Friday, July 31, 2009

Cards and layout too.

This time next week I'll be packed and heading of to my annual scrapping retreat. I so can't wait. The past few months have gone very fast and it won't be long now till I am back at work.
Here are a few things that I have done over the past few days to share.
The challenge this time round was to make a wedding ot baby shower card or altered item and here I what I did.I have made a few of these baggies and they are so easy to do. I played around with Nics flower tutorial to make the flower on my tag. Thanks Nic I had fun and will be doing more for sure.
I played along with the sketch this month and here is my twist on it.


Pages in time

I joined in on a colour challenge as well as a whispers challenge this month and here is what I did. For the colour challengewe had to use the colours lime green, fushia pink and ocean blue on out creation and this is what I did.

The lime tart girls have all beeen taking about stamping and water colouring and I have been inspired to pull out some of my older stamps. I had forgotten I had this one.

This is the page I did for the whispers challenge.

It works like the chinese whispers game one person starts of with a layout and discribes it to the next person and so on till the end. We had four in the group and the first two layouts looked similar but the third and my own both look totally different.

Well I am of to sort a few things out before heading of to watch a friends daughter in her first school production so till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


My swan princess.
It was book week dress up day at school today and My Missy wanted to go dressed up as a Swan so I grabbed some white material from Mum and made some not too flash wings. lol The rest of the costume was Missy's idea. While cutting the wings out she was standing at the bench drawing the rest of her costume, a tail, frills for the legs and a beek along with black eyes. She looked so sweet and I have got her drawing to scrap with some pics like the scrap nut I am.

Blog candy

Pop on over and check out what Melissa is giving away and this one here and this one here if you would like to be in therunning for some copic markers. Wow. Some yummy goodies for sure.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ad this.

The new ad is up over at Ad this. Here is the adand my page.
More photos from our holiday. I brought some dived 12 by 12 pages a while back and like the way the layout looks cut up so to speak. I stamped the background and cut it up then scrapped the layout.
As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy birthday

It is that time of year again. Purple Onion Designs is celebrating its 6th birthday with a sale. It is my way of thanking everyone for their support over the past 6 years.
All stamps are 25% off!!
There is also a page of some fun new stamps. You can view them all here:
Summer 2009 Stamp Release
Don't forget to stop by the Purple Onion Designs blog where you can see new samples, hear the latest news and win some free stamps.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some scrapping to share

I had a ball at my all day crop yesterday and managed to do 4 pages and I card. lol not that I can share all of them yet. Here is what I can.
Blind scrapping with Beccy

It has been a while since I joined in on a blind scrap over at Therapy so I decided to play along with Beccy. Thanks ever so much I love my layout.

I've decided that I am not going to do a seperate album for our Albany holiday pics they will go straight into our family one but this is going to be the title page of sorts.

Make sure you pop on over and check out her blog as she does the most gorgeous stuff and is this years winner of Therapy's Make Believe Masters. Mandy last years winner has handed over her crown. Congrast again Missy Bec.


Inkurable stampers

It has also been a while since I played along with Inkurable stampers and when I seen the challenge this month to use a playing card and stamping of course I just had to play along using some goodies from one of my treasured Ruby Street vintage kits seeing as it had a playing card in it.

The little kitties on the right of the photo of Missy A with two of her treasured dolls, Abbie and Rosie, is a playing card. Abbie, the bigger doll is one we gave her for her third birthday. She is pretty much nearly the same size as what she was as a new born and I made sure I kept a few of her special baby clothes for her. The little Eeyore suit is one. Rosie is her first doll. When she was about 6 months she started to lose interest in her dummy and started sucking her thumb. I so didn't want her to do that so got her Rosie in the hope that I could encourage her to suck her hand but with no luck. Three years or so later she had progressed from sucking her thumb to her finger as I kept on taping her thumb with a fabric bandaid, which she hated the taste of it and seeing as I moved from taping the thumb to taping the finger she gave up.

The photo or another of the six odd i took lol is also my week 30 photo for my 52 week album. I have that page half scrapped.


Just have to share this with you all. I am so going to be playing around with my stash of Kaiser flowers, making me up some more paper bag vines and adding some rose vines to my flower collection. Thanks heaps Missy Nic.

Well till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Lime tart August kit sneeks.

August Lime Tart kit sneeks have gone up on site.Here is a sneek of something I have put togther with the half tart kit.
I have enjoyed working on my samples. Can't wait to show you them all.

Lets get shabby challenge 2

The new challenge is up so pop on over and check it out on the blog. I had fun creating for this challenge and hope you all do too.
I made up five mini I'm a shabby girl layouts using the pics on the shabby blog,one for each of us. I have attached a magnet to the back of mine and it is on display stuck to the flue of our unused pot belly fire.
and a close up of the details.

Make sure you pop into the other girls blogs as well as our first guest dter and see more of the stunning projects they all created.

Have fun getting shabby with us.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blog award

My fellow Hero Arts fan Anne has passed on this award to me. Thanks heaps. To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award:
Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
Nominate at least 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
Here are 5 people I have met through blogging that have become a part of my circle of friends.
Thanks girls you each on your own way always manage to bring a smile to my face.
Big big hugs my friends.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Page share.

Some challenge pages to share
Scrapping the music

The new song is up. Nickleback. If today was your last day.
Here is my page. Yeap another Albany holiday photo. lolI took the word path out of the lyrics and scrapped this photo taken on the path up to Bluff Knoll. I used up one of my treasured vines on this along with some of my Ruby Street and D-lish scrapping goodies. Craig and Asher made it 3/4's of the way up and the reason for the added quote tag which reads to almost do,fall short.
The new ad is up too.
And here is my page. I have scrapped this to pass onto a friends daughter seeing a it is her and another friend in the photo with Missy.


Lets get shabby

The winner and honourable mentions for the first challenge have been posted. The girls and I had a hard time picking a winner. Pop on over and see who they are.

That is all from me for now so till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some more to share

I've had a nice day at home today and as it was raining managed to get some scrapping done in between sorting out washing, entertaining dd cooking dinner and a little housework lol


The US forum I pop into had a xmas in July crop on this week end and I have managed to play along with three of the four challenges set by Ann. Awesome challenges. I had a heap of fun.

Chal 1 was a sparkly shiny challenge and here is what I came up with. Another of a few b'day layouts from Missy's b'day last year.We needed to add in lots of glitter and sparkle so I used up a heap of my glittle thickers to make a background for my photos and embellies. I added some pearls to my handmade vine stalk and butterfly and some shimmery ribbon finished it of.

Chal two was a colours of xmas challenge and we could do a layout or a card so I thought I'd make a start on my xmas cards.

I used the current sketch over at Card patterns for this card.
Chal three was a xmas card challenge so I made another one using the word Joy from the Merriness christmas stamp set.Over on the forum I started a monthly ABC Twist challenge. I get Asher to pull out three letters form her upwords game and you need to use scrappy products/techniques on your layout/card as well as my twist. This month Missy pulled out H,P and U and my twist was to use stamping. Here is the page I did.

I went with manu products for my letters H=Hambly,P=Purple Onion U=Urban Lily. This is another page in my firends sisters memory album. I used the buttefly from the Brocante set.

Michele has brought out the butterfly with some smaller ones as well in a new stamp set. Pop in here to see the new stamps as well as details of a sale and pop into the blog to check out the last of the new stamp give aways.


Just scrapbooking

I heard from little Ellh's mum the other day and have emailed over a photo of her layout and can share the full photo here now. Lots of yummy Fancy Pants and more of those handmade vines. lol I'm addicted to them and will need to make some more. I'll be teaching this layout at the store andwill update the details in the side bar when the date has been set.Till next time which will be tomorrow with my latest STM page thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping/cardmaking.

Purple onion

I just got the ok to post my July projects so here they are.
Two pages in my 6 by 4 52 week album.
Week 28
Albany holiday
I used the Date me and the Demask stams on this.
Week 29
New washer

I used the Hopscotch Alpha and a scroll form the Brocante Set on this.

Double birthday card

A big thanks to Sam over at Mystical scrapbooks for an awesome card challenge that other weekend. I enjoyed doing it and decided to use it as part of my samples.

I have used the Doddled flower sentiment set along with birthday from the Hopscotch sentimnet set

Birthday card

On this I used the Scallops to make the icing on my b'day cake.

Don't forget to keep on popping into the Blog as Michele has been posting up samples and give aways of the new stamps that are coming out soon.

Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Guess who's butterfly creation is who's

Over at Purple onion Michele has another give away for new stamps up for grabs.
Pop on over and check it out. I am so glad that there are some more butterflies coming out as the one from the Brocante set is a favorite of mine.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A scrappy share

Here are a few things that I have worked on lately that I can share.
Here is my other dt layout for this month. Just a sneek peek at the moment as I have scrapped this for a friend of a friend and don't want to share the whole thing up here till she has seen it.
Yeap more fun making flowers. lol I think I am hooked.
This will be taught in the shop sometime soon. Will edit the side bar with the details once I know.
And a set of cards for an up coming card class as well.
I had mega fun with my Hero Arts doll stamps they are soooo cute.
I have been popping in and joining in on a few swaps and here is what I have made. Will have to tilt head to the right as blogger rotated the photo for some reason. loland some flowers. Yeap more tissue ones.
I've got a few of my 52 weeks pages to share but seeing as it is part of my Purple Onion projects I'll share once I get the ok from Michele.
Till then thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Esty goodies

A blogging scrapper pal of mine Jodi has started up her own etsy shop Sweet vintage 78 and to get the word out has got a rak running till the end of the month.
Here are a few of my favs.
Wishing you all he best with the Esty venture Jodi.

Blog awards and a shabby reminder

I was lucky enough to receive two blog awards latey so here they are.
I got this one from Missy J2 one of mt feloow STM dters. It is her little girl in the Wet Missy B layout I did for Lime Tart.
Love you girl. Can't wait to see what you do with the photo of Missy A.
And I got this one from Anne one of the girls over in the Hero Arts flicker group.

She does some great cards.

Ok I can't remember just what the details are but I thought I'd send these of to my fellow Lets get shabby girls Mandy, Jenneke, Chimene and Hilde. A bunch of talented scrappers for sure. Don't forget the 20th is fast approaching so if you haven't got your shabby page in yet there is still a few more days to do so.

Purple Onion new stamps give away.

Head on over to the blog for a yummy giveaway of some new stamps.

Here are the details.
"What's The Scoop?" Giveaway
I just got done adding the new stamps to the website for you all to see this Sunday July 19th. This will also be the start of our annual anniversary sale. So make sure you check back on Sunday!
I thought it would be fun to do a few giveaways and sneak peeks of the new stamps. The first stamp set up for grabs is the one I previewed the other day..."What's The Scoop?
If you would like to be the lucky winner of this set then tell me what your preference is: wafer, sugar or a popsicle (ice)?
Then tell me your favorite flavor.
I will radomly select two winners from those that guess my favorite from each question. There could even be a third winner if you guess both correctly! Just post your favorites in the comments section for this post . This giveaway ends Saturday July 18th at 8:00 pm est.
Join us again tomorrow when I reveal the next stamp and continue with the giveaways!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lime Tart projects

Here are the projects I did with my first Lime Tart. I enjoyed working with it and can't wait for my next Lime Tart pizza box.
When I first seen the Heidi Swap chip board in the kit as it was something I've not used before I ended up doing some mega playing around with my distress inks, sandpaper and rub ons too. With my cheeky grin page I dabbed my ink sponge onto my ink pad and smoothed it on
On this page I did up for my fellow STM dter Julie I chopped one of the chipboard peices in half and gave it a sand before swipping it with the ink so that it had a worn look to it.
And my cards.
Don't forget to pop on over to the gallery and check out what the others have done.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

52 weeks

I just realised I'm a bit behind in sharing my pages so here goes.
Week 25
Comfy cat
Reenie decided the best place for a nap was on my clean washing.
Week 26
Ruby street goodies.
A pic of my first of many to come Ruby street goodies. I so love them.
I'm yet to scrap these ones. May do that tonight.
Week 27
Albany holiday
Week 28
New washer

As always thanks and happy scrapping.

Scrapping the music.

The new song is up What I like about you. I had fun scrapping one of my many Albany pics for this one. While down there we popped into the Rivers store as DH wanted some new boots and I seen this Parka for Missy and she loves it. I was very surprised she did with her issues and such so grabbed it. When going over the lyrics the word keep me warm kept jumping out at me and warm she was. It came in handy the next day when we went out to Bluff knoll.I also had a play around with making my own vine out of a brown paper bag. You can find the tutorial here. I ended up cutting some of my strips to 1 1/2 inches as I found 3 made a chunkier vine. And I made the flowers from some dress patterns that my Ruby street goodies came wrapped in. Thanks Nicole for the idea to use one of my many punches. You can find her flower tutorial up on the Lime Tart blog.
I had fun making up the vine that I have since done another which I will share once I get the photos of my camera.
Did you notice the Jenni Bolwin papers on my page? I used my dt pack from Just scrapping to do it. Some of the papers threw me at first but I got there in the end.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

The Lime Tart gallery is up

Enjoy girls. I'll be back to post my projects later on today.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rak winner

From a few posts back is
Nicole said...
stunning work!!
June 29, 2009 2:50 PM
She emailed me with the correct stamp set that the butterfly on one of my Purple Onion cards came from.
Can you email me with your addie and I'll post out your scrappy bundle.

Holiday snaps

Finally got around to getting my holiday photos of the cameras. We took Craigs as well as mine of which I am glad as mine is a bit bulky and heavy.
This is taken on the replica of one of the first ships to come out to Albany. We ended up going below decks and Craig being 6 foot 5 had to duck.
Missy A modeling her new jacket before staring out on the trek to climb bluff Knoll.
This is a photo I snapped of Missy and Craig heading up the path that leads up to the top of Bluff Knoll. They made it 3/4's of the way up.
This photo Craig snapped of me chickening out after 15/20 mins. I was buggered and turned around and waited in the car for my two adventurers to return.These pics were taken at the blow holes.
And this one is my favorite. After coming up from the blow holes we stopped to admire the view and of in the distant we could see some whales splashing about. Not close enough to get any decent photos but Missy had fun trying out Craig's binoculars.
Well now I can't complain about not having any photos to scrap can I. lol I have already scrapped the new jacket one.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.