Wednesday, April 30, 2008

it's dreamworld fun!!

hey there everyone check out miss kaytlin's awesome page of her having some wild fun at dreamworld! did you really go on that rollercoaster???? not me! that's for sure......i love your layout honey have choosen great colours that match your photos perfectly and great matting too...well done sweetie!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

chantelle's comp page!!

ok so this has been done for over a week but her slack mum keeps forgetting to put it up!!! she has used a green bazzill base ( it is alot nicer colour than it looks here but i just can't get a decent shot of anything today, some hippie chick buttons and some kazzazz spirals to make this gorgeous double page layout of everyone enjoying some time with daddy playing football!!! they all had such a great time i just had to get the camera out...i mean who wouldn't!!!! i love the quote on the patterned paper she used " the most wasted of all days is one without laughter"...she picked the pp, we, as in myself and penny, helped her choose the actual quote to use.....good luck honey, i just love your layout!!!


well the last day of the school holidays is finally here!!!! yeah!!!!!!! actually i shouldn't say it like that cause my kidlets have been really good considering the awful weather we have had for most of the hols....anyway thank you my babies for a great time we scrapped!!! this is eb's page for the kids comp of her swimming at brielle's birthday party back in january......she used the new kaiser papers, i know i am a softy but the colours went great with the photos,......she finally wanted to decorate with something other than flowers...this time she went button crazy but i am very proud to say she stuck them own all by herself!!!! the only things i helped with was the order of the letters for her title and i cropped her photos for her but she did everything else herself....she is very much an independant scrapper!!! god help me!!!!!
for ethan's page he has used the new crate paper " high voltage" paper from the static range and matching chipboard buttons......he finished off with some SEI puff alpha stickers.......he is really loving scrapping and again i can proudly say he did it ALL himself!!! go ethie!!!!
chantelle got a bratz scrap pack from her school book club and was simply dying to try it here we have her "bratz girls" page!! she too use SEI puff sticker alphas and hippie chick buttons to title and embellish!! the photos are of herself and her big bratz baby yazzi! when she first got her she had to go every where with was soooo cute.....she was unsure about using these particular photos cause her belly was sticking out ( how cute!!!) but i assured her it would be fine cause they were cute!!!! well done are becoming such a great scrapper!!!! you all are!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

the gorgeous pages just keep coming!!!

here is some more gorgeous layouts for this month's comp!! the first is from trish....a simply stunning layout of a beautiful wedding photo! the embossed papers are just gorgeous and really add some beautiful but subtle detail! the reds are just gorgeous and you can't really see it in this photo but trish has also added blue ink over the top of the"wedding" chipboard which really sets it off!!! great layout honey! good luck with the comp!!!!

the next layout from sandy is gorgeous in blues and i think you would call it a gold colour!!! she was very cheeky and was able to title her layout using her patterned papers........ way to multi task!!! it is quite simply a gorgeous layout to showcase some great family photos....this family just doesn't take rotten photos.....gorgeous as always!!!! oh and i love the star flower!!!! well done honey and good luck with the comp.......

come on ladies just a few days to go so keep those layouts coming!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

comp entries!!

i was given these absolutely beautiful layouts today for the monthly comps!!!the first comes from the wonderful jody....very bravely scrapping the bathtime fun she had on her honeymoon....hahaha.....i just adore this layout...the colours go together beautifully, the stitching looks great and the beads on the "B" are a great touch!!! well done honey and good luck!!!

the next layout " at the beach" comes from gorgeous Billie-jo for my kids comp!!! some great photos here of some great beach looks so nice i just wanted to jump in when i saw it!!!!! good luck honey......i love all the co-ordinating blue tones you have used too!!!!!

this gorgeous layout comes from michelle! the photo is a little hazy but the layout is still gorgeous honey!!! i love he beautiful colours of your patterned papers and the effect you created with your buttons looks great!!!! another wonderful entry honey....good luck with the comp!!!!!

everyone else don't forget you have until next wednesday to email me your layouts!!! come on girls join in the fun...........

great kids !!!!

well todays kids class was fantastic!! i really enjoyed our day together and would like to once again thank you all for coming along and joining in the fun.....some wonderful books were created and some new friends made...all in all a great day!!!abbie became our bling girl (above) creating a gorgeous flower shaped book with lots of bling....i say you go girl cause it looked great!!!!

here we have kaytlin adding the finishing touches, her ribbon, to her gorgeous butterfly book! it turned out absolutely gorgeous honey you should be really happy with it!!!!

i would also like to sincerely thank the mums who were here today for their support and help!!! thanks for sharing your passion with your kids and allowing them to join in the fun.......keep an eye on the blog closer to the next hols caues i have something special planned for those cold winter hols that i think you'll love!!!!!!!!!

more photos from today below!


harry worked away quietly all day and created a great book!! well done honey should be really happy with it!!! another great scrapper in the making here ladies!!! watch out for harry for sure!!! jordan created a beautiful mother's day book for her mum that i know she will just love!!! well done jordan your book is just gorgeous!!!!
billie-jo hard at work with a little help from mum jody.... slippery suckers those books sometimes........bille-jo your book is just beautiful...i hope you had a great time.......
billie-jo's work in progress.....
chantelle busily trying to use the hairdryer to speed up the drying process on some kindy glitz!!! her book is still drying!!!! but we will get there...soon i hope!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

krissy's gorgeous entry!!!

this is just gorgeous krissy!!! not only has krissy covered the critera but she has doubled up on some as well...she has stitched and torn, stamped and inked. i just love your colour combo and the photo of you and DH is just gorgeous!! you can see loads more of krissy's beautiful creations at her blog which is featured on my blog under my fav sites!!! krissy is the flower queen!!!! she has this special knack of making them look so gorgeous, whatever the colour combo check out her blog for inspiration!!!!! krissy honey ....thanks for entering the comp and good luck!!!!

2 sleeps to go!!!!

well kids there is only 2 sleeps to go until we get together and create our beautiful books! don't forget to bring your photos and happy faces to my place by about 10.30am on ready for lots of fun!!! if there is something special you want to use on your books then bring it along otherwise just pack yourself some photos. you will have flowers, patterened papers to cut or punch shapes out of, chipboard shapes, felt and all sorts of great things to use on your books so i am sure we will have loads of fun!!!! can't wait to see you all............

the following people are booked in , if i have this wrong or am missing someone can you please let me know: brielle, jordan, harry,kaytlin,josh,billie-jo,tenille, kimberly, emily, chantelle, ethan, ebony and corey........

sunday workshops

yesterday's sunday workshop was lots of fun and everyone who came created some beautiful well done gorgeous people!!!! this sunday i am teaching the same pages and i am sure we will see some beautiful pages created again so if you haven't booked in yet give me a call or email me as i still have a few spots left and you really don't want to miss out on these great layouts!!!!

julie's april comp entry!!

firstly i owe Julie a HUGE apology for this photo as it isn't the best one to show off her actual photos was impossible yesterday to get a good one....but it does show off the layout itself beautifully!!! this is a really groovy layout of what looks like a really fun when i set stitching as a criteria i didn't quite expect such dedication as julie has shown!!! she has cross stitched all the way around the edge which actually took her a total of 3 HOURS!!!!!!!! lots of stitiching and measuring went on here...... well done honey, it was worth it cause it looks great!!!!!

ok girls, there is only a little over a week left in this comp so keep those entries coming in!!!! apart from the fun you will have creating your layouts there is also the great prizes you could win so go for it!!!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

sunday workshop pages!

these are the pages created for this months sunday workshop days......the 20th and 27th of april........hope you like them.........the first was inspired by a sketch from becky fleck at pagemaps for this layout i used a 5x7 but you can also use 6x4" it is up to you!!!!i just loved the colours and texture of these new sweet branch papers from crate paper.....just love them!!!!!!!!!!!

for this layout again you can use a 5x7 or 2 6x4 photos....we use stamping and rub-ons to embellish the pages as well as heidi swapp florals.....some of the rub-ons are sayings etc you will be able to individualise your layout.......
next we do our boy inspired layout using the fantastic new "static" papers from crate paper! i just love these papers!!! they are a great mix of blues, greens and browns.....we cut out embellishments from papers and use the matching alpha!!! as you can see i have used 6 6x4 photos...4 in landscape cut a little and 2 really was a fun page to do but maybe for me it was just the GORGEOUS subject matter!!!!! hahahaha.
for our last layout we again use sweet branch papers and we use the new core co-ordinates cardstock...we will be sanding, stamping and stitching on this layout...... lots of fun i promise!!!! i have used 3 portrait 6x4 photos and 1 5x7 landscape photo but we can adjust accordingly on the day for you with this layout!!!


as there are two winners this weekend chantelle chose one and i chose the other.......drum roll please...........KATE M wins the embellishment pack as chosen by chantelle....and the paper pack goes to KATIE H!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!! it must have been a real kate weekend...hahahahha.....seriously though congrats girls i hope you enjoy your prizes!!!!

ok so now it's time to think about those monthly comp entries girls!!! keep them coming!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

april kids comp

our first entry is in...yeah Josh!!! or should i say jack sparrow...oooh i love jack sparrow but that's a whole other story......back to josh!! this is only the second page josh has ever done taking on the scrapping bug with a passion apparently which is FANTASTIC!!!!....hahahha we got another one!!!!! i love it josh...your patterned papers are awesome!!!! you look like you had lots of fun that day and i hope you had more fun creating this great page!....... good luck with the comp honey!!!!

sandy's turn!!!

here is yet another gorgeous layout from sandy of her inspiration in life, her beautiful hubby and daughter! you never fail to capture your emotions perfectly honey....i love your patterned papers and great tearing!!! well done and good luck with the comp.....

april comp time!!!

WOOHOO the first entry for the monthly comp is in!!! the gorgeous peta has created this wonderful layout...lovin the happy faces and of course have to mention the has been a weekend for stitching.....the craze is definately catching on........seriously though i love it honey well done!!!! i hope the next few weeks go by for you nice and peacefully not to mention quickly!!!! peta is due to welcome a beautiful bubby into this world any old time now.....sending you all the good vibes we can muster honey!!!!!!!!!

here comes jaimy!!

jaimy, last weekends winner, has entered another gorgeous layout for this weekends comp! a great use of the colour combo honey....just gorgeous!!! i really love the grungebaord flourish and of course a girl has to love bling!!!! i also noticed more stitching...maybe this stitching thing is catching on......


ok i have to admit i am still in shock about this layout!!! i love it! simple and meaningful but why i am in shock is because it was created by Kate M who absolutely hates stitching!!! and check out that beautifully stitched boarder!!!! well done kate......jumping out of that comfort zone definately gets you bonus points honey!!! we all need to do it from time to time......great effort!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

kids class update!!

hey there, just reminding you about the kids class on wednesday the 23rd of april.....the following people have booked in already: brielle-crown, billie-jo-crown, chantelle- butterfly, kaytlin- butterfly, tenille, kimberly and emily- butterflies, ebony- handbag, ethan- train. if you are still yet to book in please to so ASAP!!!! i will be going away for a few days on wednesday so i would like to have numbers confirmed by then....... the books still available are: train, handbag, arrow, victorian edge and scalloped edge!!!! i am also hopeing to have cars by the class day!!!!
we are all really looking forward to it...we should have a great day!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

go Katie!!!!

well the 1st entry is in already!! way to go katie H !!!! this is sooooooo cute honey.....i just love it!! great use of the colour scheme and i just love your little swing! cool idea....... thanks for entering and good luck!!!!!

ok challenge time!!!

this weekends challenge includes 2 colours and a technique!! easy peasy......use BLUE and GREEN.......and include paper tearing somewhere on your layout!!!! so get to it girls there is a $25 embellishment pack and a $20 paper pack up for grabs so email your pages to me before 9am on monday morning!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

scrapping bon jovi!

i have used the new "static" papers from crate paper to create this layout of BON JOVI!!! it isn't the greatest photo of the layout but it is soooo overcast here today i just can't get a good one! you can still see the papers ok though...they are gorgeous papers in both design and quality... besides with this subject matter you just can't go wrong !!!! they are so gorgeous...well to me anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will enjoy working with these papers in our future classes i am sure....

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

scrapping with sandy!!

i had a great day scrapping with sandy today! thanks soooo much for the compamy and inspiration here is what i did!!!!

these four layouts are from an aussie scrap source class kit which i will be teaching on monday!! i am really happy with how they turned out....those attending the class have a choice of boy or girl...the layouts are the same just different coloured papers......

the last page "A girl so sweet" is a february almanac page for scrap boutique! we had to use a large photo as a salute to photographer ansel adams! i love this shot so wanted to keep it have to really with such a large shot!!!!! it isn't exactly how i had intended it to turn out but i think i like it anyway!!!!! just not sure about the flowers???

monday's class

hey there.....just thought i would let you know that i am doing four single pages from aussie scrap source at mondays class...there are boy and girl packs to choose from which come with a complete alpha, they are really great value these quick and easy packs, so if you are interested in attending please let me know ASAP so i can put your kit aside for you......i will post the sample pages later today!!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

change to classes!

hey there gorgeous people! just letting everyone know that i have changed tommorrows class to 10.30am monday the 14th instead!!!! i still have spots available so just send me an email if you would like to attend!!!!


i just couldn't go past .................JAIMY !!!!

congratulations honey...i will email you soon about your prize!!!!

i will put up another mini comp critera this friday with entries due monday night!!! so don't forget to check it out!!!!

more mini comp!

the gorgeous kate has created this beautiful layout of her daughter brielle and her soon to be sister-in-law emma.......i just love it ...those gorgeous embellishments set it off wonderfully!!! well done honey!!!!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

absolutely gorgeous!!

here is jody's gorgeous entry for the mini comp!!! just all the little details you have added and i adore the groovy could you go wrong with such gorgeous family photos of such a wonderful family!!!!! well done honey!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

just stunning!!

here is the absolutely wonderful entry from Jaimy for the mini comp...a layout of her beautiful niece aleira!!! just stunning honey..i love the way you have added a little bit of dimension to the layout and just the right amount of bling!!! it just shows off your photo beautifully!!! well done......

mini comp

come on girls...i know a couple of entries are on the way so get to it!!! it is a nice easy challenge and some great prizes are up for grabs!!!! you will have the choice of an embellishment pack or a patterned paper pack both valued at $25!!!! so go for it!!!!!

1 down, 1 to go!!

ethie man is going through a tough time at the moment....we have discovered a heap of ulcers in his mouth which probably explains why he isn't eating much...they look soooo sore.....add to that two loose teeth.........well this morning he finally lost one of the teeth... yeah!!!!!! he is sooo happy about it that we just had to take a photo and share it!!! he looks so cute, not that i am bais of course! hahahaha, but when he loses the one next to it as well it will be soooo cute....i crack up now....... god help me when they are both gone!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

weekend mini comp!!!

ok who's up for a challenge....scrap a page using the following colours in some way , wether it is papers, cardstock or embellishments it's all up to you, email it to me by 10pm sunday night and you could win ...well i might just surprise you with that later keep an eye on the blog over the weekend for updates and other the colours you need to use are: pink, black, white and use a mix of alphas for your title!!!! easy peasy go for it!!!!!!!!

kids class update!!

just thought i would up give you all a little update on things for the kids order of books is in and i have available the following books: butterfly(2), handbag(3), victorian edge(2), crown(1), train(3), arrows(2), scollaped edge (3) there is plenty to choose from...i also have 2 cars and 3 flowers on order........simply choose a book and a colour and email or call me with the details!
i am sure we will have loads of don't delay book in NOW so you don't miss out on the one you really want........

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ok decision time!!!

the winners for the monthly challenge have been so hard to choose which is why i brought my mum Dawn into the judging position again this month!!! everyone of the entries deserves to be a winner but she had to make some very tough choices!!! and the winners are........................................................

1ST PLACE..................................... PENNY!!!!!! congratulations have $25 to spend with me!!!! see all your hard work paid off!!! hahahaha

2ND PLACE..................... SANDY AND TRISH!!! i have scrap packs for you both!

3RD PLACE ..................ALANA!!!!! i have a small R.A.K on the way for you........

i hope you all enjoyed this months comp and that you will all give this months ago too!!! the details are at the side of the blog.........

kids comp time!!!!

chantelle was my special guest judge for the kids comp this month and she took it all very seriously....she went through all the pictures very carefully without me telling her who had done what and then went back over them and back over them and again and again...i think you get the picture....then i let her know who had created the different beautiful pages!!! she was very torn between two!! so we have a TIE!!!! the winners of my first kids comp are.............................
BRIELLE AND BILLIE-JO!!!!!! congratulations girls......... everyone who entered my comp this month will be getting a little surprise in the keep an eye on the mail box at the end of the week!!! all the entries were FANTASTIC!!!! ...i hope you all had fun making your beautiful pages and that you will enter this months comp too!!!! this months comp details are listed at the side of the blog!!!!