Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scrabooking Class this Saturday

I am teaching at Seriously Scrapbooking this Saturday. It's class one of a two class series. Here's a peek at what we'll be making:

In this series of two fun classes we’ll be making an eclectic little album with a “family” theme. It's perfect for recording family gatherings, vacations, or even creating a gift album all set for Fathers’ Day.

The album is a mixture of cardstock and transparency pages and we’ll be adding fabric, paint and twine touches.

In the first class we will create the backbone of the album. You’ll then have the opportunity to take your album home and have it to hand so you can gather the photos you need for the second class, which we’ll spend decorating the internal pages.

It will be fun!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

But it's not autumn anymore...

I made this layout a few weeks back, when the weather was still a bit sunny. All the leaves had fallen off the big tree in our back yard and I encouraged Jamie to help me with the raking. What autumn fun!

Now we are in the middle of Winter, and our family is on its fourth week of constant illnesses. Jamie and I play tag team. We share the same incompetent immunity, lol. Yes, first he was ill. Then I got it. Then we both got better. Then he got sick again, and now I have another cold. Grrr. Bring on Spring!

I have this layout up on the Aussie Scrap Source blog this weekend. You might want to check out the other gorgeous projects featuring Prima Marketing too.

I don't really own any Prima flowers. I have little call for them, what with scrapping a boy. And to be honest? I find them hard to use on a page. Whenever I have bought them, they've just sat in my stash. But I adore their papers and other product. In this layout I've used a huge tree stamp by Donna Downey, then decorated it with some Prima leaves. The rest of the page incorporates some Prima trim, and Prima stamps.
Hope you've had a great weekend. Tomorrow is a return to the school year in South Australia - Jamie will be back to kindy. I'm hoping to kick this cold in the butt with a Body Pump class at the gym while he's off playing and learning. We'll see. Think Positive!

Talk soon

Friday, July 09, 2010

Ella in a Pea

There's a new color challenge up in The Color Room. This week we're back in His Room and the palette is beautiful and bright:

And this is my layout:

Journaling: I adore the way you sing the alphabet song: "abcdefg hijk ella in a pea.." Please keep singing it just like that for a very long time.

Have a great weekend people :)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Chasing butterflies

The other week we took a family outing to the Royal Adelaide Zoo. Originally we were going to see the pandas, but the lines were too long for us to be bothered so we just ambled around looking at all the animals and had a really lovely morning.

On the way back to the car, as we were walking through Botanic Park we saw a whole pack of butterflies (OK, so what is the collective for many butterflies, lol? I have no clue.) They were flitting around Jamie, as if wanting to play with him. I kid you not, it was the most amazing sight. And it was another moment when I really wished for a DSLR camera so I could capture some pictures more quickly than my poor old point-and-shoot allows for.

Despite the technical handicap, I did capture a beautiful series of photos showing Jamie chasing around and around and around, trying to catch a butterfly. It really was such a magical thing, to see my child enchanted and chasing through a seriously beautiful garden after all these beautiful butterflies (we don't see orange butterflies all that often here).

This layout is up on the Aussie Scrap Source blog this weekend and features Twiddleybitz chipboard. So seriously cute.

I have used a variety of other manufacturers on here too, including 7gypsies, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Hambly Screenprints and Sassafras Lass.

Go check out the creations on the blog. Carol Thompson and Carole Jansen have made seriously beautiful off-the-page projects. Oh my goodness. Amazing work. And while you're there you might want to check out what the DT has made with Hero Arts stamps too.


Friday, July 02, 2010

July Crop Kit

Hi! I have been busy making layouts. Sasha asked me to design with the Shop and Crop July Crop kit. It's full of Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son product, and just perfect for boy pages. As soon as I opened the box I knew which photos of Jamie I was going to use :)

Journaling: Where did you learn these moves? I dunno, give a boy a guitar and you create an immediate rock star!

Journaling: Buzz Lightyou - that's what you call Buzz Lightyear. And my, when you put on your costume the transformation is immediate. Out go your "wings" and you become a superhero.

Kits are available here. With your kit you get my instructions for creating these two layouts. The kits generally sell out fast so you might want to get in quick.

Have a great weekend!