Monday, December 28, 2009
Posted by Leanne at 7:01 PM
Sunday, December 27, 2009
just because I could!!!
Well Christmas is over and it was good again this year. DS thoroughly enjoyed himself and totally appreciated every gift he received. It's quiet around here at the moment as he has gone to Perth for 8 days with his Dad to visit rellies.
I have been lacking scrapping motivation recently, but today I just scrapped because I could and I'm really happy with the results:
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of supplies I have and have decided I need to go on bit of a shopping diet until I work my way through some of it. That should also help with the mojo. I have also started scrapping Christmas, will upload later.
Posted by Leanne at 5:41 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Finally finished my December DT projects for Scrap Pile. I had the pleasure of working with a Bella Acrylic Album and Kaisercraft Rewind papers. These papers were perfect for recent photos of the Newcastle Charity Toy Run:
and a layout:
A colleague from Singleton contacted me earlier this year requesting a teddy bear for her first grand daughter for Christmas. I haven't really made bears for about 3 years, but agreed to the commission, and here is the result:
Not sure where I will go with the bears, but I really enjoyed the creative process in making her, so I'll probably make a bear here and there.
Posted by Leanne at 8:06 PM
Friday, December 18, 2009
when you're having fun or more rightly, too busy to scratch yourself!! The past fortnight has literally disappeared!! The final 2 weeks of school were manic, but thankfully I managed to find some time to clean up my desk area and have a good throw out. I'm getting better at throwing stuff away ~ not much sense in keeping resources for syllabi that no longer exist or courses I haven't taught since leaving Singleton 5 years ago!!
We had our Christmas function at Tatler Wines and it was a fabulous celebration after a hard year. Way too much alcohol was consumed by some and the food was, as always, sensational. A venue I totally recommend for a function or just lunch if you are visiting this part of the world.
I have received my December DT pack from Scrap Pile and it is perfect for scrapping photos of the Toy Run. I also have a teddy bear to finish off for a former colleague, so I',m gonna be busy!!
Posted by Leanne at 7:55 PM
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Newcastle Charity Toy Run is organised by local bikers to support the Salvation Army in their collection efforts for Christmas. Today was the 32nd annual ride and huge. It took 45mins from the time the first bikes entered the foreshore until the last bike arrived.
Riley's Dad takes part in the ride, so we drive him to the marshaling point and then he rides pillion with his Dad for the official ride.
A couple of the highly decorated bikes:
DS and his Dad arriving at the Foreshore
Bikes as far as far as the eye can seeThe massive toy pile ~ this was before all the toys were delivered
We then headed into Darby Street for a relaxing lunch. A good day all round really.
Posted by Leanne at 7:16 PM
it's my turn to set the technique challenge at Scrap Pile this month. Given the extremely busy time of year, I decided to keep the challenge relatively simple. The technique this month is DISTRESSING ~ any type, any amount!! My example primarily features tearing, inking and crumpling:
Karen has set a fabulous inspiration challenge, so head on over and get some of those pre Christmas photos scrapped.
Posted by Leanne at 2:49 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This months challenge is Christmas related......................................
Is your boy an angel or a grinch???
And my example:
Unfortunately, December is the last challenge for Scrap the Boys.
Posted by Leanne at 8:45 PM
Friday, December 4, 2009
This is my last month of Guest DT at Scrapping Outback and it has been thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you to Rachelle, Sandra, Jules and Trudi for the opportunity. The challenge this month is an easy one to make it achievable given the silly season: create a layout using patterned paper to create the interest with minimal embellishments. And my layout:
There is a second mini challenge to create a card with scraps from the layout and then email the card to other forum members. Details can be found HERE:
Posted by Leanne at 8:36 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Just thought I'd pop in and share my projects for the Scrap Pile cybercrop held last weekend. The cybercrop consisted of a number of challenges and then a series of Christmas workshops. I was responsible for a card challenge and layout recipe challenge:
I also created the following Christmas items as tutorials:
And just for fun DS getting into the spirit of the season
Posted by Leanne at 8:02 PM
Monday, November 30, 2009
I have been very remiss in not updating this poor blog with my DT work at Scrap Pile. Finally, though I have emerged from the pile of end of year reports and registrations and I'm ready to cruise to Christmas.
Anyway, back to Scrap Pile. For my first project I had the pleasure of creating a mini album with the Kaisercraft Dear Santa range found HERE and the Maya Road Long Binder album found HERE. I am going to use this album as my December Daily album to record our festive season.
I am going to be realistic with this album. I know that until I am on holidays in 2 weeks time I probably won't complete each day, so I plan top take the photos and write journaling notes and then complete the pages on the weekend.
My second projects featured the absolutely gorgeous Bella~Sarah Jane range of papers. These are heavy weight papers that feature the most beautiful designs and colour combinations. I don't do alot of girly layouts but these papers just scream girly:
Posted by Leanne at 6:22 PM
Friday, November 27, 2009
Love Scrappin is offering a 2009 Christmas Card Kit. The kit features the gorgeous new Carnival range of papers and embellishments from Kaisercraft and a variety of paper flowers. I managed to create 9 cards from the kit with plenty of scraps remaining to produce more cards:
ALL KITS including the current November Kits are on sale at Love Scrappin with a 20% discount currently on offer, so head on over and grab a deal.
Posted by Leanne at 5:10 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
are now available at Love Scrappin and great value at only $12.00. Head on over and check out the gallery.
I had the pleasure of working with a mixture of Kaisercraft "Carnival" papers which feature traditional Xmas patterns with non traditional colours and Fancy Pants "Kraft" collection. The Fancy Pants papers are not a Xmas line but combine beautifully with the Kaisercraft papers to produce layouts that in a non traditional colour scheme:
Okay, that's all from me tonight ~ off to write more reports
Posted by Leanne at 8:04 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Oh, my poor neglected blog!! Seems it's just that time of the year when there just aren't enough hours in the day. I have been busy on the scrapping front, working on my layouts for Love Scrappin. I have teamed Xmas themed papers with some non Xmas papers to create a couple of non traditional Xmas layouts. The kits will be released this week but here are a couple of sneaky peaks:
On the work front, life is crazy. We are smack in the middle of the manic two weeks where all we do is mark, assess and write reports. I will be finished on Friday of this week as the following two weeks I am out of the school due to our annual Lifesaving Program. So, one more week of crazy and then things will settle down again.
In other news, I hurt my hand last week and have a broken finger and a sprained finger, which are making scrapping and typing mighty slow and painful.
Anyhow, off to bed so I'm ready to face the week ahead
Posted by Leanne at 9:54 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Gosh where have the past two weeks gone???? We have certainly hit the ground running at school and there is no relief in sight!!
Anyway, enough whinging ~ would you like to know how to make these gorgeous roses
and use up the masses of Prima blossoms in your stash???? Then head over HERE
These are great for cards and layouts:
Okay off to cook dinner and then settle in for Rafters.
Posted by Leanne at 6:10 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
have been loaded over at Scrap Pile for a little while, but my neglect of this poor blog means I haven't displayed them here.
I had the pleasure of working with the vibrant Bo Bunny Gypsy range and the delightful Cherry Arte Deco Hall range. Both paper ranges are lovely heavy weight papers and the colours in the Gypsy range are truly vibrant. And now the layouts:
This week is absolutely flying by. Hopefully some scrapping tonight.
Posted by Leanne at 6:29 PM
Friday, October 9, 2009
at Love Scrappin have been released and can be purchased HERE. I played with Basic Grey papers from the Offbeat and Lime Rickey ranges as well as My Little Shoebox Who Loves You. And my example layouts:
I even had enough scraps leftover to create a couple of cards:
Have a great day. I'm off to do some scrapping!!
Posted by Leanne at 10:54 AM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
has just been uploaded at Scrapping Outback and it was set by moi!! Details of the challenge can be found HERE.
And my example for the challenge:
This challenge is due in the relevant gallery folder by midnight 31st October 2009.
Scrapping Outback is currently running the Ladies Place Your Bids Competition and I will be contributing 3 items to the competition so stay tuned ~ hopefully they will be completed over the weekend.
Posted by Leanne at 8:55 PM