Sunday, 28 July 2013

My "biggest loser" challenge

I'm running really behind with my blog posts. In fact with most things in my life. As work is consuming my life at the moment. Hopefully work will slow down and I can catch up on my life soon. Anyway..

Our "back to reality "Cyber crop is almost finished as Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia

We have awesome challenges and great prizes up for grabs.

You still have until midnight tonight to Join in the fun here

The challenge I set is a "biggest loser" challenge. We also have a "masterchef" challenge, a "my house rules" challenge and an "extreme makeover" cxhallenge. Join in the fun here.
My challenge was inspired by the reality TV show "the biggest loser". Where contestants weigh in every week, hoping to have lost weight.
Since the biggest source of weight on our layouts is usually embellishements.
My challenge is to either stack on the weight by using multiple embellishments, at least six.
Or to shed some weight by using no embellishments at all!

If you decided to go with no embellishments you can get creative with patterned papers, mists, paints, ink, doodling. The only "embellishments" allowed are washi tape and alphas.
Since my layouts tend to usually be embellishment heavy, I decided to challenge myself, by using no embellishments!

I got creative with pattern papers, doodling, washi tapes, paints and multiple different colour nail polishes!

I'd love to see you all give my challenge a go. Join in the fun here


Products used:

Echo park patterned paper
American crafts cardstock
D-lish scraps and typo washi tapes
Basic Grey and prima alphas
Acrylic paints
Nail polishes
Journalling pen

TFL xo

Saturday, 13 July 2013

SUYS winter Challenge

Have you seen the current monthly challenge over at Show us your stuff?

The challenge this month is to use a winter photo and as always, to include handmade items on your page.

We have fabulous sponsors as always! And this month we have an extra prize incentive being offered by the Lovely Charm of Charm's creations.
If you get your layout for this challenge uploaded before 12pm Monday July 15th you will go in the running to win this gorgeous extra prize.

I have scrapped some photos of my daughter in her new winter outfit.
And my handmade embellishments are by The Chip Chop  Shop

Products used:
Tim holtz cardstock and film strip ribbon
American crafts patterned paper
Basic grey alphas
Prima ribbon
Kaiser rub ons
The chip chop shop doilies
D-lish scraps wahi tape
Nail polishes

Sarah x

Week 4 of Scraplift Madness at SBT50 Australia!!

Well I'm finally getting around to sharing this post!
Our 4th and final week of Scraplift Madness at scrapbooking top 50 Australia was fabulous fun.

If you missed out on that awesome comp.
Then come and join us for our current comp starting this monday.

It's our back to reality cyber crop!



For the 4th weekof Scraplift madness the lovely and talented scrappers we got to lift were.....



Here is Em's awesome layout that she  shared with us for lifting.
Em has also kindly shared her sketch for this layout.

Here is Sharmaine's cool layout that she  shared with us for lifting.

And here is my take on Sharmaine's page. I loved lifting her. The page came together so quickly.
Notice the gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies I have used; White fabric button and Kraft doilies.
Get your own Ah Scrap goodies here
Products used:
Tim holtz cardstock
American crafts patterned paper
Heidi swapp patterned paper
2 crafty chipbaord
Basic grey alphas
Cre8tiv alphas
Scenic route rub ons
Kaiser rub ons
Ah Scrap fabric button and kraft doilys
Rainbow splendour butterfly and pinwheel
D-lish scraps wahi tapes and resin flower
Scrapbooking top 50 charm
Sarah x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Scrapbooking memories commissioned journaling article!! / "photo prop fail"

So I'm tooting my own horn a bit here. But I just had to share this exciting news.

You can imagine my delight when Scrapbooking memories contacted me back in November last year out of the blue for a magazine"feature".
I was even more shocked to learn that they wanted to commission me to write an article and scrap a layout to go with it!
The brief was broad ; just to make it about Journalling.
So I wrote an article on "journalling outside of the square"
Basically methods and tips to kill your writers block when journalling and get you thinking about more than just the standard, who, what,where and date.

So my first article was published In March in Scrapbooking Memories, Volume 15, No 7, page 74.

Notice the gorugeous Ah Scrap embellishments on there!

Get your own Ah Scrap goodies here.

Products used:

Paper: 12x12 chipboard
Embellishments: Prima, My minds eye, Ah Scrap, Greatest View,Tattered angels glimmer mist
Other: Prima template, Florists artificial grass, Acrylic paints, Buttons, Helmer's scrap dots, Zig marker, Sharpie

Sarah x