Monday, 12 September 2011

September Sketch at Scrapbook Kits with Jules - Birthday Boy Layout - Glitz Design

Thank Goodness hubby is getting back today - it's been a long haul without him for 2 weeks & my most unproductive blogging-wise -although I have hardly had time to do anything - even sleep!
Last week my son got into some serious trouble that took days to sort out - 
teenagers, who would 'ave 'em hey?!
Then one of them had a soccer injury so hours were spent at the hospital with that one...

Then we collected the missing link (aka my eldest daughter)
from the airport for her 10 day vac (as it's called here) 
which is a strange name - as it's actually a 5 day vac - with a weekend on each end!
She is messier than the other 3 put together (and they ain't tidy!) so I seem to have done not much else
besides clean up then go back to begin, and clean up again....Gosh....

So that is what has been going down this side of town, now I have a tonne of work to share here -
somehow my hectic times are often my most productive - I just feel the need to get into my studio at the
end of a "damage control" day & create something beautiful...makes me feel like I am still in control :)

As you know I have recently joined "Scrapbook Kits with Jules" and she has a sketch & inspiration challenge on her site monthly, with a randomly drawn prize, you can check out the sketch here & see my layout there (the names are under the pictures - just so you know which one is mine - it's the same as what I have posted here) the inspiration challenge is here.  We are required to select which we'd like to do each month so I chose the sketch - sure you can see why...Isn't it great?!?

Jules is very talented at sketches and the inspiration challenges are also beautiful.  

I showed you a sneak of this a while back...
Almost through my last CHA stock now - yay!
Need my Glitz shelf to be clear so that I can stock it up to the max again...
About to hit the online stores for new Glitz as it made it's long-awaited debut on Friday - woo hoo!

Reilly is called Bing by his family (that would be us LOL) and sometimes Bingo 
(in fact, for some reason, he is the kid with the most nicknames ever!)
 so that Bingo card was perfect for this layout - and I used some old Making Memories "O's" 
(from a sticker-sheet so depleted it couldn't make me any useful words) 
to highlight his birthday - 25 Feb (see the circles are around those dates!)

I printed my journaling out onto a Glitz Design offcut,
always a better idea than plain white if possible.
Just plan your text box full of journaling & eyeball it's position on your printer paper,
then temporarily adhere it (I use Sticky Stuff/Prestik/Blue Tack)
then feed it through your printer so it prints directly onto your cardstock.

For the banner I used the circus print that I would otherwise not have used, as, 
when cut up into small triangles the busy print just looks like a pattern.  
I used glossy embroidery thread - several strands of it rolled together & painted with glue - 
on top of my pennant flags - once I had them all in place...

When I photographed the phone Reilly got for his birthday it was still in it's cellophane packaging 
(just in case you are wondering what those white lines are - they're reflections)

If you love to layer then Glitz Design is what you need.
They sell packs of transparencies, "what nots", paper layers, everything around A5 size or smaller,
ready to tuck in here, there & everywhere!

Hopefully you can play along with the challenge, for a chance to win a RAK from Jules's kit stash.
Still lots of time as both challenges close at the end of the month 
(Australian time so get in there a day ahead as they are 8 - 12 hours ahead of us all!)
except if you are in the East of course, then you only need add on about 4 hours...

Supplies List:-

Paper - Glitz Design Afternoon Muse - Floral
Banner - Afternoon Muse Carte Postale
Red metallic embroidery thread - stash
Cardstock stickers - What Nots - Glitz Design - Love Nest & Afternoon Muse
Transparencies - Glitz Design
Star stick pins - Pretty Paper Petals
Circles - Making Memories alphas 
Glitter alphas - My Little Shoebox - Pea Pod
Giant rhinestone - Glitz Design Ginormous Bling


Cathy said...

OMG Helen sounds like you're having a terrible time of it atm, hope things are on a more even keel soon!! Ooooh just love your LO.. the yellow is so yummy and I love all the Glitz Design embellies and your fab banner.. gorgeous work!! Take care :)) hugs

Jasmine S said...

Fab sketch and you have ROCKED it. Love the brightness of the page and the photos are just great.
So it's 13 for a phone?? My DS keeps asking and I just say 18 for
And you sound pretty busy. I love hearing that others have a hectic life like my own. Makes me feel a bit more sane.
And I hope your DS is ok after his "trouble". My biggest fear.

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW just loving this layout!!!.... those colours are just so divine!!!!
I'm loving the glitz design embellishments too..
Take Care Now

Rachael Funnell said...

Hopefully everything settles down soon!!!
Another Gorgeous Layout Helen....
Love what you have done with the Sketch!!
Glitz Design Galore... FAN FAB U LAS...
I need to make room for all the new Glitz design too!!!! hehehehe

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hope everything gets better soon with everything!

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo!! Those photos are AWESOME and loveeeeeeeeeeee the banner! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mitralee said...

Those colors are so bright and yummy! I was just checking out Beautiful Dreamer and had a serious case of the wants...So, I get what you're sayin' about new paper! That sketch is super amazing!

Karen said...

Love the colours in this Helen!! Beautiful detail and the pops of red are perfect! Your photos look amazing, have you edited them in photoshop?
Sounds like you have had a busy time, hope all settles down for you for a few weeks now DH is back! Take care x

Amelia Khalik said...

Hi Helen. Hope ur coping well with home front. U did amazing with the sketch! Superb details and love the glitz pp's! :)))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning yellow, fun layout, I always enjoy your little details, thanks for sharing! Hope you feeling better soon!

Bellaidea said...

Great layout, so much details and cute story too!

Anna Zaprzelska said...

Oooo Helen!!!
Adorable design and photos!!!!!!I love all embellishments and warm colours! You are so talented:D

Unknown said...

Love this bright LO Helen..It wonderfully done. You are one of those people that can work magic no matter what kind of medium is given to you. Keep up the good work dear!!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness Helen, sounds like this have been awfully busy for you lately, hope it all settles down soon. Well this layout just blows me away! I just adore all the details and that banner and photos are just awesome! Take care :))xx

Blossom inch said...

beautiful page Helen...lovely colours.

Leonie said...

wowee this is a super layout, love the bright yellow. such a happy colour.

Alison said...

Hope things are settling down a bit, now DH is back...great LO as always!
alison xx

Alison said...

Hope things are settling down Helen...another great Lo!

Shayne said...

Hope all is sorted with your son Helen.

Am totally loving this LO - it is completely not my style/colour at all - but wow it looks divine! Well done x

Unknown said...

wow this is so stunning my friend love all the embellishments you have just so wonderful!!

hugs carla

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Love the great mix of fun elements..a super funky teen layout! The photos are fab...and such a great interpretation of the sketch..

Kerryn said...

You can guarantee if things are going to go wrong they will go wrong all at once!

This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love what you have been creating with the Glitz :).

tania said...

This is just BRILLIANT!!! the colours are fabulous!!!

Diana said...

I adore this sketch! (Pinned it!)
And I love the LO you did with it.
So original and bright and just fab.
Thanks for all your comments on my blog!
I purposely didn't tell you I linked you b/c I wanted to surprise you heeeeeee... .

Eila Sandberg said...

Seems we've had a rather hellish week both of us. Seeing this layouts really picked up my spirits by several notches, what a fabulous and happy layout it is Helen! You ROCK chickie! The bingo card really is clever he he xoxoxoxox

yyam said...

Oh my! This is just gorgeous! I love the colours and the photo treatment! The details are fabulous as always Helen! :)

sandi said...

This is so cool Helen! So neat looking. Love what you did with that sketch.