Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Embellish it Week 3 - Stitch it.

Wow week 3 already!! This comp is going really fast and the entries this week are all just amazing!! I just love seeing how every one interprets the challenge. Its just amazing how different everyone's LO's are.
Weeks 3 Challenge was to incorporate these 5 things in your LO...Hand stitching, felt, beads, bling/rhinestones and doodling. We were also asked to create our own embellishment using some of these things from the list or all of the above.
So pretty good criteria..and I just lovvvee hand stitching!! My inspiration for this weeks challenge was my daughters clothes she wore in the photo..
These are just my favourite clothes atm of hers...beautiful colours and so much detail.
Ok so from this I created this LO...Hope you like...
Below I recreated the Felt flower from her Jumper...Also you should be able to see the beads I hand sewed on as well and more stitching tehehe.
Next is a close up of the butterfly I recreated from Savannah's Jeans.. this embellishment took me the longest to do..but so worth it...
More Close ups...
Lastly the journalling...This in particular means alot to me as its written from her daddy for her...Jamie asked me a couple of weeks ago "how come I only ever do layouts from my perspective and not his...lol so here it is baby I hope you love it as much as I do. BTW how beautiful are his words for his little girl :D Makes my heart skip a beat and sing!!
Thank you for stopping by...make sure you head on over and leave some love for all the other entries here.
Love Belynda-Lee xxx

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Embellish It - Week 2...and some ATC's

Here's my take on Weeks 2 Challenge. The criteria was to use cool colours, paint, some kind of title/lettering, a flower and lastly a hybrid element. Had again tons of fun creating this, here is my take on the challenge.

I painted the background using bubble wrap and the green paint was painted on using a toothbrush, then I smeared bits of the edge of the paper with the brush. Really like how this has turned out :D
Have Incorporated the Prima packaging on my layout, love how it looks on the layout. Also one of my hybrid elements is the journal spot at the bottom of the packaging.
Another hybrid embellishment is the journal spot underneath the I love you. More Prima packaging :D
My handmade flower is another hybrid embellishment...You cant see it too clearly but what I did was typed Mother and Son over and over again in word then ran some cotton fabric through my printer and whaa laa..I now have some journal fabric and out of that I created this flower and also the remaining fabric is behind the photo.
Lastly if you can kinda see I have incorporated some cork paper, Love this, I think its going to be a new favourite thing of mine hehe. Also I'm totally lovin the wire mesh atm too. A nice touch to anything I reckon.
Anyhoos for some more amazing layouts in this weeks challenge head on over to Scrap 'N' craft with T here.
Lastly here are some recent ATC'S I've swapped out. One being a Wild West swap and the other being an Apron Swap.
Oh I do have some exciting news to share...Little Miss Savannah-Rose has just started attempting walking, she's little miss independent now..doesn't want us helping her, she thinks she can do it all on her own LOL. The most steps she's taken has been seven now..So I think she will be well and truly walking by 10 months :D Also she has her first tooth with the 2nd one on the way. Alex on the other hand has been sick this week, poor Little tyke, hopefully he's better by Friday for kindy. So here's to hoping for a healthy week for us and anyone else out there thats feeling under the weather.
Thanks for stopping by..Have an awesome day!! xx

Monday, June 14, 2010

1st Layout for the Embellishment Comp :D

Here's my first layout for Scrap N Craft with T's Embellishment Competition. The criteria for the layout is you must use paint, doodling, use 3 different patterned papers and also interesting ways to journal and title. You also had to make your own embellishment with its own criteria which was to include, paint, stitching and 3 colours. I hope you like my first take on this weeks challenge, really was alot of fun.
My interesting way of doing the title was I went into word..found the font I wanted to use..I then printed it on baking paper, glimmermisted the font and washed it over the font to take the edge of the ink. Lastly I coloured it in with water colours.
My handmade embellishment was the cupcake. I used gesso as the icing then painted it and added beads into it with a button and cherry on top. I also stitched on the wrapper as well as doodled. Does it look good enough to eat?

Well that's all the scrappyness I have to show you for today. Next time I will show you one of my latest ATC's I've created for a swap..Wild Wild West was the theme :D I'm also in the process of doing an apron themed ATC swap too, will soon be able to show that one as well.

I'm really in the scrappin mood lately due to the fact I have awesome scrappy friends and also on Saturday a few of the girlies and I headed to the Brissie scrap expo. Was so great to catch up with alot of online friends, shop the day away and be inspired. Thanks for a great day girls..luv yas all!! Anyhoos I've gotta run..the kidlets, Jamie and I are off for coffee and babychino's :D Have a great day gorgeous people!! xxx luv Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wow what a week :D

Hey bloggers/friends...
Wow what a week we've had in our household...It began last Saturday with a surprise visit from my Bro, Alyssa and my gorgeous nephews. Little cheeky buggers snuck in my room at 6am and surprised the heck outa me. Still half asleep and groggy from a hard night with the kids I jump outa bed and wrapped my arms around my bestie!! My week couldn't of started better. So we dressed and went garage saleing...had a coffee and planned a last minute scrap night. So all day I rounded up friends, prepared and cooked food with lys, then sat down and enjoyed a wicked night with my awesome buddies and scrapped and gasbaged the night away till 3am!! We had such a wicked week with lys and the boys, I definitely think the kidlets are going to miss each other, they had a brilliant week together...we truly got to see them interact with each other, was so funny seeing their little selves having conversations discussing toys etc. AHHH to be a kid again aye?? So they left today :( but I wasn't so sad this time because they will be back again in another 3 months for my cousins wedding :D
Also on Monday just gone my Fiance's parents arrived :D Alex was just so thrilled and excited to see them and has been gallivanting around with them all week too, giving me a much needed break. They are such great grandparents to the kids, they truly are lucky to be loved and spoilt by them...Our kids are truly blessed. They do pretty well to see them at least 3 times a year, not bad considering they live in wagga wagga. So its a huge 2 day trip for them but totally worth it. Hopefully soon we get to visit them. They leave on Tuesday, so its going to be very very quite soon. Then its time to get back to routine and structure LOL.
Anyhoos...Ok guys I'm terribly sorry but not much scrappin had by me in the past couple of days LOL, as you can see I have been heaps busy...My head is spinning with many ideas tho for upcoming layouts. So stay tuned. Until then here is a sneak peak for a Guest Design team spot over at Mad About Scrap. I was so thrilled and honored to have been asked my Leanne to do a couple of layouts. Anyhoos full reveal to come :D Also some past completed ATC's :D Enjoy.  
Ok guys take care, I will be back soon :D Much love Belynda-Lee xx