Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fiskateer Online Crop

Last weekend I happened to pop into Fiskateers. I haven't been in there in such a long time it's crazy! But WOW!! Massive changes have gone on over there and I happened to pop in when they were hosting an online crop.

I LOVE online crops, even though it is difficult to manage to get much done with two kids and a puppy!!! But I caught as much time as I could and seemed to have my scrapping mojo flowing and ended up doing 3 LOs. Not only that but they are 3 LOs I am really happy with!!
So here they are .....

Cha Cha Cha Challenge Pump Up the Title
Make a LO of a team sport with a cheer as the title ....

Go Kamo! Go Kamo! ~ Hit A 6! Hit A 6!

Last year Riley started playing Cricket for his school team. He has never been interested in playing any sports before but for some reason he got excited about cricket. I pounced on his enthusiasm and away he went! He plays in what they call "Give It a Go" Cricket. It's a fun way for the kids to learn the skills needed to play cricket, and to learn about the basics of the game in a really fun way. Riley is thoroughly enjoying it. I am loving it and it has been so good for him. He is getting more confident within himself and I believe that playing cricket has had a lot to do with that. Riley's team are amazingly supportive of each other, he is the smallest on the team and never gets left out, always gets encouraged and never laughed at or put down if he misses or gets out. I am really enjoying how cool this whole cricket thing is!

Cha Cha Cha Challenge Punch Punch Punch Your Scraps
Create a LO using your scraps and your Fiskars punches

Using leftovers from one of the packs I got at the Christchurch Scrappin' Patch Retreat, I used my Fiskars circle punch & my Threading Waters border punch.

Halloween 2010 ~ My Mum & I made the best Sheriff Woody costume ever! And Riley rocked it BIG time!!

Cha Cha Cha Challenge Celebrate C-H-A
C ~ Cloth - I used Ribbon
H ~ Heart - hanging off my ribbon
A ~ Apple - apple button as well as on the pic of the book cover

Some CRAZY ladies who I call friends convinced me to go to the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 1. Well I managed to stay awake and have a really good time! The girls who organised it put together some awesome goody bags and decorated up RYNOZ (the before the movie meeting place) and the movie was my favourite so far! I am crazy in saying that I am looking forward to the next midnight premiere for part two!!

I am glad I seem to have my scrapbooking mojo back after having a bit of a holiday! So watch this space for more LO from me (hopefully!!)

Happy Scrapping!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Better Scrapbooking February Challenges

Remember me talking about them back HERE ....
Well for a change I got all three challenges done really quickly and early! So here are my takes on the challenges

Layout Challenge: Copy this months Layout Guide

Abbey's Kindergarten had a celebration for the Chinese New Year by having a shared lunch and Dress up day, Chinese theme of course! Read all about it HERE

Photo Challenge:  Favourite Holiday photo

A friend of ours gave us a pool recently and the kids can't get enough of it! They want to be in it ALL the time! I just love this photo of Abbey with her goggles on!

Colour Challenge:  Create a layout, card or other project using this months colour combination.

My Lil' Monster! This photo was taken at the Fireworks display in 2010. Riley was actually showing me what was in his mouth hehehe

Would love to see you over at the Better Scrapbooking gallery with your takes on the challenges!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Better Scrapbooking February Scrap Pack

For the February kit we got to play with the awesome My Family range papers from Fancy Pants. These papers were gorgeous! You could use them to scrap any occasion,  I tried my best to get a few different types of layouts from this pack.

First I went for the Boys ....

My son was born to be a couch potato. It's in the genes! Jason was a couch potato and Riley was in training from a young age!! These photos were taken 5 years apart, love my boys!

Then I went for babies ...

I was kinda in a scrapping Jason mood this month! This is Riley just after he was born, and Abbey a few days after she was born. Devoted Dad, it was love at first site for him and his babies.

Lets try Girls ....

I really love this photo of me and Abbey. I just can't get enough photos of me & my girl!!

And what about Wedding .....

Ahhhh one of the best days of my life, the day I said "I Do" to the love of my life.

The range is called My Family so lets give the family thing a go .....

I was kinda stumped with this Maya Road Sheer Key chain at first "what on earth am I going to do with it?!" But I am ever so pleased with how it turned out! Love my little family. 

And how about cards? .....

Awesome works for cards too!!!

I had a lot of fun with this scrap pack!!

So head on over to the Better Scrapbooking February Newsletter to see how I made all this cool stuff and check out what the other design team members did with this awesome pack!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Better Scrapbooking January Scrap Pack

For the January kit we got to play with the stunning Jazmyne Glitter range papers from Bo Bunny

Soooo Pretty and Girly! I just loved them!

Look!! I actually did a LO with me in it!! AMAZING! My awesome friend Neetz took this pic of me and I have always loved it! 
The journalling reads .... 

No-one expected that this was the way
life was going to be, least of all me.
We take the little things in life for granted,
we don’t expect that those little
things will suddenly be gone.  And
those are the things I miss most.  The
little things.  The everyday normal kind
of things.  I wish I took more time to
think about those little everyday
things.  I wish I had made you realise
how much I appreciated all those things.
Everyone needs to take time out to
appreciate the people in their lives
and not take those little things for
granted.  Take more time to be thankful
for the things we have, because
those are the things that are important.
I wish I didn’t have to fi nd out
in the way that I did that we all need to
Live Each Day with Thankful Hearts

These papers screamed Abbey at me (of course!) So I had to find some lovely girly pics of her. I just adore my sweet little Princess!

My cousin Sherri had a beautiful wedding on her husbands family farm. It was so magical and gorgeous just like my cousin. I made Sherri a wedding horse shoe and as per tradition Abbey gave it to her. The photographer captured this gorgeous pic of Abbey giving Sherri the horseshoe.

My Mum and Dad have 8 Grandchildren. Only two are girls! Until my youngest nephew was born the grand-daughters were the oldest and the youngest, 11 years between them. Jasmine and Abbey ~ Beautiful girls xxx

Go check out the Better Scrapbooking January Newsletter to see how I made all these layouts and check out what the other design team members did with this gorgeous pack!