Friday, October 29, 2010

Out With My Daddy

Out With My Daddy, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Cindy's Templates Set 22, Template 3) by Cindy Schneider, Mister Bundle by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Amanda Krueger (Nibbles Skribbles) and CU I See Through You Style by Elizabeth Blust (Pillowgirl). Fonts are Stencil Std and Tekton Pro.
Journalling reads: You and Daddy wanted to go out together without me. I wasn’t really sure what you wanted to do, so I handed you the camera and told you both to have a good time. I thought maybe you would both go to the park, perhaps you would feed the ducks and I would end up getting some cute photos of you playing. But what did the two of you bring me photos of? Well there were some photos of you sitting on the bus, a construction site that you had seen out of the window and these photos of you enjoying a happy meal in Mcdonalds. I can't believe that the best thing you could think of to do without me was go for a happy meal!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Tired

I'm Tired, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Cindy's Templates Set 22, Template 3) by Cindy Schneider, Mister Bundle by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Amanda Krueger (Nibbles Skribbles) and Greatest Expectations Glitter Styles by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is Xtreme Chrome.
Journalling reads: Do you remember when Mummy took this photo, because Mummy does. It was during yet another one of those truly horrible school mornings, where I was trying to fight you out of your bed after you had refused to go to sleep the night before. There were a lot of these mornings where tempers were quick to lose and tears just as quick to flow. I remember taking these photos with the intention of being able to show you that this was not the way things were meant to be every single day. It was not a nice time for anyone, I'm so glad that things have changed and for the most part you now go to bed when I tell you!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Memories, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (June 7th, Template Challenge with Berrygirl) by Angie Kovacs, Courage Cardstock P365 Basics Simple Borders Wordart and Star Genius Overlays Volume 1 by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs) and Courage Mega kit contributions by Amanda Krueger (Nibbles Skribbles), Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs), Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs), Jen C Designs, Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art) and Melissa Robinson (Melly Scraps). Font is Pea Nancy by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: I took this photograph of Mark's mum at Tim and Sam's wedding. She was feeling so unwell that she almost didn't end up going. She ended up having a great time, even though she didn't stay very long. It was nice to see her more like her old self, all dressed up and fussing about whether she looked ok. It's seems kind of crazy to think that just over a year later she was gone, her battle with breast cancer finally over. It seems even crazier to think that less than 4 years later Tim was gone as well!

Cheeky Little Monster

Cheeky Little Monster, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Courage Template) by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs) and Monster Madness by Charm City Scraps. Font is Pea Missy with a Marker by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: Logan wanted to take a ride in the tiny toy pushchair, so he walked up to it and tipped the doll sitting in it on the floor, then he climbed in the pushchair seat and tried to fasten up the straps, All that he was waiting for was someone to make it go. He loved being pushed around in the living room, such a cheeky little monster!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jump aboard and ride our Scrapathon Blog Train

I actually did have good intentions to have this posted a lot earlier but the previous post kind of didn’t get finished last night like I intended and today it just seemed to take forever, but anyway no more excuses I know that’s not what you are here for. Before I share the link to my brag book pages I just wanted to clear two things up, the first is why you have 2 brag book pages lol. I have two blogs, both contain mostly the same content. My wordpress blog does have something that my blogger one doesn’t though, the ability to password protect certain posts, sometimes I need that function. It’s not because I want to hide anything though rather that there are some things I want to keep separate from my scrapping. So rather than make you go to both blogs separately I thought that I would just post the same post in both places and bundle the two pages together. So whichever one of my blogs you follow will allow you to jump onboard the blog train and collect 2 more brag book pages. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, just in case the pink everywhere didn’t give it away lol. Breast cancer is something very close to my heart as it’s what Mark’s mum died from, as well as a few family friends. I love my scrapbooking and I love DSDI so being able to join in with something fun at my favourite site and have the chance to raise awareness and funds for cancer seems perfect. We have a whole forum filled with challenges and chatter here, you can find the full rules here and the prizes here. But here’s the basic idea.

The Charity Scrapathon at DSDI runs from October 21 to 24. Anyone is free to join in and scrap along, but to be eligible for the prizes, you need to have purchased this beautiful charity collab kit - Courage. The more challenges you complete the better the prizes you will earn. If you complete all 12 of them your name will be entered in a draw to win either C.W Picket & Company or Jen C Designs entire store. There’s also other ways to earn special gifts with the Leaving Love and Spread The Word challenges.

When you purchase this kit, your $6 goes entirely to Breast Cancer research (after PayPal fees). It’s a win – win for everyone involved. You get a gorgeous new collab kit, We get to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, You get to help us raise money for more research, we get to inspire you with fun challenges, you get to scrap some beautiful pages and we all get to have a great time while we do it. There is no better way to spread the word about an event that by offering a special freebie, So we’re kicking off the Scrapathon with a Brag Book Blog Train. The train will start on the DSDI Blog and ends in the DSDI forums. Some of our team members live in other time zones, so be patient if all the contributions aren't posted yet - they will be. So do you want to see mine?

You can download that here and then carry on riding the train until you have collected all of the pages.

And here is the list of all the participating blogs:
Digi Scraps Drive-in
Nibbles Skribbles
C.W. Picket and Company
Kerry’s Scraps
Amy Scraps
Gail’s Moments In Time
Mad Genius Designs
The Cute Gets Cuter
Daphadilly Art
Lukasmummy YOU ARE HERE
Bonnie Blue Designs
A Damsel With A Dulcimer
Tricia's Treasures
Giggly Polkadots
Jen C Designs
Melly Scraps
Drive-By Freebie Forum

Oh wow

even I am having trouble believing that I failed after just one day. I mean I know that I am a pretty bad blogger but I thought I might have at least managed a week before I failed lol. Anyway I am going to have to pick that up another time right now I have lots to share. Since the last time I wrote a proper blog post (not counting the day 1 post), I have been busy, mostly because all the designers I get to CT for keep making awesome products lol. I kind of feel a bit guilty that I am very absent minded when it comes to promoting them so today I thought I would just give you a quick update about what’s going on with them and show you the latest releases. Be warned this is going to be a very image heavy post, but I have tried to keep them small so they are not too overwhelming, the images aren’t linked but the names are.

Let’s start with Jewel aka Mad Genius Designs, she’s a whole bundle of fun to work with. During the first birthday celebration at Digi Scraps Drive In she released a grab bag, the grab bag is no longer available but you can pick up the contents separately in her store by purchasing the Night Music Bundle and the CU Music Genius Brushes and Scatter Brushes Set. She also released a brand new set of CU overlays, Scatter Brushes and Glitters in the Star Genius Bundle. The next release was previously a participation prize for the P365 challenge at DSDI, P365 Basics Simple Borders Bundle. There were some other participation prizes added as well but I can’t remember if I have showed you them before but here’s a quick recap, P365 Basics Beaten Up Alpha White, P365 Basics Beaten Up Basics, P365 Basics Beaten Up Kraft Dates, P365 Basics Month and Week UPC Tags and P365 Basics Month Overlays as well as a few previous freebies. The July Daily Download was a collab between Jewel and Snickerdoodle Designs By Karen, Jewel has released her contribution In The Kitchen and the coordinating In The Kitchen Cardstock and Home To All. After that came a super cute Halloween kit called Trick Or Treat, it’s an updated re-release of last years Halloween kit available alone or bundled together with the brand new coordinating CU Glitter Styles and Cardstocks in the Trick Or Treat Bundle. Which brings us right up to her latest release, Celebrate This which will blow you away. All of the prizes and gifts Jewel made for the birthday celebration at DSDI have now been bundled up for sale, so if you missed out on getting them as prizes and are only missing a few you can go for the smaller bundles which cost $1.99 each, Birthday Things, Bright and Fun Alpha Set, Cool and Funky Alpha Set, Soft and Pretty Alpha Set, Hold Me Down, Ribbons and Strings, Pattern Papers, Gradient Papers, Solid Papers, Cardstock and Glitters. If you just want all of the alphas, the elements or the papers there is the Alphas Bundle, Papers Bundle or the Elements Bundle (which are all currently on sale for 37% off). Lastly there is the Bigger Bundle which is all the papers and elements together (currently on sale for 43% off) or the Biggest Bundle which is the best value and contains everything all together (currently on sale for 50% off).


Then there’s Laura aka C.W Picket & Company, she’s been busy too. I think the last kit release before I kind of stopped blogging was Flea Market Finds (there’s a qp freebie using that here)since then there have been quite a few releases. First up was grab bag of previously retired mini kits. It’s not available as a grab bag anymore but the almost all of the contents is available separately – All About Me Tab Alpha, Distressed Calendar Strips, Newsprint Alpha, Summer Day Mini and Walk In The Park Mini.  (You can also still download a free qp made with Walk In The Park here). Then came a super cute mini kit called Teen Beatz, that I never got around to working with, it was released while all the craziness with moving was going on. (There’s a free cluster and qp for that one here). After that came a football (soccer if you prefer) themed bundle called My Soccer Star, containing the football/soccer basics and mini kits in 9 different colours. (Free coordinating wordart available here). It had matching addon available for American Football called My Football Star, that was a free with a $5 purchase last month at DSDI but now it’s just $2.99. Then there was a CU Item called Office Supplies and a huge Roy G Biv Grab Bag released for the birthday celebration at DSDI, it has been fully revealed so it’s a no risk purchase and luckily for you Laura still hasn’t split that one up so you can snag it for just $4.99, but I am not sure how much longer you will be able to grab it for at that much of a steal! (There’s a freebie set of flowers that go with that here and a qp here). There were two journal sets that coordinate with the grab bag and P365 items in the store, they were previously offered as gifts for challenges during the DSDI Birthday Bash, P365 Roy G Biv Labels and P365 Roy G Biv Arrows. Before this years Halloween kit, Happy Halloween and matching CU Halloween Shapes were released. Then at the beginning of October Laura started a guest spot at Scrapable, including an exclusive kit called Camp Out (there’s a free qp available here) and a month long 35% off sale. Her last release at DSDI was an awesome set of Everyday Templates.


As for DSDI well there is always something going on over there. I wouldn’t know where to begin in showing you products and all the fun events but I will show you the mega kits. The last mega kit I blogged about what Splendid Summer there have been quite a few since then, Scrap To School was released for the Scrap To School event, Hit The Road Jack was the August Collab and Cubicle Madness was the September Collab. This month they went for something a little bit different by having a kind of grab bag in the October Mystery Collab and finally there is Courage for the Breast Cancer Awareness Scrapathon. You will truly not want to miss that it’s going to be a lot of fun, we’re kicking off with a brag book blog train (which I am taking part in) starting tomorrow (actually today since I took so long writing this blog post lol), and holding a series of challenges between the 21st and 24th October. You have the chance to win Laura (C.W Picket & Company) or Jen C’s entire store and all of the proceeds (minus paypal fees) from the sale of courage will be donated to breast cancer research. That’s in addition to all of the regular challenges at the site. I have the Altered Art and Get With It challenges, as usual but if you want a quick recap check out Kerry’s post on the blog. I’ll post the blog train in a minute.