Monday, July 26, 2010


FEELING GREAT AND START MY NEW SECOND JOB TOMORROW. TOOK MY GIRL OUT FOR A SPIN TODAY.....WOOHOO!!! just thought I'd share that cos it was awesome!!!! LOL!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Embellish It - Week 7 - Layout # 79

This weeks criteria was

create your own patterned background
make and use at least 3 inchies on your project
use a quote as part of your title
not use alpha stickers on your project
create a handmade embellishment from fabric

The hardest part for me this week was the handmade embelli from fabric.....couldn't find any I went to Krystals op shop bag and cut the pocket off a pair of denim shorts...LOL...I''m sure someone will think thats pretty trendy and still buy them from the Op Shop!!! So the pocket is now a cute little owl and a couple of lollipop flowers!! Had fun with this challenge...took me all day but I got there!! TFL.....Pauly xxx

Class Layouts (#76, #77 and #78)

These were the three layouts I did for my class at Scraphappy Kats on Friday night. Went over to Seymour in Jacquis new car.....mmm very nice!! Had a very late night....we didn't get home until 2.30am!! So yesterday wasn't very productive at all......sat and watched netball at Bonnie Doon most the day, came home and slept for three hours, had some tea and caught up on accounts. I started my entry for 'Embellish It' comp but was too tired to finish, so that is todays project..... and maybe start on my class for the Scraphappy Retreat...not long now....... Thanks for popping by Pauly xx

Monday, July 19, 2010

Embellish It - Week 6 - Store It

Cover of Card Compendium
Inside view below

6 cards using leftover pp's

Wow, made it through another week of the embellish It competition (link on my sidebar) This weeks challenge kinda freaked me out a bit when I first read it.....
Make a card compendium with at least three cards, two different pp's, and alter a shop brought embelli.
First things first....didn't even know what a compendium was!!!!! Thank heavens for google!!!
I couldn't find any templates, so I had to wing it...really wasn't that hard once I started (which I kept putting off until Sunday). I used Primas Watercolour Rainbow Collection - whimsy and blushing fushia. For my altered embelli, I used a felt flower and 5 paper flowers and stamped, inked, chopped and made it into one flower and used a prima bling for the centre. Wallah!! Then used the scraps of leftover pp to make some cards. It would comfortably hold ten cards I reckon....anyways TFL. Thanks for stopping by....Pauly XX

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July ATC's





These ATC's are my monthly addiction!! Love recieving my 'happy mail' every month! I posted two of these a couple of posts back, but I think they got lost in my photos!! Apart from these and a weekly entry in Tans 'Embellish It' competition, I have scrapped nothing!! Have so lost my drive.....hoping it comes back real soon!! I have some gorgeous photos of my grandsons lately and have them printed, just gotta get motivated!!! Maybe later today??? Better get off here and get all my bookwork done first before I get buried in it!! Cya Pauly xx

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Embellish It - Week 5 (Roll It)

'Spotty/Dotty' ATC for Scraphappy Swap

'Grunge' ATC for Family & Friends swap

This week's challenge is set by Melinda Spinks (winner of the 'Embellish It' competition in 2009)Melinda's challenge is to create a layout using the following criteria:
Layout to be any shape but square!
Monochromatic Colour Scheme (With a hint of one other colour only!)
Paper Rolling or Quilling must be used on your layout!
Stamping to be used on your layout and be a prominant feature (not just a little stamp in the corner).
An embellishment to be made using acetate/transparency (you can also include any of the above criteria on your embellishment).

Made it through another week of Embellish It...struggled with this weeks entry as I felt pretty ordinary over the weekend, so this was all I could come up with. Will find out Friday if I get through another week. If I don't, I'll do the challenges anyway. I love the push it gives me to do stuff I wouldn't normally (PS....paper rolling is not on my list of favourite techniques!!!) Had another photoshoot today. Cass and I took the boys over to the wetlands for a walk. Cass took 150 photos and I took 129, havent seen Cassies yet, but just put a 'few' of my faves up. LOL.
Plenty there for you to pinch Mum, if the quality no good just give me a hoy and I'll email them through to you. Wish I could find my mojo......dunno where its gone??? Applied for another job today (in the kitchen at the hospital), but don't know if the hours will suit as I don't want to give my post office job up. See how I go......
Cheerio for now.....slack blogger....Pauly xxx

Monday, July 5, 2010

Embellish It - Week 4 (Vintage It)

Cody with his Mums beanie cute!

Little bit of sauce on Cody......

BIG bit of sauce on Loohoo!!!! LOL

YAY, YAY, YAY!!! All my tax stuff is done, sitting here on the table ready to drop off to the accountant in the morning!!! Will be so glad to see the back of it tomorrow!!! Only took me all of last week (not weekend) and all today apart from two hours!!
The only time I got anywhere near my scrap table since last weekend was Saturday night to do the week 4 challenge for Tans 'Embellish It' competition. This week was Vintage week and the criteria set by Lisa Ikumphuis (the vintage queen we call her). I freaked when I seen the criteria at first, but thats why I love challenges, cos they push you out of your comfort zone! Criteria was - vintage style using lace and ribbon - creative use of rubons and paint - something for practical use - include a distressing technique. So I made a little treasure/memory box for my first little grandaughter thats on the way (due September) Quite chuffed with how it turned out and now I have a special little something for her to keep her special little somethings in (hopefully).
I took an hour out today at lunchtime and met Shaz, Krystal and the grandsons at the park. It was freezing cold but they had a ball and so did I, took ninety photos!! The other hour off, Rob and I met up with Dot and Alan for coffee and chinwag. Then came home and cooked roast pork for tea, then went for a walk (which we are going to do every night from now on) lol, thats the plan anyway!! Tonight we just walked off the crackle!!
Anyway enough rambling from, feel so relieved all that end of year crap is done!! Outa here to print some photos...
Cheers Pauly xx