Friday, July 19, 2013

Easy title idea ...

Summer Sun

Layout by Jill Sprott

Head over to the October Afternoon blog to see how the title of this layout "summer sun" was done ... easy but clever :-)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

save the date - e2c 2014

How e2c works:

We have 2 retreats a year. 

One is a big one with bells and whistles, decorations, goodie bags, guest teachers, 4 local scrap stores, prizes and many interstate attendees. There is enough room to host 80 scrapbookers.  This is held in the Lions Hostel in North Shields, Port Lincoln. It is a well known, well loved retreat and has become very popular.  The e2c main retreat is normally held in the months of March or April.

There is a strict registration process to ensure that it is as fair as possible. We advertise the date that registrations will be open here on this blog, on our Facebook site and also via email if we have your contact details. This registration date will be given well in advance so as to organise a proxy (only one per person) if needed. Registrations are email only to Meredith Treloar (address in sidebar--> ). No registration is taken via phone or text. No positions are held.

In 2014 the retreat will be held on a long weekend as above…

The mini retreat or 'scrapathon' is much smaller, without all the jazz and flashiness of the big retreat. There are less spots and in the past it has been less popular. We hold the mini retreat at a small local beach Trinity Haven where there is dorm style accommodation. The shops attend, but there are no decorations, no goodie bags and a lot less stress for the organisers ;-)

Registration to secure a seat at this retreat is not as chaotic and typically we don't have any interstate attendees attend. 

The scrapathon is usually held in a weekend during the months of September or October and the date will be announced soon along with the registration process.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have them. Both Meredith and i are very easy going and approachable   :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Scrapbooking on the go ...

So do you ever scrapbook while on your actual holiday?

We are planning a trip to Sydney in the next school holidays and I thought that I might give it a go.

I am thinking about getting an Instax camera ... does anyone have one?

The 2 parts of this video clip that made me laugh ...

1. "staying hydrated" while scrapbooking

2. asking Kelly if she ever scraps while consuming alcohol!! Reminds me of retreats and looking at your work the next day and needing to straighten up some things ;-)

So let us know ... what would you pack in your travel kit to document on the go?

I'm thinking ... adhesive, journaling pen, washi, a set of travel themed stamps, date stamp and black ink pad like Kelly ... and maybe some enamel dots, envelopes (vellum would be cute)  to hold tickets etc, some stickers maybe in a travel theme, some shipping tags and some more adhesive.

And just the right journal to use ... I liked the look of Kelly's blank book :-)

Maybe these stamps ...
*Kelly Purkey Clear Stamps LET'S GO 2013

And this little collection looks great too ...
Mini Books, Big Style with Celine Navarro

Source: Two Peas Newsletter

Forgot my tiny attacher ... I'd pack that too :-)

Friday, July 12, 2013

stationary shop love

A few years ago i bought three Kikki K sticker books from the Adelaide City store. I am sure they were not specifically aimed at  scrapbookers but all the same i bought them.

 Afterwards i gave myself a mental beat up thinking 'what a ridiculous purchase - when the hell would i use them??"

and have I used them? Hell yes…

round stickers

day circle sticker



heart on camera


round number sticker




Around the same time i bought a pack of manila folders from Typo. They had a delicious worn graph on one side.

They seemed a bit pricey at the time and again some self kicking and mental berating followed…..

however these have been my most loved scrap item that is NOT a scrap item.

(just a few quick snaps of a small amount of layouts that have been produced using these yummy typo folders.)

In fact as i looked at my stash tonight i realised i was down to my last sheet of these folders which is giving me a slightly panicky and sick feeling in my tummy.  They were discontinued about 2 years ago so there is no hope of a restock :(

However i did spy some cool red and white spotty folders in Kmart the other day…..

Stationary shops / aisles in supermarkets are so fascinating aren't they?

Have you ever bought anything non scrapbooky and found it is a firm favourite when creating?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

online classes

Have you seen the big picture 4experts classes?

Call me crazy but i am half considering paying big bucks to do this class:

To be taught by one of the best in the business would be an amazing opportunity.

Initially i thought 'meh' but after watching this :

and looking over Ali's shoulder as she creates, walking everyone through her processes… well WOW!

Plus all the cool freebies…so tempting.

here is Ali talking a little more on it all :

I probably won't - it is a lot of money after all… but i feel inspired just watching those snippets.

Have you ever taken part in any online classes? Did you feel they were worth it?

Please comment if you visit - we love to hear from you.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Find a Challenge

We can find inspiration in all kinds of places, and pinterest is not a new place for many of us. Actually i find it amazing for kinds of inspiration- not just scrapping! When i spotted this collective picture i thought 'hey, why not pop it up here for a challenge'.

Take from it what ever takes your eye....maybe the lovely bright colours or the ruffle, the 'Dream Big', the circles, the birdcage even....or maybe a collection of them all.
Source: Pinterest
So if you want a challenge this cold wintery weekend, why not try this and share it here with us. Please send your delishishness to either me, Amanda or Meredith. Or you can upload an image from your own blog using the InLinkz link below. Have fun!

Sue xx