Tuesday, May 26, 2009

when it rains, it pours

arrrgghh!! we found out a week ago that the lovely house we've been in for 12 months and planned to be in another 12 mkonths will no longer be rented so we have to move!! and by june 14th!! so if I'm a bit quiet again you know it's cause my head has been packed in a box along with everything else we own - again!! have not found anoyhting yet but hoping on good news today.
we also celebrated Leroys 5th birthday on sunday - we threw a pirate themed dress up party for about 30 of his school buddies. it was crazy but only for 2 hours on sunday arvo - was heaps of fun really. no photos yet as all still on camera.
leave you with a few DT projects I've completed lately for LSBS - darn blogger and it's sideways images :(

Thanks for visiting and any comments :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

May ARTtastic's artist is...

Salvador Dali. We are to take inspiration from this painting "Landscape with Butterflies".

Check it out here and join in on the fun! I've had a sneak peak of June and July's artists and they are TOPS. You don't want to miss out on that!

This is what I did for this months challenge..... hmmmm.... what is it with blogger uploading these layouts sideways... very odd.

I was very inspired by the colours in the Dali painting... I tried to carry that through on my layout, the Kaiser Craft Esperance range was perfect for this. I also wanted to use a photo that was a bit surreal and I just love this one of my little man's toes when he was just 4 months old. For the butterflies I have stamped them with Staz On ink onto a transparency and cut them out, then secured them to my layout with a gold brad. I also swiped the background paper with a silver ink pad as an attempt of recreating the silvery & white clouds in the painting.

and of course some detail shots... can never get enough of detail shots, lol

Thanks for visiting and any comments you have. Have a fab weekend xx

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

wow what a busy couple of weeks!!

I've had my mum & her hubby visiting this past week or so... was so tops to see them, it's been almost a year. The boys just adored having Nanna here as much as she did.... so cute. Have so many amazing piccies to share but that will be next time (or in an upcoming layout *wink* ) as I have not even got them off the camera yet!! :0

Had a couple of exciting things happen tho... I was asked to join the Creative Team for the ARTastic challenge blog. I was so stoked when Ally asked me to join, I love the concept that she's come up with.. something a bit different. This months artist is Dali, you can see it here. I have not done it yet (so naughty) but I've been so busy with mum... they just left yesterday and I'm slowly getting back into my normal routine! It's nearing the top of my To-Do list!
I also found out I won a prize for this layout in the 123 challenge for April!!!! how cool is that!? first one I've done for them in over a year too - me thinks I better do some more. lol. Can't wait to spend the voucher too... been on a major scrap spending diet (man that sucks doesn't it?!)

Also on my to-do list though is getting through this months DT pack for LSBS (which has some very yummy new American Crafts things in it and which I did some of today) and organising a Pirate Themed Birthday Party for my big boy who is turning 5 on the 24th. OMG 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!

Be back soon with more. thanks for visiting xx