Sunday, September 21, 2014

Soccer Fun

Soccer has come to an end for another season and I haven't scrapped too many layouts compared to previous years. Here is one featuring Lachie. He had a great season and proved to be one of the best defensive players on his team.

I am pretty sure this is based on a Stuck?! Sketch but I can't be 100% about that. I actually did this layout almost a month ago but haven't had time to blog it because I have been buried under a pile of marking. 
S xoxo

Friday, September 19, 2014

Playing with Silver

When my sister got married last year, her colour scheme was blue, black and silver - colours of her favourite football team, the Cronulla Sharks. Silver was all the inspiration I needed to come up with these layouts.
Layout One: Family Love. This layout features my brother-in-law and his grandchildren. I used silver embossing powder and some silver stickers from Heidi Swapp as the silver features on this layout.

Layout Two: Love being together. Photos of my family. I grabbed a Crafter's Workshop template, my versamark and inked it onto vellum, covered it with embossing powder and heat set it. Almost like my own version of the awesome Dear Lizzy gold dot vellum that was so popular twelve or so months ago.
And what better way to add more silver than bunch up a pile of metallic silver thread.  
I must confess that I am loving using embossing powders on vellum. The only real tip I can give you if you want to try it is to keep your heat tool a bit further back from the vellum compared to when you are heat setting on paper.
S xoxo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Playing with Colour

I am not a scrapper who likes mess. The thought of my craft mat being covered in paint, glue and other kinds of wet mediums is enough to make me want to crawl into a corner. Lately though, I have found myself wanting to make myself step outside my comfort zone so on a whim I grabbed some gesso, texture paste, templates and watercolour paints to come up with this:
Still clean and simple while getting my 'mess' on. And some close-ups: 

Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Scrap the Boys

'Domesticated Boys' is the challenge this month at Scrap the Boys. I couldn't go past scrapping this story of Lachie asking me if I could teach him how to iron ... what mother is going to argue with a child who wants to iron.
Here is my layout:
And some close-ups: 

So that's my take on the challenge. Don't forget to link up your creation to the Scrap the Boys website by the end of the month to be in the running for some great prizes.
S xoxo 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

White with One August Challenge

To say I stepped outside my scrapping comfort zone is a huge understatement with this month's challenge over at White with One. The first colour was the 'With One' criteria - Liquorice (Black).  Hmmmm me do a layout with no colour? Could I do this?
I knew that if I was going to embrace this challenge, I was also going to have to embrace the thought of stepping outside my comfort zone even more. Enter some gesso, texture paste, an old piece of punchinella (for those of you who were like me and went, 'What the heck is punchinella?' It is the leftover piece of plastic from when sequins are punched out.  See who says you don't learn something new every day?) AND watercolour. Yeah, I can hear you now, 'This is so totally not Sarah.' This is what I managed to come up with:
And some closeups: 
 See this is what you can do with punchinella and texture paste - kinda cool!:

And can you believe it - I even put aside my trusty-use-it-on-all-layouts brown ink and dug out an old black in. See proof that I really did step outside of myself for this layout. It does the scrapping soul good to mix it up every now and then .... apparently ;)
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Scrap the Boys

A new month brings about an all-new challenge over at Scrap the Boys. This month, your challenge is to Profile one or more of your boys. The easiest way to approach this task is to use a headshot of one of the males in your life and tell us everything about them.
Here is my take on the challenge:
And some close-ups of some of the details including machine stitching, a circle background created with my new Silhouette Cameo and my Top 11 facts about Mitchell, aged 11. 

Once again, the DT look forward to checking out your creations for this challenge.
Sarah xoxoxo

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fly Baby Fly

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you would know that our boys love to swim - both for fun and competitively. I loved watching them in training and at carnivals, and their style and technique have improved greatly over the last 12 months. As soon as I saw these pictures of Lachlan from the school swimming carnival earlier this year, I knew that I wanted to use the word 'fly' somewhere in the title.

Love my little superfish!
S xoxoxo