Friday, January 2, 2015

Scrap the Boys - January Challenge

The challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month is a Mood Board Challenge. Here is the Mood Board:
 And here is my take on it. I opted to focus on using orange, aqua and silver on my layout:
Close-ups: 

Don't forget to upload your take on the Mood Board to the Scrap the Boys' blog by the end of the month to be in the running for fantastic prizes.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and Pretty Paper Play

One of the things I love most about this time of year is the down-time once the excitement of Christmas is over. In between the ordinary hum-drum of daily life and physio, I have been making time for me. 'Me Time' involves pretty paper play. Here are a few things that I have created over the last few days:
Layout One: Boxing Day Fun (title kinda says it all really - Lachlan and one of his cousins having fun in the pool; always a good place to be at Christmas time in Australia)
 Layout Two: The Good Life (this layout is based on a free Silhouette Cut file that I found on Pinterest)
Layout Three: The Thinker (Photography: Leanne Jago) 
Happy New Year's everyone. Hope 2015 is all you dreamed for and more.
S xoxoxo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All about the Grid

I spent a lot of the time in the days after my knee surgery, lying in bed with my leg elevated and surfing scrapping blogs. One thing I noticed was that grid designs have been used a lot this year. I was inspired by some of my favourites to create these two layouts:

Layout One: Love (Photography: Leanne Jago)
And some close-ups:

Layout Two: Dad Cut (not a haircut by Dad, but rather a crewcut just like Dad ... much to my disgust)
Close-ups: 


I am loving the ease with which grid layouts come together. No doubt there will be more created in the coming months :)
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxox

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas has been and gone for another year. For the first time in many years, we celebrated at home with my parents, sister and brother-in-law. The day was full of laughs and memory making. I am not one for creating a lot of Christmas-themed layouts but I couldn't resist pulling out some of Heidi Swapp's 2013 Christmas collection for the November-December Mood Board Challenge at Jot Magazine. Here is the mood board:
And this is my take on the board: 
Close-ups: 


Hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas Day.
S xoxo

Masters ... Oh My!

It has been a big, busy month. Between the flurry of marking and report card writing, knee surgery, the boys swimming at the State Relay Championships and Christmas, I may have forgotten to mention this: 
Yep, that's right. Scrapbooking Memories Magazine selected me as one of their 10 masters for 2014. Very humbling indeed. To say it is an honour and privilege to be a part of this elite group is the biggest understatement of the century. Here's hoping I can live up to the title.
And for some layouts which I completed some time ago but hadn't shared:




Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Scrap The Boys December Challenge

December? Already? Where has the year gone? I don't know about you, but I am in denial that it is indeed December. The start of a new month means another challenge has been posted at Scrap the Boys. This month's challenge is based on a sketch:
I flipped the sketch to the left and this is what I came up with: 
Talk about a poser ;) Here are some close ups: 

Don't forget to link your challenge up to the STB blog before midnight on Dec 31 for your chance to be in the running for some great scrappy prizes.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxox

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

More Catching Up

Here are some more layouts that have been waiting patiently for me to find time to share with you all.
Layout One is my take on a class taught by Anita Rodway at the Retreat. Waaaaaaaayyy out of my comfort zone but I had a blast doing the class.

Layout Two: Playing with the class kit ... and getting just a little messy in the process ;) 

Layout Three: Love ... enough said really ;) 

Layout Four: Moments. Mitchell checking out the wheat crop (photo Leanne Jago) 
Still have some more catching up to do.  See you soon.
S xoxoxo