Thursday, 29 April 2010

Lilibee Studio Giveaway

Make sure you check out the Lilibee Studio Blog, there's a great giveaway. You can win the Apple Jack stash required to make the new One Week One Project. I'm going to start on that this weekend I hope!

We're in the middle of decorating the front bedroom at the moment, this will be Dylan's new room. We bought some gorgeous things for his bedroom last weekend from Ikea, curtains , bed set and a blanket similar to Iggle Piggle's. I've also bought some Apple Jack stash because I'm going to make some altered frames for Dylan's bed room, so watch this space!

There's also a layout I'd like to share with you as well today, It's Create 10 Project 9. I've skipped 8 and 10 for now, I'm in a frenzy of nesting at the moment! The prompt for this layout was to use more than one photo on the page. I've used photos of Dylan chatting to Auntie Clare's rabbits.

I used papers from Sassafras Sunshine Lollipop and Prima Marketing My Mommy and Me. I've embellished the page with Prima My Mommy and Me Rub Ons, wooden ladybirds, Japanese deco tape, ribbon and hand stitching. The alphas are all American Crafts Thickers.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Create 10 Project 7

Good Morning! Here's my layout for Create 10 Project 7. The prompt for this class was to include a handprint on the page. I chose to use one of Dylan's rather than my own, I thought it would be a nice thing to look back on in few years! He didn't reckon much to me painting on his hand, he hates having dirty hands! I also asked him to draw a picture for me that morning to include on the page.

Papers used;Sassafras, Anthem. Cosmo Cricket, The Boyfriend. Basic Grey, Lime Rickey.

Alphas; Sassafras, American Crafts Thickers and others.

Embellishments; Sassafras stickers and paper whimsies. Die cut flowers.

Also don't forget to check out LilibeeStudio where you'll find a new One Week One Project tutorial. It's a lovely colourful mini album using the new Sassafras Apple Jack line. I'll be starting that project next week, when I've completed the rest of my Create 10 Layouts! I'm trying not to burn myself out! :)

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 22 April 2010

Baby Update

Just a very short one today. I've been for my appointment at the hospital today, which was my 28 week check up and booking in appointment for the Cesarean. Aaagghhh! It all seems very real now! We're booked in for the 6th July, only 11 weeks to go.

I haven't got any scrapbooking to share with you today. I had to have a rest evening last night, after a day full of Dylan's terrible 2's tantrums.

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Create 10 Project 6 and No News Is Good News!

Hello! I haven't heard back from the hospital with regards to my blood tests. They said if I hadn't heard from them by yesterday, I was in the clear. Thank goodness! So I can stop worrying about that now. I do have another hospital appointment tomorrow, when I'll find out the date for the C-Section. I keep getting butterflies thinking about it. It seems really weird that we'll have a definite date for the birth of our baby, and not just a rough idea like last time.

I've also completed the layout for Create 10 project 6. The class was about decorating plain chipboard. I used clouds as suggested in the class. Although I didn't use there templates because I've run out of ink in my printer, so I just drew my own. I covered one of the clouds with a page from a baby names book that has Dylan's name and meaning on it, the other one is felt. I used paper from Prima Marketing - My Mommy and Me, Sassafras - Sunshine Lollipop, Sweet Marmalade Wee Bundle, Nerdy Bird. I used a mixture of alphabet stickers, I didn't have any plain ones to decorate.

Have a lovely day, see you tomorrow!


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Create 10 Project 5

Good Morning! Firstly, thank you to every body that has commented on my blog, it makes me so happy and makes my blogging meaningful. Here's my layout for Create 10 Project Number 5. I felt a little bit out of my comfort zone with this, because I'm not that good at writing or journaling. I always have and always will be a pictures person. ;) I used papers from Sassafras Sunshine Lollipop and Cherry Delicious Wee Bundle, Prima Marketing My Mommy and Me and K and Company Berry Sweet. The felt camera was part of the Create 10 class. The Title is Random Day and is about what I did yesterday, not a lot and the weather was poo!

The weather is lovely this morning, so I'm going to go out for a walk (waddle) with Dylan.

See you later!


Monday, 19 April 2010

Create 10 Project 4

Hi! Very short and sweet today! I just thought I'd share my layout for project 4. I've used Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and The Boyfriend papers. The T-Shirt template is from the Create 10 class and also the rosette flower. Instead of using fabric to make the flower I used paper, because I didn't have anything that matched!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 18 April 2010

Lovely Weekend!

Ooh! This weather's nice! I honestly feel like a different person when the sun is shining. I love it. We had a lovely day yesterday at my sisters house. We went there for the afternoon and had lunch sat outside. Johnny her boyfriend had made some chocolate covered strawberries for dessert, they were gorgeous. I took a million photos of Dylan playing outside. I'm sure one day he'll get fed up of me chasing him around with a camera. Lol Clare's got a couple of pet rabbits and she let them run around on the lawn. Dylan had a great time chatting to them, although I'm not sure they chatted back. ;)

"ello babbit, what ya doing?"

I've also managed to get my 3rd Create 10 project finished as well this weekend. The class was great it gave instructions on how to make a memo board, which I will use in the future. I used the principles from the class to alter a chipboard frame, that I've had sitting in my draw for 2 years! I used Cosmo Cricket Material Girl and Girl Friday papers to decorate the chipoard frame, buttons and dress form with. The alphabet stickers are also Cosmo Cricket.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Friday, 16 April 2010

Create 10 Project 2

Hello! Just a quickie today to share my second layout for Create 10 with crafty templates. I decided not to use the template provided but to use the same technique using kites instead. I'm really quite pleased with the result.

On the down side today I've been sat in the hospital all morning having a glucose tolerance test, to check for gestational diabetes. I get the results back on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed for me pleased, I don't know what I'll do if they say I can't eat chocolate anymore!


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Create 10 Project 1

Good Morning!

Just thought I'd share this layout with you. I'm taking part in another class at the moment, called Create 10. It's 10 projects over 10 days and is available over at Crafty Templates. I thought it was a snip at only £5. There's lots of great ideas for using your scrap stash more efficiently, and I'm all for that! Yesterdays class was making flowers from ribbon, making paper bunting, and how to make your own masks for glimmer mists. And that was just part 1 of 10! And to top it all off they're doing a prize draw for each project that's completed. :)

I'd also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kelly, I won a lovely giveaway on her blog!

That's all for today! XxX

Monday, 5 April 2010

Happy Easter Monday!

I hope everybody has had a lovely weekend? Most of my weekend has been spent like this, we've all been full of cold. We're starting to feel much better now though, thank goodness!

I've also finished another mini album this weekend. I've been having great fun following the tutorials over at LilibeeStudio. Last weeks tutorial involved painting. I used to paint for a hobby but I haven't done any for a very long time, so it felt good to get reacquainted with my paint brushes! I also did a bit of doodling in this album which I really enjoyed.

To make the folder I used the packaging that some of my recent scrapbooking stash arrived in! The papers are a mixture of Sassafras-Monstrosity, Cosmo Cricket-The Boyfriend and some from Bam Pop. I wish Bam Pop would bring out a new line of paper, I love their products!

Thanks for visiting!

Rachel XxX