Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New cards using die cuts

I made these cards using a die cut pack as the base. It was really different for me to work this way, but I really enjoyed the challenge of it. The pack is for sale at Tomorrow's Memories. But you'll have to be quick if you are after one as there is only a couple left. The pack has some left overs which would make a few more cards also!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Scrap It 2008


Well it has been more than just an awesome day, the lead up to Scrap it was wonderful as well. I originally registered to go because it was such a good cause, and although I never get much scrapping done at these things, thought I would go anyway and enjoy everyone's company. Gee I didn't think that you could have SO much fun raising money for a wonderful cause!

I spent last week really busy getting stuff done for Tomorrow's Memories (hence the lack of posting last week). I ran my first class yesterday which was a make-and-take using Creative Cafe. This stuff is so much fun. We did a little happy hour make and take layout which went for around 30mins and everyone left with a layout done.

I then spent the afternoon doing Tracey's Cristmas Village class. This was so much fun, and I was really looking forward to doing it.

I did some more scrapping saturday night (surprise surprise) and then packed my bags for Sunday.

I arrived at just after 7am (after my lovely husband dropped me off) and went in to have breakfast with Sonya, Leah, their hubbies and Nadine. So with food in our bellies, the girls went back to thier room to finish getting ready and get their bags. I went in to give the TM girls a hand with setting up the shop and then went an weighed in my bags...... there was a prize for the heaviest as well as the lightest. Mine weighed in at 42kgs, I thought I was a sure thing until the lady after me weighed in her TWO totes and bags and came in at 66KGS!!! Glad I wasn't having to carry all that.

We then all headed in. On our seats were these really cool goodie bags full of papers, embellishments, magazines, discount vouchers etc etc. A nice start to the day

Our group had dressed for the occassion and proceeded to put our capes, masks and aprons on. Before long we had one our first prize: BEST DRESSED GROUP
I will post a photo of all of us as soon as I get hold on one, but here is our prize...

There was so much stuff in there, each of those is a pack of co-ordinated papers and embellishments. CAN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT!

There were many auctions, raffles and spot prizes, and the next excitement for me came when I won the raffle to do the TM make-and-take run by Tracey, with Sonya has her helper. This was so way cool. I ran late to it because I was frantically trying to get my page map layout done to enter in the competition, and didn't get much of it done there, but came home to finish it. Here is a photo of the 3 cards we made to go in the little bag that Tracey had decorated for us already, as well as the goodies we received as a little presi and raffle prizes we won while she was running it. It was the BEST make-and-take. I just love this bag of cards that can be given as a present to someone, or kept by me to give.

Well day was going FANTASTIC at this stage, won two prizes, having a great time, and because I was put under pressure with the 10 minutes to go to get page map layouts in for the competition, I even had a layout done. I don't usually get all that much done at scrap events as I like to spread my stuff out when I am scrapping.

Well just when I thought my day couldn't get much better, Kristy Evans from Scrapbooking memories asked if they could publish my family canvas they saw in the shop when they visited TM the day prior. I have not yet had this honour, and I am just SO thrilled!!

So at this stage day has been WAY more generous than I could have imagined, and there was still more to come.

Everyone got an opportunity to vote for the layouts and cards that entered the page map competitions, and voting was now closed. My next excitement was when they called my name out as I had won Runner-up for the layout competition. I couldn't believe it was was SO thrilled and still am. There were so many lovely layouts so I feel honoured to have won this prize....

Thanks to all the lovely ladies that voted for my layout. I am still stoked even as I write this many hours later! I must explain what a page map is. It is a sketch detailing how you set out the layout and you interpret it in your way. I used this lovely twidley bits free standing frame which I altered to work with my page. Here is the layout I did.OK well now I am feeling like I am in a bubble and that everything is just surreal, can't believe how many prizes I have won at this stage. Then the last raffle of the day occurred and well I thought I just put some more money is (it is just such a good cause) and it was for a camera which I didn't really need because I only bought a new one about a month and a half ago. It was then drawn and which number did that call............... 160! MY REGISTRATION NUMBER. I could belive it once again. I had now won a camera and camera case as well.

Well that just topped it off. Had such a wonderful time (not just because of the prises) as the company was FANTASTIC. There was over $35,000 raised for Alzheimer's Disease Resarch, which was just fantastic. Everyone busily scrapped the whole day. Thanks Sonya, Leah, Mel, Lyn and Nadine for making me feel SO welcome even though I have not known all of you for that long. I had a great time.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gotta love new papers!

I got these new papers a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE them. I made this card for my friend who this year did the unbelievable thing of doing the Rottnest Channel Swim. It is a 20km swim off the shore of WA out to Rottnest Island. It is such a feat!! Well done Carroll.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Children

Pic is back!!

I created this little children the other night and I thought I would share them. They are 2 inches high are are a chain of children. I think they are SO cute!! Yes, still loving miniture!

Sorry for not posting much this past week, shall have more to share soon hopefully!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Bro!!

Today it is my brother Jason's Birthday. I have sent this card to him. Hope he receives it in the mail today. Male cards are always a challenge, one that I am no doubt up for.

Have a great birthday J!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A new baby girl!

My girlfriend in Melbourne has had a beautiful baby girl!! It was really exciting news. Here is the card I have made for her. Hope she likes it! Just gotta send it with the presi...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New cards

I picked up some paper today from Tomorrow's memories (that I had put aside to buy), amongst other things. There were SO MANY new papers in store, so I had to hold back (SOMEHOW!!) and not even look.... well at least until tomorrow!

Anyway, I new some of the paper I bought would make some really pretty cards, so I couldn't wait to get home and have a play... Here are 6 cards I came up with. I really enjoyed doing this tonight, just sitting in front of the TV.
My aim was to get some Design Team Cards done for the shop to sell, but now that I have made them, I am finding it hard to part with them all.... Oh well, I will be dropping them off tomorrow.
Hope someone enjoys them as much as I did making them.