Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Layouts of 2011

I have seen a few posts with this Top 10 theme and decided to go back over my layouts for the year and see which were or still are my favourites. I also decided to count back over them and see how many pages I actually scrapped this year. The total 110. I would of thought more, hopefully I can do a lot more than that next year! Anyway onto my Top 10 (that I can show!)

One of the first layouts I did this year and possibly my most favourite layout is Mummy's Big Helper which was picked to be on the cover of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. 

I love joining in on all the challenges over at Scrapz and scrapping in a way that would not normally be my style. This page was influenced by one a page by Belinda Venables when she was on the Scrapz DT. I love how easy this was to come together and all the different fonts in the title.

Last year was Zane's last year of preschool and they have a graduation ceremony. His hat was back to front and he was playing with the tassle, so cute! I love the colours, and the cute handmade embellishments on this from A Lil Something

Zane started school this year, so there were lots of photos taken and a few pages scrapped. I love this one, he looks so small and neat and tidy - something that's never happened since. The title is based on the letter we received from the principal, about them starting their Adventure in Schooling:

This year I have been loving handmade embellishments. I have had to make a new storage system just to house them. One of the first I started with is Purple Pumpkin . This layout is a recent one from one of their monthly challenges based on a sketch. I love the brights in this:

I have so many older photos still waiting to be scrapped and I discover more as I look back at photos that may not be perfect but bring back lots of memories. This cute one is of Lily playing Peek-A-Boo. I love the Prima bling, flowers and doilies on this.

I love trying new techniques and mixing up my style. This was my attempt at a grungy boy layout and I love how it turned out. I even used Rub-ons! This photo was from a family photography shoot we had in July, this one actually captured Zane and his Cheeky Grin perfectly. I have edited the photo from the original.

I love to be behind the camera, never in front! I don't have many photos of just me for all the usual reasons. At Halloween the kids wanted me to dress up like them so I thought I would take a pic of me. So it is in my Top 10 because it's me and I am pretty happy with the photo and love the colours.

This is from another Scrapz challenge. I love that challenges force you to scrap what you normally wouldn't it. True Blood is my current favourite show - eventhough now I have to wait till June next year for the new season. It also gave me the chance to try a new technique with some paint.  The journalling is the theme song.

And I must finish off with a Christmas layout!! This one was recently published in Scrapbooking Memories and I just love, love the photo of Miss Lily and I love my cluster of embellishments including the gorgeous chipboard swirls from 2Crafty

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2012!! 

See you in the new year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Ticklez page

Yikes only 7 more sleeps till the big man in red arrives! I am slowly getting there with everything but it seems to be taking longer this year - I still have to get the kids photos done with Santa and I still have presents to buy!! The flu I had the week before has really put me behind!

Anyway I have managed to do some scrapping, another Christmas layout using the fabulous Ticklez kit I am fortunate to be Guest Designing with over at Scrapz.

This layout is from last year, the kids opening some of their gifts. Love the Prima resist canvas reindeers from the kit, they are too cute!!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ticklez Kits

Over at Scrapz this month I am designing with the Christmas Tickelz kit. These are great value for money kits, all this for just $29.95!!

I have completed 2 layouts so far using this kit. The first one is of my Christmas Nativity:

And the second one is the story of Zane and his special potato Santa gave him last year. It did not have the desired effect!!

A close up of the journalling:


He really is a funny kid, he was telling me he wanted one this year, but I told him if he did he might miss out on something he really wants - The Smurf Movie, so he is NOT willing to risk that!!

Hopefully I will manage some more scrapping between now and Christmas, I am so behind with Christmas as it is as I have been sick for the past 4 days with the flu!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Too Cute to Spook

I am usually quite bad at using up all a paper range, and rather than do several layouts with the one range I chop and change. I decided to try and use up this range though and scrap a few pages together. I should do it more often, might get more scrapped that way!

One is a Halloween layout, and the other I have used the colours for a non halloween page by just sticking to the plainer patterns and not using the themed parts of the range. Plus I used this range on another Halloween layout a few posts back!

This first one is me on Halloween, the kids insisted I dress up too!

The next one is a quick & simple page, just to highlight how much Lily loves jumping and posing on the trampoline. She plays on it almost every single day!

I do love a nice purple range of papers too, helps when she wears it a lot!

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