Friday, June 15, 2012

Scrapbooking Retreat 2012

I was lucky enough to spend the long weekend at lancefield guesthouse in VIC ( for a 3 day scrapbooking retreat. we had lots of eating (the food was fantastic!) lots of scrapping & lots of laughs. Here a just a few of the LO's I completed. I will get around to photographing the rest which I will share. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Alz Jan 2012 Scrapchat Challenge

Well, I am certainly living up to my 2012 new years resolution of scrapping more!!

Alz set a challenge on the scrapchat forum:

Tis the 1st of Jan (in case you hadn't noticed) and so the first of my monthly challenges is here!!!!! This year there is no restriction on what your project is. It can be a layout (single or double, any size), set of cards (three or more please), a canvas or other off the page project, the choice is yours. Whatever you can think of really. Digital is more than welcome and will not be used as a challenge throughout the year. Hybrid most likely will be at some point.

Colours - red and turquoise

Design requirement - use something from your stash of 'techniques past'

Something extra - tis all about handmade this month girls

Lifelines - black, white, cream or kraft

Okay so a few little explanations ...

The design requirement is about thinking back to techniques you used to use but no longer do. For example, I always used to ink just about everything but these days most everything is distressed. I also used to use brads nearly all the time but these days am more likely to use brads (oops I meant buttons). So have a think back, maybe have a flip back through some older layouts and who knows what you might come up with.

Please include handmade items. Yep that's plural but it could be multiples of one thing, like flowers. Tis up to you whether you use handmade items of your own or some you've bought elsewhere.

The lifelines are exactly that. If you're drowning reach out and grab a hold of one, maybe two. They can be used in only two ways. One is for the background of your layout, cards or other project, the other is as an accent. You can use them for both.

Here's what I came up with:

Jan 2012 'Stuck Sketches' challenge

So I'm on a roll.. I checked out the Jan challenge & was inspired to scrap some pics of Emily's very first school Easter Hat Parade from 2010. She was just so proud (& adorable!) in her hat that she mad herself, with both Gus & I in the audience.

I tried to use embellishments that are reminiscent of school days - the ABC twill tape, the black brads, the glossy DM chippy accents.. I am also very proud of my very first handmade rosette (with a long edge punch). I hope Emily can look back at this LO with some fond memories in years to come.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

First page of 2012

I did it! One of my new year's resolutions is to find the time to scrap more, so I sat down & scrapped a page for the challenge blog. This months challenge was white with Lime. I didn't have an awful lot of lime (not being a huge fan of green) but I think it turned out OK.