Monday, August 29, 2011

Where Do I Start????



Well i have just got back from my Scrapping Retreat at Britannahlee Stamp & Scrap. I met so many nice people and the venue was great. I just loved all the Home style cooked meals...beautiful....thanks Faye.

My class was great and i think and hope the girls enjoyed my class even though they first thought it was going to be hard!LOL

I managed to scrap 11 layouts and 7 did read right...i scrapped cards....AMAZING....LOL

One class i did which was taught by Kim Kendall
.I thought this was a beautiful layout but so not my sytle. so it was fun to do.

and a close Up:

Along the way we had some scenic tours as my friend Kim and i decided to leave a day early before the retreat.

Some shares from along the way....

So some of the layouts i can show you are:


I decided to Scrapjack Julie this month....something different for me...negetive space.

and mine:

a close up;

Bird Is The Word

Our new challenge word for Sunday, August 28th is MEMORY (or a variation of the word, such as memories). Your challenge is to use this word in a title or as journaling on your page. Please link up your page / project over here when it is complete! I cannot wait to see what you create....we had a record number of entries for the DREAM challenge. Hopefully we can do the same for this challenge.

Just a reminder that when you post your work to your blog, please give credit to the Bird is the Word challenge site. The majority of you already do this, so this is just a friendly reminder.

Also, I have one more exciting preview announcement. Bird is the Word is going to be looking for new design team members and you are all invited. The official announcement will be made on September 1st. We are especially looking for a design team member who will create a sketch for us every two weeks, so if you or if you know anyone who is interested, please pass along this information.

Here is my layout:

The rest of my layouts are for upcoming challenges. So you will have to wait for my shares next month.

Today also is my eldest daughter, Kayley's Birthday. She woke up really early at 6am and decided everyone else needed to be up too as well so she could open her presents. This year was great as she is into cooking. So in the next few months i am going to have a Masterchef in the house....LOL...

So did you finally make it....LOL...

I told you it would be long.....

Thanks for stopping by..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches First Layout

August Week 4 Layout Sketch

Hey....that's me....LOL....

My week has finally come around and i can finally upload my first layout for Sassy Lil Sketches

Here is the sketch:

and here is my example:

Our August Sponsors
Paper Sponsor:

Digi Sponsor:

Layouts must be uploaded here by September 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the August random prize drawing*.

Specific Sassy Lil' Sketches prize & participation rules can be found on our Sassy Lil' Sketches "Rules" page.

So why not have a go?????

Now...I'm excited because i leave on my retreat trip tomoorrow in Vic. And what is more exciting(or nerve wrecking!!!) is that i am teaching a class for Brittannahlee Stamp & Scrap.

These are the layouts i will teach.

Can you believe these layouts came from the same kit that got sent to me. Very generous is Sharynne. I am so looking forward to meeting all the girls and i will be celebrating my birthday too while i am away. So be prepared when i get back for lots of work to be shown.....LOL....

Yes....i can talk and scrap at the same time.....ha..hah

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Paper Variety

Welcome to week 47 at The Paper Variety!

Your Challenge this week is:

This week's challenge is to create a paper project that includes any type of threads.
Yarn, ribbon, twine, lace, floss, sewing thread etc.


This prize package includes:
3 Cosmo Cricket Mini Decks (Social Club, Salt Air, Upcycle)
Social Club Ready-Set-Chip, Upcycle Ready-Set-Chip
and Salt Air buttons.

I had alot of fun creating my layout, so i hope you will too.

I have used wool fibres and cotton doileys along with a satin flower strip. All these add so many textures to a layout...and give plenty of dimension.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Bit of Going On's.....

Bird is the Word

Your challenge is to create a project using the word LOVE in your titling or journaling. You get four weeks to complete your project. Please link it up here on the challenge the end of four weeks our design team will vote on the entries and the winner receives a prize from Tidbitz In Time.

Here is my example:


Workout #50

Be Inspired By A Book! I love books, especially kids books! They are great for little minds and they can also be great to spark your crafty creativity! Use the book cover below to inspire your next layout! Use the design of the cover, the color or the vintage vibe – be creative!

I decided on using the design, taking the automobiles and i used a photo which has a book.

A close up:

The Scrappiest

Sketch #133

and my layout:

a close up:

You can check out this layout and more of the DT examples here

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Exciting News


At Sassy Lil' Sketches, we are happy to announce the first Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook has been released!

The Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook features about 70 brand new sketches designed by Cherie Averill!

You'll find sketches for layouts with one, two, three & multiple photos! You'll even find double page sketches! Plus, sample layouts from talented designers that will spark your creativity!

Most of the sketches use standard photo sizes (4x6, 5x7, 8x10). To get extra mileage out of the sketches, switch it up! Use the sketches to create cards, double pagers, etc.! If you need ideas for "switching it up", check out the cards in the Sample Layouts section or stop by the Sassy Lil' Sketch blog on Saturdays.

The Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook is available for online viewing or you can easily download and print it. It's your choice!

I was surprised when i received an email asking me to design a layout based on one of Cherie's Sketches.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:

and a close up:

Visit to get the Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook & get scrapping!

For a chance to win a copy of this new and exciting EBook all you have to do is:

1. Complete any sketch from August whether it be a layout, card or Switch It Up.
2. Become a follower of the Sassy Lil Sketches
3. And last but not least, leave a comment on this post for your chance to win.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paper Variety

This week at the Paper Variety ~ it's all about the {{citrus}}!

Your paper project MUST be primarily green, orange, and yellow. Small amounts of neutrals is okay of course, but your project should be clearly inspired by the citrus color combination. Entries not following the challenge will be deleted

~ Our Sponsor ~
We welcome a new sponsor to TPV this week:
Citrus Tree Studios!!

This week's random winner will receive:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A While.....

Its been a while since my last post sooooo.....


Loooooonnnnngggggg post......LOL

We decided to have a fun family day last Sunday by taking a 1 hr drive to the snow. We had a great time and surprise surprise the girls lasted longer before they winged that they were cold and wet!!!!!

We always make a trip to the snow each year if we can and this year was one of the best....maybe cause the girls have grown up.

On Monday , Emma had to travel to Gundagai to play touch football for her school. They had a great day....pitty the parent didn't!!! It rained on and off the whole day. By the end i was sick of putting the umbrella up and down ....LOL. Emma got Best & Fairest for the Franklin girls team. Here are some action shots...

And last night we had the pleasure of "BERTIE " Bear sleep over from school. Bridget absolutely loved having him and he did go everywhere with her. Nan even gave him a knitted beanie to keep warm.

So ....

Now you probably think i don't have a life...LOL....but somehow i manage to squeeze some scrapping in between all the family going on's....

The Scrappiest

I just love doing Liz's sketches and i get really disappointed if i miss one due to lack of time.She offers such a great variety and very open to interpretation.

Sketch #132

My layout:

a close up :

So feel free to stop by and have a look see here. The sketches are really great too if you have lost your Mojo.I have also used the wonderful chipboard from Scrapmatts

And speaking of Scrapmatts

......have you checked out the latest challenge for August.

To kick off this fantastic opportunity, we are challenging you to create a card/Layout or Off the Page project using PAINT.

To be eligible, your creation MUST also have Scrapmatts on it.

The prize will be a $25.00 Scrapmatts gift voucher.

Members need to upload their entry into the normal gallery and just call it 'August Challenge' and we will move it into an album.

Creations must be uploaded into the gallery by the end of the month.

Here is my layout example for the challenge:

and a close up:

So i did warn can go and do all your housework or jobs that need doing excuse cause i'm not holding you up any more.....LOL....have a nice day!!!!

Thanks too for all your beautiful loving comments...makes me smile :)


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