Monday, August 18, 2008

First Layouts from the Design Team

Wait until you feast your eyes on these layouts, they are great. Our first layouts by our Inspirational Design Team will really leave you with some great ideas to contemplate, the girls really put their thinking caps on and have come up with some fantastic layouts. Just by looking at the differences in the layouts you will see that the Word Picture Description can be interpreted many different ways and it is so easy to put your own touches on to your layout.
First Friend by Samantha Cronin Growing by Sheree Powers
Flying High by Sue Maree Wilks

Monday, August 11, 2008


We forgot to thank our wonderful sponsors for the month of July.

A great big huge THANK YOU to their continue and on going sponsorship - without them we would not be here.

Thanks to;

Blumar's Craft
Scrapbooking Diva's
Bon's Scraps
Scrapbook Savvy
Anna's Craft Cupboard
Chook Scraps.

Please everyone use the link on the right hand side of the blog and pop on over and check out their sites - you will find all sorts of great stock in their stores and fantastic challenges and inspiration in their forums and galleries. You will not be disappointed by the friendly people.

The July Winners.

Thanks for your understanding about the computer issues. Hopefully I have than all sorted now (keep your fingers crossed for me).

I am going to just announce the winners and as I don't have the layouts save anymore to my computer you will all have to review the July post with the great layouts in it. Sorry.

The winners are ...... drum roll please ........

Cassandra Williams
Anthea Peterson
Peg Hewitt
Kerryn Lawson

Congratulations ladies. I will e-mail you shortly with instructions how to collect your prize.

Thanks everyone for bearing with me at this point in time - I have decided that I dislike computer with a Passion!!!

Community Announcement for the week of the 11th August

Sorry that we have not been here - I am having major issues and Jodi is currently on holiday in Sunny Queensland. So we are playing catch up with a few late (sorry) announcements.

Would you like to be part of a fabulous design team?
Would you like to receive our exclusive monthly kit for FREE as well as 30% off all orders???
If you answered yes, then here is an opportunity for you.
Over at bon’s scraps we are about to start a search for a new DT member. For the first round all you have to do is create one page and also email 2 of your favs, due on the 14th of august.
The remainder of the comp will be run through the forum.
See full details here- http:///
Looking forward to receiving your entry :)

Scrapbooking Diva's
Hello fellow scrappers
Rachael will be holding her next online class on Monday 28th March at 8.00pm.
The kits are now available in store for $23.00 and if you wish to just buy a class spot that is also available too.The class will be held in the classroom blog and once you have paid for your kit or class spot you will then be given access to the classroom blog.Please follow the link to the forum and register your intention
I have seen this class and highly recommend attending.
Our Diva Challenge is up here is a little of what Tam has suggested as a challenge
“I have thought long and hard about this challenge and have decided that...There are only 4 days until the Beijing Olympics starts and it will be on our screens for pretty much all of August, so to coincide with this huge event and support our Aussie athletes (GO AUSSIE GO!!!) the challenge will have an Australian feel about it.* You must use green and yellow cardstock (any pp can be used)* The photo must have an Australian theme about it (ie. A photo of the great Aussie BBQ, playing Cricket, cuddling a Koala, eating a pie.....)Good luck divas - can't wait to see all the wonderful layouts!! Tammy”

Our August sketch Challenge is up and it’s a great prize this month $20.00 diva dollars……!!WOW
Don’t forget August the 22nd is our CC…..see you all there!!

Chook Scrap's

INSPIRATION AT THE NEST If you are looking for some inspiration pop on over the the Chookscraps Sketch Gallery. The first two rounds of our It's Raining Sketches competition are finished and the gallery is just bursting. It isn't too late to join the competition and there are some great prizes up for grabs. The monthly cybercrop is also on at Chookscraps this weekend. Beginning Friday 15th of August the first of the challenges will be posted mid afternoon. There will be four scrapping challenges and a non-scrapping challenge. As always there will also be a special challenge just for the chickens in the nest (our little scrappers who are under 16). You have plenty of time to get the challenges done with the closing time not until midnight Monday (WA time) We would love to see you there so fly on over for a look.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Inspirational Team

Thank you to all who applied for Inspirational Team, all you work was outstanding, it made it very difficult to pick our Team. We would like to share everyone's layout with you however Tracey's computer ended up having a corrupt file in it and she has lost a lot her recently saved pictures on her computer - including most of the layouts submitted. Luck for us this happened after the closing date and we had already picked the members of our Team. Tracey is very sorry to all of you who were looking forward to seeing the layouts.

Now onto the news that you all have been waiting to here;
We would like to welcome to our first ever Inspirational Team Members, the are;

Sue Maree Wilks
Sheree Power
Samantha Cronin

A great big round of applause to these three lovely ladies. You will be able to see some of their fantastic work very shortly.

Important Notice:
Another apology. With the problems with Tracey's computer we want to ask all of you who have done a July Layout if you can check to see if it is in the July Layout Posting below. If not please e-mail it in again. We will give you a week from today (Wednesday) to get it too us, and then we will announce the winners for July. We are so sorry for this delay, but believe we have lost a few of the July layouts.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

So, So Sorry

We are so sorry to keep you waiting so long. I have uploaded all the lovely layouts onto my computer to post here and for some reason the computer has decided that they are too nice to share ............ I can not upload them from the computer - I am not very computer savvy at the best of times, but when it decides to do something totally different than the norm I am totally lost.

I will keep playing (thumping and kicking the stupid thing) and see if I can get it to do anything.

I humbly apologise for all of you who are hanging by the cliff with just your fingers.

Friday, August 1, 2008

DT Hunt Update

We will be posting the entries we have received for the DT Hunt this weekend. So pop back in to see who has entered.

August Word Picture

Material List
1 base (cardstock or thick patterned paper)
2 different patterned papers (make sure one has a decorative edge for examples scallops, zigzags, wavy lines etc)
2 or 4 photos (either use two 13x9 cm landscape photos or four 9x6½ portrait photos – these are only rough sizes)
1 plain cardstock or paper
An assortment of embellishments (die cuts, flowers, word strips, charms, buttons, gems, pearls – whatever your heart desires)
Trim – can be lace, ribbon, fabric, ric-rac - it will need to be around roughly 2½ cm wide
A large photo corner

Step One – Patterned Paper Sizes
Paper A cut off roughly 8 cm from one side – you should be left with a large rectangle that is roughly 23 cm by 31 cm.
Paper B cut a large rectangle roughly 17cm x 31 cm.

Step Two – Patterned Paper Placement
Place the non decorative edge of your Paper A roughly ½ cm away from either the right or left edge of your base.
Place Paper B over the top of Paper A place it so that it is roughly 2 ½ cm from the edge of the base.

Step Three - Photo Placement
Place your photos at the top, roughly 2 cm from the top edge of the base on Paper B. If you have two larger landscaped photos place them on top of each other, if you have four smaller portrait photos place so that you have two side by side and then the other two underneath the top two. You do not have to have them all aligned in straightness – you can lean them to one side or the other … so whatever makes you comfortable with their placement.

Step Four – Trimming
Cut your trim the same width as Paper B, then place it along the bottom edge of your bottom photo/s. Do not stick it down yet, there is a little hint in Step Five …. Just in case you need it.

Step Five – Photo Corner
Place your photo corner on your bottom photo/s on the corner that is closest to the edge of the base. If you have chosen a rubon photo corner you will have to place it on first before you stick your trim down, then stick the trim over the top of it.

Step Six – Plain paper/cardstock Trim
With your plain paper/cardstock cut two very fine decorative strips. Use pinking shears, decorative scissors, free cut waves, fine scallops – you could even use decorative strip/trim rubons or stamps. They do have to be fine – roughly ½ to 1 cm width. You will not use all of this, but it is better to have more than not enough.

Step Seven – Trim placement
There are two places for the trim;
1. Run the trim from the top of the top photo/s down along the edge of the photo that is closest to the base edge. Stop it once it gets to the start of the bottom photo/s.
2. Run the trim on the opposite side to the first trim (so more in towards the centre of the base), run it from roughly 5 cm up from the bottom of the base to the height of the bottom photo/s. However do not run it up on the edge of the photo – run it up on the edge of Paper B.

Step Eight – Title Placement
Run your title up the page on the base paper/cardstock along the decorative edge of Paper A. Start your title at the bottom of the base paper/cardstock.

Step Nine – Embellishment Placement
There are four different places to put your embellishments they are;
1. One single embellishment at the top of your top photo/s in the corner closest to the edge of the base.
2. One single embellishment on top of your photo corner
3. A cluster of embellishments on your top photo/s on the opposite side to the first single embellishment – but not in the corner – place the cluster spread out on the edge, towards the bottom corner of the top photo/s
4. Underneath the bottom photo/s, where your paper/cardstock trim started – cluster it a little bit so that is goes slightly over onto Paper A but mostly on Paper B, do not go all the way over Paper B, you will see why in Step Ten.

Step Ten – Journaling
Under your bottom photo/s on Paper B where there is no embellishment cluster do you journaling.

Happy Scrapping.