Monday, January 27, 2014

Inspired Blueprints - Sketch 118

Good afternoon!   Well it's rather hot here in Geelong. .. so the boys are spending the day chilling inside and I thought I'd take the chance to relax in my creative space :-)
Yesterday when I was cruising around a few blog (I never seem to have a lot of time for this these days) I found this gorgeous sketch over at the Inspired Blueprints blog.
  I love a good multi photo sketch... and this one is definitely a goody!!!  Here is my take on it:
I flipped the sketch vertically to suit my photos... the one below the title had a stray arm I wanted to hide.  Other than that it's pretty spot on.   Although the bottom photo is a little bigger, but I didn't want to chop out any if that super cute pose Royce had going on :-D
Head over here if you would like to check out the sketch and some gorgeous examples from the Inspired Blueprints design team :-)  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a SUPER day!!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scrapbook Creations Inspiration Board Challenge: January 2014

Hi!  It's an absolutely beautiful day here.  But I must say, we have kind of wasted it a little.  The boys spent a few hours on the X-box Kinect while I did a little scrapping.  Over at the Scrapbook Creations blog they currently running their January Inspiration Board Challenge.  Here is the board:
I don't think I've ever taken part in a challenge using a mood board... not that I can remember anyway.  I think I always seem to find them a little tricky.  This one seemed quite doable... and I immediately had the photo in my head that I wanted to use...  that has to be a good sign!  So here is my layout inspired by the board:
Black, with a big splash of colour!!!  In the beginning there was not so much colour, but I absolutely LOVE these Echo Park papers, so the splash kind of grew! 

Well that's it from me today.  Short and sweet, as I might get outside in the lovely afternoon sunshine.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a gorgeous day xoxox

Monday, January 6, 2014

Scrap the Boys - January Challenge 2014

Good evening!  Well... last night, after a big drive home from our holiday, I thought I would be a bit crazy and try and fit in a bit of scrapping time.  I was tired... but it feels like forever since I even sat down in my space to do a layout.  So while the boys were getting their Xbox 360 fix I had a go at Scrap the Boys January Challenge.  And what do your know... I got it finished!!! 
So I thought I'd quickly share it while the boys are settled down playing... you guessed it... the Xbox.
For this challenge the topic was "something new".  My first thought was of course the new Xbox, but I haven't got photos of that yet, so I thought I would get  page done that's been sitting around waiting for a challenge just like this!  A few years ago my hubby FINALLY upgraded his vehicle.  It so needed to be done, particularly since I still had my little two door Hyundai Excel... so we really did need a decent sized family car (holidays were just a nightmare)  Although, he still misses 'The Ol' Girl' lol
Here is my page:
Nothing too fancy schmancy here.  Some old Sassafrass paper, some gesso used with a Kaisercraft background stamp, and some Jillibean Soup stickers and finally, some pretty badges from Greatest View :-)
If you would like to take a look at the challenge yourself head here.  I hope you like my take on it.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a beautiful day xoxox