Friday, June 7, 2013

Baby Boy Scrapbook Border - Magnolia Edwin

Hi to all my wonderful blog viewers :)
How have you been?  I certainly hope all is well with you & yours :)

I have been a very busy bee for a while.  So much has been happening but one of the exciting things is that Zoe & I have moved.  We are now living in a wonderful little beachside town called Umina Beach.  We have only been here a month so far & we are loving every day :)  

Moving wasn't too crash hot but we managed it without any major mishaps.  Michael & Cory, my two eldest Son's (24 & 20 yrs old) decided to play a trick on me.  They wanted me to go into the back of the truck to look at something & as soon as I was inside...they locked the truck doors behind me!  I knew they were trying to get a reaction out of me so I simply sat on the floor of the truck & called out to them that they could let me out when they were ready to let me out :)  

Playing it sooo cool I was lol.  BUT then, what happens?  All of a sudden the truck starts up!  Michael had got into the drivers seat, started the engine & the next thing I know, the truck starts rumbling into action!  I quickly jumped up & started banging on the truck doors, yelling "Let me out"! LOL  No longer was there lack of reaction - they were now getting EVERY reaction that they wanted.  I was banging on the doors, asking nicely to let me out, begging them not to drive off with me in the back...and then I felt the truck moving forward!  Now I'm screaming for them to STOP the truck! lol  

Next thing I know, the truck doors fly open, in comes the daylight & right there in front of me was all of my three children killing themselves laughing lol.  Their prank on me was a huge success lol.  I'm just grateful that they hadn't recorded it to put it on FB or Youtube lol.  However, they were kicking themselves that 'they hadn't thought about that' lol.  That was the most fantastic news I had heard all day ...the little rat bags lol.

I am very thankful that they came & helped me move.  I couldn't be more grateful :)  It was a good fun day for all of us.  I loved it :)

Here's a little glimpse of my beachside town :)

Nice, isn't it?  We love it here.  Anyway, I will be posting more about this later but for now, would you like to see my latest design?

I had actually started to work on the Baby Boy Scrapbook Border a little while ago, but I didn't have time to finish it as I had to pack up my craft studio & all of my supplies ready to be moved.  Seriously, I could not believe how much I had until I started to pack everything into boxes.  The amount of boxes that there were just for my supplies was unbelievable!  I simply didn't realise how much stuff I have & to think I have just finished sending off two more orders for more goodies lol.  Oh well, I will just have to get more boxes next time lol.

I coloured Baby Edwin in the following Copic colours:

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11
Hair & boots: E50, 51, 53, 57
Outfit: B02, 93, 95, 97
Crown: Y00, 06, 08, 17

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

I tried to use as much of my paper scraps as possible.  It is good to see that the pile is slowly getting smaller.  Slowly lol.  As you can see I included a heart tag which also has a pacifier 'charm' dangling from it on a silver chain.

If you would like to pin this to your board:

I have started to create scrapbooking borders as I feel that they create a quick & simple solution to those that want  to increase the productivity & save time when adding new photo's & pages to their scrapbook album.  Not many of us have the time to create beautiful scrapbook pages, if you're anything like me, life just gets in the way lol.  The pre-made scrapbook borders not only decorate your pages, already come with a title, can be easily adhered to your page but they also create more time for you that can be spent with your family & the opportunity to take more photos...for more scrapbooking :)


This design has been popped into my


I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #89 - Dies &/or Punches
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps - Masculine / Fathers Day
Marvelous Magnolia #30 - Anything goes
Pile It On #22 - Stripes &/or Plaid
Sketchy Colors #166 - Sketch (turned around)
ABC = O = Open (anything goes)
Inky Chick #5 - Use a Magnolia Stamp
The Ribbon Girls - Add a die cut
Magnolicious - Butterflies


Challenge updates for this design:




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design to share with you :)


Alex said...

Excellent card!
I love the colors and all the items!

Can you please you on my blog? and if you want you can become a Member?

Crafty Hugs, Alex

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, I love your colour combination and fabulous attention to detail.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Norma said...

It's gorgeous, Lisa. Cute baby Edwin and beautifully coloured. Love all the blues--my fave colour. Wonderful diecuts and border punches. Kudos for using your scrap papers. I should do that too, but the pile in my scrap bin seems to get higher..LOL.
Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps.

Heather said...

A fabulous card Lisa, a great design and wonderful colour scheme. Your lovely colouring of the sweet Magnolia baby and gorgeous details!!

Thanks so much for joining along with Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

❤ Kaia said...

Wow, this was gorgeous.
Love the colors, and all the details.
Thank you for joining SC's sketchchallenge this week...
Lot's of good luck.

Hugs, Kaia

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card - had to look at everything twice to catch all your fab details and coloring. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

Elise said...

Wow, this is a very gorgeous project!!! Love your colouring ... so bold and BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Big Hugs,

Suzi Mac said...

Awe!! Lisa, how cute is this wee guy. A fabulous make, with wonderful details. Fabulous way of using your scrap papers. Thank you for sharing your card with us at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge.
Suzi x

Chris said...

How fun! I love the colors and the concept! Edwin is just the cutest ever! There are so many interesting elements, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog!


Karon said...

Oh My goodness how adorable is that!! Love love the colours and fabulous design! Thanks for stopping by my blog I am a new follower of yours now :-) hope you will take the time and return again :-)

Natascha said...

Lovely border! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

crafty-stamper said...

i love your scrapbook border love all the details and papers and where you live looks beautiful -thank you for dropping in to my blog and leaving a comment
carol x

Kristi said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and for your very sweet comment! i appreciate you inviting me over to your place and I've been admiring your work,which is very lovely! Count me as a new fan and follower!

Tina Makuc said...

What a wonderful creation Lisa!!
Love it to bits!!
Thanks for playing with us at Marvelous Magnolia this week!!
Hugs, Tina

Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

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