Wednesday, April 07, 2010

PARKER BROKEN! A little Blog Hop Action for you …

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope you’ve grabbed your coffee and are comfortable as you’re in for a real treat – over 25 blogs filled with loads of great ideas made with projects from the brand new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue!!  It’s going to blow your mind!!

If you have dropped into my blog and wonder what’s going on, you’ve been lucky enough to stumble into a ESAD blog hop!  Otherwise you might have dropped into from the awesome Sharlene Meyer.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

MY PROJECT TODAY

parker broken page 

My “baby” (he’s 7 and hates that I call him my baby) fell off the jungle gym at school last month.  He’s a full-on kid, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me!  It did surprise me that the only thing he was worried about at the ER was asking the Dr if he could still play rugby with his cast on!!

To create the titles I used the fabulous new Big Shot Timeless Type alphabet - boy did that save me a heap of time compared to my old way of stamping or printing and cutting out letters!  I would totally recommend the alphabet for all your scrappers out there – it’s awesome!!

crystal effects letters I wanted my letters to have a little oomph, so I added a layer of Crystal Effects to each of them to give them a great dimensional and glossy finish. I really like the way they turned out.

The designer paper you can see in my page is from the new Autumn Traditions pack.  This pack is really great for more masculine pages as there are heaps of great colours in it – even the fabulous new Soft Suede which is already a huge hit with me!

monkey bars Of course I had to add some monkey bars to the page just so I could use those cute little monkeys from the new Fox & Friends stamp set!  If you haven’t used the new acrylic stamp sets, you really need to try them.  I was adamant that I wasn’t going to use them, but after trying them I really love them!  They are the same rubber and foam stamps we are used to, the only difference being you stick them to an acrylic block when you want to use them, and then peel them off when you are finished.  Same fabulous images but a huge space saving in the craft room since a whole set of even 24 stamps fits inside the cute DVD cases they come in!!

If you are wondering why there is no photo in the “Parker Fixed” spot, it’s because he’s only getting his cast removed this morning, so we’ll have to update the page in a day or so after we’ve taken the “after” photo …

Updated to say:  I forgot to tell you about the BLOG CANDY!  Shame on me! 

We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you’ve visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email me at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com and tell me your name and where you are from and I can then put your name into the draw for the blog candy.  There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia.


Now you need to go and check out the talented Shirley McAvoy to see what treats she’s prepared for you!


torressiggy

33 comments:

Mae Collins said...

Love the monkeys on the monkey bars, very cute! TFS

Shirley McAvoy said...

Sharlene, I love this layout. You've put so much detail into it. Great job

Lisa Ryder said...

So sad to see a little one injured, but a great opportunity to scrap! I LOVE what you have done here, and it's a wonderfully masculine "little man" style page. Now I might just have to get Timeless Type as well... Thank you for sharing and organising the blog hop! xx

Leonie said...

poor Parker - hope it all heals quickly for him (and you!!) Love the layout Sharlene - those fox n friends are so much fun to play with! thanks for all you've done with this blog hop ... mwah

mona99 said...

I love how you used the monkey from the fox and friends set and created your own gym. I also have to agree that using an alphabet die is so much easier than cutting out the letters by hand. I love your scrap page very much.

Sarah said...

Love the crystal effects on the letters. Very cute page :)

Sonia G said...

Sharlene,
What a lovely scrapbook page. If only Parker didn't have to suffer pain to get it!
I too forgot about the blog candy bit, but I am hoping that people have notice on everyone elses's blog.
CHeers
Sonia

Crafty Cow said...

love the monkeys on the monkey bars idea-thanks!

Karen G said...

I love the layout using the cute little monkey and the monkey bars, just perfect.

Karen G.

Julie Putland said...

What a lovely page. You have given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

createwithnicki said...

AHHHH - those monkey bars and crazy monkeys are the BEST! And you may have just sold me on the Alphabet die (which I have been ummming and ahhhing over). Thanks for sharing!

teresascreativecards said...

I love your scrapbooking page. It's a great layout with a masculine touch.

Jenny said...

Love the colour combinations you have used

Christine Blain said...

Great layout, Sharlene,and such a cute idea with the monkey bars! When I was 7 and had a cast on my arm I used to chase the boys I liked, and donk them on the head. (Ahh, memories! LOL) Hope Parker doesn't do the same to some poor unsuspecting girls!

cassalily said...

Page looks great, well done.

Philippa said...

I just love the monkeys on the monkey bars. How cute

Charmaine Black said...

how cute is that monkey! I really love your project,thanks for sharing with us. lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Nice to see those cheeky little monkeys. (So much nicer than sock monkey!)Would love those letters ... but can't stretch the budget at the moment. I can understand that for scrappers, though ... they would be a MUST!!! Gorgeous design! Parker reminds me of my 11 yr old. I have a photo of him sitting in X-Ray ... with a plaster cast on one arm ... and a sling on the other - where a 3 inch pine needle had pierced straight thru his wrist! Funny photo! Love the layout! TFS Andrea xxx

Anonymous said...

Sharlene, love your scrap,layout with those cheeky monkeys. Sorry about Parker, I sympathise. My son has been in plaster twice now....in the middle of summer both times.... Thanks for sharing. Cheers Donna Zammit

Craft with Carol said...

Absolutley fantastic, The big shot certainly made it easier for your title, have to get me one of those!
Thank you for inspiring me
Carol Kirby

Rachel Hazell said...

What a fantastic scrappin' page - love the little monkey's!! Great work and thank you for sharing your ideas : )

Richelle said...

Great layout! and love the monkey bars :)

Yvonne said...

I hope that Parkers arm is all better now must feel funny with no cast on!!

Genelle Little said...

Gorgeous layout, Sharlene - I'm glad your son's arm is better now too! Those monkeys are so cute.

Anonymous said...

Great work as always Sharlene - I love checking your blog.

Susan Swan

lisa_crofts said...

I love the monkeys and the leaves.

Anonymous said...

it is always a pity to see our little ones hurt, but there is always a silver lining, and in this case you can create a great page for the album, love it
Sharna

sharna said...

hi sharlene, i have now sign up for a google account , so i dont miss out on any blogs,
i left a earlier comment using the anonymous

Diana said...

Ohh too funny - boys definitely will be boys! Lovely layout & adorable monkeys

Tanja S. said...

As a mum of 3 of whom two have already had broken limbs, I can relate to your page, The monkeys are cute too!

Nanette said...

Great page - love it!

kristinethompson said...

Your layout is beautiful Sharlene. It has come together really well, and such a fantastic piece for a male.

Rebecca said...

I love the monkey's I am ordering that set tonight :)