Monday, September 28, 2009

{21} challenge DAY 14

Hope you all had a great weekend. I did!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

{21} challenge DAY 13

I think this might be my favorite page so far:

Well the Saints didn't win today, I think they deserved to. But it was still a great game.

Tracy Ann has a heap of gorgeous new stuff. Here are two recent TADA layouts of mine. Thanks to mumure and Kate Hadfield for the standouts mentions.

I won!

I am so excited I won a place in Ali's Yesterday & Today class at Big Picture Scrapbooking on her blog. What a great thing to wake up to this morning.

I can't wait to do this class, I love the idea of telling stories in my pages. So often I tend to get caught up in making my page look great or pretty or praise-worthy and I forget the stories, especially MY stories. And after loosing two of my grandparents recently I really want to sit down with the one I have left and document some of her stories.

Today is grand final day. I really love Aussie rules, even though I grew up with League and I love finals fever, but I also love that we are done with football for the year. It does take up a lot of our time as a family and has been a big commitment this year with Steve coaching. I am sad that Carlton are not in the grand final, but I do have a soft spot for St Kilda and it would be nice for them to win. So go the Saints!!

{21} challenge DAY 12

{21} challenge DAY 11

{21} challenge DAY 10

{21} challenge DAY 9

Thursday, September 24, 2009

{21} challenge catch up

So the house work took longer than I thought, possibly because of all the dust we had yesterday.

This is what our car looked like yesterday morning:

this is my day 5, 6, 7 and 8 journal entries:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

{21} challenge catch up

I have been going strong with the 21 challenge, aside from a small hiccup on the weekend. But I have kept with the art journal part every day ( I just haven't been good at taking the photos and getting them on my blog).

So here is day 4 and I will be back later with days 5 to 8, once I get a bit of house work done.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

{21} challenge DAY 3 & some photos

Day 3 journal entry:

supplies used:
quote from Rhonna's blog, brushes from House of 3, thickers by American Crafts, transparency by Heidi Swapp, butterfly by Amy Butler, canvas paper, staple.

Last weekend we went on a spur of the moment weekend away to Canberra, to see Floriade. Here are a few photos:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

{21} challenge DAY 2

I really wanted to try something new for this to challenge my creativity. So I went with the 6x12 inch page. It is something I have wanted to try for a while, but had been too scared.

Here is page no 2:

supplies used:
word art from Rhonna's blog, brushes from House of 3,
butterfly by Amy Butler, Que Sera Sera Diecut by K &
Co, Rub-on Toppings by TLC, flower, canvas paper,

I also did a cover and title page today. I love the way they all look together.

{21} challenge DAY 1

Yesterday I started Rhonna's 21 challenge, a few days late, but that's OK. I think the extra few days thinking time helped me sort out what I wanted to do. I have always been a huge fan of Rhonna and her work, and have always been interested in this challenge, but there was always something in the way; other things going on, fear of not finishing something I started ... so this time I am doing it.
I have been thinking about the habit I want to start and came up with two. One is about trying to be a healthier me and the other is fostering a happy attitude in our home. I went with the second one.

So here is my first day:

supplies used:
brush and blog banner from House of 3, quote from
Rhonna's blog, diecut paper by Creative Imaginations,
flower by Prima, heart by Heidi Swapp, diecut butterfly
by Amy Butler.

Monday, September 14, 2009

catching up...again

Oh dear I have fallen behind again.

Lots happening with the lilypad and lots of gorgeous new things at TADA, go have a look.

I have been doing some paper layouts lately too. I went to a crop day at a local church and did 7 layouts that day. I have decided to share a paper layout with you every Monday. So here is todays, it is a bit older and I think I may have shared it here already, but that is OK because I am starting afresh with my blogging (and some other things in my life)

It is a layout of some of our Hawaii photos. It seems so long ago now.

I am starting Rhonna's 21 day challenge today. I read about it at the end of last week, but had a lot going on. Then I was going to start in on Friday, but Friday morning we decided to go to Canberra for the weekend so I was busy getting things done. So today is the day, it is good though because I have had time to think about what I want to do. So I am off to create and start afresh...