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