Friday, May 6, 2011

Queensland Update.....On NSD!!!

Well, seeing as its National Scrapbooking Day, thought it would be a good time to update my blog. We have not long returned from 10 days in Queensland which was very nice and relaxing. Didnt do much but visit, hang out with friends and drink a wee bit!!! Here are some pics:

Charlotte & Oliver on a ride at SeaWorld...this was Olivers first amusement ride :)

The Carousel - always a fave of mine!

I survived the "Jetboat Rescue" ride.....

Ben on the same ride...hanging on tight (at the back right)

And of course the spectacular show of the dolphins.

And I also managed to get some scrapping done while visiting with Miss Donna....Unfortunately I think I left my mojo behind on just wasnt happening for me!!

Deflated Jumping Castle

These next three inspired of course by the awesome WOW Chipboard:

SWEET Little Girls which is actually Blind Scrap #89 over at SFS.

Dont Break My Heart - Love the butterfly strip.... I cut the 2 off the end so as not to waste them hiding under other embelishments :)

Cherry Blossoms - Using this stunning Bird in a Tree.....Couldnt really think of a better way to show this one but leave it raw....Love it!!!

Just remember, if you like the chipboard I have used, get your LSS to order it in for you!!

Well I'm off... Was hoping to scrap today and the tonight with some friends, but my brother & SIL are coming down for a surprise visit, so dont think that will be happening now :( Oh well, there will be other times.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Its Back!!!!

My mojo that is.... And I am loving the feeling..... I managed to get to 2 Scrapbook Savvy Crops last week (yes thats a huge thing for me!!) which I believe has certainly helped. I am just going to get straight in and show cause I am just super excited about it all LOL!!

These first 2 were done using scraps leftover from SFS Retreat last year. I wanted to see how many LO's I could get out if the reaminders. I Managed 2, but could have got another 2 I reckon... Unfortunately I had to stop and get onto some "girl" pages so I didnt overdo it :)

All Too Much - completely scraplifted from my gorgeous BF Sar, before I realised it was actually blind scrap # 85 over at SFS...classic, so thanks Sar AND Peta

The day with Dad

Butterfly Sparkles - this was from March Cybercrop over at Scrapbook Savvy. It was "Stash Buster Month" so it was so good to get in and use some old papers and kits. For this one, which was Kerryn's Challenge, we had to use pre-2010 CHA release, then use the leftovers to make a card.

And here are my cards: You will notice they are actually back to front. Ben was away in Melbourne and took the camera so I used "Photobooth" on my computer, but didnt realise the photos were actually mirror imaged LOL!! You get the idea though - and these have been given away already!

Your Doggy - Is actually a scraplift from Peta during the Savvy/Delights Retreat last year (for which there are a few spots left for 2011 - see here for details). I didnt get to finish it, so put the touches on it and I love it. Thanks again Peta mwah xx

A Giggle in the Hunter (thanks San for the title) - using March He's Savvy Kit.....and you can see why they sold out - simply stunning. All I added from the kit were the gorgeous Prima Flowers which were crying out to jump on my page!! This was a scraplift also, but this time from my just as gorgeous BF Linda.

Bath Monsters - Blind Scrap # 87 at SFS. I had to call it that while using this totally cute monster range which was using this awesome SFS Kit. I was a bit worried about using that particular PP for the background but you know what....I love it. I realised only this morning that I need to read instructions better - little booboo, but I still love it anyway.

And in the midst of all these LOs getting finished, I have decided that when I am using papers I am going to then make a card from the leftovers. Even if I store them and put a number or age on later.... I have found myself making so many cards lately. This one is cute - using the same monster range. Was for the little fella down the road, he thought it was cool!!

This fantastic LO is actually Charlotte's. She received a little scrapbooking album and kit for her birthday. This is the first page of the album - she is clever!!

I had to leave the best til last..... This is a Swap which was organised by Wendy over on the Scrapbook Savvy Forum. I posted her the photo of Oliver with a few details and this is what I got back - I love, love, love it. I have to put the finishing touches on wendy's LO before sending it off. Hope I can do as good for her as she has done for me. Thank Wendy mwah xx

See, told you I was on fire at the moment.... I so dont want to pack my things up because I am scared i'll back the mojo with it!!

Until next time xx

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Who's on the Cover.....

Of Scrapbook Trends Magazine?? Miss Anthea Peterson of course. Wow, how exciting - I can say I know this girl. I have scrapped with her. Congrats Anthea, thats a fantastic effort (even though I am not surprised!!)

If you want to get your hands on a copy, contact Sarah or head over to the Scrapbook Savvy Store to get yourself one. Its a beautifully set out magazine full of inspirational ideas.

I'm in trouble....

from my bestie Sarah... I havent blogged for 2 months she tells me today!! OOPS!!! Slap my wrist :) To be honest things have just gotten in the way. Things?? Yes Things - otherwise known as LIFE!!! Kids, Work, Home, it all gets in the way....of scrapping that is :)

Last Sunday (being 3rd April) I ran in my first (since school) fun run. It was the Kembla Joggers Fitness 5 Fun Run/Walk - so yes, 5 kms. It was so hard, but I am so glad I crossed that finish line in 33:03 minutes. I was joined by hubby Ben, my little sis Bree, besties Sarah & Linda, Anthony & Gordon. I am happy with my time, but now its time to train for the next one and see if I cant reduce it :)

I can show a few pages - some of which you may have already seen on the WOW Blog and Savvy Gallery - but I will show again:

Using the March He's Savvy Kit - Not So Rosy:

This one I cant really show yet as its for another "challenge" but I wanted to show the gorgeous chipboard used on the LO from WOW - Princess Beauty:

Its a Hard Life - again using awesome WOW chipboard:

Hey Dad, Is it a Keeper? - WOW Chipboard, and an old Scrapbook Savvy Monthly Kit.

Speaking of Scrapbook Savvy Kits.... April Kits have gone live and selling fast. If you want to get your hands on one, you better head over to the shop to grab yours now.

Well, enough of me today. Hoping to get some more scrapping done soon to show!!! (well thats the plan anyway!!)

Leesh xx

Monday, February 7, 2011

February Savvy Kits....

Available now...

Here they are:

February We're Savvy - This gorgeous mix of coordinating products based around two brand new ranges - Echo Park Little Girl & American Crafts City Park!

February She's Savvy - This Girl Themed Kit full of a mix of coordinating products based around two brand new ranges - We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine & Sassafras Lass Paper Crush!

February He's Savvy - This Boy Themed Kit full of a mix of coordinating products based around two new ranges - We R Memory Keeprs Family Keepsake & 7 Gypsies Lille!

So head on over to the Scrapbook Savvy store to get yours now!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

some Exciting News and Show & Tell

Lets start with my exciting news.... That would be that I was picked for the 2011 Design Team for the awesome chipboard company Words or Whatever (WOW). When I saw the email and the subject was Design team Application, I though "oh yeah, a thanks but no thanks".... But it was a YES. It will be a bi-monthly thing which I am very happy with. Not as much pressure to get things done on time etc... I received an awesome selection of goodies in the mail from Suzanne and I have been playing with some of them already. Here is a couple I have completed.

Professional "Dance" Poser:

The word DANCE is from WOW. I am usually one for leaving my chipboard raw or simply spraying it with Glimmer Mist, but this time I decided to get all messy and jazz it up a bit.

* First I inked with pink all over
* Then grabbed a deeper pink and inked just the top half trying the get a smooth transition between the colour change
* Then using purple did the same but from the bottom.
* I added purple "frinkles" just to the bottom edge of the word
* Sprayed the whole word with Pearl Glimmer Mist
* And last but not least, the messiest part - used Dimensional Magic all over to give guessed it....some dimension!

I loved how the LO has turned out, and better still, the photos so suited this months (sold out) She's Savvy Kit. I have added a few things, but the majority is from the kit...

M164 - Car Desk Tidy

Very cute little "Chev" which I am sure my little man will love when he is a little bit older. For this I have covered it all in Cardina Ink, followed by Kindy Glitz for the lights and bumper bars. The black outline I have simply used my zig pen and coloured it in.

I again used Pearl Glimmer mist, then once dry gave it a light coat of dimensional magic (my new best friend)

Included is a pen tidy, but I havent used it this time. I actually didnt put these items in the Chev, my daughter Charlotte did. I am wondering if she might just claim this for her own :)

So there you have it...My first DT reveal for WOW. I have used these chipboard products previous to joining the DT which were purchased from my LSS Scrapbooking Delights. This is what I have done recently.

A Mothers Love: This gorgeous scroll/swirl...... simply sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist

St George Dragons - Inked with Red & Black, outlined with faux stitching around the word DRAGON and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

All Clean - These beautiful journal blocks - I removed the centre piece, inked the outer and then returned the inner before journalling on.

Lotsa Bubbles at New Year - Again I have inked and used glimmer mist on this stunning butterfly. This LO is actually this months STUCK?! 1st February Sketch, using one of the amazing kits from Peta at Scrapbooking from Scratch.

So there you have a huge post full of Wonderful WOW products. I love how these pieces are original, well thought of and best of all, very reasonably priced. Cant wait to show you some more soon....

Until then, take care

Leesh xx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Savvy Cybercrop.....

January 2011 Cybercrop @ Scrapbook Savvy starts today! Join us in true Australia style for our 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' Cybercrop! Starting Friday 21 January and ending midnight Thursday 27 January. Lots of fun to be had with the usual challenges, blind scrapping, bingo & more! Check it all out in the forum, challenges up later today!

I cant wait.... I am sure I have photos from last year to do, with more to come on Wednesday.

Hope you all enjoy your Australia Day. We will be starting early with the commencement of the annual Belmore Basin Aquathon in Wollongong. This year Ben, Anthony, Linda & David are all competing. Should be a good day...I wish them all well....

Until next time

Leesh xx