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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scrapbook City Retreat

So I made it back from the Scrapbook City Retreat and I have to say I had a ball! I was sick the whole weekend, but managed to deal with it fine, I think.

I managed to finish SEVENTEEN layouts! A handful of them I had already started, but most were started from scratch at the retreat. I also started a few that I didn't get finished. This is my absolute all-time best record. Not only did I manage that many layouts... I'm actually really happy with them all AND I taught my first ever classes - two of them!

Here are some of the layouts:

Granted, a number of these layouts are really quite simple, but I like them. :D
Thanks for stopping by!
xx S.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Farewell Scrapbook City DT

Earlier today, I announced my official resignation from the Scrapbook City Design Team.

It's been fun, but it's time to concentrate on other things. I've already said thanks to everyone on the SBC forum. Thanks again. :D There are so many talented ladies sharing their layouts in the SBC gallery and their lives on the forum. Best wishes to all of you.

This weekend is the Scrapbook City Retreat. My last duties as a member of the DT will be to teach a couple of classes. I'm really looking forward to this and can't wait to see everyone all together, plus meet some new ladies!

xx S.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

I'm really unwell at the moment. I haven't turned the computer on for days and I've been in bed a lot. Best thing about being sick, though, is I get a chance to read.

So, fifteen hours after buying the new and final Harry Potter book, I have finished it. I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as the earlier books, as it seemed so dark, but, many tissues later, I am done.

It's a good read and manditory for anyone who has read the other six books. As for me, I'm back off to bed. Hopefully I'll be better soon.

Thanks for dropping by.
xx S.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wow, Wow, Wow!!

Okay, I had a ball entering my layouts in the RNA, but I certainly didn't expect to do as well as I did.

Class - Single Layout Children
First place
Third place

Class - Double Layout Holiday/Trip
First place
Second place

Class - Double Layout Weddings
First place
Third place

ALSO, the Encouragement Award. Not sure what that means, but it is encouraging. ;)

I am stoked that I have finally been placed in the photography too!! This is so much more important to be than the scrapbooking. I have been entering the photography a lot longer and will probably keep entering it for many years to come.

Restricted Colour Print
Fourth Place Highly Commended

Unrestricted Digitally Altered Print
Fourth Place Highly Commended

I had already posted that my knitted puppy won first place also. :) Very, very happy. :) (He is below in another post, as are most of the scrapbooking entries.)
Thanks for checking in on me and leaving lovely comments. :)
xx S.

Monday, July 16, 2007

RNA Results Trickling Through

Well, the results for the RNA entries are available from today. I've been keeping a close eye out, but most of them are still unavailable.

The knitting, however, has been released.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and emails about my entries. I'm stoked to say I won first place with the knitted puppy!! I have a feeling they only had a few entries... but still... I am pleased. :D

I'll keep you posted about the rest.
xx S.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Digi Layouts & Little Dreamer Designs

I have to tell you I am LOVING Michelle Coleman's new venture, with her sister Lori Barnhurst, Little Dreamer Designs. Michelle is the fantastic designer behind Fancy Pants, whose eye for detail, colour and design wow us with each new release. (I'm just waiting for the FP products to be released as digi files ~ hint, hint.)

LDD have a shoppe, gallery, blog and just recently their first eZine (which is fantastic!). The blog posts digi challenges, as well as hints, tips and general info about the shoppe. Last week's challenge was to scrap a photo and make it the largest part of your layout. I entered two layouts, as I LOVE big photos...

Yep, it's that same Faery photo, with the wings brushed in.... have to say it IS my favourite picture taken this year so far.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.
xx S.

RNA Entries

Boy, has it been busy?! Scrapping has come almost to a stand still, although I did go to a crop at Scrapbook City last night. I started four layouts, but didn't finish anything.

There's only two weeks until the Scrapbook City Retreat. I'm teaching a Sketched workshop (or two) and really looking forward to it. I'll be able to share more about that with you after the retreat. :)

So, on Monday, the results for the Royal National Association (RNA) Show will be revealed. We call it the Ekka, here, and it's our state fair, so to speak. I entered a few things this year. Of course, there were the usual twelve or so photos in a few different cateogries, six scrapbooking layouts (four of which are double) and a knitting puppy! Tee hee, yes, I do knit.

I have to be honest, I'm not overly happy with my scrapbooking entries. I really haven't scrapped much lately and I don't usually create double layouts, so I found them a real challenge. Here are some of my entries. Please excuse the VERY poor images and paste on the Wedding Belles layouts.

Double Layouts ~ Wedding

Double Layouts ~ Holiday or Trip

There was also a Single Layout ~ Children section, but I don't remember which layouts I ended up sending for that one. I was debating between a few.

...and here is my knitted puppy. I love this dog and hope they liked him at RNA too. He is so sweet, even if I do say so myself. He is really big. The kids need two hands to pick him up.... when I actually let them touch him. :)

Well, thanks for looking. Wish me luck. I'll let you know how I go when the results are posted on Monday. I'm not hopeful of any prizes... I just like having the competition to push me to actually complete and hand in some work. Kind of like assignments.
xx S.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tagged again....

Tagged by the gorgeous Ms Jess....

Here's the deal:
1-post these rules
2-each person tagged must post 8 random (... hopefully interesting) facts about themselves
3-tags should write a blogpost of these facts
4- at the end of the post 8 more bloggers are tagged and named
5-go to their blog and leave a comment telling them they're tagged

Okay, I've been tagged a few times, so I hope to come up with something new this time...

1. I have always lived in Brisbane, Australia but would one day like to live in Launceston or Hobart.... just for a while, though.
2. I am a very good driver ~ I drive like a guy ~ but was a better driver before I had kids. (?? - I think it is to do with the chemical thing that happens in your brain - lol)
3. I'm trying to lose 27-32kg and have lost just over 10kg so far.
4. I long for school holidays to be over.
5. I'm addicted to Tamagotchies.
6. I have permenant damage to a couple of vertibrae in my neck from a car accident 11 years ago.
7. I have recuring nightmares about drowning and tsunamis
8. I've never broken a bone.

Okay....I'm tagging:

Liz -
Manda -
Jilly -
Marni -
Lusi -
Katie -
Laura -
Tam -

Have fun!
xx S.

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