Welcome to Friday everyone!
And thank goodness it is Friday! Life for me is a little busy to say the least at the moment. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is slowly moving closer.

My first share today is of the November #3 sketch from the gorgeous Sketches in Thyme Blog. All of the Mavens have a go at this sketch.....make sure you head on over there and check out the gorgeous work from the Mavens.

This week we were required to use the following sketch....
I just love this sketch. It is nice to do a double layout.., I don't get to do them as often anymore!!
I have used some of the first photos Jason and I had with Brayden in 2005.
Here is my layout....
I apologise for the photos......they are not the best.
I was very keen to use my new Silhouette Cameo........check out the circle with family - cut from my Cameo (I love it!)
Here is a close up....
I have used 'Echo Park - A Boy's Life' paper collection. It is such gorgeous boy paper.
Here is a close up of the other side and the journalling.
Now why don't you head on over to Sketches in Thyme by clicking this link - check out the Mavens interpretations and then enter your own!

While we are talking about entering your interpretations. I hope you have been over to Scrapbookit. You have until the 14th of December to get your entries in for your chance to win!
Better head back to writing school reports.
Happy Scrapping,
Here is another sneak peek for my work with Scrapbookit.....have you been over to check out my projects?
If not, head over to Scrapbookit (click here) and check out what I have come up with using Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic.....
See you over at Scrapbookit!

This week over at Scrapbookit I will be sharing with you my latest projects. These are for the November/December challenge ~ the last one for the year! Just thought I would pop by (during my break from writing school reports) to show you a sneak peek!
I have set this months challenge and it involves scrap lifting one of my older layouts. Why don't you pop on over to Scrapbookit and check out the latest inspiration from the DT and have a go at the challenge? See you there!

Well I can't begin to describe to you how excited I am today to be able to share with you my very first project as a Maven on the Sketches in Thyme Design Team.

Each week Sketches in Thyme have a sketch challenge. 
This week we have been asked to use the following sketch as the inspiration for our project.... 
I had lots of fun completing my layout. I just loved this sketch.
I also had another play with some photos of our overseas holiday to Thailand in 2009.
Here is what I came up with
I actually pulled out some of an older range from Kaisercraft to use. I get so hooked with all of the gorgeous new paper collections that I often forget to hit my stash...... it is nice to go back and use something from your stash!

Paper - Kaisercraft 'Marrakech'; Bazzil Cardstock; Thickers - Chit Chat Puffy Stickers ; twine; Versamark Ink - Royal Blue; Kaisercraft Mini Alphas - Cream; Stampin' Write - Chocolate; Making Memories Paint - Monarch; Kaisercraft - Chicken Wire Clear Stamp.

Here are a few close ups of some of the details...
We would really love for you to play along and enter your own interpretation of the sketch!

So much so that we have a giveaway - a little gift for one lucky winner who uploads their interpretation of the sketch to the Sketches in Thyme Blog by November 30th. Here is the little prize....
6x6 Paper Pad - Harvest Lane by Simple Stories
So, what are you waiting for???
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Make sure you pop back soon for my latest Scrapbookit project!
Happy Scrapping,
Just a super quick post today (trying to write school reports).
Have you stopped over at Scrapbookit lately to see my latest post?
I have used some Graphic 45 to create a Christmas Layout and some Kaisercraft Twig and Berry to create an OTP project.

Here are some sneak peeks......
So, why not grab a cuppa and head on over there to see what I have been up to?
Until next time ~ happy scrapping,
A HUGE Congratulations to Jo from Scrapbookit.
Yesterday (1/11/12) the brand new and improved shop was opened in Porepunkah allowing more space, a bigger class space and lots of great new products. How exciting!
I look forward to hopefully checking out the new shop over the weekend. Can't wait!!
Today I have some other very exciting news to share. I have known for a few days but have had to keep it a little quiet. Luckily I have been really busy so time has gone quickly.

Recently I applied to become a Design Team Maven over at Sketches in Thyme.
And yes you guessed it.....I am now one of the new Design Team Mavens.
Sketches in Thyme is a blog that provides weekly sketches to spark your creativity. 
There are lots of very clever Mavens on the team who inspire scrapbookers with gorgeous layouts all month.

I am really looking forward to being part of the Sketches in Thyme Design Team and hope that you are able to pop over to the blog at some point and check it out.
Head over to check out the blog now by clicking here.

Hope all of our American friends are OK after the awful situation of Hurricane Sandy. 
You are all in our thoughts.
We have had such a wonderful month with our blog hop this month at Scrapbookit.
Unfortunately all good things come to an end and I am now able to announce the winner of the this RAK that I was giving away this month. How exciting!!!!

Thank you so much to all those people who took the time to visit my blog and leave a comment....it is so nice to read your thoughts.
I used an online random number generator to ensure a fair process.....and the winner is........
Comment 7 by Claire G!
If you could email me (melfield30@gmail.com) your details I will pop your RAK in the post!
Make sure you pop back into my blog over the next little bit for some new projects and some very exciting news!
Happy Scrapping,
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