Friday, March 27, 2009

Part Deux of Mels Mojo Madness

Todays layouts are all from the Cocoa Daisy kit(s). Yesterdays post - 2 of the 3 where CD kits. Hanging Out and Goodbye Honey. The Swim one was my own stash.

The layout below is for the Cocoa Daisy Scraplift challenge - all about paper piecing....not my cup of tea but I decided to t.r.y. anyway. I pieced/wove a sheet of papers together. Stuck them on a separate sheet of cardstock and then cut my accents from them.

A nice, clean layout was born. Am happy with it; despite the lack of journalling. I felt justified in swerving the journalling as this photo has already been scrapped in my Glimpses of 2008 album....
This layout tells the tale of our family photo last Christmas...

Okay, here is this story... This is my first attempt at documenting 1 JAn 2009. I felt the layout looked bland and unfinished. I was hesitant to add anything because I wanted the layout to stay clean and uncluttered. I posted it to the CD gallery and immediately LOATHED IT.

So - I added to it....I think it looks w-aaa-y better. What you say? The journalling strips, paper clip and vine round out the visual triangle and make it far more pleasing to my eye.

Thanks for looking! Now saaaayy something....please? Good or bad or indifferent!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Unveiling of my Mojo

It may take a few days to reveal all my layouts as I am having significant connectivity issues. I am currently using a ridiculously unstable 3G will try upload and see how we go.

But FIRST: Go check out Sue's Beautiful Things giveaway....

That is all I have time for but will upload the next batch shortly!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Randomness and Pontifications

A quick layout on a Monday morning is sooooo much more fun that cleaning the kitchen, dontcha think?

Happy Monday folks.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cheating in Style

I do believe I have mentioned in previous postings that I do not indulge in 'event scrapping' which translates to the fact that I have done exactly ONE christmas layout to date. I did it as an assignment, not a choice.

I do not enjoy 'theme' pages - easter, christmas, birthdays etc. Christmas freaks me out the most because of all the pictures that are taken. I have a large family. We have many gatherings and I always feel utterly overwhelmed at the thought of scrapping our Christmas shindigs.

So I cheated. I have bought a pre-designed Christmas album from Making Memories. Its not even a little bit cheesy. (IMO anyway!) Its got lots of 3-d elements, a corduroy cover and is, frankly, a whole lot more attractive than anything I would put together.

I plan to round up many many photos - get a-cropping and a-sticking and have my Christmas scrapping up to date in about 25minutes! Woo hool

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Just call me Prolific

Yes, another one people. CAn you believe it? Feast or famine over here! My scrap table looks like its been ransacked. LOL

It seems the key to my mojo is to have the photos + the story READY (ie not in my head) and then the LO flows relatively easily. The colour looks a bit skwonk but its the best I could do.

In other ridiculously exciting news....I signed up with Cocoa Daisy Kit Club! After seeing KJ's stash arrive month after month I simply could not contain myself any longer! Thankfully, I have a very supportive man who finds my passion every bit as meaningful as I do.

I am expecting my Feb / March kits in the next week or so. And I just checked out the sneak preview of Aprils kit....Omiword people. Utterly gorgeous, my fav thus far.

Anyway, more scrappy news tomorrow....another new purchase I want to share with you. Stay tuned!

Solo Artist

I used [by my standards] vast quantities of stash on this layout. Paper, ink, stickers, buttons, rub-ons, metal embelleshment and gaffer tape.

The latest offering : I had to document Levi's affinity for music. It is not simply a passing toddler phase. It is a deep rooted need in him - to hear music and to play music. I cannot wait to see where his passion takes him in this life.

Please note the [many] dimensional elements on this page.....I always struggle with dimension as mine often appears kinda lame but I do think they worked this time.

That makes me HAPPY!

[the Blogger-mad spacing is not part of my creative escape.....]

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stolen Moments

We arrived home from Mcgregor around 3pm....the girls became ensconced in a Disney movie. The boys were mowing and doing all things outdoors.

I pottered off to unpack the bags....but not before my eyes wandered to my scrap table and spied the 30-odd pics I had printed on Thursday. Especially to be scrapped.

Now my history with photos is NOT good. Those lost photos of some weeks HAVE NEVER surfaced. I told myself its definitely best to SCRAP immediately. The unpacking can wait.

I love this simple, colourful and fun layout. Captures the boy completely.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cocoa Daisy Scraplift

So I decided to start and apply myself to some challenges online. Kim posted about CD Scraplift challenge on her blog...and with that AC stuff up for grabs....I simply could not pass it by.

Here is the original....

And here is my 30minute take:

Amazing how quick it is with a sketch. The girls swam and I scrapped f.a.s.t. while the boy slept. Am hoping to kickstart my creative side again.

I did receive some AWESOME happy mail today. I must photograph and share it with you .


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Little Shop Entry

LSOS sketch looks like this:

My entry looks like this: This pic was taken almost 2 yrs ago. Nostalgia biting hard....