Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Prosperous 2012. I am still thinking of what my new year resolution will be...nothing like leaving it to the last minute, lol.
This past year has gone so quickly, it seems like only yesterday it was New Years 2011. Lots of things happened this year and the best of all was the arrival of our new grand daughter Mia. There were also very sad times with the passing of my nephew and a close co-worker.
So I am so looking forward to 2012, there are changes coming and I am looking forward to them. One of my goals this year is to submit my layouts to scrapbooking magazines. I have decided that my word for 2012 is 'believe', I have to believe more in myself and what I can do. So on that note I will say good night and see you all in 2012 ♥

My Favorite Layouts For 2011

Here are some of my favorite layouts for 2011...I wont go into a lot of detail I will just post images.
Well there you have some of my favorite layouts, hope you like!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Special Day

In my December DT kit from Scrapbooking Haven I got lots of Webster's Pages. Now I have never scrapped using Webster's Pages, not because I don't like them but because they scare me...they are just so pretty!!!
So I bit the bullet and plunged straight in and created this page today.
So I think I might be over my phobia, well maybe!
I took these gorgeous photos of Summah and Mia on Christmas day, they are growing so fast and more beautiful each day...not bias am I :) Love combining a colour photo with a black and white one.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

A Tutorial

I have posted a tutorial over at Scrapbooking Haven blog on how to make this very easy origami box.

Just love how sturdy these boxes are and no gluing required :) I used Teresa Collins products and Kaisercraft flowers and brad which can all be brought in the store at very affordable prices.
So if you want to see the step to step tutorial pop on over the Scrapbooking Haven Blog and check it out.

A Digital Page

I have another digital challenge posted over at Soul Scrappers.
Seeing has we all have lots of Christmas photos to scrap what I have decided to challenge you all with is to create a Christmas layout but using non-traditional colors and 2 or more photos. You have until 9th January to get your entries in, all scrappers welcome so that is traditional, hybrid and digital.
So what color to select was my biggest problem but I decided to scrap a pink Christmas page.
Summah and Mia had a ball opening their presents. I think Mia just loved the wrapping paper more but, lol.
Thanks for stopping by and I do love receiving your comments ♥

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

52 Layouts Group

Over at Scrapbooking Haven we have a group starting in January to get you scrapping. The aim is to scrap 52 layouts for the year. That is one a week, each Monday the challenge will be set and you have until Sunday to complete it.
As an added incentive Amy is offering a $50 gift voucher for one lucky winner at the end of the year but...yes there is a have to complete 40 or more layouts to be in the draw.
So pop on over to Scrapbooking Haven to check out the group and why not join up it is sure to be lots of fun.

Happy To Say

I have been selected to be a member of Scrapbooking Haven Design Team for another 12 months.
So looking forward to working with a fabulous team for girls. You can see all the team members on Scrapbooking Haven facebook.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ♥
Take care on the roads if traveling, drive safely.
Hope Santa brings you all lots of fantastic presents.
Merry Christmas too all!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Quick Page

to share with you today.
I decided to play along with the December 15th challenge over at Show Us Your Staff
The challenge is to create a page using blue and white with touches of red. So here is my page.
I decided to scrap a very simple page with minimal details, so not my style lately I know, lol. Love the effect that the red paint spots gives the back ground paper. So that is it for now, thanks for stopping by and I do love reading you comments ♥

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Target

is to get 1500 members before the end of December over at Soul Scrappers. Our current members totals 1485. So we only need 15 more members.
So if your interested in joining a fab challenge site please do.
Just mention my name 'Marisa' in the question 'how did you hear about this site' when you join. 
There is a prize up for grabs for on lucky member, so good luck.
The new owner Shazza has some amazing plans for 2012 and it will be a sponsored challenge site, even better don't you think.

Pencil Lines Sketch 263

I played along with Pencil Lines sketch challenge # 263. So loved the sketch so had to have a go.
So enjoying using old stash as well an new.
This is the sketch...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Tutorial Jubilee

Why not pop on over to Soul Scrappers to see some wonderful Christmas tutorial this week. Each day a new tutorial will be posted by a DT member.
Debi posted an awesome one yesterday on altering pull top food cans into cool containers to fill with chocolates, lollies etc for presents.
I posted today on making Christmas baubles
How about altering a plastic container into a pretty Christmas package for home baked goodies to give someone for Christmas.
We would love to see your creations.

Monday, December 19, 2011

How Would You Like To

Win a $50 voucher...
Well  all you have to do is create a page using one of two sketches over at Scrapbooking Haven. Just go to the forum here to find out all the details. If you create 2 pages you get 2 entries, so the more you create the more chance to win, and what a fantastic prize it is too!
There are lots of fantastic DT samples to get some inspiration/ideas from.
We would love to see your work :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Little Peak

Just a little tease of my latest page I have created, not giving much away am I, lol.
This layout is for my first CT submission over at Scrap The Girls.

Full details will be revealed at the beginning of next month.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

'Oh Baby'

I scrapped this page for the December challenge over at 'Scrap the Girls'. The challenge is to scrap about babies, so I went with some photos I took of Mia Lilly a few weeks ago. She was determined to empty out the nappy bag, she just about crawled all the way in trying to get everything out, lol...
I haven't work with yellow and purple colour combo for ages, they were the perfect choice for these photo I thought. I used some very old stash on this page, it feels good to use it up.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Friday, December 09, 2011

Doing A Happy Dance Here

I have been selected as DT for Scrap the Girls challenge blog.
I will be working with a fabulous group of ladies which I am looking forward to.
I have to say a big thank you to Malinda from Scrap The Girls for selecting me to be part of her team ♥

Kraft It Up

I played along with Kraft It Up Challenge this month. The challenge is to scrap about our Christmas traditions.
In my house we don't really have a lot of traditions at Christmas time but I do bake the Chrissy pudding every year so this would have to be my tradition. I got lots of inspiration from Lou's page that she created for Kraft It Up. Here is my page...
Haven't done a layout on Kraft cardstock for ages and I have forgotten how much I love it.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Thursday, December 08, 2011

DT Call Scrapbooking Haven


The Scrapbooking Haven 2012 Design Team Call
That’s right! It is that time again and the Scrapbooking Haven is now looking for 8 fabulous crafty ladies or gents to join their team for 2012. The Design Team term will run for 12 months from the 1st January through till the 31st December.

All info can be found here at Scrapbooking Haven Blog