Wednesday, May 30, 2012

EEE Challenge… June 1 to June 10

The kit to use for this challenge is Springs Welcome

The challenge runs from Friday June 1 to midnight Sunday June 10.

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Posting Bonus preview – Springs Welcome 2
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Layouts

ETC's Christmas Party 1995

I had a 'down memory lane' trip yesterday and found this photo of me when I was oh so much slimmer and younger...big sigh!
I used Springs Welcome Kit which is the next EEE Challenge kit to use starting June 1.

Autumn in the Cul-de-Sac, Campian Place, May 2012

This is my little Cul-de-Sac. Being a temperate area Auckland doesn’t experience the dramatic colours of Autumn like other places, we have more tropical trees and evergreens than deciduous.
I used my new QC Four And A Bracket and bits from both All Good Gifts VC and Grasmere VC.

DET Inspiration

Sleepy Little Angel by StacieMac

Memories by mum2riley

Just A Boy by mum2riley

Me (1962) by janetklm

Dragons Fly by TracyMHunt

Friends Are by just-pjz

Remember by just-pjz

Addie’s Creations

I love this photo of Sebastian reading to the other kids at his day home and this word art by Tina was perfect.
Credits: Today a Reader word art by Tina Chambers
Tucks and Layers Quick Click by Erica Belton
Happy Dance 2 page kit by Erica Belton


I'm starting to realize just how versatile Pieces of Me Value Collection by Erica Belton is! This layout is a scraplift of Millie SOOOOO Cute by sssnoo. I took this photo of Freckles by firelight while camping last weekend.


Precious jewel - Amethyst page kit by Erica Belton was the perfect choice for this photo I just took. I saw this cluster of crocuses while out camping and I managed to get just one in focus photo as I had just been out quadding and my hands were far from steady! LOL
I also used Scraps of Words - Nature WordArt by DSP Designers

I have so many new wonderful photos of my boys and me that I just had to use one here. This is the posting bonus for Precious Jewel Amethyst page kit by Erica Belton. This one is called Precious Jewel Aquamarine. You can get this page kit for free by purchasing Precious Jewel Amethyst and completing a layout for Erica's Everyday Events by May 30! You will find that these colours will work just as well for boys and girls and the elements are elegant, but not frilly. Thank you Erica!
I adored the quotes this month in Quote Me with Rene and Stitch. This layout uses the second of these: When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead. ~Ernest Hemingway


I took about 1000 pictures yesterday and this is the first I scrapped. I used Breath of Spring Value Collection by Erica Belton to share Mister Muskrat (I'm assuming he's a mister anyways...) with you all.
Text reads: This super cute muskrat was busy eating and grooming while the bunch of us snapped away,
capturing its every move. Gaetz Lakes Lakes Sanctuary, Red Deer May 13, 2012

Just a Girl 2 page kit by Erica Belton has so much going for it! I love the knock-your-socks-off Deep Tangerine paper but the purple circles is a really close second! I used this page kit with the quote from Quote Me by Rene and Stitch May 2012, Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. ~Marilyn Monroe . It seemed appropriate for these wedding photos. You can win this posting bonus by purchasing Just a Girl page kit and posting a layout with it by May 20, 2012!

The Bright Fiesta page kit by Erica Belton is the bogo bonus for May's Lucky Double Dips challenge. Just purchase the Bright Fiesta Add On Pack, create one layout using the Add On Pack only and another scraplifting any of my Erica Belton layouts and you will win this page kit for free!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Layouts

My adorable grandson Lee taken in 2007 at the local Butterfly House and Pet Zoo.
I used my Precious Jewel Aquamarine kit which is the posting bonus for the current EEE Challenge and Border Cutout Quick Bits (Hearts).

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lucky Double Dips - June 2012 poll

Lucky Double Dips is now a BOGO challenge with a twist. You buy the add on pack and get the kit for free! How cool is that?!?
How is it going to work? First, you get to vote from 3 colour schemes of my choosing during the last week of the month. Then Erica will design the add on pack and get it in the store for the start of the challenge month. You buy the add on pack and create two layouts according to the rules below. Then once you have created those layouts, I will send you the coordinating page kit! Vote, buy, create x 2, and receive! That's pretty easy!

Make you vote count here… and check out the rules.

Here are the colour schemes to vote on this month.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Style lift for May…Karola Witczak

Thanks for the inspiration is my attempt at Karola Witczak's style. You can find the challenge for May’s Style Lift here.
I used only my new EEE Challenge kit Precious Jewel Amethyst.

EEE Challenge…May 21 to May 30

The kit to use for this challenge is Precious Jewel Amethyst

The challenge runs from Monday May 21 to midnight Wednesday May 30.

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Posting Bonus preview – Precious Jewel Aquamarine
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Our Three Kids…Sometimes Friends

It's certainly a cats life...looking at these photos and how they are now, I wondered how many hours out of the 24 cats napped, 23 I think We only have Max and Smudge left now.

Journaling reads...Friends Sometimes. It's a cats life. Top photo is Max 4 the big boy of the trio then there’s Lucy, Max’s sister, also 4, my darling girl (no longer with us) and Smudge 6 the hoon, older in years but loves to play with his toys.
I used my new QC in the series Stamped Calendar for May and Friends Are Value Collection.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Chat Reminder…May 11

Chat reminder...Friday May 11 in the DSP Chat room at 8pm EST...see you there

Chat freebie: Stamped Calendar May QC

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Layouts

These beautiful Rhododendrons where taken at Queenstown Gardens.

I used my new Posting Bonus Kit Just A Girl 2 (not in store yet). You can get this for free by taking part in the next EEE Challenge starting May 11 just by using the nominated kit Just A Girl.

My Layouts

This gorgeous little girl was helping her mother on her market stall.
I used the Just A Girl kit, this is the next EEE Challenge starting May11.

EEE Challenge…May 11 to May 20

The kit to use for this challenge is Just A Girl

The challenge runs from Friday May 11 to midnight Sunday May 20.

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Posting Bonus preview – Just A Girl 2
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

Sunday, May 6, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day Layouts

My Speedscrap Layouts.

Lee on a climbing frame – Heidi’s Inspiration

Infinity - Extra Inspiration from Lauren


Daddy’s Shoes - Erica’s Inspiration


DSP Friends – Lauren’s Inspiration


Vanuatu after the storm – Carole’s Inspiration

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Addie’s Creations

I was so very fortunate to be able to see Sir Elton John in my hometown the other night. And when I saw the image of him playing on the big screen (which was pretty much straight above me so I've borrowed a friend's photo) I knew I wanted to do a layout that brought me right back to the concert. We had incredible seats, in row 2 beside the stage, and one of the ladies in the front row was given a copy of the playlist from the previous night which was the same as our playlist. DH was a quick thinker and took a picture of it so I would know exactly was songs Sir Elton played for us. I paired these once-in-a-lifetime photos with Just Curious Value Collection by Erica Belton, also available as Just Curious page kit and Just Curious 2 page kit. I also used A Great Day word art by Tina Chambers. Thank you ladies for these perfect products to work with my photos!!

Happy Dance 2 page kit by Erica Belton
Focus on 5 quick click by Erica Belton
I loved these photos of Heather's and wanted to let them do the shining so I only added a few elements to highlight the page. I modified the quick click by making the photos smaller so the larger photo would fit better.
I hope you like it Heather!

The sequel kit to Just A Boy by Erica Belton, Just A Boy 2 page kit is a perfect compliment, using reds instead of greens. I just love the combo! You can earn this bonus page kit by completing a layout with Just A Boy and posting it in the Erica's Everyday Events gallery by April 30th.
EEE-Just A Boy
Text reads: Jeremiah is a star when it comes to helping clean around the house. He has learned how to clean toilets and how to sweep the floors. Recently, he showed a lot of interest in vacuuming. When I mentioned it to Auntie Sally, she found Kylie’s old child-sized vacuum that really works. Both Jeremiah and Sebastian love using it.

I just love Erica's newest kit, Just A Boy page kit. And I was thrilled to find this photo from my boys' day home that is just PERFECT!!!
Layout notes: I layered the tire tracks paper and finger marks over the barely black paper in divide mode.

Peaches and Sage page kit by Erica Belton is one of those kits that grows on you the more you use it. The peach shades go fabulously with skin tones and so it can be used for any portrait photos! While going through some of my photos I found this one I just love of my mother-in-law and her dad at a wedding. I paired it with this fabulous quote of Suzanne C Walker's from the Scraps of Words: Family CD. I also used parts of Peaches and Sage 2 and Peaches and Sage Add-On pack and brushes from Obsidian Dawn.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Layouts

We took Lee to Kids On Quads on Sunday, his first time ever riding a quad bike and after one minor off track experience he took to it with enthusiasm. If was great fun to watch.
I used the QC Four In A Pocket and the current EEE Challenge Kit Friends Are to create this LO.


Lee was excited to meet his second cousin Katie when she came for a brief holiday from the UK in 2009. Don't you just love that grin
I used One Clipped On Layers QC, soon to be in the store, the Posting Bonus for the current EEE Challenge, Friends Are 2, not in the store yet and Stripped Bead Alpha.