Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6th and FINAL week My Scraproom Rules

"Mum & Dad, you are the HEART & SOUL of our family xxx"
Warning! today I have a long post for you !!!
Good afternoon everyone :) It was perfectly fine and crisp when I left home this morning at 6.15am...for my first job 'interview' in (I think) 4 years.  I have returned home to continue the arduous job of applying for Administrative positions, answering emails and updating my 'networks' information.  On a more positive note I did receive some absolutely amazing HAPPY (postal) mail today...a very humbling, written reference from one of my old bosses. I'm thinking I might attach (part of) it to a page on this blog - in the hope that a prospective employer might not only read it, but ACT on it and employ me   Week 6 of MSR was extremely busy but fun - 3 very different challenges to complete in a week
The Girls
The first challenge was set by DT gals Jules and Trudi...to decorate a wooden spoon in any way, shape or form. so here's my wooden spoon....a great challenge to also keep a promise of photos of me & grandaughters together on my recent visit to NZ. I added a few 'mini pages', using Websters (pun not intended but my son and grandaughters' surname is Webster too) range of pps:
and the close ups: 
moments - standing inside a frame at Shakespeare Regional Park


'always' the 3 of us


memories - walking back to the car - after school with Dad

The second challenge, set by Alicia and Joanne, was TOTALLY outside my comfort zone, as I really didn’t want to create another OTP, but I was determined to make it a positive experience, so I decided to 'experiment' . I’m honestly NOT a cupcake girl...so my grand daughter obviously got it from her Mum’s side of the family LOL. In my humble opinion…the ’cupcake’ theme was certainly the most challenging of MSR! BUT the other participants have created AMAZING cupcakes so you really should pop over and look at the gallery at Scrapping Outback - its simply breathtaking at the moment.

cupcake princess (Paige on her 5th birthday May 2009)
 Firstly, I cut out the masks and misted the cardstock. (I realise the colour looks purple in the photos but it really is Plum and it does match!!!) Then the fun began…I’ve ‘lifted’ the pattern from some stamps I found in my stash for the bigger cupcakes. The icing on the bottom left is made out of MME pp and covered in ‘sparkly fluff’. The cherry cupcake is one of Rachelle Minette's c/b designs covered with artist moulding gel and 'sparkly fluff'. The cupcake mixer is c/b covered in MME also... here are a few close-ups:












“Mum and Dad you are the Heart & Soul of our family xxx”

Last but not least the third & final challenge set by Rachelle: to create a card or a layout where Eastern cuisine meets Western cuisine OR in other words New meets Old ingredients, as well as trying to use up left over ingredients (products) from the previous 5 weeks' challenges ...well the old meeting new of course is just up my alley....and what better way than to 'lift' one of the designs taught by one of our very own guest masters Tara Scobie The significance of clock stamps and buttons is because my parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in September, so their marriage has certainly stood the test of “time".
My LO "Heart & Soul" was inspired by the master-chef class taught by Tara during the MSR competition. I also took the opportunity to get out my ‘craft’ sewing machine and sewed on the paper!!!    I've used the bright background Jillibean Soup pp as my 'new' criteria.   I truly wish I had a colour photo to show you of Mum’s dress – the reason I chose the cardstock colour. I remember it well, being olivey paisley colouring. The c/b pillar is distressed with Tim Holtz Distress powder and fine brown embossing powder for the ‘iron’ in the centre; in addition, the Heart & Soul c/b has been altered, inked and embossed. The clay black and bronze key-heart on the top left, was hand made by DT member Jules.  Well, that's all for today - must get back to the job hunting...I hope you're all having a great week - In my next blog, I hope to post be the LO's I created for the Master-Chef classes during MSR.   TFL {hugs} xx
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