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Thursday, November 15, 2012

I have been on my second scrapping retreat!!!!

Oh wow did I learn alot on this retreat!!! I had a huge space to scrap in and I just went for it... Took way too much with me but that is what happens when I am still learning what to take, but then again if I didn't take it would you believe that would be the first thing that I need!!! I had the time of my life sleeping dormitory style like in my school days, dealing with millipeads yik! Plus meeting lots of new friends. Can't wait to attend this retreat again over the course of the coming year as it is rather close to home no flying this time unless low flying is involved...hahaha...

I completed nine layouts over the two days which for me is a lot as I normally am lucky to get three done here at home but then again those two days were no interruptions from the little ones in this house!

The first layout I completed at retreat...this page was for a challenge of spritz and sparkle - well isn't that just me??? I used PinkPaislee Mist.a.bles papers and hit is with three dylysion inks then I used a Heidi Swapp banner and title Sparkle and Shine using the same dylusion inks. Also three flowers inked too plus added bling and a Heidi Swapp sparkle heart and my page is complete. Will add journaling later.

The second layout that I created pretty quickly - photo taken last christmas - it is special when as a family we can decorate the tree together. I painted the background with Luminarte paints and used my spellbinders to frame the photo.

And lastly this one was completed for the White With One challenge site... The challenge was White with Greens + Chevron... I found the biggest chevron which was Heidi Swapp Resist paper and spritz it!! Used my new Whimsy Farm Twine, and I also changed the colour of the white Tin embellishment in the top left corner with copies. Honestly I got bogged down on the layout and literally threw it aside over night. When i got up the next morning looked at the layout that I had literally chucked aside I was happy where everything was sitting so stuck it down!

So until our crazy week slows down and I can find my desk under all the skating costumes and scrap crap that I threw on there from retreat, I can create some more and finish off projects to show you! 

Have a lovely week and find the positive in everyday and tell those you love That you Love them!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Me Quite - HA!!

Okay yes I have been quite on here but not at my scrapping mess and I have ideas galore. Four projects on the go and six more in my head - I hate that as I can't focus on one. Went to bed last night with a migraine which really didn't help me at all but I am up this morning looking at the last page in the wedding album for the in-laws...I was going to take photos today of all the pages once complete but YUK weather it has even beaten the husband on a Sunday who is building a deck for clients.

Anyway I thought I would show you my lovely stash from the states which arrived on the 22nd of October... Still haven't touched some of it but the ideas are there and one thing is really scaring me with the thought of using it. So here it is;
This huge heavy box was delivered Woohoo!!!! Forgot the dimensions and also the weight was about 17kg about 38pound... Excited you betcha!!!! This is what came in the box...
There is a huge amount here from PeachyCheap and from The Craft Channel!!! Plus other stores. I got myself a Bind it All next I am looking at a Cinch. Plus I got so much paper I haven't had a chance to touch any of this really since working on the wedding album but as soon as that is finished woohoo I am into it. Lots of Heidi Swapp stuff but my color shine didn't come as I forgot to pay for it - but with hurricane Sandy that effected everyone in the states, it is going to be slow in coming but hey better late then never!!!! The thing that is scarying me the most is the Inkadinkado stamping gear - I will be okay once I break it out of it's packet and play but until then I just look at it!!! I seem to do that with everything I buy I just look for awhile before I take to it - I have never met anyone else like this I just love to look at it...

Anyway going back to my scrapping happiness and cleaning up my desk as I am organising for the coming week where there is no breathing time for me it is so full on with a Scrapbook retreat at the end of the week!!! I am not looking forward to this I think I am too busy to the lead up to it. I haven't even organised a thing for it and I need to pack what I am doing... Looking at taking photos in albums, paper and stuff and see what takes my fancy when I get there. Don't have time to think before hand!!!!

Have a lovely week until I post pics of OTP's (yes OTP's!!!) and Pages!!! Hugs to All!!!