Sunday, January 22, 2012

White With 1 - January

It's challenge time here in the Bear Household. Ordinarily that would mean I'm scrapping, but this past week has been filled with medical appointments and, in my down time, putting kits together to sell on the Aussie Scrappers Garage Sale FaceBook page (see HERE). I've desperately been wanting to scrap all week, however the number of medical appointments was honestly insane, and the kits thing is new for me, so it may take me a little while for me to find some balance. "Everything in moderation" a very wise man once told me.

So anyways a while ago I was browsing through one of my niece's photos on FB and was OMG, I was so inspired to scrap so many of her photos. I asked her if I could and she gave me free rein ... yeah for Mia!!!!!! I had a heap of them printed yesterday morning (thanks GB) and for a little (?) while my blog may look as though I'm Mia's number one fan so (LOL) please be understanding! Here's my first instalment of the "Mia Series" ...

Pure Beauty
products used:
cardstock - Bazzill Swiss Dots and SU Whisper White
patterned paper - K&Co Citronella specialty paper pad and Basic Grey Lemonade doily
other - Making Memories Honeydew acrylic paint; Studio Calico Mister Huey's Calico White Color Mist; SU En Francais background stamp; Jet Black Archival Ink; Studio sticky back canvas; Prima crochet trim; Cosmo Cricket Glubers; Jillibean Soup Circle Green Journaling Sprouts; Petaloo green Flora Doodles; Jules Gems resin flowers; ticket and crocheted flowers received in a RAK; sinamay; Washi Tape; buttons, white cotton fabric, beads, lime and white thread
dies - MFT Die-Namics Dizzy Doily Duo; Tim Holtz Alterations Caged Bird; SU Tasteful Trim

I drew inspiration for this LO from White With 1's mega awesome January challenge ... White + Lime + Buttons!!!!! When I first read their challenge criteria this month I thought "OMG I love lime" but when it came time to actually scrap my LO I was surprised, and somewhat perturbed, to find so few lime coloured products in my stash. What's with that LOL?!?!? So there's a lot of 'impro' on this LO. If you're thinking of giving the White With 1 challenge a go this month you can find all the details HERE.

Okay well I'm off. I have at least (bare minimum LOL) another 17 LOs of Mia to do ... ha ha! I hope you're having a great weekend, as am I.   :)


  1. WOW!!!
    Alz this is just stunning, I love how you've used the paint for your lime colour.
    Love the title it's perfect as Mia is a pure beauty. Hugs xx

  2. I love how your photo just pops off the page. Thanks for joining in at WW1 this month.

  3. gorgeous pic of your neice alz, can see why you wanted to scrap it!. Your take on the challenge if fab and love your use of paint and die cuts.. LOVE IT! :)


  5. Gorgeous layout, love your paint in the background! :)