Welcome to
Scrapbookit’s October Blog Hop

Thanks for joining our Design Team on our inspirational hop around to share this months challenge which Kerry and Janene have set for us all. You will have started the hop at Scrapbookit and have ended up here from Kerry's blog

It is so exciting for us all here at Scrapbookit to be hosting this blog hop but even more exciting for us to welcome our Guest Design Team Member Amanda Taylor. We always love seeing Amanda’s gorgeous creations and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team this month. Welcome Amanda!

Firstly, Kerry has set us a layout challenge. The challenge is to create a layout using patterned paper as your background but have lots of negative space, (scrapping in only a ¼ of your page), to use ribbon, and to have your journaling hidden. This month I was lucky enough to be able to work with the Graphic 45 collection The Nutcracker Sweet. It is such gorgeous paper but so busy and so not my normal style. However, an awesome challenge to keep me on my toes.

For this layout I chose not to use the Christmas sections of the paper but the gorgeous purples. Here is my take on the challenge…

Materials:­­ Cardstock – Kaisercraft Vanilla, Graphic 45 – The Nutcracker Sweet, Organza, Twine, Thickers - Chipboard alpha, VersaMark Ink, embossing ink, embossing powder.

This photo was taken of my niece at her second birthday. We caught her trying to break into the lollies in the bag – our very own ‘sugar plum fairy.’ I have used my ribbon as flower embellishments and have hidden my journaling behind the postcard. Here is a close up of my journaling…

Now for Janene’s  gorgeous little card challenge. It fits perfectly with the purples from the Graphic 45 collection. The challenge is to create a card which has wings as your feature, (be it birds, butterflies, or angels, etc.)

Here is my card…

I have used again the Graphic 45 collection paired with the Vanilla Kaisercard. I have used my Cuttlebug to emboss the patterned paper and I have gathered my organza ribbon. I have used my iTop tool and brads to create a matching brad, added some gorgeous Kaisercraft bling and some Amy Tangerine ‘Lovely’ Foam Rubber Alpha Stickers. The main features of my card, the butterflies, were created using a Memory Box Die Cut. Isn’t the butterfly just gorgeous? All these items are available at the Scrapbookit Online Store.

Now to join in our blog hop fun we are running a little competition. Here is what you need to do:
* Visit each member’s blog (links are below) and be inspired by them.
* Look for the Blog Hop Question they have asked you.
* Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know you have stopped by.
* Follow their blog (if you don’t already).
* Hop back over to the Scrapbookit Blog and write your answer to each question in the comments section. (Comments will be hidden)

How easy is that? Now here is my question.

What is one Off the Page product and its price in the Scrapbookit Store?

Now to go into the draw for a chance to win this RAK from me you must complete all steps in the above instructions.  At the end of the month I will randomly draw a winner from the comments on my blog and they will win this gorgeous collection of goodies.

So what are you waiting for? Follow the Hop over to 

First stop from here:
Rebecca’s Blog 

Janene’s Facebook Page 

Our Guest Design Team member for this Challenge

Amanda’s Blog 

and if you haven't been to 

Kerry’s Blog 

Then head back to 

Back to Scrapbookit 
to leave your answers to everyone's questions.

And just when you think it is all over….don’t forget.. if you enter the challenges you have a  chance to win a Prize Pack (valued at $ 40) for your Layout, or a Card Pack (valued at $20) for your card.

Well, I can’t wait for this to all get started – so…happy hopping!!
Next stop Rebecca's Blog.
Well here I am ~ the last day of school holidays and I can't believe that they are over!
I have had a great holiday but reality will certainly hit at 6am tomorrow morning when routine comes back into action!

Over the holidays I have been very busy creating. Some I can't share just yet but I can share this awesome Design Team call with you.
The blog is called Sketches in Thyme. They have some wonderful sketch challenges each month and lots of gorgeous inspiration by the Design Team Mavens.
Well, I have decided to give the Design Team Call a shot and put myself out there. Whatever happens I have had heaps of fun creating my layout and have completed yet another layout for my collection.
So, here is the sketch for the design team call..
Now, all you need to do is...1-Have an active blog and be on facebook (so you can be part of the SiT DT group)
2-Create a new layout based on the sketch above.
3-Post about the Sketches in Thyme DT call on your blog, along with your take on the sketch.
4-Leave a comment on the SiT Blog by October 20th telling the team that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post. Be sure to include your email address so the girls can get in touch with you!!

Here is my take on the sketch...
This photo was taken of us at my sister's wedding in 2007. I love it!
Not so long ago I won a voucher at Piece of Cake Designs and decided to purchase the September Kit. There were lots of yummy goodies in the pack, some of which I have used for my layout.

Materials: Cardstock ~ Kraft; Paper~ Echo Park - For the Record 2 and My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing; iTop Tool and Brads; Wooden Bird Embellishments; lace; Kaisercraft-Alpha Stickers -Cream; Creamy Caramel - Stampin' Write Marker.

Here is a close up....
See, it is that easy! Why don't you join in too?

Have you entered the Scrapbookit Challenge this month? You still have until the 14th to do so!
Click here to check out the challenge. There are already some awesome entries in the Gallery.
Make sure you also head on over next weekend October 13th at 7pm for the launch of our Blog Hop - can't wait to share with you what I have been up to.

Happy Scrapping
Hi Everyone,
As you will have read we have been extremely busy over the past few days.
Today I have a couple of little bits and pieces to share with you as well as an exciting event coming up at Scrapbookit.

First of all I wanted to share with you the wishing well I made for Victoria for her 2nd Birthday.
I have used the Kaisercraft Mini Wishing Well and some of the papers from the Tigerlilly collection. I used the Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour to paint the wishing well. Viva Decor is so easy to use and it literally dries in seconds. It makes doing those off the page projects a lot quicker!

The little quote on the front says
"When stars are born, they possess a gift or two, 
One of those is, they have the power to make a wish come true.
We'll make a wish and do as dreamers do,
And all our wishes will come true"
which was taken from Disney Wishes. Quite appropriate for our little American!

Here is a look from the side...
I also have an engagement card to share today for my cousin who has just recently announced his engagement and whose party we attended on Saturday night.
Scrapbookit is having a Blog Hop on Saturday 13th October at 7pm. 
Basically you head to the Scrapbookit Blog at that time where the blog hop will begin. There you will receive directions on how to go about participating in our Blog Hop. There will be heaps of inspiration from the Design Team and of course the opportunity to win some prizes along the way.

You may have noticed that on the right hand side of my blog I have a new widget called "Linky Followers" I would love it if you could become a follower of my blog by clicking 'Follow Me' and then following the onscreen directions.

Well, that is all I have for the moment.
Happy Scrapping,