Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I Wanna Win!!

Hey There,

Today I am making a quick blog so I can win $50.00 worth of my favourite embellishments from The Chip Chop Shop!!  They have all kinds of embellishments including bright coloured doilies and doily trims, funky chipboard, fimo pins that are just too cool for words and journalling spots.  Needless to say I love it all to bits and I think I almost have one of everything and use them on my layouts all the time!!

Leeann Pearce is my scrapbooking Hero and I love all of her work.  My wish is that I can one day accomplish what she has and hopefully inspire someone myself!!
Like she has inspired me.

So head on over to her blog and check it out The Paintbrush Goes Spottie.  You too could win all these yummy goodies!!

Thanks everyone and wish me luck!!

Renee xo

Monday, 24 October 2011

Handsome Boy

Hi There,

This layout below is a photo of my little man Jackson.  This photo was taken just before he went to his first kindy disco!! 

I have done this layout for the White With 1 October Challenge.  This month it is Black and White with Mists and Paints.

I have misted the bricks on the background.  The numbers on the bottom left and top right are stamped and then I have used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder.  I have used texture paste on the bricks and painted them.  The heading is also painted.  I have used a Charms Creations black and white lollipop.

Here are some close-ups:

Had loads of fun making this page.  And a fabulous challenge to only use 2 colours!

Thanks for checking out my page.

Renee xo

Thursday, 13 October 2011

So Cute!!

Hello There,

A quick blog today.  This is a page I entered for a Guest Designer Spot with Echo Park products through Aussie Scrap Source.

You had to use a large portion of Echo Park product of course.  I love Echo Park because of the bright colours they use.  The road on the bottom of the page was made from Texture Paste and Chalkboard Mist - Charcoal, so it looks like a real road close-up.

It is always a challenge for me to stick to the one product but I had fun and Lucas is so cute in this photo.  Don't know if you noticed but there is a trademark bruise on his head from falling over.  He has absolutely NO fear!!

Well done to Fiona Lally who won the guest designer spot for Echo Park with her page.

Thanks for checking out my page!!

Renee xo

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Two in One Week!!

I am on fire this week.  Two layouts in one week.  Really wanted to get this layout done for the Colour Room.  This is the palette we had to work with:

Now I am so not used to these colors because we all know I love to do boys pages.  This is what I came up with:

This is a photo of my cousin Nicole, my nanna and my Aunty Pam, who has since passed away from Cancer.  This is the last photo I have of her and it is a very special photo to me.

I have stamped in the background.  I made the deep cornflower blue flower from ribbon onto a Gluber.  The Dusty Attic chipboard I painted with white crackle paint and then misted.  The two buttons are from Purple Pumpkin.

Thanks for checking out my page again!!

Renee xo

Monday, 3 October 2011

We Are A Family

Hello Everyone,

Today has been a very hard day.  We lost a fellow scrapbooker last week, and today, at her funeral, it just re-instated for me how much of a family our scrapbooking community is.  We stick together and provide support as well as share our lives with each other.  I wouldn't want it any other way!!  We are one big Family.

On a lighter note, I have my design team challenge for Scrap The Boys.  This months challenge is to use a handmade embellishment.  You can also use an embellishment from one of the following Brands:  Lil Red Rocket, A Lil Something, Greatest View, Charms Creations, Chelley Bean Designs and there are many, many more...

Here is my page:

The photos for this page were from a trip to Airlie Beach with family.  My sister-in-law Katrina and her fiance Tom are both in the Navy and participated in the Anzac Day march there.  My boys, Jackson and Lucas had a little dress-up time with their Navy Hats and I took some photos.

I have hand made the flag banner with fabric and twine.  I have also used a spotted button from Purple Pumpkin.  They have some fabulous buttons and handmade embellishments.

I stamped the stars in the background with White Opals Embossing Powder and then misted over the top.  I hand stitched the border. I used a Dusty Attic Chipboard Anchor and knotted twine to create some chain to hang the anchor.

Thanks for checking out my page.

Rest in Peace Larnie and Matthew.

Life is too short.  Cherish your friends and family always!

Love Renee xo