Friday, April 30, 2010

I Heart You - Part 2

This is another one of my double 12x12 pages, plus a single page I did with the Love Sparkles Kit. Normally when I create scrapbook pages I work from the photo out to the design. This time... as you can see... I designed first... then added some photos... then added a few final pretties!!! What do you think?

BTW...Don't you just love how the colours match with what my little one is wearing... thankfully I had a ton of photos to pick from ;}


Page 3...slightly different

SU Supplies: Love Sparkles Simply Scrapping Kit, I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, Versamark, Big Shot with Polka Dot Embossing Folder

I Heart You!

So I've been working on a few scrapbook pages over the last few weeks. I've been finding it a little hard to limit myself to only SU! supplies. The only reason for this is because I have been an avid scrapbooker for many years... and that means I have tons and I mean tons of stickers, punches or stamp sets to help complete my pages. Anyway... I managed to complete a few... here's a few I whipped up this week! Just in time for National Scrapbooking Month!

This time I decided to use the Simply Scrapping kit 'Love Sparkles' for a few cute pages ;}

Did you notice I used the Big Shot to cut out the letters/title and then I ran the letters through the Big Shot again with the polka dot embossing folder.

SU! Supplies: Love Sparkles Simply Scrapping Kit, Big Shot Simple Letters Alphabet, Polka Dot embossing folder, Chocolate Chip Writer
SU! Colours: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip


Monday, April 26, 2010

Class Coming Soon... Tropical Party with me!

So last week was busy.. I was preparing for a kids consignment sale so I was up to my eye balls in baby clothes/items. What! I hear your say... no more cuties like Eryn ;} No, No...We haven't decided on stopping on 1...but we're in limbo at the moment... and seems I have loads of generous friends & family I had way too much stuff. I know what people mean when they say babies can take over the house... and seems I'm a little OCD in regards to keeping the house clutter free I finally decided to sell some stuff that I wasn't so keen on. Anyway... the long & the short of it... I didn't craft much last week. I did order tons of photos over the weekend..seems I have a scrapbook fundraiser to attend this weekend (as mentioned in the blog below). I've done a few pages...and I'm hoping to finish 'tweaking' them tonight... and hopefully I can post the photos within the next few days :} so watch this space.

Talking of scrapbooking fun!.... May is National Scrapbooking Month. Personally I think this is another Hallmark Holiday but I'm not complaining... any excuse to scrapbook is ok with me ;} I'm planning on doing 4 pages for an upcoming class that I'm planning on hosting at the end of May.

Class: Tropical Party Scrapbooking Pages - Come make four 12x12 pages
Date: Thursday May 27th or Friday May 28th
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: $15
or class fee free with a min $35 order.

Here's a sneak peak of the new pretty papers that we will be using...

Email me now and book your spot... only 5 spots available per night!!!! more sneak peaks coming soon.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Scrapbook Page...

Last summer I volunteered to help out a fellow SU! demo lady Tash for a Breast Cancer fundraiser. I had only been a demo for 4 months and was super keen to meet other demos and pretty much 'play' with all of the pretty stuff SU ! has to offer. As most of you know scrapbooking & photography is my #1 passion.. So.. I eagerly signed myself up to do a mini class for anyone interested in doing a scrapbook page or two. Well... the thing I didn't realise is that I'm a great scrapbooker at heart... but I don't think with my head ;} I was reminded of this after my first class at this local fundraiser by a lovely demo called Linda. Ah Linda!!... if you could meet her you would fall in love with her straight away. I remember meeting her for the first time at this event... only because she stumbled in late (just like me) to the event, laughing and chatting away with her friend Cynthia. Anyway..long story short she ended up sitting at my table and we chatted and giggled about how much cr*p you can bring to a scrapbook event, how small the table spaces were, etc, etc. Once we were all unpacked we posted our projects on a board for people to sign up to attend your class. My class was pretty popular... I had 6 people attend which was fabulous! But I was extremely nervous seems it was my first class.... but the lovely Linda put me at ease and kept praising my work and she couldn't believe I had managed to do all the cropping/work under budget. Budget? what budget I ask? At this point Linda asked if I had ordered all the supplies from the bulk list..otherwise I would of had to purchase a few of the scrapbooking kits to create these wonderful pages! Hmm.. at that point I just whistled and murmured something under my breath...about making it look "pretty". 'Oh! Sue' said Linda... were going to have to teach you some tricks of the trade my girl. That my folks... was my first lesson. Always try and use the bulk list items.. it saves on budget everytime. I say that now because I have lots of leftovers from the scrapbooking kits I used to make the pages and I didn't make any money from the class :{. Ahwell!! you learn something new everyday eh? Besides..the best thing that came from that event was meeting Linda...she will forever be my SU! Mum... she has such a lovely spirit.... all mumsy & warm. Thanks Linda... I bet you didn't realise what an impact you had on little ole me eh?

So.. here's a photo of my final page made using the Simply Scrapping Kit 'Best Ever'... it's now retired but I figured it was worth a post. Plus alot of the colours used on the page will be coming back in July (Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red) Yeah!!!. The photos I used was from Eryn's 1st birthday party... wow! so much had changed in the past year.

Oh! and this is a photo Linda took of Cynthia & I while standing on a chair looking down at us so we wouldn't have double chins ;} how thoughtful. Bless her!

This scrapbook page was a great surprise.. I attended a class held by another demo and I created this beautiful page... and I was very lucky to have a photo that suited the theme & colours. Seems I'm all about matching photos with colours/themes/papers.

Oh! and just incase your interested.. Tash is doing the 60km walk again this year along with my friend Miranda. Once again Tash is doing the all day scrapbook event on May 1st... and I will going along. Infact I'm prepping for it now...if your interested on going contact me or Tash for a space/details. It's all for a good cause. Saving our TaTa's.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Organised Photo Art...with a sprinkle of Decor Elements

I just thought I would share this with you...
Recently a new customer of mine Julie attended a class, she has already decided she wanted to organise her family photos and finish it with a lovely Decor Element saying. The question was do I put it on the wall or the photo-matting? Julie ended up putting it on the wall..Isn't it lovely?

Wow! don't you just love it.... such a simple idea... Why don't you do this with your precious photos!! it can be family, vacations, passions...even obscure photos you've taken over the years. I just love how using your own photos can create beautiful wall art... and to finish it off... a little Decor Element saying. Hmm.. now I need to do something like this..


PS: Julie gave permission for me to post these photos on my blog.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Where have I been....?

I haven't gone on vacation or died... but I've been pretty rough this last week. I caught some tummy bug and I've spent the last week in bed or feeling sorry for myself ;} I'm still weak... seems anything I eat or drink doesn't stay in me long enough ;{ Hopefully I'll get my crafting mojo back next week.

For now... here's a few piccie's of my little one on a Easter Egg Hunt....different days at different Nanny & Nana's houses. I think they enjoy it more than we do ;} Nah! we all relive our childhood....right?