Sunday, 23 September 2012

Rock on!

Happy sunday to you all. It's a long weekend here. And so far we have had beautiful weather.

Here is my take on Case file number 39 at CSI. This is the last case file for september, so the last case file with collaboration with once upon a sketch.

Here is the awesome case file and sketch:

Here is my take on the case, it turned out very bright!

For my evidence I used:
little bits and pieces (old random chipboard pieces from MME I had been hoarding)
globe or map print (map print pinwheel)
frame (washi tape frames)

For my testimony:
I journalled in the form of a lesson plan
I framed my journalling in washi tape squares
I used the inspiration word : learn

Products used:
Bo bunny patterned paper
Basic grey patterned paper
Echo park patterned paper
My minds eye chipboard pieces
Sassafras blooms
Basic grey flowers
Kaiser blooms
Crafters workshop template
American crafts alphas
Typo washi tape
D-lish scraps washi tape
Lil red rocket flower
Rainbow splendour pinwheel
Acrylic paints
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots
Machine stitching


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Precious Mementos

So this month there is a collaboration going on between CSI and Once upon a sketch.

This is is the fabulous current case file, combined with the awesome sketch created by Nadia of OUAS.

The case and sketch were fabulous to work with and my layout came together really easy.

Here is my DT example layout:

"precious mementos"

Background story:
As many of you know , my son Lachlan was born and passed away 40 minutes later. in December last year. The photo in the layout is of a very special statue a dear friend gave me in honour of Lachlan.

I have hidden journalling on a tag, which pulls out with the green doily on the right hand side of the page.
The journalling is quite personal but I will share with you.
Oh and it's written in a newspaper article type format as that was one of the criteria for the testimony for the case file.

" On the 29th of December 2011, a baby boy Lachlan James was born. His parents Sarah and Dwight of.... , welcomed him with loving arms. Sadly he passed away 40 minutes later from a severe incurable heart defect. Sarah and Dwight have been surrounded by love from friends and family and are grateful for the many precious mementos they have received in honour of their deceased newborn son. Sarah and Dwight take comfort in knowing they will be reunited one day with their son and together as a whole family again".

Notice the gorgeous 2 Ah Scrap bottle caps and gorgeous green hat pin! Loving Ah Scrap goodies and being a GDT using them is fabulous. Get your own Ah Scrap goodies here


Undiscovered wonders

Well September is well under way. But you still have time to create for the September challenge over at Show us your stuff.

The challenge is to use this fabulous quote:
"The world is filled with undiscovered wonders. Come, little one, let's find them out together."


And for all your children who like to scrap we have our regular  junior scrappers challenge, know as Sophie's corner.

Sophie's challenge for September is a technique one. And it's super fun! Your kids will love it! Great idea for some school holiday fun.

Here is my DT example layout for the September quote challenge. Using handmade goodies by one of our talented sponsors- eye candy magic.
Thank you Sam for the gorgeous goodies! If you'd like to win some eye candy magic then don't forget to enter the challenge.

TFL xo

Always stop to smell the roses

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.

I have been a pretty slack blogger of late. So I have a few posts I will be sharing with you.

Below I have 2 layouts that I made as a Designer for the Scrapbooking Top 50 Amazing Race and there are layouts I made for my GDT position at Ah Scrap.

Now you need to make sure you get on over to the SBT50 Amazing race. We are scrapping/card making our way around the world. There are amazing prizes up for grabs and you can join in at any time. The competition is great as the major prize winner will be drawn not based on skill but based on the lucky winner pulled from the tickets entered. So no matter your skill level you can win!

The awesome major prizes you must check out here.
And each individual country/continent , detour/roadblock challenge has prizes to be won too.

Now if you haven't heard of Ah Scrap you must check out the gorgeous goodies on the blog here and facebook page here. Ah Scrap is a sponsor on The SBT50 amazing race too.

Here are my pages

"Always stop to smell the roses".
Made for the SBT50 amazing race, detour 1 challenge.
Criteria: Scrap a layout or 3 card set with either a postage stamp, envelope or some hidden journalling

Ah Scrap goodies used:
reindeer button. cherry button, santa bottlecap and a green and white hatpin.

"Lil Aussie big hat"
Made for the SBT50 amazing race, australia challenge
Criteria: Use Aussie slang ,use an aussie icon eg. flag, map, etc or an Aussie Animal, Use a border punch or scallops
Ah Scrap goodies used:
denim pinwheel, bottlecap and 2 hatpins

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Exciting scrappy news and a awesome sale!

I'm super excited to announce that I the current Guest designer for Ah Scrap. Thank you Donna for asking me to be a GDT for Ah Scrap, I'm very honoured to be designing with such awesome goodies.

If you haven't heard of Ah Scrap then you are in luck as they have having a spring sale tomorrow.
The next sale will take place on 12th September, commencing at 7:30pm EST on the blog
Orders will taken first in first served!
(Some items will also be placed in an album on the facebook page )

Make sure to mark the sale in your diary so you don't miss out on some handmade gorgeous craft goodies.

Here are some gorgeous sneaks for the sale tomorrow night..

Chevron Stripes bottle caps

New Spring page pebbles

New tree bottle caps

I will leave you with my first GDT layout for Ah Scrap, It uses 5 Ah Scrap goodies: a denim pinwheel, a bottle cap, 2 hat pins and a black polka dot button. How gorgeous are the Ah Scrap embellies.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Cherished Moments

Hello all,

Happy monday to you.
I've fallen behind on my blogging.

Here is a DT layout i did for Case file 34 at CSI.
That case file is now closed.
But make sure to check out the current case file number 35 here.

My layout is a photo of my partner and our son Lachlan who passed away.
The photo is taken after he passed on the day of his birth and passing. The photos we have are so beautiful and such a fabulous keep sake for us in our time of need.
The photos were taken by a volunteer photographer Fiona Lumsdaine for the amazing organisation called Heartfelt.
Please check them out and the special work they do for families.

Here was the case file

And here is my take on the case

For my evidence i used:
Wet medium

For my testimony i used:
Journal the 5 W's

My journalling is on a hidden tag behind the photo.

Products used:
Basic grey patterned  paper
Dusty attic chipboard
Melissa franc├ęs resin bird
Prima resin bird
Manor house creations flower
Typo crocheted frame and ribbon
Making memories phrase stickers
Kaisercraft stamp
Acrylic paints
D-lish scraps flower, washi tape and lace
Greatest view calico yo yo, twine and tag
machine stitching
3d foam tape
Helmers scrap dots

Sarah x

CSI DT call

Well Case file 35 is live at CSI.
Check out this awesome case.

I ran out of time to scrap a DT layout for this awesome case file but I do have to still share my layout from case file 34 with you.

Speaking of DT there is a Design Team call on at CSI. I can truely say it's an amazing place and I have been honoured to be a DT member there. Due to personal commitments I won't be reapplying for another psotion, but i suggest you all apply.
Here are the details: