Sunday, August 24, 2008

Big share

Have lots to show off in this post.

I've found myself scrapping as much as possible in the last few days, if only to take my mind off what has happened. I'm still finding it hard to believe that Michael is gone, his face is as clear as day in my mind, as is his voice and his laugh. Its a very strange feeling, one I'm not used to as I have been very lucky in my life not to encounter death often.

Last Wednesday I scrapped with Hayley at her place, I had a lovely day and for some strange reason my children were really well behaved! I even managed to get two LO's finished.

I found a lovely forum on Friday night, just in time for a cybercrop. It is called Scrapbook Divas and there are some awesome challenges happening right now. It was totally bizarre. After logging on and chatting with the girls in the chatroom, it was soon pointed out that I was from Wollongong as is another girl on the forum, Marijana. More chatting and we soon realised that our children go to the same preschool, and even on the same day!!! Plus we go to the same coffee shop all the time, and shop in the same stores. It was a classic, such a small world, isn't it?

So I managed to get three challenges finished for the Scrapbook Divas Forum, all the challenges were lots of fun and great for some different ideas.

The first one is Helen's Challenge using 'circle flowers'.

The next one is Rach's Challenge using different distressing techniques.

And the last one is Mel's Challenge using Silhouette Circles. I loved this one and am stoked with this LO!

In this last one I used some of the gorgeous Sissey Kit which I received this week. My first kit ever and I just LOVE it!! I've signed up for 12 months, such an extravagence but I know it'll be worth it! Don't know that my hubby is convinced that its a necessity in the budget, but never mind. LOL

Managed even MORE scrapping this weekend, I have been really inspired by challenges of late, seems to get me enthused and gives me a starting point when I might otherwise sit looking at my papers, photos etc for ages with nowhere to begin.

This week was the first week of Chipboard School over at Scrapping Outback and we learnt about Graduated Colour Chipboard. It was lots of fun, but caused me to turn my scrap room upside down looking for my heat gun...which is still missing! I have no idea where it could've gone, I'm sure I haven't lent it to anyone. So instead of heat embossing, I had to use the other option of inking then kindy glitzing then using Dimensional Magic. Stoked with the end result and will definitely use this technique again. Thanks Nicole for pointing me in the direction of this forum. Bring on Week 2!

Last but not least, I completed the Colorstory Challenge #7 which was given to me by the very talented Lisa Warren. This was lots of fun to do and the colours were just gorgeous to play around with.

Now, lets see if I can get another page done tonight! Wish me luck.



  1. you have been scrapping up a storm!!
    Love all of the layouts Sar, you are on a roll!
    I need to get on that roll as I havnt scrapped since I went to your house and even then I didnt do much just played with your cricut! I cannot believe I spent almost $800 on it and have used it once and not even on a layout! There needs to be more hours in the day! (or getting off the computer!)
    Love ya

  2. These are all sooooo fab!
    I particularly the 'Imagine' layout! Gorgeous colours!
    Looks like you've been mighty inspired! Care to share some of that inspiration? Ive been sitting around loking at my stash, then sighing and walking away, coming back, looking, sighing... you get the picture!

  3. Glad you can find some solace in your scrapping chickie... best therapy I reckon and I LOVE ALL your latest works of art... well done you! Big hugs to you and yours at this time. AMxxxooo