Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Amanda's Layout Class
photo theme - you or a child's top 5 from 2009 (photo of whoever's top 5 you are scrapping)
photo requirements : 1 x portrait black and white 8 x 12cm
other requirements : You will also need a list of 5 sentences of your subject's top 5 from 2009. These are to be typed and printed from a word or publisher document.
Scrap stash to bring to class: adhesive (tape runner, glue dots, DST- whatever you normally use) , stapler, cardinal red and turqouise versacolour inks if you have them (some available to use in class if you don't already have these colours), sandpaper.
Photo requirements : 4 x portrait OR landscape colour photos trimmed to 8.75 x 15cm
photo requirements: 1x landscape colour 18x11cm , 2 x portrait colour 7.5 x 5cm
Thursday, February 25, 2010
OMG I have actually done some scrapping. First LO since the Karkoo retreat. This was a nice easy one to get my mind back onto scrapping, thanks for the challenge. I have lifted a LO from the cover of an old SM, by Belinda Venables.
I still need to add some stitching to mine, but my sewing machine is not working atm, so if I don't get it sorted before the retreat, will be bringing the LO with me to finish it off. I tried so hard to doodle around the letters like in the original, but I JUST CAN'T DO IT! LOL, no matter how hard I try it always looks messy and yuck when I do it...love it when others do it though. So, out with my trusty inks...a page doesn't feel complete without some ink anyways, so all is good.
Thanks for looking.
This is awesome Lisa! Great colourful paper (very Belinda!) and wow they sure pop on the kraft! Also love that blue felt flower! It is ironic actually - great minds think alike....and you will have to wait a little bit for that cryptic message to make sense! That is a VERY cute photo too - adorable! The chip hearts really finish it all off beautifully.
Sorry for the delay in popping it up here too Lisa - things are madness around my place at the minute!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Granted - it isn't fancy = but wow is it cute and compact!
It's a very cheap,'under the desk' kind of storage unit. Not big enough for 12 x 12 papers but perfect for embellishements and all our other scrap essentials that are critical to take on the retreat.
This would be an unreal option to keeping things compact for the retreat. Enough storage for all the necessary bits and bobs and yet not cumbersome.
The drawers are very large - i can see my thicker collection nestling in there comfortably and calling it home for 3 or so days! These 'apartments' could also house my rub-ons and there may even be a few new tenants over the course of the weekend ;-)
I think if i pack mine full, as well as a separate thing for my papers it will be more than enough for the retreat weekend. It is quite small and i can imagine it rolling (yep the little castor wheels roll beautifully) under the table out of the way of everyone and yet still handy enough to grab in an embellishment emergency.
Found in the storage / plastic container area in Kmart. With my careful book keeping i have stashed the reciept in a safe place and cannot find it to tell you an exact price. From memory it was either $13 or $23 - either way i say CHEAP!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Attached is my effort at the covergirl challenge. This is an old CK magazine Nov 2006 but it has always been a favorite. The magazine cover layout is by Angi Stevens.
Oh Trace this is stunning. I can see why you wanted to lift the original - so timeless and classy!
Love those papers you have used - very vintage and yum. Perfect!
I can't believe how similar you are in the face to your Mum in that pic = i have never noticed before!! And can i just add that i am very envious of your relationship. That is what a mother/daughter bond should be like.
Great job Tracey. Love it in so many ways.
oooh those tags - they look awesome. Oh Oh and that measuring tape - is that a stamp? Totally fab Marika!
Good luck with the move and i hope your scrap room gets sorted out really quickly so tht you can have some creative time again soon.
Monday, February 22, 2010
It is taken from this magazine - CK Nov. 2008 and is the front layout by Lee Lawson.
This is Jenny's version:
I think this is amazing in so many ways. The first being that you are a very clever digi chick! The second is that you have turned a very feminine layout into a very masculine one! And the third reason is your studio photos of your boys - I think those shots of the boys are really lovely.
Great work Jenny. Thanks for sending it in!
Hi Sue, here is my take on your sketch. It looks not much like it, I'm not the best at following things very well! But I am happy with the end result!
Great job Ali. Love those muted 'baby girl' tones - adorable. You did a great job following the sketch - this is wonderful work and such a cute little poppet.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Of course the first rule of scraplifting or gaining inspiration from others work is to always credit. So the original layout was from the Feb. issue of CK 2010 and the artist is Susan Weinroth.
Lets see what you can scraplift! Remember cover layouts only!!
Thought I would contribute a photo to the 'photo-bomb' theme.
This was taken last summer. I was trying to get a photo of Halle and Nana together, when Peter decided it would be a good time to throw Tyla in front of the camera. Thank goodness for zoom lenses is all I can say...
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I just picked up this week's Stock Journal ( I only look at the pictures!!) and what should I see on the cover ...
a photo of three children that I am 99% certain was taken by their Mum Kylie Shepperd!!!
Unfortunately I couldn't find it credited to her anywhere but I think this won in a calendar competition for ABB for the 2010 calender!!
That is such a thrill I reckon!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This is sad news for us however this is FORTUNATE news for someone wishing to attend at short notice!
Please ask around, ask your friends, rellies - we would love to see any new (and old) faces!
No proxy registration taken....it must be made by the person wishing to attend. All 3 classes are still on offer for the new person wishing to attend.
The person registering will need to pay within the week of registering and payment will need to be the full amount - $150. If the registered person would like to attend the classes we would appreciate payment at this time also. Please note that the $150 attending fee is non refundable.
The class details and costs can be seen here -
Mel Forbes Class
Meredith Treloar Class
Amanda Hall Class
This will be offered to the first person responding in a DEFINITE acceptance and will be confirmed after payment is cleared.
Failure to pay by the due date (one week) will forfeit the position and it will be reoffered.
Please email Meredith if interested ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope some lucky person can join us for a weekend full of fun, friendship and of course scrapbooking.
Meredith, Sue, Amanda
This one is very old - maybe circa 1982 ish.
I was in Brownies and going for my photography badge. The criteria was a photo of a pet and I had lined my sister Meagan up to take a shot of her holding our pet corgi on the leash out on our back lawn.
While i was fiddling with the camera settings, Mum and Ryan came out. Mum was in the middle of toilet training Ryan and according to the look on his face things were not going well this day.
By the time i snapped, i had accidently moved off my subject and happened to get more of the action behind her in the shot!
This photo ALWAYS makes me laugh. I could look at it 500 times and laugh every single time. Maybe because of how innocent the whole situation was or maybe because of that hilarious look on my brothers face - all the time with his pants down!
Ryan had a shockingly bad temper when he was little (strange because he is sooooooo layed back now you have to check for a pulse at times!) and Mum used to say 'Temper control Ryan!' when he was getting all steamed up.
This photo is titled 'Temper Control' in my computer - which also cracks me up.
This next one is supposed to be of G and K but i had a little Piper drop in on the action!
Thanks Tiff!! Hope you managed to get the curve!! At least he looks pleased with himself!!! LOL
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
She said "Recently Teagan and I had a bit of fun with the camera and I actually got in front of the camera instead of being behind it! Trixie our dog decided she wanted to be in on the fun too!"
Great start ... photo hog dog!!! Great expression on your face Sandra!!
"to drop into a photo unexpectedly; to jump into a picture just before it is taken."
This is not the best of examples ... Lachlan running through the background of this photo of Hannah.
I was sure I had a better example on the computer somewhere but couldn't find one!!
Have a look through your photos and send in your picture ... it may be a photo that you would normally delete!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
A very warm welcome to Ali M from Roxby! YAY we have a new person to play with!!
I'm always thinking that I'm going to join in and do the E2C challenges,but never do so here I am, I've actually done the colour challenge.
Let's see how I go with the others... See you at the retreat, I'm looking forward to it very much!!
This is great Ali - thanks so much for joining in. LOVE the mix of colours, your fantastic brackets and nice bold title...........ummm speaking of titles i reckon i spy a little bit of matting there too. So technically you have done TWO challenges in one! That jade/teal thickers title just pops against the black matting as well!
Very cute photo at one of our e2c -ers fav. places! WOW at your amazing paint work.
Thanks Ali. Can't wait to meet you in March and keep those layouts coming until then!
"Here are the challenges. Ellie's page is the Sue's sketch and the other two are the colour challenge but I just can't decide where to put the blue brads.
I had a lot of fun doing these, got me beat where my inspiration went to, but I am back, I hope this time."
Lovely digi layouts Jenny! Gorgeous pictures of Ellie!!
I can't decide about the brads in the second two either, keep scrolling up and down to look!! I think I like the horizontal ones!!
Great to see you back Jenny!! It's been a while so I hope the mojo continues to flow!!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
A challenge done at last.
Thanks for the inspiration Sue.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
This fulfils 4 challenges. Something soft, something hard, this months colour challenge, Sue's sketch challenge and the matted title challenge. I think I've got it all covered. *wink*
The something soft is the blue felt and the pink hearts that I cut from an old pair of Annie's flannie Pj's. The hard bit is the pin, the 3 beads in the left corner and the strip of pink bling. I've turned Sue's sketch upside down and rearranged it a fair bit. The 2 pieces of green PP are instead of the 2nd and 3rd photo requirement. But the basis of the sketch is still there. The colour challenge happened to work perfectly with this LO and it also happened to be the one I was about to start on anyway. And as you can see the title is matted in green.