Sunday, September 30, 2012

Proverbs 10:25

"A storm will blow the evil person away,  

       but a good person will always be safe."

Proverbs 10:25 (NCV)

We'll be cheering madly for our Storm boys to take on the Bulldogs today..... and win!

"We are the Storm from Melbourne Town,
We’ll blow the others off the ground,
We are the Storm and we’re number one."

Narelle xxxxx

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Psalm 147:8

"He fills the sky with clouds  and sends rain to the earth,
  so that the hills  will be green with grass."

Psalm 147:8 (CEV)

I love this photo of Meg, taken at the top of Stanley Nut in Tassie in April last year.  It was a feral day, raining, windy and miserable but it didnt stop us from walking around the top of the nut!

 I have created this layout for the Scrapbooking Top 50 Amazing Race, Stop 3- which is Antarctica.

The criteria required were:-
1. white space (mine's pale blue and white spotted white space!)
2. cool colour scheme- 
3. texture - I embossed my alphas with the cuttlebug, used textured cardstock and created this cool texture on my cloud sticker (completely by accident!  I added dimensional magic to the stickers and rain drops and was impatient for it to dry so used the heat gun.  Holding it too close caused the DM to bubble and then sink down into this hard crackle effect!)

Narelle xxxxxx

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Matthew 6:22

 "The eye is a light for the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light."

Matthew 6:22  New Century Version (NCV)

This is my entry for the second stop in the Scrapbooking Top 50 Amazing Race.

My race takes me to Japan, so I had to use the following criteria:
1. Use a wet medium-    I painted a border of dots around the outside of the layout using Kaisercraft white paint.
2. Use washi tape-  Top corners of my photo
3. Some sort of flora aside from flowers.-  Tree branch with lanterns hanging from it.

Narelle xxxx

PS-  I know my Scripture Sunday is very late from last week!  Let's call it a Scripture Saturday this week, and I'll catch up tomorrow!

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Cool Chicks" tutorial

I'm sooo happy with the way this layout turned out! The shaped edge cardstock from the Little Yellow Bicycle "hello spring" range was a great base to start with, and Meg's hood matched the colours perfectly! 

 I had a lot of fun with the cuttlebug and the rolled rose dies from "My favourite things".

I added lots of dimension to the layout with foam tape and my trusty helmar liquid scrap dots!

All of the instructions for making this layout can be found at the Scrapbook Boutique blog today, and you can find all the products you'll need in the Scrapbook Boutique online store!

Narelle xxxxx

Products Used

Monday, September 10, 2012

Scrapbook Boutique September Challenge and Blog Hop

There are two chances for you to win a prize on the Scrapbook Boutique Blog again this month!!

Your first chance to win is by having a go at our monthly inspiration challenge!  Complete a project that's  inspired by this  image!  Card, Scrapbooking layout.... whatever takes your fancy!

 Entry is open to all Australian residents, and you need to upload your creation to the Scrapbook Boutique blog. The challenge closes at midnight on September 30th, and this month is sponsored by Flourish with a Bling.  The randomly drawn winner will receive a gorgeous Flourish with a Bling pack, valued at $30.00!

I used the gorgeous new October Afternoon Woodland Park collection pack to create my layout.

For your Second Chance to win.....  be part of our Blog Hop, and you could win this  gorgeous Prima Stamp Set!

You have  come to my blog from the blog of the very talented Linda Langes.  Normally you pop along to Sue's blog, but as she currently enjoying a well deserved family holiday, we'll skip her and you'll go to the other Sue's blog instead!   Leave a comment on each DT members blog, and the Scrapbook Boutique blog too! The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday  17th September, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th August.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Products Used

Sunday, September 9, 2012

2 Timothy 3:14

"But I want you to continue to follow what you have learned.
Don’t give up what you are sure of.
You know the people you learned it from."

2 Timothy 3:15

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

At our last Youth and Young Adults service, Kim Beales gave the message based on 2 Timothy 3, and I knew I had to scrap a layout featuring some of the passage!  

I have created this layout for the first detour in the Scrapbooking Top 50 Amazing race.  The detour was all about posting a letter, so using a verse from Paul's letter to Timothy was a good fit for my Sunday scripture!

The criteria was to use an envelope, stamp or hidden journalling, so I made an envelope!

Narelle xxxxx

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Spring" tutorial at Scrapbook Boutique

Most of you will know by now that I am a bright and bold kinda girl when it comes to my scrapping (and probably my personality too I s'pose!!!!)  so it should come as no surprise to you that I was drawn to these gorgeous "Hello Spring:" papers from Little Yellow Bicycle!

I really love the 6x6 decorative edge cardstock packs and the glittery chipboard pack!

If you would like to try creating a layout like mine, you'll find the full tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, and you can get all the gorgeous products from the Scrapbook Boutique shop!

 Narelle xxxxxx

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bookings now open- Narelle's next class series

I'm very excited to bring you some sneak peaks of my next workshop series at Scraphaven, using the gorgeous and very versatile October Afternoon "Cakewalk" range!

This class series will feature 2 workshops. 

In the first workshop on Friday October 12th (10.30am or 7.00pm) we'll be creating a single layout.  The title and theme will be completely up to you!

The second workshop on Friday October 26th (10.30am or 7.00pm) will have you creating a double page party layout, suitable for male or female photos, and would work for adult party photos just as well as kids party photos!

Bookings are now open, and you'll need to book early so we can order the stock for you!
To reserve your spot,
please contact Di at, or call her on or 0404 266 296

Narelle xxxxx

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Proverbs 20:7

"The good people who live honest lives 
       will be a blessing to their children."

Proverbs 20:7New Century Version (NCV)

I've joined the Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia Amazing Race!

Our first stop is Australia, and the challenge required:-
1. Use Aussie slang on your layout 
2. Include an Aussie Image (eg, flag, map, etc.) or an Aussie Animal 
3. Use a border punch or scallops - to represent the large iconic structures (opera house, uluru, rugged coastlines)

I used "Good Onya Mate" as my Aussie slang, an Aussie flag bottle top (from Ah Scrap!), and scallops.

It's Father's Day so I wanted to scrap a photo of my Dad, and seeing as I am uploading it on a Sunday, I continued my tradition and used a piece of Scripture from Proverbs 20:7, which was perfect to go with this photo of my Dad being awarded Citizen of the Year at our town's Australia Day celebrations this year!  So proud of you Dad!

And speaking of Father's Day-  here are some Father's Day cards I made!

Narelle xxxxxx