Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi and welcome to the SWKAD first ever blog hop. You have just left Michelle for your next stop with me.

Hi, I'm Rebekkah. I'm engaged to my wonderful partner Darrel, mum to Trinity (2.5 yrs) and Dawson (16mths) and we live in melbournes south east suburbs.
I have been scrapping for just over 6 years now and still love it. I am lucky enough to design to for Jules at SKWAD and be able to have this creative outlet to be able to record my kids and familys activities..

 I have taken a break in the last few months due to ill health, but now the mojo is back and raring to go, hence why i loved Jules idea to have a bloghop (see details and instructions below) and a recipe challenge was just the thing to get that mojo really pumping..

Jules and all the team at Scrapbook Kits with a Difference, would like to welcome you to the first ever blog hop.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference blog. SKWAD blog.
Here, you can find all the designers particpating in the blog hop and follow the hop from the first designer to the last, hopefully finding some amazing inspiration along the way.
We are giving away three amazing kits to the people who participate in the blog hop.  
Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. 
 The Blog Hop runs from July 15th - 22nd July.
(midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time).
Winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday 24th July.
To be in the draw to win one of the fabulous Scrapbook Kits kits is the following:
1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.
2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can be found on the top right side of the blog).
3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.
4. Leave a comment on each designer's blog and on the SKWAD blog too.
5. If you create, and share a layout, using our Blog Hop Recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw.

This is my take on the recipe challenge..

Official Blog Hop Recipe for 15th July: 3 photos, 1 cardstock, 2 patterned papers, a wet medium, a mask, raw chipboard, 5 buttons (or brads), 3 rows of text, twine (or string), and 2 butterflies. Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional

I really enjoyed this one and love the idea of the three photos because i am not one to use a lot of multi photos on my layouts. I knew which photos i would use immediately. I am not one for brads or buttons really, so i compromised and used pearls because thats all i had. At this stage, my son Dawson had just gotten his first tooth at 5 months and this was one rare day he was actually smiling as it has been rather hard on him with his teeth coming through.

Our July kits are amazing this month with all the team doing some fantastic los so dont be long in ordering one, they are sure to sell out VERY fast. All kits come with instructions from the designer as well, so you too can try a different style, or technique.. give it a go..and let us know what you come up with !

Well, i hope you are getting inspired by our talented design team here at SKWAD and if you have lost your way please revisit here to find who you have missed out on.. if not, please make your way to see Annette  ...

One talented designer, Annette is our last stop on our blog hop and i am sure she will have you mesmerised with her designs.. and dont forget to enter your recipe challenge here.. we are all eager to see what you come up with !!

Happy Scrapping
Rebekkah xo

Its been a while hasnt it?


If you have all been wondering where i have been, well i have had to have my gallbladder out. I had this out in May after nearly 6 months of in and out of hospital for re ocurring bouts of pain and sickness.
I decided to give myself some time off from blogland and recover slowly so when i did come back at least i would be refreshed.
But that didnt mean i stopped creating..
so onto some shares !
During my time away... Mel told me that i have been accepted to design for STB for another six months.. i am so excited..
so heres our July Challenge.. on school photos..
STB July
and my take on it..

This is a photo of my dad in school. Its a bit worn, but unfortunately we couldnt get the original fixed although we tried a few times. In the end i decided to use anyway as it adds to the vintage feel.

Heres some other things i have created but havent been able to share..

Scrap the boys June..

Subject : Helping..

I was sick when i did this, had just come out of hospital and didnt upload it in time.. but at least i got it done..

Dawson is my little helper and loves to help me hang out the washing (and also pull it down :) ) packing things up and getting them out, unmake the bed lol and messing up his sisters room..
I think its a sign of things to come..

Also, i have another share, yes i was busy wasnt i ?

This is also for Scrapbook kits..

I had to use this photo, as its one i had been dying to scrap it and the colours in this kit were perfect for it.
Dawson and proud papa just minutes after he was born, as Darrel was still in his theatre scrubs.
The key to my heart is in my home life, i think this kit really had me from the minute  i got it. You kind of get caught up in day to day things all the time and sometimes its nice to be reminded of this.. and how lucky you actually are.

Well in other news .. challenge heaven has now closed. I am finalising the site next week. Its sad, but due to rising costs and ning, i have decided to close it down.
On a more exciting note, i have launched Challenge Inc a new blog challenge site. Three challenges per month including one sketch and some great sponsors as well.
Challenges are due 14th month and new ones are listed on the 15th i hope you can find time to check us out !!
Anyway thanks for stopping by !
Happy Scrapping.
Bek xo

Tommorrow, we are doing a blog hop for SKWAD so make sure you come and check it out ! Our girls are so talented !

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Life gets in the way ..

Do you ever have times where life just catches up with you a little?
That has been me this last month.
I have started a wonderful new job and i am loving it although it has been tough at times.
The kids have been sick as well which hasnt helped.
But i am here now and i have caught up on my scrapping commitments.
I have tried to do everything but unfortunately i can only do so much.
I hope you can all try and understand.

But i digress..

Here are my Scrapbook kits latest creations.. from the April kit !!



Bff.. they are so so cute.. arent they ???

and then this for the inspiration challenge..

I really liked this one.  It was taken from this...

So why not head on over to Scrapbook kits and check out the other kits and designs too??

Over at Challenge Heaven we are doing the new April challenges.
Make sure that you come and check out our new challenges... theyre a little bit different this month i am sure you will all agree !!

Be back soon to share my STB entry for April.. :) You will love this one this month !!

Bek xoxox

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Woo Hoo !! New Month !

Woot Woot !

I love March !!
Not only is it my birthday month, but i love it because it signals the new cooler weather as well.. rain.. autumn, etc,. i love it all :)
Yeah call me sad, but i really do love it, i love cuddling up to Darrel and a nice bowl of soup or snuggling with the kids under the blankies.. and a nice warm cup of coffee or hot chockie.. yumm.. yep i love it.. and of course then because you can get distracted by the hot weather... you can SCRAP!

SO with March.. comes new challenges.. here are mine for the month !!

Over at Scrap with V, we have the kit for March i designed..
Please find it here :Scrap with V March Kit designed by Bek..
Its a great reasonably priced kit this month as well and you get so much out of it.. i loved all the flowers and the colours were really easy to use together.. thanks Jules for another wonderful kit.

Here are the los :

i really love this one above, it shows off the kit really lovely and i really love the autumn leaves flower stamp, i think it might become a new fave lol..

Another simple one, just using the kit to its full advantage. How cute is this photo? Lots of gesso to create texture and dry brushing the torquoise paint around. i like how this looks..

Next up..

Southern Girls Challenges..

My last lo for the girls.. :(

Hidden Journalling..

Note the tags on the left?? Hidden journalling which reads :

Trin, as you grow older, our wish for you is to be loving, gentle, patient, kind, to be thoughtful and respectful of others. Be passionate about what you believe and stand up for your rights, but dont stand on others points of view. Remember everyone is equal and deserves a chance as much as you do. Never be rude or disrespectful, treat others as you would like to be treated. Stick up for others who cant fend for themselves, not a bully,and be a leader,not a follower, be confident, not arrogrant, be firm, not forceful, be tactful, not tactless and you will go far.. :)

So sad to leave the team..:(.. wish i could have stayed on :(

Onto Scrap the Boys

Heres the March Challenge : the colour red, the title, life is good...

I have just done my first lo for the CT..


 Not the greatest pic, but the lighting here has been terrible..due to our bad weather...

I loved this challenge.. :) Bring on more !!

and finally a sponsored product challenge for STS for March Sponsor The chip chop shop .. thanks to the lovely Miss Leeann Pearce for her sponsorship this month.. it means alot !!  

Dont you just love her clay buttons?? LOVe, Love, Love !!
I am so in love with the little girl that prays ..LOL !

Well thats it for me today.. will be back in the next few days with some more shares..

Take care.. :)

Bek xoxo

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scrap the Boys

We have been so sick these past two weeks. I have had pneumonia which nearly landed me in hospital, luckily i was ok, and the doctor said if i got worse to go back, i am getting better though. Then Trin had conjunctivitis, and a cold, Dawsons teething and then yesterday Darrel came home with my flu.. so not much fun here at the moment lol !

But for all the bad luck with ill health, i have had two wonderful weeks as well... so i can finally announce, that i have made the Scrap the Boys team.
Check out the rest of the Scrap the Boys ct team here.

I am so excited to be on this team and look forward to the challenges Mel has in store for us..

On a sader note, my term with SGC has come to an end.. so it is with great regret that i say goodbye to what has been a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful team to work with. Not to mention lovely ladies as well. I wish everyone all the best for the future its been a wonderful 6 mths.

I have been creating and cannot share as yet, but i will be as soon as i am able, so please come back soon.. in the mean time, please check out the following challenges :

1. Scrap the Boys February Challenge

2. Lime Tree Creations Feb Challenge

3. Beyond the Door Feb Challenge

4. Scrap that song Feb Challenge

5. Challenge Heaven Feb Challenges

Well thats all from me for now..

Hope youre all well and i am off to rest and re couperate.

Take care

Bek xox

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scrap the Girls - Feb Challenge.

Another day another challenge..


I wanted to do this one, i dont scrap with turquoise really but there was a few a while back and i had brought some supplies to do those so out came the remnents of those.. lol

SO heres the criteria
The word love in  the title
Colour turqoise..

Heres what  i came up with !

Love this kid..

Credits must go to Scrapbookkits as part of the leftovers were used with this challenge.
Note the flowers and the ribbons..
About this layout.. Trin was just little when this was taken.
 It was taken a few weeks after we moved in here we have been here just on a year now.
I was due to go back to hospital after being turned away for not being dilated enough, so we went home and the floods still threatened the area..
This day we sat outside for a bit and reflected on the days events and she looked so cute crawling and getting dirty i decided to take a few photos as i knew i wouldnt see her for a few days...
That night after her bath, we saw her walk for the very first time..  
Thats why i love this photo and this kid..

Head on over to Scrap the Girls.. its an awesome challenge this month !

Happy Scrapping !

Bek xo

Scrap with v!, Scrap that song

God its Feb already and i havent posted yet ?

Wow.. i promise i am getting better at it now..

Well all i can say is that i am busy but i have things to share, so at least i can do that !

 Scrap with v  has the current sketch up.. why not have a go??
Awesome prizes..

Heres the sketch :

My take.. In da hood !!

I have had this layout in my head for a few weeks now and when i saw the Feb sketch i knew i had to do it..
This particular day sees Dawson in winter, it was really cold, but the beanie i had been given was a little big and fell on top of his head when i put it on. He was asleep when i put it on originally, but then woke up and went back to sleep.. so cute.. had to get a photo before i took it off!

I am loving my scrapping at the moment, i feel like i am enjoying it more, i am inspired to create and dont feel like i "have" to either. Its nice to have a kit arrive every few months to play with to give you another challenge to create with, but also challenges to keep you active and entertained..

Thanks Jules for the amazing sketch.. Jules sketches are fantastic and i think i have done some of my best work with her sketches i think, so keep them coming!

Scrap that Song...


This month over at Scrap That Song , our challenge this month is a break up song..
Sick of the lovey dovey songs this month in challenges?
Well we did something different..

This is my song Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.. i personally can relate to the song and it really does ring true for me. I think its a great break up song.. Why not choose your own song??

Entries are due by midnight 29th Feb...

Thanks for stopping by
Happy scrapping
Bek xox