Friday, February 27, 2015

You Are My Shining Star Layout

Good Afternoon

Here is a layout I have been working on this week.  Now I have to say this is a "scrap lift" from a layout I came across recently and fell in love with.  I am so far behind as far as being a washi tape fan.  I have never really gotten into washi tape until recently and now I am catching up.

I have to go and try and find the creator of this layout so I can give her some well earned credit.  I saved her layout and her name on my laptop the other day but now I go to find it... poof! vanished ... gone!!

This is my handsome middle son, Jordan.  The photos date back to December 2013 when we were invited to attend a Gala Christmas Dinner for the charity Lighthouse Care.  We have all at some stage in the past year and a half volunteered on many a Friday to help deliver food hampers in our local community at a discounted cost for families in need.

It was lovely to get invited and see what Lighthouse do on these special nights.



Thanks for stopping by my page.... hope you found some inspiration.

Have a great weekend of crafting.

Hugs

Shirl


Paper Craft Addicts March Card Challenge - Washi Tape

Good Evening

Well for a change I am getting in early as the lovely Ellen has posted my March challenge up on the FB group page for Paper Craft Addicts.  This March for my card challenge I have been getting messy with my washi tape.  Yes I am so late to the washi tape madness, I know.  But that is me, always late to the party!  Still not the biggest fan of washi tape but I do love the simplicity of these two cards that I am sharing today.

If you want to join in the fun make sure you pop into Paper Craft Addicts and post us a photo of your challenge entry.


Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you joining in the fun at Paper Craft Addicts real soon.  In the meantime .....

Happy Crafting!

Hugs

Shirl

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Happy HAPPY Valentines Day... late yes of course I am.

I can't hardly believe how super busy I seem to have been these past couple of weeks. Between dance rehearsals, dance troop for my DD and soccer sign on, training, last few weeks of futsal summer comp, trial soccer games for the upcoming season, helping out with soccer sign on days, after school training for my middle DS, getting the eldest DS to and from work (we've had a lot of wet weather of late), DH being away for a few days with work (getting him to the airport, picking him up from the train) and my own life I have totally lost track of the WHOLE month of February I think! Whilst it has been super busy I have had some craft time and some great social outings as well so I am overall very blessed.

Whilst I haven't had much time to explore all the wonderful things my new Brother Scan and Cut can do I am loving how it is making life so easy when it comes to projects that need lots of hearts (like my last post below) or lots of hexagonals like my latest DT share which I can show you in a few days...

But today I wanted to share with you another heartfelt creation that I made for both my son (to give to his gf) and for my DH for Valentines Day. I made two cards both the same and two bouquests of edible flowers. My Scan and Cut got a workout cutting out flowers and hearts. I am so blessed to have gotten it as an early birthday pressie :)

Here are the two cards I made :



And the gift baskets to go with :




Please excuse the bad photography today. It was late by the time I got these projects finished and I had no choice but to take the photos in bad late afternoon light before hiding them away.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to call back soon for some more inspiration from the amazing Use Your Scraps DT

See you all soon and happy creating.

Cheers

Shirl

Monday, February 9, 2015

UYS Challenge #172 "Love"

Good Evening

Well my first official challenge for Use Your Stuff is finally here! Our challenge for this week is "Love" by the wonderfully talented Majo! No limits.. whatever "love" brings to mind. Valentines Day, weddings, anniversaries, just because.... something or someone you love! Got the idea? Please don't forget to hop on over to the blog to check out all the great creations that my fellow DT have made especially for this week. Plus join in the fun and link up your very own entry!

Here is the card I created:



I love these little box cards. This one was so easy to do especially with my Brother Scan & Cut on standby to cut out all the assorted hearts for me!

I've made a few square box cards before but when I came across a rectangular one on Diane Barnes' blog I knew I had to make one. Here is the template that you will find on Diane's blog along with instructions if you need them. Be sure to hop on over to her blog and check out her amazing creations.


Thanks for stopping by. Please hop over to Use Your Stuff and leave some love for the other ladies. Happy Crafting!

Hugs

Shirl

Monday, February 2, 2015

UYS Challenge #171 "Inspired By a Song"

Good Evening

Sorry I am a little late posting but real life has been keeping me super busy. Whilst I don't offically start "designing" til next week I was
"INSPIRED" by the lovely Tammy's challenge at Use Your Stuff so whilst I had a quiet day at home I thought I would join in the fun!

Please make sure you hop on over to the blog to check out all the amazing creations from my fellow talented design team sistahs! You won't be disappointed I promise you!

All our challenges are made so that you can join in creating whatever your heart desires! This week I went with a layout as I found this cute photo of our furbaby "Bailey" that I wanted to use. Of course Hound Dog by Elvis Presley immediately sprang to mind!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you playing along with our blog challenges real soon!

Hugs

Shirl