Tuesday, 29 April 2008

National Scrapbooking Day and more

We're having a mega crop for NSD over at The Scrapbook Siite. The DT will be hosting challenges, games and classes, and there will be two Celebrity Chats with Betsy Veldman and Emilie Ahern of Tinkering Ink. Points will be awarded for your participation in the challenges and games, and the grand winner will take away a rolling crop tote worth $79.99!! The amount of points you collect will also determine your discount in the store at A Walk Down Memory Lane!! So go sign up on the message board and come spend your NSD with us.

In other fun news my good friends Paula is giving away a free pass to Debbie Hodge's Scrap Your Events Class which starts this week. This is a quick one, so go tell Paula hi, for a chance at this drawing.

Yesterday the new How Much Is Too Much challenge went up, and Cindy challenged us to use chipboard, felt and ribbon as the main "ingredients" of a page. Here is my take of it.

I also posted a new page to Sister Scrap. Vernell and I each scrapped the two photos shown below. So take a gander over there to see what we came up with!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Some eye candy

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Earth Day Challenge

Today is Earth Day and to celebrate we are running a challenge over at Scrapbook Takeout.
Reuse something non-traditional on a page or project! We'll be choosing the project with the most creative use of a reused item to win a copy of the Embellish Idea Book by Scrapbook Trends.
All the challenge info can be found here

Friday, 18 April 2008

TGIF - fuh real!!!

It's been quite a week. I can't believe it's Friday already, seems like just yesterday it was Monday and I was telling Lucy that I needed to plan my week out to stay on top of things. Well, I'm not sure I achieved that but I made it through!

And now I can finally spill the beans I've been holding onto since Tuesday night. I've been invited to join the ScrapGenie/ScrapDreamie Design Team!

Scrap Genie is a UK distributor of Scrapbooking Products, and ScrapDreamie is their inspirational blog. I am so looking forward to getting started on this gig, and can't wait to work with all the other talented designers.

As I collapsed into bed late Wednesday night, totally worn out from working on projects and teaching the minibook class at The Scrapbook Site, I realised that it was a happy tiredness because I so love what I do! And at the risk of sounding way too gushing, I am so thankful to have found this hobby and all the wonderful things and people it has brought into my life.

Speaking of the minialbum, here are a few more views of it. If you'd like to see all the pages, feel free to check my gallery.
And finally, I know it's been a while since I posted a Tuesday To-Do. They will be back next week!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Mid Week Crop

We're holding a mid week crop at The Scrapbook Site today!!!! We'll be posting challenges and games all day long, as well holding a few online classes. All free! Here's a peek of the class I will post later

And at 7:00 p.m CST the fabulous Marci Lambert will be chatting with us about Hambly. I hear there might even be a giveaway of some sort!

So check it out, register on the forum and come hang out with us!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Weekend Scrappage

Somehow I managed to sneak in three layouts this weekend. We had a relatively busy day Saturday, helping friends paint their first baby's room; and then having them over for dinner. But Sunday while Lucas relaxed after his winning performance in the Table Tennis Championships, I got scrap happy.

This week's How Much is Too Much

The latest Dare and a scraplift challenge

I finally got my hands on some of the new Pink Paislee stuff! It's all available at A Walk Down Memory Lane. To see more details and read the journaling check here

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Another little banner

I may have found a new addiction. After making the Spring banner, I had the idea to make this Art banner for my scrap space.

I think Create and Inspire won't be far behind. Maybe as a tutorial on the blog?

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

7 times 7

This week's How Much is too Much Challenge. I wasn't sure I would make it but I did!

This is Naala. She does this funny combo of a meow and a yawn. sometimes it's a yawn that becomes a meow. She keeps us giggling!

On another note, we have a problem with our phone line, so our internet connection has been spotty. It's on now but can go at any moment. The phone man will be here later to fix it, so with any luck I will be back on track in a few hours. I was able to upload some new items to my etsy store so don't forget to check it out. if you love vintage items you will probably find something you like. Also, what kind of French vintage items would you like to see in the shop? I need more excuses to go back to the flea market. :)

Monday, 7 April 2008


I used up a bunch of scraps to make this little inspiration notebook.

See more details on the DT blog for The Scrapbook Site.

And this month I have the pleasure of being the Guest on Variations Créatives! Here's a sneak peek of my project, you can see all my projects on the DT Blog there.

The theme for the month is to use chalks with Versamark, a technique I haven't used in a while. But once I got going I was happy to discover how effective and enjoyable it was! Thanks to Sandra, Isa and the team for having me!

And finally here are a couple of peeks of some goodies I'll be adding to the etsy store later today. Everything is 20% off until Friday!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Grand Opening Sale!!

I started my etsy store a few weeks back, but haven't been paying it much attention. So to really get things rolling I am having an opening sale! I have discounted everything in the store by 20%, and each purchase gets a gift! All purchases totalling over $25 will get an additional gift. The sale will run for a week, until Friday April 11th. I plan to add items every day, so keep checking to see if there is anything you need!

Sister Scrap

My sister Vernell and I just started a new project that we are very excited about. We're both scrapbookers, I started first then she got sucked in (and pulled away from her then passion of beading), and when I lived in the US we would get together to scrap on the weekends. Since we can no longer do that, we've decided to do it virtually! Check out our new blog Sister Scrap and join us as we tell our stories!

Friday, 4 April 2008

Spring Banner

Here are some photos of the Spring Banner that I taught at Scrapbook Takeout last weekend. Complete instructions are available here

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Don't be a hoarder

This week's How Much Is Too Much challenge encourages you to use up your new stuff before it becomes old! Use 10 new things on a layout. I happily complied and played with some stuff I've been holding onto for 'the right page'