Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Love" Prima

Hi all you lovely blog followers.....hope you are recovering well from the excitement of Christmas:)  We are STILL sorting a home for all the new toys and games the boys got.  Tim put up new shelves in their room today:)  Anyway thought I would pop by with some Prima creations.  The first one is a Birdhouse canvas album.  I have had this creation in my head for so long just had to get it together.  It was a little time consuming but I got there!  We had professional photos taken of us back when Mason was born and I wanted to scrap them in here.  I only got to do a few photos though, I couldn't fit anymore......that's what I get for making things too bulky!!!!


I have a little tutorial on the Prima blog if you want to check out how I created the background brick effect.
I love my little birdie sitting on the window here.  The resin's are so amazing.....just love working with them!!

Just some more closeups.

Here are my centre pages:

Next up I have some gifts that I made for Cooper's 2 kindy teachers.  They are just glass jars that I turned into pretty pieces:)  

I also altered this Christmas bauble I bought from Pillowtalk.  It started out clear with a few rhinestones on it, now it's turquoise and even shinier:):)

Here is a 1st birthday card I made.  I used the Romantique collection here. 

Lastly, a Christmas card I made for the Prima blog.  Mum gave me a whole bunch of cards from when she was a little girl and this image was on one of those cards.  It is soooo gorgeous!  I just loved adding special little touches to this.

Note the little deer as you look out the window:) 

That is about it for today,  I am busily creating for CHA so best get back to it.  I will be holding a Prima giveaway in the next week or so, so be sure to check back:)

Thanks for dropping by, wishing you Happy New Year festivities if I don't get back here before then xo

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I think Christmas is nearly here:)

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas Day.
Hugs xo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Baby's first Christmas:)

So excited for Mason's first Christmas........I know they never remember it but I will!!!!  I created this layout using Shimmerz.  Lots of gorgeous, sparkly colour here:) 
Coloringz in Lime in da Coconut
Colorinz in My Bleeding Heart
Vibes in Hermit the Frog
Pearlz in Green with Envy
Enamelz in Sparkliscious

I absolutely love the Enamelz on here, so much sparkle:)

I have just received some more Shimmerz in the mail......I'm in love, I really love playing with it all, it's so easy to work with:)  I made a canvas with it last night, will share another day when I take a picture and make sure the new owner of it doesn't mind if I share it.

Just a couple of pics of the boys for Xmas:)  A certain little 3 year old hasn't been very posy for me so at least I have the one of the 3 or them together.

Going to paradise for a few days to relax now, so be back next week for my birthday, Christmas, New Year, our party and getting my big boy ready for school.  Busy creating for CHA:):)

Hugs to you all xo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ahoy there me Hearties!!!!

Warning: Photo overload in this post!!!  So my little Kobi had his 3rd birthday Pirate Party a couple of weekends ago.  We all had such a ball, honestly the best party we have ever had.  Awesome theme too, we have never done a themed party for the kids before.....bit of work but loads of fun:):)  Mum made the boys costumes (Cooper's was bought but we added the bandana and sash).    Just spotty and strip materials from Lincraft.  Mine and Tim's were a mix of op shop and made!  We have friends that own a Jumping Castle Business so we had a really big Pirates (of the Carribean) Castle.  It was great even the adults had a go;)  I borrowed the blue scene setter and all the mesh added some pirate wall hangers, banners and balloons and this made for a really cool backdrop!
So here are some pics from the day.

My big boy now (within the week he turned 3 his toilet training just clicked....woo hoo!!!!!!!)  I now have 2 big boys and a baby I keep telling him:)

Struggled to get a good pic of the 3 of them (that is happening alot lately)!  But this one is soooo sweet.....I love it, I love my boys!!

Here's the "Young" Pirate family:):)

Kobi and his awesome cake that our friend Krystin made him!!  So he was a little too close to the candles for my liking but he did blow the candles out (eventually):)

Baby pirate....

Big boy pirates......

Pirate ship fruit bowl and then all the kids made fruit swords:)

Treasure Hunt......

Oh my so much fun, one definately to remember!!!

I just want to share with you a quick tutorial on Kobi's Pirate extremely quick, so cool!!!
I used inks + Shimmeringz in Heavy Metal.

 Firstly I cut out my 2 pieces of paper to size.  The background paper being a bit wider than the actual written part.  I cut around the edges randomly making the cuts all different lengths.  I teared and ripped the written paper aswell (I just printed this onto normal A4 paper).

I distressed around the edges with my ink pad.

I crumpled up the paper and then pulled it back out and adhered it to the backing cardstock.  I then added drips of alcohol ink around the edges of the text.  Sprayed my Shimmeringz to give a bit of shine!!

Added a little flag with masking tape and there you have it.....Pirate Invites:):)

That's about it for today, I better get off here, so much to do, so little time!!!!
Hope you like my pirate post.
Thanks for dropping by xo

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Color Room #87

The Color Room this week has a beautiful Christmas palette......not your traditional Christmas colours but looks so stunning anyway!!!  I really love doing the non traditional palettes for Christmas anyway, I just can't seem to work well with red:(
This is the first lot of pics I got of the boys this year for Christmas......take 2 hopefully will happen this weekend.  I just couldn't get one of the 3 of them together, Mason's turn to not cooperate!!  I am really loving listening to the boys thoughts on Christmas and's very cute:)

"Tis The Season to Be Jolly"

I have used some new Prima flowers on here + alot of Kaiser chipboard that I have had in my chippie box forever!!! A bit of Hambly too:)

Here is the lovely palette!

Thanks for stopping by....will definately get these pirate pics up soon, I am halfway through editing them:)
Take care xo

Friday, December 2, 2011

Prima BAP

I absolutely loved this sketch as soon as I saw it:):)  I am a huge fan of bunting so this instantly got me inspired to create!!  I hope you can play along too and be in the chance to win some amazing Prima products.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout using the sketch.  I had these super duper cute pics of Mason when he was 6 weeks old and I just had to add in the pops of aqua to match his little hat:)  I am more of a single photo scrapper but this definately was a fun way to use a series of photos.

"Gorgeous Little Man"

I made the banner by cutting out different shapes of patterned paper.  I then distressed the edges and layered them on top of each other with foam tape.  I then added the twine to the top of the banner.  My ribbons were then added next along with the Shabby Chic Treasures, Buttons and Trinkets.

Beautiful Prima blooms:)

More flowers with some Flocked Rubons.  The rubons went really well with this colour palette, they are a beautiful creamy colour with a touch of texture to them.

Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope you liked my layout:)

Hugs, until next time xo