Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pixels and Paper saying good-bye

June is the final challenge at Pixels and Paper.

Thank you to everyone who has played along with us over the past couple of years.

So, for this last challenge, I hope you will play along with us with this stencil based challenge – Be creative, Be bold and Enjoy!

Here is my creation.  I was inspired by the black and the metal look.

To join in our last challenge click HERE.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Blog Hop at Creative Inspiration

We are trying something new and hopefully fun at Creative Inspiration.
Visit all the blogs below leaving a comment that you have been there.
Then using something you saw on the hop that inspired you create and share in comments your project
and who and what inspired your project. You have all month long to play along with us.

Now hope back to Creative Inspiration to enter your creation.

Hope to see you hop along!

Best Easter Ever

I love this photo of my kiddos from 2003.

I used these challenges when I created it:
  • The Studio Challenges.  12th March --Half;  Use a half page of patterned paper.
  • ScraPerfect.  March Layout challenge-- some kind of ribbon on your page as well as some fussy cutting.

More Easter 2003

This month at Pixels and Paper we are celebrating Easter with this cute inspiration image.  Your page certainly doesn't have to be about chocolate or bunnies, it can be about family gatherings, school Easter hat parades, egg hunts, trips away over this holiday period, fun things you did with the kids, whatever you like really - just don't forget to tell us what inspired you from our photograph.
The criteria is Easter.

Here is what I created:

You have until the end of the month to join in on our challenge

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter 2002

I used this very old photo of the kids and I for this LO.

I am entering it into the Negative space challenge at Challenge YOUrself.

You have until April 4th to enter this challenge.

Pixels and Paper March Training

Today I am sharing a way to make your background have color and texture. 
I started with a pizza sized box, a piece of bubble wrap, and a spray ink.

I put the bubble wrap inside the box and sprayed it with the ink.

Then I put my paper on top of the bubble wrap and pushed down to let the ink "stamp" on my paper.

This is what it looked like.

I moved the paper and then "stamped it" again on the bubble wrap.

Once the ink was dry I added washi tape strips near the side of each edge.

Then your back ground is done.
Once I added my photo, embellishments, string, and journaling my final Page looks like this:

I f you don't have any bubble wrap you probably have some other textured material that you can use to spray the ink on.  I am sure wrinkled up foil is will work.  I always put my paper into some kind of box before I spray it.  This helps to keep the ink from spraying all over my scrap room.

I hope you will have some fun with spray ink and bubble wrap soon!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ice show 2016

This LO has photos from my daughter's 2016 Ice Show.

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration from Stick it Down.

You have until the end of the month to join in with this challenge.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Prom 2016

When we were taking photo at my mom's before Prom I realized this photo made my daughter look like she had antlers.  She had stood in front of one of my dad's animals hanging on the wall.  I had my daughter move to a different place and took more photos of her.  But, I just couldn't resist scrapping 1 of those photos with the antlers.

I used the March sketch from Stick it Down.

you have until the end of the month to join their challenge.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Challenge at Pixels and Paper

I realize the month is half over and I never posted the challenge at Pixels and Paper
Here it is:
Welcome to our first month of Autumn down under and I hope some glorious weather awaits us - I always love our mid seasons, they are my favorite months of the year.

This month our challenge is a pretty one - please use this delightful image as your inspiration point and add the criteria of FLOWERS to your submission and please don't forget to tell us what inspired you.

Criteria is FLOWERS

I just loved these flowers from the inspiration photo. I found a photo of the flowers that my mother in law had at her house. She took the photo and it was with some other photos that she had given to me. What a memory this will be for my kids. Here is mine:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love of cheering

Here is the inspiration photo at Pixels and Paper for this month of February.

Here is what I created:

I was inspired by the hearts. I wanted to create a page that showed love. I used a photo of my daughter doing something she loves: cheering. I used my heart stencils to add texture and color to my background. Then I added more hearts and some love sayings.

Join us for the February Challenge at Pixels and Paper.  See detail challenges HERE.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


I made this page of my daughter and I when we were celebrating Christmas in 2015.  My daughter was taking selfies of her and I.

This challenge ends Febrauray 4th.

Creative Inspiration--a christmas photo.  This challenge ends tonight at midnight.


Perseverance is my OLW (one little word)  for 2017.  I used this page fro my challenge at Creative Inspiration.  You have until tonight at midnight to enter their challenge.

The Studio Challenges has this mood board for January 15th challenge.

This scrap challenge ends the 12th of February.
At ScaPerfect their Janaury 1st challenge is to use paint and flowers on your page.
The deadline for this scrap challenge is the end of the month

So get your scrap on you have a few more hours or days to get your creations done.

Monday, January 2, 2017


What you say as you look around and see white snow everywhere.  At Pixels and Paper we are celebrating summer.  January is the middle month of Summer and traditionally vacation time in Australia.  The kids are out of school and very many of us head to the coast for family holidays or visit our local beach for days of sun, surf and sand.


Here is what I created:

I was inspired by the girls and the flowers. So I used an old photo of my daughter and used flowers for my embellishments.
You have until the end of the month to join us in this challenge at Pixels and Paper.