Archive | May 2013

“Welcome To My Scrap Studio”

I know, I am hopeless! I have moved my scrap space again. Well, it’s a women’s prerogative to change her mind πŸ™‚ I have been feeling a little cramped up in the lounge and our kitchen/dining area only has the four chairs and table in it and doesn’t get used πŸ™‚ It is a great space and has much better lighting with the fluorescent light right above my work space πŸ™‚ Well, that’s my excuse anyway πŸ™‚

On my way home the other day I spotted a cool white table at the Salvo’s and decided to go back and have a peek. It was perfect to hold my new storage unit when it arrives soon πŸ™‚ As it was only $15 it was a bargain and has shelving on either end and a drawer πŸ™‚ It is all fixed up now and airy with the big window at the front and I am now feeling inspired to scrap. I have all my units up to date for my course so a scrappy weekend for me. The weather has turned a bit rough so another good excuse to stay indoors πŸ™‚

003This pic I took from the kitchen bench looking towards the lounge door down on the left. I kept everything along the wall to make the most of the space and keep it uncluttered πŸ™‚ Even in the Winter it has good natural light coming in.

004This is a more direct shot of my big corner table, an extra desk with my shelf and my coloured plastic drawers on the end πŸ™‚ The drawers will hold 12×12 papers. I have my paper scraps, a lot of my SU stuff and A4 card stock, doilies and things like my markers which will have a new home soon πŸ™‚Β  I have some layouts and things on the wall for inspiration πŸ™‚ The clear shoe boxes on the floor store chipboard, flowers, masks and some of my punches.

005Β  Here you can see my cane shelving which holds all my idea books, and some mini albums. I have my sewing templates and mini albums hanging from it also. My new table, with a set of drawers under my desk which was mums, she used in her sewing room πŸ™‚ I use it to keep, small misc stamps, spare glues and tapes, my labeller, and some threads and things of mum’s πŸ™‚ At the moment my washi stand is on the desk but will be moved soon and my Big Shot has its home there too atm. My dies and emboss folders are all together in the drawer πŸ™‚

I am just waiting on my distress ink holder and sticker storage to come from Colin Cadd very soon, and a lot of unnecessary baskets will be gone πŸ™‚

007Next to the door which divides the lounge and kitchen is my wire paper holders I got from the lovely Narelle Gust in Ballarat and the shelves hold my stickers and thickers atm πŸ™‚ The drawers on the end hold my fabric, needles, threads, felt etc, with a basket of Basic Grey pp on the top πŸ™‚ The bottom shelf in the jars are my pearls, buttons, etc.

006The baskets on the top hold my heat gun, paints, mod podge, gesso, texture paste, roller stamps and handles, and a basket of ribbons. The middle shelf is all stamps, my embellishment case and stencils. With the bottom shelf as you can see my SU stamps and the start of my stamps going into the dvd cases, that I purchased from Mel Barwise. Also some mists and journaling tags etc on the end. In the two tier basket on the left I have atm all my distress inks, refills and stains, andΒ  hanging from it my washi swatch πŸ™‚ God! I am more organized than I thought lol!!

Well I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of my studio and I hope this is where I am now staying!! I will share pics of my new storage when it is all ready to go πŸ™‚ I hope to have a bit more space and be able to bring my other bookcase in here out of the lounge later on πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x


“May CC – Blind Scrap”

I look forward to the Blind Scrap every month with the girls from Scrapbook Savvy! Sarah has the best designs for our layouts and always something different!

I had a few photos of Cody over at the lake and with him walking away I took a few pics! I wanted him to know that he can always count on me no matter what πŸ™‚

004 I titled the layout “I will always have your back”.Β  It was fun using texture paste, washi tape and some pp to create this πŸ™‚

005Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  This is just a close up of the main embellishment cluster πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“A Layout or 2”

As I have to finish my module ready for school on Monday tmorrow, I have been making the most of a bit of scrap time today! A busy one with my sis down, a visit to mum and dad, finished off my Build A Page layout, created a page for Chloe’s Quote challenge for the Savvy CC on this weekend and now scraping on line with some girls doing the Blind Scrap πŸ™‚

003This is is my fun page from the Build A Page I have been doing all week with the girls @Β  I used distress stains, inks, stamps and texture paste to create the background, then built on to the page with washi tape, buttons, pp, and some faux sewing as I was too lazy to use my machine or hand sew πŸ™‚

011I had fun doing this one. Photos from Mum’s day this year and used Chloe’s quote in my title πŸ™‚ I misted the background and doilies, stamped, and used some chippy flowers and bird, with a thickers title πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“My Selphy”

This is what my boys gave me for my birthday! A Cannon Selphy photo printer. It prints 1,2,4,8 & 16 images on a 4×6 size paper πŸ™‚ It is not very big and sits on my desk, plugged in and ready to use πŸ™‚

I don’t have anywhere local to print decent photos and this was the answer. I can print what I want, when I want and the size I want πŸ™‚

IMG_2367It has one ink tank and the paper tray at the front πŸ™‚ The paper goes through 3 times for each colour and then a clear seal goes over the photo πŸ™‚ I am one very happy scrappy mum πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“Saying Goodbye”

It was really hard for mum, dad, myself and my boys to have to say goodbye to Buddy before Xmas! He has been with mum and dad since a pup and he has been a loyal and faithful companion for mum and dad! πŸ™‚

Dad was really stressed about what was going to happen to him as they couldn’t take him into Mercy with them. My sister, and family have him and he is doing so well, and is now part of their family with their other dog and two cats πŸ™‚

I wanted to scrap this memory so dad would have some pics of him and of course mum and I have seen him and he hasn’t forgotten us. πŸ™‚ Dad is happy knowing he is well looked after and he gets photos and reports from my sis πŸ™‚

007I haven’t had much time to play in my scrap space, so today was lots of fun using a few things from my stash to do these pics. I accidentally used the criteria for Heather’s May challenge @ Home too, so bonus πŸ™‚

I masked and misted the background and cut some pp for odd bits of the letters, I used some paint and texture paste on the heart and around the edges of the card stock and the washi tape, tags, alphas etc are from my stash πŸ™‚ I so miss scraping in my daily life at the moment and with no homework this week I am have a play. πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x


Just wanted to share a couple of pics from our visit to see mum today. She loved the canvas and got a little teary, but she seemed much better today

018 019 020Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Got a few nice pics of mum and us πŸ™‚

I also just wanted to show you this layout I did yesterday using Heather’s SBS over @ Home and Scrapped. It was nice to puddle in my paper and glue and I did this one of dad in the garden before he went into Mercy πŸ™‚

008Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  This was fun using some misting and masking, distressing, and layering πŸ™‚ Not sure how much more I will get done today, but I have had a lovely day with my family πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“Happy Mother’s Day”

Hi everyone,

Just popped in to wish all my friends and family a very happy Mother’s Day today! Hope you all get really spoilt and thinking of the mums that are no longer with us also 😦

Having a quiet day here; boys are cooking me dinner tonite and Cody has the day off so just enjoying a quiet day! We are having lunch then going over to see Gran and give her the canvas I made for her. If you missed seeing it well here it is πŸ™‚

I cant wait to see her reaction and I know she will probably cry, but she will be happy πŸ™‚

As I have a birthday next week the boys are combining my presents so will be nice πŸ™‚ I will prob have a few pics to post later and I also have a layout that I scraped last night to share with you!!

Have a great day xx

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x