Archive | January 2012

“Just Dog Gone Cute!”

You know sometimes when you just feel like doing something else! Well that is me atm! Totally loving my scrap booking but need to have a go at something else other than paper! I really can’t be bothered starting a big sewing project but I thought I would love to do another long stitch! I haven’t done one for years! I found there wasn’t a lot available in Lincraft and Spotlight and I haven’t had a chance to look elsewhere! I did a Google search and came across Needle Graphics in NSW online! they have all sorts of embroidery projects!!

As you can see I couldn’t resist this darling project with three cute little Jacks! I had to get it !ย  I just need to find a frame and I think I have one but will be getting into it shortly!!ย  this project definitely won’t become a UFO (Un- Finished Object!) lol!!

Will keep you posted on my progress!!

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri x

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“Project life – Week 4 Janauary 22nd-28th!”

This layout is our Week 4 of January! I decided on a single 12×12 layout this week as I have done an extra couple of layouts to add to my 365 album this week also!

I was sitting up watching the tennis last night and I was determined to get this last challenge from our CC finished! I used Donna’s puzzle challenge as the inspiration for this one! You had to have a flower, button, bow and a rectangle journal block on your layout!

I sprayed the Choc Chip card stock with some Marshmallow Glimmer mist and I didn’t have to add much else!!

There seemed to be a few new items that found their way here this week, a puss trying to keep cool and a great pic of the boys all together!!

January is gone already and one more month of Summer to go!! School goes back here in Victoria this week so my hols are over and have to get back into routine!!

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri

“Couple More CC Layouts!”

Today I finished off a couple more challenge for our CC this weekend!ย  The boys aren’tย  here till tmorrow so I have used the bit of extra spare time I have had this weekend!!

This first one is Leah’s NEW challenge;ย  to scrap about something new so I decided to scrap about my NEW Scrap Space I have created!

My next layout was Heather’s great sketch and I used these Pics of the boys up at my sister’s last weekend!

Above is Heather’s sketch to use as inspiration and below is my interpretation!

I masked the border instead of sewing it and I used smaller pics and used male themed embellies!

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri x

“Becci’s Journaling Challenge!”

I had a scrap today and really enjoyed making this layout of a great pic I took of my boys in Geelong!! I think it’s the angle of the photograph and it is an extra lo for my 365 album!!

I used Becci’s journaling challenge over at our CC as my inspiration, and it was great to do a bit more journaling than I do! Her challenge was to scrap about someone and what your Wish for them for 2012 and journal at least 100 words!

I love this photo of my boys and I wanted it too have a grungy/boy feel to it! I did some distressing, masking and used some Jumbo eyelet, bakers twine and some stickers!

I had these large shipping tags left over from some swaps so I used them to make a little concertina book to hold my journaling!!ย  I adhered it to my layout with some Velcro and just tied it together with some twine! It can be undone and read!

The journaling is very heartfelt and this is what I wrote if you would like to read it!!

Cody and Jayden, I can’t believe you are turning 15 & 20 this year! In 2012 you are growing into wonderful young men and I am so proud of you both!ย 

Jayden, another year of Home School is about to start and I know you will thrive and be ready for Yr 10 next year. You have had a few obstacles to overcome but you have come through them! I know being the youngest isn’t always easy, but you have a great big brother who will always be there for you!

Cody, I know it hasn’t been easy trying to get you ‘L’ plate hrs up but you are getting there, I know you are ready to take the next step and apply to join the Police Force. I know you will succeed with you chosen career path! Cody you are the oldest and JJ knows you will be there for him!

My Wish for you both in 2012 is to shine and do your best, whatever is thrown your way this year and through your lives. You both give me so much strength and there is no other job in this world I wold rather have than be your mother! You know you have my love and support always!!

Love Mum xx

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri x

“Finally I Can Share!”

I have been hanging out to share this layout with you!! I created it for a DT Challenge for our Cyber Crop at Challenge Heaven which started tonight!!

Oh and by the way I didn’t win the bingo game Grr!! Congrats to Donna! ๐Ÿ™‚

Our theme is “New Beginnings!” and for my challenge you have to create a layout about something you want to achieve in 2012, use at least 2 photos and journal!! So for me it was easy, besides my Nursing to complete my project 365!

This layout sits proudly as my first page of my 365 album!!

My journaling reads…..”This year in 2012 I have a few goals, but the one besides my Nursing is to complete my Project life 365. Scrap-booking a photo a day for a whole year seems like a big task, but I am defiantly up for it! I love taking photos of the ‘little things’ that we may otherwise miss.ย  I hope to……..

1. Improve my photography skills.

2. Change the way I scrapbook.

3. See ordinary miracles everyday.

4. To improve my journaling and tell more of our story.

5. Get back to the basics and

6. See on a specific day what History we have created!!!

To create this layout I used all Stampin’ Up Products!!

Hop on over and check out all the other great DT challenge we have for you!!

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri x

“Why White?”

Are you like me and when you need a blue or pink or neutral colored embellishment you never seem to have one!! Well I had this problem this week and it was very annoying! I have decided to overcome this problem by buying/making my flowers ribbons etc white and then coloring them myself with my inks, paints, chalks Glimmermists etc!! We don’t have a LSS that I can just run down to when I need something!!

I am sure in the long run it will be better for my budget and much easier to scrap!! I started making some more of my “Vintage Ruffle Flowers” at my sisters last weekend and I sat and made a jar full to keep me going for a while!! I made some ruffled and some just lolly pops layered!

I have a tutorial above in my blog header if you would like to make some yourself!! they are so much fun to make and then even more fun to color and use!!

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri x

“Project Life Week 3!”

I am really enjoying scraping my 365 photos! I thought I would try something a bit different this week and do a challenge set by Alanna Nelson who is a Guest Designer at Challenge Heaven this month! The challenge is based on the word “NEW”. For ‘N’ you must use Neutral tones, for E use two elements that Alanna used. I used masking and some embellies and for W, the Who What Where and When!! I created this double and am quite happy with my effort!!

I used cake Crumb Card stock, and stamped the background with the gorgeous Triple Treat Flower then punched out a few stamped images with the Fancy Flower Punch!! I masked the title and journaled about each day this week!!

I got some new shoes, sorted out my recipes, puppy paws, Teen stuff, my new space, vegging out and JJ and Nitro’s morning tradition!!!

Hop on over and have a go at her challenge is was fun!!! don’t forget the CC starts at 8pm Melbourne time tomorrow night!! ๐Ÿ™‚

TFL ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerri xx