Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Designer for Scraphaven Retreat in October

Unfortunately I don't have new stuff I can share this week as I have been busy working on another feature for an upcoming issue of Australian Scrapbook Ideas. I do however have some exciting news to share instead.

I have been asked to be the Guest Designer at Scraphaven's (shop is located in Sunbury VIC) retreat which is held in October. This will be a wonderful opportunity to teach to 40+ ladies in a lovely relaxed environment. There are currently two spots still available to attend the retreat at a cost of $190 so if you are interested in more details, feel free to e-mail Dianne Moon directly on sales@scraphaven.com.au. If you are wanting to know more about the happenings of the store also send her a message asking to receive the weekly newsletter.

Aside from battling colds this week we are doing well with Toby not wanting a feed during the night for the past two nights. I am hoping for a 3rd tonight which usually means a new routine (not including that feed) might be in place - and I start to get some decent sleep. He is growing fast though now being 8 weeks old, and he is smiling heaps. Here is a recent pic I took of him.
Enjoy your week everyone.

Friday, February 4, 2011

First layout of my littlest boy

OK everyone, don't get too used to the number of posts LOL Yes 3 for the month so far!

I have just finished my first layout for the year, and before I get stuck into some that I wont be able to share - as they are for the magazine, I thought I would share this one.

I did this layout of my new little boy Toby. He is 5 weeks old in this photo, as it was the first chance (other than in hospital) I have had to take some decent photos of him.

I have used some lovely Shabby Green Door paper as well as an older line from Making Memories for the embellishing. I even used a cute little tag that came with some Country Road clothes I had bought for my other son last year. Still have a couple of them up my sleeve - so I will be sure to use them in the future.
This layout is definitely not my usual style, but I do love experimenting and giving other styles a go - even if I am not quite that great this one, at least I am giving it a go!

Hope you are enjoying your year so far... I know I am :D


Thursday, February 3, 2011

My first Magazine Cover

What a surprise I got in the mail.... a copy of the magazine featuring one of my layouts on the cover! I knew it was coming out, but didn't realise it would be out so early. The stunning bride in the photo is a friend of a friend, it was just the perfect photo to display 'Every Girls Dream' wedding.

I really enjoyed creating this layout using numerous flowers, and probably my favourite Kaisercraft paper to date 'English Rose'. The magazine has step by step instructions of the layout as well. It is my first publication in Australian Scrapbook Ideas, and I have some more coming up in future issues.
If you are not sure where to get your copy, just click here and you can order it directly on-line.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Australian Scrapbook Ideas Design Team

Some time ago I applied for a spot on the new Australian Scrapbooking Magazine - Australian Scrapbook Ideas. It has been some time since then, where by I have now already completed two projects for the magazine including an upcoming cover layout as well as an informative article (well I hope everyone else thinks it is informative LOL). I found out before Christmas that I had been shortlisted, but was eagerly awaiting finding out if I have actually be lucky enough to get a spot.

Well that news came today!

I am now officially part of the Design team for this fantastic new magazine. I am extra excited as the magazine is full of step by step instructions for the projects/layouts included, so I am sure everyone is enjoying it already.

The current issue below is on sale now in most Newsagents and some Scrapbooking shops. If your local doesn't get it - urge them to, as you wont be disappointed - at a minimum you will get some cool FREE Bo Bunny paper.

Gotta love being part of something you actually like :)