Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hello again......

What a busy couple of weeks it has been here. Family were all home for Easter, I went back to work, a few scrapping assignments, went to the coast to a digi camera training night for work......LIFE
Creative Scrappers are celebrating their first birthday and are holding celebrations over the next week or so with lots of challenges and prizes. My layout titled "Angel" is my example of sketch 48 and is now posted on the blog. Isn't Miss Erin just beautiful!!!!
THe second layout is a sketch that Kristine sent me to use as an example for one of the birthday challenges. Well it was certainly a challenge for me as it was to use no photo's at all.......I turned it into something I can frame. Lots of fun.
I am also involved in a competition over at and I have made it to round 3 and now waiting to find out if I progress to round 4. There are really different challenges which are making me think outside the square. Can't post any of my layouts until the competition finishes, but I will share soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

2010 Scrapbooking Cruise.........sound tempting!!!!

THere is a scrapbooking cruise being organised for next year.......7 days cruising the south pacific, scrapping, classes, lazing around the pool, drinkies, more scrapping, experiencing lots of culture, even more scrapping, good food, more drinkies!! WHat more could a girl want?????? Go check out this site for more details
I am definately going on this one.......want to join me?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'm Back.....

It's been a while since my last blog and there is so much to tell. Firstly I arrived home safely from my trip to Newcastle where I attended the Shop and Crop Scrapping Retreat.......WOW!! Had a wonderful time and finally got to meet some of the girls. Sasha and her staff organised a fantastic weekend and the DT classes where terrific. Many thanks to Kathie Link, Deb Godley, Jen Hall, Allison Shearer for their time. Also so nice to meet the lovely Evana W. To Zoe, Rebecca, Julie, Ali, Amy and Rita, it was so good to share a table with you gals....I had a ball!!!
I managed to complete a few layouts of my own as well as the class ones. I must say the 2009 mini albums were all gorgeous.......I just so do not do OTP stuff, so I didn't even try!!! REally hoping I can go back next year, but the Scrapping Cruise is a priority at the moment, so I am waiting to hear about that.

Also had an email from a competition site in the US letting me know that I won the March layout contest.........Holy Cow!!!! I thought I had won a CRICUT, but apparently overseas contestants can only take prize money, so I have won $100!!!! I am also in the running for the major yearly prize which is a Canon Rebel and a laptop (but I am presuming it would be cash again) Wouldn't that be awesome. The site is Scrapnwin. Can't remember how I stumbled across that one, but I am glad I did.
I also have another layout in this month's edition of Scrapbooking Memories titled "What do you see".

The White with 1 challenge for this month is to use White with Coral and to journal on your photo. My example is "Just be you" using a photo of Erin.

The Scrap the Boys challenge was to take inspiration from a photo that is posted on the blog and I came up with this one of Matthew running on the beach - "Free Spirit" had fun using lots of paint on this one.

Creative Scrappers have a new sketch each Sunday and are really worth checking are my two latest examples for Sketch 45 (Birthday Gifts) and sketch 46 (Proud Uncle)

"Beautiful Eyes" and "My Best Boy" are ones I completed at the Retreat.