Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween .....2011 (")

 Happy Halloween to those who take part in this mostly American tradition


 For our family it is a very special day.... Happy Birthday Mason!!!
back on this day in 1996 we welcomed our 3rd son, Mason Scott Ewins into the world.
I hear you ask what does music have to do with this????    Well it's a very special story to me and I shall tell you about it...
 In May 1994 I lost my beautiful mother to cancer. During her life she had been quite an avid John Farnham fan...I recall road trips with her singing with much passion...
    Your the Voice was one of her fav's

 Fast forward to 1996.....7 days tells me at appointment to meet her at hospital the following morning for induction...was a little worried due to many horror stories I had heard about inductions...
 But without a doubt the best labour I would ever have...with my others I had gone at least 12 hours in labour...
  within 3 hours we were almost there. Roy and a wonderful midwife (Teresa) by my side....The local radio station was playing softly, to make everyone feel alittle bit more at ease. Final stage Teresa said to me as the contraction eased a little another good push and baby will be born.
 As he came into the world  Your the Voice  played on the radio...Mum was with me!!!....She gave me a special sign and the other special thing  the 31st October   was also her birthday.
 You know I still miss her very different my life and my children's lives would have been...sigh! But I know she is with me in spirit...(love U Mum)
 So have you ever had something similar happen to you?

 Before I go a little sneaky peek of my layout for tomorrow......

O.K beautiful scrappy pals....until tomorrow

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Music is a powerful tool

Hi lovely People,

I was thinking about what I was going to Post today and logged onto facebook and the lovely Leanne J had shared some awsome songs ( she has got me onto some fabulous artists, thanks Leanne :) . Anyway it got me thinking how music can unite the world , watch this amazing clip

Isnt that fabulous, makes my heart smile

And then it can change a persons life,

Can just touch your soul

that clip made me cry& gives me goosebumps every single time I watch it, see Music is such a powerful, beautiful thing. I hope these clips have touched your heart in some way today. Thats why I love to use words , titles or convey a feeling in my layouts by music. I just find I need to have music playing while I scrap to put me in the creative moment. Music simply makes the world a better place to be in and thats gotta be a good thing,  So wishing you all Music in your soul
Mary x

Monday, October 24, 2011

Don't you just love it .......

....when you get a song stuck in your head for days???

Well sometimes yep, other times it's just plain annoying!

I have had this song by Maroon 5 in my head for the last 3 or 4 days! Great song but geez brain I think it's time to change the record please!

I pretty much always have a song running around in my head. Sometimes it's a whole song, other times it might just be a few note of a tune or a line or two form a song. It's really annoying when I can't place the song though!

I can clearly remember when Eli was little I had a couple of weeks when every time I'd be up at about 3am breastfeeding Eli I'd have the Thomas The Tank Engine theme tune in my head! For two weeks!!!!

What songs do you get stuck in your head???

Take Care

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Where do you go to????

It is amazing how songs/music can have the ability, in an instance, to transport us to a time in our past, that we have completely forgotten about.
When checking out some music on Youtube I stumbled across this song "Coco Jambo" by Mr President  and remembered a great moment from a holiday to Port Macquarie with an ex. We were driving back to our motel and came to a roundabout and I turned the wrong way, we ended up driving through an industrial area, it was late at night, dark, we had the windows down, I could smell the salt in the air, the car was a Mitsubishi Mirage, we had had a fantastic day and this was the song on the radio, which I was singing out loud. It was such a great holiday in one of my fav towns and I just love that something like a song can make me remember so much.
So where do you go to when you hear a certain song? Do some of the choices in our October Challenge take you out of yourself? We would love to know. Cheers Annette x

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A technique to use up scraps.

I was machining yesterday when I came up with the idea of using up my small strips of paper and card.I save them all!
In a random order I sewed them to white cardstock,following a colour theme.In this case it was purple but you could use random brights.Then I tore each side of the strips to create the effect.
I matted a photo on cream so it would stand out and chose black for the title."Torn" came to mind...the song by Natalie Imbruglia
The photo was taken at Broken Hill airport when I was saying farewell to the Purplescraps girls at the end of a recent retreat.So in a way I was torn away from there.Total cost of this layout was 10c  for the photo! Try it you'll like it..Happy scrapping from .Julene aka Joolz

Monday, October 17, 2011

First....memory of a song?

   Happy Monday!!!
 Scrappy Friends, (Kimbo here).....So I was thinking last night about what to type today and about music/songs and I thought what was the first POPULAR music I really wanted to listen too?

  The cogs started turning, (they are pretty - back - back in time I went and then it came to me....Can you guess???
  I recall lending some vinyl records from my mum's B/F so I could listen to them on our portable record player.....and it was ABBA!

  Dancing Queen was played like a million times in the space of a day or so.....sigh!
In a moment I was transported way back in time to when I 8 years old.
 A year or so later I remember being so-so-in love with the Village People (You Can't Stop The Music)...I was so going to marry The Cowboy...hehehe!
 (Little did my best friend, Wanda and I know....sigh.... I was so crushed).
 Love how music takes you back in time to a moment.

 Can you recall what song it was for you or what record/cd you first bought...???
Let us know what it was.

Also please have a look at our D/T October Song List they are pretty darn Coolio.

Thanks for stopping by and call back real soon.
Cheers and happy scrapping

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Where do get our song inspiration from ?

Where do we get our inspiration from ? SONGS OF COURSE !

OK, so when looking for inspiration for the challenges we set you, we look at a wide range of factors..

1) A theme.. or is it free choice?

2) Current songs - cause theyre playing on the radio at the moment

3) A list that appeals to everyone - can you relate to one song?

4) Doing a layout from the song.. what if it doesnt fit?

Well all these are major factors when setting our challenges.

Tell us what you would like to see up there? Have you a song challenge for the design team?

Onto some exciting news now :


PLease welcome our newest recruit :

Port Elliot, South Australia, Australia
A bit about Becci.
Hi! I live in beautiful Port Elliot with my fiance Brian and our gorgeous four boys. Bryce (18yo), Randall (15yo), Ethan (3yo), Eli (2yo). I have been scrapping since Ethan was born and am loving it!
We all here are so excited to have you aboard Becci and cant wait to see your gorgeous creations..
Becci will start her term here with us from November.
Welcome aboard!

Well thats about it from us.. we have some exciting things planned happening in the next few months and we cant wait to share with you.. until then keep those entries coming .. !!
Hapy Scrappin
Bek xx

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hello Mary here, last month Bek asked the DT to scrap a layout using a song that was special to them regarding their partner/wedding. It could be a wedding song, the first song you danced to, along those lines. Well I scrapped the song I DIDNT have at my wedding. For the details of this little story visit my blog and this is my layout

Cant wait to see what the other girls have come up with.
Dont forget to choose one of the many songs from this months list.
Happy Scrapping
Mary x

Hey Creative Peeps,
BB here - I have serious trouble scrapping anything "Lovey Dovey" that has to do with my husband so this challenge was a really big process for me. Don't get me wrong I love my husband with all my heart but everytime I look at him he makes me laugh so i find it really hard to be serious when i am scrapping about him - BTW on our wedding day when he was saying his vows I could not look at him in fear of laughing ( bad I know).
I got my inspiration from the talented Danielle Quarmby - she is amazing. And my song is an old 70's song by Peter Frampton 'Baby I Love Your Way' - check it out.

Check out my blog for closies - Have a Happy Scrappy weekend

Yello..yello...scrappy peeps, Kim here!!!
Aren't the above two layouts so totally Mare Bare's song she didn't have and BB I have the same problem...sigh...I'm not mushie type??? (well not really).
 Decided to do a wedding layout...which alot of you have already seen .....'cause I HAD to share as soon as I finished it.
 So I have lots of songs for Roy and I but.....Everything I do, I Do It For You, (Bryan Adams) is very spesh as that is the song I chose to walk down the aisle too.

{Nowhere Unless Your There}

Thanks for stopping bye and have a fab weekend

Please have a go at our awesome playlist for October.....inspiration.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Song choice inspiration... a song that sticks in your head..

Hi all..

Well its my turn to post up and i was thinking of a song title that you can get out of your head. Mine are always the vegemite song and the aeroplane jelly song he he .. i dont know why but they come to mind alot. Especially when i make Trini her sandwiches.

so heres my layout...

Photos a little squew wiff.. but you get that.. lol.
and closes up of the cluster..

So, in response to a question on fb i had a little while ago which was "how do you use inspiration from a song?".. it is like this for me personally... i can hear a song and its like a slideshow in my head. It usually stirs up a memory for me and with that i go looking for photos that suit then i find my colours that correspond.. so you get the drift.
i usually have the title in my head usually from the song title or the lyrics but you can be inspired by the feeling it creates for you or the memory you have of the song.
In this case mine was inspired by the song itself and i had photos of trin eating her sandwich, so it wasnt that hard..
I also used some of my yummy green stash so that was easy too !
i love green and pink ..

Well hopefully this has given you some ideas on how to approach our challenges.
Good luck.. !
Bek xx

Friday, October 7, 2011

May The Force Be With You..........................

Hi Peeps,
BB here and it's my turn to inspire you............(hopefully)
I thought I would shake things up a bit for this challenge so i decided to go with one of the most well known movie themes of all time

Babbabadadadadadadada..............are you humming yet? 
Here is the link incase you don't know the tune

Yep - no words - are you challenged yet?
I drew inspiration from I think it is the second original movie (Episode V) when Luke gets captured by the abominable snowman (Yeti ) thingy.

How cute is she? I could not resist.
For some close ups you can look on my blog
There are some great songs to choose from this month and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
A big congrats goes out to Jessie Mack for winning last months challenge ( don't forget to email Beck your address)

Till next time..........May the force be with you


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Winners Sept Challenge..

Hi Everyone..

Just  a quick one today..







Jess wins a prize pack from Old Favourites.

Jess, please email me at  with your addy and i will organise your prize to get to you !!

Bek xx

Monday, October 3, 2011

Julene's "circle of life" layout.

With several birthdays around the same time of the year in my family,I'm reminded (loudly) of how quickly time passes and "The circle of life".I've always been a fan of Elton John so it was no stretch to think of this layout.I've gone with the circle theme and used circle papers and embellishments.I added the zipper to draw it all together.

October Song/Layouts

Hi beautiful people....

Sorry for the delay in posting layouts, think this long weekend and daylights savings thing has thrown as out of whack, just a little..

So my song choice for this month is Beautiful People by Chris Brown

....and here's my layout
{Beauiful People}
The beautiful Mary and Annette...two very beautiful people who have come into my life through very lucky to live in the same city as them.

Well all you other beautiful people hope your weekend has been productive mine has been way busy, but won't bore you here you'll have to pop over to my blog...and I'll bore you there....
Happy Scrapping......Kim x

Hi Lovely People Mary here Now. the song I have chosen for this month is U2's Kite. U2 would have to be one of my fave bands (not to mention I think Bono is kinda sexy) I have been lucky enough to see them live a couple of times :) Anyhoo the reason I chose Kite is because when my second child went and lived overseas for a couple of years, when he first left everytime I heard this song I would become teary, as the song is all about learning to let go. So for me it was about letting go of my child, to realize he was no longer a child and needed to go out in the world and make his own life, memories, dreams and future.

Thanks for looking and cant wait to see what you all come up with


Ok it's my (Annette's) turn. I chose the song "You got to have friends" by Bette Midler as I felt that it was just perfect for these pics of Mary and Kim, my two gorgeous CT Members and dearest friends. I had never really listened to the lyrics before, just sung along to the chorus, so it was a bit of an eyeopener to read them, it can make for lots of intrepretation.

So here is my layout.

And the words to the song;

And I am all alone
There is no one here beside me
And my problems have all gone
There is no one to deride me

But you got to have friends
The feeling's oh so strong
You go to have friends
To make that day last long
I had some friends but their gone
Someone came and took them away
And from the dusk till the dawn
Here is where I'll stay

Standing at the end of the road, boys
Waiting for my new friends to come
I don't care if I'm hungry or bored
I'm gonna get me some of them

Cause you got to have friends
La la la la la la la la la
Friends, I said you,
Oh you, yeah you, I said
You got to have some Friends
Something about friends
Just right friends
Friends, friends, friends

I had some friends oh but they're all gone, gone
Someone came and snatched them away
And from the dusk until the very dawn
You know here is where I gotta stay
Here is where I gotta stay
And I'm standing at the end of a real long road
And I'm waiting for my new friends to come
I don't care if I'm hungry or freezing cold
I'm gonna get me some of them

Cause you got to have friends
That's right friends
Friends,?.I gotta see my, I gotta see my
I gotta see all of my friends, friends
Friends, friends, friends

Anyhoo thanks for stopping by and please have a go at the challenges, you could be our next winner.
Cheers Annette xo

Hi Everyone

Rebekkah here..

My song was inspired by eurythmics song  Sweet Dreams and is of my daughter Trinity when she was only three months old.

This is one of my favourites to date of her.. and captures her at this age beautifully, lets just say it didnt stay this way.. lol
We hope you enjoy the challenges- we love to bring them to you every month and we would love to see some of your work on here..
Rebekkah xx

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New Month New Challenge..

OK, to this months challenge and havent the girls chosen some great ones?

First up ..

The Circle Of Life  Elton John

Beautiful People  Chris Brown

Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

Star Wars Theme !

You gotta have friends - Bette Midler

Kite - U2

There they are !

We are just deciding on Septs winner..
Layouts will be up shortly.
Have fun..
Bek xx