Monday, June 01, 2009

One Huge Post

and I'm not apologising :) lol
I hope you will agree it is worth the read :)

This morning it was freezing!!
Had a dentist appointment for each of the girls before lunch, they all had good healthy teeth :)
After lunch the sun came out and the girls got busy with some shoe boxes.

Lucy made a castle

for her Dora's :)

The others made a dioramas

Megan's is about where her sisters will live when they grow up. Lucy wants to be a princess so she has a palace, Elizabeth wants to be a doughnut maker so has a doughnut shop and Jessica wants to ride horses so gets to live in a stable?? nah a house with a horse house lol

Elizabeth made a cooking show,
so you get to see all the food

and Jessica made a night scene
for the ghost who was off to school.

I had a little fun with my camera today too

my props didn't go to waste :)

and this photo, which I called 'She dreams of summers past'

Today, being the first of the month, means that the Scrap-n-Crop June kit is up and for sale.
Here are the pages I made using the kit.

Head on over to the Scrap-n-Crop to see more and also check out what Rachel created with the kit.

And I am excited to share my very first creation for the Such Sweet Tierney Design Team. Love London's products and was thrilled to be able to use the decorated buttons and chipboard buttons.

Everything on the page is from the May Q-Tea kit, apart from the buttons and the envelope, which was also from London :)

See the gorgeous chipboard buttons?

and the cute decorated ones?

and journaling so you don't have to strain your eyes :)

and finally....
Love Scrappin', June Kit.
For this kit I pulled together a kit that was very autumn-y. But also wanted to show that you could do so much more with these colours. Also have a thing for stars at the moment, have you noticed??!! lol
Some glimmer misted and doodled stars
the journaling is about how much she can do now she is six.
This page I cut out some leaves
and journaled about Jessica plucking the daisy petals and said "Mummy loves me, Mummy loves me". The embroidery thread is in the kit :)
This page I painted the Heidi Swapp stars.
For this one I made a shaker box out of some packaging, the falling stars remind me of the falling autumn leaves, which worked perfectly on this page :)
and for this page I used embossing powder to highlight the stars.
I also added some orange dyed twine in the kit :) The kits sell out fast so make sure you head on over to the Love Scrappin' site to purchase one :)
Also if you head over to the Love Scrappin' blog you can see my first ever class HERE! You can see some of the techniques I have used to make these pages and others, was very excited when Suzie asked me to write this up :) Don't forget that she is also on the look out for a new Design Team member!
So here it is... the end of this mammoth post!!!
Thanks for stopping by, thanks for reading and if you leave a comment I send you a big hug :)
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  1. you are a star Sharmaine..gorgeous layouts and looks like you had a fun day..x

  2. wow! you are on fire!
    Love the girls shoe box art installations (wink) and all your pages are fabulous.
    Those chipboard buttons are very cool!
    PS. thanks for the hug. haha

  3. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Hey Sharmaine,
    I love reading your blog. You have completely inspired me to start scrapping again. Thanks for sharing so much of your life!
    Love Amanda xx

  4. HOLY MOLY!!!!! U are a scrapping machine!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the girls' photos and their dioramas .... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the little doll and her umbrella....and love love love love love love love those LO's...AMAZING!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the doodled stars the bestest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. They are all wonderful!! I love them all!!

  6. Hi Sharmaine what a fantastic lot of layouts, I love them all especially the one using all qtea kit, I am going to subscribe to them as they look like fun and out of the box ;) Your girls all did great jobs making their shoe boxes into little pieces of art. I love seeing how my girls can create something from nothing. Take care. Belinda

  7. Love your photogs and your dt lo's are to die for ~:O)

  8. LOVELY... loveliness all around.
    Love your girls creations.
    LOVE your babushka doll photo LOL!

  9. Seriously?
    I keep saying the same thing Sharmaine but really, you are on a whole nother level these days--WOW. I am so loving your photos and layouts. gobs of inspiration!!!

  10. Love all the new layouts.. They are all great! I really like the star shaker box, sweet! and the girls are just as atsy as mom, so cute!

  11.'ve all been busy..loving all your creations..esp love the last one..gorgeous colours! :)
    ps thanks so much for the b'day wishes

  12. Fabulous use of the shoe boxes!!! The children did a wonderful job with them!!! I adore all your creations!!! The pics are so adorable!!!!! Wishing you a great week!

  13. Anonymous12:37 PM

    WOW you've been super busy Sharmaine, loving all your layouts :))


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