Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Beginnings

It is the first of the month, it is the first day of this year and I am attempting to get myself back on track with updating this glorious blog ... I am aiming for at least once a week -  various day uploads... I just want it to be consistent ... I shall see how I go this year.   First up some general housekeeping - I was blessed to join two Design Teams last year that has generously flowed into 2019.  

Scrap the Girls - an amazingly talented  bunch of creatives who work with a theme each month. We are solely about scrapbooking girls. The challenges that are coming your way this year are amazing and awe inspiring. I am sure you are going to want to join in on the fun - and each month you have a chance to win the challenge from prizes generously donated by Scrapbook suppliers and wholesalers. This months challenge is up on the blog and is titled "Time Traveller" - pop on over and check it out.

Scrapping Clearly  - a fabulous online and bricks & mortar shop. The owner Kylie is a fabulous creative and has gathered some amazing artists to help with your creative inspiration. On the blog you will find the Design Team  posting regularly and I am sure will find something new to try if you have not already done so. Each month there is a new Challenge with the Moodboard. This year there are some amazing moodboards coming your way and they will not disappoint. When you enter you have the opportunity to win a $30 voucher to spend in the Scrapping Clearly store. This is January's moodboard below.

This year is going to be extremely creative I feel. I have lots of Crafting Retreats already booked and I am planning on some lovely little getaways with my husband now that the kiddies are all grown up... this means more space in the car for my craft goodies to come with me in case I feel the need to create. 

I have organised all my photo prompts for Take the Damn Photo - a group page I created to have a little fun taking photos. I will be dropping it back to one prompt a week - life gets too hectic to keep up some days and I want to find the best possible photo for each prompt. This weeks prompt is Sparkle. 

My little/big peeps are growing into such beautiful little adults whilst they study and work - life is good for them both - they have so much to be grateful for. Husband is super lucky as I am letting  him take over the grocery shopping duties - sometimes you just got to let things go - lol... somehow this is not a highlight of his life - but I love him and know he will thank me as I am sure he is saving a bucket load of money not  having me go near the shops. 

I am currently on holidays for a few more weeks yet - school holidays are awesome although I really need to start writing lists so that I get more achieved in my day. My self imposed holiday from F45 gym ends tomorrow - I shall be back at it tomorrow. My growth process is moving along at a comfortable pace for me but it may be time to turn that up a teeny tiny bit.

So the stage is all set now for me to go forth, be fabulous and create up a storm for 2019. I hope you enjoy my journey as much as I will. 


“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”
 Pema Chodron

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Scrap the Girls September Challenge

I have totally forgot my post for Scrap the Girls --- and it is my birthday month too... obviously I have been celebrating too much, so without further hesitation... here it is.... you get to have a play with this awesome grungy sketch...it's a great sketch to put together a few of your favourite photos and collect all those memories for your album... give it a go and don't forget to load your layouts either on the Scrap the Girls facebook page or head over to Scrap the Girls blog - good luck!!!

...and here is my take  -- PLAY

until next time.... 

"the older one gets, 
the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed;
it is a precious gift, 
comparable to a state of grace."
--Marie Curie

Thursday, August 30, 2018

so much news

Super duper delayed post..... as I had a couple of things on ... and as you know I am always late.... but never forgetful.... so here it is .....it's definitely an OMG moment - how bloody lucky am I.

I had a crack at the Scrapping Clearly cybercrop .... and who'd have thunk it ... I had a win.... there were so many great challenges.... and I have enjoeyed the Scrapping Clearly's challenges for a quite a few months... awesome prompts  and great online support..... as well as a great online shop...

so without further ado... this is one of my winning layouts.... This was challenge 1 - a sketch ...

oh did I forget to mention I won Queen of the Crop...which is right up my ally ... as I own so many crowns I was super chuffed to add this to my collection ..... so here are the rest of the layouts that got me over the line....

A big shout out to Kylie and her great team for creating a fun and challenging cybercrop.... If you love creating or are in need of a little inspiration you can join in over at Scrapping Clearly Share & Inspire Group on Facebook and don't forget to shop as Kylie has a great range of products that are available online from her shop...

until next time...

"It's impossible," said pride. "It's risky," said experience. "It's pointless," said reason. "Give it a try," whispered the heart.