Shell’s Scrap Space

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Last One

Here is my last and 8th layout using the October Storyboard Kit.  This kit has kept me occupied all month.  I loved the colours and everything about this kit and I wanted to use every single thing I got in it.  I made the flower with a purple paper doiley and the paper ribbon that came with the kit.  I painted the ribbon in that lime green colour as well as the scrapware frame.  I've used no patterned paper on this layout at all but I love the way it turned out!!

This was a lift of Kim Arnold's DT layout. 
The new Storyboard Kit will be released on Monday 1st November at 6pm.  Be ready at 6pm or you might miss out!!

Shell x

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My 7th layout

I managed to add a doiley and a piece of cardstock to my storyboard kit left overs and created a 7th layout!  This is a lift of a layout Storyboard DT memberTatum did.  LOVE the purple doiley on the black background and the pp's matched perfectly with this photo of Abbey's 7th birthday party. 

Oh how much my girl has changed and grown up in 1 year!

It's a gorgeous Saturday here, we're off to the shops to get a couple of birthday presents and the exciting task of buying new summer sheets.  I'll have to stop for a coffee along the way.  Have a great weekend.
Shell x

Friday, October 29, 2010

1 Happy Family

I have created yet another layout with my October Storyboard Kit.  This didn't exactly turn out the way i had it in my head but it's growing on me.  I keep thinking of things to do but then in the end I think, leave it, no one is going to care in 50 years when I'm no longer here.  All they will care about is the photo and the journaling.  This photo was taken at Abbey's 8th birthday dinner.  It was an important time in our lives, we celebrated our gorgeous daughter's birthday and in doing so were reminded that no matter what drama is going on around us, Abbey is the most important thing and we are 1 happy family!!!

Shell x

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mission Day 2010

Today is Mission day at Abbey's school and the kids had to dress as if they were students of Mary Mackillop.  It took me a few days and 2different secpnd hand shops to find all the bits and pieces I needed to create an outfit for her.  She was so pleased with the end result!

Here she is with her brown (ladies size 10 skirt with 20 safety pins in it) skirt, white cheesecloth blouse (that was originally a dress that has been cut off) , calico shawl (that was originally a curtain) and plaits with cute little martha stewart ribbon bows

At assembly this morning the kids were all so happy to see the teachers had also dressed up and they had to march into class rather than walk - complete with marching music!  It was all very cute.

They will have lots of games and things today pretending they are living in the 1800's.  They even have to write with their right hand which is going to be quite difficult for Abbey being a lefty!!

Hope she has an really fun day.
Shell x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Girly Days

This layout is a scraplift of this layout by Lisa Warren.  I loved the way she used all of these pp's together and seeing as I have the same kit I thought I'd give it a shot.  It's slightly different....I have a CS base but other than that and the trim, it's pretty much the same.  Thanks Lis for the constant inspiration you give me, I love the way this layout turned out!!

I got 6 layouts out of the Storyboard Kit this month.!  I have a few bits and pieces left, with the addition of a piece of CS I could probably get a 7th I reckon ...that's value!!  I can't wait to get my hands on the November kit, it will be released on Monday.  Head over and check out the site and ask for a subscription so you don't miss out!!

TFL, Shell x

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hi Ho Hi Ho....

..... off to work I go!

Wish me luck everyone. 

Hope you all have a great day

Shell xx

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My name is Michelle and I have an addiction.....

to McCafe cappuccinos. 

I'm quite fussy though, it's gotta be a tall skinny decaf cap, 1/4 strength and I savour every drop!!  My addiction has now rubbed off onto Daniel as well, as soon as I leave the house these days I get a text message or a phone call asking me to bring a coffee home.  I think it may be time to invest in our own machine - this addiction is more expensive than scrapbooking!

what are you addicted to - other than scrapbooking products??

Saturday, October 23, 2010

First time Published :)

I couldn't wait to get my hands on Scrapbooking Memories magazine this month, as it was my first time published but I don't think anyone was as excited as my girl.  Seeing her own face staring back at her from a magazine page was such a thrill!!

We're both so proud!!
Hope you're having a fab Saturday.  It's gorgeous weather here and we're off for a swim :)
Shell x

Friday, October 22, 2010

On a go slow....

I have exceeded my internet downloads this month which means I'm down to the slowest of slow....dial up speed, hence my lack of blogging and commenting on blogs.  My internet is back up to full speed on the 25th so I'll be back then.

Amazingly, my housework is up to date, I have no ironing to be done, the washing basket is empty and I've cooked lots of lovely meals and I've been on the treadmill every day.  Interesting to see how much can get done when you don't have the internet to distract you!! hhmmmmm

Friday, October 15, 2010

Do you want to win....

...lots of Imaginisce goodies???  Of course you do!! 

Head over to Sam's blog and check out this post to be in the running.  You'd be crazy not to!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

lots of emotion....

This past couple of weeks have been emotional for me.  I was so pleased to get a new job after having 6 months off I was ready to re-enter the work force and start contributing again at home (other than the cooking, cleaning, shopping etc) and then it hit me....for 4 months I'M GOING BACK TO FULL TIME WORK!!

All the coordination that full time work involves is really difficult and to try to arrange sitters/after school care etc without my little girl missing out on the after school activites she loves so much can cause a mum to go a little crazy!! 

I'm going to miss hanging out with this funny little munchkin every afternoon. 

Shell x

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A fun day

yesterday was spent celebrating the upcoming birth of my cousin April's first baby.  Doesn't she look wonderful!!

We played fun games, ate glorious food and had a nice girly day together....all 22 of us :)  I won a bottle of Champagne and Abbey was the cutest little helper ever.  It was her job to take the orders for tea and coffee and tick them off as they were done.  My Nanna paid her $5 for the day, how cute!

Can't wait until this little bundle is here.  We haven't had a baby in the family (local) since Abbey was born, lots of cuddles for me!  Tell me....when your adult cousin has a baby, do you become a cousin to the baby or an aunt?

Shell x

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Circle of Life...

is the song I chose for this months song challenge at Challenge Heaven.  The challenge is to use a song from a kids movie and to put buttons on your layout.  I took this photo before I remembered about the button criteria so now I have to find a place to pop one....oops, I best pop one right in the middle of that big gorgeous flower.  Anyhoo, here's the layout.  Quite a good title I thought seeing as it's a photo of the 4 generations of women in my side of the family.  My Nanna (Margaret), my Mum (Joanne Margaret), me (Michelle Margaret)...see a trend here?? and Abbey JADE!  The trend stopped with Abbey. 

Once again I have used the October Storyboard Kit for this layout but this time I haven't added anything (I don't think).  pop over and get one, I think there a still a couple left....better be quick though!!

TFL, Shell x

Friday, October 8, 2010

This makes me smile

This is my take on the Word Challenge at Challenge Heaven.  I've used the October Storyboard Kit for this layout and added a couple of embellies from my stash.  This is my second layout from this kit with still plenty more left over to create a couple more layouts.

Thanks for stopping by.  Head over and join in the challenges at Challenge Heaven for your chance to win 1 of 7 vouchers up for grabs this month.
Shell x

Thursday, October 7, 2010

She is ....

so special to me.  This is my BFF's Teenage daughter.  Isn't she just the prettiest girl!?!?  look at those cute freckles sprinkled across her gorgeous face.  I love this girl like my own daughter, I care for her so much and have an uncontrollable instinct to protect her. I cry with her when she's sad and get cranky at her when she's naughty  - I love her to bits!!!

I started this layout a month or so ago but just hadn't decided where I was going with my title.  I have now decided and here it is. 

I have used last months Storyboard Kit for this one. I have added a scrapware butterfly and the green alphas but other than that, I think the rest is the kit. Gorgeous colours!!

Today is really funny weather.  Windy, overcast/sometimes sunny with the threat of rain once again.  Abbey is doing some painting so I might take the opportunity to scrap another layout.

TFL, Shell x

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WOW, That Cake!!

This is my take on the Theme Challenge at Challenge Heaven for this month.  The theme was an easy one...Birthdays with the criteria being to use a pic with a cake in it....I've got plenty of those to scrap!!

This one is of Abbey's recent birthday dinner with DH's side of the family and a couple friends.  My very talented SIL made this cake for Abbey and what a fab cake it was too.  Shame it took her about 5 goes to get it just right!!

I have used an old IB sketch for this challenge along with some of the Delovely range of papers I've had here for ages and finally have used up some more of them.  Embellies from Storyboard Kits.

TFL, Shell x

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Husband was so happy yesterday!!!!!

His beloved St George Illawarra Dragons won the NRL Grand Final against the Rooster 32-8 in a great game of footy!!!

I think everyone that lives in the Illawarra was happy with the scoreboard and the way the boys played yesterday.  The weather was terrible yesterday so we stayed at home to watch the game and had a really fun afternoon.  Abbey was so funny with her red t-shirt on, asking me to put a white V on her shirt - even though it's supposed to be a white shirt with the big red V lol.

Hope you all cheered on the Dragons with us :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge Heaven October Sketch

For the October Challenge Heaven sketch I've used the Dennison kit from Storyboard Kits.  I'm not normally a 'purple' person at all but this purple background paper from Bo Bunny range is so pretty and everything from this Kit went perfectly with these photos of my Aunty with her birthday lamington.

head over to the site and check out the sketch, upload for your chance to win a fab prize from one of the 7 sponsors!!
Hope you're having a fab Sunday on this long weekend,
Shell x

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oh what a night!!

This morning I woke up at 7.30 wondering where the heck I was...I stayed at my brothers new place last night on a very uncomfortable air matress that had a slow leak so in actual fact...i slept on the floor and to top it off, I packed everything except pj's so I had to wear nathans clothes to about reliving my early 20's lol

I can't even put into words how much fun I had last night. Meeting up with old school buddies was wonderful as was watching Australias greatest pub band at my old local haunt....waking up with that stamp on my arm made me giggle, and hanging out with my little brother was priceless. LOVED IT!
Today I am feeling tired and a little under the weather (a few too many drinks) so we're having a PJ day and about to watch a movie.

Hope you're all having a good day :)
Shell xx