Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Finally some creating just for me..

Was picked by the girls on the the Direct 2 U forum this month to do the challenge. I was very lucky and the girsl were very kind with the challenges they set for me.

So I had to create a LO using the following:
1. Hand written Title
2. Bling, Bling and More Bling. (pp, ribbon, Gemstones etc)
3. An Old Embellishment from your stash - I used a bookplate and photo turn arrows that I have had for what seems forever.

So here was what I came up with.

Layout - Puddle Fun= layout made using left over bits from D2U DT kits and my own stash. Went a bit crazy with handcutting flowers on this one. Certainly used Bling, Bling and more Bling on this.

Products used: Cardstock,Kelly Panacci pp - Stitched Floral,Glitter Embossing Powder, Sequins, Beads, Kaiser Gemstones, Gemstones flowers, Pearl Flowers, Kindy Glitz, Sequin Flowers, Photo Turn Arrows, Metal Bookplate, MM Sentiments Stamp, American Craft Rubon, Brads, Journalling Pen, Date Stamp,Stazon Ink - Black

Thanks girls for the challenge... was heaps of fun... now to choose the next victim...lol...lol....

Had a chance to finally play with my Cloud 9 Kit that I had been sent by Fiskars. Wanted to make up a mini album to put some of the Christmas photos into, rather than having just the one picture hanging around to remember Christmas. I also had another motive as I wanted to try out this album for a future project for our crops here in Adelaide. I love the colours that Cloud 9 have gone with this year. more traditional Christmas colours that I can see will play nicely with sepia or black and white photos.
So here it is:
Front Cover-

Back Cover-

Open album-

Inside view-

I still have so much left in the kit too to be able to do up a few layouts of my favourite photos from Christmas too...

Off to scrap so more... Thanks for looking...

M x

Monday, December 22, 2008

December Sketch Challenges at D2U Scrapbooking.

Had a chance to get this months sketch challenges from D2U Scrapbooking done. Was hard to pick which sketch to do as once again Marisa gave us 2 really good sketches.

So here's my examples.

My Example: Sketch 1 - Cutie

My Example: Sketch 2 - Rock

Time for a break now... Back again soon. Happy Scrapping !

M x

Friday, December 19, 2008

Xmas Creating Fun in the Wallace House

This year we decided that we wanted to bake for Xmas as our little gifts. I seriously thought that it would never happens with all the things that I had planned on my "To Do" list.

**Note to self for next year... not to be having a baby and planning Xmas at the same time...lol..**

So anyway... between the kids and I, we managed to bake up a storm here at the Wallace house and made up 60 large gingerbread men and about 40 smaller gingerbread men. Mind you the whole time Nate kept saying that we needed to make Aliens instead of men..lol... gotta love boys. The fun and relaxing part for me was the day that Nate and I sat down and iced and decorated the gingerbread men. I was so proud of him 'cause he didn't lose patience or interest at all and it took us about 1 1/2 hours to get them all done... for a 5 year old I think that is a huge thing!

The other fun goodies we made were homemade rum and raisin chocolate fudge, chocolate brownie balls, hedgehog slice, chocolate truffles and 15 jars of homemade passion fruit butter.

Now being the avid scrapper we couldn't just send them out any old how could we... glutton for punishment here... so out came the Heidi Grace and Cloud 9 Xmas stamps, my Fiskars Squeeze punches, my Fiskars Threading Water Punch,my Fiskars Holly Border punch, water colour pencils, Kindy Glitz, some precut shipping tags and an abundance of Fiskars Paper scraps.

We set to work then punching, cutting and stamping to our hearts content. I never realised how much fun it was to make up your own Xmas pressie tags too. A definite must for next year for me for sure. The kids had an absolute ball and we managed to get them all done in time for them to hand out their goodies in the last week of school. It took us a few weeks to get the all done as I split the tasks up over different weekends so they would lose interest and all... but the end results were just what we had all hope for. Plus the added bonus for me was being able to spend quality time with my kids celebrating Xmas the way it should be... creating things together we made with love.

So here are the goodies that we managed to get made for Xmas:

Hope that everyone is enjoying the festive season and managing to get some creating done just like us.

Best wishes and Merry Xmas.

M x

Fiskars "Family Fun Day" Crop Bookings Now Closed

Just thought I would let everyone know that the booking for our next Fiskars Crop here in Adelaide in January have closed.

The details of our crop are:


Date : 31st January 2009

Time: 10 till 5 pm

Venue Address: Sheidow Park

All kits will be provided for the workshop

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided


If you wish to be put on the mailing list for the next crop here in Adelaide, South Australia happening in March, please send me an email to: mlwallace@internode.on.net

I have been busy creating and making up kits for the day. Yes... I want to be super organised here with my forth child due by the end of this month I wanted to stay on top of things. The kits are all bagged up and ready to go for another fun filled day that is for sure. I am looking forward to seeing some new faces, along with my trusty followers on the day.

Thought I would give you all a few sneak peeks of what we will be making on the day to keep the juices flowing until the big day...

Mini Album - Woodland

Mini Album - Vineyard

Mini Album - Love Blossoms

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

Card 6

Till later.. happy scrapping.

Michelle xx

Monday, December 1, 2008

December D2U Scrapbooking DT Work

So here's what I have to share this month using the amazing stuff sent in my DT kit from Direct 2 U scrapbooking as usual. Was fun to play with this one... sooo much yummy felt and tulle. I loved the fact I was able to get messy playing with some paint on this one making up the candy cane and word. Was nice to do something different this month and make an OTP item. With how busy this month can be with Xmas bearing down on us all, I will now be all ready with this cute little gift bag for the Inlaws now. Now just gotta fill it with some other exciting goodies!

"Joy" Xmas Gift Bag - made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Close Up of Gift Bag

Products used: DT kit - Brown Paper Carry Bag, Green Check Ribbon, Felt (red and green), tulle (red, green, and white), Sequins (red and green)
From my stash: PP - Anna Griffin - Candy Cane, Heidi Grace - Christmas Clear Scroll and Ivy Stamp, Stazon Ink - Black, Americana Paint (red and cream), Scrap White Bazzill CS,Felt (white)

TFL. Michelle xxx