Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thought you might like to see ...

A little while ago I was asked to photograph a 40th birthday party - along with that I created the invitations and a whole lot more. If you have time to take a look at my Photography site you'll see some of the goodies I got to make - I'm so glad my scrapbooking came in handy!


Landscape photos - layout

Where do the days go?
I have just returned from a relaxing week away at the Gold Coast with my family - it was much needed and I feel ready to tackle the silly season that is just under 8 weeks away - I can't believe it's creeping up on us!
I received a copy of the latest Scrapbook Creations and was so pleased to see my latest 'Keeping It Simple' Article in there.
This month was creating a simple layout using photos of landscapes. I had a heap of photos from when I visited Gwinganna, the gorgeous health retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland, early this year. I was so pleased I could use so many photos to remind me of my few days there.
Here it is ...

I have some more layouts to share over the coming days so I will hopefully post again soon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shortlisted !

I was pretty excited when I read my emails this morning. I had a lovely one from Kristy Evans, editor of Scrapbooking Memories congratulating me on being shortlisted for the Masters Competition this year.
For my USA and International scrappers, ten scrappers are selected each year and represent the magazine with their work each month. Of course there are generous prizes but most scrappers will tell you how much they love the challenge and of course the title of being a Master.

As I said I was pretty excited this morning but just 5 minutes ago, I read a list of the 'shortlisted girls' (about 60 or so of them) and I can barely believe that I've been lucky enough to be part of this group - there are so many big names on this list and the talent is huge. Congratulations to everyone - Scrapbooking Memories has a difficult task ahead of them narrowing the names down. Here they all are!

Agnus Kasprzak
Alicia Barry
Angella Peardon
Angie Naumowicz
Belinda Spencer
Bernie Dodd
Beth Jarrett
Candice Myers
Cass Glass
Catherine Pineda
Cheree Wheare
Christine Rumley
Cindy Bishop
Cindy Roberts
Deb Godley
Debbie Johnston
Ebony Van Der Starre
Emma Allen
Emma Viney
Fran Tynan
Georgia Keays
Geraldine Pasinati
Hetty Hall
Jane Tregenza
Jenni Parsons
Jodi Dolbel
Julie Hill
Karen Watson
Kathleen Glossop
Kellie Lusted
Kerryn Lawson
Kerryn Leworthy
Kim Arnold
Krissy Christie
Kylie Fraser
Kylie Shotton
Lauren Boase
Leanne Stamatellos
Leeann Pearce
Louise Nelson
Manon Kier
Marianne Berry
Mel Connell
Melanie Forbes
Michelle Winston
Monica Brady
Nerrida Mitchell
Nicole Aspinal
Pip Prosser
Rochelle La’Brooy-McIver
Rhonda Harvey
Robyn Bell
Sarah Gladman
Sharon Thomson
Shelley George
Skye Johnson
Sonia Barnett
Sonia Thomason
Sue Campbell
Susan Longman
Tammy Milborn
Tania Ballestrin
Tanya Tahir
Tatum Woodroffe
Tiff Sawyer
Wendy Bennett
Wendy Smith

Top 10 will be announced late in December I believe - so I just need to sit back and relax, right?
And what's a post without a layout ... no fun at all.
So here is one from a recent issue of Scrapbooking Memories.