Monday, June 17, 2013

WARNING! Children unattended in your scrap room could leave you with a dint in your stash

OK, so I knew this before I said yes to them going in there on Sunday morning for some quiet time with the little friends they had stay over but figured, hey they know the rules of what they can and can't touch.  Here is the result of just one of the layouts my little man scrapped - all featuring his favourite skylander characters - 76 eyeballs on just one layout.  I asked if there were any left and he said - of course, I didn't use the ones with coloured eyelashes :)
Apparently bling is another favourite product of the 8-10 years age group.  I recently re-sorted my clip it up into colours - I think I'm about ready to do that again after this weekend's scrap fest.  Brayden now has 3 layouts proudly displayed on the coffee table in the lounge area.  Casey gave the 2 layouts she did away to her best friend's baby brother and sister - she had created them for the kids who apparently loved them - one was of Thomas the Tank and the other was of the Snow and Lalaloopsie dolls :)  The friends took their 3 layouts each home with.  Wish I could be as productive as they are with a few hours in the scrap room.
However, even amongst all this creativity from my little people I did finally get out to the scrap room myself to play and not just tidy up after them.  Sadly, I can't show just yet as it is a gift for a friend but I will be back later to day to share with you my latest layout for the Molossi Chipboard team. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cards and a fun challenge

This week saw me holding a card class at my children's school for some of the staff.  This is something we try and do once a term and we aim to complete at least 3 cards in the afternoon.  As everyone is becoming more and more comfortable with the various tools and procedures we have been able to make the cards more and more difficult.  Here are two of the cards we made this week
I found a similar card to this on the internet whilst browsing Pinterest but I'm sorry I can't remember which of the many I pinned was the greatest inspiration :(
This card started as one of our Friday night challenge cards.  We each select a card we have pinned and then everyone who wants to play has to create a card using the initial pinned card as their inspiration - needless to say no card ever looks the same at the end.  Here are two others I have created this week using the same method.

On other news - the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is in Brisbane this weekend.  This is a fabulous papercraft show and well worth the trip into the Southbank Exhibition Centre.  I'll be heading in on Saturday and am looking forward to catching up with friends I only get to see at Expo time and all the wonderful new products on display.  I'm super excited this Expo to be meeting the faces behind the folks of (Molossi) who I now design for with their chipboard range.
The remainder of my weekend will be spent watching 10 year olds dance at our local Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod - kicking off by leaving tomorrow morning at 6am!!!  The things we do for our children :)  Honestly though, watching them up there doing their thing could bring no greater joy and let's face it - a whole load of new photographs to scrapbook!  Sad when the official photographers all know me by name - indication that I spend just a little too much money with them each year???
So, whatever the Queen's birthday weekend means for you - enjoy and stay safe :)