Saturday, April 28, 2012

A layout to share...

This week the Newdegate and Lake Grace girls came to my shop for a day of scrapbooking. It was so lovely to have them here and they loved the choice of supplies. We did a few layouts. Here are a couple of them. Firstly, my first photo of a dragon fly - I finally got one! I used new Bo Bunny Ambrosia papers, and a little Dusty Attic chipboard. I kept this one simple so the focus is on the photo.
Next, my attempt at making my photos look like them but dont have any! I took these photos at the Australia Butterfly Sanctary - just magical!
I am now preparing the application for the next retreat in Albany, hoping to have those out early next week. Then, to participate in National Scrapbooking Day which is on the 5th May (its world wide actually) I am having a crop-in-store night on Friday the 4th of May.
Lastly, a couple of layouts I did at the last Albany retreat which I dont think I got to share. The Paradise range by Little Yellow Bicycle is a new favourite of mine and I just love the texture of these papers - like fabric.
I also did the same layout in My Minds Eye - Fly A Kite...
Thats all for today...thanks for looking.

Friday, April 13, 2012

More layouts to share...

Back again with some more layouts to share from the recent Hyden retreat. The first 3 were from Toni Crane who once again had gorgeous layouts that were popular and well received. Thanks Toni - your classes are a dream to prepare for!
Next, Mel Connell wowed us with her very 3D layouts that were fun to construct and the end results were amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity Mel!
Lastly, Jen Burns off the page Dusty Attic display frames were a hit! We kept running out of product for kits because they were so popular. Jens wide array of techniques were inspirational. Thanks Jen for finally making it to teach at Hyden.
It was a pleasure to have all 3 tutors and I am grateful you all accepted.
New in store are some gorgeous new ranges by Little Yellow Bicycle. The newest is Swoon, a wedding range (with a difference)...very elegant, as well as 2 ranges called Saturdays (lots of denim) and Paradise (cute as!). All 3 ranges are stunning and I am hoping to get to work with them to create some class layouts.
Thought I should mention my next retreat which is in Albany on the 22nd of June 2012. Location to be confirmed shortly but numbers will be limited so you'll have to be quick to get your name in once registrations open. More on that soon but I created one of my class layouts today and I love it so I hope you will too!
Bye for now and thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sweet satisfaction...

Hi all! Well, the retreat is over and everything is moved back into the shop which is now clean and has a fresh new look, hence the title 'sweet satisfaction' feels so good to have had such a great retreat where everyone was pretty realxed, inspired and genuinely enjoyed themselves - mission accomplished. Thank you to all of you who attended the retreat and made it the success that it was - I love catching up with you all. To those who couldnt make it, there is always next time...the 21st of October 2012 in fact. Thats when we do it all over again with another great line up of tutors and classes. Cant wait! Here are my class layouts from this retreat. The classes went well and the variations the girls came up with were gorgeous!
I'm now preparing for my next Albany retreat which is on the 22nd of June. Really looking forward to this one.
HAPPY EASTER! Bye for now xxx