Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Holidays

I just returned from a lovely week away at the Gold Coast with my family.
Lots of beach and pool and while the weather was a little wet and overcast, we still managed to have "the most awesomest time ever" .... according to 4 year old Joshua.
Thought I would post a layout that I scraplifted from my beautiful friend, Severine.
I loved the layout the minute I saw it and knew I had to lift it.
As always, this layout has a simple story that I want to preserve.

Thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A busy year!

I recently made a difficult decision to finish up writing the Keeping It Simple article for Scrapbook Creations. I have been part of the team for a couple of years now and have loved every moment of it. I say it was difficult because I truly loved working with the wonderful editor, Kim taranto and team at Scrapbook Creations as well as Belinda Venables and Amanda Hall who contributed with me every second month.
Also my regular monthly commitment as a Scrapbooking memories Master had finished for the year where again I was so fortunate to have worked with an amazing team of girls and also the editor, Kristy Evans as well as Cassie Bellemore and Sharryn Thomson.
This year has been a busy one.
Not only for myself with the wonderful scrapbooking opportunities that I've had but also with my photography and my incredible family and their commitments.
I like to think that I will always give 110% to whatever I can do whether it be for myself and my interests or my family and theirs. So, I've had to cut back on my crafting commitments to do that.
And you know what? Since doing that , I've scrapped 3 layouts this week !
Three brand new, never before seen, not for any magazine, but for me - and that makes me happy because I love what scrapbooking means to me and I love that it reminds me of all the little things about my family and life that I would otherwise have forgotten.
So, below is one of the 3 layouts I did this week - not rocket science, but I did it and it means something to me and that's what counts, don't you think?

Thank you to all who let me know they enjoyed my contributions to both magazines whether it was in the Keeping It Simple Article or as a SM Master - it's been an absolute pleasure!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Surfer - layout!

My Surfer layout as seen in Scrapbooking Memories a couple of issues ago.

I love the use of Kraft cardstock - it seems to work so well with the beach photos!

Oh and on the photography front, I'm having alot of fun and have just started offering some crazy cool Xmas Mini photo Sessions . If you're a Brisbanite or can get to Brisbane on Saturday 30th October, then you will have the best time having these Xmas Photo Booth pics taken - take a look here if you're keen!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

are you in shock?

Yes, another layout on the blog!
One that I created a little while ago about the cute PJ's out there for the kids.
clean, simple, nothing too over the top ...but I like it!