Life happenings at Jacs place

Sunday, April 27, 2008

April photo shoot and other stuff

Well I had some fun the other day taking one of my Nan's old chairs outside with Asher and my camera and managed to get some cute pics of my cheeky toothless girl.
I also spent the day on Thursday with Christine, Sam, Josie and a tone of mozzies out at a miniture village about 40 mins away. And today I was headed out to a craft fair and Asher was going out with Dad. She had some money to spend so she got one of her bags to put her purse in, packed it with some goodies from Sam's b'day party yesterday as well as one of her dogs Isabel and I just had to take some pics. On the scrapping front I have manged to do a bit over the past few days after getting over my throat infection and it all came to a halt when my printer ran out of ink last night.
I managed to do two entries for this weeks Hero Arts blog challenge. I wasn't all that happy with the first attempt to use an envelop in your project with Herop Arts stamps so I did this one as well. Sam's b'day card
which I did entered into the wings challenge over at the Inkurable stampers blog
as well as a gift bag for her pressie, a layout for a cc challenge I joined in on over at Scrap Boutiquemy page with this months Paper possibilities challenge over at Therapy.and my layout for the next Inspiration challenge over at Therapy. Which I can't share just now. I was so bummed as it was on this pic that the printer ran out of ink and I scrapped the page and now I have to reprint the photo and change it.
Well that's all the news on the scrappy front. I have been subbing my pages both here and it the US but without much luck just yet.
Do you guys feel like a cybercrop next weekend. Well then head on over to Therapy as PT and I will be hosting next months cyber crop while Nat, Narelle, Belinda, Kerry and the girls will be retreating in QLD. I so wish I was able to be over there too.
Well that is about all from me just now.
So as always thanks for popping by, any comments that you may leave, happy scrapping and I hope to see you all in Therapy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'm in an ezine

Well not me personally but a layout of mine.
My friends boys at a birthday early this year.
lol I am going to post this for a second time tonight. In my cold muddle fuddled head I typed the whole thing and posted it on the Therpay blog.
Not a lot to share just now. I have worked on my challenge for the next Therpay cc, a class for Nat to teach at the retreat, a tag and a layout for a couple of challenges elsewhere but seeing as I based my class layout around what I did for the challenges I'll share after the retreat. We don't want to spoil the surprise do we.
We were blind scrapping on Thurday. Thanks PT for a fun night.I had fun adapting the instructions to the smaller size. Want to join in on the blind scrapping fun? Well join us on the 30th April for the nextblind scrapping challenge run by me.

Over at Therapy we have a paper possiblities challenge where the girls pick out a few papers that have gotten them stumped for ideas and Nat picks out onto work with one to post out to some of the dters. Well my Feb paper arrived on Friday, delayed by Aussie post and this is what I did.I had a bit of trouble trying to get something to work and ended up adding my watercolours and then screwing it up, attacking it with my ink and distressor to make up a card.

Well as always thanks for popping by, any comments that you may leave, happy scrapping and see you all in Therpay.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Big garage sale
Yes that's right Nat is having a big clear out so that she can make room for new yummy CHA goodies

I am sure you all will want to check out the details of the The amazing Scrap Therapy garage sale you won't believe the discount.

More cyber cropping fun

With Craig out fishing most of Saturday and out a car show today I was able to scrap most of my weekend away and had a heap of fun.

I joined in with the CIS girls in thier April cyber crop and managed to do all three challenges.
Still level 1

is for challenge one. To scraplift Tatums page. I lifted the semi circle element and used a folding tech I had seen a few times on the Prima blog to represent the photo grid on Tatum's layout.


is for challenge two. I have scrapped this pic before but this page is for my girlfriend who is in the photo. We had to use leaves or a tree, handmade journaling block and a diamond shape.

Bug hunt

is for challenge three a sketch. I wasn't too sure just which way I wanted it to go and in the end used both requirements for chal 3 and 2.

With love

This is my entry for this weeks Hero Arts collage challenge. I was so wrapped to find out that my With many thanks card in my last post got a special mention and I will soon be the owner of some new stamps.

Dream big

This is my entry for a new challenge blog that has started up called Dream girls. A few of my US scrappy pals are on the dt there and it looks like a lot of fun.

Well I've packed up my scrapping for the night and will be watching a DVD with Craig and Asher after the gladiators have finished. Lucky for me though I am on holidays for a week and my scrappy stuff isn't totally packed away just tidied up on half of my kitchen bench covered by my plastic table coth.

Well that is all from me for now. Till next time thanks for popping by, any comments that you may leave and happy scrapping.

Hope to see you all in Therapy.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Cyber cropping fun
I am happy to say that I managed to do all of the challenges for Therapy's cyber crop this weekend and if you still feel like doing some of them you have until Monday night to get them in.
So here is what I have done.
Bucket of bugs.
Is for PT's challenge.
Meaning full journaling as a border and three main colours. I had this pic already printed and have tried to match it in to the Wet page on a past post as it will end up in the album togther. I journaled about how Asher was more excited about hunting for the bugs that the easter bunny left for her rather than the eggs.
School memories folders.
These are for Narelle's challenge.

She posted a picture of an old war poster that had an owl on it. I made up a school memories box last year for some of Asher's bits that I won't scrap or have yet to do so. There is one folder for each year now. I made up the grade 1 one at Christines the other night and I've got to add the pic to the yr 2 one as my printer has no ink at the mo.


This is my sample page for the sketch challenge that I got to set this month. I had heaps of fun with my girl friend Justine a month or so ago setting up a photo shoot for my word from a Ali Edwards blog challenge. I took this photo on a childrens slide. I did this page up for a cj I am part, hope you like it Sarah if you happen to pop in, and intend to do another for myself later with a few more of the pics I took.

And here is the sketch I made up with a free digi kit by Vera Lim.

I love you.

This is the card I did up for Belinds challenge.

I also stumbled across the Hero Arts blog a few days ago and decided to join in on the clear challenge so I used some of my Hero Arts stamps for this card and the next one too.

Thanks so much.

This is the card I made up for Carole's challenge.

I had fun making up this one and layering the flower.

Well I think I ended up doing pretty well.

I've got to clean up my mess now and get the house in order before I return to work tomorrow. I am hoping to go out for another walk today to take some more pics of our town.

So as usual till next time thanks for popping in, any comments you leave and happy scrapping.

Hope to see you in Therpay.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Some pages to share and Cyber cropping news.
I very nearly forgot to pop back in and share some stuff seeing as Blogger was taking ages to load up on Sunday night. Note to self. Update earlier rather than late on Sunday.
I joined in on two blind challenges last week. One at Therapy run by Narelle.and the other at TSE run by Kristine.I had fun doing both of these pages but with the Wet page I decided to try doing it in a diferent size format and it work out great. I ended up pretty much staying with the directions and just altered the sizes to suit.
This months inspiration challenge is now up and this is my sample page.Not one of my favorite pages at the moment. I just couldn't get it to work for me.
I've got some newphews and a niece having b'days very soon so I made up some cards a while back.

The top ones I did with the scraps from my Therpay monthly kit. It was some scrummy Sasafrass lass papers last month and this month it is K and co.

This one I did for my niece. I played around with stamping onto a ghost heart.This one is a just in case one.

It is cybercropping time over at Therpay again and we have got some great challenges set up for you all. Pop in and check them out. Link over in the side bar thingy.

I had fun setting my challenege and doing my smaple. I had a play around with something I've not done alot of before and I think I may just get addicted.

Anyway till next happy scrapping