Wednesday, February 26, 2014

To blog or not to blog...

For some time now I have been pondering this question.  Since going full time at work my creative time has taken a huge dive.  Its been a struggle to blog because I just don't seem to be creating much and therefore not much to blog.
When I started this blog I never imagined how much joy and fun that this little blog would give me.  I have made so many wonderful friends and have been so inspired by you all.
Right now in my life, I think its time to stop and just be.
Just be me and create just for me and for my family.
My initial thought was to stop blogging all together and delete it, but I have spent along time thinking about it all and have decided that I would just take a break and see where it leads me.
I will still share my creative ideas (if I have any LOL) via Instagram as right now this is such a fun and easy way for me to stay connected to everyone.

again, I want to thank you all for supporting me and this little blog of mine over the years.
Its been a privilege to share this creative time with you... 
Love me :-)  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #245....

Its been another long week this week, still fighting off the flu but I think I am starting to win.  My whole pre-primary class was nearly wiped out with this flu so I will be glad when its gone.

I did manage to pull myself into my craft room and create a card using Unscripted Sketches new sketch...

Here is my take on sketch number 245...

Kept it very clean and simple and didn't alter the sketch much.  I used papers and embellishment from Studio Calico's Sugar Rush kit.

Please check out Unscripted Sketches for more wonderful ideas on how to use this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #244

Hello and sorry for this being late and an even bigger sorry if this doesn't read right... I have the flu and I am not thinking very carefully so please forgive me.

Unscripted Sketches new sketch is up and here is my take on the sketch...

Please check out the amazing work by the DT at Unscripted Sketches for more inspiration and don't forget to link up.
Sorry I am not very chatty... hopefully next week will be better.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Project Life Week 5...

Its taken awhile but Week 5 is finally done.
Its always such a good feeling when I have finished a week of my album.

My new system seems to be still working well for me.  I wasn't sure if this would still work once I went back to work but it is still quicker than the way I was doing it before.  I really love all the words that I am now getting recorded.

This week was put together with papers and embellishments from my Studio Calico kit "Copper Mountain" plus bits and pieces from previous kits.  I have also used some of the Copper Mountain printables.

Now that I have finished Week 5 I need to get Week 6 done... LOL!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #242...

So as the weekend finishes that means school holidays are officially over and its back to school.  I have mixed feelings but mostly positive.  I am looking forward to working with a new Teacher and a new group of children and all the fun and challenges that come with that.

But in the meantime Unscripted Sketches has a new sketch up so its time to get a bit of last minute crafting in before its back to work.

Here is the new sketch and here is my take...

I stayed with the sketch this week and I used journalling cards to embellish the front of my card.  The cards are from Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party.  Stamped greetings are from PTI. 

Remember to head on over to Unscripted Sketches because the DT have some wonderful ideas for you on how to use this weeks sketch.
Have a great weekend and enjoy whats left of the holidays.

Right now I am heading off to the couch to watch Mamma Mia... love love love this movie.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #241...

Happy Weekend everyone and if you live in Australia, Happy Australia Day.

I am just sneaking in this post before we head off to a sausage sizzle with friends to celebrate Australia Day. Love getting together with friends to share good conversation, good food and good laughter.  Something else I always like to share is my take on this weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches...

Of course you know me when I see straight lines I see a line of pretty banners so this sketch is not different.  This card is made up from bits left over from my "Antiquary" kit from Studio Calico.  I added some hearts to make a cute banner, a few words and some cute rub-on stars and now I have a cute Valentines Card.

Please head on over to Unscripted Sketches to check out how the DT used this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
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aussie aussie aussie... oh! oh! oh!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Making Sweet 16 - the card...

Thought I would share the card that I made Alex for her Sweet 16th Birthday.
I was under a bit of pressure from her to make a card because last year we didn't give her a card.  
In my defence I did make a card, but couldn't find it and then things got busy...
anyway she has never forgotton and kept telling me that she better get a card and a good one seeing as she didn't get one last year.

I spent weeks trying to come up with something that would be good enough to cover two years worth of cards (LOL) and the fact that it was her 16th.
I ended up searching the Silhouette Online store and found the perfect thing.
I also cut out the word Hello.
I typed the word sweet in word, which I created in a text box so that I could make the background black so that the word would come out white.

and of course I had to add a banner, and a sparkly one at that...

I must say I was a bit nervous when I gave it to her.
She loved it...

Thanks for stopping by
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