Saturday, 28 January 2012

FLOWERS on sale at RED this weekend ...

Head over to RED EARTH SCRAPPING to grab yourself a bargain. My wonderful Creative Team girls are sharing loads of inspiration, tips, tricks, techniques, ideas and even sketches so there should be no excuses not to use at least 1 flower on your next project!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Scrappy share

I've actually been creating over the last couple of weeks ... but 3 of the LO's I cant share with you unfortunately. 2 of them are for the February Stuck?! Sketches samples and the other 1 is for my application for the next Creative Team term over at Stuck.

But I can share a LO I did just after Christmas for the little  Happy Scrappy New Year competition we ran over at Red Earth Scrapping.

The criteria was to create a LO using a photo/s from Christmas 2011 and use NON-christmassy papers and embellies. Hidden journalling was also a requirement and the bonus item was "something sticky ..." which was of course stickers!

That was the first of 5 challenges. The next was a treasure hunt, then my fabulous CT girls Amanda and Susanne presented another 2 scrappy challenges and finally the last one, from me, was a set of cards using scraps, based on a similar theme/style AND the bonus item of "love makes the world go round" which was hearts or a similar symbol of love - the word love was also ok.
So here's my set of 3 cards using all scraps and odds and ends sitting on my desk - the only new thing was 1 sheet of c/s (allowed).

(aarrgghh, blogger is not playing nice and wont put the third card image in here, sorry)

Hopefully next time I'll have some more creative goodness to share ... I'm currently working on Wedding Invitations for a customer so maybe I'll show a sneek peak of them too 'eh.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Stuck?! Sketches 15th Jan sample

Today the second of the January sketches went up over at Stuck?! Sketches. Here's my sample ...

I decided to use up some old stash and old pics but of course couldn't resist throwing a few new little pretties on there, or at least more recent purchases than the papers and photo.

Here's the sketch ...

I hope you'll join in again this month! Happy creating ...

Friday, 13 January 2012

RES update

Red Earth Scrapping how has a new FACEBOOK PAGE!!! Yes, we have both a group (for the chatty sort of stuff) and now a  page as well where the details of what's happening, what's new plus a few other activities will take place.

So I'd love it if you would head on over to our Facebook Page and "like" us today.

I'm doing prize draws at 50, 100, 150 and 200 "likes" ... we made it just over the 100 mark in a little over 24 hours which was fantastic but we really need to push it up to 200 now. Make sure when you "like" us you also then "share" our RES page on your wall and leave a comment so I can pop you in the draw.

Thanks for supporting Red Earth Scrapping xxx.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Stuck?! Sketches 1st Jan sketch

Here's my CT sample for the 1st January sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches ...

Oh, and here's the sketch ... hope you'll join in and have a go.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Stuck?! Sketches Creative Team Call

Calling scrapping friends ... do you love using sketches? Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team and inspiring others each month with your work?

Well, Stuck?! Sketches is looking for a new Creative Team for Autumn/Winter 2012 (Australia).

If you're keen to apply you'll find all the details here ... go on, have a go!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 6 month term and will be applying again (fingers crossed).

Here is the sketch you need to use with your application ...


Happy New Year

My wish for you (and me) ...

Rascal Flatts song "My Wish" ... check it out here on YouTube and the lyrics here.

"... My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish ..."

So, 2012 is here. And this is the year for US, Marty and I and our children, Caitlin and Ciaran. It's for us as a couple, as a family and for us in our farm business. I dont have a word or phrase as such for the year ahead as many people do, neither do I have any NY resolutions, but rather a focus for us, on which our choices and decisions will be based.

Here's to US in 2012!!!

We brought the new year in camping and water skiing at Grabine (Wyangala Dam) with our besties. 3 fabulous days and nights of fun, friendship, laughter, outdoors and NO HASSLES!!! Bliss ...

 We were able to put the camper trailer to proper use (not just the 1 night we put it up for on the way home from having picked it up in Melbourne way back in March!) and had a terrific spot.

And the exciting thing was Ciaran skiing!!! So proud of our little man.

Yes, and Mummy had a go too, manage to get up first go and stay up so that's good enough for me!

Ciaran had another go the next day and got it too. He was a little scared and carried on a treat (while still holding on and skiing beautifully, mind you) and when he came back in and asked what was wrong, he realised that nothing bad happened and it was actually fun! He was so proud of himself though.

Each evening as the sun started to set we'd pack up from down by the water, shower the children, cook a yummy but simple BBQ dinner and salad and then settle in for a few quiet drinks and talk until late. On NYE we got the kids to bed and got the cards out ... and a bottle of Baileys ... and a bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps ... which 4 of us demolished in less than 2 hours!!! We had the giggles up playing cards, we counted down to midnight, hugs and kisses all round then it was back to cards and finally bed.
Gosh it was fun and thankfully no sore heads in the morning.

So that was our short but very sweet little break away.

What did you do? Did you go anywhere? How did you bring in the NY?