Tuesday, September 30, 2008
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the next challenge is something to do with October.
When i think of October and scrapbooking - i think ORANGE.
Mainly for the halloween type of reasoning (not that i am big on halloween or anything)
so this week scrap a page with ORANGE on it for one point.
scrap a page with ORANGE on it and use a sketch from http://www.pencillines.com/ for two points
scrap a page with ORANGE on it, use a sketch from http://www.pencillines.com/ and use an obscure photos for three points.
see how you go with thatand try and rack up as many points as you can! :)
not sure how long this challenge will go for - a week-ish.
Sorry things on here have been slow. Just busy and trying to promote the retreat as much as we can by keeping those posts on the top (newest)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
We are still taking names though for those on the waiting list. We have already had a drop out so someone who was lucky enough to be on the waiting list got that free spot. As with all things, situations crop up and people are no longer able to attend.
If you would like to attend our retreat but missed out please forward your name and details to Tiff (email address on sidebar) and she will pop you on the waiting list.
Of course there are no guarantees but you will be in the best position to slot into a space should one become available.
The response has been quite mind blowing for all of us organizers.....we thought it would be booked fast but all gone in two days is just - wow!
Because our 50 spots have been all taken, there will be NO DAY TRIPPERS. The girls who have registered are all weekenders and so no spots will be open to day trippers. Tis limit of 50 is due to space constrictions and the number that we think we can handle successfully in our venue.
Also note that IT IS NOT AN EXPO. There is no entry for the man on the street to peruse, shop and scrap for a few hours. If your name is not on our list of attendees (and we know who is just by looking) you will be asked to leave.
Again it has been an amazing response. Thankyou all who have been so supportive. What a wonderful weekend we are going to have!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Apologies for my lack of posts lately, I have been looking at all the great work!! I was really sick last weekend with the flu (I suppose that was what it was!!) and still haven't really recovered along with the rest of the house being sick before and after!!
I just found something that might interest you. It is along the lines of Tiff's layout that she did for the "work" layout challenge (can't see it any more 'cause it was accepted!!!).
Any way follow this link and have a read ... would love to see what anyone comes up with. If you take photos maybe you could do a page or put them on your blog or send them in!!!
Ali Edwards is one great American scrapper who gives lots of inspiring ideas.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the school holidays!!
Kate V has turned 18 and is having a bit of a bash on Saturday night.
Paige stayed with us last night (hi chicky xx) and we have decided on Kate's pressie from both our families so we combined on making Kate a special card.
So with a bit of fiddling, actions, brushes and a lot of giggling we came up with this. Paige finished her bit last night, and I have just finished my bit.
Added a rub on seal on the back and a bit of ribbon and ta da here it is.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Still need to do some journalling which will go on a tag under the main photo. Based on a sketch from the Scrapchat Forum.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I had a bit of a chuckle when I saw 'something new'
This is my first board book.
Also first time in using dimensional magic... and kindy glitz.
quite happy with the result.
we have ONLY 2 seats left for the Retreat.
So when these 2 spots are filled, that's it.
All spots will be taken and we wont be able to release any for day trippers. So book now for your retreat or you will miss out.
I will be compiling a wait list so if there any seats that have been booked and but not paid for by the 10th of October, these will be re-released. Please scroll down the page to the post 'GO!!!!!' for all the details.
And while i was on a roll, i put together another page, that i have been wanting to get to, that i sort of scrap-lifted from a 'creating keepsakes' magazine, and once again i used some stamps that haven't been used. A mixture of Kaiser stamps & inque boutique stamps. Arn't little shoes just so adorable!!!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Yes it is that very exciting time of the year. Time to think about our retreat and act upon securing YOUR seat at our next getaway in March 2009.
March 13-15 2009 at the Lions Hostel at North Shields (same venue as 2008)
Price - $120 (includes accommodation, nibbles, and 5 meals)
Deposit - $50 - NON REFUNDABLE
5 scrap shops under one roof!!!!!
freebies, goodies and give aways
at least 4 separate scrap workshops *
will be open from the 22nd of September through to end of business Friday 10th of October FOR ALL WEEKENDERS ONLY.
To register and confirm your position you will need to contact Tiff Firth via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You will then be given instructions on how to secure your spot by full payment of $120 (preferred) or a deposit of $50. At the very minimum, your deposit of $50 is required by the 10th of October.
If you have not paid by this time, your name will be removed from our list and your position is forfeited.
Please note that full payment of $120 is preferred.
THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE SO ACT NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
If planning to pay by direct deposit please allow for the 24 hour bank transfer delay.
Please note that school holidays fall during this registration period - so do not put this off as you may forget/ go on holidays / go mad.
NO BOOKINGS/ REGISTRATIONS/ POSITIONS HELD PRIOR TO THE 22ND OF SEPTEMBER.
LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE (50)
NO PAYMENT ACCEPTED UNLESS PREVIOUSLY ARRANGED WITH TIFF VIA EMAIL
DAY TRIPPER REGISTRATION ONLY ACCEPTED AFTER THE 15TH OCTOBER PROVIDING POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.
Don't forget to stay up to date with the latest news from the escape team on the blog http://escape2create.blogspot.com/
We hope to hear from you soon!
Sue, Meredith, Tiff, Val and Amanda
* please note classes and kits are not included in price this year. These will be extra. More details on what exciting projects we have to share with you, photo requirements, teachers, sneak peeks of the classes on offer and registration will be sent to you in an email in November.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sooooooooo you can do a page on anything - any subject at all, but you must use something on your page that you haven't used before - something that may have been in your stash for a while waiting to be used or something that is brand new. Think stamps, flowers, an alpha set that hasn't been used, some papers that have been waiting to be used...............
For the digi girls you might have a new font you would like to try, new brushes, kits, elements or actions.
PS. please let us know what you are thinking about our new blog look! I like how clean and fresh it looks......hmmmmmmmmmm escape 2009........must mean something is going to happen soon!!? ;-)
Friday, September 19, 2008
wow. i love this. love the cupboard esp. is it really blue glass. that is just gorgeous. and of course perfect place to hide the indulgences (choccies I mean).
what a fabo digi. well done
Thursday, September 18, 2008
by the way.... Love the new look blog.. I have to get used to the white.. very fresh!
couldn't do the red stitching.. haven't got any in my digital stash!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Bench top with with 3 work stations, one for computer, then scanner, spare work space, then mine at the end by the window. Above -head box shelves - just varnished MDF, serves the purpose perfectly!
Looks like mayhem, i know, but everything has it's special spot - well, usually!! And if nothing else, i can sit and gaze out the window at the beautiful view!! ...and be inspired :)
Each double page covers a day of our holiday. And i have added tags behind one of the main photos to record the highlights of the day, and on the back of the tags is either a map, or entry tickets or some memorabilia of the day.
I have added lift up flap pages, using ribbon as hinges, so i can add more photos on those wonderful busy days!My photo of the train ride at Kuranda wasn't that good, as we were at the back of the train, so i scanned a photo from a tourist brochure, printed it out, and zappo - the memory is still captured...just how it was.
Just 3 more days to finish.:)
Monday, September 15, 2008
This is Annie's wardrobe. to get it all in (sort of) i took 3 shots and 'stitched' them together. Then i cropped it into a panoramic.... ie twice as tall as wide, so this is 30cm long and 15cm wide. Ish!!
I put the cropped photo onto a A4 size document in PS and fiddled with some brushes. Used the eye dropper tool to grab the pink off the bag in the bottom of the wardrobe for the text colour and 'justified' all my text (like columns in the newspapers). Flattened the layers. Open a new document in PS, 30com x 30cm. Moved the flattened LO onto the blank document and moved it around to where I wanted it.
A3 printers are so wonderful. Gives u the chance to create anything onto anything up to A3+. If u ever get the chance to get one, DO IT. Cant say enough about the freedom of it.
Printed a draft grey scale onto A3 paper to make sure everything is as it should be. Used this as my template and attached my white bazzil on it, re fed it into the printer and printed a colour copy, this time onto the bazzil. Still set up the printer for photo quality.
Had some clothing labels that were perfect for this one (think about what tags are on the new clothes and how u can use them before u chuck them in the bin.). used some heidi swapp rubons for the title and the good ol dymo with the changable font wheels. (love em)
And of course a butterfly. (my signature)
Friday, September 12, 2008
well worth printing each of the tips out and keeping for your reference.
these tips are for photoshop. you can apply the same principles to nearly any photo editing program.
Those chicks new to PhotoShop go for it. I would love to see what u can do.
Pics of my scrapspace for the blog.
I am very grateful that I have this space - I really need to have my own area and there is so much stuff stored in here too - not just crafty things.
I would like to say that it doesn't always look this messy - but...........mmmm, yes it does!! LOL - I do tidy every now and then when I can't find things! The cupboard doors are always open cos there is usually piles of stuff in front of them waiting to be put away. Hey, it works for me!! LOL.
The girls are pretty good - and I do make sure there is nothing dangerous on the floor or within Halle's reach. Halle does have her own keyboard, but would much prefer to play with mine.
Above the desk is 2 shelves - my printers are there along with other stuff. Next to the chest of drawers is my old teenage desk (that my dad made for me), so I do have another desktop if anyone visits me to scrap.
I take that last comment to be a big hint lol
u have massive storage room. Lucky duck. can see why tubs wouldn't work for you.
how many skeletons in your closet.
pick a wardrobe. (Doesn't have to be yours)
open the doors
hold your breath and REFRAIN from touching anything
shoot it (try different angles ie get on a ladder/bed or look up from floor level)
print it (gotta be in colour) BW would be just tooo easy now wouldn't it.
email it to Tiff or Amanda
we'll post it
This is the potential creative space. LOTS of shelving all round for embellies and displays, southern window, heaps of potential. I have seen it IRL. cant wait to see it coverted in Sandra's Sacred Spot.
ps there is also a lock on the door.
and the other photo is of the room (outside!!) that I hope will be my scrapping room soon!.. just need to work out how to approach the subject with Garry!!! lol should be fine.
Attached is a photo of my scraproom. Frightfully tidy at the moment as I have completed the three mini albums that were clogging up my space. I also haven't scrapped anything for a while, hence its tidiness - very abnormal!! On the other side of the room is a two door cupboard, rocking chair and a magazine stand. I am one lucky chic to have this space but at this stage in my life it is not used to its potential at all - this must change!!
Wow Traey. You even have a window. U can swing a cat in there. Looks like a kids free, my sacred space. Lucky you.