Thursday, October 18, 2012
This retreat has been a feat to say the least but we are ahead of schedule and ready to go. I had a little op last week that I new was coming so I prepared well and truly in advance (just in case) and fortunately it went well so we are prepared. I have had some wonderful helpers who have made it possible including my wonderful friend Ann who stepped in while I had the op to man the shop for a couple of days and put together some of the kits. Thanks Ann!!
So tomorrow we will put the finishing touches together and we are all stations go. I am so excited that some girls are coming early too - too much excitement to come on time!
I will be updating throughout the weekend on Facebook so you can see what we are up to.
I look forward to seeing you here in Hyden for those of you who are coming. Sorry if you cant make it but I will post projects after the retreat so you can see what we have been up to.
My apologies for being a bad blogger...just so crazy busy all the time!
Thanks for looking! xx
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I hate posting without a photo so here's a sneak peak of one of Mistra Hoolahan's classes she will be doing....YUMMY! We are showcasing new mixed media products on the market, as well as new releases by Dusty Attic, and we have a new tutor, Michelle Grant coming all the way from Brisbane...YAY! If you haven't taken the plunge and sent me an application for the retreat please do so asap as class requirements will be out soon and you don't want to miss out! Anyway, here's the sneak....
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
So, registrations are open for the Albany retreat being held on the 24th - 26th August at Middleton Beach. Please email me if you are interested in attending the retreat as there are still places available.
Registrations for the Wave Rock Scrapbooking Retreat on the 19th of October are open in 3 weeks so stay tuned.
I'd like to share some the layouts I taught at the June Albany retreat...firstly my 'Frame It' layouts using the gorgeous This & That range by Echo Park....
Also, my 'City Skylines' layouts with mutitudes of photos...
Recently I had the pleasure of attending trade classes with Tim Holtz so I feel like a full bottle on all things distress. I have created layouts using distress techniques that are so much fun to do. These can only be shared in a class as they are complex. I have more classes planned with these techniques, and perhaps will share some at the October retreat.
I hope all is well with you and yours! Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I have recovered quite a bit of stock also and lost about a third of what was in my car so I'll have to have a salvage sale I think. The damage was a lot less worse than I orginally thought when I got out of the car and saw paper flying across the paddock! I'm still feeling incredibly thankful that I walked away and no-one was with me.
Well, the show must go on as they say so I was off to Albany last Friday for yet another retreat. It was a great weekend all round, even with a couple of little dramas, and everyone had a good time - at least I hope they did. We had a fantastic view of the Albany harbour from our class room (see picture) that was priceless, and good weather as well.
Be back soon with more to share. Thanks for looking!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Hello everyone. Just a quick post to let you know I was involved in a serious car accident on Wednesday which I FORTUNATELY walked away from. I crashed my car on a gravel road and my car was full of scrapbooking supplies. I am so blessed that I am ok and the car and stock can be replaced. Please bare with me while I sort out what I can salvage from the accident and I will be back to post at a later date with layouts to share and information on coming retreats etc. I have lots to share but have to sort out the immediate issues at hand. Love to you all xxx
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Currently I am in South Australia for my husbands Nana's 90th birthday. There are 200 of us that have hit the sleepy little fishing town, Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. The town is used to these reunions where the family gets together. We are so excited to see Matt's Nana reach this milestone as she is our only living grandparent.
I am eager to share some sneak peaks of the classes we will be doing at Albany so will be back during the week when I get a chance to photograph them.
Bye for now and thanks for looking!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Then I played with the same sketch with a black and white photo and a monochromatic white/black/grey colour palette and ended up with a completely different look - will have to show tomorrow as the scanned version is not good - promise to photograph it and share soon.
Thanks to the Lake King and Lake Grace gals who attended my classes this week and made it fun - I love coming to see you all!
Thanks for looking - back soon. x
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I have loads of new stock arriving...its like Christmas. So many people have suggested I open an online store over the years but there are just not enough hours in the day for me to go there, however, I am only too happy to mail order so if you see anything you like online email me and I'll let you know if I can get it. Also, if you see any layouts you like on my blog I can always make up kits and send them. Class kit order forms for the retreat are also out so if you cant make it to the retreat there is always the option of ordering the kits anyway which come with instructions.
Back soon, bye for now.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
the 14th Wave Rock Scrapbooking Retreat
30th, 31st March & 1st April 2012
retreat! I am so looking forward to the retreat once again and would love it if
you would join me for a weekend full of inspiration, laughs, good company and a
great shopping experience for scrapbooking supplies.
Brochures and applications out shortly...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Also new in store are lots of yummy Thickers which after all these years, even with the adhesive issues!, I still love Thickers and especially the new fonts. I will be using them for class layouts for sure as they are awesome! I am working on classes for February...getting the creative juices flowing again. Its tricky after being stuck in book work mode for a couple of weeks! Looking forward to cranking up 2012 classes though.
Thanks for looking! Back soon.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Albany 'Emu Point' Scrapbooking Retreat
17th – 19th February 2012
You are invited to join me for a weekend of scrapbooking at the Emu Point Holiday Park, in beautiful Albany, W.A. The retreat will commence at 3:00pm on Friday 17th February through to 3:00pm Sunday 19th February 2012. Classes will be held throughout the weekend with lots of inspiration, tips and tricks. There will also be plenty of time for social scrapbooking and shopping of course! All meals (excluding breakfast) will be provided.
Contact Karen Smith on
98 805300 (Wk), 98805761(A/H) or 0427 977 672
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book and for further details.