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.


Wendy Smith said...

beautiful work are mighty talented!!!

Vanessa said...

These are terrific layouts! Thanks for sharing with us. I also appreciate the info on the challenge sites since I am interested in plunging into that also.

Zarah said...

LOOOOOVE the layouts!

kathie said...

It was such a great weekend at the Escape, wasn't it. I finally got the chance to meet all you online girls, and it was just fantastic. You were just how I imagined :)

I was asked to go on the Scrapbook Cruise. Hmmm.. very tempting. However, I don't think I could get away for that length of time. It was hard enough to get away for a weekend, lol. It sounds like it's going to be great though.

Julie said...

It was lovely to meet you too Sharon!...we had such a great time huh?!?!
Hope we can catch up again next year!