Thursday, September 29, 2011

Random Retreat Shares...

I've found a quick minute to blog, so thought I'd share some randoms from the Savvy Delights Retreat weekend which seems so long ago now but was only really two weeks ago!

For those who came along and want to come again, or for new retreaters, we have booked our retreat once again on the same weekend next year, the dates being September 13th to 16th 2012. More information will be shared very soon, so save the date and be ready to book your spot soon!

These layouts are actually from the Sunday night of retreat weekend, spent with my wonderful friends Donna (ok, she's kinda family!), Kerryn & Sara. Was a great wind down from the weekend and I managed three layouts in the space of only a few hours (and a few strongbows!).

Crazy Silly You - for Dan's album, photos that he took of the kids one day in the car while I was off doing something and they were all waiting for me. Simple special moments of fun & laughter.

Mummy's Little Girl - scraplifted from a layout of Kerryn's that I pinched & copied on the night, thanks Kerryn!

And a closeup of my super awesome chippy title, do NOT even ask how I got that effect (and shhhhh girls, don't spill!!). ;)

Aunty Chris - using the gorgous OA 5 & Dime range, a night out for my Aunty Chris' 60th birthday dinner.

And a closeup of the journalling...

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Sketch @ Stuck!

The 15th of Sept sketch at Stuck is one that I designed myself! First time I've actually designed a sketch and had a heap of fun with it. It looks like this...

And my take - a page of my man when we went to Bali in our first year together 2001 for my 21st birthday, such a fab time!

You still have six days left to get your layouts in over at Stuck for your chance to win some awesome sponsor prizes. Happy scrapping!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Retreat & Kits!

WOW! What a weekend was had by all at the Savvy Delights Retreat last weekend! Once again San did an amazing job of putting it all together, and the shop did amazingly well with the help of all my girls and also with the extra stock brought along by Delights & SFS. Such an AMAZING group of girls that I'm so proud to be a part of, this little ol' scrapbooking world of ours continues to prove to me that it IS a good place and one that I can't imagine not being a part of.

I was so excited to have all of my Savvy Design Team Girls all in the one place, not something that is possible more than once a year really. I would give anything for more time with the gorgeous Renee and her beautiful work, and so so so wished I live closer to Kerryn - that lady is just a gem and someone I adore with all my heart. Sara was there helping me with EVERYTHING - before, during & after - including designing & putting together the gorgeous new September Kits (which I'll show you in a minute!). Anthea was there too...with her girls, bahahaha!

Once again there was a ton of help from my amazing besties, Leesh & Linda...who towed the trailer containing the shop to retreat for me. Thanks girls, I can always count on you. xx

We had an awesome class with the amazing Kerryn - designed with the funky new Halloween range from Bella Blvd. These kits will be released REALLY soon online, giving you the chance to purchase the class with instructions for FOUR projects including 2 layouts and 2 OTP's. I am yet to do my pages but I have the photos printed ready to go, waiting for some spare time! Can't wait!

At retreat we released TWO new kits for September which were this month a super budget price so they were affordable for everyone.

*PLEASE NOTE* all of the pages I'm about to show you are from the month long sketch challenge running over at Scrapbooking from Scratch - make sure you check it out!

We have the She's Savvy Kit - based on the gorgeous new Crate Paper Random & Basic Grey Indie Bloom combined with BRAND NEW THICKERS! So much value for only $25, you can't beat it. Here's the prettiest kit I've seen in ages, and the pages I've managed with it so far...

So Happy - me & Dan on our wedding day, him signing the marriage certificate and me checking out my new bling!! Love this photo, loved that day, love my hubby still with all of my heart.

And a closeup....

Bubble Wand - Miss Georgie at the beginning of last year at Loz & Luke's place, having some pure innocent fun with a bubble wand.

And the awesome He's Savvy Kit - based around the new Fancy Pants Off To School and again Crate Paper Random, with BRAND NEW THICKERS! For only $30 you can't go wrong.

Here it is, along with my layouts - there is another I can't show yet, but I have managed four layouts from it now, how good a value is that!

Three Dress Changes - Dan & his mines rescue team before heading off to QLD last year for the Australian comp.

And a closeup...

Brush Your Teeth - funny boy Coop with some crazy glasses on at a b'day party, but a story about him being a typical boy that 'forgets' to brush his teeth!

And a closeup...

Boys Can Dance Too - Coop & his friend Zach dancing along to musical statues at Blakey's party, funky little dudes!

There is a ton of inspiration over on our Scrapbook Savvy Facebook page from all the DT as well, everyone was playing with something at retreat and the results were amazing!! Get your kits here, and while you're there check out all the new arrivals in the store...its a great week to be Savvy!

Lots more to share but will save it for another day, see you soon!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Random shares!

Looking back on my layout folders, I still have layouts from Mojo that I haven't shared! Here's a couple, hope you like them!!

Gate 32 - using a Pagemaps sketch, and San handmade flower and some Lou inspiration for the twine wrapping technique!

And a closeup of the twine...

And a 'just because' layout using an old We're Savvy Kit...

See you again soon - lots happening here this week with the Savvy Delights Retreat next weekend! Still a few spots if you wanna come, let me know!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Random Kit Challenge...

If you purchased any of the August Kits at Scrapbook Savvy, don't forget to get your layout in for our Random Kit Challenge and in the process be in the running to be our GUEST DESIGNER for September, who receives not only a FREE KIT but also a generous DT discount for the month! This month the criteria (apart from using any of the August Kits) is to include the following criteria on your layout...

- paint
- fussy cutting
- a curved title

Here is my example using the SOLD OUT We're Savvy Kit which I just love - there is something about yellow that just makes me happy on the inside!

Smile Like The Sun - Georgia during a photo shoot with my friend Loz at Red Door Photography last year.

And some closeups...

Make sure your layout is up in the gallery before midnight on TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011 to be in the running!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sept Challenge @ Purple Pumpkin

It's the first of the month, and that means a new challenge at Purple Pumpkin! We've decided to change things up a bit this time, and the fabulous Belinda from our Design Team suggested we do a 123 challenge. So the challenge is to use:

1 Lollipop/Flower
2 Doilies
3 Buttons

Here's my take, using the newest She's Savvy Kit and a photo of my eldest two sharing a 'Moment'.

You have until the 30th of September to complete this challenge and link it up in the sidebar on the Purple Pumpkin blog. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.

Good luck!

Sept 1st Stuck Sketch

Only a week late, here is the latest Stuck Sketch for your scrapping pleasure!!

And my take - Attack of the Seaweed using the latest She's Savvy Kit for August. There are still two of these kits left in the Scrapbook Savvy store if you'd like one!

Upload your take over at the Stuck blog before the end of September for your chance to win some awesome sponsor prizes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

August He's Savvy

You may have seen these already on the Scrapbook Savvy Facebook page, but if you haven' are the layouts I have managed so far with the latest He's Savvy Kit which is now completely SOLD OUT! I did all of these at the crop last Friday night at Scrapbooking Delights...yep, four layouts in five hours, gotta be happy with that!

The first layout of the night - Boys Play Golf. I needed some inspiration to get me started so scraplifted a layout from the latest Scrapbook Trends magazine.

Cold Rock & Rollerblades - an afternoon spent with my boy of bike riding, rollerblading and a visit to Cold Rock Icecreamery.

Interstate Retreater - me & Donna at Peta's SFS Retreat last October, such a great time!

And a closeup of the gorgeous new Bella! flowers available now at Scrapbooking Delights (these are an extra and not included in the kit).

Last Day of Kindy - my boy on his last day of kindergarten last year, love writing these very important stories down.

And a closeup of my journalling...

Don't forget to get yourself a kit subscription if you'd like to reserve a He's Savvy Kit each month, I promise you won't be disappointed!