Friday, February 15, 2013

Dreams do come true :)

Yes, they do!!  We are now the proud owners (with my Mum and Dad - team effort) of a holiday house at the beach!!!  It has always been a dream of mine to have a beach house and now we do!  It is in a gorgeous little spot about 2 1/2 hours away from our home, somewhere to go on weekends and holidays and relax and swim and fish and ride bikes/scooters :)  I am pretty sure you have seen plenty of shots of the boys there, and I warn you, there will be a load more!!!!  It's not huge (although the yard is - woo hoo)  but its ours and we are all so excited!!  So before we decided to buy this place I had booked ourselves in for a holiday at the Gold Coast next week!  So double whammy excited here!  Kidlets can't wait, theme parks here we come!!!!  So there you go, excitement plus around here atm :)
Before we have a little adventure next week, I thought I would share with you some more creations!
  First up is super cute Mr Pirate.  I created this using all Shimmerz and some extra bits of material and string.  Kobi had been asking me recently to make him a pirate for his wall.  So I got to sketching a cute little boy figure.............ummm, just wasn't quite working for me (I am not so great with face sketching) and then my wonderful/ideas man Hubby said to me "why don't you make a Pirate Owl??" As if that was the most logical thing ever, why didn't I think of that!!!!!  So here he is, in all his Shimmery glory!
Here is what I used:
Vibez in Blue Jeans, Hot Fudge, Hermit the Frog, Jeni B Bleu
Spritz in Truffle, Sapphire, Sea Foam
Coloringz in Mama Sings the blues and Heidi Ho Blue

 So the boys are now pretty stoked with their Pirate on their bedroom wall.

And have we all heard about the new Shimmerz products.  OMG I have seen a sneak at the colours and I am so so excited, I know you will be too :):)


Of course February is the month of love and for me it's extra special as my husband and I celebrate our Wedding Anniversary..........and this year being even more special being our 10th anniversary (and while we are holidays)!! 
Anyways Prima's Product Pick for Feb is just perfect for all things love!  Check it out and have a go, always so many fantastic prizes to win!!

Based on the palette above here is my take :
"Love Makes Life A Beautiful Ride"

I have used papers from the new collections, Lyric, Hello Pastel and Divine. 

 Plus a mix of gorgeous new flowers and some of my older faves.

Loads of distressing, texure and cute hearts!

Next up is the BAP!  Marie-Nicolas, a DT member, created this super cool sketch for us to work from.

I used the Lifetime collection and created this one as one of my CHA projects.  I also think it was my favourite one for the show! 
"Key to My Heart"

The Lifetime is quite a neutral collection but I made it pop by adding loads of extra colour!!!

Super cute wooden planes! Pluse more gorgeous flowers.

Lastly today, is a very recent share that was put up on the Aussie blog.  I had assignment of using a boarder punch.  I must admit I don't own alot of punches but I absolutely love this Martha Stewart Lace Heart Boarder Punch.
"Our Love Month"

I made medallions and punched the bottom of the page.

Without discarding all of the negative hearts and confetti from the punched pieces of paper, I kept them all in a pile and added them into a plastic sleeve along with some glitter.  I stitched around the outside to attach it the bottom cardstock, making a gorgeous shaker as a base for my layers.


I couldn't wait to use the Fourteen collection by Crate Paper and this all seemed to come together perfectly.........and with love!!!!

Phew, this one took me a while to write up!  I hope you enjoyed my post today............I best get back to packing our bag!! 
Hugs, catch you in a couple of weeks xo


cebelica said...

Woohoo, congrats on your new beach house. I'm sure you'll spend a lot of quality time there and that you will have a lot of fun! :)
Also, all of your creations are superb. I love them! Hugs! xx

Felicity Wilson said...

There is no doubt about ya Stace... Your work is amazing.. I dont know what else to say!!
Woot Woo.. beach house.. and the Goldie!!
Have lots and lots of fun :))))
see ya when ya get back.

Irina Gerschuk said...

Congratulations!! Thats wonderful news)))
And the projects are gorgeous!!!

Melinda said...

Beautiful work Stace, you always get it just perfect! Happy Anniversary to you both, have a beautitful holiday at the Gold Coast...we did the theme parks last September and the boys LOVED them especially Dinosaur Island at Seaworld! And YAY on a beach lucky are you guys! Wishing you lots of happy days down by the beach! Take care gorgeous girl :))xx

Zeneva said...

Just stunning!

Denise said... are amazing!!! These are stunning..truly stunning!!!

Lula said...

I love your layouts, always full of magic and details<3


Kate said...

oh a beach house!! that sounds fantastic!! what a great place to getaway- sounds perfect for your family :) love your creations, especially the little shaker idea for your pages ;) and the owl pirate! clever cookie! love ya Stace!! xx

Beachstudio said...

Whoot! I love your pirate owl! And good luck with he beach house! What a great dream come true!