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 !