Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Cat's out of the bag...

... so I can blab!!

For 3 months I have had a big secret... a very exciting secret, that I wasn't allowed to share until the August Edition of For Keeps is out... do you realise just how HARD that is!!

Well it's out... a few of you who know me well will have worked it out for yourselves anyway... but...

I was one of the very lucky winners of the Everyday Moments Competition! I'm a tad bit excited to be able to share with everyone!

Plus I am now hanging for FK to get to WA so I can see who else won!!

I won $1000 of delicious scrap goodies... of which I've not doubled up on on stuff I already had {awesome hey}, plus the LO's in the mag {which I'm yet to see} and the enormous satisfaction that comes with it all! So thank you ForKeeps and Aussie Scrap Source... you made my decade!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2007


Long time no blog... tough!! Nah... just haven't done a lot to write about. But this last weekend I scrapped up a storm... did 2 CyberCrops! One at ScrapWitch and one at Scrapping Around {where Karen DT's}. Popped in there and had a lovely time and met so many faces I've known years ago... small world hey!! ScrapWitch was a hoot as always...

Anyway... the layouts!!

This one... had to use ink in 5 different ways. So I have distressed the edges pad to paper, distressed the tag via sponge applicator, stamped with ink, written with ink pen, coloured in in ink. {I didn't take this pic... my friend Julie took it from her back verandah in Esperance... I had to scrap it!}

This one I just did for fun... had to play with these yummy papers! They're in the shop if you want them - the papers, not the LO!

This is my first LO I did for Scrapping Around CC... was a numbers one. 1 PP, 2 Cardstock, 3 photos, 4 words and 5 Embies... I quite like how this one turned out!

This was also for SA... a cute 6x12! What a fun size. Fine... took me hardly any time but you don't know how hard it was to choose the right arrow LOL, but it works and that's all that matters. Thanks Monique... I enjoyed trying something new!! Great way to use up those big offcuts as well!

This was for the Witch... not too sure how I feel about this one, loved the challenge though. It was to use ribbon in 5 different ways, while scraplifting one of the members layouts or technique. So I chose Penny Hackney, I love her freehand style and find it such a challenge! So this is it... I am obviously not the next Penny! Oh btw... congrats Penny on getting this months Scrapbooking Memories FRONT COVER... wooohooo girl!!

Alrighty.. this one, use the phrase "Bloom where you are planted" somewhere, somehow. I soooo had something totally different in mind... but am happy with this, simple but effective I think!

And this one {yep... was a busy girl}, use the song title "because of you" on your layout... and here we go, another simple LO. Oh well... this is what I'm liking doing atm... just can't quite do the full on fill the page ones right now... next stage of the scrap journey I guess!!

So that's the layouts...

Went to see Harry Potter on Saturday... it was awesome! I am soooo enjoying these movies! Will get the books when she finishes the series... no way am I hanging out for months {years} like I did for Stephen Kings Dark Tower Series again!!

Got some more acceptances for FK... been a while since I've been subbing so submitted a couple {about 20... lol} and got some!! So will have layouts in Issue 57 {this month} and Issue 60.

What else... not a lot! Kel is going a bit stir crazy stuck at home on the holidays, loves not being at school... but they're not doing much here. Next holidays I'll have to take time off so at least he and I get out of the house. They did go to Darren's mum's today to help in the garden though, so that's good and Kel loves hanging out at grandma's.

So all's quiet on the home front... that's why I got so many LO's done! No guests, no visitors... just us doing our own thing, as much as I love seeing, doing and going... it's nice to just be at home and do nothing!

So that's all for me... until next time, take care of you!!

Sunday, 1 July 2007

I had a great time at the Austism Crop in all aspects... fun, scrapping and luck wise!! I scrapped 3 layouts for the FK Awards for Excellence thingy, I can't show them yet but I think they're good, they're 'me' and that's what matters... one has 3 hours of hand sewn beadwork on it... but it was so worth it!! Had fun chattering and won a real treasure which I will adore for years to come... I was the lucky duck who won the special album. I nearly fell over and I sooooo wanted it {although I guess everyone did}. It's full of stunning layouts done by some very talented ladies and will not only serve to be a gorgeous album when I get pics into it, it will also be a great source of inspiration to further my own scrapping style.

So this weekend, instead of doing all the paperwork for end of year and BAS etc, I decided to scrap, as you do when procrastinating. And then as you do while doing said procrastinating sat here most of the day doing nothing... packed the kits up ready to go out, sorted out my Bazzill racks and worked out what needs to be reordered... moved some paper around in the racks... drooled over all the flowers in the shop... eventually I got my circle journal started for the SnC group and then about 7:00pm finally decided I should do that scrapping after KarenM decided I needed to give her a sketch. Nes told me about the CISters Stylish Sketches, so I found them via KarenB's blog, sent one over to Kazz and then was promptly told I can do it as well... so created this:

It's pretty much just as the sketch as I didn't have a lot of oomphf to be deviating away from it!!

And then I created this... got this one done nice and quick... again the use of sketches helped, this time the ever reliable Becky Fleck came to my rescue...

Now can someone tell me why on earth I do this... use flowers on a boys LO... and then finally get a girl to scrap and use none!? I do it all the time... ok, so I'm weird!!

Last weekend I created the start of my coffee filter circle journal with some of the girls from ScrapWitch... now this was fun!! I can't wait to get it back, should be a quick one as well as the groups are small and we're working on a 2 week turnaround!! So this is my Cover and my pages on what Happiness Is. I've done a LO similar in the past, its one of my fave LO's so I thought I'd adapt it for this little journal.

Other than that... not a heck of a lot happening! Have more yummies for the shop {at least the shop is always a happening thing!!}... am a month ahead of myself for the kits... just have to get the newsletter done and sent... not to mention get the new yummies into the shop!! That would help a tad.
Been very tired all week ... am getting sick of hearing myself say "I'm so tired", it's pathetic to hear it again and again... but I am, and at least I know I'm a sad case!! I should just sleep the weekend away... but I hate to think I'm missing out on something!!

Last night we had dinner at Chelle's {thanks again Chelle}... it was divine! Beef and Pork roast on the weber, lasagne... heaps of veggies... and a bottle of yummo Watershed Unoaked Chardonnay all for me! Darren was driving so for once I could drink... and I did!! But had no hangover this morning... bonus!! Was great to catch up with the girls with the hubbies in tow as well, must do it more often!!

So... tomorrow... paperwork and BAS, it's a must do!! Woohooo... NOT!!

Until next time... take care of you!!