Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sketchabilities Sketch and Layout!

I finally completed a layout before the deadline. I am going to actually make an effort to put up my layouts and blog a bit. Actually make an effort to use everything I buy. Below is the beautiful sketch and my take on it.

Supplies: Echo Park THIS & THAT Prima Flowers/Canvas Resist Butterflies/Birdcage/Bling

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tim Holtz

I was lucky enought to get a spot to meet and spend an afternoon with Tim Holtz and Mario with my Bestie friend Clare.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

From my iPhone

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scrapbooking Challenges

Here are a few challenges that I am doing.



Second time

Testing again Kelly and I

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A few Sketch/Theme Layouts that never happened...

These were a few Layouts that were suppossed to be ABOUT ME or Pictures of ME. Have heaps of school work and this is my Monday rostered off. Just have time to upload photos and thats all. I am going to try and actually BLOG a few times a week.

Take Care, Melissa

Scrapbooking Memories Sumissions-Due April 27th

I have decided to enter a few layouts to Scrapbooking Memories this month if I remember to get them emailed. I haven't sent any in before so will see how we go. The themes for this month are:

Things they say - kids and adults - say the darndest things! Whether funny, inspirational or adorable, scrap the things people say and share them with us!

Weddings and Anniversaries - it's time to celebrate the magical bond of marriage. We want to see photos of you - or someone you knot - tying the know, or why not scrap and anniversary page for you and your special one to treasure.

Large Photos - we're looking for pages incorporating at least one photo larger that 6x4. You can use smaller ones as well, but this month we're looking for pages with big photos!

Journey - from family holidays, car, plane and train rides to trips of a lifetime or metaphorical voyages or discovery and learning; scrap your journeys for us and send them in today
They are all due by April 27th to

A Few Layouts

Sketchy Thursday I went over to Chat with Charm and she has all the challenges you can think of all in one place. I am going to attempt to do heaps this month as I am finally sorted with school and holidays are coming up plus Scrappidoo Retreat is at end of the month.

Next one is for Stuff to Scrap...I didn't even know about half these challenges. It is nice to have a sketch and ideas to scrap as I can't think half the time with all that is happening. Thanks Charm! Stuff to Scrap Sketch and you were suppossed to do a page about yourself! I was born in 1973 and moved to Texas after University in Wisconsin.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrap the Girls March Challenge

Scrap the Girls March Challenge
I haven't blogged or uploaded a photo in almost a year. I think I forgot. I have blogged hopped over the past week and decided to get back into doing some challenges/sketches. I have been so busy at work that challenges/sketches gives me a focus to start with. First one I completed was the Scrap the Girls and you had to use a quote and I choose....
"She Designed a LIFE She Loved..."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Finally Some Layouts

100% Prima Goodies Both of these Layouts were for Primas Build a Page BAP for different months...

My Minds Eye

WOW!!! Has it been almost 4 months since I have blogged. Yep! I have a few layouts I have done over the past 4 months...there are many more, but have been so busy teaching that I haven't photographed any of them...They are all at my LSS Scrappidoo (which by the way is the bestest store EVER) hopefully inspiring others like US!!!!
I finally have some balance in my life...felt like I was in my 1st year of teaching...mind you I have been a teacher since 1997. Spent the last 3 months in a contract at a local College here on the Sunshine Coast. Things are much slower paced and I work shorter contracts here and there. I love teaching AND I LOVE my HOLIDAYS and DAYS OFF...SO really I LOVE teaching in MODERATION!!!!!

AND if any of you NEED some real inspiration...skip, hop, jump, run or simply click over to

and she is sure to give you heaps of inspiration with all of her beautiful layouts...Love Ya Jules

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crafty Sketches February Sketch

Gonna have a go at this February Sketch!!
Head on over to Crafty Sketches and have a look for some inspiration....Gonna have to flip the sketch as all my photos are in landscape.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Blog Candy giveaway @

Do You Like This?

If you want to be in the running to win this, goto Sams blog(above) She will be randomly drawing a winner on Friday February 12, so make sure you check back then to see if you have won. Good Luck!!!

I am officially back from a long winded blogging break!!! So what a perfect 1st post to show some BLOG CANDY!!!
xx Melissa

Monday, November 16, 2009

Prima Pick Reminder-Only One More Day!
What would we like you to do:
1. Post this Prima Pick photo or whole entry on your blog (or other online gallery/site) 2. AND then post your link right here in the comment section.
(You are welcome to make a project with our PICKS too! We would love to see the link to your project.)
We will randomly pick a winner TOMORROW from the links posted and send you a prize pack!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Scrap the Girls LO

Over @
CHALLENGE was to Scrapbook an interview style layout with a girl in your life (or yourself)...
I chose to do a LO of my dear friend & new bestie Lisa who I met a couple months ago...GUESS WHERE? A Local Scrapbook Store called Daisy Chains in Nambour!!!
She recently was named as one of the many talented Design Team over @ A2Z Scraplets

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gorgeous Flowers

from Krissy over @

Go over and check them out her gorgeous handmade flowers...even better than Prima...& check out her other blog @ Have a great day!!! x Melissa

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Jean Junkie"

Over @ the challenge was to take inspiration from the above advertisement...I used the multiple portraits as well as including fashion in there as well...I LOVE JEANS!!! Just really haven't worn them since I have been in Australia... They are the Challenge site to Wicked Princesses
There you will find some great talent such as KirstyP(, Krissy( who sells homemade gorgeous flowers, & Kayla( who won the talented Prima teen contest and is giving some Prima goodies away...go over and check out these gals...
Products used:
Graphic 45 "Fashionista" & "Communique" papers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology (Ornate Plates, Love word key, trinket pins, snaps, spocket gear, keyholes, philosophy tags, hinge clips, clock hand/hand spinner) "i LURVE timmie"
Maya Road clock
Tim Holtz Love Adage Ticket
Tim Holtz Distress ink "old paper"
Basic Grey Chipboard Alphas
American Craft Thickers
Adorn it Carolee Creations "Tiny Black"
Prima flowers & Kaiser flowers
7 gypsies "General Intructions tag"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Layout to Share...

Mostly Sassafrass, Thickers, & BasicGrey Pink Lemonade Chipboard, Shimmer misters on the { & the heart, w/ a few bits n pieces from my stash!!!
This is a picture of my new, awesomw friend Lisa that I met only a month ago{guess where? in Daisy Chain Scrapbooking Shop}...She is basically a clone of me from New Zealand...Love ya girl...xx Melissa