Friday, August 22, 2014

Scraptastic | Thursday Challenge..

Hi Everyone!  Up on the Scraptastic blog today Jocelyn and I have set a challenge for you!  We want you to use a "long" title or sentiment on your project.  But wait....  There's a twist!  Head on over to see what we mean.  *grin*
This Month I am playing with the Boys of Summer kit.  Lots of bold and bright colours to scrap those little men in your lives!! And all the crazy antics they get up to!
"Every Boy should be Gifted with a Costume and a Super Power"

products used: Scraptastic Club - Boys of Summer; Add on - Boys of Summer; Flair/badges - Boys of Summer; other - embroidery floss, black paint; tools - typewriter.

I hope you get a chance to play along with the challenge.  Head on over to the friendly Scraptastic Club forum to join in.  Thanks for visiting..x

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Mini Album...

Remember last post where I said I don't really create Halloween projects!  LOL!  Well here's another one created for Jillibean Soup! And low and behold it's a mini album!! EEEEEK! *grin*
"Spooky" Mini Album

I'm pretty excited with all the fabulous peapod parts, mini envelopes and enamel stickers that are being produced by Jillibean at the moment!  And even though we don't celebrate Halloween, I can't wait to fill this mini album up with all the fun and fabulous dress up photos I have (especially of my youngest!!).  If you would like to see more details, pleas visit the Jillibean Soup blog.  Thanks for visiting today...x

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

HI there Project Lifers!!  I hope your PL albums are filling up nicely!!  I have now completed 29 weeks of 2014 and I find that I am increasingly impressed with my stamina! LOL!  Last year I barely created 15 spreads!  I'm so happy that Sassy Scrappers continually supports me with this epic journey I'm on, to document and capture our everyday.
This week, I am sharing my process over at Sassy Scrapper.  Please come and visit if you get the chance.  I can't wait to see you there.
Thanks for visiting..x

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Halloween Cards...

Hello lovely friends!  Today I am sharing with you a super quick post.  Two of my cards created for Jillibean Soup this month...

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Soup Staples, Paper Pad); alphas - Jillibean Soup alphabeans; other - peapod parts, enamel stars; twine;  tools - machine sewing, date stamp.
"Balm of Spider"
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Cool as a Cucumber, Paper Pad); other - peapod parts; ribbon.
I don't normally make Halloween projects but these papers and peapod parts were too cute to resist! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT are creating over at Jillibean Soup this month, with all the new and exciting Summer releases.
Thanks for visiting..x

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bella Blvd | Back to School Week...

Hi Everyone!  Over on the Bella Blvd blog this week, we are celebrating a timeless tradition!  he he he... Back to School!

"School Ready"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd: Tiny Tots; alpha - Bella Blvd: Amorie Chipboard Alpha; other - Bella Blvd: crochet heart, stickers, chipboard; staple, ManorHouse leaf; tools - typewriter.

Next year, in January, my last baby goes to school.  Not only will this event be quite the milestone for him, but it will also be quite a momentous occasion for me!  And I dare say I'll be more upset than he will about the prospects of attending school!  However, for the longest time, he has been content to wave goodbye to his siblings in the morning, as they ride the bus to school and happily come back home with me.  This situation has clearly changed in the last few weeks.  He is confident and ready to go to school.  He does a lot of 'practising' while at home and of course, now invents homework to complete along side his brothers and sister after they arrive back home, in the afternoon.

Today I have used the new Tiny Tots collection to document his learning process.  The Alphabet Soup patterned paper is ideal!  To further enhance my story, I've included a short video of my boy doing his 'homework' via a  QR code at the bottom of the layout.  Careful as to not obscure the details of the code, I've surrounded it with stickers from the Tiny Tots Trinkets and Treasure & Text sticker sheets.   Finally, to transform this new collection into a school themed layout, I've added a McIntosh Crochet Heart with a small leaf, to repeat the apple motif found below.

I hope you get a chance to check out all the inspiration over at Bella Blvd this week!! Thanks for visiting today...x

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration..

Hi there Friends!!  Today I am sharing a layout I created for Bella Blvd and the monthly Pinterest Inspiration challenge!  Here is the photo found on Pinterest..
Lot's of fun and fabulous circles to play with!!!  *grin*
This is the layout I created..
"Bad Case of the Mondays"
Leanne Allinson_Bad Case of the Mondays
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd: other - Bella Blvd: Paper Pieces, label stickers, stickers; embroidery thread; tools - typewriter, circle punches.
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I trimmed two sheets of this patterned paper at the same point, so when the top paper has circles punched into it, the bottom patterned paper still revealed what the negative shape would have taken away.
Cam always gets into a melancholy mood on a Monday morning.  He misses his older siblings when they go off to school.  *grin*  I'm pretty sure however, next year when he starts to go to school, there may be a different reason for having the grumps on a Monday!  LOL!
Thanks for vising...x

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Cool as a Cucumber..

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a LO I created for Jillibean Soup and their new, absolutely fabulous collection, Cool as a Cucumber Soup!  *swoon*  I am so in love with this paper line! LOL!!

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; alpha - Jillibean Soup Beanboards; other - Jillibean Soup: label sticker, peapod parts; embroidery thread, staple; tools: typewriter.

I'm not sure what it was that urged me to create this LO.  I knew I wanted to document my eldest son's eating habits... because there was a time when it was so hard to get him to eat anything much at all.  And now.. at age 11(!) I can't seem to fill him up! Doughnuts, I suppose, are usually a good incentive to eat food, right?! LOL!
Thanks for visiting.  I hope you will find time to check out the DT creations over at Jillibean sometime soon...x