I know, I know,,,,, MIA again. My poor blog, as usual, it's been neglected. You better grab a cuppa because this post is going to be a lllloooooonnnnnnngggg one. ;)
Life's been busy as usual. I'll give you the gist and try and make it brief,,,
We've moved again, yep again. Hopefully we'll be here for a long time. Unfortunately that's how it goes when renting. It's just me, Rick and Locky most of the time, with Liam popping home every now and again, so we keep a bedroom for him.
We started a business from home, so that means I work from home and that keeps me very busy, along with all the normal Domestic Goddess duties (some being neglected I might add). I'll be mentioning the business lots. You can see what it's all about Here Some of you that have been following me for some time my recognize the name :) and the blog with lots and lots of inspiration Here
The business is called -
Cadence my granddaughter has turned 3, how time flies. She's a little character and I'm still totally besotted with her. So brace yourself for lots of photo sharing again. She lights up my life every time I see or hear her. She a little joy and a very girly girl. She's into handbags, jewelry, she loves dress ups, enjoys shopping, especially if it involves something for her and she adores Ana & Elsa, the girls from Frozen (what little girl doesn't?). She loves her Dede (that's me) and loves to sleep over or visit as often as she can. I still get nothing much done when she's around, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Please Note - No fluffy puppies were harmed in any way while these photos were taken by Uncle Liam
So life's pretty much gone on as normal in the Underwood household, normal ups and downs of life. Everyone is well and healthy, thank goodness.
On the creative front. I've been scrapping as much as I get time for. Like most of you, more time and mojo would definitely be appreciated.
Our new business is aimed mainly at the paper craft, scrap booking and card creators. We laser cut chipboard pieces, mostly all our own designs.
It's been a challenge cleaning out the cobwebs in this aging brain but I'm quite proud of my self and Rick for learning as much as we have. It's only a small business and growing slowly.
Well I said I'd try and make it a brief post, that was mainly the writing, but because it's been a while since I shared any layouts I though I'd fill the rest of the post with some creations from the last few months.
Hope you find some creative inspiration as you look.
How awesome for me and feeling very thankful, I've been published in not one but two magazines this month. Both super special for different reasons.
Australian Scrapbook Ideas is one of Australia's leading scrap booking and paper craft magazine and I'm proud to have my work published in this magazine. This edition is more exciting than most because,,,, well,,,,, because of the cover, yes!!! That's my girl, on my layout, on the front, my beautiful daughter Erin.. Very proud indeed :)
Inside there is lots of 'How To' articles including my feature on 'Hidden Journaling'. Grab it at you news agency now. Or even better Subscribe Here
Here's a close up of the layouts featured, for instructions on how to do them, check out the Australian Scrapbook Ideas.
Products used: Your Creative Wings - Fancy Drop Bead CharmYCW16024, Willow Wreath 11cm YCW2022, Numerals - Typewriter Lrg YCW5004, Key to My Heart Charm Set YCW12013, Fancy Flourish YCW7001.
Other products used - Bazzill card, Prima Epiphany Striking Apperance paper,Bo Bunny Country Garden paper pad, Versa Color ink - Pinecone, Treasure Gold rub on, Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold, black and gold metallic thread, black spray paint,Tools - Artline fine liner pen - EK2000 0.4mm, Papermate Pacer 300 0.5mm pencil, Helmar Acid Free Glue & Liquid Scrap Dots, Fiskars Scalloped Circle punch, edge distresser, sand paper.
Words - So Loved Script YCW1058, Flower Bud Set YWC2006, Christmas Disc 2 YCW20082, Scribble Heart Medium YCW12002, Words - Happiness, Laughter, Love YCW1051, Alpha 2 YCW5001U, Flourish 2 YCW7014. Other products used - Kraft card, Versa Color Pinecone Ink, VersaFine ink - Onyx Black & Sepia, Kaisercraft - Be-YOU-tiful Glamorous paper, Captured Moments Getaway and Life's Treasures & Snapshot journal cards. Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Rock Candy, Jo Sonja Brown Earth paint, Tools - Fiskars Vintge Farmouse stamp, Prima Stitch, Cirlcle and Lines stamp, Hero Arts Wreath of Leaves stamp, Edge distressor, sand paper.
Other products used - Bazzill card, Jo Sonja warm white paint, white Quik Stik ring eyelets, Tools - Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch Around The page punch, corner rounder punches, sand paper, edge distresser.
This one you've seen before but I'm so excited about this news I had to share the layout again.
Somerset Memories and Somerset Studio magazines have always been magazines I'd love to be published in and it's just happened in Somerset Memories.
What a beautiful magazine, this edition is choc-o-block full of inspiration. The cover is to die for and features a layout by my scrappping friend Heather Jacob her work is just absolutely beautiful. The magazine also features a ton of other scrap booking friends so it's an honor to be showcased along side them.
You can Purchase Somerset Memories Here
Or there's a special subscription package on now Here
I know what I'm getting for Mothers Day ;)
Product Used - Kaisercraft – Kaleidoscope Collection – 12x12 paper – Layers & Collage, Paper Pad, Collectables, Captured Moments 6"x 4" Cards - Life's Treasures. Dusty Attic chipboard, Prima stamp, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Bazzill card, brads, thread.
Some other creations from the past few months.
Products used - TBA
Products used - TBA
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Merry Christmas 2013
Products used - TBA
Products used - TBA
Your Creative Wings Material used - Selfie Words YCW1021,Scallop Hearts YCW12008, Flower Buds YCW2006.Other materials used - Paper by - Maja Design and Bazzil card, Kaisercraft Captured Moments Cards, Prima Marketing stamp, german scrap.
My Little Monster
Your Creative Wings Material used - Dolly Mixture - Circles YCW2102, Dolly Mixture - Stars YCW21003, Lots of Stars YCW10008, Arrows Set 3 YCW4009, Geo Pointers - Stars & Arrows YCW4006, Alpha 2 YCW5001U, Chevron Strip LrgYCW4002, Chevron Strip Mini CW4005, Typewriter Numbers Lrg YCW5004, Monsters YCW14001, My Little Monster Title YCW1041.
Other materials used - Paper by - Kaisercraft and Bazzil, Golden Crackle Paste, Lumiere metallic paint, Jo Sonja paint, cotton thread.
Your Creative Wings Material used - Lots of Stars YCW10008, Mini Cameras YCW800, Arrows Set 1 YCW4001,Enjoy the Sunshine Quote YCW1009S, Printers Fist YCW4017, Chevron Strip LrgYCW4002, Chevron Strip Mini CW4005, Typewriter Numbers Lrg YCW5004, Geo Pointer - Heart & Home YCW4007, Outdoor Lights and Jars YCW9005.
Other materials used - Paper by - Kaiser Craft. Kaisercraft Collectables and Captured Moments Cards , Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Versa Cube Pinecone ink, Versa Fine Sepia ink, muslin, jute, tags.
Your Creative Wings Material used - Dolly Mix - Hearts YCW2201, Love Word YCW1005, Blossom 3 YCW2005, Arrows Set 3 YCW4009, Birdhouses & Birds YCW15001, Birds Cute YCW3002, Alpha 1 YCW5006, Scribble Circle Hearts YCW13003, Chevron Strip Mini CW4005, Geo Pointer - Stars & Arrows YCW4006.
Other materials used - Paper by - Kaisercraft. Kaisercraft Collectables, Martha Stewart Punch - Eyelet Lace Punch, Washi Tape, Jo Sonja paint - titanium white, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Muslin, lace, Thread, tag.
Golly Gosh!!! if you've got this far, thank you and 'way to go', it was a long one ;) Now I'm up to date. Stay tuned, I promise I'll be back soon.