixed the icing, laughed, pulled some funny faces and overall had a blast and it was easy as a few snakes, a few smarties, jelly beans, banana lollies, plain biscuits(or bibi's as Corey calls them) and some icing and off you go....
These cards are for some cute little ladies who are having birthdays in the coming weeks - I cheat a little sometimes - I buy cheap packs of five cards from Big W (they have cute sayings and if I don't get a chance to cover them I have a cute card in the house) and then cover them with a mini LO...
It works for me and plus I don't have a scorer - honestly I think I am the most tool deprived scrapper around but it's not a huge problem as I seem to get by just fine :)
I have used some super cute products including Elle's studio Journal tags and cardstock(who buy the way have now got a stack of digi stuff you can buy and then print yourself - great thing is you have an endless supply of tags in your puter - for a journalling junkie like moi it's heaven!),Bella Bvd, Cosmo cricket ribbon BG and MM alpla's and AC thickers - some old stash some new and voila cute cutes in minutes :)
Loving bright colours and sugary sweetness, thanks for dropping by

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Security blanket???

OMG I am having serious withdrawls from the dummy -
it's not funny I took the dummy off Corey the weekend after Easter -
he then got sick the next week so I caved and gave it back (he was seriously distressed)
he only ever had it for his day and night sleep initially but then when I gave it back he wanted it all day everyday, then I accidentally forgot to take it to kindy for him and he didn't muck up so I thought if you don't need it there well you wont need it here - whats that famous quote from Pretty Woman "Big Mistake - HUGE" well ever since it has been a battle of the wills - I know where he gets his stubborn determined streak from that's for sure....but seriously he has turned into a tantrum throwing crazy kid and I think I need the dummy just to get through - hence the LO Your security blanket or mine???
I am determined it's gone for good so wish me luck for no more caving....
I have to say it is also slowly weening me of my little baby as the only hint of a baby left in
our house is nappies and wipes :'(
that's it for now, thanks for popping by Melxx

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

feeling a little arty

I know I have posted this one before but I am going to start an Art journal and thought it was an appropriate pic to go with my post - do any of you keep and art journal? where did you start? What do you include - I loved doing Art at school I did 3 unit for the HSC and still have my projects so am looking forward to escaping again.

On this project I have used American crafts thickers, American Crafts ribbon, Mesh, paint, felt, handmade transparency, tim holtz journal ticket, Elle's studio Journal card,Heidi grace paper,Prima canvas tag, making memories mini alpha's, thread and buttons.

So wish me luck as I go forth and get my hands dirty :)

A huge thanks to the girls who have offered to donate some stash from reading my previous post :) your true gems xxx

Oh another quick question if you were going to sell some stash (I mean good stuff) would you do it on your blog, ebay or somewhere else? On the flip side would you buy stash from these places?

thanks gals Melxxx

Sunday, June 6, 2010

shout out for a fantastic cause

OK gals so this one is very close to my heart - as most of you know Corey was born 15weeks premmie and what some may not know is that I spent the first 14 weeks of his life sitting beside him in the NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)watching him grow and journalling his and my day in these books above - the scrapper inside got the better of me so I prettied up the front a bit and the insides as well but the main and most important thing is it was totally theraputic as well as I know have a recolection of that time and so will Corey - the nurses have written him messages inside, his little nicu buddies(or their Mummy's) have as well and I have also got photos and a few otehr bits and pieces going on in there :)

Well another Mum who has been through a similar experience (although a much sadder time :( after losing her precious daughter) and then having beautiful twins and spending time in NICU has set up a site on facebook and is making the journals a little prettier and then donating them to the hospitals in NSW. Here is the link to her facebook page!/yasminahsgiftofhope

Rebecca is doing this all in her own time and with no funding so I am sending a shout out to all my scrapping buddies who might have excess stash or the heart to give some stash way to such a worthwhile cause to visit the facebook page or send me an email and I will be glad to pass on your stuff to Rebecca if you like - I know postage is a killer and these would be donations from the heart but it is such a lovely cause and one that I honestly know will be appreciated by so many families.I ahve sent some of my stash along to help out and will be having a day of making tags and journals with a bunch of crafty friends soon - any donation big or small, old or new, doesn't matter what theme - doesn't even have to be all baby stuff as Rebecca is willing to use it all :)
You can email me by clicking on my profile or leave your email addy and i will send you an email with the address...thanks again, MWAH :)
Love Melxx

Saturday, June 5, 2010

vintage giveaway:)

Thought I would pop this give away up on my blog as I have been using some vintage tid bits of late and Lil Red Rocket has some fun and funky vintage findings plus a giveaway to boot :)
they also have a sale on at the moment over at etsy so go check it out you might just find the perfect vintage find for your next project :)
the link to the yummy giveaway is
Have a fun weekend Melxxx

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sunny days - Long gone

Thought I would share a Summery Lo today since its so cold here in the Gong....winter really is settling in and the rain looks like its going no where in a hurry...
This pic was taken on Australia Day at the foreshore in Wollongong - the boys had so much fun looking at all the rides and playing around - I mixed it up with a few vintage finds and a bit of Sass and Scenic route.
The blue ink above the pic is just done by rubbing your ink pad across the dotted swiss bazill ever so slightly - love the look....

Do you mix old and new where do you find your vintage tid bits???
stay warm gals and thanks for dropping by