Friday, February 27, 2009

Memories Project - Clarification

Hi everyone, I just wanted to clarify that the layouts for the Memories projects are 12x12. And the deadline is tight - pages in by 14th March! Let's get scrappin'!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Memories Project - ***PLEASE READ***

This looks like lots of text with no pretty cards...but please read...

As you are all aware the Victorian bush fire tragedy has caused significant hardship and heartache for thousands of people. As a consequence of losing homes, many people have lost everything of value, and included in this are their personal memories in the form of photograph albums and keepsakes.

Sarah Gladman, a well known talented Australian scrapbook artist, has initiated a project to collect and distribute Scrapbook albums, including a number of pre-made pages (5 -10 in each), to these families in need. The aim is to provide at least one album to each of the over 1000 families that have lost their homes and possessions. It is anticipated that those receiving them will be able to ask their families and friends for suitable replacement photos they may have to populate these pages and thus recreate, to some extent, their losses.

I am very pleased to announce my plans to join in this project having pledged a group donation of 50 layouts. I am opening my house on Saturday 7th March for anyone who would like to come along and use my supplies to make scrapbook layouts to donate, you can come for an hour or for the whole day, my aim is just for us to make a significant contribution. As I said I have pledged 50 layouts to Sarah, but would be stoked if I can get enough help to make it 100!!

I also feel very proud and privileged to be associated with such a caring community minded organisation such as Stampin' Up! who are supporting me in this endeavor by a charitable donation of retired product! How great is that! Today I received a big box of supplies, including heaps of papers, card stock and simply scrappin' kits to help us make some great layouts to donate. And there's even a few things that will be given as door prizes to those that come along!

If you don't live in the Newcastle area but you'd still like to participate, you can make layouts and either post them to me or drop them off at one of the collection points that Sarah has arranged at scrapbook stores across the country. Check out her blog here for those locations.

I think this is an awesome project, a very heartfelt way to support the victims of this tragedy. If you have some time spare on Saturday 7th March and you'd like to come along and help, please email me.

I'll be back to post some of my sample layouts as soon as I can.

Challenge Entries

Thank you so much to the 3 girls who entered my challenge, I love all your cards, they are absolutely fabbo! There's no way I could pick just one winner, so you all win!!!!!
Here are the entries, for more detail on these lovely Ladies cards click on their names and it will take you to their blogs:

2. Natasha:

3. Leah:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mel's DSP Challenge & A Challenge Of My Own!

I loved Mel's challenge this week because I looove SU! Designer Series Papers (DSP)!! Any excuse to make a card with them! I thought I'd also have a go at the tag punch flower which was one of the projects in our last Demonstrators newsletter (just another one of the perks of being a demo! - contact me if you'd like to find out more). How cute are these flowers? and so easy to make with just a couple of punches and some DSP (I used Prints DSP in rose red and old olive).

When I was making this I decided to make it a 'no-stamping' card so I used a rub-on for the greeting. This prompted me to decide to run my own challenge this month for all of you! So here it is...

Karen's February Challenge...
Make a card using anything you like except NO stamps or inks!

Please leave a comment with a link to your blog showing your entry or
email me a photo of your card by 5pm Thursday 26th February.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Something Fishy...

I know I'm a bad blogger!! Sorry if you've been checking up waiting for me to post something new and it just hasn't's been hectic blah blah...anyway, I haven't made anything really exciting to show you so I thought I'd do a quick post with some cards I made back in December with the Ocean Commotion set...

This next one was the design I did for a Summer Mini swap, although the sentiment was changed in this one for Jackie's birthday...

And I call this one the 'stone fish' the background is made using the polished stone technique, I recently did this card at a workshop for the 'Crafty Sisters', they loved it...

Well, just a short post tonight, if you'd like any more details on these cards drop me an email or leave a comment. I'll try not to leave it so long next time, although I am working full time now and time is going by ridiculously fast...