Friday, July 31, 2009

A few Layout Challenges

This page pretty much sums up my 2 greatest passions...SCIENCE EDUCATION & SCRAPBOOKING. The challenge was to use our kids artwork on the page, as well as color combo(black, blue, red, white, & silver), chipboard alpha, & old stuff from the stash. Since I have been in Australia, I really haven't bought anything new. Well, the kids artwork was very difficult to do as I don't have any kiddos or bubbas. So I scanned in a watercolor drawing that one of my students mom drew for me when I taught her daughter Rocketry. I gave the kiddos pictures and she painted a watercolor painting from the picture. The Rocket says "WALDEN", my last name. I was so humbled that she did this for me.
Double click on the picture to really see the ARTWORK that she painted for me...It is amazing.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

123 Challenge Sketch

Just finished LO for now...taking pictures at desk...LOVE teal & black together...I want Teresa Collins NEW friendship line...Black & Tiffany Teal...YUM!! Gonna make an album of my friends from the US in that color scheme!!!(Sandee those !!! are for YOU!) It's funny cause I just bought new blades for my fiskers cutter, but WHY??? I end up distressing all the paper anyway so I may just use the old blades that cut like Sh#t...LOL

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bons Scrap Sketch

The bling on the bottom was bugging they are gone...wanted a different arrow but tore the paper so said bugger and the shadows from that day...still learning photography of LOs. It's funny cause I like to work on like 6 different LOs and then let them sit there & then eventually paste down when I haven't changed it for the nth time...I am like okay...DONE. I have ADD so very hard to work on just one. I have changed 4 of the last 6 LOs that I originally took photos of.
Challenge was a Sketch & you had to use B/W photo, arrow, & an animal!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baked Chocolate Pudding...YUM

Challenge was to scrap a favorite recipe that you LOVE using "Chocolate, Strawberries & Cream Color Theme"(plus use flowers, bling, ribbon, & buttons...the whole enchilada) Peter made this for me & it is a favorite in his family!!!I think he forgot the recipe cause he got this off of the internet, but it tastes YUMMY!!!!
The 9 steps coordinate with the small pictures on the LO...So no excuses for failure!

White w/ 1 Challenge

  • White with...Purple & Circles was the challenge
  • Swiss Dot CS
  • Doodlebug Papers, Ribbon, Brads & Flowers
  • Sliced "circle" w/basics 3
  • Purple Liquid Pearls over thickers"OF"
  • Prima Flowers & mister over large Purple Flower
  • Tim Holtz Fragments & other acyrlic circles
  • Random other pieces

For Sandee...

Finished 4 LOs & started 3 more the middle of cleaning the house, laundry, talking to my friends from the US, & cooking BUT now it is too dark to take the photos...I think I need to take a class in taking photos of my photographs(ie...Layouts)...But as promised a photo a day...
So Sandee this one is for YOU!!!
Not done with this LO as we have no ink in the printer & my DH is printing the recipe @ work...But visually there is 9 steps(look @ photos). Won't get much done in the next couple days as Peters Sister is coming in from NZ...Her son is the cute professional cricket player from New Zealand-Tim Southee.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Scrapbooking Surfing in Pink!

Thanks Kirsty for the challenge. Scrap someone you LOVE using the theme"Chocolate, Strawberries & Cream" so I thought Sepia for the photos would be perfect... Had this heart painted with Tim Crackled Distress Ink on his grunge heart & wanted to use it. Who would of thought I would be using MM to scrap Peter Surfing. I have 2 Artbins full of Surfing paper & beach, but when I showed him he said he liked it with the pink. Not happy about the clear arrow that I lined with Perfect Pearls cause it seaped through to the picture. Should of left the arrow off. But trying to do so much in a little amount of time. Love Crackled Distress Paint...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sweet Smile

My hubby is so photogenic and has such a "Sweet Smile". I wish I was half as photogenic as he is in photos!!! Maybe it's the one behind the camera. Will have to teach him a few things!
Lauren, remember that entire line of cherry, cupcakes, & all the sweet stuff (don't remember the brand) that we bought & divided up between us... Well I used a little of it with some Doodlebug for a challenge I did @ Scrap w V. I want to use the cherries on something soon...

Sketches to Inspire Challenge LO

Go check out Tim Holtz yummy NEW stuff for CHA @
1. Reminisce "Be Mine" papers & MM Pink paper
ALOT of Tim Holtz
2. Tim Holtz (Ideology metal & charms, clear fragments, grunge letters "LOVE" painted with Tims crackled fire brick red and sprayed with Ranger perfect pearls mixed with water
3. Prima flowers...I think
4. Heidi Swapp clear "always" acetate

Friday, July 17, 2009

And the Winner is...

Comment #6 which is Phillipa. Congrats Miss Lucky! Just PM your address @ Scrap w V!


Ness, I did randomized numbers 1-14 cause comment 14 was a USA friend so you had Comments #1 & #14(since you were the 1st to submit a comment!
I used that random number picker to the right that I downloaded. I was trying to find one online where it is directly linked to the comments...but close enough!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Melissa's AWESOME Blog Candy giveaway for friends over @ Scrap w/ V

This Blog Candy Post will stay at top for a scroll down if you like to see some new Layouts...Thanks for stopping by!

I have had a stressful last couple of weeks/months full of interviews, paperwork & portfolios...It is over.
So to CELEBRATE...I am doing a blog candy giveaway!!!
My goal is to update my blog everyday with a photo, LO, or OTP, so stop on by.
All you have to do is leave a COMMENT on this post & FOLLOW me (if you have a blog) to be in the drawing. If you leave the 1st comment you get your name in twice...
I will pick a WINNER on Saturday July 18th @ 9AM!

  • Slice 5 refill blades (I came from the USA with 25 & I haven't used up 1 yet!)
  • Tim Holtz goodies(fragments, tickets, metal ideology, distress crackled paint
  • Making Memories Tags
  • Liquid Pearls & Stickles
  • Brilliance pigment inks
  • Assortment of yummy Flowers
  • 9 packs of Jolees 3D Stickers
  • We R Memories Chipboard Alpha &Numbers
  • Antique mini tag album
  • Clear acrylic goodies
The picture of Blog Candy above is for someone who is registered with Scrap w V forum
TEXAS Friends!!!
A USA Blog Candy Giveaway (Scrapbook 911 Gift Certificate) to my friends in the US will be drawn on July 31st. Gina, Pam, & others...they can ship you supplies if you win. Same RULES apply so follow me & leave a comment!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

October Crop Fest!

What a steal! $50.00 for Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, & Dinner
& Cropping & Laughter & Shopping all in the same place for 13 hours!

Even my Husband can Scrapbook!

My husbands passionate hobby is surfing, but since his accident, he has not been doing that! He decided to paint his rails of his surfboard. Work in Progress... I told him he can scrapbook with me anytime. He probably would be very good at it!

  • Cut
  • Tape
  • Layer
  • Rip edges
  • Create a Design
  • Mask
  • Paint

Crafty Sketches July 15th LO

I need more Pretty Papers!I want all the NEW stuff...I have not shopped since I have been in Australia except for cardstock here and there. I need to do a big shop SOON!

Sweetie Challenge

This is my take on the sketch...(Peter wants me to do Wedding layouts for our new Wooden Handmade 12 X 12 Album)

  • Making Memories Scallop Wedding
  • Doodlebug Papers & Flowers/Brads
  • Thickers: Pink Leather alphas & extras

A2Z Scraplets Sketch LO

My take on the Sketch:

  • Daisy Bucket/Doodlebug Papers
  • Tim Holtz Ideology
  • Thickers: pink leather & canvas teal alphas
  • Delish clearstack acetate overlays

July Sketch @ Scrap w V

Thanks Kim for the sketch...You can find her at

Blog Candy @

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Crafty Sketches July 1st LO
Here is my take on it. I have had Teresa Collins complete lines that I finally got at Daisy Chain Scrapbook Store in Nambour just sitting here as I have a bunch of mini albums I am in the process of designing. I used bits n' pieces(chipboard charms, "This is Me", & pattern paper) of her stuff from her Documented line & my other favorite person...Tim Holtz
Did I mention I LOVE Tim Holtz & Teresa Collins!
Go find both of them @
& view all of Teresa's Collections @

123 Challenge
The challenge was:
1. Polka Dots
2. Paint on a stamp
3. Altered Photo
Check to ALL especially the Polka Dots. I didn't realize how much things have polka dots on them. I found everything from embellies, flowers, ribbons, & heaps of paper. Used Simple Luxe papers, Teresa Collins Documented LIFE & heaps of other stuff!