My holidays are coming quickly to a close which is rather sad but after sitting and thinking of all of the scrapping I have completed this holidays I was rather impressed with my efforts. I hope to keep this up throughout the year but I won't promise anything...:0)
So the last time I posted some of my Santa Photo Christmas layouts I think I had 4 left in the collection to do. Well, I am done. The best thing was that I used a different Christmas collection for each of the layouts. Some of them older collections others newer collections. It was so nice to raid my stash!

This is the 2008 Santa photo....
I have used Ruby Rock It Christmas Cheer Collection. I got them from a kit Charlotte (one of my students last year) gave me for Christmas......how spoilt am I????
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock; Staz On - Jet Black; Versa Mark Ink - Evergreen; Kaisercraft Wood Flourish; Garden Green - Stampin' Write Marker; Pure Red - Zig Writer; Crystalina Kindy Glitz; Kelly Panacci Clear Stamps (Christmas); acetate; Twine - red and white.
Here is a close up of the stamps that I stamped onto acetate as embellishments. Tip: Make sure when stamping onto something like acetate to use the Staz On Ink.....perfect for stamping onto those 'smooth' and 'shiny' items.
Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at Santa Photo layout #3. Pop by tomorrow for the next installment - Santa Photo 2007.
 
 
Welcome to the new week everyone!
Why not pop over to Scrapbookit tomorrow morning whilst having your morning coffee by clicking here to see the layout and card I will reveal??
While you are there.....enter the challenge to win a voucher from Scrapbookit!
Have a great start to the new week.
 
 
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and the weather where you are is nice.....not like our poor Queensland friends where the rain just keeps coming down.

A quick post today to share two things with you.
1) The Christmas cards I started in the caravan are now complete and ready for the end of the year....I am not going to upload any photos of the finished products.....you might end up with one come Christmas and I would hate to spoil the surprise for you!!!!

2) Walking with Dinosaurs layout....
The other day I used the photos of Brayden at the National Dinosaur Museum when we were in Canberra to complete this cute layout.
Brayden was so excited to obtain his 'Dinosaur Hunting Licence' - I was so excited to pick up the last couple of sheets of this Reminisce Dino-rama paper to complete this page.
I have also used some strips of cork....a nice affect I thought!
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.
 
 
After a week of relaxation reality is slowly starting to hit home :0(
We did have a lovely week and it did warm up towards the end of the week - which was nice.
Yesterday, the boys went for another game of golf and whenever a game of golf gets mentioned I know I can spend a little time scrapping......which I did. Yes whoever says you can't scrapbook anywhere and everywhere is CRAZY!!! I set myself up under the caravan awning. Check it out....
Today I am going to share with you what I got up to in my few short hours at the caravan......the golf game seemed to end so quickly!!!
Whilst deciding what to take away with me I figured that to make some cards would probably be the best option. After sorting through all of my Christmas stuff I thought I would be organised and make some cards for 2012.....how organised is that????
Now when going away in such a confined space you need to select carefully what to take. I took my 'basics' and as my friend Liz would I took some post it notes! I made 10 Christmas cards in the couple of golfing hours and all I need to do when I get home is ink/stitch the edge and add a message. Take a look.....
Yes - I used those post it notes to write a reminder of what I need to do when I get home to finish these off (Thanks Liz!). I used some scraps of Christmas paper (actually I got this patterned paper from the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine - 2010 I think!) and some scraps of ribbon for the bows. My little stars are the shiny ones that you can buy by the hundred - yet another product stashed in my Christmas collection for years!
However, there is one new product and I got it in Canberra. I liked it so much I went and got some other colours. The stems of the trees are a brown tape which I purchased from Typo (a stationary store). It is called 'Tape on a Roll' (original - hey!) It was so easy to work with. I probably wouldn't put it too close to photos (not sure of the 'Acid and Lignin Free' component) but great for cards, tags and OTP projects. Here is the card without the post it note.....
So, next time you are on holidays and doing some scrapping don't forget to take your post it notes.....a great idea! I also took away with me my Copic Markers....I just had a play and nothing worthy of sharing!

How are you going with your entry for the Scrapbookit January/February challenge?? I was talking to my sister in the USA the other day.....she has completed her layout and on the way with her card. Can't wait to see her entry as well as yours. 
Until next time,
 
 
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Today, over at Scrapbookit, my take on the new challenge has been posted. Here I have posted a sneak peak of my layout.
The challenge was lots of fun to complete.....so if you are in the mood for a challenge and are looking for something different why not head over to Scrapbookit to see what all the fuss is about :0)


 
 
Good Afternoon Everyone...
I am here sitting on the verandah of my Mum's cabin on the lake in Canberra......ahhhh the life!
We have had an awesome weekend catching up with my extended family - lots of laughs, lots of happiness and plenty of good food and drinkies!! What else could a girl ask for????
Well......OK.....maybe some scrapping!!

Today over at Scrapbookit we have launched the first challenge for 2012!
Pop on over to Scrapbookit.....by clicking here to check out the new challenge and Jo's lovely work!
I was lucky enough to be able to set this challenge.....it will get your creative juices flowing!!!

Well, back to the relaxing by the lake! It's a hard life!!!
Melx:0)
 
 
It had been a while since I had sat and scrapped for just me......boy, what a great feeling it was!
Jo, from Scrapbookit, had sent me the Merry Medley Collection just before Christmas and I decided that it was time to get it out and use it. 
I have said to myself after every Christmas......"I will scrap Brayden's Santa Photos this year!" As you can probably guess....I have never done this! So yesterday I sat with my Merry Medley collection and 6 years worth of Santa photos.
Here is what I came up with for 2010's photo....
I just love the colours in this collection. I have used some strips of the 'Lyric' and 'Verse' paper on top of the gorgeous music sheet paper. I have used some brown Staz On ink around the edges of all the papers including the Kraft cardstock to link them all together. I then used some of these papers again to cut my own little tags. I added some buttons with some thread tied as a bow and some ribbon for one of the tags. 
The Merry Medley - Elfers Sticker Sheet completed my layout perfectly with some letters, stockings and bauble.

I got the bug for completing Santa photos then and within the click of a finger last night completed another layout. This time it was the 2009 Santa photo and an oldie, but goodie Kaiser collection -  'Tis the Season. Here is what I came up with.....
I have used Kraft cardstock (again...I hear you say.....but it goes so well) and spritzed it with some Red Brick Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I used the 'St. Nick', 'Ornament' and 'Choir' pages from the collection. I just love the St. Nick page with the newspaper print. I used the 'Sleigh' page alongside the 'St. Nick' page for the mounting of my photo.
The star I have used is a Kaisercraft on and I have slightly sprayed it with the Glimmer Mist.
I just love the quote......
"Christmas may be many things or it may be a few. For you the joy is each new toy. For me it's watching you."

By the way.... please ignore the address on these photos...this is my new blog! Feel free to follow my blog, like it on Facebook and Share it with your friends.....and don't forget to let me know what you think by leaving a comment.
 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I know I am very late but better late than never they say! I hope you all had a fun filled Christmas with your families and you have started the New Year in style!

I need to begin with the biggest of apologies.....I can't believe I haven't posted on the blog since October 19th!!! Well actually I CAN believe that I haven't. We haven't had internet connection for several months and still don't, alongside end of year reports, all of the term 4 stuff at school not to mention preparations for Christmas, Christmas concerts, carols etc etc. I have been lacking in time....to say the least! I really have only had time, on the scrapbooking front, to keep up with my DT commitments at Scrapbookit!

Have you been over to Scrapbookit lately? The DT girls have been putting together some amazing layouts and cards for our challenges. Speaking of challenges I have not long completed my layout for the January challenge. I was lucky enough to be able to set this challenge and my oh my does it get you thinking! Jo has sent me the most gorgeous pack to work with. Thanks Jo! She will release the challenge on January 15th so make sure you keep your eyes on the blog!

Well, I hope to get back into my routine of blogging more regularly within the next week or so (once my internet is revived). Then I can share some of my latest bits and pieces with you all.

Thanks for visiting and I hope 2012 is a wonderfully successful year for you all.

Melx:0)