Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Faves...

Time for another list of my

1. My kids would love these headbands. I've popped this on my knitting 'to-do' list ;-)

2. My husband sent me this link via twitter last year. I re-visited it over the weekend at my husband's prompting that I probably should. No subtle hinting with him ;-)
I know that sleep is important. I know I need to get to bed earlier. The whole idea of 'I'll catch up on the weekend' - yep! Have so used that!
It just never works that way I plan though!
This all still needs some work.

3. Came across a new blog this week. Looking forward to what Andrea has to share in this space :-)

4. I purchased THIS NEW APP yesterday - another one by Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess.

5. The girls watched The Croods again the other day - I always love jigging along to the song at the end when the credits are rolling...
Shine your way folks! Shine your way :-)

Happy Friday!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Thursday, July 17, 2014

123 Challenge Blog - July...

Just popping in quickly again to show you another challenge layout.
This time its mine for the July 1-2-3 challenge

With plenty of colour, arrows and some awesome thrown in too ;-)
Here is my take on the challenge...

I love all the brights against the white background! And I haven't just used the word 'awesome' once but TWICE!! hehe ;-)

Supplies used: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers, Teresa Collins wood veneer, Studio Calico wood veneer, Flutterby Designs 'Fussy Cuts' tags and flair, Greatest View flair, Bella Blvd stickers, washi tape, enamel dots, Basic Grey frame, Maggie Holmes frame

Hope you like :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...



So, we are in the last week of school holidays here.
Jot Kids is back.
Both Miss J and I were quite excited when this was announced.
Kim Archer and fellow Jot girl, Lauren had been busy putting together a great little activity for the kids to enjoy and get crafty! 
There was a mood board and some free printables to use - see HERE!
On our town day last week, I let Miss J loose in our local scrapbook store with the mood board pic in hand. She found quite a few little goodies for her piece of art! 
SIDENOTE: I think she hadn't quite grasped the concept of a mood board completely as we had a few issues when it came to what we did or didn't have that was in the picture -- "But we haven't got all the things that are in the little basket"  - hmmmm ;-)
She got the part about the colours but I just needed to do some extra explaining and reassuring that we were all good!

I had been putting the activity off as I just could not handle the house getting any messier and I just knew that Little K would make matters harder.
The other day I just decided to go for it!
Out came the stash (I had created a little bag that was just hers with all her little goodies for the activity) and she got her craft on!!

She loved spraying the page with some Mr Huey's white colour mist - she didn't like the being patient part while it dried ;-)
She had lots of fun arranging where she was putting things - vetoed many of my suggestions...she is one strong-willed child and loved being in control ;-)
(I have two lovely children like this!)

I did help her with the banner on the top and cutting the words YUM out of purple tissue paper.
And then it was DONE!!

This is how she wanted to pose with her creation...

What a kook ;-)
She makes me laugh!
I mean - just look at the photo and her writing 'I have ice-cream lips' AND she put two smily faces after is me and one is her -- 'Cos it makes us BOTH laugh Mummy, so I drew both of our happy faces!'
Funny kid :-)

Well done Miss J!
You did good AND...I survived ;-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Faves...

Happy Friday!
Here are my week's worth of...

1. How to stop yelling at your kids! Find out this mother's simple tip.
I'm generally pretty good at keeping my head and have even been praised for my level of calm amongst the kiddy storms BUT there has been some times where I have gotten to the end of my tether and resorted to yelling I must admit. This tip that the mother in this post suggests could be a nice little key to more control :-)

2. I know nearly every Linky Loves post I've linked up to this blog. I really can't apologise though because I get so much out of what this fella writes ;-)
This week, I really enjoyed this post and all the links he had in it too. I particularly liked the article on 'How to Live a Happy Life' - the idea of placing a notebook at the side of your bed and each night before turning off the light, writing down three things that you are thankful for in your day. Then a quick sentence highlighting why this is so and how it happened for each thing.
I like the idea :-)

3. I can't say that I agree with everything in this article but I did find it interesting nonetheless.

4. Why would I buy this hair product from the shop when I can make my own!?!

5. I was introduced to this Etsy store this week owned by blogger, Caylee Grey. I nabbed this awesome, very-well-put-together planner kit. It's pdf so you just print off whichever parts that suit you. She has thought of pretty much everything so I'm fairly well covered across all areas of our lives here. Can't wait to print it off and get it in action!! and gold...umm - totally sold me right there ;-)

Enjoy the weekend :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Thursday, July 10, 2014

D-Lish Scraps 5th Birthday Bonanza Cybercrop: Challenge #2...

And I'm back with another challenge layout for the D-Lish Scraps cybercrop!!
This one is for Challenge #2 by Kylie.

Kylie had supplied a sketch and her sample page.
Here is what I came up with...

I didn't have three of the one photo so I used patterned paper in the same size as the photo for part of the background.
My attempts at arty backgrounds have never been really successful BUT after these challenges from D-Lish and having a sketch to work from etc - it has done wonders for my confidence in this area. I'm absolutely chuffed :-)


D-Lish products
- Journal Its

- circle mask
- paint (charcoal)
- Heidi Swapp chevron mask
- impasto medium
- Mr Hueys colour mist
- 6x6 papers (Studio Calico 'Wanderlust')
- black archival ink
- KaiserCraft grid stamp
-washi tape
- Teresa Collins 'Daily Stories' letters
- Basic Grey scrabble letters
- cotton
- Teresa Collins adhesive chipboard button
- frame

Thank you for popping by here in my little space of the world wide web.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

D-Lish Scraps 5th Birthday Bonanza Cybercrop: Challenge #8...

I'm back again with another layout for the D-Lish cyber crop. I mentioned it all in my first challenge post here.
This one is for Challenge #8 - yeah I've gone straight from the first challenge to the last BUT when this technique challenge popped up, I was rather intrigued. I couldn't WAIT to have a go!

 I'd never heard of or come across using plastic as a way of creating painted/inked/watercoloured backgrounds on layouts!! And it looked easy! Why I had never come across it or tried it before - I don't know! But I am well and truly hooked now :-)
Here is what I created...

It wasn't just the technique that inspired me but the topic of Karen's sample as well. The garden theme shined bright as I knew exactly what photo I wanted to scrap! The progress of some flower seeds growing in the garden that my girls planted with their Grandma. Perfect!!


D-Lish products
- Journal It's
- resin triangles
- camera paper clip
- flower sequins
- Skipping5 puffy camera sticker

- white Bazzil 12x12" cardstock
- Large Kraft Bag (chevron)
- Kraft card
- 'Studio Calico' 6x6 paper
- 'Sweet Vintage' floral embellishments
- cotton
- washi tape
- 'Studio Calico' Mr Hueys watercolours
- Pebbles letter roller stamp
- Amy Tangerine thickers
- date stamp
-shipping tag
- twine

 Thanks for popping by!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Jot Mood Board Challenge - July 2014...

Hi everyone!
A new mood board is out NOW over on the Jot blog.
Created by...ME!!
Here it is...

These are not typically colours that I use much in anything really, especially the mustard - but I just love this colour combo. I thought I would have trouble finding things to put a layout together but after looking, it turns out I had heaps. It was the photo to use on my page that stumped me abit -- in the end I decided to use some pics of myself and my husband that I had printed with a sepia tone which worked quite well I thought.
Here is my layout...

I kept the layout fairly simple. No layers. Just the photos stuck down onto mustard cardstock and then embellished with different items in the teal and mustard colours. The wood tape and stamped arrows add in a splash of the brown to mix it up a bit.

Supplies used include:
- Thickers letters
- Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic die-cuts
- Elle's Studio
- Basic Grey enamel dots
- MME paper
- Heidi Swapp colourshine 
- vellum die-cuts
- Studio Calico wood tape

You can see all the other Jot team samples and find out details HERE.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...