Life happenings at Jacs place

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It was my birthday

this week and I have had a great week. I took Wednesday of as I have a personal rule never to work on mine or Asher's b'days.
I got some money to spend, which I had planned to spen at the craft fair in Perth this weekend but I didn't spend it all. I was pretty surprised actually as this is the one big fair that I usually spend heaps at. My friends gave me some yummy stamps and some chalks both of which I have already used.
What's happening over at Therpay?
A lot just now. We have two comps running. The Squash, scratch and sample competition is into it's second week. Therapy member Corolla won the first weeks prize package and there are a few more on offer too. Therapy's Make believe masters is on again and after the sucess of the competition last year it is going to be an anual event. The challenges are the same as the real ones for those of us not game enough to give them ago.
The June kit is up in store. I had the chance to play around with it this month and this is what I came up withand there is ample paper and card left over for a few more layouts too.
Also my Love the things you say class kit has gone up in the shop too. I had fun putting this togther and hope that you can join me for the class.
This months manufacture of the month is Basic Grey so head on over and get 20% of the yummy papers and pop a Basic grey page into the monthly challenge too.
I did this one up using some scrummy Arcahic papers.I followed the steps for this months Scrapping word pictures challenge. I had a look at some of the pages put in for it and I love the different takes on the same instructions.
The Hero arts blog challenge for last week was to use flowers and I had some fun making up this card for my niece's b'day.

I also have an altered project to share with you all but will do durring the week or on Sunday as I will be popping it up on the Therpay blog as part of a blog challenge.

Well that is about all from me for now so as always thanks for popping in and any comments you may leave and till next time happy scrapping and hope to see you in Therapy.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Good new continues

Yeap I had some more good news this week.

My Proud page that I did up for the Dream girls challenge blog has won. I have got a yummy One page at a time scrap kit on it's way to me from America. I am so stalking the postie.
I have been having some fun with some yummy BG papers that finally made it's way to me this week. Both Nat and I had thought it had been lost as it took a month to get here. I had a whole heap of the Basic Grey dino papers in it and this is what I have done with them.
My Museum pagewhich I have done up for this months Aussie scrapjack
and a b'day card using some of the scraps for last weeks Hero Arts blog challenge to make you own background. I had fun making my own backgrounds and seeing as I had two birthdays this weekend I made up two more cards for the challenge.

This one for my FIL. I don't have any male HA stamps so I used my long stem dasiy one to make up the grass background and added a little bird.

And this one for my bestie Jane. I used the same stamp as the one for my FIL and layered some cut out bg papers over some of the flowers.

What is happening over at Therapy?

A Squash,Scratch and Sample competition that's what. Check it out and while you are there check out the links in the forum for all the new goodies that Nat has been uploading to the shop.Dream street papers and bazzil strips ,Kaiser Craft and lots of other yummyGoodies. Nat has been busy and I am sure there will be more goodies in store very soon. I have been working on my next class over the last few days too so I hopefully I'll have it finished soon so that the sneek peek and kits will go up in the shop.

Well that is about all from me for now. As always thanks for popping by and any comments that you may leave. Till next time happy scrapping and see you all in Therapy.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My good news continues

Yeap I had some more good news this week on top of the two I posted last week.

This page I did of Reenie a while back one a prize on the Aussie Scrapjack site

And this one I did for last weeks Hero arts blog challenge. So I now have another voucher and $50 worth of new Hero Arts stamps and a new catoluge on the way too me.

What's been happening in Therapy.

Well the girls all had fun at the retreat and they liked the class I put together for them.

All the new challenges for the month are up now or if not should be very soon. You can follow the links in the side bar on the blog to find out all the details and while you are there I have got a little blog challenge happening. Join in and you could be in the running for a scrappy rak from me.

I have had a quiet Mothers day at home. Got a sleep in this morning, dh fitted some new car seat covers for me yesterday and Asher gave me some hand made little gifts from the school mother's day stall and a few she made in class too.

I have managed to scrap a card and a layout this week both for challenges.

This is a card I did up for this weeks Hero arts pink challenge

and this is my page for the Dream girls challenge. I had planned on doing this page 6 by 12 but changed my mind just as the printer ran out of ink so I will need to add a few more picks when I have gotten me some more ink.

Well that is it from me. Thanks for popping in,any comments that you leave, happy scrapping and hope to see you in Therapy.

My CIS cj is finally home

After 16 months travelling around Australia my chocolate cj is now home. Traveling around it has gotten a bit worn and rugged looking but in my eyes it has gained some character on it's way, minus a chipboard heart,which I have since replaced on the flowers center and with a touch of kindy glitz too. Now to find me some time to try out the yummy stuff in it.
Thought I'd show of the pages that I have done and thier pages in mine. So this is going to be a big post.
Intro and rules pages.Sign in pages.My pages in Bernadettes famous people you'd like to meet.
I had to think about this one for a while as there is realy nobody famous I would like to meet but these two awesome scrappers are on the top of my to meet one day list. They may not be famous in the general sense of the word but to me they are.Bernadettes pages in mine.My pages in Amanda's Lullaby cj. When I was in hospital having Asher I adapted the words to a nursery ryhme and sang it to Asher when she was very tiny.Amanda's in mine.My pages in Jolenne's chocolate cj. lol we were cj theme twins and both did up paper bag albums. I also had drama's with cooking up these cupcakes. They just didn't look all that great but they tasted so yummy. And made up heaps.Jolene's in mine.

My pages in Lynn's qoutes cj.Lynn's in mine. LOL I need to find a H to fill the gap. Or I may just leave it as another sign of cj character.My pages in Frans out my back door cj.Fran's pages in mine.My pages in Ally's 10 things I love cj.Ally's in mine.

My pages in Beth's collections cj. lol my stash of keys and the bucket have since now been altered for one of my Therpay Inspiration challenges. The tins are still on the shelf in the laundry, dust and all.Beth's in mine. My pages in Kim's technique cj on stamping with texture paste.Kim's in mine.My pages in Fluer's poppet cj.Fleur's in mine.Thanks pages.Now just one more cj to come home then I think that will be it for me. 4 cjs is enough don't you think. As always thanks for popping in, thanks for any comments you may leave and happy scrapping.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Good news week

Well as you can probablly guess by my title I've had some good news this week. Still no luck on the whole subbing side of things but the next best thing I guess.

I entered the wings challenge over at the Inkurable stampers challenge blog with this card I made up for a friends daughter's birthday and I have won a set of Prima journaling stamps.and I joined in on April's Scrapping word pictures challenge to and my Giddy up page won a prize there. What's happening in Therapy.

While the girls were of retreating and having a ball Pt, the non retreaters and myself were cyber cropping. To give the retreaters a bit more time to upload the challenges when they get home the upload date has been extended to Tuseday midnight so if you feel like a challenge or two there is still time. All the challenge are posted here.

It was my turn to set the card challenge this month and this is what I came up with to fit in with our monthly friends theme.Asher got to set the junior challenge and had heaps of fun scrapping a picture of Shaleah, her bestie from school last year. She ended up moving half way through the year but they still keep in touch.Laura over at Therpay was last months cyber crop super star and she got the chance to run a blind challenge on Friday night. I ended up getting a part of the instructions mixed up so my page is going to look nothing like the rest.
We were surposed to journal around the papers somewhere and as I didn't really have room for it I journaled straight onto the paper once, stuffed it up, covered it up then stuffed it a second time. So I did some creative embellishing and decide on a journal box instead.
On Wednesday night I ran one of two regular monthly blind scraps and this is the page I did up the instructions from.

lol I got the girls a bit confused when we got up to the instructions on the photo matting part. We all had a few laughs over it and the pages that they came up with look great.

May's inspiration challenge has just been posted too and this is my page for it. I had some fun doing up the flower garden and bird house on this page that I may even try something similar again. Be on the look out for some more pics form this photo shoot. Asher had one of her top teeth fall out the day before and I have got some real cute toothy grin pics in amongst the 40 odd I took.

Nat asked me a few weeks back if I would put together a small OTP and layout class for her to teach at the retreat this weekend and now that it is over I can share it. I did up the tag as the OTP part of it then incorporated it into the layout.

Nat loved it, although one of my girl friends wasn't a happy stamper. When I was putting togther the page below I did it when scrapping with her and the next Wednesday she wanted to use the same stamps I used and they were In QLD with Nat. Boy was I in the bad books.

I had done this layout the week before with a tag that I did up for the Hero Arts bird blog challenge and then used it on my layout for the Dream girls Get real challenge and liked it so much that I based Nat's layout around it so didn't share it either.

I made up a card and gift bag for a friends birthday dinner and seeing as I did it up on National Scrapbooking Day I put up a simple step by step post on the Therapy blog.
I had fun doing this up and decided to part with some of my ever growing Therpay stash by putting up a challenge. You can find out all the details here.
In amongst my ever growing Therapy stash I have had some MME stuff for a while and I pulled them out to have a play around with the die cut alphas and used them as a photo mat for my photo on this page I did up for the latest Hero Arts blog challenge .

Well guys if you got this far a big thanks for hanging around. I didn't think this was going to be a big post but I didn't realize there was a lot that I hadn't shared that I now can.

Anyway as usual thanks for stopping by, any comments you leave, happy scrapping and till next time see you all in Therpay.