29 May 2012

a short scissor story....

Everyone has a pair of scissors in their house..... me..... i have QUITE a Few! i am a bit OCD when it come to what i use them for.
For you who know me out there in the internet, i have a pair of scissors for EVERYTHING. And every pair is clearly labeled with what is to be cut with them.
Here are a few of my scissors.
As you can see on some of them i have them labeled with dymo tape. some say "paper"some say "fabric"a pair says "Glue"and a pair says "detail"......and the labeling goes on.....
Now in my household EVERYONE knows you DO NOT use the wrong scissors to cut the wrong thing or there will be hell to Pay!!  i like to keep them in the best condition as possible so that is the rule...Paper scissors for paper and so on.

Now you have a little background about my scissors i would like to share a story with you. i told Philippa  this story last week and she said i just had to share with you all on the blog.

As some of you know i went away with my hubby last week for 4 days. it was the first time i had ever left my children. as Zoe has Special needs we have never felt comfortable leaving her before now. but as she is 10 years old we thought she would be ok with her sister Poppy and my mum.
Rob and i had a great time in Melbourne and when we returned on the monday we chatted about the good time we had and we gave the kids gifts etc. All seemed fine.
We did not really notice that Zoe was not that happy that we had left her.... and as she has ASD i think she did not really like the change.
So mum went home monday night and on tuesday morning we got up and got Zoe ready for school. while getting ready to take her i notice Zoe walk out of the room with handfuls of hair and some scissors.
She had gone into her room and hacked all her hair and fringe off!!!( i suspect it was for effect to get our attention) Zoe has....i mean had.... lovely long hair, she was growing it.
She walked up to my hubby Rob and handed him the clumps of hair and the scissors. I was in shock, looking at what she had done and thinking ....ï'm going to kill her....school photos are on thursday...
"Rob just looked at her and said........ "WELL I HOPE YOU USED THE RIGHT SCISSORS!!!!!"
I do not think i have laughed so much!!!

I just had to share with you all because Rob said it so calmly and i do not really think he even registered what she had actually done to her hair...he was more worried about my reaction to the scissors not being used correctly!!!
Well i hope you have had a chuckle, Zoe now has a short bob hair cut and about 1 inch of fringe left and a funny looking school photo.
And just to note ....i do not have a pair of scissors that say HAIR!

Tara :)

20 May 2012

Fisk-a-teers May Layout sketch challenge

hello everyone!
Over at the Fisk-a-teers website there is a great challenge up for you to enter. Rebecca's May Layout sketch challenge.

Every month Rebecca shares with the Fisk-a-teers a sketch for a layout and a card.
Here is the sketch for Mays layout.


And after a little bit of thinking here is what i came up with for the sketch.

P1020135 copy

To create this layout i used ruby rock it nostalgia range of papers and embellishments, my fiskars interchangeable border punch with the up in the clouds cartridge and x marks the spot cartridge, some cut out letters and to get the texture on 1/2 of my paper i stamped a little bird all around 1/2 of my background paper with embossing ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. you can just see it on the right of my pic.
So if you would like to have a go at the sketch challenge for this month, head on over to the Fisk-a-teers website and enter!


18 May 2012

May Card Sketch challenge with the Fisk-a-teers

Hello Everyone!
Today i have for you a great Challenge.
Rebecca's May Card Sketch Challenge over at the Fisk-a-teers website.

Here is the sketch for this month.


If you would like to have a go just click on the above link to enter.
Here is the card i created with this layout.

P1020137 copy

To make this card i used my trusty old shape express and templates. Spellbinder eat your heart out!!!!
I got a great window in my card and made a frame to place my sentiment on with my shape templates and go a great effect at the fraction of the cost of a set of spellbinder dies! how great is that!!!! you can still buy all the templates and starter kit in Spotlight!! 
Once i did this i then took a paper smooches chubby chum stamp and coloured it. i Then used my Fiskars finger tip knife to cut the bird out, and die cut a couple of leaves and a branch. I glued them inside my card and used 3D foam for the bird so he looked like he was coming out the window.
Lastly i stamped my sentiment around the frame and glued it on.
So if you would like to have a go at this great challenge, head on over to the Fisk-a-teers website and have a go!!!

Tara :) 

17 May 2012

Masculine Card with Mad for Markers

Hello there everyone!
I hope you are enjoying your first week of out new challenge. This one was a hard one for me as i do not really have many manly images....i have 2 girls so not really much need for them i suppose! Anyway i finally found something to use for masculine card.

I used the Greeting farm build a ones-ie for boys clear stamp set and coloured with several copics shown below

I then used several Fiskars border punches and some kaisercraft papers.
lastly i used some bobbly eyes to finish off the little monster and a sentiment sticker.
If you would like to have a go at this challenge check out the right side bar on the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog and add a card!


11 May 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks first Trend Watch

Well, Haven't Paper smooches been busy.... they have got a new design team AND changed up the way they do their challenges not, so they are now weekly! Yeah! more for me to make!!!!
so this week as you can see about is Trend Watch. you can check it out HERE!!!

Here is the inspiration for this weeks Trend Watch.

And here is my card.

I have used get outta town for this card and a bunch of copic markers to colour. i added some flock on the mountains and embossed a bunch of sunglasses on the kraft card. i made the Polaroid on my PC and cut it out.


07 May 2012

Boy, oh boy, I have been a busy bee......

I cannot believe it has been over a week and i have not posted! Shame on me(slap my own hand!) shame shame!!!

Even though i have not posted here, i Have been out and about in blog world.
If you are not aware my daughter Zoe and I have started a Nail polish blog(check side bar) and we have been busy painting nails!!!
Also it is that time of the month when Zoe has to go to hospital for her back,and Poppy has to go and get her organs scanned again for tumors,so that takes up sooooo much time. Saying that, No Tumors ! Yeah!!! another 3 months down till next scans.
I have also been a busy little bee over at the Fisk-a-teers website making a bunch of projects to put on their site.
Here are a few of them....
Neon Challenge

using a border punch challenge

using your favorite squeeze punch challenge(i love my cloud punch!!)

only using your trimmer challenge

Everywhere punch challenge

back to school challenge

using a stamp challenge

So busy,busy ,busy! plus i am just finishing up some submissions for the xmas edition of papercrafts, and some cards for Annie's trendy twine.