Thursday, July 9, 2009

Get A Load of This!

How cool is this????
Our S’nB Cyber Scrap Weekend will be held on the 24th July – 26th July 2009 the weekend will be full of fun. To participate in all the fun all you have to do is pay a $25 Access Fee here is the shop link this entitles you to a FREE GIFT and access our Cyber Scrap section which includes our 4 Workshops(not including product), Challenges, Games, Make and Take, Prizes, Specials and non stop FUN.... Each of the workshop has a super cheap optional kit available and has been designed for you to not only be able to use the kit but also allowing you to use everyday products that would have in your stash saving you $$$$. Information on the kits is available in the shop On Friday 24th July 09 at 8.30pm the Cyber Scrap Section will be open and you will be able to do the workshops at your own leisure,all of our other fun things we have organised will happen at different times over the weekend.***PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY THE CLASS ACCESS FEE AND CLASSES TOGETHER THE CLASS ACCESS FEE DOESN'T ADD TO YOUR TOTAL FOR FREE POTAGE****
It is going to be awesome fun - and so new and different!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Well, This Is It...... The 50 Layout Challenge

OK, deep breath Monique......

I have decided, since I have such a massively expanding pile of scrapping goodness, not to purchase any new products until I have done 50 layouts - EEEEEEEEP!!!!

Considering I average about 3 layouts a week, that means I will have to go about 16 weeks before I buy anything. I will allow myself to stock up on adhesive etc after 20 layouts.

I HAVE to do this, I have entire ranges I have purchased, and are now about 12 months old, which I haven't even touched. Not to mention HUGE bundles of favourites, again with so many papers and embies that I think I could to the 50 layouts just with them!!! LOL

Hmmmmmm, I know it is going to be tricky, Summer CHA is just around the corner, and I know Prima - one of my faves - is starting to release its summer range, but I MUST be strong! I HAVE to be strong.......
Wish Me Luck!!! LOL!!!

On the scrappy front, I did this layout for the recent SnB Animal Magnatism Cybercrop. I didn't finish it on time though to add to the samples put forward by the rest of the talented DT members - D'oh!

The challenge was to create an animal embie to add to your layout. I made a felt lion, which I blanket stitched around the outside, the face is from the Sassafrass Lass Bungle Paper range. I love that range, it is just so bright and funky!

This is what the embie looks like up close:

This layout is the first of the 50, it is a Sketch from the talented Liz Weber on her Challenge Blog "A Page From My Sketchbook". It is a fantastic site, and her sketches are always such an inspiration. Word has it that Liz is having trouble finding enough sponsors to keep the challenge going, which is a shame....... :0(

I had a bit of fun with this layout, and grunged it up a bit.... I used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint on the cogs, and inked them, too. I even added some eyelets and some string. I even used the Tim Holtz texture hammer to hammer the brads for extra texture.... I am actually happy with this, I like doing grunge sometimes! LOL!

Just a little share of a photo now, I took this one of Connor the other day,

Monday, July 6, 2009

Looking For a Fun Weekend of Scrapping??

Then head on over to SNB for this:

There is going to be workshops, challenges and competitions, with great prizes on offer.

Here is a sneak peak of a workshop I will be doing.

Hope to see you there!
I am so looking forward to this weekend - it is going to be a blast!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Some Exciting News

Well, I've known about this for a while, but I've just been so busy with final week stuff, and then going away, that I haven't had time to mention it. Oooooops
I have been selected to be a member of the Scrap The Boys Creative Team - which is just such an unbelievable honour, considering the talent that is there. I feel so daunted, but also unbelievably lucky, so thank you Susan!
Also forming part of the team are:

Wendy Smith ( )
Amy Welch ( )
Kerryn Fry ( )
Anna Koziarek (
Leanne Triggs ( )
Hayley Turner ( )
Aphra Bolyer ( )
Pia Salem – Lopez ( )
Hannah Blair - ( )
Wendela Lam – ( )
Nadhrah Maidin – ( )
Linda Eggleton – ( )
Great international lineup here - and some very talented scrappers! Eeeeeep!

Congratulations too, Linda - a very good cyber friend! I'm so happy we are in the team together :0)

I have done a layout for this month's challenge. bo

The challenge is to scrap your boy/man doing something "girlie" and add in the title "Real Men/Boys don't" The inspiration was taken from the saying "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche"

I decided to scrap my little boy doing something that warms my heart every day - picking me flowers.

Here is what I came up with:

Last of all, for now at least - haha- I was lucky enough to attend a Photography/Photoshop class held be the lovely Mel from Pointshootplay. It was a fantastic day, and I learnt so much - I can't wait for the follow up class in September.

I have had a bit of a play with some of my photos - for the first time ever I actually adjusted the light and colour myself, and didn't rely totally on the automatic functions - LOL

I have deliborately desaturtated these photos - there is still a tiny hint of colour, if you look closely, haha, 'cos I have plans for a layout which I may do tomorrow, if I finish a couple more "scrappy" items on my todo list! LOL