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AHHH!!! Hello all you good looking people I’m so sorry it’s been awhile since I last updated, what do I have planned for you… Well last weekend we celebrated my grandparents in law’s 70th Wedding Anniversary!! WOAH like what the? I’m so stoked for these guys (hurry up and say the puns with life sentences and all that garbage) I wanted to acknowledge the fact of how beautiful love is between two people from the day they first met right up until the many years later!

After googling  what gift do you get for a 70th anniversary I found out that 70 = PLATNUIM I think that this is so cool as it weirdly reminds me of a platnuim album haha. So what’s this got to do with scrapbooking? Well nothing really but it got me thinking of me and my husband and what I did for our first wedding anniversary… So as I said 70 = platinum in wedding years so when I was looking up ideas for our 1st anniversary what did I find? 1 = paper!! Winning!! I had some fun with this one I made a chain of people, an origami house and love hearts and wrote down reasons why I loved him and things that we had accomplished together. He really liked the idea and to anyone who is stuck on a gift to give for your first anniversary why not give this a go? look up some cool things you can cut out or make with origami because it’s always the thought that counts when it comes to gifts for your loved ones. You could even do up a little mini scrapbook of IMAG1426[1].jpgall the special things that you have done together in your first year or better yet why not take a selfie each year on your anniversary and add it to a growing scrapbook of your lives? Well I hope this has been helpful and it gets your brains thinking!! Love is the greatest gift of all.

After 5 years of marriage he still has the box that I did up for him! here is a peek of what I gave him I highly recommend this. And according to the tradition this year for me should be… Wood – this can go well as ta da what are photo frames made of?? Have fun everyone

Loving out, Lauren. xx

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Scrapping and Wrapping

Good morning all, how are you all this fine Thursday? I just wanted to share with you what I got up to this weekend gone. So on the weekend it was hubby’s birthday (shout out to my husband he is awesome!) anyways I was again thinking oh what am I going to write for you lovely people and then it hit me while I was thinking of how to celebrate my husband’s birthday…

Bit of a back story hubby isn’t too big on over the top celebrations and what not. However  when it comes to his special day I still like to make a deal out of it one way or another. As I said he isn’t into over the top things therefore to him it’s the thought that counts. During the week I hit the shops thinking what is something little I can get him (as we had already agreed that I would like to buy him a watch but that was something we were going to buy together) I found myself in the good ol’ $2 shop (have I mentioned how much I love them haha) long story short I got him a bath bomb ‘from’ our son as my thought/hint behind it was he needs to relax and enjoy a nice bath without the noise of our little one interrupting us.

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Bath bombs and scrapbooking? Well I was thinking how am I going to wrap this then I remembered this cool youtube video I saw about wrapping oddly shaped gifts, you can find the link here. So I got creative and used some scrapbook paper as my wrapping paper to wrap this little gift; I used a kaisercraft baby boy themed paper as the gift was ‘form’ our son and wrote a little note to him and attached it to the front.

It’s something sweet and simple and can be used on any gift for any occasion especially the little ones that are hard to wrap. I hope you have enjoyed the post love feedback as always, enjoy the rest of your week, Lauren.

Acrylic Album Photos

Hello all, last week I shared with you a post on acrylic albums and just wanted to share some more photos of the album I did up of my wonderful nephew!! Shout out to my family who are awesome and let me use these pics so I could show them off to you lovely people 🙂 Without further ado….

IMAG0111.jpgAs mentioned in the previous post I thought outside of the circle and let the photo hang off the album.

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Just showing off how cute my nephew is, bias what? Yes that is a crown from the other page he’s a prince charming already can’t you see.

 

 

 

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Scrap it! Those toy story pics are from an old calendar, make use of your scrap papers especially old calendars they are so handy.

Hope you have enjoyed how I used my clear album, have fun with them and don’t stick to the pages. I found normal glue worked fine but you may want some stronger glue or the double sided photo splits (yep didn’t know they were called splits I would of gone with tape ha!)  if you aren’t going to see it on the other page as it can get tricky placing the items. I tried to use some rub on stickers but found they just weren’t working so I just cut them and stuck them.  (rub on example is ‘one big happy family.’ in photo 2)

Enjoy your week everyone! Lauren.

Cars and Scrapbooking

Hey how are we all? I hope your week has come out of the gates leaping for you! If not drink more coffee 😛 So today I was racking my brain thinking what the heck do I have for my post this week and then it hit me, My husband’s car! I’m going to give you a little story so we’re all on the same page.

As you can see by my title cars are going to be mentioned… So as the story goes, I’ve been a girl who has had her brothers into cars and wonderfully enough my husband is into his cars too. As scrapbooking is a hobby to me cars are a hobby to them and so when finances hit hard (I’m mum on maternity leave here) my wonderful amazing husband decided it was the right thing to do to sell his beauty. If you have men in your life who love cars you know this is a big step for a man to take it’s like cutting off their arm! And yes I’m not that into cars but this baby is SEXY and what woman does not like a sexy car?? Ah hello no one it’s such a pity though because usually when I’m driving along the highway and you see a sexy car coming up in your rearview  and then as it passes you turn to check out the car and then the person (like come one you have to have a perve too) and then you wish you hadn’t because it’s usually a bald man in his 40’s, sad face. Am I right? And then have you ever been behind the wheel in a fast car! Oh my, you feel like this super sexy lady driving a really really ridiculous good looking car. Yes ok I’m rambling.

Back to the story, so hubby has decided to sell his baby and I had to do the ‘are you sure?’ question 50 times because I myself couldn’t believe it. And so as we wait for this babe to sell it got me thinking of what a sacrifice my husband is doing and how much he loves and supports his family by giving up one (well actually one and a half he is getting rid of his ‘project’ car too!) of his prized possessions. Like heck if I could sell some of my scrapbooking ideas to people to make ends met I would. And I just wanted to honour him today and the sacrifice he is doing because he has done this all before when we first brought our house so I wanted to share with you his amazing cars and what I’ve done with my scrapbooking to show them off.

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Here is his first car a series 2 RX7 I did a whole scrapbook up for this car as this is a car he put a new motor in and all that under the hood stuff. It can be quiet tricky trying to make these pages look catchy as you can’t really cut down some of the photos but I made do and it allows people to admire the work he put into this car.

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And here is the baby that we are having to part with now another RX7 series 8 (yes we love our mazdas!) after we got married we saved enough money to get this beast, he had some work done to it but not much it’s been so much fun to drive and looks so nice and slick. I love the sound it makes (no it’s doesn’t sound like a fully sick commo it’s better then that!)

 

I could talk for ages about this I was going to elaborate more on my brothers too and their cars and movies that beautiful cars are in… If you want to hear more let me know and maybe I’ll do a part two.

Enjoy your weeks everyone!! Lauren.

P.S  If you or anyone you know might be interested in this sexy beast feel free to give me a holla 🙂

Back to… NO don’t say it! School

I don’t know about you, but school was awhile ago for me. You may be asking what does school have to do with scrapbooking well bare with me.

As you may or may not be aware of it’s not long until your kids go back to school and your probably beating your brains out trying to get everything organised PLUS entertain the kids for one last week.

Fear not I have an idea and it involves getting creative and hopefully a well needed sanity break for you.

What you will need: A roll of brown paper, glue sticks, scissors, clear contact, exercise books and anything you want to decorate it with (I find old magazines and calendars are great for this!) Clear your kitchen table and begin the fun.
Note: For the brown paper check out your local newsagent or I just had a quick google and it looks like office works supplies it too.

Before scrapbooking was a hobby to me decorating my school books was the next best thing and it was something I enjoyed doing before the dreaded school year started. Why not give it a go and add your personality to your school books after all you have to be opening them up and using them for the whole year.

I had a look around and couldn’t find any of the books I decorated when I was in high school but I found this golden oldie.IMAG0211_1[1].jpg I had cut out some heart shapes from some left over contact we had and decorated this book. One thing I love about scrapbooking to me is you can literally use scraps from other things!

Another book that I do remember doing was a whole book decorated with dog pictures cut out from a calendar I had from the previous year and every time I looked at the book during school it was a nice break from the ramblings of the teacher, especially if it was the first period of the day.

Well I hope I have given you some boredom busters before school starts up again, think outside of the box and have fun – turn your book into a movie poster or why not make it reflect the subject that you are doing? Numbers for maths, a big ancient ruin for history, maps for geography! Would love to see any pictures from what you or your kids have gotten up too!

Enjoy the last of the holidays, Lauren.

 

 

 

It’s a New Year and i’m feeling…

2015 has come and gone and boy did it leave some highs and lows, as everyone else reflects on their year I want to look back on my year with what I achieved with my scrapbooking. Shall we begin?

2015 leapt out of the gate with great bounds for me and with that a spark was rekindled in me for my passion of scrapbooking. You see in 2014 we were in between houses and as most of you would know having to move home and be in limbo can set you in a funk and boy was I in a big stinky funk with my scrapbooking. Low and behold we were finally in our new home and after having unpacked everything and setting up a scrapbooking room (yes a room full of crafty things that still manages to spread out into the rest of the house.) I was ready and here is what I got up too….

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I got to go back and do some more pages of our trip that we did in 2013. I found this to be really good  seeing as I had had a break from doing scrapbooking I came back refreshed with no creative blocks.Photo_2016-01-03_08-42-33_AM[1]

I made some cool as invitations (well I thought they were cool) for my baby shower and with the help of my sister we made her birthday invitations.

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I made some gift bags for my mum’s little stall that she had running at some local markets, if you like these or just want to check out the items my mum makes check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Rustic-Boom-Follow-us-on-a-Vintage-Journey/

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Last but not least I made this page and framed it as a gift to my wonderful husband for Christmas.

I hope you have enjoyed the read and I hope your 2015 was just as exciting, and that I have hopefully sparked some inspiration for yourself.

Lauren.