Saturday, 28 May 2011

Simple Stories kits..... yummmmmmmmm

I am a little bit in love the with the kits by I have all of them except one (I am working on fixing it).  There 100 days of Summer worked for this photo the hardest thing was choosing all the little bits that are in the kit.

It was a quick layout thanks to # 74:

Kaszazz Cardstock, 100 days of Summer kit, Chipboard

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Did you ever think that you are on a roll......

As the title says " did you ever think that you where on a roll, but then near then end realise that you so weren't". Well that's how I feel about this layout, it was meant to have the story, and another photo but I just couldn't get it to work, so I did what every good scrapbooker does, I went to the Kindy Glitz, that will make it all better and that way I am not wasting time and by then I will figure out where the other photo will go...... hmmmmmmmmmmm nahhhhhh, it didn't so here is one of those layout that did turn out perfectly but didn't go to plan.

Swiss Dot cardstock, Bo Bunny Sun Kissed, Kindy Glitz

Monday, 23 May 2011

A shout to some talented ladies....

Ok don't often do this, but these ladies are really talented. They make the cutest embellishments you could ever see and there prices are great. So they are having a sale on the 28th Saturday so check out there blog and they are also on Facebook!/pages/A-Lil-Somethin/214356835255412 so go over and check out there stuff.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Mixed emotions...

I don't know how to start.... these photos where meant to be a significant moment in my life... these photos and this photo shot was meant to mark so much more than just photos of a new addition. This is my last baby, my first girl and after a difficult pregnancy it was meant to be a nice rounded moment. It was for awhile, I was so excited to do the photo shot and couldn't wait to get the photos. The photo's where taken when Amelia was 5 weeks and 5 days old so I had to wait and wait for them I did. When Amelia was close to 15 weeks I received a phone call telling me that all the photos where lost.... the hard drive had crashed and they weren't able to recover them, sorry. Needless to say I was totally devastated.

So how did I get these shots? These photos where put on the web so I could preview, so this is what I was given out of the shot, they where very reduced in size and quality and not to mention with at least 3 watermarks on each photo. So I did a shout out to my August birth mummies asking if there was anyone who knew how to remove the watermarks, when a very talent lady, Mrs Sally said she could remove them for me.

So 3 months later and know doubt alot of frustration and I am able to present you my darling Daughter Miss Amelia....... and

To Mrs Sally ( aka A Legend),

Thank you so much, these weren't just photos and I am thankful that you understood what they meant to me and that you treated them with all the love that you would treated your own photos. There really isn't any word to express what you did for me and Amelia.

Rikki xxxxxxxx

So this layout is using # 73, which was a perfect little sketch using little photos perfect for a preview photos that will be featured in my scrapbooking.

Bazzill Cardstock- Kraft, MME Penny Lane, MME Lost &Found, Kaisercraft Florish, Tim Holtz ink

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Joining the DARK SIDE......

The other day I attempted to sew on a layout, I did do it but that was after I tried to thread a bobbin.... I know what your thinking really, its just a bobbin ! Anyone who knows me, knows I don't sew, I do it all by hand ( I once made felt reindeer's for my sons class the whole 32 of them, all sewn by hand), if there's a layout that needs sewing, I do it by hand and takes a couple of days to complete it. I even left the machine in the box for 3 months because it looked to hard. So I thought I would join the dark side and do it by machine......

This should have been a simple task but it wasn't I was following the instructions, but it wasn't happening, my darling partner, decided that he knew how to do it, even though he has no idea about sew or a machine or anything related like that, well it ended at me yelling at him, yelling at the machine, wasting all this cotton and finally I got it to work. So I now love sewing with the machine.... I will share that layout soon, when it is complete.

However I do have one layout to share that is completed, another sketch from, # 72

AC Cardstock & Thickers, Swiss dot Cardstock, MLS mini alphas, ribbon

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Finally..... I am back

OK I followed some steps on the Blogger forum and it work yehhhhhhhhhhh I am back to blogging. I have completed an number of sketches and I must admit I have been a little behind and lacking the ability to get motivated about anything that is going on in my life, but enough whinging.

Have a couple of ones to share with you today and hopefully after tomorrow's scrap with my girls I will have more to share. has gone from 2 monthly sketches to 1 a week so I have finished catching up on last months, and here are the results.

#68 (I  flipped the sketch to work with my pattern paper).

We R Memory Keepers Geo - Hectic, AC Cardstock & Thickers, Twine

Another Inspired Blueprints #71: It is a really simple layout I know but I really wanted the phots to be the focus.
MLS Harmony, AC cardstock, Grace Taylor chipboard #235; this layout was the perfect one for the photo.

Chatterbox Artsy.licious,  Stella Rose sticker, Flowers, Buttons, Rhinstones

Monday, 9 May 2011

Sorry for the technical issues..

Ok sorry in advanced if this post doesnt look like the others, Blogger seems to be having technical issues and hopefully it will be resolved soon.

I must admit I am finding it hard to find the time to upload and do things, there just doesnt seem enough time in the day. But I have been creating layouts which is a good thing. So hopefully soon I will be able to share them once these issues have been fixed.