Monday, March 5, 2012

Life is good ...

Hello again, yes so soon I know ...

Well, I had done my stuck?! Challenge, but it needs to be redone and has been removed from the blog, from now on I'll only publish my own children in LO's. Lesson learnt ooppps : (

Anyway ... here is my take on the Scrap the Boys Challenge !! I think this is possibly my first ever 'scrap the boys' but every month I am inspired by their challenge !  This month is the title "Life is Good", red somewhere and hand written journalling ...

My page has been inspired by a LO I saw while blog hopping, you can find Saraz LO here ! Credit where, credit is deserved !
I have used MME follow your heart and I have used a crafter's workshop template for the first time too ! Loved it so easy to use, will put some more on my wish list : )

So I have filled the criteria althou it's a little hard to see ... there is some red on a flag, on a tag and lightly stamped under the hand writing that reads, "and it always will be as long as I have you 3 in it"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Does this thing still work ??

I guess I'll soon find out ... I have been AWOL from my blog for quite sometime, creativity was out the window in a huge way ... I even started to wonder if I had become a 'paper collector' instead of a 'Scrapbooker'.

While I have been away, I handed over Challenge Heaven to a new owner and then decided it was time to give my self a break.  I spent lots of time thinking about what Scrapbooking means to me and why I do it.  I have come to the realisation that I do it as a craft as well as to preserve my families history.  I often find my self (as I'm sure others do) admiring others work in magazines and on the Internet.  I have realised that there are SO MANY talented artists in the Scrapbooking world, especially in Australia.  I think for too long I have tried to compare my work to others, and I have been hard on myself that my Scrapbooking was simply not good enough.

I have now made a conscience decision to go back to Scrapbooking as a 'craft' and not try to be an 'artist', as this is better left to those artistic ones.

On that note ....  the paper rack has been dusted off and my creativity seems to be flowing once again ...

Here is a page I have done of my Nana, who is sadly not doing so well ...

I have used a bit of all sorts ... Kaiser and Bo Bunny PP's ... RW chippy ... Graphic 45 staples and some Tim Holtz bits ... Websters alpha's and some A lil somethin dress pattern flowers ! 

For something new I have covered the chippie in crackle and then added vintage photo distress stain, I really liked the effect ... here's a close up 

Pretty cool I thought : )

See ya again real soon, I'm going to have a go at the Stuck ?! sketch !!