Sunday, August 29, 2010

Creating, creating, creating......

This is my page for Helen's weekly challenge from a couple of weeks ago. It was a sketch challenge, but the tricky part was to scrap yourself, can't say I've ever done terribly much of that!

Pretty happy with how it turned out. The photo is actually a photo of a newspaper article I had in the local paper, some 16yrs or so ago, when I was an apprentice painter/ decorator & was nominated in the NSW Training Awards.

How good does this next piccie look?

Well it's the Red Earth Scrapping September Mini Kit, which is going on sale in a couple of days for just $9! Perfect if you've got autumn photos that need scrapping. There's also plenty of little bits & pieces to make some great cards too. I'll be sharing my creations in a few days.

The next couple of pages I created for the Red Earth Scrapping Election Scrap-a-thon last weekend.

And these last 3 pages are my entries for Rounds 2-4 of Scrap that Ad @ I'm having so much fun with these challenges at the moment. The next one is due to be posted in the forum tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing which ad Heike has chosen this time!

These photos were taken last weekend when we visited the Australian Reptile Park @ Somersby. We were lucky enough to have been given a family pass by some friends & it made for a fantastic impromptu family day out!

In other "kid news", both Lily & Mackenzie presented their "If I were....." speeches to their class this week & both went over quite well which is very pleasing. So proud of them both for getting up & having a go.

Lily chose to pretend she was a photographer & planned a trip around the world with various destinations of sites she'd love to see & things she'd love to do, including visiting the pyramids in Egypt, an animal safari in Africa & climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Mackenzie chose to be a "Masterchef" & described how to make ladybird cupcakes!

Lily also received a merit card for "producing quality work at all times" on Friday which we're off course very proud of too.

I also a little stroke of luck (after a stroke of very bad luck.....lost a very expensive & sentimental earring earlier in the week), my name was drawn out at the My Little Bit of Whimsy giveaway. How cool is that! Thanks so much Steph.

Thanks for stopping by & for checking out this monster post. I'm off to have some lovely brushcetta for dinner.


Natalie said...

What a busy girl you have been...these pages are awesome Sue. Especially love the first one...the paint splatters are perfect!!! So glad to hear the girls are doing well at wonder you and Craig are as proud as punch. Hugs.
PS. We are currently germ free (fingers crossed) so lets catch up soon!!

Melleny Ams said...

You have been very busy, I love all your pages. You must be very proud of those girls

Kim said...

you have been busy...I see you love banners too, and I absoltely adore that do not try this at home layout!!!

aussiescrapper said...

Firstly I have to ask, did the mini masterchef make the Brushetta lol, and I am sorry about your earring but you know, although I still hope you find it, wow winning the whimsy prize is awesome her stuff is just gorgeous. I just loved hearing your children's "If I was" stories, how delightful, what wonderful cute memories, and wow your layouts are sensational my friend, I cannot pick a fave here, all very different, I love trying different styles and you have certainly rocked doing this, I love the pics from the wildlife park, I would like to take Nate to one, and wow, the first layout is just gorgeous how you documented your apprenticeship. Thanks for sharing. Melxx

Angela said...

Oh Sue I am lovin' your SBiz LO's every one is FABULOUS! it shows that you are enjoying it! Congrats on your little superstars! and you WILL find the earring in a most unexpected place!!!!