Sunday, July 22, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 30

We made it!! Something to be thankful for today... My 81 year old grandpa is staying with us, all the way from home- 2200km away!

My page that is all about being thankful- I chose the sunshine. It lifts my mood and makes me happy. I am so grateful that we don't have to suffer through another cold grey Ballarat winter.

For this page I used a pint chip from the hardware store and a couple of shapes cut from my Cameo. I downloaded the sun from the store for free. It is here if you would like to grab it.

I hope you enjoyed playing along with this challenge... It stretched me and that was great, now I am am onto a bigger project which includes some tag and embellishment designing.

Have a good one.


Smash Book Challenge Day 29

Today you have free reign... As long as you use a list.

I found a random shopping list in my bag and decided to use that on a layout with a shopping trolley picture. The trolley is empty and it symbolised my lack of organisation towards meal planning. Often I find myself planning what we are to eat on the day, resulting in me having to visit the supermarket every day.

I hate that.

Does anyone have any tips that I could use when considering meal planning?

Have a great day!


Smash Book Challenge Day 28

Almost there! Today's callenge is to Smash something that you think is pretty.

We have a gorgeous little beach town not far from here, with it's own eerie boardwalk through the swamp gums.

It really is a pretty little walk with kangaroos hopping by and with lots of birds and colourful mushrooms.

What's your pretty page today?


Monday, July 16, 2012

Smash book challenge Day 27

Day 27! Nearly over :( Although it has taken longer than 30 days.

The challenge today was "a celebration".

I chose to Smash a page about Chinese New year. Each year for Chinese New Year they have a celebration in the gardens here with food and music.

The kids loved the dragons. I just liked the different foods :)

What is your celebration? A birthday or Christmas? Wedding anniversary, or special holiday?


Smash Book challenge Day 26

Sorry about the delay in the posting, It has been terrible weather here all weekend and I needed to photograph these final pages!

Today is about your pets, and if you don't have any pets, then your favourite animal. Recently we have acquired a baby guinea pig called Bobbie.

Bobbie is really cute but shy. He runs away from us in the hutch and hides under the stairs. It is a bit sad because we love to cuddle him. (I don't think he likes it as much!!)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 25

Your ride. What are you driving/riding? I currently have a hand-me-down commodore. I want to upgrade soon, but I am unsure about what to get.

This would be a good page to do if you rode a bike, as well. Imagine the cool pictures that you could take!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 24

Happy Thursday... The end of my working week :)

Today's challenge is "Something that makes you giggle" When I created the challenge I thought I fixed the typo, but it looks like I saved the wrong version. You could smash something that makes you goggle, if you'd like.

Anyway I made a page about random signs I see that are stoopid. Like the one above.

Can't wait to see what makes you giggle ;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 23

Hi again!

I am sure that a lot of you scrapbookers have come across the world of Washi Tape. Today's challenge is a free theme, but to use your Washi tape. If you don't have Washi tape, you could use masking tape or strips of paper.

Today I used a photo I took at a Farmer's Market. I cut the title out with my Silhouette and backed the negative cut title with Washi Tape. I also used strips of Washi tape behind the photo.

I can't wait to see the awesome Washi tape techniques!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 22

Hello again! Having a lazy Sunday here, ten-pin bowling with the kids, grocery shopping and about to go for a walk in the sunshine. Then I'm cooking up an Indian feast. Yummo.

Day 22- in the garden. Now don't think I have a you beaut garden full of flowers herbs and trees. I don't have that yet. I'm still renting and have plans to make a gorgeous garden. I posed the challenge to stretch myself. I hate my garden, It is a lawn and a few succulents in the front. But I bought some pots for herbs and vegetables, and was amazed at how fast they grew.

In particular, these cherry tomatoes caught my eye. A truss of six cherry tomatoes dangling in the breeze. What a beautiful thing to see. 

For this page I used one of my new Elle's Studio tags, my most favourite washi tape by Hambly and a few label stickers I have had for ages. I just wanted to point out the white splatters. It is watered down paint that I put in a spray bottle. Instead of spraying I undid the top and flicked some around on my page.

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 21

Day 21. Three weeks in. How are you all doing?

Today's challenge was all about chores. I am not a neat freak or a cleaning nut like Monica Geller, and I would rather do most any chore than cleaning the bathroom. Especially the toilet. It is a terrible job with a small and large boy in the house. Plus all the long hair on the floor of the bathroom from a small and a large girl in the family.

Anyway, After confessing that I hate cleaning, please don't think my house is a mess. Its not, because I grin and bear the cleaning. One day when I am rich I will get a cleaner, I swear.

Anyway today's page is simple, I cut the chevron and the title with my silhouette.

I bought another smash journal and I want to start throwing catalogue and magazine clippings in. I love the Anthropologie catalogues but I can't get any in Australia. Can anyone help with this? Maybe a trade for something Australian?

Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 20

Wow, how exciting, we are powering through the pages. Nearly 3 weeks of Smashing and I am so inspired with the pages that have been shared.

The page today is "something you miss". I miss a lot of things, having just moved over 2000km 6 months ago. I miss my old friends, being able to drop in for a coffee, the gorgeous fresh food store with their gourmet goodies, the scrapbooking store and their Friday night crops, the closeness to the city for shopping and much more.

I noticed this photo on Instagram by scrapbag . Emma owns Ballarat Patchwork, which used to be my local store. I miss being able to wander in there and look at all the gorgeous bright fabrics.

I miss Emma's lovely welcomes and the jokes she made with my kids. I almost miss the dent in my credit card too...


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Smash Book Journal Day 19

This challenge was difficult for me. I tend to like new music and I am an avid Triple J listener. (For those of you not in Australia, Triple J is an alternative non-commercial radio station which gives up and coming musicians a fair go).

So today's challenge of "top 10 songs" resulted in a list of songs that are in high rotation in my iTunes at the moment.

What are your favourite songs? Whether they are of all time, or just right now...
Monday, July 2, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 18

Day 18 of the challenge sees us Smashing what we wore today. Since I hate self-portraits I took a picture of my feet and legs.

I love my Doc Marten's and have had a number of pairs over the years. I hope to purchase another pair soon, ones with small flowers on them or funky coloured ones. There is only a small window of cold weather up here in which to wear them but I am making the most of it.

Here is my page:

I have recently bought a Silhouette Cameo and I am having fun playing with it. I plan to vut some shapes with it and incorporate them into my pages very soon. If you have one, what are your favourite shapes at the moment?


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Smash Book Challenge Day 17

I'm baaack! After 2 weeks of hiatus I am back and running.

Jumping straight into Day 17 we have the theme @ 3pm. On this particular day we were driving home from Brisbane along the highway, so I snapped a picture through the windscreen. (I wasn't driving of course!)

How have you been smashing these past few weeks??