Thursday, April 30, 2009


Come celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with Pages In Time

Saturday, May 2nd
Karen and the Pages In Time design team invite you to join us for a day of fun challenges, games and chat.

There will be RAK's given away for individual challenges, and one main prize awarded.

All challenges will be posted Sat. May 2nd, but you will have until Mon. May 4th midnight EST to complete them.

Official kick off time is Sat, May 2nd @ 7 a.m.
Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


These are the wonderful artists who make up the DT for Pages in Time, check out their fabulous blogs.

Rayette (Scrappinraiderfan)

Aphra Bolyer

Irene Tan (Scrapperlicious)

Amanda (Kitty) Blevins

Deb Avery (Luci)

Nicki Love

Ann Arbogast

Melissa Sackman

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Well the wedding pics that have taken me almost a year to complete have just about come to an end. My style leans more towards 'pretty' so they have given me the opportunity to really go with that style. However, it's almost time to move on to the next style and challenge myself some more. I love using paper packs with matching embellishments and also plan to start using old techniques like texture paste, embossing and stamping which haven't been used for a while. A challenge which I look forward to.

Another favourite picture, think I just love all of them. This taken in the grounds of Prospect House at Richmond, Tasmania, absolutely beautiful. I chose the DCWV 'Happy Ever After' paper pack for this page. This paper pack is very unusual but by just thinking outside the square a little it realy has a lot of potential and look forward to using more of it. I shaded the brick area around the arch on this to emphasise it, then with the Fiskars finger knife cut part way round all the leaves and bunches of grapes, put a piece of paper behind it so I could use 3D tape and raise it at different levels. I then used a white Signo pen to outline the veins on the leaves so they stood out a little more. White flowers top left and tall flowers at right of picture were 3D from a decoupage sheet something that is becoming a favourite technique of mine, so raid the card areas at your LSS girls and you will be amazed at how you can blend them into your layouts. Vines down side of picture were cut on Cricut using 'Home Decor' cartridge, and I just dotted Kaiser Scrapbooking pearls here and there. Flowers were miscellaneous from my stash as was the beautiful music card with the bird on it.


Memories of this day will stay with both my daughter and myself forever. She was such a beautiful bride and my wedding album of her and her husband Jarrod is huge, this is for my husband and I, Erin will do her own as she also does scrapbooking but with a different style to mine. There was a soft light filter on for this pic which gives it a dreamy effect and was taken in the attic of the very old heritage home she left from to get married. I chose the Cosmo Cricket 'Everafter' paper pack and wish I had found this earlier it really is lovely. The title, scroll and vines were all cut using the Cricut Cartridge 'Home Decor', the frame using cartridge 'Storybook'.

Exciting News

Just received some exciting news that I have been appointed to the great DT with 'Pages in Time', you should all pop over, its a fabulous site and has a chat line where you can meet and chat with girls who love what I do, scrapping and chatting.

I can't wait to meet the challenge, the team in place is full of fabulous artists so I feel really humbled and honored. Will keep my blog updated with the progress.

The Crop Day went well, got lots done, but had to finish them off at home, I really use my Cricut so much now that its very hard not having it next to me.

Happy Scrapping.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Crop Day

Well big day tomorrow, up in time to attend the 'Dawn Service' for ANZAC Day in the morning, we have to be at the service by 6am. in the next town from ours. For those that don't know ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Armed Corps. It is the same as the American 'Memorial Day' and commemorates and remembers all the men and women who have fought for our country.

A very moving day which I have attended my whole life, firstly with my mother when my father used to march in the parade, and since marrying, with my husband who served in Vietnam.

There is breakfast after it with a 'hot toddy', and another march at 11am which we won't be attending this year.

So I will be going to a Crop day all day and into the night, it's long but really good fun with lovely ladies, the only thing is I am finding it really difficult to attend crop days now because of the build up of tools I have and use in most layouts. Most of these just can't be carted around, they are either too heavy , or too precious like my Cricut.

Well need to go prepare everything ready for the morning.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our Day

This photo of Erin and Jarrod is one of my favourites. Taken climbing back up the side of historical Richmond Bridge in Tasmania, the oldest bridge in Australia. I tried to use colours and an oval effect to match the circular effect of the bridge curving around.

They had been having pictures taken underneath on the grass side walkway.

Used Kaiser Scrapbooking paper in 5 different designs but from same paper pack. Distressed inner oval matting with plinked edge scissors then with a foot buffer, then inked with Versa Mark Pine Cone Ink. Inner scalloped circles cut on Cricut using Cartridge 'Accent Essentials'. Stickles around hearts were done in 'Cinnamon'.

Neglected of Late

I must admit to having neglected my blog of late always seem to have so much to do but am going to try and catch up with some layouts.

Planning our trip to Vietnam, Ireland and America in June. Done as much as I can myself including making very early morning calls to Ireland to make B&B bookings, great fun talking to some wonderful people though even though very time consuming.

Still trying to sort out flight home, at moment we are looking at 26 hours flight time, way too long, but difficult to change with an 'Around World' ticket, hope to sort out tomorrow.