Sunday, February 26, 2012

Another layout for my Life Changing Moments Album

I started making an album of my life changing moments over 12 months ago now after reading a blog by Jennifer Mohler -  Jen teaches at Big Picture Classes and I was fascinated by her list and subsequent layouts with her 100 Life Changing Moments project.

Scrap of Difference has this week had their cybercrop in process and the colours in the colour challenge were just the right inspiration for this layout which I have created about becoming a Step Mum and the challenges and rewards that this role has bought to my life.

As with many, if not all, of my Life Changing Moment layouts - there is a sizeable amount of journalling - this is hidden beneath the title block which swivels on a brad in the top right corner.

I have had fun with tools on this one - Martha Stewart punches, Tim Holtz/sizzix dies & aqua pen to name a few.  A play with the Smooch pearlescent and glitter inks I purchased last year and a return of my favourite blooms from Scrap of Difference.  I even got to use up some really OLD product which was nice and teamed it with some new product from the Bella wedding range 6x6" paper stack.
Mix in a bit of Imaginarium chipboard and voila.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cybercrop at Scrap of Difference

Well it's cybercrop time again over at with 4 terrific new challenges for this week.

The inspiration challenge this week is taken from a lovely little film clip one of our members posted to Facebook recently - if you get a chance follow this link and check it out - very inspiring
It is called "to a child, love is spelled T-I-M-E.

Here is my resulting layout

Richard is a friend of my hubby Adrian - they went to school together.  My kids adore him as he always has time for them - playing games, teaching them to ride a pushbike, setting up a train set - you name it he's always there to help them.  When I sat down with my photos for this challenge, he came to mind immediately.

The inspiration for the layout design itself came from a sketch and layout by Nic Howard from a class of hers I took at Big Picture Classes called Double Take - if you get the chance - take this class, it was fabulous and I'm still using the sketches and examples for mojo kickstarts.

The card challenge for February was inspired by Valentine's Day and the criteria were to use 2 x heart shapes, string, a button and a heartfelt or romantic verse or quotation.
Here is my efforts:

Two more challenges to complete this week - will post these once done.  Hope you can pop over and join in the fun too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Is it really February already???

Well the children are back to school and all their activities and life seems to be getting back into some routine and I look at the calendar and discover that February is already 1/3 gone :( 

My scrapping endeavours have been absent of recent months but I'm determined that this will change in the coming week. has their cybercrop next weekend and some inspiration which will link to the first challenge has just gone up on the forum.  Pop over and check it out and maybe it will get you into a creative frame as well.