Please excuse any untidiness while I makeover my blog among other projects and endeavours.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Charms Creations + SFS Colour Challenge

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Good morning, afternoon, evening everybody! Just a quick blog from me for now to share another layout into another fabulous challenge. This layout is actually my entry for 2 challenges that are both being hosted by Charm and are the same. YAY love easy joint challenges hahaha. 

Ok so the Challenge over at Charms Creations & Scrapbooking from Scratch for July is a colour combo and the colours are Teal/Green/Brown/White and/or Cream.
Here is an inspiration pic that was put up as well....

Here is my layout entry into the challenge...

I have used the fabulous Bright Side Collection from My Minds Eye and of course I have added a Charms Creation Denim Lollipop and an A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Star.

I have used lots of different fonts on this one and lots of yummy sewing details. How cool are those arrows? They are punched using the Martha Stewart Photo Corner Punch!

The background has lots of yummy subtle crackle paint too as well as some ink splotches using Dylusions Inks.

Well that is it from me for now, I have lots of housework to do..yay NOT! LOL. Hopefully I will be back before Midnight with a few other challenge entries completed that I have been working on but I do have to do get Mia from school soon and then organise dinner so we will see.

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hooked on Hexagons & Giveaways

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Good evening to all my fabulous followers who are in Aus & NZ and good afternoon and good morning to everybody else! I just have a quick share tonight for the Moxie Fab Hooked on Hexagons Challenge. Let's face it, we are all hooked on hexagons at present because they are so darn cute and they are everywhere we look at the moment in the Crafting Industry as well as Interior Designing and so much more! Click here to enter the challenge yourself but hurry as you have only got 1 day left!

Checkout my hooked on hexagons layout.....

Some quick closeups...

This fab layout was created using the Websters Pages Girl Land Collection along with a tonne of yummy Core'dinations products and Flourish with a Bling Pearls.

Isn't my friend's daughter a cutie? Nawwww she just turned 3 so this photo is quite old and I cannot believe I only just found it in my photo box. I would have thought, being me, I would havent scrapped this gorgeous photo sooner!

Next up I had to share with you all an amazing giveaway by Ingvild Bolme here to celebrate her fabulous new blog. Seriously checkout what she is giving away....

Oh my golly gosh she is so generous and her work and products are amazing so who wouldn't want to follow her blog! Don't forget to click here and visit her blog to enter yourself to win too! 

Ok that is it from me for now but I have a few more challenge entries to finish off and blog before the end of the month so I will be back tomorrow, and until then...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

Helmar, The Stamp Spot & Scrap the Girls

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Howdy everybody! I am being super lazy today and going to share 3 entries into 3 different challenges all in the one blog LOL. Being the end of the month, I have been busy getting my scrap on this weekend in the hope that I can get in as many entries before the month's end as I have been so busy with DT commitments. 

First up is my entry into the Scrap the Girls Challenge. The Challenge this month was BLACK, WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR. Ok so you already know that I picked Pink because well it is clearly my fave colour in the universe haha. Anyway I went with Fuschia Pink and chose to work with the gorgeous Posh Collection from the fabulous Teresa Collins.

and some closeups...

how fab is that doodlet from A2Z Scraplets?

Love the elegance of this layout but of course using Teresa Collins products brings that instantly.

Next up is the Helmar Challenge for July. This month the challenge was an inspiration one and here is the inspiration pic..

Here is my layout entry. I have used the fabulous My Minds Eye Nostalgia Collection.

and some closeups...

Love the Arrow Sign Post from A2Z Scraplets.

Lots of fabulous texture added with twine, machine sewing and some burlap edges.

Next up is the Stamp Spot Challenge for July. Here is the Stamp Spot Challenge Spots for the month...

Here is my entry layout using the Websters Pages About a Girl Collection.

The fabulous stars are from A2Z Scraplets of course.

My cardstock is black along with lots of black inking on this layout.

My scallops are the Border Punched Doily Trim and above each piece is some pleated satin ribbon.

Thanks so much for checking out my entries and don't forget about my giveaway going on right now, just click the image on the top of the right side bar on my blog.

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Feeling Sketchy Week 17 & Sawyer's Place July Challenge

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Hi everyone! Just a quick card to share with you all that I have entered into both the Feeling Sketchy Week 17 Challenge as well as the Sawyer's Place July Challenge.

Here is the Feeling Sketchy Sketch....

This is my entry into both challenges. As you can see I have used the sketch pretty exactly although I have turned the strip into banners. The Sawyer's Place Challenge is, of course, to create a layout, card or OTP using Sawyer's Place Washi Tape. This card has been made entirely using White Cardstock & Sawyer's Place Washi Tape. Yep strips of Washi tape over White Cardstock can be used for anything even an entire scrapbook layout background if you were keen.

A quick closeup of some of the yummy details including a gorgeous lollipop thingy from Charms Creations! Love these soooo much and I definately need to order heaps more they are just too cute. I nested it ontop of some loose threads (from my sewing around the edges) and then a doily. Love the bright colours again!

Ok that is it from me for now, I am having fun getting my scrap on this weekend so hopefully  I will have more to share with you all very soon but until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

FWAB & 123 Challenge Entries

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Howdy everybody!!!! I got some scrapping done last night for a couple of July challenges and I was crazy inspired by bright vibrant colours! No joke I went way overboard with the Neon yet I loveeeeeee the outcome. 

First up is my entry into the Flourish with a Bling July Colour Challenge. Here is the palette...

Now I totally took the 4th colour as Turquoise so I hope my entry is good enough eekk. Typical how my printer clearly printed it out so differently but anywho here is my entry....

100 times per day

Some closeups of course of the gorgeous details. Checkout the A2Z Scraplets Mannequin & 2 Flourishes. They have been painted with Viva Metal Colour Paints and then the yellow was sprayed with Sunflower Perfect Pearls Spray. I then chopped up some FWAB Grace Pearl Flourishes and added them to the Chipboard Flourishes. Sooo cute! Love making these beauties work for the layout.

If you hadn't figured from the photo, the journalling is about how Mia needed to brush her hair everyday if she wanted to keep it long which she was obsessed about for a while. I told her about when my mum used to tell me to brush my hair 100 times per day. 

Lots of yummy texture was added to the layout with 2 big doilies that I have sprayed with some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays. The background cardstock was a fuschia pink that I have sprayed with some Dylusions Ink Spray over my 6x6 Crafters Workshop Starburst Template. I used it 4 times, once in each corner and it looks fab with the doilies covering up the joins.

Some more closeups of the fabulous A2Z Scraplets chipboard and Flourish with a bling flourishes. 

The flowers are all from various places including Dusty Attic, Prima, Kaisercraft, & Handmade Halo

The next layout I have to share with you is my entry into the 123 Challenge for July.
The Challenge for this month is....

And here is my entry.....

My Brothers & Me

The background paper is some old Echo Park Paper from the Little Girl Collection. I have dripped lots of Chalkboard Mist & Crackle Paint as well as sewn lots of sections and the border. I decided I didn't like the White stitching patches so I painted them with some Glimmer Mist with a paintbrush.

Checkout the uber cute Charms Creation little lollipop thingie LOL I added it on top of some Doilies aint it cute? 

There is some fabulous denim fabric ruffled under the photo and the Patterned Papers are from the My Minds Eye Bright Side of Life Collection. I just adore this collection and I am so bummed that this is almost the last of my scraps that I have left so I think I will need to get some more hehehe. 

Well that is it from me for now, I have some more scrapping to get done! 

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

Friday, July 27, 2012

My Scrap Space

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Howdy everyone, I hope you are all well. Unfortunately I haven't had any new scrapping to share for the last few days because I have a few DT deadlines coming up that you will get to see eventually hehe. I have promised for a couple of years now, that I would share photos with you all of my scrap space. Now I have to firstly apologise because my bins are full of rubbish and really doesn't look very nice as I was editing these piccies LOL, secondly I am totally embarrassed by my space because it is really only 30% finished and there is so many cluttered areas and boring walls and windows still hahaha. Anyway on with the show. WARNING there is lots of pics sorry :) 

Ok so first pic is a sort of full view of my main work area. Boring White walls painted with wash n wear, because I um keep spraying mists everywhere LOL. The back wall you can see has 3 canvases made by me and they are inspiration pieces for me. My plan is actually to cover the wall with different canvases showing things that inspire me but I have been busy so there is 3 for now lol. This is the back of my house and there is lots of windows in this back room but unfortunately the lighting in here is dreadful and that is mainly because the only time there is direct sunlight in here is at 6am for about half hour LOL.

To the right of the first picture, you can see these paper racks. I actually need to bring in about 4 more LOL I am hating how unorganised they are but I luckily have lots spare. on the left side is my laundry door which is great because I use the laundry tub for clean up etc and you can see my apron hanging on the side of the paper racks.

Swinging back around to the left side of the room and here is my crap corner LOL. Honestly I can't think of anything else to call it as it is my dumping ground. New products, old products, things I am giving away, lots of bits and pieces that need to be organised and some things that are organised. The plastic drawers hold all my crochet trims, felt, burlap & cheesecloth. On the side of the white bookcase is some magnetic strips from Ikea that hold some of my nested dies although that is only about 1/10 of them haha. 

Here you can see my fabulous magazine files that I have decorated. These babies hold all my thickers etc. Yep colour coordinated hehe. The black boxes hold some photos that I have printed recently for scrapping and then above all them, on the top shelf is my messy pile of Bigz Dies, Embossing Folders & different size cutting pads for my Big Shot. On top is some of my cardstock stash and then I like to display a new layout each week on the recipe stand alongside some OTP projects of mine. How cool are the racks next to the window? These are from Bunnings and my fab friend Lisa Harman suggested them to me and I looooovvvvveeeee them! This side houses some of my regular use acrylic paints, pastels, oil pastels, inksentials, panpastels, chalks, Crackle Paints, Perfect Pearls Mists, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Micro Beads, Glitter and then the top has spare Gel Mediums, Adhesives etc. See my OTT lite too? Bad lighting LOL I don't know how I ever worked without this baby. There is another OTT lite on the other side too.

As you can see as I walk you through my little space, Craft Sheets, Adhesives & Paper Towel is never far away for me haha. Other goodies you can see here are some fab Lindys Stamp Gang Magical Micas plus the good ole Gesso, Glossy Accents & Crackle Accents. Next to that is my sewing machine (i am naughty and never put the cover on). Under the machine is a few scraps of cardstock, photo paper. My machine is temperamental and can easily destroy a layout therefore I have to test the stitches each time I want to use the ruddy thing. I think it is just a female machine honestly.  There are also 2 tubs here in the corner. One holds dry small paint brushes & palette knives and the other has water in it to put dirty ones in. 

Ok so this pic is terrible sorry but I needed the window open to take the photos LOL. Here is my dodgey plastic sewing case and a gorgeous crochet pin cushion PLUS my Big Shot & Bind it all machines. Underneath the table is my um ribbon LOL yep seriously ribbon. I used to have the ribbon in a draw but the stash got too big. Then I had 15 big glass jars and the ribbon colour coordinated into but the jars got too full and I had to empty each jar to see what I was looking for. Now I have a new idea but hubby is against me spending more money for furniture for my room so hmmm I think have to think of a way around it LOL. For now I dig through these dodgey plastic tubs to find what I want. 

The uber cute Balinese Drawers I got from a Bali party about a year ago and inside are the rest of my wafer thin dies as well as 1 drawer has my embossing powders that aren't WOW. Another rack of the uber cool bunnings shelves and this side is mainly Glimmer Mist. Even the shelf that is almost empty, is usually full but I have lots of bottle lids soaking because they were clogged haha. so the Glimmer Mists are colour coordinated alongside any Chalkboard Mists, Glimmer Glams & Glimmer Glazes. I used to have them all seperate but it is so much easier this way. Bottom shelve houses a lot of regular use items like Fixative, Spray Adhesive, PVA glue & Glue Sticks for my kids, Gloss Spray, Gemstone Glue, pretty much every single Helmar Product ever made haha. Also to the right (underneath the messy punches) is some Gesso, Black Gesso, Transparent Gesso and some Sea Sponges and other goodies. Front of the bottom rack is containers  housing eyelets, Fabric Covered Buttons, Ideaology, Charms & Resin that aren't Handmade Halo. 

LOL that dodgey looking box under the desk is my excess Chipboard hehe it is a little embarrassing. See I need more storage, someone convince my hubby? Anyway above that, on the desk is my WOW Embossing Station. Lots of beautiful WOW Embossing Powders and then to the left is my Embossing Buddy, Embossing Ink Pad and some computer paper. The little buckets hanging under the punches house regular tools like file, craft knives, scissors, Versamark Markers, Piercer tools, etc. The left one houses tape runners, scrap dots, and my Fiskars Interchangable border punch.

Moving on to the centre of the room and here is 1 of my beautiful Ikea Alex drawers. I seriously love these and need another 2 at least hehe. This baby holds my tools in the top drawer, second drawer has bling, 3rd drawer is A2Z Scraplets Chipboard, 4th drawer is Printed Chipboard & other Chipboard, 5th drawer is stickers & the 6th drawer holds Paper Doilies, Tags, Tickets & Prima Trinkets. On top is my very small wooden stamp collection. I actually use to have this drawers full of wooden stamps at one stage but cut back dramatically and unmounted some as well. Behind the big background stamps are boxes like the ones I have photos in. These boxes hold Chipboard Letters in one and Stamping supplies in the other (acrylic blocks, stamp cleaner, etc) plus there is some other stamps unmounted that I have never used and cannot find wood blocks for LOL. On top yep that is a packet of baby wipes but hey they are great for easy clean ups, and my Pigment Ink Pads are there too. Love my petals. 

Ok so I hate this corner a little because of those baskets on the desk haha. They have all of my twine, craft wire, floss in them. Totally in shambles but underneath there is some winded onto Ribbon Cards LOL. About 60 actually but the rest has been just thrown on top and yeah there are lots of tangles. Anywho there is also a basket there behind my water bottle, that is full of washi tape even though i almost never use the stuff LOL. The usual suspects of adhesives and mediums lined up ready to be used including my mini misters and some have concoctions inside, some have just water. Again the punches are a mess and there is also a pile of flowers etc sitting on the desk to be put away hahaha but here you can see my prettier OTT lite. Also the buckets hanging down, like on the other side of the room, house regular use tools & adhesives. There is also a pile of Double Sided tape there and some Paper Towel see never too far away.  Checkout my Distress Stains & Inks. I just love this storage! I do plan on painting the raw wood one day but I just haven't got around to it. See the tubs under the desk? The clear tub is full of rags (and only full because I just washed them yesterday) and then the round white tub is my Gesso Bucket. Whenever I am using anything like a mask, etc, I don't want to stop working to clean up the masks but if I leave any kind of texture paste, gesso, etc on them, they will eventually become useless because they won't sit flush anymore so I have this bucket (which I just cleaned haha) but usually it sits there for a few weeks before I take it into the Laundry tub to clean everything properly (unless I want to use something again right away of course). The fabulous Nathalie Kalbach gave me the idea.

Moving around and you can see another Alex drawer. This baby is just flowers & Ephemera no joke. The bottom drawer is Ephemera and then the other draws are full of flowers. Top is White & Cream, 2nd is Pink, 3rd is Yellows, Oranges & Reds, 4th is is Greens, Blues & Purples and then finally the 5th drawer has Browns, Greys, Black & Metallic. Top of the desk you can see my regular ink pads and my fab Stickles & Liquid Pearls Collection. Along the front is my Perfect Pearls Powders and then above is my um Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays. LOL yes I know you are all thinking I have an obsession with sprays and you are totally right but I honestly use them on almost every project! Lots are running out. Anyway moving on, you can see the fabulous Tim Holtz Stamp Storage Binders which of course, house my Clear Stamps & Cling Mount Stamps. Next to that is my current art journal and some OTP projects that I want to do or have already started. Back on the desk below is a gorgeous 9 drawer storage that houses some of my Handmade Halo goodies for DT work. 

Next along is is some Blending Tools (i totally need more but) and then my Small Crochet Doilies and then some Pens, pencils, markers, etc. My paperwork needing doing including my DT schedules etc are here always next to my computer and never seems to go down lol. 

My computer area which has the important things like the Ipod Dock haha, plus of course my paper, current magazines, File Folders for keeping track of my Publications etc. Hanging on the wall is my WOW Embossing Powders Colour Chart so I can blog easily haha. Checkout the fab Donna Salazar Desktop Screen on my computer hehe. I always love hers!

Next to my Computer and Laundry door is my Clip it Up Wall Mount. OK yes I realise that I need ANOTHER one and I have crammed 4 packets of clips onto one but it is still sooo easy to find masks when I need one. Funniest part is that you can't even see all of them haha. There is about 15 waiting to be cleaned LOL.

Last but not least is the view of the other side of the room. Miss Chloe kept jumping up and down and insisting on being in the picture LOL. This is the cleanest that side ever gets. As you can see the kiddies have a huge L shaped craft corner with their own Scrapbook Paper Rack and sooooo many embellishments etc. They are spoilt with craft goodies. The other section is the play room and has a big lounge suite with tv unit etc and 4 giant toy tubs. The um top of the TV unit is my albums and ummm my pile of layouts that need to go away hahahaha. Yep I am slack. I also store heaps of things in the TV unit like hundreds of magazines, old scrapbook albums, extra supplies like cardstock, album refills, cutting pads for the big shot & tape. I am sure that there is a hundred things I have missed but there is just too much to share hahahaha. 

Let me know if you use any ideas of mine for your scrap space. Or if you have a good storage solution for something I have in an ugly tub or basket comment away LOL

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx