Saturday, September 26, 2009

No I haven't dropped off the face of the earth

I have just been rather busy and have just come back from a weeks holiday in Perth. We had a good time. We did and saw heaps. The weather could have been a little better. It was rather windy and there were a few showers but we did have some nice sunny days too.
I decided to enter the Scrapbook Savvy DT comp so that is what all my scrapping energy has been going into the last 3 weeks. It has been a great comp with some really challenging challenges.

Week 1

For the first challenge part 1 we had to create our own challenge and do a sample. The criteria I chose were
- use at least one circle
- use at least 3 photos
- include a bird somewhere on the layout

Here is my sample

The second part of the challenge involved being allocated someone elses challenge. I got Hayles whose criteria were:
- produce a 12 x 12 layout
- include at least 3 embellishments
- include a hand made embellishment
- title must be a song title from the 1980's.

Here is my sample.

Week 2

This week we had to pick a product/s that are on sale in the Scrapbook Savvy Store and then we own and produce a review of that product. I chose to do the Sassafras Lass Monstrosity Line. Unfortunately, I only had 3 of the 6 papers but did have the journal stickers and sweet treat stickers too. I was able to produce 3 layouts and 2 cards showing the versatility of this line. In fact I really enjoyed using this line and will have to get the missing papers I think.

Week 3

This was the most stressful for me, as I didn't come back from Perth until 8.30pm on Wednesday and the challenge was due in Friday at noon. DH was home Thursday and we had lots of things to do and I had an appointment on Friday morning plus DD was having trouble sleeping so didn't get much sleep Wednesday night. However, I managed to complete the task with hours to spare.
Our challenge this week was to produce a layout using the Scrapbook Savvy banner for inspiration. We also had to:
- produce a layout about ourselves
- include the quote 'She was an artist and her life was her canvas' on the layout
- include handwritten journalling
- include a handmade flower
We also had to provide step by step instructions on how to produce the flower.
Here is my sample:

Now Sar has the decision to choose 2 new DT members. Don't know how I'll go as there were some talented ladies also taking part. I think I gave it my best shot and it was great experience.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A little more scrapping

Haven't really got much done in the last week or so. Mojo has been a little bit lacking and there's alot going on at the home front. We have finally decided to move DS from his current school to the local private school as he has finally had enough of the lack of discipline there. So I am currently waiting for a phone call from the principals assistant to arrange an interview with the principal.
At the end of last month was looking around for some challenges to do and the challenge at Out of the Hat caught my eye. You had to use circles, staples and bling. I used Kaisercraft Offshore PP and I'm pleased to say I was chosen to be the Scrapper in the Spotlight this month.

I also decided to do a couple of challenges at Ready, Set, Scrap.
This was for Shell's Negative Space challenge. We had to use circles, buttons and brads. I used Cosmo Cricket Snorkel pp.

This was for Lexie's number challenge. For this we had to use 1 piece of lace, 2 largish flowers cut from pp, 3 bows, 4 hearts, 5 rhinestones and 6 or more small flowers. I used some old MME Just Dreamy 2 pp for his one.

The first challenge I have attempted for this month has been the Stash Stomper over at Scrapboutique. For this we had to use up some chipboard. I have used some of my new Bo Bunny Delilah pp.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Scrapbook Savvy DT Call

- 3 Rounds
- Non-elimination
- Must be participating on Scrapbook Savvy Forum
- Personal Blog a MUST
- 6 month term
- 2 positions available
- Commencing 4th September 2009
- New DT announced 1st October 2009

Join the friendliest forum around and take part in our Design Team Competition!

Meet new friends and admire the amazing work in the Savvy Gallery, and take your chance to be a part of a successful Scrapbooking Store’s Design Team, with your reward being a generous monthly kit and store discount.

Hope to see you @ Savvy!

Further details and sign up can be found here