Saturday, 26 October 2013

A weekend with "BoBunny blog Hop"

Why hello there and welcome to my little corner of the world , and and EXTRA special hello to everyone on the BoBunny blog hop. 


If you would like to win yourself some to the BoBunny Autumn Song collection then please read further  On the BoBunny Blog, you will find a question for each designer. As you hop along to each of the designers blogs, collect the correct answer to each of the questions.  After you have visited all of the designers blogs, email all of the correct answers One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all of the correct answers to receive this amazing BoBunny prize package from the Autumn Song collection which includes patterned papers, stickers, embellishments and a mini album!!!

Yep this is my little place in the world where I like to share and hope to inspire you all through my love and passion for scrapbooking. 

I am mainly a stay at home mother but started back at work this year for two days a week teaching at my local school here in Toowoomba, Queensland , Australia. I live in a gorgeous part of the world and am surrounded by serene Australian bushland where the odd Kangaroo has been known to hop across the lawn. My daughter Abigail  (5) and son Hunter ( 2) love living here on our farm and sometimes this allows me to capture some amazing photos and memories and of course this is what I love to scrapbook. 

Scrapbooking to me is more about the moments and capturing the details. Hence why you will always see journalling on my layout and why I started the Project Life concept this year. 

I have loved BoBunny products for years and took the plunge to apply for the design team and was blown away and honoured when I was accepted to be apart of this amazing journey. You can see HERE and HERE at the layout I used to apply for the team . Their stunning collections never cease to amaze me and they are always classic and well thought out. 

Below is BoBunny's new Autumn Song collection 

Thanks so much for joining in on the BoBunny blog hop and I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Please remember too if you would like to keep up to date with my blog please feel free to "follow" as I would love for you to come and hand out at " weekend at Berniis"

To continue on the blog hope make sure you head on over to Denise Van Deventer's blog and for your chance to win a BoBunny Austum Song collection pack .. In case you missed the first couple of blogs here is the list:

Bernii Miller - YOU ARE HERE

next hop to :  Denise van Deventer

Until next time

Much Love 
Bernii x

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A weekend with " My very first publication"

Well this month has been full of surprises for me  BUT the best surprise ( as I totally forgot) was flicking through my favourite Scrapbooking  magazine  " Scrapbooking Memories" with coffee cup in hand and came across my I CRAFT layout..

This was one of my scrapbooking goals for this year. To become published in my favourite magazine and I am so over the moon.. I am really looking forward to hopefully getting more published..

I loved making this layout because it showcases all that dearly makes me happy ( beside my family) . My only problem though, my craft criptonite is TIME.. I just never have enough hours in the day to dabble in all the crafts that make me happy.. 

I originally submitted this layout for the masking call out, because of the background I created using the Studio Calico sunburst mask.. 

After I sprayed using the mask , I placed random arrows and mint coloured colour shine as splatters across the page. I LOVE playing like this ..

Then lots of playing and shuffling papers till I was happy..

Till next time

Much love 
Bernii x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A weekend with "delayed BoBunny Fright Delight winner"

Evening ..

I know I know I know I am late in announcing the winner for the Fight Delight pack winner..

Ok I placed all the comments and the new followers of the blog to a random draw and the winner is.......


Please contact me at sweet lady and I can post these out to you asap..

Much love 
Bernii x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A weekend with " BoBunny Fright Delight" giveaway ♥


Well to run off yesterdays "blessings post" I have decided to to have my very first give away right here on my blog.. With the brand new BoBunny "Fright Delight" just in time for Halloween this month.. 

I have for one lucky winner the entire paper collection.. which is double sided and have some awesome papers that would be perfect for layouts other than Halloween, and there is also a couple of papers perfect for project life.. I also have some matching gems to co ordinate beautifully with this collection and the Fright Delight dimensional stickers also.. 

Side A of paper

Side B of paper. 

Dimensional stickers and matching bling, 

All you need to do is leave a comment under here for you chance to win. For an extra chance to win become a follower of my blog ( you can find it on the right hand side of my blog) . 

I will choose one random winner on the 18th of October at 8 pm to give the goodies plenty of time to arrive for Halloween.. Good luck..

Much Love

Monday, 14 October 2013

A weekend with "Blessings and Polly!"


Well as I am blogging this and I am onto my second cup of coffee and feel like I have just come out of a whirlwind last few weeks.. hence for a lot of my absence of late..

I have a new sense of direction and purpose with my scrapping and life in general.. I think as mothers, wives, girlfriends and friends we all tend to lose a little sense of direction and purpose every now and then so it is always nice to find that again :) Especially when you are supported and believed in by so many wonderful people like I am .. I am really am blessed and have been reminded again to look for the positives and blessings in everyday life and not to dwell on the negatives and the "stuff" that is out of our reach!

So taking my blessings I find it so very fitting that scrapbooking is in my life as it really is a way to document that blessing!! And then I realise why I love Project Life so much ... it records my blessing every week day in and day out if I choose to record something everyday.. I LOVE flicking back through and remembering all the little things that have been recorded and I smile both on the inside and the outside..

Polly! Scrap kits help me to record my blessing using Ruth's awesome Project Life kits.. Her latest kit for September sold out super dooper ! you only have to look at the kit contents to see why!! drool worthy to day the least.. So I had soooo much fun playing around with it..

Polly! Scrap Kits.. Project life September kit. 

I decided to cut the kit into two "looks" so that I would be able to make my kit stretch the furtherest for me, and with the amount of awesome product I got in this kit it really was so easy to do ! Now the only really "extra" product I used with the kits was the MAMBI chips that I purchased through the Polly! store in their add ons section so make sure you check in their regular to see awesome new products.

So this week I managed to create a full week .. packed with lots of layering which I LOVE and I also managed to create an insert as I always have soooo many photos that I just can not bear to cull any and not include them 

For my title card I decided to create a row of hearts hand cut and then sewn on for a little interest. So simple and can really fill in areas that you have no idea what you should do with!! 

This kit was so much fun!! I guess it was all the gorgeous colours that were in there and so totally me...

So here is the extra insert that I also added into this weeks layout :) 

So with all my blessings I have decided to have a give away with some brand new BoBunny Halloween papers and embellishments... I will post that tomorrow so stay tuned..

Much love
Bernii x

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A weekend with "Inspiration"

Hello :)

I thought I would share with you a little of my process of how I find inspiration in my scrapbooking and not from just other scrappers. 

I now find inspiration form a lot of home décor items ,as it is easier  to see instantly ( visually) how I could interpret patterns or textures into my scrapping . So I love to scour through decorator magazines especially " Real living"  which is such a bright and up to date magazine. It is full of "everyday" home décor they show some awesome colour combinations that you an just lift and use right away. 

The latest home décor trends seem to also trickle through into other main stream areas such as clothing, jewelry and of course scrapbooking products now. 

Scrapbooking 10 years ago was never on "trend" as such as it seemed to have its own trends to follow. But it seems now that companies have looked to expand their customer base and appeal to a wider market. Personally it worked for me as I was getting a little over the teddy bears and chalking lol. 

So let me show you an example of how I used an article in Real Living , and used it for inspiration and how it was interpreted into a scrapbook page. 

So I was instantly drawn to the watercolours I saw in this pillow..

So I got about making the background using white texture paste and a chicken wire stencil..Once that dried I pulled out my water colours and played..

Then using the beach picture used with the pillow I added hints of yellow

I also used this gorgeous cut out that I bought from Anita over at Flutterby Designs . They are so versatile I and I love using them in my layouts  . I also used some of the gorgeous banner delights from Heidi Swapp  and they just added the right amount of "pop" to my pages. I also sprinkled some of the resin flowers and sparkly silver bow that I nabbed over at D-Lish Sraps .

Well I hope that you might have a go at creating a layout based around some inspiration that you found in a magazine ..

Much love
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A weekend with "The Avenues" cards.

Well hello again!!

Lately I seem to be on a card mojo and have been really taking an interest on cards I see all over the p;ace. In particular those postcard cards that you can pick up at cafes and funky restaurants.. . there are some very creative and gorgeous ones to collect!! 

So in between collecting ideas and postcards I have been creating some of my own cards and in this time in particular with the BoBunny " The  Avenues" collection . The latest set that I created started off with just the card, but then I decided to create a little something extra to go along with the invitational card. 

I have been thinking of how to use the awesome new BoBunny Kraft bags which they have just released, and decided to create a matching "envelope as such to hand out my invitations in . 

Then while I was packing up my desk I found a manila tag and decided to create a "reminder tag" with all the details that can be pinned to the fridge or cork board for quick reference and as a reminder for the invitation. 

I just love this little trio and will be creating more in the future so watch this space :) 

Until next time...

Much Love
Bernii xx

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