Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
aren't these tags cute?!!
Make a tag inspired by above picture - using retro themed images and humorous wording to match. (simply print your lettering out onto office paper and cut to thin strips - Times New Roman font is most commonly used)
'Retro housewife images' '50s housewife images' '50s housewife humor images' will pull up a huge range of pictures on Google images for you to use. The tags can be as simple or as fancy, interpret it how you would like - using your own style.
Remember if you are pressed for time - you do not need to stress about doing this. It's purely for fun!!
Do not sent them to be placed on the blog - save them for the retreat and we will display them over the course of the weekend.
you may find more inspiration here:
and to wet your whistle a little bit more:
I popped over from Lou's blog and thought i'd have a go at scrapping using your sketch. Attached is my layout (it is a double 8x8).
Thanks for joining in here Rebecca, keep popping in, and see what other challenges pops up... would love to see more of your pages. What cute photos (in your layout) a great memory!!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here is my interpretation of Sue's great sketch.
Miss T FINALLY getting her mobile phone ;-)
and to all the attendees.....
You must all be getting excited....the retreat is just around the corner!
I must admit to beign a tad disappointed that i can't make it (just a big friggin TAD!!)
I think i will miss catching up with you all the most...let's face it we can scrap at home....but what i REALLY love about the retreats is the social aspect. Roaming the room and looking at all the beautiful work, and coming away inspired.
Putting faces to names and then getting to know someone just that little bit more irl reallymakes it easier to communicate on the www later on, if you know what i mean? ;-)
Catching up with local girls and having a chin wag.
No wonder i don't get much scrapping done!!!lol but i do come away with so much mojo that i seem to scrap up a storm afterwards.
Have fun everyone!!
I am sure the E2C girls have one heck of a retreat lined up for you.
Phew Sandra, i had to retype all that as my copy paste thingo not working- i hope i didn't miss any bits!! ;-)
Firstly sorry Sandra, for not posting this earlier! But wow, it was worth the wait ey!!! I love this, the purple and red colours is stunning!!.....and all those yummy flowers!! Thanks for having a go at my sketch.
Secondly, i am sorry you are not coming to the retreat either....we will all miss you and your inspiring work. I too love to wander around and have a social time....it is fun to connect with all those very clever scrappers....all 65 of them!!!!!!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The first one is Sues sketch and wowee!!
love how you have interpreted this Dee - such a cool collage of photos and papers and transparencies! And those delicious splashes of red are just perfect! You clever chook.
And Dee sent this one is as the papers have a real vintage / retro feel to them and they remind her of our 2011 theme…. awesome!!
Oh look at that cute little 'tan in trunks' advert! What a find Dee!! Love the 5c border (is that a whole sheet of paper?!) and how those OA letter stickers suddenly look so vintage! Beautiful stuff.
Thanks so much for sharing. It's great to see some new faces on here even if it's been a bit quiet and even if we have 'known' those faces for a very long time.
Hope you continue to send us in some more of your amazing work.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Please find attached my take on Sue's sketch challenge :)
Waaaaa Hoooooo not long now :) :) :)
Wow Lou - Love the green with the black pen lines - looks amazing against the white cardstock!!
Thanks for keeping us company on the blog!! xx
Monday, March 14, 2011
LO #1 – one black and white photo 4”x6” (or smaller) landscape photo.LO #2 – three x wallet size (2.5”x3.5”) photos in colour (any orientation) OR 2-landscape 4” x6” if you prefer.
Themeany photos / theme (Fran has used photos of her children and cousins playing - both girls and boys) Layout in cream and pastel tones.
What to bring to class:
sandpaper (or sanding block)a scrap of white or off white card stock (6x6 is ample)thin black permanent markerscissorsfoam tapenormal adhesive (double sided tape or whatever you normally use)trimmer OR blade and ruler (whatever you normally use)
optional if you already own:(there will be some supplied to use if you do not already own)Foam 'paint' brushspiral or ledger punchtab punchblack staz on ink padedge distresserstapler + staples
Tatum's ClassTatum's double layout class details
Photos:three or four 4x6 (3 portrait and 1 landscape ideal but layout can easily be adapted to other combinations) colour photosThemebright colours used on this layout. A fun theme : Tatum has used birthday photos of her son.
What to bring to class:embroidery needle or sewing needle with a large eyepaper piercertrimmer or blade and ruler (whatever you normally use)adhesive (double sided tape or whatever you normally use)scissorsedge distresser
Louise's WorkshopLouise's Texture workshop detailsWhat to bring to workshop ONLY IF YOU ALREADY OWN:stencilsembossing templatesmisting masksmistsinksheat gunpaints if feeling game!(please note : glue sticks supplied)
What to bring to workshop ONLY IF YOU ALREADY OWN:any inks or stamps that you would like to useheat gunUTEEany tool or supply you have bought but don't know how to use!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
We hope you have read your last email about what to pack etc ...
Here are some sites that provide you with some extra ideas ...
packing for a crop / retreat ...
prompts for scrapping when away ...
planning your journalling ...
Leave us a comment about what you are up to, have you started printing photos or journalling or packing or have you done nothing and you will leave it until a few days before ... ????!!!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
It has been rather quiet around here lately ey??Hmmm.... Sorry for that, with renos happening, study trips to Adelaide and retreat plans all coming together it has been hard to find a spare moment. BUT i did manage to scrap at the weekend, and have drawn this months sketch from it.
It was a page inspired by a great scrapper- Jody Wenke a clean, quick, simple design which was a great way to start my scrapping inspo. Here's the sketch: (sorry about the wobbilly lines, but you get the gist ey?...heehee!)
Here's my page
Well, i hope this starts your monthly inspiration, and to those coming along to our retreat, time to start gathering photos, papers, paints & those bits and bobs together, time is ticking away quickly!!!
Look forward to seeing how you can change my sketch,