Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A sad post..

Well Im still here, Ive just been really busy with Lil Red Rocket stuff.
I do have 2 new LOs but I cant share them yet cause ones for the Mystical CYBER CROP (Ill be back later with more about that) and the other one will be published later in the year on Scrapstreet.
But I refuse to go an entire week with out a post so I thought Id tell you a little about whats been happening in the Easily Distracted house this week so far.
Some sad new first.

On Sunday be lost our beautiful B. Unfortunately she had a rather violent death.
Dear little B was happily playing in her cage on the back deck enjoying some fresh air and sunshine when a nasty old butcher bird decided that she looked rather tasty and grabbed her by her toe and tried to pull her out of her cage through the bars.
Well he didn't get her but he did make off with one of her toes and so consequently the shock killed her.
Poor little B we are all sad and miss her and her cheerful singing terribly.

Paul and the boys buried her under a shady tree in our back yard and Tys has been leaving flowers by her head stone daily, ever since. Tyson keeps asking when she will wake up. So, its been a very sad start to the week.

And while we are on the subject of fur (or in this case feathery and scaly) friends, I thought Id introduce you to
Big Baz.

Basil lives in our garden and he is a VERY big boy. Hes over a meter long and very cheeky.

Hes fantastic company When I sit on the back deck and make buttons or scrapbook and he likes to share my lunch. As you can see.

He waits patiently at the bottom of the steps and nods his big fat head at me til I throw him some food. LOL.
We all love him but I think Jeddy loves him most cause Jedd is obsessed with Dinosaurs and tells me 'Badil a dinsaur'. Very Cute.
OK thats all for now. Thanks for stopping by, next time Ill be back with some scrappy stuff. See you soon. TFL.

Friday, August 27, 2010

You could win this and more!

Wanna win this^ and a free set of buttons and bottle tops, of your choice from Lil' Red Rocket? Pop over HERE to find out how. Tfl.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WINNER WINNER chicken dinner!

OK so I did the random number generator thingy to draw the winner of my prize for the blog hop and the winner is number 12 KELENA AND JUSTIN YAY! Congratulations.
Thanks to everyone that left me a comment and all my new followers and if you'd like a chance to win Lil Red Rocket products each month you can always pop on over to the Lil Red Rocket blog and become a follower there. HERES the link.
Thanks again everyone. You all helped make it a fantastic blog hop! TFL

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stuck? sketches reveal.

A few months ago Sara from Stuck Sketches asked me if I would be interested in completing a sketch as a guest design team member for their birthday celebrations.
Of course I was thrilled to be asked and said YES! Thanks Sara.

Sara sent me the most fabulous sketch and when I saw it I knew exactly which papers to use.

My lovely friend Chris sent me the 'Sweet Summer time' range all the way from America and I thought it was perfect for this photo and fabulous sketch.

What would a post here be with out a close up or two. Here Ive used a Lil' Red Rocket button for the center of this sun/flower.
I love all the pin wheels on this range. Super cute. Heres some Ive layered to give them a little bit more dimension.
So, HERE is the link for this months bonus sketch 2 and I have to admit that I am really proud to have my humble little LO displayed along side some AWESOMELY talented guest designers this week so pop over and have a go.
Ill be back later with a LO that I almost completed at Renee's birthday crop last night. TFL.

Friday, August 20, 2010

a big TOOOOT!

OK first things first, if you are here for the Scrap that Baby blog hop please see the post below.......

Now time for my toot.

For a little while now I have been designing sketches whether they be by paper or pixel and I really enjoy the process, its a good way to get all those ideas out of my head and onto a sketch plan.

With some encouragement and prompting from the lovely KIM I decided that maybe I should have a go at the Creative Scrappers sketch artist call.
Well guess what I got through YAAAAAAAYYY!!

I hope you will all find some time to stop on over and have a go, its an AWESOME sketch challenge blog, you will love it, if you haven't already found it.
My term starts from October and I cant wait.

Now I don't have any new LOs to share today but I will be catching up with a whole bunch of scrappy pals for Renee's birthday crop tomorrow so Im sure ill have some thing new to share soon.

Oh and if you are wondering whats going on with the shop, Im sorry for the hold up.
Im just trying to get organised and the other 2 new sets of buttons Im yet to share actually turned into at least another 6 maybe 7 sets so the count so far is about 15 new sets of buttons and Ive lost count of the new sets of bottle tops.

So as Im sure you can understand these things take time but fingers crossed the shop will be good to go next week.
Ill be back to let you know when LRR is open for business. TFL.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scrap that Baby blog hop

Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you didn't come from Traceys blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping and you'd like to join in, you can go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site. ! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The other members of our design team will also be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here's a layout about what I like to do with my three favourite boys in Summer.

We like to go to our favourite shady park near the beach. The boys big and small like to play in the playground before stopping to eat a delicious picnic and Mum likes to take LOTS of photos.
Then its off for more play time before we head home. The boys are usually exhausted and have a nap on the way home, the perfect end to a perfect day and of course we always remember to slip, slop, slap and drink lots of water because the summers here in Australia can be HOT! but we wouldn't change it for the world.

If your a regular here you'd know I love close ups so here's a few.

I even used some of my Lil' Red Rocket comic/felt rounds on this page, they just seemed to fit.

OK so, our blog hop runs from today, August 18th (19th in Aus) until August 22nd(23rd in Aus) . Invite your friends to play for extra entries and remember that you must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize
The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for the main prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........ Kellys Blog.

Oh and before you head off to Kellys blog, here is my little prize. Some goodies from my Etsy shop Lil' Red Rocket.
So for a chance to win these sweet bottle tops, fabric buttons and a few little extra surprises not pictured here. OK so to win my prize you'll need to be or become a follower of my blog and dont forget to let me know in your comments.
Ill draw the winner at the end of the blog hop. Its open to Aussie and international bloggers, so thanks for joining in.
Now its off to Kellys blog. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your hop. TFL.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Go Baby Go!

OK Im just popping by quickly because Im determined that today wont be one of those 'headless chook' Mondays, although they usually are.
I try and cram so much into a Monday that I cant think straight again til Wednesday, well NOT today.
But I did want to share this with you.
Here's my latest LO its the first one for my new DT stint over at SCRAP THAT BABY.
Its promp 11 "step by step'.
So the challenge is to scrap those very important miles stones like, rolling, sitting up, crawling, walking dancing. You get the idea.
Here's Jeddispaghetti crawling in the back yard.
Check out those AWESOME CLOUDS AND MORE cloudinks, Love em. Leannes a genius.
OK so here's the LINK again for Scrap that Baby, pop over if you want to enter there are great prizes on offer and its LOTS of fun.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Apple of my eye.

It was my turn to set my sketch challenge for August at MYSTICAL and here's my example.
I decided to use more papers from my DT pack. October Afternoon 'Cherry Hill'
Well Ive never been a fan of red and green together, it always looks too 'Christmasy' to me.
I avoid this colour combo altogether as a rule, even on Christmas LOs.
I don't have a colour phobia about any colours I love and use them all but I do have a problem with certain combos. Some just make me cringe and this one was no exception.
Its good to step out side the box some times and I couldn't resist that apple paper so I just kinda went for it.
It still screams 'Christmas' to me but its growing on me.
and what would a post be with out a close up,

or two............................

or three, especially when it includes one of my new LIL RED ROCKET 'Apple' buttons.

Here's the sketch I designed for the Challenge

and while I was up til the wee hours of the morning finishing this page I found these AWESOME stamps on Etsy and well, yes I couldn't resist and I bought them.
I know a scrappy pal who's gonna want to borrow these at our next crop and you know who YOU are. Hehehe.
Which reminds me can I just say how super excited I am to be catching up with all my scrappy buddies next week for RENEES birthday crop. YAY!
I hope my scrappy roll last til next Saturday.
OK thats all for now, til next time. TFL.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

YAY she scraps!

I was lucky enough to receive the paper range 'Cherry Hill' by October Afternoon for my MYSTICAL DT pack this month and I couldn't wait to get stuck in.
Here's the first LO 'Nana Hugs'.
These pictures are of my Mum with my cute little nephew Ryder. These photos were taken about 4 years ago and Ive always loved them. Such a tender, stolen moment.
Ive added lots of my own embellishments to this one, lots of flowers and doilies.
Doilies big and small are from FRESH VINTAGE CRAFTS and the doily trims are from SIMPLYCARDSBYCHAN.
I just cant seem to do a LO with out doilies and paint flicks at the moment.
Ive also been working on a little mixed media for a friend and I need to make a heap of cards, so I guess Ill be back with more 'Cherry Hill' soon. TFL.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scrap the Boys LO.

Finally I have a LO to share. This one is for the current prompt on SCRAP THE BOYS.
The challenge was to use flowers on your LO.....ahhh yep I think I got that one covered.
OK, OK I may have gone a little overboard with the whole flower thing but I am absolutely LOVING using flowers on my boys LOs atm and my flower stash is growing bigger and bigger each week so why not go a little crazy?
Im not loving this LO cant quite put my finger on what exactly is wrong with it.
I guess maybe its a little unbalanced, but hey aren't we all sometimes? LOL.
Thats it for today. Lots of ideas for LOs buzzing around my little head but nothing down on paper yet.
Hope your having a good weekend. TFL.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Just a little look at some one SUPER CUTE

I just thought Id stop by and show you what Ive been up to today. Just messing about with some photo editing.
I had an idea late last night (thats when I get all my best scrapbook related ideas hehehe) and couldn't wait to get up this morning and have a play with some photos of Master J.
I love this photo of Jedd in his overalls and Ive been wanting to scrap them for ages but the light wasn't the best and they needed some editing so I thought I may as well have some fun with them and here's the result.
Cant wait to scrap them now. Not exactly like ^this but you get the idea.
Oh and just in case you were wondering the overalls were originally navy blue. TFL.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Heres what Ive been up to.

Yep Ive been designing a few sketches. I have set a sketch challenge over at Mystical for the cyber crop tomorrow night and I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for so I decided to have a crack at making one myself.
Its not this one but Ill show you the Mystical one after Friday.
This one ,I just made for a bit of fun. What'd ya think?
If you like it please feel free to use it if you want and don't forget to tell me if you do, Id love to see it.
Ive also been doing a bit of this^. Just a sneak today because its not finished.
Thanks to Moira for the gorgeous ribbon that she sent me in a RAK. I knew the minute I saw it that it was perfect for this page.
Im still 'getting to know' this page. I don't love it yet but maybe once its got a title on there it might all come together. MAYBE?
Well Im off to finish my washing in the BRAND, SPANKING NEW washing machine my AWESOME parents bought me YAY! Who'd of ever thought washing could be so much fun. hehe.
And then its on to more Lil' Red Rocket orders and packs for the DT girls. TFL.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ill be here on Friday.

Its time for The August cyber crop at MYSTICAL YAY!!.
It starts this Friday 6th August and the theme is 'Lets hear it for the Boys' its the perfect opportunity to scrap those photos of the special men or boys in our lives.
As always there will be some fantastic challenges and prizes so I hope you will pop on over HERE and join in. TFL.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just a sneaky today.

Things have been CRAZY BUSY here so I haven't had much time for scrap booking and what I have done I cant share just yet but I can show you a sneaky of one of my recently completed LOs.
Ive been asked to complete a sketch as a guest design team member for one of the challenge blogs later this month but Ill tell you more about that closer to the date.................................
So here's the sneaky using the most DELICIOUS range 'Sweet Summertime' by Echo park sent to me by my very lovely friend Chris from the US. Thanks Chris MWAHHHH!

OK thats all for now. Scratch ya later. TFL.