Sunday, September 27, 2009

three & a half

I recently started this layout and couldn't complete it since I had run out of my adhesive tape. Thank goodness, Tanyah from Scrap n Craft with T came to my rescue and sent me a few rolls as quick as a flash. I've never used Bella Adhesive tape before but it is great and at just under $2 for a 50m roll, well I think that's a steal.

Here's the layout I created to mark Joshua's 3 and a half years.

And if you're in the mood for a challenge and a chance to win some great weekly prizes as well as a big end prize, take a peak at what Tanyah has coming up soon.

Embellish This is a 6 week challenge competition and I'll be hosting one of the challenges. It should be heaps of fun and very inspiring too.

Registration closes 17 October 2009, so head on over.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chelle Bean Designs

Some of you may know Michelle Jamieson as one of Scrapbooking Memories 2008 Masters.

Not only is she a very talented scrapper, but she also has her own label called Chelle Bean Designs.

She creates gorgeous unique embellishments including handmade buttons, felt birdies, and paper flowers ... just to name a few. The best part is that she asked me to create a layout for her to feature on her blog using the latest paper flowers - how could I say no?

It's that pretty aqua coloured flower on my layout complete with brad.

I should add too, that Michelle and I see each other almost every day.

We live around the corner and up the hill from each other.

Our son's go to the same school, in the same grade and were actually in the same class last year.

Her daughter and my other son go to kindy together and gymnastics too.

Small world isn't it?

And should you want to purchase these pretty flowers, she sells them all around the world on etsy.

Go take a peak if you like and be tempted.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Funny things they say!

It seems that lately when I've gone to scrap I haven't had a photograph to do the layout I want to. It was so refreshing to create another layout without a photo - it meant I had heaps of room for the journalling and even more room for the embellishments.
My boys are forever saying funny things - not that they know it.
And it's so easy to forget these things, so I took the opportunity to create this layout about the
funny things that I can remember just from last week. I hope you can read the close up.

Have a go at scrapping a layout either with some 'funny things your kids say or do'
or even a layout without using a photo
and if you do, I'd love for you to email me a photo of it so I can share it here.
Have fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sydney Photo Sessions - January 2010

Finally, I have the dates that I'll be coming to Sydney in January next year.
I'm looking forward to a great time at a workshop
as well as a day and a half having fun with some photo sessions.
Some session times have already been reserved
and I'm really looking forward to meeting these families and photographing them.

Here are the dates I'll be down:

Monday 11 January 2010 - 7pm sunset beach session - RESERVED
Tuesday 12 January 2010 - workshop - no sessions
Wednesday 13 January 2010 - 10.30am Centenial Parklands session -

If you would like some more information about the last couple of available photo sessions,
you can email me at .
They will be held on Wednesday 13 January 2010 during the morning and afternoon.

And of course there is no fun in having a post without a photo.
I thought a beach one might be appropriate now that Spring has arrived - hooray!