Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OH MY GOSH....It's almost Christmas again!!!!

My how time has flown this year, it's been the most craziest time of my life this year, so many things have been happening, a lot of ups and downs, ended up immersing myself into Facebook Games (lol) to calm the crazies outta me!!!

Scrapbooking has been just about totally missing in action for me for the last 8 months (sadly) but for all of the above reasons, I just haven't been able to get my head in the right place for it.  Time to change that. Still in for some incredibly busy months ahead as we prepare for the chaos we know as Christmas and then the mad crazy back to school organisation...Next January will be here before I know it, and I'm kind of in 2 places about that at the moment, my last bubby is off to Prep in January and I'm pretty darn excited about it...thinking of all those extra kid free scraphappy hours, but there is still that nagging lil sense of loss too,  you mums out there will get what I mean!!!!

Although I've produced not a bloody thing for months on end, I've still been faithfully watching the scrap scene via the web, I have switched from using SCAL Sure Cuts A Lot to MTC Make The Cut, I gotta say, it's an absolutely awesome program!!!  Still getting my braincells into gear and trying to work out different parts of that.  Have recently been to the local scrap store and drooled all over the Cricut Imagine...kinda pretty darn impressed with that lil beauty, but hey, that'll be for another day for me anyhooo.

Anyhooo, I've managed to remember how to update my blog, make a post lol lol time for me to get to work and I look forward to getting some projects up on my blog again soon .... til then, take care and have fun

xo Kris

Friday, April 23, 2010

Latest Layout in store now @ Arnolds Scrapbooking Warehouse

I haven't been around much....gonna blame Facebook games for that addiction...scrapping is still happening though.... just no where near as much... Have bought some absolutely gorgeous papers and products from Arnolds' lately...(Nicolette I got some pretties today for your pages girl)

Anyhooo here is the latest page I've completed for Karen @ Arnold's, using the absolutely gorgeous Glitz Designs...Distressed Couture by Traci Smith paper collection, these papers are just awesome to work with, they are so beautiful for distressing (nice 'n thick) The collection has a fabulous packet of Vintage Tag/Labels which I have used 2 of on this layout.

There are soooooo many new products in store at the moment, Karen has just received some absolutely stunning re-orders from Prima and more flowers OMG it is literally FLOWER HEAVEN in there at the moment ladies...bought some today (shhhh don't be telling the hubby), bought some more gorgeous Copic Sketch Markers in there also.

If you are into Copic Markers or have been thinking about whether to dive in or not....pop in store and have a chat with Karen, Tracy or Robyn they have some amazing products and information, also a beginners kit & class (just ask instore) Robyn has made some absolutely stunning Cards, all beautifully displayed with Robyn's usual attention to detail.

They are also stocking the entire Colour Range of refills for your markers(very economical way to refill)...pop instore to enquire or call them on Phone: 3293 4390. You really need to see the display to believe it....colour heaven I tell you :)

Well I'm off for a bit to work on some new projects for the store with these gorgeous new products received today....bright, colourful & funky...just love them all!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Prima Products...

This is another layout I've just completed for Arnolds' Scrapbooking Warehouse at Rothwell. Karen has received a huge shipment of Prima Products instore last week from CHA...omg soooo many pretty products, just mind boggling :)

Anyhoo... I've used:-
Pastiche Collection "Seaside" PP;
Flights of Fancy "Miss Pretty" PP;
SIIP Swirls;
Symphony Blend Red Prima Flowers;
Ribbon & Lace from instore;
Chipboard & Cuttlebug Red Tag Die for Alpha;
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Recycled Packaging from Prima Products, Kaiser Flourish Stamp, Black Ink, Dimensional Magic

...and the subject of my page is my gorgeous little girl Ellen...enjoying a swim at her Aunty's place this summer :) The girl loves her H2O lol!!!

Some of the closeups of these gorgeous products :)

Thanks once again for stopping by my blog and looking at my work :) Have a great day xo Kris

Friday, March 5, 2010

Little Robots .... My Mind's Eye

Howdy bloggers :) Hope you have all been keeping well!!!

I was totally delighted to create a page for Arnolds Scrapbooking Warehouse at Rothwell recently with their gorgeous new paper ranges that are flooding into the store at the moment.

I was given some of the Little Robots Range to work with, and have used a photo of my son when he was just a wee little lad of 3 years helping his Grandpa in the "Shed" lol lol . This little raggamuffin of mine is a deadset real boy's boy... he loves tools, not kiddie versions but the real deal (needless to say I drew the line at the talk of chainsaws and anything with revolving blades OMFG as if!!!), he's been taught from a very young age how to use things around the workshop and yard tools with his Dad & Grandpa... the joys of being the only boy I suppose lol.

Anyhooo....this is the page ... thanks for looking and if you are ever out this way pop on in & see Karen and the girls and have a gander at all the gorgeous new products fresh in from CHA :) ahhhh Bliss!!!!

Okay well I'm off now to have a play with these gorgeous new Prima products .... back soon with pics :)

Have a great weekend, stay safe, especially all you guys n gals out in the flooded areas of Queensland :)

Thanks for looking!! xo Kris

Saturday, February 20, 2010

You are so precious to me....

This is a layout I was asked to design for Arnolds Scrapbooking Warehouse at Rothwell. I was given the new range of papers from 3bugsinarug, they are sooooo adorable. If you have a little boy or some piccies of a little really have to get your hands on some of these papers, they are just fabulous. Awesome quality too, nice n thick perfect for distressing :)

My very young at the time Master Jared :) Thinking he was around 6 months of age (1998)

I've used PP's from 3 Bugs in a Rug (instore at Arnolds right now)
Bazzill Cardstock
Martha Stewart - Flower Bed border punch (love these punches)
Big Bite
Ranger Crackle Glaze
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Paint Chip
Carolee Creations-Adornit Tiny Alpha Stickers
Ribbons, Buttons from my stash :)

Friday's Class...

Well we had yet another lovely day with our ladies yesterday. The ladies completed a page designed by Joanne, here's a quick snap of Jo's layout

Sorry about the quick really doesn't do this layout justice, is quite stunning in real life!!!

Anyhooo all had a great morning, thanks to the lovely Jo for supplying some yummmmmy birthday cakes :) Very much appreciated xo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's the Climb - layout

This is a layout I completed whilst attending the Saturday Day Crop at Arnolds Scrapbooking Warehouse at Redcliffe, Qld.

It's The Amy who was clearly sooooooo delighted with her efforts of climbing all the way to the top of the fort at Petrie Park last year...without any help from Mum or Dad lol so hard to let go some times... especially when the chance of them falling is there :( but we did it and stepped back and let her go for it and she beamed when she got to the top!!!!

That's my girl :) xo

Papers are from Bo Bunny...such gorgeous beautiful thick doublesided papers to work with
Bazill Cardstock - Cream
Bazill Cardstock - Purple
Chipboard Butterflies
Cherry Blossom Flowers (my own stash)
Maple Leaves - multiple colours (my own stash)

The font on this page is Hobo Std...see the last post regarding a link to this works beautifully on SCAL.

Thanks for looking....have a great day, enjoy the rest of your weekend xoxox Kris

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sugar N Spice......the Font!

I am posting this for Evelyn who asked what font I used for my Sugar N Spice title on my recent layout.

Evelyn...the font is Hobo Std Font and you can find it HERE

Hoping that helps!

Have a great day :) xo Kris

Friday, February 5, 2010

Finally I can share a layout....

I can actually share one of my recent layouts with you now, Jo & I had the pleasure of some very lovely ladies for our class today. I always love seeing how different their layouts turn out, by using their own gorgeous photographs, it never ceases to amaze me actually.

Had a fabulous time and can't wait to do it again next fortnight, when the ladies will be doing one of Joanne's gorgeous layouts.

Catch you all again soon! Take care and have an awesome weekend, stay safe :) xo Kris

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Scrapping....I have actually been doing something somewhat constructive...

Hmm it would appear that I've not been doing much of anything slightly sidetracked with my Copics and card making but always on the front burner is my love for scrapbooking.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to share any of my projects as such because they are for upcoming classes... However here is a tiny lil sneak peak of an upcoming class for February/March that I've been working on recently.

Hopefully I'll be able to get some of my "own" stuff done again soon and share :) Til then take care and have a great weekend xo Kris

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A new card....

I've done an entry for the current Anya Ink Challenge....Project must use flowers....and an image from The Greeting Farm.

I've used Dressy Joyce Digi Stamp, coloured with Copics, AC Cardstock, PP from We R Memory Keepers and a small mulberry paper flower from my stash :)

Thanks for looking....have a great weekend xo Kris

Friday, January 22, 2010

Copic Heaven....

So I've been missing in action a bit lately....Been stalking the postie for my new delivery of Copics :) **Doing the happy dance** They arrived this week .... yummmmmy 18 new glorious colours to add to the collection.

Which meant I needed to download some new digi stamps too ... ssssh don't tell Marty :)

Jared is off to a mate's birthday party tomorrow at the Lagoon so I made a quicky card today for his friend.

I've used the "Birthday Ian" digi stamp from The Greeting Farm, Bazzill CS & Imaginisce Papers, Birthday Stamp and Copic Sketch markers. I'm sure his lil mate will hoy it in the bin cos boys just don't care that much for their cards I'm quite sure, but oh well...had fun doing it.

Hey if you are in the area....check out Arnolds Scrapbooking Stamp Sale this Weekend...Saturday and Monday....popped in there today and saw them all OMFG to die for, absolute stamp heaven!!!!!!! Autumn Leaves Stamp Sets for the bargain price of $15 I think they were.. sooooooooo many to choose from ***faints*** Bought some of course lol....and again... don't tell Marty :) hehehe

These are the ones I bought, they are only little ones, but bargain for 8 bucks I thought lol :)

Happy Crafting peeps and have a safe & happy weekend xo Kris

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Howdy blogger friends :) Hope you all had an awesome start to the New Year :)

I've been busy cleaning and reorganising my mess of a scrap room so haven't had a chance to do much of anything crafty lol...

I did however manage to get this lil guy done yesterday.... only because it fell under the classification of "organisation" stuff lol lol lol lol Hubby couldn't complain that way!!

Mum gave me some little boxes quite a while back (let's not go there now) lol, finally I figured what the heck, I'd give it a dash of scrappiness and voila Rose Box done...

Now what could possibly be inside of this lil ole Rose Box I wonder???

OMG Roses!!!! Lots and lots of lovely roses :) Dang it makes a gal happy I tell ya!!!!

And last but by no means least....this absolutely gorgeously stunning little canvas "Thank You" from the lovely Brigitte, whom I made a fabo lil album for at Christmas Time for the Secret Santa with ScrapwithV, I think she liked it lol lol.

So HUGE thankyou to you Brigitte for this gorgeous little piecing, I LOVE IT!!!! xo :) Kris

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wahooooo....I escaped for a few hours today hehehehe

So I went and did a little wee bit of shopping today.... scrappy therapy style shopping that is hehehe... The lovely Donna & I toddled off to Arnolds this morning to see what exciting new things were happening...had a sticky beak through the delightful stamp range OMG they have an enormous range of stamps to die for :) Decided on buying a gorgeous set of HeroArts ClingRubber Stamps "Happy Birthday Cupcakes" Set ...yummalicious!!!!

Hmm some Kaiser papers, Cardstock ho-hum kinda boring I know but ya just can never have too much cardstock... oh some yummy Kaiser Flower Blings :) dang how I just love the pretty lil sparklies...and then we trundled on over to Lawnton to Paper Addictions and I treated myself at long last too one of these....(finally!!!! yay)

Which of course required me to buy some of these....

which then inspired me to come home and play with some stamps & my Copic Markers (again lol) soooooo I put together this simple little layout tonight with the stamps that I coloured today...Miss Amy's 3rd Birthday piccie.

I have used my new Birthday Cupcakes Stamp Set and a "Shy Kiki LaRue" Digi Stamp from CC Designs at All That Scraps...these digi stamps are awesome, and the printer ink works beautifully with Copic markers, no problems with smudging and of course, you can size/resize to whatever dimensions YOU like!!!

Anyhooo I'm off to bed... been a long day of shopping, oh and I forgot to mention I managed to wrestle 5 monsters into the car and took them to the movies today, we saw Princess and the Frog, kinda cute, somewhat funny in places, nice movie for the kids, loads of Popcorn and Frozen Icee Drinks....brain freeeeeeze omg I forgot how bad that hurts lol ... soooo I'm beat, back tomorrow to post a pic of my layout as the lighting here at night is just woeful :(

Hugz...Kris xo