Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Rachel Greig at ACTSA

The ACT stamping Artist stamp camp was so much fun!!

Our guest teacher for the weekend was Rachel Greig. Oh she is just so gorgeous!! We had fun with dimensional pearls, alcohol inks, bottle caps and accents. I didn't go with anyone else so it was nice to meet some new people. It was a great weekend and if you ever get the chance to do a workshop with Rachel, please do it, you won't regret it!!! I've asked her if she did any photography workshops and she said that quite a few other people had asked her about that so who knows!!!

Here's Rachel and me...

Just a little sneak peek of some of the things we made. Not everything is on here as my bottle caps were stacked nicely by my sweet Lucy when they were still wet so they didn't turn out too well and the girls claimed a few of the cards we made.... LOL

The scrap olympics at ScrapBoutique have come to an end. It was so much fun. Tomorrow night we have the closing ceremony and the start of the celebration CC!!! Come along and join us in a week of fun. Yes it's on for a week with lots of challenges, am so looking forward to that!!

Here are some more of the LO's I did for the olympics :)

This one was for the stash stompers challenge at ScrapBoutique. I so much love this pic of Lucy. She was sitting across the table from me eating her brekky when the light was so lovely on her little face and her eyes looked amazing so I took my camera and took this piccie. If you have a look at the LO down at the bottom and look at Lucy there you can see the face she pulled after this angelic look LOL.

Tomorrow the new sketch will be up at The Stylish Sketch Blog, this is my take on the sketch. And... have you entered your LO for the monthly sketch??? Go on... just a little more time to do it, there a gorgeous prize up for grabs!!

Did you check out Lucy's funny face on this one?? LOL Speaking of photography. I really want tolearn some (a whole lot) more about my camera and want to learn about all the buttons, aperture etc on my lovely camera. I really should take the time to learn about it, I don't have this kinda camera for nothing I think. So I got a book from the library (dslr for dummies... hehe) and Rachel gave me a name of an Author as well. If you have any good ideas or titles please let me know!!

Happy scrapping!!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The (scrap) olympics

We're still going strong at the scrap olympics at Scrap boutique. I am loving the challenges. It's already the last week!! Here's what we've done the last weeks.
A card using one of Liz her sketches

A LO where one photo had to stand out with quite a bit of journalling. It's about my Oma and how she never got to see her granddaughter and how I created a picture in photoshop with the 4 of us in it (Oma, Mum, Ruby and me).

This LO was using another one of Liz her sketches.
The LO for last week, we had to use lots of layering and dimension. I am so happy with this one :)
The monthly challenge creating a birthday LO. Well plenty of birthday photo's still to be scrapped so I made this one about Ruby her 4th birthday.

This LO was created for the Blumars Weekend workshop in July. The title had to be havin' fun. here's Lucy having fun at the "botanical gardens" when my mum and my brother were here.

This one is for my Forever always forever family album that we are making at Forever always. The challenge was to use a family photo and include journalling, 5 things you like about each person. Love this one :)
This last one was for the July CC at forever Always.

Life is back to normal. Chris is back at school. His toe is great. He took the half cast off as it was causing him more discomfort than his toe. He's running again etc. so it's all good. Thanks you so much for the well wishes for him!
I'll be going to the ACTSA stamp camp on the weekend where Rachel Greig will be giving workshops. I'm so excited about it. I have to make 42 ATC,s and have just started so I guess I will be quite busy with that!
It's such a lovely day today, I might take the girls for a walk to the ponds and look at the baby swans, so cute!!
Happy scrapping!!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

woohoo woohoo woohoo

Guess what...
Maria from Blumars has asked me to be on the design team!!!!!!!!!!

It was such a lovely surprise! It's a lovely site with lovely girls so am really looking forward to working with the other girls on the team.

This weekend we have a weekend workshop (like a CC) at Blumars with 3 challenges.
Go and have a look and send your photo's of your work to Maria!!

I have some other exciting news but am not sure if I am allowed to tell you all already so I will have to ask first :)

My poor Chris broke his big toe. He was playing with Ruby and Lucy and accidentally kicked the couch. I spend the day in the ER with him today. It was only a small break so the doctor gave him a half cast just to support his toe. I think he actually likes having the cast as now i am serving him his drinks etc. and he gets lots of attention, bless him. He's such a lovely kid though and doesn't complain at all, I'm so lucky to have him!

We went to playgroup yesterday. For the first time since ages. The girls had so much fun seeing all their friends again. Ruby wanted to invite one of the girls over for afternoon tea as soon as we left, too cute!
I haven't been taking so many photo's lately. Just some of the girls in the bath the other day. They love to lie down in the bath so that the only thing still above the water are their eyes and noses, so funny. I made a LO with some of the pics for the CIS sketch blog.

Did you have a go at the monthly sketch yet??? Go on... You know you want to... LOL.
Here's the LO for this week.

Some other LO's from this week.
This one was for the recipe scrap at Forever Always. It's on every Thursday night. This week my friend Michelle and I did our LO's together, was good fun!! Both our LO's look so different even though we follwed the same recipe :)

Sketch challenge

family album

This is for the scrap olympics at Scrapboutique, do you like my medal??

LO week 1

I'd better get back to my scrap table as I have quite a few more things to scrap.

Happy scrapping :)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


What a rainy cold day today here in Canberra. A perfect day for craft (finger painting, cutting, tearing and pasting.. almost scrapbooking :) ) and biccies making. The girls and I made some yummie date and oats biscuits. Gorgeous.

I've done so much scrapping lately, just lovely!!
Been taking part in challenges and DT competitions.
I have just entered all my 4 entries to the Blumars DT challenge. We'll hear by the end of the week, hopefully, who is the lucky girl. Or I should say lucky girls as the lovely Maria is looking for 3 girls to add to the Design team. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!
Here are all my entries.

I am also taking part in a challenge at 123 scrapbooks and these are my entries so far. I so much love the LO, it came together really quick (well for me anyway) and it all fell into place.

On Thursday my sketch will be the monthly sketch for Crafting in Style Stylish Sketch blog. Ally always has a lovely prize to give away but you can also win a month long GDT at our sketch blog. How cool is that. I hope you all are going to check it out and take part. But wait till Thursday for the new sketch. (a little hint.. you'll need wallet size piccies).

This was my take on last weeks gorgeous sketch. I am so happy with how this one turned out. I really need to do some more LO's of the kids when they were wee bubs so I made a start.

I can't somehow not turn the pic today.. but you get what I mean :)
On Saturday I went to ACTSA and was so so lucky that someone pulled out of stamp camp in July so now I can participate and do 3 classes with Rachel Greig. Can't wait :)

Last weekend both Allan and I had work dinners at different turkish restaurants, I had such a lovely time on mine. It was nice to hang out with my colleagues out of work and just chat and have a lovely dinner.

When Allan had his dinner the kids and I had nice pancakes for dinner with ice cream for desert, I love doing simple fun stuff with the kids.

The next day we didn't have to cook either as we had dinner at our friends. Lovely home made sausage, yum!! I love have dinners with more people, so much fun!!

We are all slowly getting over our bugs.... not totally over it but we're getting there... slowly! Thanks for all your well wishes and thank you to the lovely people always leaving such nice comments, I really appreciate it!!

Happy scrapping!!