Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Catching up

Halloween page for ScrapnScrap a French inspirational blog that my friend Claudine asked me to be part of

Challenge on SIS to scrap about your scrap room/space. I call mine my scrap cave

Page for Perspectives first challenge - due date for this one is Nov 10th

Remember you can click on the pages to see them bigger!

Friday, 26 October 2007

Get your crop on!

We're cropping all weekend over at Scrapbook Takeout!

Here's what's in store:

* Challenges to help you think outside the box and create great projects.
* Fun games including a Scavenger Hunt and Bingo, Door Prizes and lots, lots more.
* A chance to kick back and have a girls' weekend without having to leave home!
* Special Halloween related contests
o We will have a special costume album in our gallery for you to upload your costume photos! A prize will be given for the following:
+ Scariest costume
+ Funniest costume
+ Cutest kid's costume
+ Best scrap related costume
o Best Jack 'O Lantern! Upload your photos to our gallery for a chance at this prize!

Everyone who signs in wins a little goodie! If a friend told you about the crop and you tell us who it is when you sign in they win an extra goodie too!!

Bingo words are up! Get them in by noon today!

Hope you'll come and play :)

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Spooky Greetings!

I made this card for the monthly How-To I do for the Ranger yahoo group. The orange background was done using Ranger alcohol inks, and the card features the Halloween Icons by Alpha stamps. Some days I just love getting my fingers inky!

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

7 random scrapbooking facts

I've been tagged by Mye:

7 random facts about me. Since I've done this already on my other blog, I thought I'd do 7 random scrapbooking facts instead.

  1. I discovered scrapbooking in 2001/2002 while in the US. I was immediately hooked, but sadly hooked by bright colours and deco scissors! It didn't really become a passion until a couple years ago. Probably when I discovered the nice stuff.
  2. I love everything BasicGrey. So much that I buy it all and just hoard the paper. I usually have to talk myself into cutting into it!
  3. I never know how to define my "style" so I just go with eclectic
  4. I'm addicted to American Crafts Thickers
  5. When I'm working on a page and stumped I take a photo of it and look at it on my monitor. Somehow that gives me the right perspective to make changes.
  6. A few months ago I was doing at least a page a day, but I seem to be in a slump lately
  7. My current favourite colour combo is pink, blue and green
I guess I'm supposed to tag people, so I choose

Pearl Maple

Have fun!

Monday, 22 October 2007

Scrapbooking, challenges and blogging, oh my!

Don't you love it when your favourite things come together? I'm so excited to have been asked to be part of the new Chit Chat Challenge blog.
Here at Chit Chat Challenge, we are looking to inspire scrapbookers through language, techniques, and product usage. This site will be dedicated to those scrapbookers that are looking to push the envelope, and get out of their ruts in unique and innovative ways. Challenges will be posted every Friday and the Design Team will post ideas to get you started. Each challenge will be comprised of a quote, and a product, and/or technique to be included in your project.

The first challenge will be posted November 1st!

Friday, 19 October 2007


Make sure to check the Perspectives blog tomorrow for our first challenge!!

Thursday, 18 October 2007


I got my first shipment from Alpha Stamps yesterday. It was literally like Christmas in October - lots of holiday goodies I can't wait to play with. But first some Halloween fun using their set of four Halloween icons and a small scroll frame stamp

other supplies:
wooden divided box (which came with a set of felt flowers I bought at the 2 euro store)
Sassafras Lass Paper
American Crafts chipboard letters
Ranger and Tsukineko inks
Purple Onion stamp (happy)
Prima leaf
Bat trim
ribbon, tulle, paint, plastic spiders, fake cobweb, picture hangers

Monday, 15 October 2007

What's your perspective?

Is it influenced by the part of the world you're from? A new challenge blog that I have the honour to be part of will be exploring just that. Check us out at Perspectives!

The first challenge will be posted this week!

Saturday, 13 October 2007

The best laid plans

I'm still working on my space of course. As usual I was overly optimistic. These things always take longer than I think they will. All the heavy furniture moving has been done, now it's just the nitty gritty details that are dragging on. So in the meantime some eye candy

Eclecticist and Tranquility

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Change is good

I'm in the middle of a scrap space reorganisation. Probably the fourth one this year. As time passes I get better ideas on how to more efficiently organise and store my tools and supplies based on how I use them. This reorg actually started as a "I'm gonna tidy up a bit so I have room to work" thing, but it snowballed. I've had this idea to change the orientation of one of my work surfaces for a while. I didn't think it could work, but last night I tried, and it did. Granted I had to steal a bit of living room space to make it happen, but it was dead space anyway, so it's all good. Lucas didn't even object too much.

The last time I did a major reorg was back in May. Well twice in May. I wrote about the first time, but never got around to posting pics when I got a new desk and shelves later that month. So here is what it looks like in the middle of the change. (excuse the horrible photos but my space is really a dim cave and to make it worse it's a dreary day today)

I hope to be all done later today and with a bit of luck the sun will shine tomorrow so that I can post some photos of the finished product.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

It's World Card Making Day!

And we're having an impromptu crop over at Scrapbook Takeout
This prize package is up for grabs

Come join the fun!

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Some scraps

- Great e-mail

we would like to welcome you as a member of the Alpha Sta
mps Design Team!

I'm so pumped! Their stamps have me drooling
- Helping out at a scrap store at the big craft expo today. What could be better than spending the day surrounded by scrappy goodness, hanging with other scrappers and initiating people into the cult, um club?

- Some scrappage

Pub ad Challenge:

BasicGrey Contest using Obscure Line :

Top Designer Round 3:

For ScrapGal DT - October Theme is Pretend:

- Things I'm loving lately:

Heidi Swapp Bird sticker - it's a good thing I only have a few left, else I'd use it on every page! And even when I don't use the actual sticker I work it in somehow by using it as a template to cut the shape out of patterned papers!
Hambly - nuff said
Every Jot & Tittle labels - I'm gonna go broke buying these
Crazy stitching - my poor sewing machine. I should be using it to hem up Lucas' jeans but instead it's working overtime in my scrap space
American Crafts Thickers - can you believe no one in France carries these?
Label and journaling stamps - again, nuff said

- Looking forward to Sunday and a planned flea market trip with Lucy. Ahhh, life is good!