Sunday, March 27, 2011

29 wks.....tired and ultra busy!!!

Okay so who's idea was it to organise the Kindy float for Easter Parade this year.....oh yeah, that would of been me!!!!  I have not long come home from a working bee for it at the Kindy.   Massive job but I am sure it will all be worth it in 3 weeks time!  I will post pics when we complete it but in the mean time it's painting cutouts, making hat's (the theme is Mad very fun and right up my alley), painting signs, organising paperwork, organising everyone for jobs......etc, etc!!  So on the 17th of April if you live in the Gladstone area come to the parade and wave to me you won't miss our massive big truck.....although I can't garentee I won't be curled up on a kindy seat!!!!  No, it's going to so much fun for the kids!  Anyways, that's my excuse for being a little bit slack around here atm. 

I just wanted to thank all of you that participated in the blog hop last week and for all of your beautiful, heart warming comments.....they truly make my day.  And an extra special thanks and welcome to some new followers, so lovely to have you here:)

Okay onto this weeks Color Room Palette #51.  So bright and fun, I immediately thought of Sass!!

"You Make My Heart Sing"

Just a couple of closies, how cute is Ellie's Tale's little elephant:)

I have been really busy with a bit of scrapbooking too, but nothing too much that I can share.  I made another canvas for my SIL birthday this week of little Miss Gracie.  I used the Madeline range from Prima and of course lots of gorgeous flowers, misting and butterflies:)

Just an update on my bump.....I'm 29 wks, but only 10 weeks to go until we meet "Baby Goona".  We can't wait, our only delema is a name.....I have the perfect name and Tim isn't agreeing....arrgggh, I hope I can get my's my turn to pick he picked!!!!!  Mum has just come over now with some curtains she made for the nursery so I best get off here and help her put them up:)

Mwah, catch ya xo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome to the Color Room Blog Hop:)

Welcome to the Color Room's first annual blog hop!!

We are celebratting our 50th palette and we have some amazing things to share with you this week.  See the gorgeous palette HERE.

You have just come from Ronda's awesome blog.....loved her project this week!!  Here is what I created from the "whitewashed" His Room Palette.....

"All mine"

And a few closeups for you:)

I used alot of Gesso, paint and misting to match in with this palette:)

I love collecting bits and pieces from the beach to add to my layouts:)

I hope you like, now onto somethings you may not know about me.........

1. I am from Gladstone, QLD, Australia and I am currently designing for The Color Room, Scrap The Boys, Such Sweet Tierney and My Little Bit of Whimsy.
2. I live with my husband Tim of 8 years (been together 14 yrs though) and our 2 boys, Cooper (4) and Kobi (2).  We are expecting our 3rd child in June this year:)
3. On my desk right now you will find a big mess.......I recieved some Prima goodies today that I ordered and I have been admiring them all!!!  You will also find glue, pics and layouts of the boys, paintbrushes, tape, a bucket of shells and too many other things to list!!!
4. My favourite colours to work with at the moment are aqua blue (of course....always a fave) and yellow and orange and pink and lime green....oh you know me all the colours of the rainbow will do!!!
5. What kind of themes do I often scrap?  I have done a fair few beachy themed layouts lately......I am not the best at journalling I just love to create art and cute themed layouts of my boys:)

6. Where do I scrap?  I have our 4th bedroom dedicated to my scrapbooking.  I am way to embarressed to put a picture on here (it's way too messy atm).  It's a bright lime green room, 2 desks, computer and printer,  a black ikea cabinet, black shelves and hooks and overflowing in jars, papers, paints and embellies:)

7. What is my scrapping process?  I sometimes have trouble picking a picture and thinking up a title.....but once this is done everything else comes easily.  I generally find papers and colours I want to use (usually that match my picture) I then start with painting and misting my background.  I then tear and distress my paper.  I never glue anything down until I have most of my embellishments sitting in their place.  My title and journalling is always the last thing to go on my page......hence the lack of journalling on my pages!

8. My favourite food is anything Potato!

9. My top 3 favourite tools are.....well I don't really use tools, I distress everything by hand, barely own a punch (hopefully soon I will get a new one!!!!) I guess I would say scissors, foam tape and!!

10.  I get my inspiration from....definately my boys and their cuteness....hehe but lots of scrappers and different sites, I love blog hopping and definately think The Color Room has the most amazing design team and members that I'm never short of inspiration from them:):)

11.  Describe a technique I used on my project this week.........Texture!  I created lots of texture on my page by placing masking tape down first on my background.  I used gesso and scraped it over the top with a bit of chipboard.  I also misted butterflies and added more paint....(all very randomly).  I curled some paper edges and layered my embellishments on top of each other.  I then traced my finger with gesso over most of the embellishments to give it the white washed and shabby look of the beach:)

Please feel free to try my techniques on your challenge this week at The Color Room. I would love to see what you create with this gorgeous palette:)  Remember to leave a comment answering the question below to be in the running for this weeks special prize.

What colour is my scrap room??

Thank you so much for stopping by, next you are heading to the gorgeous Steph's blog.  I am a huge fan of her beautiful work and can't wait to see what she has created this week:):)

Thanks for participating and helping us celebrate this milestone.

Stacey xo

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some gifts and a step by step:)

I have been making somethings for friends and family lately.  The first is for our friends baby girl Aylah.  We gave it to her at her Naming Ceremony:)

Some closies:)  Bird cage from The Chip Chop Shop.

A card I made for Mum for her birthday last Gabrielle from Bo Bunny:)

Lastly a canvas I made for another friend that just had their baby girl nearly 2 weeks ago:)


I thought I would photograph this one as I went for you all to see how I created it.  Excuse the dodgy pics but my light in my scrap room isn't the best!

1. I used gesso on my background and then I stamped randomly with a music sheet stamp.

2. I misted over the shape of a chipboard butterfly.

3. I also did this randomly over the canvas and with the excess mist I dripped and flicked it over it aswell.

3. I then sprayed more mist and let it drip down aswell as some iron inks splattered onto the canvas.

4. I now started to add texture.  A bit of muslin wrap and gesso and then misted the butterfly shape over the top again.

5. Adding more of number 4 up the top aswell.

6. On goes the strips of material and doily's.

7. Now tearing and folding up the edges of my patterned paper....(new Prima....yummo) I added these pieces around the material.

8. I painted some old chippie letters I had white and adhered to the canvas.  This is now also the point where I started to add my flowers:)

9. Adding more flowers.....I had to have a bit of a fiddle with this bit as they just weren't coming together....eventually I got them all in a place that I was happy with!  I also added a chippie butterfly and a new Prima butterfly.

10. Even more flowers.

11. Lastly I added some tiny paper butterflies with some bling and I traced my finger over most of the flowers with gesso to give it a vintage look:)

So there you have it....I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial:)  I am really thinking about trying to sell something like this at the markets.....yeah, maybe in my spare!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by again, I hope you all have a beautiful day tomorrow and I hope you come back to visit me on Friday for the big COLOR ROOM BLOG HOP!!!!!!!

Take care xo

Monday, March 14, 2011

Look what is coming..............

Come and celebrate The Color Room's 50th Palette with our very first blog hop:):)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My big boy is 4!!!

My gorgeous Cooper turned 4 yesterday!  I spent the day with him at kindy, he had a fantastic day and at the end of the night he said to Nanny "I had a really good birthday, Nanny,  and got lots of nice presents", so glad he had a wonderful day!

We have lots going on at Kindy atm.  I am in charge of organising the Easter float that we get to participate in for the Harbour Festival.  The theme this year is "Mad Hatter's" so it should be loads of fun.  I will post pictures when it all comes together in April.  He also has Old McDonald's Farm visiting in a couple of weeks time.  He still gets upset when I leave but it's not as many tears just a quivering lip....poor little man, it's breaks my heart.  He is definately my little Mumma's boy! 

So what is a post without a little bit of scrapping......I created this a few weeks ago just haven't got around to posting it here.  I finally used this October afternoon!!  I love the bunting paper, I just had to keep chopping it and layering it:)


Some closies and you can see the texture:)
Some Chip Chop Shop and Lil Red Rocket in there too!

I am off to have my 3D scan of bubs this week....ooooo a bit excited about that one!!  Hopefully we get to see a little face:)

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, thankyou for dropping by xo

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Color Room #48

Very pretty and sweet again this week:)

"I Adore You 2"

I used alot of Gesso, Colour Wash and Glimmermist!!

Now it is your turn, I can't wait to see what you come up with xo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scrap The Boys is back!!!

It's back....YAY!!!  For all you Mumma's out there of boys!!!  I am thankful to still be on the CT too:):)  So this months challenge is "Freeze a moment in time".  You have to use a time/date as your title and scrap about that specific moment.  For me the first thing that came to mind was my first born, the time he was born and the moment I believed in love at first sight:)


Of course some close ups....

I also just wanted to share this.  It was my very first layout I did of Cooper almost 4 years ago (he turns 4 next week).  Same picture but boy has my style evolved!!!!

So I hope you all get to pop over to Scrap the Boys , check out what the awesome CT have done and have a go yourself.  There are some fantastic sponsors and prizes this month and we all LOVE to scrap our boys!!!
Bye for now xo