Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!!

welcome 2013!!! This year is a year of changes for me. I am heading back to study to update my skills so that I can go back to working in kindergartens and childcare. This brings so many mixed feelings. It is an end of an era where I have chosen to stay home and care for my family and now I am heading off to school everyday to not only drop off BOTH of my children but also heading off myself! Very scary thought at the moment! It also means I have slowed down a lot on my Design team commitments until I settle into my new routine.
But one Design Team I am happy to stay on is "A Piece of cake designs"! Have you seen the latest kit? I must say though it is sold out! It was sold out in minutes!!!

Kit contents

I love this kit!!! I am not a person to scrap with traditional christmas colours so this kit is perfect!!! I LOVE all the different, bright colours and the versatitlity of the embellishments. I not only created 3 christmas layouts.....and with this christmas' photos I must add ( a first for me! Normally takes me until next christmas to scrap them!) but I managed a funky , summery layout too!!! 
I have two to share now and I will share the other two over the next few weeks.

                                                 So this is the first of my layouts to share......
                              My two cheeky children, one being naughty the other being nice!!!
You can see I have used various paper strips from the kit's papers but I also just added a few strips of washi tape that I had in my own stash. 
The alphabet in the kit is so cute but I wanted a brighter feel to my layout, So I grabbed some of my mists and I sprayed them to the colour I wanted. 
How cool are the new "Cherry Flairs"? These are exclusive ones for this kit! 
I have also used the tag sheet by Crate paper and the very cute kraft sticker hearts by Studio Calico.

Now this one is a non christmas layout just to show you that you don't need to only use for your festive layouts! This is my entry for "Scrap the Boys " this month. 
        This month the challenge is to scrap a layout featuring your son's favourite              holiday/summer activity and use that to inspire your layout!

(Sorry , can't seem to get a good shot of this layout :/)
Yoy can see how you can use the kit to create fun, bright layouts that are not christmas related!
Love this yellow triangle background paper! Just add some strips of paper and choose tags that are not too christmassy , add some stencilling and stamping and voila! 

I have added some left over cardstock from cutting out circles on my cricut, and some arrows that I cut from black cardstock and just some black and white spotted tape.

   I love this photo of Will that I took just before christmas building sandcastles so I created another layout with it but this time following the criteria for the "White with 1" challenge.


So here is my entry this month............

                                   And just a closeup. Lots of doodling and stamping.

              Lastly I want to share my entry for "Scrap Friends" sketch challenge this month.

The sketch

                                                  I actually pulled out the sewing machine!!!!!!
I used lots of washi tape to create the chevron effect and just grunged it up with lots of paint and ink!

Well I have probably bored you enough!! I will be back though! So thanks for popping by!
Eb xx


Anonymous said...

Good luck with going back to school Ebony and gorgeous layouts as always from you especially love the ww1 colours :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Man! The scrappy world is gonna miss you...but good on you for getting back into study...once you're in the head space, it will all be fine...I went back when I was 40 & just LOVED it!!!! These are all A-MAZING!!!! Love the bright colours, the details... & you've done e delicious job of our Scrap Friends sketch...thanks for playing along:))::))

Felicity Wilson said...

well Eb, that is one MASSIVE feast for the eyes!! LOVE your pages so heaps. Cant wait to get my very first APOCD kit.
Gee I love what you did with the SF sketch too. SENSATIONAL :))


Jasmine S said...

Wow Eb, back to school. That will be great. Busy but it will be a great challenge.
Love your pages. The WW1 is a winner winner chicken dinner and lurve your take on the Scrapfriends sketch.

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous layouts! Love your style.. love the bright colors too.. all the best with your return to the 'outside' work force!

Anita S said...

i love your layouts!!! you always inspire me to use bright colours (although i never do, but i love the idea to?)!!
love seeing all your creations. :)


I love all your LO, you have a great style!
ciao dall'Italia

myriammg said...

thanks for participating at WW1 : I love all the details and stamping on your LO

Mel x KIU-WW1- STB said...

Gorgeous as always Ebony!
Good luck with school this year!!!

Leonie Waldron said...

Eb your backgrounds are always awesome :) Love your WW1 entry, and the others too! Enjoy going back to school :)

Stina said...

Love your layouts! Mine are a bit stiff and boring. I have found a lot of inspiration!

Adriana B said...

Hi there just joined your our work, totally awesome :) have a great week end :)

Heather McMahon said...

Believe me Ebony, you never bore us!
Love these layouts but my fave is the Scrap the Boys one. It's fantastic!
Good luck with the next life phase....

Zeneva said...

Fabulous layouts! I love every one of them! Love your style!
Well done on making the decision to go back to study - I have 3 young children and I'm about to embark on my 5th and final year of my uni degree. It has been a bit of a slog, but am sure it will be worth it, as it will be for you. All the best for this exciting new phase!

Miae said...

Just found your blog...what fantastic pages!! I so enjoyed looking at them!

Chantelle said...

wow, so many gorgeous pages - I really love your style and it's so unique - thanks for joining in at WW1 - your page is fantastic. All the best with your studies :)

scapmanufaktur said...

Awesome pages, love all of them!

Gina said...

gorgeous pages Eb..just love the hits of yellow and aqua in the SF sketch! :)

Janice Nicholls said...

I love visiting you blog and seeing what you have created..... LOve all your pages...Thanks for sharing your Fantastic page with us at WW1. :)

Anne P said...

All fabulous pages Ebony. Thanks for playing along at WW1 as well.

Agnus K. said...

Wow LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of these!!! Good luck with your studies and thanks for playing along at STB :)