Speaking of trees - I submitted a page to SC mag for their 'trees' theme, and not only has it been requested for publishing - I also received a message from the consulting editor stating that they have received over 50 submissions for this theme, and congratulating me on having one of the most eye-catching submissions - how cool is that!!!
*** I got a nice surprise to see this layout featured in the Blue Bazaar newsletter ***
It was hectic to say the least - just picture 20 excited 6 year olds in the one place, but Cameron had an awesome time and totally loved being the centre of attention.
and thank heavens for Macas, who fed and entertained all the kids, leaving me to the important stuff - of getting camera happy at all the great photo opportunities!
Camry's birthday has really made me realise just how fast he is growing up, and I don't know whether it's because he is still a 'mumma's boy', or just that he is the youngest in our family - but I always think of him as our 'baby' and can't seem to get use to the idea that I have to let him grow up!
And if you want to get in on the act and do the next challenge yourself, check out the details in my previous post below....
Speaking of challenges I have started another one that I just couldn't resit -check out the details here. Also Blue Bazaar are offering an added incentive to everyone who takes part - see details here.
Here is my layout for ASS challenge 1... theme - kids, style - bright & bold, brand/product - large beautiful patterns, technique - beads, photos - more than 2, due - 22 July 08
And it was cyber crop time again at LSS, which meant another fun game of bingo and plenty more things to create. The theme this month was 'a night at the opera' with plenty of glitz and glam! Luckily I have lovely nieces that I'm able to do 'girly' pages for. This is a photo of my gorgeous niece Billymaree.*** Just got word that I won the inspiration challenge with this layout - yay for me!!! and I this is the card I made for the card sketch challenge....
I even managed to get my boys to play along - but the both said a definite NO to using glitter on their page, so they went for stars instead... By Christian & Cameron *** My boys also won the kids challenge with their awesome creation - they are very excited!!!!
Also finished my OTP challenge at 123 Scrapbook, it had to have a male theme and use recycled objects, so I made this tin for my little hoarder to store his treasures in...
I covered chipboard pieces with cardstock then layered them onto the backing board and drew a tree design using Staedtler Fineliner felt-tip pens in a fine cross-hatch pattern to create texture. For the leaves I used Staedtler fibre-tip markers then wet them with water to get a smudged effect. I placed several pieces on top of the glass for extra dimension and drew in the trees. I really like the 3d effect I ended up with.
For the metal challenge I used soldering wire to form the tree shape, then adhered metal leaf to the wire. I then wound silver and gold metallic threads around the wire to create texture and join the pieces together. The green leaf was made from a large sequin which I cut to shape and attched the word 'hope' to a Bella metal charm. It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the navy paper has a nice shimmer to it.
The next challenge is paint and the very generous ladies at Blue Bazaar are sending out a cool kit to play with to everyone who completed the first two challenges - so I can't wait to get started!
So here are the rules of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.
Question 1: Ten years ago: I was just 22, and enjoying being a first time mum - I remember having all the time in the world back then, and heaps more patience!
Question #2: Five things on today’s “to do list”:
Clean the same stuff I cleaned yesterday and will clean again tomorrow.
Visit my favourite galleries, forums & blogs.
Cook dinner - not one of my favourite things!
Make muffins - blueberry YUM!
Get creative - I am working on so many things right now.
Question #3: Snacks I enjoy: Potato chips are my weakness, and it doesn't help that my mum works for Arnotts and supplies us with chippies way too often!
Question #4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Firstly I would buy my dream house - just a mere 6 bedroom two storey house with it's own theatre room I have been eyeing out (it's along story). I would travel around the world - imagine all the great photo opportunities! I would buy my own scrapbooking store so I could 'play' all the time! And of course I would share my wealth with my family.
Question #5: Places I have lived: I was born in Poland, when I was 4 we moved to Austria for just over a year before coming to Australia, we started out at Villa Wood, next came Auburn, then Canley Vale, then my parents bought a house at Shalvey where I lived for about 10 years, then I had my first son and moved to a tiny flat in Penrith for 5 years, and the birth of my second brought about our move to Werrington where we have lived for the past 6 years.
So now it's my turn...
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