Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Say what!!!!

I have been blogging in some form for the past eight years, over three different blogs and two different blog addresses.  Sometimes I blog about food, or things I like or pinterest but one thing is a forever constant, I am primarily a paper craft blogger and a out and proud traditional paper scrapper.  I have seen a million changes in this little hobby of mine from the days of creative memories and primary coloured Canson paper to mixed media type artsy stuff that we see so much of today, I have bought first edition magazines and then in subsequent years bought the last, I have seen scrapbooking stores filled to the brim with the latest and greatest and seen lines out the door for the final day sales but I never ever in all my years thought I would see the day when this happened....







I can't even.....
This was news that had long been rumored on the message boards and it was a reality that I saw coming but the news is still a shock.

 I was a lurker for a few years before I decided to join up and unlike some women I never did find that place where I fit in and made life long friends, no two peas was just a place where I went and sought inspiration and advice but it was my place where I could be free to love my hobby for myself and share with other like minded people with a passion for scrapbooking.


The first layout that I posted on two peas all the way back in 4/5/2007

I will forever remember the days when you could not even keep up with the first three pages on both the general scrap and NSBR and pages upon pages of layouts to drool over, of RAK's and praise trains and Pea Soup, the inspiration that the talented garden girls gave us and introducing me to some of my all time favourite scrapbookers.

I have no idea where I am going or what place I am now going to call home but I will always have those fond memories of when my little hobby was the coolest craft in town.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Arrrr....

Pirate and princess day at kindy and what better way for a little boy to celebrate but to dress up in his finest pilage and plundering finery.

This was another one of those layouts that was almost done for a long time but just needed to have the finishing touched added (titles and journaling seems to be my scrapbooking kryptonite).


I finally busted out my cricut and cut the title as I just could not find anything in my stash that would work, I seriously had nothing at all.  One of the best things is that I used paper that is well into its double digits with that orange weave print paper, nothing beats being able to mix vintage and new products to create.  Another highlight is being able to use that treasure chest sticker, my mum bought me a bucket load of sticker a while back from a cheap shop and I seriously wondered with these what I could use them for, I am not a huge fan of this style of silhouette stickers but it worked perfectly for this layout.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Well that took a while....

I am not going to lie....I am a slow scrapper but these have been a long time in making.

I started both of these layouts in September.....2012.

When I started these layouts I was house sitting for a friend and took a scrapbook kit I made from my stash but then I kind of got stumped on the both of them, one was finding the right alpha stickers and the other was more of an embellishment issue.







Nosey Norah.
I Just loved this American Crafts paper when I first laid eyes on it but it has proven to be very difficult to actually use, finally I found the perfect photo but the busy pattern made it hard to work with and then place any kind of title but time was my friend and then finally Thickers to the rescue, once I found the bigger of the fonts it was easy to match something else in and that was the black typewriter alpha that is an early 2000's Pebbles, how I love finding uses for my vintage stash.  Another notable old stash appearance is from those glorious Sassafras Lass corner stickers and that green leaf which I believe is Green Tara from the pre 2005.




Make a note of this moment.
This one proved the most difficult to finish off as I just could not find the right embellishments to finish, and as much as I love the papers that I used they are very different from the colour palette that I would normally use.  The best part of this layouts though is that gold dot vellum peeking out from behind the photos, I totally missed out on that most coveted Dear Lizzy vellum when it made its rounds in the scrapbooking world but I figured that with a stamp I already owned and some gold embossing powder I too could have a comparable product....winnning.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Instagram Love....



Pyjama print for the win 

Goodbye faithful fat lady shirt, death by over washing you shall be missed...


Cupcake day


The lorikeets lounge

Peanut butter has never been so good....


Death by clumsiness and butter it would seem


Op shop.....why you charge so much for old second hand plastics?

Sunday afternoon life...football, kids, dog, couch, noise

Monday, May 26, 2014

Friday Faves...on Monday!


1. Exfoliate- I NEED to have this in my life and on my bathroom wall...NEED!


2. Command Centre- I have been wanting to get something like this in my entryway for a while and I love this, pretty much the perfect set up.


3. Sun Print Tote- I have been wanting to play around with that fancy expensive sun paint for a long time now but this is a much much cheaper alternative.  My mother in law is coming to stay with us soon and I think this will be a fun activity for us to play around with.


4. Disney Little Villians- Oh goodness, I am in love with these adorable prints.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday Faves....


Era Vulgaris/Queens Of The Stone Age- Golly gosh how I wish that I had listened to this album back in the day because I feel like I have missed out on so many listening opportunities, it is not very often you come across an album that you like the whole way through.

Strawberry & Cream Kirks- Pretty pink and slightly sweet, really enjoyed this limited edition soft drink, shame it wont be around for too long.

Hell Bunny/Super Sweet  50's Dress- Cupcakes, sprinkles, diamonds, rainbows and teddy bears what isi there not to love?  Must have this soon.

Let The Wookie Win/James Hance- I have been following James Hance's work for a long while now but I always come back to this one as one of faves.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Instagram Love....

 Morning Coffee, Purple Lips

 Under 6's, glorious sunshine and bone chilling wind

 No fancy glass of wine for these ladies who lunch....

 Four days of this beautiful view and friends, easter break success.

 A little sunday afternoon cake crafting...

 Workshop....day just got better

Dads garden always has something happening 




Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Faves....


1. DIY Twisted Turban Headband tutorial from Honeybee Vintage.  I am hoping to get in over the next few weeks and get some sewing done and I have my eyes onsome scraps that I am so turning into headbands as we approach the winter months.

2. Be You- Elle's Studio.  I love everything abut this layout, eye candy. 


3. Tess Munster.  The beautiful plus sized lady and body positive powerhouse behind eff your beauty standards, inspirational.

4. 90's Alt Rock Vocal Hook Supercut.  Oh the nostalgic trip I took with this one remembering back to my days avoiding homework and listening to triple J lounging around on my blowup furniture and lying on my vintage purple chenille bedspread braiding the tassels dreaming of boys.....sigh.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mantra



Well it has been a while....
I have not been feeling the the crafting mojo in a long while but over the last few weeks I have been pottering around getting a few bits and pieces done.

So the layout.  This photo was something that as soon as I saw I had to record, not something that you see everyday in the back suburbs of Brisvegas that gave me the warm and fuzzies.

I busted out some vintage products for this one, basic grey rub ons, Heidi Grace chipboard alphas that I altered by inking up and glittereing and that MAMBI heart that has to be almost 12 years by now, not everyday that you can find a use for products of that vintage.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Haul....

About a week ago I placed an online with craftonline, it arrived within two days which is amazing shipping time and again I am a super happy customer of theirs.
So what did I get?
Echo park paper packs.  I got two of the dots and stripes packs and a dot Pack and the mini theme great outdoors.

The alphas and labels.  Got a good assortment of stuff to get through, wish i had bought the other sets of prima alphas they are amazing.



The $1 pile....i kid you not everything here cost a whole $1 each.  I cant wait to use the heidi swapp gloss chipboard dots i am thinking i can stamp in the bigger ones and substitue the smaller ones for enamel dots.  The dudd purchase though...those heidi swapp rub-ons soooo didnt realise they were rub-ons i was assuming chipboard alphas ohhhh well.

So this was the last purchase I do in a long while hence the basic pattern paper and all those alphas.  Sad to say it but i hardly even look in my scrap space anymore let alone do anything so i am set for quite a lot of layouts to come I think.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pictureless Posting....

Not going to lie.....
I have had no interest in the interwebs, blogs, websites or even heavens above..... Facebook!

I have been taking a sabbatical from cameras and phones and SMS and even replying to people in a timely manner.

I have been watching TV, reading my kids Enid Blyton, working, going to bed early, drinking less coffee and tea, eating waaaay too many carbs, keeping busy, enjoying the school holidays, catching up with my past life on the coast,  ignoring the mess, listening to digital radio all day, laying in the sun, camping, BEER, pottering along, pondering life and generally not giving a damn.

It has been fun.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

DCWV Sweet Tangerine






It has been one of my greatest bug bears that in Australia our access to DCWV stacks is nominal to non existent.....I have been waiting at least five years for Nanna's Kitchen people, five long years.
Anyways about two years ago Big W who was the main supplier in Australia just kind of stopped stocking the stacks and it seemed that the limited online offering was our only option. 

Step up to the plate good guy Spotlight to save the day.  I was rather excited when I first saw the fabric and chalkboard stacks in store and I had my fingers crossed that they would start bringing in a bigger selection.  This last catalogue my hopes were answered when they had four new DCWV stacks and I have since found another four in store.

Sooooo purrrrty.   I went in to buy sky's the limit or Freshly Picked but I ended up falling in love with Sweet Tangerine.  DCWV have really upped the game in the Patterns they are using, I can remember years and years ago that I would bypass 90% of their offerings but now they are all really good and have some really beautiful designs.  So ono what was in the stack....





















































This is one of the two things that bothers me about this stack, the hole punch on the pattern and the smell.  The hole seems to not affect the size as I just did a quick comparison between a  trimmed down DCWV with a piece of Bazzill and they are the same size but it did irk me a bit when I opened it.  And the smell, not overpowering or offensive in any way but some of the stacks have a certain odour that bothers some people.  Neither of these things are enough to deter me from buying more stacks I love the fact that they are cheap, have pretty coordinating designs and you get two of each design.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotlight and happy mail...

 








Dear lizzy goodies, so many pretties
Kaisercraft pads are 30% off

DCWV chalkboard and fabric stacks, just wish they would get in more DCWV stacks, I've been waiting for years.


Thickers....


Ruby rock it project cards, can't wait to use these in my project life.


The most AMAZING fabric I have ever seen, stupidly I didn't buy any and I know it will be gone buy the time I get back, also I suck at sewing and I already have far too much fabric.


Pearl spot cotton, so pretty in real life, so pretty...


HAPPY MAIL!  So I got some money from Jase for my birthday and I bought a box of goodies from craft online, sadly they didn't have the 6x6 crate paper pad I ordered but i still got my free shipping and it only took two days to arrive, so happy :)
Ohhh and there is 20 sheets of Bazzill Kraft cardstock under all those goodies, seriously as rare as hens teeth around these parts.