Showing posts with label announcement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label announcement. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Scrappy News | Scraptastic Club...

Hi There and Happy Easter to everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you the happy 'scrappy' news I've been sitting on for a little while now!  A few weeks ago I was approached by Jessica, the owner of Scraptastic Club, a scrapbooking company that specialises in putting together amazing kits, to join their team!

I am very honoured to be a part of this amazing DT and I cant wait to share with you what you can get from one kit alone! Wowsers!!  I was astounded when I opened my first kit a few days ago!!!

I requested the April 'Let Me Go' kit.  This colourful kit is full of travel bits and pieces.  Even if you aren't traveling or don't need travel inspired items, there are plenty of papers and embellishments here for you.
My very first Scraptastic Club blog post is live now. The timing with our journey North and the arrival of this kit couldn't have worked out any better!  LOL! 
"15 Hours"

products used: Scraptastic Club April 2014 "Let Me Go" kit; "Let Me Go" add on; "Let Me Go" clear stamps; tools - gold embossing powder, foam tape, typewriter.

"Let Me Go"

"Let Me Go - Add on"
"Let Me Go - stamps"

If you would like to see some more detail and how I put my layout together, please visit Scraptastic Club and leave me a little love! LOL! I'm a little daunted by the talented DT there and I hope I can hold my own!  *grin*  Thanks for visiting...x

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Wonderful News...

Hello Friends!!  Today I have wonderful news to share!!!
I am so very thrilled and honoured to be returning to this amazing and talented group of scrappers!  Congratulations to all who made the list...x

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week One...

Hello Friends.  *grin* or maybe that should be a *bashful grin* because I know how terrible I've been at blogging over the school holidays. But hopefully now that my three older children are back at school (for the second week), I can finally find my routine again.  May I repeat...Hopefully.

I have some wonderful news to share today.  Recently I was asked if I'd like to join the team over at Sassy Scrappers.  My role would be to play with Project Life products, create gorgeous pocket pages and record my family's journey along the way.  How could I refuse! LOL.  And now, I no longer have an excuse not to finish that spread from week... whatever... *grin*  I'm excited and very honoured that Olga has faith in me to pull this off.  I can't wait to share my PL spreads with you (and so far five weeks into the year, I. Am. Up. To. Date!!!)
Up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today I am sharing my first post and Week One spread.  I'd be ever so pleased if you could take the time to visit and check it out.
There are more details and close ups shared, along with my thought process and weekly tips. I really can't wait to share this journey with you.  My excitement is close to bubbling over!  (Or is that because I'm back at the keyboard blogging again?) Either way, I'm glad you've popped in to say hi today.  Thanks so much for visiting...x 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Beck Fleck & Greatest View...

Hi There.  Today I wanted to share with you all the wonderful opportunity the design team from Greatest View and a few of our Aussie friends, have had recently.  Beck Fleck's October PageMaps, was created just for us to play along with.  I was excited to be given this sketch...

This is what I created...

"The Good Stuff"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft, Core'dinations; pp - American Crafts (Dear Lizzy); Greatest View - seam binding, badges/flair, chevron ribbon, mini doily; other - Crate Paper cardstock stickers, SC journaling card, felt, twine, Tim Holtz paper clip, Bella Blvd designer tape, Jillibean Soup flashcard, mist; tools - FTD scallop flower, machine stitching, scallop scissors, typewriter.

These Greatest View badges/flair are now available in the shop.  If you want to own some of these yourself, you had better be quick! They will sell out fast! :)

I would so love it if you had the time to check out what the amazing girls created over at PageMaps.  It would be a pleasure to see you over there.  Thanks for visiting..x


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bella Blvd | Introduction...

Hello Friends.  OMGosh!!!!  I have been so busy that I almost forgot to share my layouts from my introduction over at Bella Blvd today.  Almost.  *grin*  Today I have two new pages to share with you...

 "Day by Day"

"The Ever Shrinking Christmas Tree"

journaling says: "Dear Christmas Tree.. You never used to look this small. Always standing so proud, displaying and protecting our treasures over the Christmas season. And let’s be honest. You have seen a quite few years now. So what? You have a wonky leg and you are missing a few branches here and there. We still adored you with your twinkling lights and glittery tinsel. But it is your shrinking that worries me the most. It can’t possibly be the fact that my Mr. bought you during his bachelor days. Or that you were the first tree we shared as a couple and then as a family. My children used to sit beneath you and stare up into the glory of your outstretched arms. Now they stand beside you and barely have to reach up to place a star crown upon your head. How did this happen? Over 20 years of love and affection. Dear poor, little, shrinking Christmas Tree.. Thank –you for being a part of our family."
Thanks so much for visiting..x

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Scrapbook Store | File Folder mini album...

Hi Everyone!  Today I want to share a little project created for The Scrapbook Store.  My dear friend Kim Jeffress totally inspired me with her work for Heidi Swapp and I really wanted to try and make a file folder for myself.  In my DT kit for The Scrapbook Store this month, I found myself playing with the gorgeous Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection.  So far I have created three layouts and in among the leftovers I found the pack of four Teresa Collins Memorabilia file folders

Surprisingly, once I got started, it didn't take very long to put together,  I think the hardest part will be deciding which photos I should add to it.  *grin*
(page 1 & 2)
As you open the largest file folder, you will see that I have adhered the small horizontal file onto the left side (page 1).  Behind that file I have created a pocket which has allowed me to slip a homemade patterned paper tag into.  The front of the horizontal file folder has been embellished with seam binding, more patterned paper from Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection and a Greatest View badge/flair.
 (page 1)

The second page has been layered with the medium file folder from the pack and the mini accordion album.

 (page 2)

The front of these two files have been embellished with sequins and cardstock stickers, also found in the Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection.  Inside the accordion mini, I plan to have the kids journal about their everyday.  Once they have completed their journaling I will slip it into each space.  The other side will be for photos (1"x 2").
Inside this medium file folder (page 3), I have created an extra folder from two pieces of patterned paper (page 4).  The inside of the medium folder has been embellished with a glitter border strip.  The quote and Eifel Tower images are from this patterned paper
(page 3) 

(page 4)

Inside the "extra" patterned paper file folder, I have added more of the glitter border strip to create an illusion, cohesive to the first border strip.  I also love that the chalk board paper will allow for either more photo/s or journaling, depending on what I end up using the album for! LOL!
The back of the album has been decorated with more of the cardstock stickers (sorry.. forgot to take a photo!) and I will add our family name to the centre of the back cover.
I really don't know why, I have put this method of creating a mini, off before now!  Truly, it was so easy to make.  Again I have to credit Kim Jeffress for the inspiration and encouragement to create it.
If you would like to build your own Teresa Collins Memorabilia album, just visit The Scrapbook Store for all of your supplies.  Thanks so much for visiting..x
ps - Thanks to everyone who left kind messages of support in regards to the new Bella Blvd DT.  I can't wait to get stated on another exciting year of creating with them...x

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bella Blvd... Announcement!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!  I just wanted to share my super exciting news!!  I have graciously been given a second chance to design for Bella Blvd in 2014!  I am incredibly humbled by this opportunity and look forward to the challenges coming my way..


products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd; alpha - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: Designer Tape, cardstock stickers; doily, pearls, twine, mist; tools machine stitching.

Thank you to both Stephanie and Laura for choosing me out of many, many hopefuls.  I can't wait to get started!  Team introductions start next week on the Bella Blvd blog.  Hope to see you there...x


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Life.Paper.Scrapbook | September Colour Challenge...

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing my layout for the new Life.Paper.Scrapbook colour challenge.  This one has nice zesty colours that can easily be brightened up for Spring or watered down to use on a beautiful Autumn page.  Either way it sure is an inspirational colour palette!


Here's what I created...

"Wicked Fun"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Glitz Design 6" paper pad; alpha - American Crafts; Jenni Bowlin; Kaisercraft; other - Becky Higgins PL card; Pebbles peg; Glitz Design stickers; Greatest View badges/flair; twine, Bella Blvd designer tape; mist; gelatos; tools - typewriter.
My boy has such a quick wit.  At ten he is constantly cracking me up into fits of laughter at some of the outlandish things he comes up with!  His sense of humour is definitely groan worthy and I can only blame his father.  And come to think of it.. his Grandfather, Uncles on both sides of the family and in the last two years, his school teachers!! Liam has had the good fortune to really bond with his teachers.  For both Grade Four and Grade Five, he has had a male teacher.  Mr Z.  and Mr W.
Earlier this year I went into school to have a chat with Mr W.  I was concerned that with Liam's particular sense of humour it could be very border line funny, or cheeky.  This I guess depends on the teacher.  Just to clarify, Liam isn't a disrespectful child.  His mind races at 100 miles a minute to get his words out and sometimes (well, actually most of the time) he has a double meaning to what he says.  It's a talent I'm sure! 
Anyway, I was concerned as to how his new teacher this year would interpret Liam's words.  If anything, I didn't want him to be rude to the teacher.  I just wanted to make Liam aware of the things he was saying and how some people might not see the funny side of what he was trying to say!  After a full school year previously with a teacher who had the SAME sense of humour, I was worried that he would go over board.  Honestly... I shouldn't have worried.  Mr.W's response to me after voicing my concerns... "Liam is a good kid.  Don't worry about him.. But secretly, off the record... He's my protégé!"   *groan*   So here I sit, putting up with another year of bad jokes and witty one-liners.

Now for some really exciting news!!
Life.Paper.Scrapbook is partnering with Big Picture Classes as our sponsor for our Colour Challenges.  Every month we will tell you about one of the amazing classes they have over there and one participant will get the chance to win a spot in the class!!

This month you could win a place in Craft Happy:  12 weeks of cheerful projects to celebrate the holidays (and life in general)

Spend your holiday months with Amy creating a little something for Halloween and Thanksgiving, plus a whole lot of somethings for Christmas: gifts, wreaths, glitter houses, ornaments, games, and a hip, handmade advent calendar.

Introducing Craft Happy, a 12-week crafting adventure that will have you creating beautiful things just for the fun of it, learning new skills, connecting with cheerful crafters worldwide, and generally smiling from ear to ear.
AND...BPC has added a $10 off offer to the Craft Happy class.  Use the Code GRIN.
If you would like the chance to win, make sure you visit the Life.Paper.Scrapbook blog and link up your project with us.  You could also be chosen as one of our Top 3 featured projects!  And if you haven't had a chance to play along with our September Sketch Challenge, there are still a few days left, to link up your layout!

Hurry on over and thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hampton Arts | Design Team Announcement!!

Hello Friends!!  Today I am very excited to share some happy scrappy news!!!

Here is the amazing line up of talented scrappers who I will be creating along side of...

Please come and check out the blog.  We have some fun things planned for the up coming weeks and it all starts on Monday!!  Make sure you hit the "followers" button too so you don't miss out on all the creative goodness.  Thanks so much for visiting..x

Saturday, March 16, 2013

All American | Bella BLVD release...

Hello Friends!! Today I get to share in the excitement of Bella BLVD's brand new mid-season release!  It has been TOP SECRET until now!

This is Bella's first ever Patriotic collection.  But Friends, don't worry if you don't live in the USA and think that this collection will not suit you or your scrapbooking.  It is incredibly versatile and can be used for many different layouts.  Here's a little look at a glance...

And this patterned paper right here....  Has to be my favourite!!!

 (American Pride - front)
(b side)

I adore the turquoise/gray/navy/red combination!! LOL!  But if you are not a first time visitor here to my blog, you would have had a good shot at guessing that!!! *grin*

This entire collection will be shipping on April 1st.  Check out the full catalogue here

Soooo... Want to see another sneak peek of one of my upcoming layouts...

(hee hee.. I did say it was a sneak!)

Okay.  If you have made it this far through the post, here is some exciting news for you!  You now have a chance to win this collection + the coordinates before you can buy it!  Check out Stephanie's post over at the Bella blog.  AND if she gets 800 comments with genuine links to help spread the word, Stephanie will not give just one collection away BUT five!!! How exciting!  So get out there, check the blog post for the details and spread the word about "All American" on FB, twitter, Instagram or your blogs!  It is as easy as that.  You have the entire weekend to meet this challenge!  Ready. Set. Go!!!