Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Peek of What's to Come...

I have been madly scrapping the last few days to meet my DT deadlines for this month! I have had to complete one project for Memories and More (which should become a Class Handout in the next few weeks), plus I have been creating a few layouts, cards and even an OTP project in readiness for my Guest Design Team position at Keep'n the Memories... which officially begins tomorrow! Altough I cannot yet show any of these projects in full, I can show you a couple of sneak peeks!!!

This is a peek at the layout I have created for Memories and More;

Remember, if you like the look of this, just head to the Memories and More online store and either purchase this handout individually or subscribe to the handouts for 6 months.

Secondly, I'd like to share with you a couple of close-ups of the projects I have created for Keep'n the Memories;

If you are interested to see these projects in full, check back tomorrow morning when I'll be posting the full images of all of the projects I have made thus far using my KTM DT kit. Alternatively, you could check out the gallery at Keep'n the Memories where I will also be posting these images tomorrow.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Time for an update!

Last Sunday was my dear little girl's second birthday! I cannot believe how fast this second year has flown by... but as they say, time flies when your having fun! Every moment I spend with her is a moment spent in heaven... well, every moment besides those when she's having a tantrum, or sneezing in my face, or pulling the cat's tail, or weeing on the floor, or...!!! To celebrate these special moments, we held a Wiggles-themed party at Playzone, which is an indoor play centre not far from where we live. She and her friends had a ball!

With a birthday party comes the fun of co-ordinating invitations, name badges, decorations, activities, etc! Needless to say, I had a ball doing all of this in prepartion for DD's big day! Here's a glimpse of what I came up with;

The best part of all, however, had to be creating her birthday card! I used a card designed my Melissa Phillips as my inspiration for this cute rainbow card. My daughter's reaction when she saw it was so precious and made my entire day! It amazes me the appreciation she has for my work, especially given that she is still so young. Here's the card;

The rainbow is paper-pieced and the clouds are hand-cut from felt. The cool chipboard sentiment is by ScrapFX.
This weekend is cybercrop weekend at Memories and More. As a design team member, I have had a number of responsibilities, most of which will be tomorrow. At 11 am EST I will be hosting a game, then at 2 pm I will be running a class, and then at 3 pm I will post the final challenge for the weekend. Although I cannot yet tell you exacty what the challenge is, I can show you my sample;

I really enjoyed making this card! So much so that I ended up making another the same! I challenged myself to use only scraps... and I did! The card base was made using left-over Colormates from the rainbow on DD's birthday card, the Scenic Route pp and the two Basic Grey Blush pps were from my scrap box, the American Crafts Thickers were left over from one of last year's Christmas layouts, and the Collections chipboard flourish has been hanging around in a half-used pack for some time. I really should use my scraps more often... I have sooooo many!!!

Lastly, I have just submitted my first entry for Challenge Two of the "It's Raining Sketches" competition currently running over at Chook Scraps. This fortnight's challenge was to create a sketch for a card, as well as a sample using that sketch. I created the sketch in Paint as it's the only way I could figure out how to do it besides hand-drawing it and photographing it! Although it's a bit dodgy, I'm sure you'll get the idea;

And here's my finished card, which I have made using pp by Scenic Route, chipboard from MM and American Crafts, green variagated embroidery floss, ribbon, and an American Crafts rub-on sentiment;

Well... will you look at that... I have just realised that I have not scrapped in the last week or so!!! Very unusual for me! That is all about to change... I am working on three layouts using the Hello Sunshine range by Cosmo Cricket for classes at Just Scrapbooking, I am in the middle of completing a single page layout for a Class Handout at Memories and More using the My Dearest line by Sassafras Lass, and I would love to scrap my little girl's party pics using the Cupcake range by Basic Grey... but that may have to wait until my opther projects are done.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Oh my god! I just recieved the most exciting news ever... I was one of the twelve winners from the Pink Paislee Blog Hop hosted on the Pink Paislee blog on the 9th - 11th July! I have no idea exactly what I have won, but am promised it's a huge selection of Pink Paislee's newest releases, Vintage Moon and Pop Fashion. This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get creating with their gorgeous new goodies!!! Yippee!!!

If you would like to check them out for yourself, go to
Be warned, your computer may short out because you'll be drooling all over it!!!

Thank you so much to Michelle Clement, who was the lovely lady who selected me as the winner from her blog! Michelle, you are my new best friend!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone... I know mine will be!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I am still alive!!!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post... I have been incredibly busy with work!!! In addition to my regular job at Just Scrapbooking, I have been working hard fulfilling my Design Team commirments with Memories and More, and have been filling in at the restaurant where I used to work before my daughter was born. There are a few people away on holidays at the moment, so I am just helping out.

As a result of being so busy, I have very little to show, but here it is...

This layout was made using a class kit from Aussie Scrap Source. It was designed by Nic Howard, who I'm sure you would agree is very talented! I plan to teach this page at Just Scrapbooking sometime next month.

The kit was so much fun to use and was FULL of a wide variety of product. There was even enough stuff left over to create a card. Again, this card was designed by Nic Howard.

Hopefully you would have seen my Kaiser Wall Clock featured as the Class Handout of the Week on the Memories and More online store at the beginning of this month. It was such a buzz to see my work online, even if it were just a teeny tiny peek!!! I have just completed two more projects, one being a Free-standing Butterfly Book which I have titled "Our Special Place". It documents the fun times I had with my daughter on our daily visits to the park when she was only a few months old. It was our way to combat the 'Witching Hour'!!! Here's a peek;

My other project is a set of six cards made especially to suit teenage boys. I don't know about you but I find creating for boys is incredibly difficult as a lot of the standard patterned papers and embellishments are relatively girly. These cards may just be the answer! Here's a peek;

If you like the look of these, just head to Memories and More where they will be available for purchase as Class Handouts very soon.

I've not had much of a chance to create just for the sake of creating lately. A couple of weeks ago, Mum and I got together to craft for a few hours. We each altered a 6x6 Bella clipboard. I used patterned paper and die-cuts from the Sweet Spring collection from Fancy Pants. I am really happy with how my clipboard turned out! I plan to use it to hand my daughter's artwork on the fridge because the magnets I'm currently using just do not cut it!!!

If you would like to see what Mum came up with, head to her blog, Snail Mail, at the link shown right. It's incredible how different they turned out!
Well, I think that's it for today. Hopefully my next post isn't so long in the making!!!