Tuesday, 29 June 2010

HOUSEWORK VS SCRAPPING???

Sunday I got up with the good intention to get stuck into my housework...get all tidy and later on get a LO done - or maybe two even - if time allowed..........

Nup...  didnt happen...... 
I got my cup of tea and wandered into my study - started fiddling with a few things.....and that was that...didnt even finish my cup of tea.  I scrapped all day and truly.......it was about time everything else went on the backburner!  
So worth it - even if I'm playing catch-up now!  (rolling eyes)

Today I got a parcel delivered (yipee!) from SCRAP THERAPY - they are having a sale!!!  I love stocking up on my background papers etc...some bargains to be had with lots of fab products!
You need to check this out here!
This is one place you get your goodies super quick! 

SCRAP IT LAH
The criteria was white - with a little of one other colour. Loved this challenge!
Here's Paige in the snow!  Its so chilly here at the moment!!  I think this is the coldest Winter we've had in quite a long time.


XOXO CHALLENGE
This is a scraplifting challenge blog - a lot of good fun and diverse LO's to choose from to lift!
This time I've chosen two.....  This first one is Andrea's.


And the second one is a lift of Jeanette's



SCRAPJACKED USA
What a great jack!
Look at little Hannah and Paige practicing their ballet on the front veranda!
At that very moment they were saying 'Hands on hips'!  Too cute
You can find the challenge here

Got to love PURPLE ONION DESIGNS!!
I fell in love with these alpha stamps (which I've used on the above and below LO's) the moment I set eyes on them on their website... AND so glad I got them!!  They are called Broken15 Alphabet There is a smaller size to this font.... thats on my 'must' list!!!
ITs a really expressive alphabet... how do I explain that?? 
Weeeeeell, to me with all its little side-lines and dots, crockedness etc...its child-like..
or even teenager graffetti like - if that makes sense- almost like the the way the children would actually say the words.  Hmmmn....not sure if I do make sense...but I know what I mean LOL!
In the 'Hand's on Hip's' LO, I used paint on the stamps, below pink ink.
(Click on the pics to enlarge.  Stamping with paint made it a bit more splodgy-er and just how I like it!)
This is my studio....
There are some other gorgeous alpha stamps I love there as well!!
I'm finding I use more and more alpha stamps these days (especially with paint!) because they are sooo versatile with the freedom of colour choices....and in the end.... a whole lot cheaper - using them over and over!!
I'm sooooooo not finished with this new set....Its gonna turn up a lot in my LO's me thinks!!

And speaking of
dont forget they are sponsoring a wonderful prize for 
Birthday Celebration Challenge
GO CHECK IT OUT!!!
Fun fun fun!!!



19 comments:

Illy said...

All your pages are awesome, I love the shabby elements!
Thank you for playing with us at XOXO!

Jolanda said...

Wow,they are all so beautiful!!Amazing!I love the snow the most,it's so very beautiful.Can't stop looking at it!!!
Have a good day,Jolanda

Darien said...

WOW! You did Just Amazing!!!!!!! I'm so inspired!! So many details!! I love the lo Nothing but blue skies!! IS GORGEOUS!!!!

sarah said...

you do amazing work! :)

hugs,
sarah.

Amy Muffoletto said...

Goodness Just love your layouts. Simply amazing and full of detail.... I have a box of 1000 small paper bags. I was wondering what could be done scrappy with them. Thank you for the inspiration. I sent you something in the mail. Did you receive it??? So happy everything went on the back burner. We all deserve that from time to time. Big hugs,Amy

Julie said...

wow mandy just love these the snow one is just divine.

ann said...

Stunning LOs my favorite is the snow one xx

貞合 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

so much scrappiness - love it all. xx

Jocelyn said...

Sweet Mandy...you are so talented...I love all of these and the SNOW.......swoon......PERFECTION!!!!

Thank you so much for the sweet comment that you left for me!!! I so appreciate it!!!

Have a great one!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are SIMPLY AMAZING Mandy!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these soooooooooooo MUCH!! And I would sooooooooooooooo choose scrapping over housework ANY DAY!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heidi said...

Wow, my first visit at your blog, and I'm in love with your layouts. So cool.

Kathy said...

Your layouts are fantastic, love your style

jenny said...

Awesome layouts Mandy...your snow page is amazing. Just love all the vintage goodness that you add to your pages....you do have a fabulous style...
Jenny

Scrapamum said...

All I can say is wow!!!!! I am sooo glad you chose scrapbooking instead of housework!!!
I am honored that you scraplifted my LO at XOXO you did a fabulous job!
Thanks for playing along with us at XOXO!

Sarah W. said...

Amazing pages! Love all the texture and depth. Thanks for playing at XOXO!

Bekka said...

I'm so happy you chose scrapping over cleaning. :) Your layouts are all so beautiful, but I'm so impressed with the "snow" page. Breathtaking!

Sandra D said...

Oh my goodness Mandy. These are such beautiful pages ... love them all.

Beth said...

oooooo your scrapjack take is gorgeous! great job! and thanks for playing with us!