Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So much to do so little time!!

Well it is Christmas week and with 4 sleeps till the jolly fat man arrives I still have lots to do, but one less thing are some gifts, finely have almost everything made and if needed sent, still have one more canvas to do but ill do that to night I think.

Deistic goddess training has gone out the window till after Christmas but on a good note I am cleaning the house from top to bottom over the next couple of days so I will have a clean slate come new years.

And on to the stuff I have made

3 canvases, 10 CD teacher gifts and a Santa sign

Canvas for my sister. Pic of her kids.

Canvas for my mother in law.

Canvas for my Mum.

CD decos for my kids teachers.

Santa sign, very simple but since its hanging outside didnt want to add to much to it

thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sorry, How Many Pics Did You Say??

What is the most amount of pics you have even seen on one scrapbookig page??

well can you bet 34!! I'll say that again 34!! Now this coming from a girl who thinks 3-4 is pushing it...lol

my latest page made for a online crop hosted but craftytart on facebook.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this LO I think its awesome even if I do say so my self :)

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scrap Style and two new LOs

This week I asked some friends of mine Tracy, Danice and Nic what they thought my scraping style was and I was a bit surprised at what they said. They all saw something in my Los that I didn't. I had always thought I had a rather mixed kinda style but all agreed on linear, tidy and contemporary. I have never looked at all my Los together at once before to see it, but they are so right!!!

The reason I wanted to know my style was not so I could change it but expand it, learn, try new things, try new ways to set the paper e.g. ripping paper something that I'm not a fan of.

Not everything has to start up and down and tidy all the time, buttons and flowers can be used in more or less of groups of three, not everything needs a matt around it and I don't need to use the whole paper sometimes less is more. These are just a few things I am going to try and work on

So a question to you. What is your style and how can you build on it?

And now for the Los

This first one was from a very girlie sketch and I wanted to make it as a boy Lo just to see if I could.

This one I did after the whole what's my style question was asked. I think I did rather well the paper is off on a angle and the buttons are not in groups of three. Its a working progress baby steps.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Altered Canvas

Its been a while since I made a altered canvas but over the past couple of weeks I have made 2. While visiting my best mate Tracy I was looking around her house and well there are nice little crafty things all over the place and it got me to thinking, for a crafter I really don't have much craft stuff in my house!!

So I have decided this has to change, and so far canvases are the way to go. First one is of my little miss Annabel to go in her room, isn't it pretty!!

This one has found a home sitting on top of the fire place mantle, rather pleased with how this one has turned out. Btw do you know how hard it is to get 4 kids to sit still and look at you at the same time. I took about 20 photos and this one was the best of the lot...lol

Thanks for looking

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Domestic Goddess Reality or Dream.

My very good friend Tracy asked a question on her blog the other day that got me thinking, domestic goddess reality or dream.

Well for me this has always been a dream and never the reality, Sigh.... I have always been very envious of these women you see always dressed awesome make-up done, house spotless with not a thing out of place and kids well manned, tidy, lovely and clean all the time, dinner made on time and not just eggs on toast kind either. Where at my house the story is very different, there is no dressing nicely, there is getting up putting on the trackys and what ever T shirt is around, there is no make up; that's laughable, the house is a mess 90% of the time, and the kids, well they bath everyday but they are always filthy, they are loud and messy and dinner is often a rushed job never really been planned out, more of ‘oh bugger its 4- 4:30 what on earth am I going to have for dinner.’

So the question has been asked can I change this? Can I become the domestic goddess I always wanted to be? I’m not talking 1960 house wife here but more of the 2000 version , I’m thinking getting up and making myself at leasts presentable to the world, my house tidy 90% of the time instead of the other way round, my kids organised and well a bit quieter wouldn't go a miss either, and dinner to be made nicely 5 nights out of 7. Do you think this might be a bit to much to ask? Keeping in mind im very lazy and have a terrible time getting my big bum off the couch and the laptop...lol

So today I will be writing up a schedule and a list of the things I need to get done and will report in a couple of days how I’m getting on.

Wish me luck!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Photo of the week

Well to get myself to use my camera more and try and get some different shots I have decided to start a photo of the week. Kinda self explanatory, Every Friday I will post my favourite photo I have taken.

This week its a photo of my little miss Annabel. I just love this pic!!

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Monster Softies

latest thing for me has involved dragging out the sewing machine and wiping up some softies!! I have never been much of a sewer before, any thing involving fabric and a needle and thread has me running, but I must say my little old sewing machine has never seen so much use!! These softies were super easy to make, I just drafted my own patterns and went to it, each only took about ½ hour to make. The kids love them!

This ones arms are a bit wonky be hey gives him personalty!

thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Altered Christmas CDs

Christmas is upon us and for once I'm organized, yay me!!! lol. Instead of waiting till 3 days before Christmas day to make my CDs this year I have done them super early!! (there's a first time for everything)

I make Christmas CDs every year for the tree, they are super easy to make and can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be, I have noticed over the years how much my CDs have changed this is a great way to mark your progress as a crafter over the years too:)

Last years CDs

I will be making a new CD for ittle Miss, I have decided this one just isnt Christmasy enough

thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mud Monsters

Well over the long weekend the weather was so nice but sadly my husband was stuck at work, so that means the kids and I were stuck at home, But not to worry we had a blast!!!

What was meant to be my vege garden quickly became a mud pit. My oldest boy Vinnie decided to start fulling a big hole he had dug with water, next thing I look out the door and this is what I see!!!

Now imagen what the bathroom looked like after all that!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Altered frame years in the making

A long time ago I saw a photo online of a frame with square bits of paper in it (hard to explain)and I loved it and wanted to do something like it and well the other week I was sorting my stuff and came across some frames I got at a school gala. After having these frames for a couple of years not really having any idea of what to do with them I suddenly had a thought. Why not use this frame to make the one I have been wanting to...lol

So out came the spry can and off I went

products used Grace Taylor, Heidis Garden papers, Brilliance ink, cosmic copper

thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Wow it has been so long is anyone still even reading my blog??

Well winter has past and I gotten of the couch and have put all the books away and I'm slowly getting back into the world of crafting. I have lots to show you over the next few posts of all the bit and pieces I have made over the last six months. I have made my Christmas CD decorations for the kids early this year, and have done a few LO and I'm now working on felt food for my daughters Christmas present. Also there are a couple of altered frames and a couple of mini albums....hmm when I see if all written down like this I haven't been as quiet on the crafting front as I thought...lol

so to anyone who is still reading this I will be back tomorrow with photos of some of the things I have been doing.

thanks for reading :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Lay out for me...lol

well I said next on my list was something for my list, well I did start something but had to stop when I didn't have the right bulldog clip , so I decided to do a lo for me!! first lo I have done for a non challenge in a long time!!

anyway its nothing fancy and I am still going to add journalling to this lo ( something I find my self doing a lot more) but I will add that tomorrow when I get more pens.

About a year ago I discovered the CD with all the photos of my son Elliott had been destroyed not only Elliott everything from that year has gone so when I found these pics I was so happy, the pics them self not very good but who cares!!! I have pics...lol

products: used bazzill card stock, papers from Grace Taylor, chipboard from my stash so unsure the brand, stamps from frisker and alphas from American craft thickers.

Thanks for looking Jennie

Sunday, April 18, 2010

little note book

So as of late I have been reading the secret again, and I decided I wanted a little affirmation book so as I was reading and I thought of things I could write them down , So I was telling my friend Tracy that I needed to go and buy a little note book, Her reply was “ you own Bind-it-all make one you twit” well must say twit was the right word at the time, I didn't even think of making one...lol

materials used thick black card , papers from Grace Taylor and tittle and flourish cut from the silhouette

Next on my list of things to make is a note book/holder thing for my to do lists, I am a chronic list maker and make list for everything!! hmm might even alter a clipboard...lol come back tomorrow to see what I decided to do,

Thanks for looking Jennie

Friday, April 16, 2010

We all start somewhere!

Well over on the trademe message borads there has been some talk about ppl feeling there pages aren't very good and not wanting to post there LO, So my good friend Tracy has challenged myself and Kris to blog our first Los. So today I am going to show everyone some of my first stuff I ever did , to show everyone that we all had to start somewhere and the Lo you see today didn't happen over night.

I started scraping when I was walking though warehouse one day and saw some ready made Los on the shelves, and thought to myself “oh I can do that”!! little did I know it was going to be a lot harder than it looked...lol and it took a long time! So I got a few bits and bobs and went at it....

Problem was there just want the stuff around there is today till I found Hastings rubber stamps, a shop that had been there for years I had walked past it hundreds of time but that one day I went in. I was in love!! they had everything there I was looking for and stuff I hadn't even thought of ...lol

Over the years my style has changed a number of times it is forever evolving. And I have come a long way from where i started, but even then some things are very hit and miss...lol So please if you are new to scrapbooking don't get discouraged by what you think to be good, even the ppl who did the Los you look up to started somewhere!

Thanks for looking Jennie

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mums little house

Mums little house, a couple of months ago I made myself a little bird house. My Mum liked it so much she asked me to make her one, a little bit different to mine!! This one also opens up so it is a little keep sake box but I forgot to take a pic of the roof open. lol

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Layouts

A couple of new LOs to shear, not that I am very happy with either of them but it has been a while since I last bloged and thought i better get on it. LOL

both these LO have been done for the http://tmscrappers.blogspot.com/. This first Lo we had to use the letters of out last name

C: circle
O: outline
U: unmounted stamps
L: lace
J: jems

This one is for this weeks challenge, 3 photos, floss and rubons. I didn't have rubons to match this LO so I cheated and used stamps instead..lol I also made this LO for the Scrap your Crap challenge.

Thanks for looking

Friday, March 19, 2010


Yay me!!, a few post ago I said something about how I was going to be published in the New Zealand scrapbooking mag Up2Scrap, well I got a email last night saying the altered box I also sent in has made it into the mag too, I am so happy and excited!!!

keep an eye out in may!!

Also on a side note, I am thinking about doing some tutorials and maybe a few videos, would you guys be interested in anything like that?? and if so what do you want to see??

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2 New Lay outs

Hi all, just posting the last 2 Lay out I have done,both have been done for the TM Scrapers. this weeks challenge is a sketch. The first pic is of my oldest boy Vinnie with his latest obsession MY LAPTOP...lol Its almost a fight for me now to get on my own computer.

Sketch from pagemaps.

This one was for last weeks challenge had to roll a dice and what ever number you rolled was the colour scheme you had to use. My colours were Green, purple and black.

Thanks for looking Jennie

Monday, March 15, 2010

Door Name Plates!!

Still catching up on the things I have made while away from the blogging world, these are door name plates I made as christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews.

this first one was made to order.

Thanks for looking Jennie

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blog candy!!!!!

this awesome candy is over at paper popsicle

What’s in there? Papers by Pink Paislee, KI Memories. Luxe Designs, s.e.i. , Fancy pants; 5 sheets of alpha stickers; overlay; chipboard album by Maya Road; paper frills by Doodlebug; Sassafras Lass buttons; Jillibean Soup journaling sprouts, Rub-on, stickers….. whew

thanks for looking jennie

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Little Bird House that Wasn't

Another little thing I made while I was away.

After a long time looking for a birdhouse to alter and coming up with nothing I decided to make my own, so the hunt for something to make it out of started. At first I was planing of doing it with balsa wood but then thought better of it. Then while I was at the model shop I found some sort of polystyrene sheets with a hard coating of some sort. perfect!!

Little bird house all cut out ready to be covered.

Front view.

side view.

Another side view.

So as you can see my search for a bird house was kind a waste of time cos after all that I covered the holes and made it in to just a little house...lol My Mum like this little houes so much she has asked me to make her one too, so keep an eye out for that one day soon.

thanks for looking jennie

Friday, March 12, 2010

Altered Clipboards

Well while I was away from the world of scraping and bloging my little boy Elliott had his 5th birthday and so begins the new adventure of school, I desided to make his daycare teaches a parting gift...These ladies have been a big part of life for 2 1/2 years and it was very sad for everyone to see him off to school.

Altered clipboards

Thanks for looking Jennie